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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on January 09, 2013, 11:23:05 PM
New year - new beer. Spill it!
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Post by: morticaixavier on January 09, 2013, 11:33:03 PM
maybe kegging some porter (beer #1 for NHC) and getting a starter going for next weekends (my birthday) kolsch (beer #2 for NHC).

other than that, QC on beers #'s 3, 4, 5, 6 and perhaps mead #1 for NHC.

I really hope I can get tickets! and if I get tickets I really hope some of these brews advance. I'm sure it'll be fun anyway though.
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Post by: sparkleberry on January 09, 2013, 11:33:51 PM
an imperial ipa on Friday. first attempt.
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Post by: davidgzach on January 09, 2013, 11:34:49 PM
Magnum/Chinook/Amarillo/Cascade AIPA and my first Barleywine!

Dave
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Post by: dannyjed on January 09, 2013, 11:44:08 PM
Imperial IPA.  This time I'm using less Crystal and Citra hops for flavor.
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Post by: blatz on January 10, 2013, 01:25:33 AM
Vienna lager with hockhurz step mash on Saturday - 2nd stage of 833 starter blown off
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Post by: Pinski on January 10, 2013, 01:26:05 AM
Kegging a cream ale and waiting on a Dortmunder Export.
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Post by: narcout on January 10, 2013, 02:10:51 AM
I'm brewing another iteration of SN Celebration inspired IPA and kegging a Belgian strong dark.
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Post by: Mark G on January 10, 2013, 02:48:19 AM
Doing some small batch experimentation with wine yeasts and brettanomyces.
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Post by: amh0001 on January 10, 2013, 03:46:18 AM
Kegging a cream ale and waiting on a Dortmunder Export.

Hmm this sounds good. Let us know how it turned out, and did you use any adjuncts in the cream?



I am brewing a German Hefe with the super fresh yeast I bought from the white labs tasting room. And kegging a SMASH pale ale with mosaic hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: Pinski on January 10, 2013, 04:49:19 AM
Kegging a cream ale and waiting on a Dortmunder Export.

Hmm this sounds good. Let us know how it turned out, and did you use any adjuncts in the cream?



I am brewing a German Hefe with the super fresh yeast I bought from the white labs tasting room. And kegging a SMASH pale ale with mosaic hops.
Used 5% flaked corn and 5% flaked rice. Having done a vigorous 90 minute boil I was really surprised by a huge corn aroma after 5 days of fermentation.  I suspect the big pitch of yeast I used from a friends IPA was rather spent. So, I pitched some Safale-05, warmed it up to 68 and hoped for the best.  It's now down to 1.009 and crashing, the corn aroma is diminished but I think it's going to need some time and bit of CO2 scrubbing to really clean it up.  I'm staying optimistic. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: erockrph on January 10, 2013, 01:29:17 PM
Brewed a " Düsseldorf IPA" last night - a hoppy Stickebier with Herkules, Smaragd, and Polaris hops. Got to try out my new grain mill too :)
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: bluesman on January 10, 2013, 01:39:50 PM
I've got a Belgian Blond on deck for Saturday. It's suppose to be in the mid 50's. I'm ready!
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Post by: mmitchem on January 10, 2013, 01:41:06 PM
No brewing. Taking the BJCP Tasting Exam in Charlotte, NC. Fingers crossed...
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Post by: theDarkSide on January 10, 2013, 01:59:05 PM
No brewing. Taking the BJCP Tasting Exam in Charlotte, NC. Fingers crossed...

Good luck!

Nothing this weekend...the German Pilsner still chugging away.  I really hate only having room for one fermenter.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: cheshirecat on January 10, 2013, 03:37:36 PM
Brewing a Sam Adams Clone on Sunday. It's my Dad favorite beer so I would like to get it some close. He only drinks that or pasifico so....


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Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: blatz on January 10, 2013, 03:39:25 PM
Brewing a Sam Adams Clone on Sunday.


so are you going to go over to someone else's house and brew it on their system to be authentic?

(sorry I couldn't resist, and yes, i know they do own some facilities now...)
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Post by: ibru on January 10, 2013, 03:44:13 PM
Good luck on the test Michael.

