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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on June 14, 2012, 02:58:32 PM
No brewing for me, but holy cowbells a lot of scrambling around to get last minute things done for the NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: ccfoo242 on June 14, 2012, 03:36:45 PM
My first attempt at parti-gyle.  An imperial stout with first runnings and a brown ale with second. Cold steeped the dark and crystal malts to add late in the boil. Should be a long but hopefully good brew day!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: Pinski on June 14, 2012, 03:43:25 PM
No brewing per se, but racking & crashing the "express" IPA, ramping down the Oktoberfest from a D-rest, serving a Nut Brown at my cousin's birthday party and cleaning kegs. Maybe it's time to make that vanilla creme soda for the kiddos.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on June 14, 2012, 03:59:29 PM
Cream ale for the hot weather.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on June 14, 2012, 04:09:05 PM
I don't think I will be brewing this weekend but maybe I will do a table saison on sunday just for the heck of it. don't really have room in the fridge for another fermenter but I guess I can get away without it on a saison
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on June 14, 2012, 04:32:26 PM
Going to do a Saison to be oaked and an amber ale all from one mash.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: bluesman on June 14, 2012, 04:47:28 PM
Preparing for my journey across this great continent to NHC in Seattle. No brewing this weekend or next...but plenty of tasting in Bellevue. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: Mark G on June 14, 2012, 04:55:18 PM
Brewing a Polish Steam - basically a California Common grain bill, but with Polish Marynka hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: madscientist on June 14, 2012, 04:57:11 PM
My fermenters are bone dry, and all I have on hand are a few random bottles of an Amber Ale and an Irish Red Ale, not cutting it for the summer months.  Time to get cracking on an easy drinking beer, so i'll be doing a hefeweizen on saturday.  Doing the yeast starter tonight.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: garc_mall on June 14, 2012, 04:59:08 PM
No brewing for me until after NHC, but I will be pouring for a local brewery at the Washington Brewers Fest on Sunday, along with another club member.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on June 14, 2012, 05:04:26 PM
Just sparged out an Old Speckled Hen wanna be....color looks good.
Boil beginning...I just do not own any English type hops...using Hallertau GR.
Lyle's Golden Syrup....
It is going on a 2112 yeast cake garage is still cool enough for cali lager.
start the brewing weekend early!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: jeffy on June 14, 2012, 05:36:23 PM
I get to help with the first ever collaboration brew at Southern Brewing Supply's nano brewery.  I will get to see a lot of new Blichman tools in action.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: beersk on June 14, 2012, 05:52:08 PM
I may brew a dunkel. It will be my second attempt at decoction mashing. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on June 14, 2012, 08:44:20 PM
After a one month hiatus due to a crazy work/life schedule, I'm going to brew a vienna lager with amarillo finishing hops.  Going to call it Verano Companero.   8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: skrag6713 on June 14, 2012, 09:28:30 PM
i have no idea what to brew this weekend!  i have an empty carboy sitting here sanitized and stoppered, but no clue what to put in it.  i'd like to make something that matures quickly so i can have it ready for a big campout in 6 weeks.  any ideas to throw at this extract brewer?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on June 14, 2012, 09:40:16 PM
i have no idea what to brew this weekend!  i have an empty carboy sitting here sanitized and stoppered, but no clue what to put in it.  i'd like to make something that matures quickly so i can have it ready for a big campout in 6 weeks.  any ideas to throw at this extract brewer?
I just brewed a session ale, 6 lb golden light DME .5 C77 british crystal steeped bravo hops to bitter to your desired level (I went to about 26 IBU with the bravo) and then a bunch of hops (I used amarillo cause that's what I had) between 15-flameout with a 15 minute hop stand at the end. I was drinking it in just over a week (I keg, bottles would take longer) I used US-05 but a more floculent british yeast would be good to.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: erockrph on June 14, 2012, 10:40:35 PM
Blackberry weizen is sitting in my bottling bucket as we speak. Once that's done I'll probably take a few weeks off from brewing to focus my free time on the garden. Of course if I go through most of my homebrew supply at my son's birthday party next weekend then I may need to brew sooner than expected. And that's never a bad thing :)
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: cheshirecat on June 14, 2012, 10:50:15 PM
Family is in town this weekend to go to a wine festival.
So got ahead of the game and brew a Hefe yesterday. It was a great brew day. :)

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Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: skrag6713 on June 14, 2012, 10:52:18 PM
I just brewed a session ale, 6 lb golden light DME .5 C77 british crystal steeped bravo hops to bitter to your desired level (I went to about 26 IBU with the bravo) and then a bunch of hops (I used amarillo cause that's what I had) between 15-flameout with a 15 minute hop stand at the end. I was drinking it in just over a week (I keg, bottles would take longer) I used US-05 but a more floculent british yeast would be good to.

