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Title: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: blatz on May 17, 2013, 03:58:54 PM
What do you guys have going this weekend?  I have a starter of chico going and am thinking of going old school Amber Ale:

12 gal 1.056/44 IBUs
81.5% 2 row
11% Eng Med Crystal
5% Victory
2.5% Pale chocolate

Chinook to bitter
4oz Cascade/Centennial at 15,flameout and dryhop (+1oz Columbus)

What about you?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: denny on May 17, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Working all weekend, but have over a week with no work coming up soon.  I hope to work on my brewing deficit during that time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: Franklin on May 17, 2013, 04:15:36 PM
Waldo Lake Amber Ale.....cheap and easy.....GO BEAVERS !!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: bluesman on May 17, 2013, 04:41:31 PM
My IPA recipe will hit the brew kettle tomorrow morning. Looking forward to it!

Also kegging a Witbier and planting more of my garden on Sunday. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on May 17, 2013, 05:01:36 PM
No batches going in the kettle this weekend but I have some other stuff going on. I'm lagering my first lager, so that's going to tie up my fermentation chamber for a while. I'm going to go ahead and lager a barleywine with it. I have an imperial stout that is finishing fermentation and after resting for a couple weeks I'm going to add it to the chamber with the other two beers for a brief lager. Then all three will get bottled up late May/early June, so I'm going to start growing up some yeast for bottling those three beers plus some blackberry lambic.

I also have a couple brett strains I'm trying to build to a pitchable quantity, so I have those working over the weekend and next couple weeks as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: cheshirecat on May 17, 2013, 05:38:31 PM
Nothing this weekend. Heading to the brewshop to pick up stuff for next weekend though.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: morticaixavier on May 17, 2013, 05:52:36 PM
I am going to do another batch of California farmhouse. This time with flaked Kamut maybe, or something else from the bulk section. Pitching half with slurry from the last batch (a mix of three different whitelabs vials, Belgian ale blend, Belgian ale and American farmhouse blend) the other half with cultured bottle dregs from Almanac Farm to Barrel Brewers Reserve # 1
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 17, 2013, 05:57:15 PM
Just finishing fermenting my Czech pilsner and vienna lager - my last brews until 1st week of july due to work and vacation travel. i've got 30 gallons in process - on tap, fermenting, and lagering...so hopefully i will make it until july :P
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: erockrph on May 17, 2013, 06:05:30 PM
This weekend I will be hopefully be replanting the tomatoes & peppers I lost to the surprise frost we got this week. I also need to rack my blackberry melomel one last time and tonight I will be be taking that first step into the wild and pitching some Brett into my Biere de Garde.

