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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on October 31, 2012, 05:40:33 PM
Halloween is past - holidays loom - what's your brew?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on October 31, 2012, 05:45:22 PM
might mess around with the barley wine i brewed a month back. That's got to move to secondary for a couple more months before packageing. And sample the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout that I added raisins to the weekend before last. That kicked up a fairly vigourous new fermentation. Big thick creamy krausen. It'll be interesting for sure. I didn't take the raisins into account when I built the recipe and they add a significant amount of sugar.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: blatz on October 31, 2012, 05:54:26 PM
Unless anything unforeseen happens, Blatzhaus Brauerei is finally going Electric  this weekend.

Am brewing a munich dunkel doing something simple (step mash, but no decoction) as the BHE looks like it may be a lot higher than my usual cooler setup - I want the flexibility to just say I brewed a Bock if it gets too high.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: bluesman on October 31, 2012, 05:58:04 PM
Survived the wrath of Sandy and still on track to brew a Hoppy Imperial Red Ale on Saturday.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: bluesman on October 31, 2012, 05:59:31 PM
Unless anything unforeseen happens, Blatzhaus Brauerei is finally going Electric  this weekend.

Am brewing a munich dunkel doing something simple (step mash, but no decoction) as the BHE looks like it may be a lot higher than my usual cooler setup - I want the flexibility to just say I brewed a Bock if it gets too high.

Good luck on the electric brewery Paul!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 31, 2012, 06:00:44 PM
Going to make a lager that does not fit into the BJCP styles, a Landbier.

Looking to hit 1.050-52, about 25 IBUs, fair amount of late hops for flavor, and maybe FWH(?). These beers are balanced with big noble hop flavor.

Grain bill will be 80% Pils, 17% Munich I, and 3% Caramunich. I am thinking about just doing a 153F fusion. Being lazy.

WLP 833 will be the yeast. Fairly soft water. Pitch at 45F, ferment at 48F.

A commercial version that can be found by some is the New Glarus Two Women Lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on October 31, 2012, 06:03:48 PM
I'm brewing but not sure what yet. I have made two half-gallon starters of WLP090.  So, maybe two 5gal batches to build the yeast up but I'm leaning towards making a big barleywine and pitch both starters.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: theDarkSide on October 31, 2012, 06:04:01 PM
The Seacoast Homebrew Club is holding a "Learn to Homebrew Day" event at A&G Homebrew Supply in Portsmouth, NH.

Here's our event info: (tried to link directly but it won't let me)
  Event Name or Location: A&G Homebrew Supply.
  Contact Name: Gretchen McDonald.
  Street: 165 High St..
  City, State: Portsmouth , NH.
  Country: United States .
  Website: www.aghomebrewsupply.com .
  Event Description: A&G Homebrew will host all-grain and extract brewing demonstrations from 11am-3pm
  in their parking lot with members of the Seacoast Homebrew Club. The public is encouraged to stop by
  and chat with the homebrewers! Inside, there will be refreshments, prizes, raffles and more! .

We are all brewing a porter to age in a barrel one of the members got from Allagash.  This will be my first attempt at taking my homebrew system on the road.  I just know I'll forget something.

I may also try a pale ale on Sunday using the Falconers Flight I have sitting in my freezer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: theDarkSide on October 31, 2012, 06:05:50 PM
Survived the wrath of Sandy and still on track to brew a Hoppy Imperial Red Ale on Saturday.

Glad to hear it Ron.  Some of those pictures from NYC & NJ are just incredible (and not in a good way).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: tcanova on October 31, 2012, 06:08:45 PM
Brewing a SMaSH recipe this weekend.  Maris Otter malt and Centennial hops.  Was going to brew last weekend but the leaves in the yard called my name.  Or maybe it was my wife that called my name and told me about the leaves in the yard... :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: erockrph on October 31, 2012, 06:19:07 PM
Now that I have power back, I can bottle my Porter. I'd like to get one more brew started before hunting season, but time is pretty tight right now. This will probably be all she wrote for a few more weeks for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: denny on October 31, 2012, 07:05:02 PM
I'll be brewing an extract batch of Waldo Lake Amber for a LTHB Day demo.  First time I've brewed in almost 3 months!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: lbrewski on October 31, 2012, 07:58:57 PM
We're feeling it here for you north-eastern storm survivors, hope you all made it through ok.

