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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on June 20, 2012, 08:53:10 PM
Nothing for me.. it's all NHC, all of the time.

For those of you not crazy enough to be in Seattle?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on June 20, 2012, 09:58:04 PM
Nothing for me.. it's all NHC, all of the time.

For those of you not crazy enough to be in Seattle?

quality testing for me this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: madscientist on June 20, 2012, 11:38:49 PM
Monday's my birthday, I'm off from work and brewing up a pseudo-Oktoberfest with Wyeast 2124 at ale temps. Can't wait.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on June 21, 2012, 12:24:05 AM
No brewing. We have a batch of Amber to keg up and I just got a beer gun. Gonna test it on a few bottles this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: tygo on June 21, 2012, 12:33:29 AM
Brewing up a belgian strong golden on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: weithman5 on June 21, 2012, 02:28:51 AM
brewery shut down this weekend.
off to see my oldest in oklahoma before he goes back on the flight line next week.
then rewiring the electric kettle and figuring out new chiller configuration.
things go well dusseldorf next weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on June 21, 2012, 11:22:00 AM
No brewing.  I have four fermenters (five, if you include the sauerkraut). going right now.  Berliner Weisse is souring, Bohemian Pilsner is lagering on primary yeast, Saison is in primary, and Bass clone in primary (did I mention sauerkraut? ;)).  Will be out of town anyway.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on June 21, 2012, 11:36:54 AM
Trying my hand at a Russian River Blind Pig IPA Clone. 

Since this is oaked and an IPA that should be enjoyed somewhat young, when should I add the oak chips? I was thinking just after the krausen collapses but before I DH... Thoughts?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on June 21, 2012, 12:43:28 PM
Witbier for me.  If I didn't have a wedding to go to, I'd probably brew an IPA too. 
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: cheshirecat on June 21, 2012, 02:57:15 PM
Trying my hand at a Russian River Blind Pig IPA Clone. 

Since this is oaked and an IPA that should be enjoyed somewhat young, when should I add the oak chips? I was thinking just after the krausen collapses but before I DH... Thoughts?

FYI RR no longer uses oak in Bling Pig. That is there old recipe from years ago. So if you are looking for a clone of what they do these days Zymergy has recipe in this months mag.

No brewing this weekend the conference. Brewed a Brown Ale on Tuesday though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on June 21, 2012, 03:04:24 PM
Its RIS weekend!

Tweaking my recipe from last year, plus padding the efficiency/yield numbers a bit to have enough for splitting and aging on fruit/oak.

Hopefully kegging/tasting a split batch of English mild. Testing 1469/1968 for future batches of cask ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: realbeerguy on June 21, 2012, 03:38:30 PM
Saturday, Porter for the Club only in August.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on June 21, 2012, 03:43:15 PM
Trying my hand at a Russian River Blind Pig IPA Clone. 

Since this is oaked and an IPA that should be enjoyed somewhat young, when should I add the oak chips? I was thinking just after the krausen collapses but before I DH... Thoughts?

FYI RR no longer uses oak in Bling Pig. That is there old recipe from years ago. So if you are looking for a clone of what they do these days Zymergy has recipe in this months mag.

No brewing this weekend the conference. Brewed a Brown Ale on Tuesday though.
Cool, I just got the latest issue last night and havent had a chance to skim it yet.
Your right, I found an old recipe and was planning to do a split batch with/with out the oak.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: mcdanis on June 21, 2012, 04:09:37 PM
Going to make my second attempt at decoction.  This time with a Hefeweizen. 

I also plan on hitting a tap room or two in the thriving metropolis of Birmingham, AL Friday night.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: erockrph on June 21, 2012, 04:47:02 PM
No brewing, but will be serving up a bunch of my homebrew at a cookout for the first time. Got to taste the weizens first tomorrow to make sure they're carbed up enough. Didn't brew anything for the light lager crowd though, so I'll probably need to get some Red Stripe or Harpoon Summer for them.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: bigchicken on June 21, 2012, 05:45:25 PM
I hope to brew an all grain Willamette hopped pale ale. Weather permitting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: Mark G on June 21, 2012, 10:32:21 PM
Rebrewing my spelt saison. I think I finally have the recipe dialed in to where I want it. It's only been two years in the making.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: deepsouth on June 22, 2012, 12:50:20 AM
i'm brewing my 100% brett apricot pale ale this weekend.  the recipe is still a work in progress. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: chumley on June 22, 2012, 03:51:40 AM
I probably will not brew this weekend, but midweek I think I will brew the colonial spruce big beer that I spoke of on last weeks edition, and put that on the yeast cake of the 1.045 wheat ale I brew yesterday on the solstice, as sort of a starter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: kraftwerk on June 22, 2012, 07:11:38 AM
Monday's my birthday, I'm off from work and brewing up a pseudo-Oktoberfest with Wyeast 2124 at ale temps. Can't wait.

