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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: blatz on April 03, 2013, 02:41:49 PM
We've not done one of these in almost a month, so I'll get it started...

I'm brewing, but I can't decide if its going to be a Dortmunder, German pils, or more Czech Pils (I have 2 kegs currently lagering of CP that is just mindblowing so far).  Any nudges in the direction of either style will be considered  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: jeffy on April 03, 2013, 02:57:47 PM
I'd say go with the Dort.  I love to have that on tap at my house.
I am going to brew a Double Bock this weekend.  There's really not enough time before the MCAB, but I am going to try to have it ready anyway.  I drank all the batch that won the qualifier.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: blatz on April 03, 2013, 03:01:08 PM
that's how I was leaning - will be looking over your notes again.  hope you can make it to the Blowoff jeffy - I have some killer IPA that will be on tap at the party and i'm hoping I can get Matt at TBC to give us a keg of Red Dragon Imperial Red.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: tygo on April 03, 2013, 03:12:19 PM
I'm doing a Dortmunder as well on Sunday.  First time I'm brewing this style.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: beersk on April 03, 2013, 03:16:25 PM
Don't know if I'll be brewing or not, I'd certainly like to.  I've currently got a batch of my black IPA fermenting in a keg and I want to see how that goes first before brewing anymore to see if I want to keep fermenting in kegs. I suppose I could just ferment in my carboys, but if I fermented in kegs, I'd have space in my chest freezer for 4 beers fermenting instead of 2 when I use my carboys. And I can transfer in a closed system with kegs.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: mmitchem on April 03, 2013, 03:24:57 PM
No brewing. Starting to pack up the brewery for my move to NC. Good times and better water (hopefully) ahead!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on April 03, 2013, 03:32:29 PM
I have the week off, so yesterday I did a partigyle brew.  A Strong Scotch Ale (OG 1088) with the first runnings and a Mild (OG 1036) with the second runnings.  I really excited about the Scotch Ale since it is my first try at this style.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: Pinski on April 03, 2013, 03:35:38 PM
Mmmmm Dortmunder... love it! Currently nursing my last keg.
Brewing an organic Kolsch this week.
Stringing hop lines and planting additional new rhizomes on Sunday.  Picked up more Centennial and Columbus and will be adding Nugget, Sterling and Galena.   
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: erockrph on April 03, 2013, 03:48:43 PM
Got an oatmeal brown finished up. Going to rack one gallon onto a vanilla bean and bottle the rest.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 03, 2013, 03:53:36 PM
Dort sounds great!  An underrated style.  I'm brewing an AIPA, ~ 1.065ish.  Leaning toward Citra/Centennial/Simcoe, FWH, tons of late and dry.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: udubdawg on April 03, 2013, 04:15:46 PM
no brewing; NHC judging!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: bluesman on April 03, 2013, 04:23:25 PM
no brewing; NHC judging!

+1

I'm heading up to NYC to judge the regionals.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on April 03, 2013, 04:51:58 PM
I like the idea of doing a Dortmunder.  I have fresh yeast from a pils, malt and hops.  Maybe I can fit in with the gardening that needs to be done.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on April 03, 2013, 06:15:34 PM
I missed out on making a Marzen in March for Oktoberfest, so I think I will make an "Aprilzen" Oktoberfestbier. I will call it "A-OK".
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: kmccaf on April 03, 2013, 11:13:14 PM
It's going to be a busy one for me. Bottling a Dry Stout, and brewing a Wheat Beer and a Gratzer. Maybe a Brown Ale as well. Looking forward to using this malt from the Colorado Malting co. that I bought.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: kgs on April 04, 2013, 12:57:34 PM
Just "research" with a colleague at SF's City Beer Store while my Janet's Brown Ale ferments away.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: Mark G on April 04, 2013, 02:41:30 PM
Got a starter going last night for a Steam beer. I also need to dry hop my APA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: thatgeekguy on April 04, 2013, 05:28:24 PM
Kegging my Blonde on Saturday, need to cold crash starting tonight. Hoping to brew my first AG on Sunday using BIAB, still figuring out the style.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: denny on April 04, 2013, 05:32:43 PM
I'm envious.  I'm working for the next 19 days so it'll be a while before I can brew again.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on April 04, 2013, 06:10:05 PM
I'm envious.  I'm working for the next 19 days so it'll be a while before I can brew again.

Blessed with work Denny?  Sounds a bit grueling.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: denny on April 04, 2013, 06:30:32 PM
I'm envious.  I'm working for the next 19 days so it'll be a while before I can brew again.

Blessed with work Denny?  Sounds a bit grueling.

It seems to be feast or famine.  Showbiz.....bleah.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: dbarber on April 04, 2013, 07:05:56 PM
no brewing; NHC judging!