No brewing, just cleaning and organizing the shop/brewery.
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Post by: deepsouth on January 10, 2013, 04:35:40 PM
i'm brewing a dipa to put on the yeast cake from the ipa i brewed new years day. 
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Post by: redbeerman on January 10, 2013, 04:49:59 PM
Nothing this weekend.  Brewed a German Pils and a Saison last weekend showing a potential new homebrewer the ropes.
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Post by: beersk on January 10, 2013, 05:09:02 PM
I'm brewing a hefe this weekend. Doing a hochkurz decoction, hoping the 50% wheat doesn't give me a stuck runoff. Using a braided hose, which seems a little better than a screen. Screens seem to clog up more easily. Guess I'll just runoff the wort really slowly. Hefes are becoming one of my favorite styles; for years I've only felt kinda 'meh' about them.
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Post by: udubdawg on January 10, 2013, 05:34:14 PM
have gotten a *bleep*-ton of mead and cider going lately but I think I've got one open fermenter left for a batch of Dusseldorf Alt.  Love that stuff!

cheers--
--Michael
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Post by: dbarber on January 10, 2013, 08:42:20 PM
Brewing a mild this weekend and maybe some starters for upcoming lagers.
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Post by: BrewingRover on January 10, 2013, 09:20:34 PM
I've got an APA to bottle. And some rearranging in the basement to get things better organized.
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Post by: hoser on January 10, 2013, 09:41:49 PM
Kegging a Dusseldorf Alt, making a starter of WY1469 for a NE Brown ale, and brewing a Mo-WIT-o, a mojito/wit beer fusion.  Wit beer grain bill, fresh lime zest, fresh spearmint, and chico yeast.  Could either be really good, or really bad :P
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Post by: blatz on January 10, 2013, 10:13:42 PM
Wit beer grain bill, fresh lime zest, fresh spearmint, and chico yeast.  Could either be really good, or really bad :P

that sounds really interesting - I make a mojito mead that is killer, please keep us posted on your results.
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Post by: alcaponejunior on January 12, 2013, 12:06:12 AM
Bottling Juniper Pale ale (https://alcaponejunior.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/juniper-pale-ale-ii-project/) and brewing Elderberry wheat II (https://alcaponejunior.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/elderberry-wheat-beer-ii/).  8)
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Post by: cheba420 on January 13, 2013, 05:27:29 AM
Transferring last weekends Tripel and brewing up an Amber.
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Post by: grod on January 13, 2013, 05:50:55 AM
Brewing a Sam Adams Clone on Sunday. It's my Dad favorite beer so I would like to get it some close. He only drinks that or pasifico so....
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I'll forgive the iPad send, and ask you for your recipe.  Please

love

g
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 13, 2013, 05:51:44 AM
German pilsner.
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Post by: rbclay on January 13, 2013, 02:49:12 PM
Made a Munich Dunkel yesterday. First time playing with my new bk/mash tun so I did a step mash. It was a chilly but fun day!
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Post by: sailortodd on January 13, 2013, 03:52:39 PM
I'm in the middle of my first double brew day, brewing two batches of Irish Red to give them some conditioning time before St Patrick's Day. Planning on them both being gone by March 18...
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Post by: ynotbrusum on January 13, 2013, 10:53:55 PM
Just a BoPils with a little Vienna to mix things up a bit...
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Post by: jeffy on January 13, 2013, 11:41:21 PM
Today I emptied a keg of black IPA and put an English barleywine on tap, then bottled the remaining couple bottles of oaked IPA and put a German pilsner on tap. 
There was quite a bit of cleaning and sanitizing involved even though it sounds pretty simple.
I'm looking forward to the new brews.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: kraftwerk on January 18, 2013, 01:18:01 AM
Pineapple double IPA with Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: tygo on January 18, 2013, 01:25:32 AM
This weekend will be 11 gallons of strong golden ale split between the ardennes yeast and 100% brett.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: denny on January 18, 2013, 01:48:00 AM
I screwed up my back at work and they won't let me work for the next couple weeks, so it looks like brewing time!  Ground grain today for a pils and an IPA.  I'm gonna experiment with a significantly higher sulfate level than I normally use for IPA.
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Post by: redbeerman on January 18, 2013, 12:57:20 PM
I screwed up my back at work and they won't let me work for the next couple weeks, so it looks like brewing time!  Ground grain today for a pils and an IPA.  I'm gonna experiment with a significantly higher sulfate level than I normally use for IPA.