What's your method/recipe? I'm really interested in doing something similar but had my ideas shot down by my buddy who is self-proclaimed lager expert. Is it possible to brew an ale that looks and tastes pretty close to an oktoberfest? I just don't have the ability to lager at the moment.

Oh, and happy birthday!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on June 22, 2012, 03:49:56 PM
What's your method/recipe? I'm really interested in doing something similar but had my ideas shot down by my buddy who is self-proclaimed lager expert. Is it possible to brew an ale that looks and tastes pretty close to an oktoberfest? I just don't have the ability to lager at the moment.

I've done this successfully.  Recipe is at home right now but it's basically 1/3 Pils, 1/3 Vienna, 1/3 Munich plus a little CaraMunich.  Any Noble type hop.  Ferment with WY1007 at 55F.  Can't really tell it's not a true lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: madscientist on June 22, 2012, 03:56:35 PM
Monday's my birthday, I'm off from work and brewing up a pseudo-Oktoberfest with Wyeast 2124 at ale temps. Can't wait.

What's your method/recipe? I'm really interested in doing something similar but had my ideas shot down by my buddy who is self-proclaimed lager expert. Is it possible to brew an ale that looks and tastes pretty close to an oktoberfest? I just don't have the ability to lager at the moment.

Oh, and happy birthday!

Thanks! 

I've done a lot of reading on it, and i figured it was worth trying.  I am doing a partial mash with 1 lb Pilsner, 0.5lb caramunich, 2.1 oz aromatic, 2.1 oz Bisciut, and 2.1 oz Carafa III.  1 can Pilsner LME, 1 can Munich LME.  Brings me to about a 1.056 OG.  90 min 3.5 gallon boil, Tettanger at 60 min, Hersbrucker close to the end of the boil (15 min I think?). 

Fermenting with a starter made from 2 smack packs of 2124.  Temp will probably be around 60.  I got lots of extra ice water bottles, and something to actually cover the swamp cooler. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: Nagel Family Brewing on June 22, 2012, 04:00:04 PM
Brewing a porter and kegging an ipa.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: sparkleberry on June 22, 2012, 04:27:57 PM
aiming to get a starter ready for an all grain 3 gallon batch of irish porter to brew sunday.  i brewed an extract version of it for st patrick's day.  and taking delivery of my new chest freezer!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: frankie j. on June 23, 2012, 05:39:23 AM
Northern German Altbier & bottling a Weizen.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: jamminbrew on June 23, 2012, 11:47:28 PM
Gonna brew my first try at an IPA.  Got my hops in the mail a couple of days ago, and can't wait to try them out!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: passlaku on June 23, 2012, 11:57:36 PM
Going to try to brew a Red IPA tomorrow morning.  Looking up and researching recipes tonight. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: davidgzach on June 25, 2012, 05:56:54 PM
Brewed 10G of German Pilsner on Saturday and split it up with 2206 and 2124.  Can't wait to compare.

Brewed 10G of Pale Ale on Sunday and split it up Denny's 50 and US-05.  Can't wait for that as well!   ;D

All 20G's are bubbling away nicely.  The Pilsners at 50F and the Ales at 64F.

Dave
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: jmcamerlengo on June 25, 2012, 06:01:06 PM
I brewed up a big Pumpkin Porter. Man was it a PITA of a brewday. But wort is in the fermenter!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: lazydog79 on June 25, 2012, 06:09:19 PM
No brewing for me either.  Scottish 70 /- bubbling away nicely in primary and Lakefron IBA clone in secondary.  Still on pace for 8 brews (a record for me!) for the year   8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/22 Edition
Post by: hoser on June 25, 2012, 06:15:09 PM
Brewed up 10 gallons of a big Foreign Export Stout Sunday. 5 gallons are destined for a Balcones Rumble barrel in a couple of weeks!