Since it looks like a good weekend to brew here on the west coast & I need a everyday drinker for the kegerator I'll probably dream something up when I go the HB shop, likely a crisp apa with whatever hops are available.
Cheers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on October 31, 2012, 08:16:22 PM
Survived the wrath of Sandy and still on track to brew a Hoppy Imperial Red Ale on Saturday.

This is my plan as well. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: barliman on October 31, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
Nothing for me this weekend.  All of my fermenters are full ;D. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on October 31, 2012, 08:30:11 PM
I might brew a dunkel, but I'll more than likely just work on configuring the gas plumbing on my brew stand.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: troybinso on October 31, 2012, 08:52:51 PM
Just turned off the burner and added 6 oz of hops to an English IPA. I used a pound of hops for a 10 gallon recipe, not counting dry hops - hope it isn't too much..  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: rbclay on October 31, 2012, 09:10:22 PM
We are doing a Learn to Homebrew Day event at our local pub!

http://milltownmashers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Learntobrewflyer.jpg (http://milltownmashers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Learntobrewflyer.jpg)

Doing an all-grain Rebel Rye Porter (a Northern Brewer recipe) as well as an extract American Pale Ale with plenty of homegrown hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: tygo on October 31, 2012, 10:45:56 PM
Wife and kids are out of town on Saturday so it'll be a Belgian Dark Strong day for me.  Brewing up one of my own in the morning and then going to a tapping party for the one my club brewed up at Lost Rhino brewery a month or so back.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: Rhoobarb on November 01, 2012, 12:38:41 AM
Doing a Learn to Homebrew Day event at Summits Wayside Tavern in Woodstock, GA and will be brewing a Smoked Porter (the website states an ordinary bitter, but I changed my mind). I'll get started around noon.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/event-registration/2012-aha-LTHD-events
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: brewsumore on November 01, 2012, 04:18:23 AM
Tomorrow after I check with the viticulturist for the latest field test brix, pH and TA for the ripening red wine grapes I have on order, I'll know if I'll be doing wine or beer.  I think the grapes will need a bit more time on the vine, so I have all ingredients on hand for a partial mash big barleywine using chinook, fuggles and EKG hops, and WY1318 yeast.  I'll mash at 150F.   
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on November 01, 2012, 05:39:06 PM
I've got ingredients and fresh slurry of 1968 for a Fuller's Porter clone, but I haven't decided the brewday yet. And maybe an AIPA with the other jar of slurry. The wife's away next week, so I can make a mess 8)
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: cheshirecat on November 01, 2012, 06:42:02 PM
Working this weekend but making a small batch of Brown Ale today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: phillamb168 on November 02, 2012, 10:09:01 AM
Finally, was able to brew some. Did a partial mash BIAB white house honey porter. Miles away from what I had been previously - PID controllers, dual pumps, mash tuns, all outside with polysulfone fittings, etc etc, which would incidentially take up way too much room and take me ~2 hrs just to clean and store. This brew took me about 2 hours and I got to play with my kids in between hop additions. Going to be doing this more often.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: Slowbrew on November 02, 2012, 11:26:46 AM
I need to take some measurements on the Bourbon Vanilla Porter I did last Friday.  Then make some decisions.  The krausen fell on the 4th day in the fermenter so I'm concerned about where the gravity has gotten to.  Started at 1.108 so this may take awhile.
Paul
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: realbeerguy on November 02, 2012, 01:40:16 PM
Planning on brewing an IPA at the SBL Teach A Friend to Homebrew Day at the Savannah Homebrew shop.  Not yet settled on the specifics.  Leaning towards an all Nelson.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: yugamrap on November 02, 2012, 02:13:54 PM
I'm having a couple new brewers come to the house for LTHB day, and we'll be brewing an 11-gallon batch of Imperial Porter.  Half will be "plain" Imperial Porter, and half will become Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter ala Denny Conn.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: Alewyfe on November 02, 2012, 02:15:01 PM
Learn to Homebrew Day at "Two Shy" Brewing, a new brewery slated to open in January here. It's being started by 3 of our club members. Can't brew myself as all my equipment and I will be busy helping 4 others brew. For 3 of them it will be their first batch ever......we're all excited. I let them pick what they wanted to do so we've got 2 on a Russian Imperial Stout (yikes) and 2 on an IPA.

