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Title: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: blatz on May 30, 2013, 06:53:26 PM
What's firing in the kettles?

am kegging an American Amber and a Doppelbock, then...

I bought a bag of Weyermann Floor Malted Pilsner malt that I am going to make some more czech pils with, and I am also hoping to brew either a IIPA or a Sublimely Self Righteous clone (but with Chico yeast).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: metron-brewer on May 30, 2013, 07:04:00 PM
Plan is to brew my house APA using Nelson hops, and if the weather holds a batch of Pig Roast IPA to check the recipe.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: erockrph on May 30, 2013, 07:25:53 PM
I'll be scouring the local Farmers Markets for some good local Grade B maple syrup. The maple wine I brewed over the winter didn't finish anywhere near as dry as I'd like so I need to brew up a batch that I can use to blend it down with.

I also need to dry-hop my ESB. Was going to try the short (3-hour) dry-hopping thing, but I'll probably do something closer to 24 hours or so.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: fmader on May 30, 2013, 07:28:33 PM
I just racked my Amarillo IPA. I'm brewing a ten gallon batch of a "4 C's IPA" Saturday... It will include 18 ounces of a combination of Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops. Looking forward to it. I haven't brewed a ten gallon batch in awhile.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: cheshirecat on May 30, 2013, 07:30:05 PM
Heading to Firestone Walker Invitational Beerfest this weekend.  No brewing only drinking. :0)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: blatz on May 30, 2013, 07:52:46 PM
I'll be scouring the local Farmers Markets for some good local Grade B maple syrup.

if you strike out, whole foods usually has some good Grade B.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: beersk on May 30, 2013, 08:32:07 PM
No brewing for me, got 2 fermentors full and 2 kegs full that need drank before I can keg anything else. I'll be upgrading soon to a chest freezer with a collar that can fit 4 kegs. I plan to still have 2 beers on tap and will have room for two kegs to lager/cold condition while the other two beers are on tap. I may eventually add a nitrogen setup and just have 3 on tap and a spot to lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: Pinski on May 30, 2013, 08:36:50 PM
Maybe some D-resting and keg cleaning. Other than that this weekend is for the garden. 

Beersk- You wont regret the collared freezer. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 30, 2013, 08:59:25 PM
Pouring out my oxidized keg of saison.  If I get time and if they're finished, kegging my tripel and imperial stout.

Pissed about the saison, but I'm over it.  It's going into the floor drain.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: a10t2 on May 30, 2013, 09:14:05 PM
I'll be doing batch #100, a Belgian-style something or other that I'm going to start at about 18% ABV and keep feeding sugar as long as it keeps fermenting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: rjharper on May 30, 2013, 09:33:49 PM
I just racked my Amarillo IPA. I'm brewing a ten gallon batch of a "4 C's IPA" Saturday... It will include 18 ounces of a combination of Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops. Looking forward to it. I haven't brewed a ten gallon batch in awhile.

I made one of those a couple of months ago, and just kicked my second keg.  That hop combination is killer. I'm trying a rebrew using Falconers Flight 7Cs to see how it compares.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: Pinski on May 30, 2013, 09:36:00 PM
Pouring out my oxidized keg of saison.  If I get time and if they're finished, kegging my tripel and imperial stout.

Pissed about the saison, but I'm over it.  It's going into the floor drain.

Is the saison old or did something go wonky in the process?
Hey, at least you have floor drains.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 30, 2013, 09:47:00 PM
Pouring out my oxidized keg of saison.  If I get time and if they're finished, kegging my tripel and imperial stout.

Pissed about the saison, but I'm over it.  It's going into the floor drain.

Is the saison old or did something go wonky in the process?
Hey, at least you have floor drains.

I think I didn't vent the headspace when I carbed it up and oxidized it badly.  It turned brown.
Title: Re: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: erockrph on May 30, 2013, 10:39:45 PM
I'll be doing batch #100, a Belgian-style something or other that I'm going to start at about 18% ABV and keep feeding sugar as long as it keeps fermenting.

What are you using for yeast? Are there any Belgian strains that will get you up that high or are you planning on using something like WLP099 to get it to finish up?
Title: Re: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: a10t2 on May 30, 2013, 10:59:20 PM
What are you using for yeast?

3787 for the primary. Once it poops out I'll rack onto a fresh yeast cake for each sugar addition. I have an essentially infinite supply of 1056, so probably that for the most part.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: ccfoo242 on May 30, 2013, 11:08:11 PM
First all grain in 6 months... English IPA from Brewing Classic Styles.

