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Title: What are you tappin'?
Post by: beersk on December 12, 2012, 01:51:06 PM
What have you got in the pipelines that you're excited about that will soon be tapped?

I tapped an extra pale ale last night with 91% 2-row, 9% special B, cascade and chinook to about 54 IBUs, and the beer came out to 6.66%! Metal! It's f*cking tasty if I do say so myself. Really surprise myself once in a while. I used the new BRY-97 for this one and it turned out nicely. Still might rather use US-05, but either way, it's a good yeast.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: blatz on December 12, 2012, 02:25:14 PM
Got a lot of good schtuff in the pipeline right now - I've got my first batch on my new system, a dunkel, that should be tapped soon, the FWH/Whirlpool only IPA i discussed here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=13803.0 (though I tweaked it a bit before the final run), an American Stout, and I still have a keg of my medal winning fest in the on deck fridge!
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: davidgzach on December 12, 2012, 02:35:11 PM
I stocked up for the holidays!  Got:

-2 kegs of Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale Clone
-a keg of my famous holiday Stout
-2 kegs of "Pale Ale Goodness"
-2 kegs of Pilsner Urquell Clone
-a keg of Steam Beer

And I'm bottling my holiday Pumkin Ale tonight with a Chimay bottling a few days away!

Dave
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 12, 2012, 02:37:39 PM
Smoked bock. It is finishing fermenting but it looks nice.
I did not want to make it too smoky and I used only 33% smoked German malt.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: EHall on December 12, 2012, 02:44:00 PM
I'm tapping that ass!!
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Post by: Joe Sr. on December 12, 2012, 02:55:06 PM
I'm tapping that ass!!

You, too?
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Post by: thebigbaker on December 12, 2012, 02:55:34 PM
I just put online my version of Avery's Old Jubilation and my Saison de Noel.  Couldn't be more happier with the way these two turned out.  I've got a Hefeweizen (wife's request to beak up all the malty high ABV beers we have on tap) and a pale ale dry hopped w/ Simcoe and Cascade that will be kegged this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: metron-brewer on December 12, 2012, 02:57:10 PM
Just kegged Union Jack IPA from the IPA book, witing on it to carb, preliminary tastes were great. Also have my first attempt at Pliny The Elder in primary ready for first dry Hops this weekend.
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Post by: udubdawg on December 12, 2012, 03:02:23 PM
several ciders and perries nearly ready. Lagering Helles, Schwarzbier, Vienna, with a couple more almost ready to move to the fridge.  Love doing lagers, but my typical "wait, wait, wait...DRINK IT ALL!" schedule makes it difficult to do them often. 

cheers--
--Michael
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: Pinski on December 12, 2012, 03:45:28 PM
My Complicated Blonde that I got to brew at a local brewpub just got kegged last night and is carbing comfortably. I wanted to do a batch on my home system to see how it translates. Seems a bit darker at this point. Split the batch between WL001 and WY1450 to compare. 

This weekend I'll start the first round of dry hopping for my Backyard IPA which is made from 100% of the hops grown in our backyard last summer.  It's basically the Pliny Clone grain/hop bill with my hops subbed in.  I used Willamette, Mt. Hood, CTZ and Cascade. Can't wait to try it!
I grew a wild hair on this batch and decided to pitch half of the wort with WY3787. 
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: beersk on December 12, 2012, 03:53:45 PM
I'm tapping that ass!!
American Sour Stout? ;)
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: morticaixavier on December 12, 2012, 03:56:26 PM
Nothin really new here. Got a wit beer that turned out really nice even though it was second runnings from a barley wine, Capped the mash with some rolled oats, wheat malt, and a little extra pils (yes it was a pils based barley wine, I used what I had) tapped that the other night and was pleseantly suprised.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: Slowbrew on December 12, 2012, 05:01:59 PM
This holiday is a line up of my standards.  Wheat, Sour Mash, RIPA and a Belgium Ale on tap.  Porter and Stout in the fridge in wire top bottles.  Nothing exciting this year.

Looking forward to the Bourbon Vanilla Porter I kegged by accident (I forgot that I planned on bottling it).  I will probably move it into bottles during Christmas vacation.

Paul
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: beersk on December 12, 2012, 05:18:41 PM
I also tapped a coffee stout a few days ago, too, that is mighty delicious. Might be slightly too strong on the coffee side though, but not overly. Feels really good to have good beer on tap. I go through periods where some of my beers just seem off or don't do it for me, and that gets kinda depressing.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: Slowbrew on December 12, 2012, 05:31:37 PM
I also tapped a coffee stout a few days ago, too, that is mighty delicious. Might be slightly too strong on the coffee side though, but not overly. Feels really good to have good beer on tap. I go through periods where some of my beers just seem off or don't do it for me, and that gets kinda depressing.