'hop stand' isn't a term i'm familiar with.  elaborate?  pls/thnku!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: erockrph on June 15, 2012, 12:10:13 AM
I just brewed a session ale, 6 lb golden light DME .5 C77 british crystal steeped bravo hops to bitter to your desired level (I went to about 26 IBU with the bravo) and then a bunch of hops (I used amarillo cause that's what I had) between 15-flameout with a 15 minute hop stand at the end. I was drinking it in just over a week (I keg, bottles would take longer) I used US-05 but a more floculent british yeast would be good to.

'hop stand' isn't a term i'm familiar with.  elaborate?  pls/thnku!

A hop stand is when you let you let your wort sit after flameout before chilling to let your late/flameout hops steep. You will still isomerize some alpha acids, but it is mainly to extract more hop oils to increase the hop flavor and aroma. Since your wort isn't actively boiling, the volatile hop oils aren't being driven off quite so fast and more end up in your beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: kgs on June 15, 2012, 12:20:45 AM
Bottling my Belgian Brunette with Blonde Highlights.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: HydraulicSammich on June 15, 2012, 01:30:21 AM
Brewed a nice American-Style Kolsch on Wed.  This time I used Wyeast 2575 for the first time.  It should be wonderful.  One of my favorites.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: jeffy on June 15, 2012, 01:38:34 AM
Bottling my Belgian Brunette with Blonde Highlights.

I like the mental photo of this description.  Thanks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on June 15, 2012, 07:01:14 PM
Bottling my Belgian Brunette with Blonde Highlights.

I like the mental photo of this description.  Thanks.
+1

Unfortunately no brewing for me. My wife and daughter have something they consider "more fun" than brewing... I will be kegging and bottleing 5 gallons each of an Am. Amber Ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: dbarber on June 15, 2012, 07:39:49 PM
No brewing this weekend; getting together with a few club members to put the final touches on a batch of mo-mead-o and doing wash so I have clean clothes at the NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: chumley on June 15, 2012, 07:46:20 PM
Made a starter of Wyeast London Ale III last night.  I'm thinking a summer ale first, to build up enough yeast to brew a big version of Poor Richard's Ale with spruce tips from the Colorado blue spruce in my back yard next week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: weithman5 on June 15, 2012, 09:03:15 PM
I think it is time to get an oktoberfest rolling this weekend.  dussledorf in a few weeks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: andrew on June 15, 2012, 09:11:21 PM
5.5 gallons of IPA. Just starting to boil now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: Slowbrew on June 15, 2012, 09:41:38 PM
No brewing but this reminds me that I have an O-fest in the primary downstairs from last weekend.  I should probably check on that.   ???

Other than that I'll be trimming the trees.  Too many are hanging low or getting into the neighbors ornamentals.

Paul
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on June 16, 2012, 02:56:42 AM
Brewing up a batch of Amber tonight!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: kgs on June 17, 2012, 07:07:06 PM
And just because it's summer and the pace of my work life is much saner, I zipped to the homebrew store yesterday afternoon, mashed last night while making dinner, brewed early today, and had the carboy filled with RyePA in time to get to church (me, not the beer). I would call it "Denny's" rye IPA except I cheated and used US05.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: weithman5 on June 17, 2012, 08:42:10 PM
1408 just bottled (a scottish 70) 1408 is the tail number of the coast guard helicopter that my wife's uncle flew during the SF earthquake of 1989.  halfway through the boil of my oktoberfest.  yes, used the new electric kettle works great
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on June 18, 2012, 01:22:10 AM
Made a blonde for a late summer ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
Post by: ccfoo242 on June 18, 2012, 02:13:55 AM
Parti-gyle == NEVER AGAIN! OMG! What a long day. Other than my mash pH (thanks Martin!) everything else sucked. Efficiency was crap. Had to add DME to both beers. *UGH*