+1

I'm heading up to NYC to judge the regionals.

+2

Not looking forward to getting up at 5 AM to drive there though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: theDarkSide on April 04, 2013, 07:11:55 PM
I'm heading up to NYC to judge the regionals.
Ron, did you get my check in the mail yet?  ;)

Good luck with the judging.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 04, 2013, 07:26:34 PM
Brewing my first Belgian Blond..primarily belgian pils, some caravienne, belgian sugar, and styrian golding hops , wlp575. OG 1.068
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: davidgzach on April 04, 2013, 10:13:39 PM
I'm envious.  I'm working for the next 19 days so it'll be a while before I can brew again.

Blessed with work Denny?  Sounds a bit grueling.

It seems to be feast or famine.  Showbiz.....bleah.....

Are you on-set?  19 days is a long time, especially not to brew! 

Making Nut Brown Ale II with my buddy and the last vial of 037 I could find.  Starter is in the fridge already.

Dave
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: narcout on April 05, 2013, 01:48:31 AM
I'm hoping to brew a Munich Dunkel on Saturday - got the starter on the stirplate now. 

I don't brew a lot of lagers so I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: frankie j. on April 05, 2013, 09:25:15 AM
Sweet Stout this weekend, and bottling a Blonde ale and Weisbier
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: duncan on April 05, 2013, 02:59:43 PM
Racking a cyser that was fermented with saison yeast and pitching a wine yeast to finish it off. Making a few 1 gallon batches of mead. Brewing...something  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: rjharper on April 05, 2013, 03:36:27 PM
10 gallons of blonde ale for the Buffett concernt in Dallas next month :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: AmandaK on April 05, 2013, 03:42:50 PM
no brewing; NHC judging!

+1

I'm heading up to NYC to judge the regionals.

Yep, same here in KC. We've been judging smaller categories since Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: micsager on April 05, 2013, 03:56:29 PM
No brewing this weekend.  Going to stewart 1st round NHC in Seattle. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: reverseapachemaster on April 05, 2013, 05:05:30 PM
Brewing a doppelbock right now. I won't drink it until the fall, which is not doppelbock season, but it will make for a nice cool weather brew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on April 05, 2013, 10:32:56 PM
Lets see, this week I brewed a hefeweizen, a best bitter, an altbier and a bock.  I bottled two IPAs, a Berlinner weisse, an American lager anda a Vienna lager.  I have another American lager I need to bottle, and my friend and I are going to keg 15gal of Cali common on Sunday.  I'm catching up on my brewing after workng a lot of overtime in feb.  Focused on lagers while the basement was nice and cool.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: cheshirecat on April 05, 2013, 11:31:51 PM
Nothing this weekend. Getting ready to head back from a week long brewery trip in Oregon. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: kraftwerk on April 06, 2013, 03:48:13 AM
Amber ale. First time brewing this style so it should be fun. A nice spring beer reminiscent of fall.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: klickitat jim on April 06, 2013, 01:24:39 PM
Jonsing to brew. I'm in a d rest with two lagers. So maybe next weekend... next brews will also be lagers.

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on April 06, 2013, 02:38:31 PM
Knocked out a batch of Ruination from Mitch Steele's IPA and my all Galaxy IPA this week. Had to dust off the equipment, been way too long. Feels good man.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: rlester on April 07, 2013, 02:11:47 AM
Kegged a Double IPA this morning and brewing a Black IPA tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: brewsumore on April 07, 2013, 03:19:47 AM
Sorry if I'm going off-topic but -- I'm not brewing this weekend, but with the party season starting up, I took advantage of being in south central Washington yesterday and bought 7 pounds of asparagus from a roadside stand picked that morning, and so today canned 9 pints of pickled asparagus and 5 pints of pickled green beans.  I do love those pickles!

Tomorrow it's carboy deep cleaning and sanitizing (10 of them), and maybe design a carboy storage rack, or just research buying some metal shelving to save time and labor.  I recently finished some wine blending and bottling that left a bunch of empty carboys.

I also am looking forward to re-working a citra ipa or apa recipe, since I'm anxious to try some 2012 crop citra hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: klickitat jim on April 07, 2013, 03:56:08 AM
The heart of Washington is definitely getting represented these days.

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on April 08, 2013, 01:17:33 AM
Brewed a rye IPA yesterday, Chinook bittering and Simcoe/Cent/Warrior/Columbus late additions.

Brewed a dry stout today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/7 Edition
Post by: reverseapachemaster on April 08, 2013, 01:48:00 PM
I'm bottling some beer off some yeast experiments today or tomorrow. I need to break down the mason jars of washed yeast into vials to go into the freezer this weekend. I need to get some other stuff done this week so I might brew some more beer next week.