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Title: Re: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: hoser on May 30, 2013, 11:31:55 PM
What are you using for yeast?

3787 for the primary. Once it poops out I'll rack onto a fresh yeast cake for each sugar addition. I have an essentially infinite supply of 1056, so probably that for the most part.

What about WLP050?  The Tennesse Whiskey yeast used for distilling.  According to it's profile it works for beer also and produces a clean ferment.

http://www.whitelabs.com/blog/under-microscope-wlp050-tennessee-whiskey-yeast
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 30, 2013, 11:48:02 PM
I'll be doing batch #100, a Belgian-style something or other that I'm going to start at about 18% ABV and keep feeding sugar as long as it keeps fermenting.
Sounds really interesting.  I love the big Belgian beers, but that's off the charts !  Congrats on Batch 100 ,btw.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: tygo on May 31, 2013, 12:07:25 AM
Nothing this weekend.  I should have planned a brew day but was exhausted after my Memorial Day party last weekend.  I realized, looking at my brewing schedule, that with NHC at the end of June and a vacation a week later, my brew days over the summer are going to be a little sparse.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: fmader on May 31, 2013, 01:09:43 AM
I just racked my Amarillo IPA. I'm brewing a ten gallon batch of a "4 C's IPA" Saturday... It will include 18 ounces of a combination of Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops. Looking forward to it. I haven't brewed a ten gallon batch in awhile.

I made one of those a couple of months ago, and just kicked my second keg.  That hop combination is killer. I'm trying a rebrew using Falconers Flight 7Cs to see how it compares.

I was going to buy a pound of FF 7Cs a few months ago, but figured I had for of them already to make my own blend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: BrewingRover on May 31, 2013, 02:47:03 AM
No brewing, but I'm taking the Anchor tour on Monday. I'm pretty psyched about that.
Title: Re: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: a10t2 on May 31, 2013, 04:24:47 AM
What about WLP050?  The Tennesse Whiskey yeast used for distilling.  According to it's profile it works for beer also and produces a clean ferment.

I hadn't heard of that one. Sounds interesting for sure. I'm actually not to worried about alcohol tolerance. The 3787 should get well into the teens, if not low 20s, and over that I don't think any yeast has an advantage over any other. Even washes for distilling don't get beyond that. Plus I don't think I can justify buying yeast just for something this crazy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: coastsidemike on May 31, 2013, 05:39:38 AM
Racking and dry-hopping the results of last weekend.  10 gallons of pale ale (chinook + cascade, WLP001), and 6 gallons of IPA (bravo + chinook, WLP002).  I was gifted a 15 gallon Tall Boy kettle, so I have barely enough equipment to brew both at the same time (gravity fed, batch sparge).  Was fun to try, now I need brew boots.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: redbeerman on May 31, 2013, 11:41:46 AM
Ron and I will be firing up the Brutus for an 11 gallon batch of German pils.  I would imagine there will be some beer tasting and cigar smoking as well. 8)  Philly beer week is here, kind of snuck up on me.  Don't know If I will be able to make it up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: saintpierre on May 31, 2013, 01:12:38 PM
No brewing for me this weekend.
Our club will be kegging BW from our club oak barrel and racking the Flanders Red we made on BBD in.  Other than that I'm waiting for my New England Amber and Lobster Killer Red (yes, a lobster was sacrificed during this brew) to ferment out so I can keg and bring to NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: mcdanis on May 31, 2013, 01:23:17 PM
Attending the Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham tonight, then brewing up a Saison tomorrow.  Should be a great beer weekend!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: morticaixavier on May 31, 2013, 04:47:02 PM
I need to bottle up the end of a batch of saison and keg the next variation. Working on a recipe bit by bit. v1 was Flaked Rye and a little wheat malt. v2 drops the wheat malt (cause I didn't have anymore) and replaces the Flaked rye with a tab more flaked kamut.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: bluesman on May 31, 2013, 04:52:41 PM
Ron and I will be firing up the Brutus for an 11 gallon batch of German pils.  I would imagine there will be some beer tasting and cigar smoking as well. 8)  Philly beer week is here, kind of snuck up on me.  Don't know If I will be able to make it up.

That's right. 100% Pils and WLP830 slurry from a Munich Helles. It's going to be in the mid to upper 80's and sunny tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: beersk on May 31, 2013, 06:04:40 PM
Maybe some D-resting and keg cleaning. Other than that this weekend is for the garden. 