Get well soon!  Be careful brewing, don't want you to mess it up even worse.
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Post by: tygo on February 03, 2013, 03:59:19 AM
Double batch brewday today.  5 gallons of ESB and 6 gallons of a golden ale-ish belgian for a 55 gallon barrel project for my club.  Primary with 3522 and brett and bugs in the barrel. 
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Post by: speed on February 03, 2013, 06:20:30 PM
did a 5 gal of doppelbock yesterday, the first time i made this is i did a triple decoction, not this time. just a single infusion mash and a little melanoidin malt. hope it turns out. put it on a yeast cake that was sitting under a smoked alt that was ready to transfer so it took off sometime in the night. going strong this morning.
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Post by: Herminator on February 04, 2013, 10:29:33 PM
Brewed up an IPA on Saturday.  Really happy with the process and the numbers.  1.060 OG and it is bubbling like crazy.  I actually had to get up every hour during the middle of the night to refill the airlock with solution because it kept blowing it all out. finally I just put a blowoff tube on after I got up this morning. 

Smells awesome.

Extract - 5 gallons - Pale extract with 30L, warrior bittering hops with late additions of centennial, amarillo and falconers flight. 
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Post by: erockrph on February 06, 2013, 01:16:36 AM
Just brewed a batch of porter. This is the first time I've rebrewed a batch with just a couple of small tweaks (mainly water adjustments) to really dial in a recipe, so I'm pretty excited to see how it turns out.

I also baked my first spent-grain bread as well. Nothing beats a relaxing day in the kitchen :)
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Post by: hoser on February 19, 2013, 08:11:38 PM
Wit beer grain bill, fresh lime zest, fresh spearmint, and chico yeast.  Could either be really good, or really bad :P

that sounds really interesting - I make a mojito mead that is killer, please keep us posted on your results.

Ok, I didn't forget about keep you updated on this beer, Blatz.  I ended up using 3 oz. of lime zest(12 limes!) with 5 minutes left in the boil.  Then I dry-hopped with 11g of fresh wintergreen mint to taste.  It is a P.I.A to find good, fresh spearmint in Nebraska, especially in the dead of winter!

Our local brewery, Empyrean, hosts a local competetion, called BeerQuest, quarterly.  21 entrants, trimmed down to 10 for a public serving/taste-off. The theme this time was fruit/spice "Spring" ales.

Before hand, the 10 remaining brewers get together and vote on their favorite brew.  The Mojito Wheat won Brewer's Choice!

I got edged out in the public balloting by 7pts to a Green Tea Pale ale.  We were both tied with 2 ballots to go!  Surprisingly had a lot of good feedback on the beer.  I was worried about the interplay of the spices, especially the mint, because I had never used either ingredient.  I will definitely be brewing this again! 
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Post by: blatz on February 19, 2013, 08:15:27 PM
sounds good and congrats!
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Post by: hoser on February 19, 2013, 08:42:08 PM
Thanks!  I'll post the recipe in the wiki when I get a chance.  Don't have it with me at the moment.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 19, 2013, 09:02:07 PM
I screwed up my back at work and they won't let me work for the next couple weeks, so it looks like brewing time!  Ground grain today for a pils and an IPA.  I'm gonna experiment with a significantly higher sulfate level than I normally use for IPA.

What ppm of sulfate are you targeting? And are you managing chloride ratio....curious.
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Post by: snowtiger87 on February 19, 2013, 10:54:20 PM
I brewed a St Patrick's Day Stout (Dry Irish Stout) and a Mexican Amber Lager.
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Post by: BrewQwest on February 20, 2013, 02:30:33 AM
brewed up a 14 gallon batch of munich helles ..... inoculated one 5.5 gallon fermentor with wyeast munich lager yeast (appropriate starter) and the other with dry S-189 (appropriate sachets) rehydrated with go-ferm rehydration forumula....Pop quiz question: can anyone tell me what happened to the other 3 gallons????...the munich lager fermented at 50F and the S-189 fermented at 52F... the ambient temp in the fermentation chamber was as much as 3 degrees below the internal temp of the fermenting wort.... Had I went by ambient temp instead of internal temp, my fermentation temp would have been way too hot...see the lagering thread just below this one... cheers!!