I wasn't planning on brewing for a while, but I have some free days over the next couple of weeks. I'm thinking I might go for a simple ESB.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: fmader on May 17, 2013, 07:48:15 PM
I'm brewing an all Amarillo IPA. I'm looking forward to it since I haven't brewed in over a month. I'll also be re-using harvested yeast for the first time. I was worried it wouldn't be alive, but the Chico yeast is burning up the second stage of the starter. Everything looks a go for tomorrow morning!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: saintpierre on May 17, 2013, 07:59:14 PM
Brewing up an standard Bitter on Monday. Fermenting half with WLP002 and the other half with cultured dregs from a few bottles of Jolly Pumpkin ESBam.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: flbrewer on May 18, 2013, 02:42:06 AM
Bottling my first brew!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: klickitat jim on May 18, 2013, 02:48:12 AM
That went fast flb, wow!  You'll be sharing your experience with other rookies before you know it!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: tygo on May 18, 2013, 02:43:03 PM
No brewing this weekend but transferring a Dort into a fresh keg and dry hopping an IPA for my Memorial Day weekend party.  Going to throw some steaks on the grill later.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: realbeerguy on May 18, 2013, 04:52:01 PM
Mild tomorrow.  Got to transfer some meads too ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: klickitat jim on May 19, 2013, 02:25:57 AM
Tomorrow morning an all castle Pilsner and an all MO lager
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: cheba420 on May 20, 2013, 04:45:06 AM
Brewed up a batch of american amber. We're changing our routine up a little. Going to brew consecutive batches of the same brew 3-4 times to dial in consistency. We've been brewing a lot of one offs lately and now its time to get back to basics.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: rayallen on May 21, 2013, 04:25:05 AM
Sunday I brewed a Pale Ale and a Agave Wit.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: HobsonDrake on May 24, 2013, 07:00:42 PM
I got a book "Brewing Classic Stules" for joining AHA last week. And as much as I would like to brew ever one of the recipes in this book I pick a Northern English Brown Ale. The Nutcastle on page 151 made me stop reading and go to a LHBS and get all the listed supplies. But it will be all grain not extract.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: drjones on June 11, 2013, 04:52:30 PM
Chiming in late - snuck in a Belgian dubbel (1.063) between Saturday chores.  The mash went three hours because I was running errands.  Split 6 gallons into two batches - one Ardennes (Achouffe), the other Belle Saison dry.  12# Maris Otter, 1# Munich, 0.5# special B, pale chocolate (2 oz), 1# dark jaggery palm sugar.  Kept it honest with 1.5 oz. Styrian Goldings at 60 min, and 1.5 more at 45, but then threw in 1 oz Mosiac at 5 min for fun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: Podo on June 18, 2013, 01:39:17 PM
Bottling my chocolate milk stout and brewing a Chinook/Citra pale ale
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: 1vertical on July 13, 2013, 07:25:38 PM
Well I am done just now brewing a BSBA.  Hope it somehow will resemble
Duvel since I can't buy Duvel here....ahem.....It is kind of interesting to me
because I know 1388 Needs a big starter and I grew up a one quart
iteration of it on the spin plate. When I pitched it, just seemed like it did
not reproduce a lot of spawn.  We shall see.  Gravity is 1.054 and the
yeast will have it's work cut out for sure.  I plan on adding 1 lb of
Light Belgian Syrup at high Krausen and another .5-1 lb after a couple
days....at this time it is in my lager tank to try to offset the high ambient
temps in the garage.  The well water is about 60ish degrees.  Yep just
gonna add the syrup straight up.....shall test and see if sanitation holds.
I will ramp temps best I can given I do not yet have a full range
temp. control chamber.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: micah h on July 13, 2013, 07:41:29 PM
Not brewing this weekend, but all my friends and family are on vacation, so it will be my first time bottling solo. I'm confident I can do it without any problems.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: 1vertical on July 14, 2013, 03:03:06 AM
we have fermentation launch after 5 hours.  carry on!  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: dglucasii on July 27, 2013, 12:08:20 PM
Brewing a 2.0 version of the APA I enveloped last month...thinking I can done a little better with a little more wheat and a little less cara malt.
 Also, I was going to add more cascade earlier in the process for a more citrusy flavor...would that work?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: corkybstewart on July 27, 2013, 12:28:04 PM
I just brewed a rauchbock using 10 pounds of home smoked malt(pecan wood). It smelled nice and smoky even in the kettle so I'm expecting bacon in a bottle.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: In The Sand on July 27, 2013, 12:35:58 PM
Brewed 10-gal of a Columbus/chinook IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: libirm on August 04, 2013, 12:09:31 PM
My First Brew- Brewer's Best Belgian IPA-
Everything went well and just bubbling away .
 :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 04, 2013, 02:44:18 PM
Mashed in for a Bo-pils. Will be a long day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: jeffy on August 04, 2013, 04:11:32 PM
Must be some sort of time machine involved. 
I think there's another thread for this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 04, 2013, 06:19:31 PM
Must be some sort of time machine involved. 
I think there's another thread for this weekend.
i missed that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 5/18 edition?
Post by: denny on August 04, 2013, 06:35:14 PM
I'll unpin this one