We got some pretty good local TV coverage on it, an anchor came out and did a little interview this week and they're running the spot about a dozen times. We're providing food and homebrew samples, so we may get slammed. Wish us luck! Looks like the weather may cooperate too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: brewmanator on November 02, 2012, 03:28:34 PM
Racking 10 gallons of dark Czech lager to kegs, so that we can use the slug of WYeast 2124 to make some sort of lager for Superbowl Sunday.  Leaning toward brewing a Marzen (Febzen?) or Vienna lager.  A blond bock might be nice as well.  Decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: sparkleberry on November 02, 2012, 03:41:29 PM
I'm brewing a simcoe pale ale on Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: kmccaf on November 02, 2012, 05:44:25 PM
Bottling my low og saision (D-45 and pils plus Saison III was delicious when I took a sample), then bottling a best bitter.  Then I am going to use the Saison III cake for Drew's Saison D'Hiver. May brew a Dry Stout next week as I take some time off before I start my new job too. Woo!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: beersk on November 02, 2012, 06:29:08 PM
Planning to brew a rye IPA with all Columbus at some point this weekend, shooting for about 1.072 and 75 or 80 IBUs and 9 or so SRM.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: narcout on November 03, 2012, 02:28:11 AM
I mashed in on a vanilla bourbon imperial porter about a half hour ago.  Also just tapped a keg of delicous saison...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: tygo on November 03, 2012, 02:46:28 AM
Just finished setting up for tomorrow's brew day and sipping on some stout.  I am sans family tomorrow so I'm looking forward to solitude of a solo brew day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: Crispy275 on November 03, 2012, 11:25:23 AM
Brewing 12 gallons of Belgian Dark Strong for Learn to Homebrew Day at Adventures in Homebrewing in Ann Arbor. Then, on Monday it is 12 more gallons of a Flanders Red for our annual dump/fill of a club barrrel. Finally, since my employer gives us Election Day off, I will vote then brew 12 gallons of Batch #59 of my Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale (Big Brew recipe back in 2000) to celebrate the last of the political ads! Time to make the doughnuts!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on November 03, 2012, 04:44:50 PM
I brewed 10 gallons of mild yesterday-16 pounds of Maris Otter, a pound each of wheat and crystal 60.  Hopped with Willamette, fermenting with Nottingham at 63F.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: garc_mall on November 03, 2012, 07:33:21 PM
Brewing a Citrusy pale ale. 8lb 2-row, 2lb Light Munich, 1/4 lb Crystal 60 and Wheat malt. FWH with zythos, and then a blend of zythos, cascade, and citra at 20, 10, 0, and dryhop.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on November 03, 2012, 08:42:12 PM
No brewin' for me, but I bottled a mead and kegged an IPA.  I need some inspiration for next weekend because I'm not sure what to brew. :-\
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: passlaku on November 05, 2012, 02:56:01 AM
Brewed my first take on an all 2-row beer (21#s) for 12 gallons and an OG of 1.048.  I plan on using WLP 500, Abby Ale, in one fermentor and WLP 036, Dusseldorf Alt, in the other. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: erockrph on November 07, 2012, 08:25:14 PM
3rd shift called out sick last night, so I got called in at 3am. On the bright side, my boss let me take off after lunch, so I have enough time to squeeze in a quick extract batch this afternoon. Brewing some Fozzie Beer - an APA with Riwaka (waka-waka) hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: livejolly on November 09, 2012, 05:04:02 AM
Just put a Christmas spiced ale in the keg and tasted the tangerine porter from the last batch. Delicious
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: blatz on November 09, 2012, 02:51:44 PM
Unless anything unforeseen happens, Blatzhaus Brauerei is finally going Electric  this weekend.

Am brewing a munich dunkel doing something simple (step mash, but no decoction) as the BHE looks like it may be a lot higher than my usual cooler setup - I want the flexibility to just say I brewed a Bock if it gets too high.

while hectic (fix a leak here, tighten this there, etc) I had a pretty damned good brewday.  only real major snafu was i screwed the pooch on using the HopStopper - don't think it will work with how I brew so I'll need to replace the HS with a different screen setup.  Left about 2-3 gal in the kettle.  Which is a damned shame because I tasted some of the dunkel when I did a trub/dead yeast dump last night and it is tasty!  At least I can always brew more. 