I know what you mean.  I put an amber on tap 2 weeks before our Oktoberfest that I almost pulled off the line.  Glad I didn't though.  Something changed between day 2 on tap and day 15 on tap and it was the most "liked" beer of the night.  The O-fest never did blossom.  Wasn't bad but wasn't great either.  You just never know.

Paul
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: redbeerman on December 12, 2012, 05:43:18 PM
On tap now:
Eliminator Doppelbock
Impy Red Ale - 9.2%
Saison Mélange
Ich bin ein Berliner Weisse
In the keg this weekend:
Quadrophenia - BDSA

I must say I'm really happy with the way my beers have been turning out.  Thanks to you all.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: erockrph on December 12, 2012, 06:43:57 PM
Just bottled 2 gallons of cider - one gallon dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin that smells unbelievable. My Riwaka IPA is just finishing carbing and my dubbel/amber hybrid is just about to get dry-hopped. Blackberry Lemon Melomel just needs a final tasting to see if it needs any more backsweetening or acid, then it's ready to go too. Got a lot in the pipeline that I'm excited about right now.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: bwana on December 12, 2012, 06:52:47 PM
I have an American Pale Ale on Tap with large additions of Simcoe and Cascade at flameout. I just finished carbing 10 gal of Brown Ale but will only tap one. I have another 20 gal fermenting 10 in basement and 10 in my garage.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: ynotbrusum on December 12, 2012, 06:55:08 PM
On tap - A Lighter Shade of Pale ale, Deutsch Regen Pils,  Bucksnort Brown, SS Minnow Mild;

Ready to be tapped- Nightlinger classic American Dark Lager, Goin' Nutty Oatmeal Mild, and Christpils (for Christmas).

A few bottles remain from others during the year for special occasions that might be brought out....

Cheers All
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: micsager on December 12, 2012, 06:56:11 PM
Well, last night we tried for the first time, our Rhubarb IPA. 

Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: beersk on December 12, 2012, 07:08:36 PM
Quote from: Slowbrew


   
Quote from: beersk

        I also tapped a coffee stout a few days ago, too, that is mighty delicious. Might be slightly too strong on the coffee side though, but not overly. Feels really good to have good beer on tap. I go through periods where some of my beers just seem off or don't do it for me, and that gets kinda depressing.


    I know what you mean.  I put an amber on tap 2 weeks before our Oktoberfest that I almost pulled off the line.  Glad I didn't though.  Something changed between day 2 on tap and day 15 on tap and it was the most "liked" beer of the night.  The O-fest never did blossom.  Wasn't bad but wasn't great either.  You just never know.

    Paul

I know, I hate it. Just so disappointing to tap a beer and have it just be blah. I wish every beer I brewed was as good as the ones I have on right now.

Well, last night we tried for the first time, our Rhubarb IPA. 


Interesting. That got a little sourness to it?

Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: micsager on December 12, 2012, 07:16:17 PM
Quote from: Slowbrew


   
Quote from: beersk

        I also tapped a coffee stout a few days ago, too, that is mighty delicious. Might be slightly too strong on the coffee side though, but not overly. Feels really good to have good beer on tap. I go through periods where some of my beers just seem off or don't do it for me, and that gets kinda depressing.


    I know what you mean.  I put an amber on tap 2 weeks before our Oktoberfest that I almost pulled off the line.  Glad I didn't though.  Something changed between day 2 on tap and day 15 on tap and it was the most "liked" beer of the night.  The O-fest never did blossom.  Wasn't bad but wasn't great either.  You just never know.

    Paul

I know, I hate it. Just so disappointing to tap a beer and have it just be blah. I wish every beer I brewed was as good as the ones I have on right now.

Well, last night we tried for the first time, our Rhubarb IPA. 


Interesting. That got a little sourness to it?

Just a bit.  We started by putting 2lbs in the boil with about 10 minutes left, but after about 10 days, it had more of a vegatable flavor.  So we took 2 more pounds, cooked it with honey, and added that to the fermenter.  Another 5 days, and it's done.  It's for a "Strangebrew" festival near me every winter.

Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: beersk on December 12, 2012, 07:35:08 PM
Better be careful using that name, you might get sued. People might confuse the festival for a homebrew shop.
Title: What are you tappin'?
Post by: micsager on December 12, 2012, 07:54:55 PM
It's been called that for 9 years now

I say "bring it"
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: beersk on December 12, 2012, 08:49:04 PM
I was just kidding anyway. :)

Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: dannyjed on December 12, 2012, 09:26:28 PM
I've got a X-mas Ale clone, Rye Pale Ale, and Belgian Dubbel on tap with an IPA and Cider on deck.  I'm going to bottle my Barley Wine this weekend that has been ageing on yellow birch.
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Post by: euge on December 12, 2012, 09:49:03 PM
I'm drinking the third commemorative beer from my Mother's passing. It's a 5%, 10 srm Pale Ale aimed at 40 bu's. A 13 gallon batch was split with Munton's yeast the other with S-05. I blended the excess three gallons at racking-time and drank it first once carbonated. All three kegs were sugar-primed and conditioned at room temp. Munton's was the next to go.