Beersk- You wont regret the collared freezer. 
Yeah, looking forward to it. I think a fridge setup is really what I'd want because I could store hops in the freezer, have bottles and kegs in the fridge part. It'd be a multipurpose appliance. But I already have the chest freezer and a Haier kegerator with a tower. I plan to use the current kegerator as a fermentation chamber and since I ferment in kegs, I can still get three in there.  Win-win! Maybe someday I'll still do the fridge conversion though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: Slowbrew on May 31, 2013, 08:01:52 PM
Maybe some D-resting and keg cleaning. Other than that this weekend is for the garden. 

Beersk- You wont regret the collared freezer. 
Yeah, looking forward to it. I think a fridge setup is really what I'd want because I could store hops in the freezer, have bottles and kegs in the fridge part. It'd be a multipurpose appliance. But I already have the chest freezer and a Haier kegerator with a tower. I plan to use the current kegerator as a fermentation chamber and since I ferment in kegs, I can still get three in there.  Win-win! Maybe someday I'll still do the fridge conversion though.

That's a nice idea but when I put the fridge downstairs it ended up being an extension of the kitchen.  I have a few hops in the freezer and a few bottles of beer in the fridge door but the rest is claimed by SWMBO and the tax credits.  I'm not sure how we went from 1 - 18cf fridge to a 24cf and an 18cf and still don't room to lager a beer.  8^)

Paul
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: redbeerman on May 31, 2013, 08:09:52 PM
Maybe some D-resting and keg cleaning. Other than that this weekend is for the garden. 

Beersk- You wont regret the collared freezer. 
Yeah, looking forward to it. I think a fridge setup is really what I'd want because I could store hops in the freezer, have bottles and kegs in the fridge part. It'd be a multipurpose appliance. But I already have the chest freezer and a Haier kegerator with a tower. I plan to use the current kegerator as a fermentation chamber and since I ferment in kegs, I can still get three in there.  Win-win! Maybe someday I'll still do the fridge conversion though.

That's a nice idea but when I put the fridge downstairs it ended up being an extension of the kitchen.  I have a few hops in the freezer and a few bottles of beer in the fridge door but the rest is claimed by SWMBO and the tax credits.  I'm not sure how we went from 1 - 18cf fridge to a 24cf and an 18cf and still don't room to lager a beer.  8^)

Paul

Maybe your basement isn't scary enough. ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: beersk on May 31, 2013, 08:48:09 PM
Ha! Man, that sucks!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: snowtiger87 on May 31, 2013, 08:55:54 PM
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That's a nice idea but when I put the fridge downstairs it ended up being an extension of the kitchen.  I have a few hops in the freezer and a few bottles of beer in the fridge door but the rest is claimed by SWMBO and the tax credits.  I'm not sure how we went from 1 - 18cf fridge to a 24cf and an 18cf and still don't room to lager a beer.  8^)

You need to be like me and have 2 fridges in the garage for serving beer and 2 chest freezers in the basement for fermenting/lagering  ;)

I don't know what I am brewing yet. Tomorrow is the FOTR Iron Brewer day so I will decide when I show up and find out what the ingredients are.  :o

Tonight I will be packing up my vehicle with my portable (somewhat) propane fired brew rig, racking 10 gallons of Saison into secondary, and hopefully if I have time working on my new electric brewery in the basement. Time for water leak tests.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: ynotbrusum on June 02, 2013, 11:26:33 PM
Made 10 gallons of Flanders Red on Saturday and a 5 gallon batch of cream ale today.  I am officially maxed out with 13 cornies, three 5 gallon batches in primary, and three 10 gallon batches in primary.  Since I haven't had a big group over in a few weeks, my inventory has grown considerably (especially with some of the aging beer that will be around for quite some time).  But a neighbor donated his medium sized chest freezer to me, so I have that on a separate external thermostat at 35F for lagering in cornies and can use the other chest freezer solely for lager primaries.  Not complaining, but I realize that lagers can get backed up with the time they take to become ready to consume, so I should be more mindful of having more ales in the rotation.  Bottled 6 pints and a growler for my niece, so some of it will be enjoyed tonight while the family watches hockey after a full weekend of grad parties.  Phew, I will be glad to get back to the desk tomorrow.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 6/1 edition?
Post by: gmac on June 03, 2013, 12:59:02 AM
5 gals of French Saison and 5 gals of generic lager as a starter for a 20 gal German lager brew coming up in a few weeks.