Looking forward to my FWH+Whirlpool IPA brew next weekend so I can fix some of the errors.

One of my favorite new features was being able to pump directly into my conical in the chest freezer - no more liftiing an awkward full 14.5 gal conical into a chest freezer! 

Once I get it all running properly, will take a bunch of pics and maybe post in the Pimp my System board.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: Slowbrew on November 09, 2012, 03:10:17 PM
Just kicked off the mash on a farmhouse ale.  I'll start heating sparge water in about 25 minutes.

Paul
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: prccap on November 09, 2012, 03:21:13 PM
wee heavy this sunday!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on November 09, 2012, 03:38:16 PM
Will be doing some saison blending with Ron (bluesman) and Scott (FirstStateBrewer).  Should be interesting.  We have beers made with WLP565, WLP556 and WLP568.  Also will check on how the Brett saison is doing and taste test our O'fests, Ron's Flanders red and my Berliner Weisse.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on November 09, 2012, 07:28:58 PM
I'm heating the strike water for 10 gallons of porter.  I'll soak 2 vanilla beans in 1/2 cup of Makers Mark, when the beer is ready to keg the bourbon goes in one keg, the other keg will be plain porter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: kmccaf on November 09, 2012, 09:02:59 PM
Brewed Saison D'Hiver yesterday, and it is happily bubbling away. Just got my shipment from Fresh Hops in, so I'm going to brew a Mosaic Pale Ale tomorrow, and then hopefully get my Dry Stout in on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: madscientist on November 11, 2012, 05:22:22 PM
After a hiatus from brewing for over a month, the sparge water is currently heating for my IPA with Nugget, Columbus, and Zythos hops.  Homebrew shop was out of Simcoe and Amarillo, so I changed on the fly but I think this is going to be better.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: ajk on November 11, 2012, 06:40:42 PM
Special Bitter.  Considering adding tart cherries to half the batch because it seems like an unusual thing to do.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: jeffy on November 11, 2012, 08:08:56 PM
Special Bitter.  Considering adding tart cherries to half the batch because it seems like an unusual thing to do.
You would be correct.  Tart cherries in a Special Bitter is unusual.  I can't remember ever having one.
I am also brewing a Special Bitter - Version 3 of Timothy Taylor Landlord Bitter.  I collected way too much wort from the mash tun and will be boiling for a bit longer than I anticipated.
I am implementing a trick from Gordon Strong's book by mashing all of the pale (Golden Promise) malt and setting the pH at the proper level, then capping the mash with specialty malts (crystal 120 and black malt) just before sparging.  Salts went into the kettle along with some dextrose.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on November 11, 2012, 08:33:42 PM
A bohemian pilsner that is kinda on the light side - I named it "Little BoPils"

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 11, 2012, 08:53:03 PM
Special Bitter.  Considering adding tart cherries to half the batch because it seems like an unusual thing to do.
You would be correct.  Tart cherries in a Special Bitter is unusual.  I can't remember ever having one.
I am also brewing a Special Bitter - Version 3 of Timothy Taylor Landlord Bitter.  I collected way too much wort from the mash tun and will be boiling for a bit longer than I anticipated.
I am implementing a trick from Gordon Strong's book by mashing all of the pale (Golden Promise) malt and setting the pH at the proper level, then capping the mash with specialty malts (crystal 120 and black malt) just before sparging.  Salts went into the kettle along with some dextrose.

That might be a good trick for that one.

I have a bitter that tastes more British than other I have made. Getting the sulfates up was a big part of that, the pH was set using bunwater, and the extra gypsum was put into the kettle.

Pondering my next TTL clone also.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: twharvey on November 11, 2012, 10:46:14 PM
Honey Porter bubbling away in the fermentor.  Last weekend I bottled a dry hopped IPA & a Lagunitas knockoff of 'Censored Ale'.  Looking good going into the holiday season with 6 cases of 22ozs.

Oh yeah and this is my first post in this forum, glad I found this site and joined the Association.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: Mark G on November 12, 2012, 03:50:24 AM
Welcome aboard. Cheers.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on November 14, 2012, 07:51:10 PM
Loving the forecasted temps coming up...a lager without assistance of refrigeration may be tried for the fun of it this coming weekend.  Just need a spot in the garage and some foam board and duct tape....