I think the blend was by far the most complex though each has been quite fine and interestingly different beers.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: oly on December 12, 2012, 10:13:59 PM
My Complicated Blonde that I got to brew at a local brewpub just got kegged last night and is carbing comfortably. I wanted to do a batch on my home system to see how it translates. Seems a bit darker at this point. Split the batch between WL001 and WY1450 to compare. 

This weekend I'll start the first round of dry hopping for my Backyard IPA which is made from 100% of the hops grown in our backyard last summer.  It's basically the Pliny Clone grain/hop bill with my hops subbed in.  I used Willamette, Mt. Hood, CTZ and Cascade. Can't wait to try it!
I grew a wild hair on this batch and decided to pitch half of the wort with WY3787.

Which brewpub made your recipe? When are they serving it?
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: liquidbrewing on December 12, 2012, 10:50:36 PM
On Tap:

Dry Hopped Brown Ale
Pliny the Younger(ish) clone
American Stout
Amber Ale

Fermenting:

Edworts Apfelwein
Centennial IPA

Ready to keg: when I have time:

Vanilla Rum Raisin Stout

Kegged on deck ready to tap:

Hard Cider
New American Stout
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: gmac on December 13, 2012, 01:04:11 AM
Just tapped my Kiwi Pale Ale - All NZ hops.  Tropical and yummy.

Gotta get kegging:
American Premium Lager,
Irish Red
Kolsch
Cider
All ready to keg.

Working: American Farmhouse and Teat Dip (or Booby Juice) Milk Stout - name to be determined.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: thirsty on December 13, 2012, 02:41:23 AM
Halfway through a 10 gal batch of homegrown Cascade/Chinook ale. Good brew for the holidays, but I got a hankering for some stout now that the cold weather is here.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: tygo on December 13, 2012, 03:39:43 AM
Going to tap a robust porter any day now.  Also, I'm patiently waiting for this years version of my way heavy to finish bottle conditioning...well to be carbonated anyway...it'll be bottle conditioning for a long time.

Also have a dark strong that should be ready to tap soon.  I think it'll be good but the head will be fairly non-existent.  It was the trial run of my whirlpool chiller setup and I basically killed the foam in the process.
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Post by: hooter on December 13, 2012, 03:51:54 AM
About to tap a couple kegs.  An imperial pumpkin ale aged with some bourbon soaked vanilla beans, and a rye stout.
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Post by: stlaleman on December 13, 2012, 10:23:39 AM
Have an American Lager, blackberry cider, perry, dry stout, and an ESB on tap right now.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: beersk on December 13, 2012, 02:15:25 PM
Halfway through a 10 gal batch of homegrown Cascade/Chinook ale. Good brew for the holidays, but I got a hankering for some stout now that the cold weather is here.
Nice. I think Cascade and Chinook might be my favorite hop combination. I have the extra pale ale tap now with that combo and man is it tasty.
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: brewsumore on December 14, 2012, 03:16:07 AM
Recently bottled a hopped up English Barleywine.  Otherwise on tap is hard cider, Midas Touch clone, Pannepot clone (Belgian quadrupel lightly spiced with thyme, cinnamon, coriander and sweet orange peel), and Falconer's Flight pale ale.

Nothing in the pipeline since I've been focusing on wine from grapes... 58 gallons of reds (syrah, cab sauv, cab franc) and 17 gallons of white (sauv blanc).
Title: Re: What are you tappin'?
Post by: Pinski on December 14, 2012, 06:56:14 AM
My Complicated Blonde that I got to brew at a local brewpub just got kegged last night and is carbing comfortably. I wanted to do a batch on my home system to see how it translates. Seems a bit darker at this point. Split the batch between WL001 and WY1450 to compare. 

This weekend I'll start the first round of dry hopping for my Backyard IPA which is made from 100% of the hops grown in our backyard last summer.  It's basically the Pliny Clone grain/hop bill with my hops subbed in.  I used Willamette, Mt. Hood, CTZ and Cascade. Can't wait to try it!
I grew a wild hair on this batch and decided to pitch half of the wort with WY3787.

Which brewpub made your recipe? When are they serving it?

Rogue's Green Dragon.  The beer I made down there was served in October. The Green Dragon Brew Crew is a group of five homebrewers that Rogue and the folks at the Green Dragon very graciously allow us to brew on their nano system.  We typically brew a recipe with a guest brewer that has won a local club comp or has been nominated for some other reason. We do 'brew crew' releases every Wednesday evening at 6 PM. You should come down and say hi sometime. My next solo batch is a single hop Centennial IPA, probably up in February.