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Title: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: blatz on July 31, 2013, 02:36:10 PM
I brewed some fest bier last weekend, but will be kegging a robust porter this weekend and brewing a RuinTen clone - 40+# of grain and 1.5# of hops for 12 gallons.  Gonna push the limits on this one, but am excited.

what do YOU have in the hopper? 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: redbeerman on July 31, 2013, 03:00:45 PM
Ron and I are doing an 11 gallon batch of Oktoberfest.  Gotta get this one in now!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: narvin on July 31, 2013, 03:05:00 PM
Did a summer saison with spelt on Sunday.  After I get back from vacation, I'll be making more lambic wort.  I picked up about 20 pounds total of raw grain at the health food store for these batches.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: bboy9000 on July 31, 2013, 03:10:36 PM
Kegging:  Southern English Brown
Bottling:  Biere de Garde and Fruit Wine
Brewing:  JZ & Tasty's Arrogant Bastard Clone #2
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: erockrph on July 31, 2013, 03:32:31 PM
Going to finish bottling the last 2 batches of my single-hopped beers tonight. Racking my strawberry mead off the second dose of strawberries into a tertiary to start clarifying this weekend. Then on Tuesday brewing a batch that will be split into a saison and a lambic.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: cheshirecat on July 31, 2013, 03:42:48 PM
No brewing this weekend. Heading out to Mammoth Lakes to go camping with my bro. Bring a 2.5 gallon keg of my IPA to keep us company. :0) Works out since my fermentation fridge currently has a Double DBA clone and Saison fermenting away in it.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: In The Sand on July 31, 2013, 04:01:57 PM
Nothing.  My fermentation chambers are at max capacity.  I'm considering to the nanomashing experiment from the May/June 2013 edition of Zymurgy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on July 31, 2013, 04:04:47 PM
I am bottling a saison later this week and getting a starter going of S04 for a chile blonde ale next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: bluesman on July 31, 2013, 04:12:49 PM
Ron and I are doing an 11 gallon batch of Oktoberfest.  Gotta get this one in now!

Hard to believe we're knockin' on Autumn's door.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: jeffy on July 31, 2013, 04:45:27 PM
Ron and I are doing an 11 gallon batch of Oktoberfest.  Gotta get this one in now!

Hard to believe we're knockin' on Autumn's door.
Autumn?  We need to make it through August first.
I am wrangling judges and stewards to judge the commercial beers at Wazoo Saturday night.  That's the fundraiser beer festival at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.
I hope to brew an IPA Sunday.  It's been so long since I brewed I may need retraining.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: AmandaK on July 31, 2013, 04:50:00 PM
Tonight: Brewing a Dopplebock
Tonight: Kegging a Pale Ale / Session IPA thing
Saturday: Fiance is brewing an Oktoberfest
Monday??: Brew a CAP
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: beersk on July 31, 2013, 04:51:24 PM
Ron and I are doing an 11 gallon batch of Oktoberfest.  Gotta get this one in now!

Hard to believe we're knockin' on Autumn's door.
Sure feels like it, we've had some pretty cool weather in Iowa this week. I love it!

I'm not brewing this weekend, have a family reunion. Brewed the last 3 weekends in a row, but I think I'll brew again next weekend. Schwarzbier, I believe it will be. Kegging a dunkel tonight though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: blatz on July 31, 2013, 04:55:38 PM
Ron and I are doing an 11 gallon batch of Oktoberfest.  Gotta get this one in now!

Hard to believe we're knockin' on Autumn's door.
Autumn?  We need to make it through August first.

saw 12pks of Sierra Nevada Tumbler at publix last night and I just shook my head....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: erockrph on July 31, 2013, 05:31:54 PM
Ron and I are doing an 11 gallon batch of Oktoberfest.  Gotta get this one in now!

Hard to believe we're knockin' on Autumn's door.
Autumn?  We need to make it through August first.

saw 12pks of Sierra Nevada Tumbler at publix last night and I just shook my head....

Pumpkinhead should be due out any day, then...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: blatz on July 31, 2013, 05:36:32 PM
Pumpkinhead should be due out any day, then...

yup  ;) - Cigar City posted on their FB page that they are packaging Good Gourd this week, so here comes the barage. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: klickitat jim on July 31, 2013, 05:56:42 PM
Kegging an IPA
Brewing a Red
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: denny on July 31, 2013, 06:22:53 PM
Brewing my Noti brown ale recipe today.  http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/NotiBrownAle  I'm usinf 1272 in this batch.  In a week or so, I'll do a batch with 1450 to compare.  I'd just split the wort from this batch and use the different yeasts, but I can only control the temp on one batch at a time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: tygo on July 31, 2013, 08:14:16 PM
It's been a busy summer and I haven't brewed in 6 weeks.  Back on the wagon this weekend with 10 gallons of IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: fmader on July 31, 2013, 11:26:54 PM
I just brewed my first attempt at a lemon wheat today. I also racked 10 gallons of a stout onto 15 pounds of tart cherries.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: andyi on July 31, 2013, 11:58:22 PM
Session tropical IPA from Zymurgy
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: dannyjed on August 01, 2013, 12:12:56 AM
I just brewed my second creation of a Belgian IPA the other day.  Tons of Munich with Cascade, Citra, and Nugget.  The yeast is Wyeast 3522 which worked great on the last one.  No brewing this weekend, but our club is having a picnic/pig roast on Sat. and then I'm leaving for the UP in Michigan for 10 days ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: coastsidemike on August 01, 2013, 12:27:34 AM
I just brewed my second creation of a Belgian IPA the other day.  Tons of Munich with Cascade, Citra, and Nugget.  The yeast is Wyeast 3522 which worked great on the last one.  No brewing this weekend, but our club is having a picnic/pig roast on Sat. and then I'm leaving for the UP in Michigan for 10 days ;D

Would love to see your hop schedule on the Belgian.  Sounds great.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: coastsidemike on August 01, 2013, 12:28:55 AM
For me, I hit a limit in bottling 15 gallons at a time, thus starting a kegerator buildout this weekend.

An aside was to learn that the miss'ess has been reading the copies of Zymurgy that I leave around the house.  "Best beer in America - hey, can we try that?"
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: dannyjed on August 01, 2013, 12:41:19 AM
I just brewed my second creation of a Belgian IPA the other day.  Tons of Munich with Cascade, Citra, and Nugget.  The yeast is Wyeast 3522 which worked great on the last one.  No brewing this weekend, but our club is having a picnic/pig roast on Sat. and then I'm leaving for the UP in Michigan for 10 days ;D

Would love to see your hop schedule on the Belgian.  Sounds great.
Here's the recipe
7 lbs Munich l
4.5 lbs Two-row
1 lb Caramunich
.75 oz Warrior @ 60
1 oz Cascade @ 15
1 oz Nugget @ 15
1 oz Cascade @ 0
.5 oz Nugget @0
.5 oz Citra @ 0
1 oz Cascade dryhop
.5 oz Nugget dry hop
.5 oz Citra dry hop
Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: ccfoo242 on August 01, 2013, 01:24:27 AM
Brewing tonight...hoppy brown ale.

Brewing in Florida in August sucks no matter what time of day. Thought I would do better by waiting until evening but it's still muggy as hell and this was the weather earlier:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9413192298_d1b4021922_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccfoo242/9413192298/)
Another example of Florida brewing weather (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccfoo242/9413192298/) by ccfoo242 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ccfoo242/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: BrewingRover on August 01, 2013, 01:25:29 AM
saw 12pks of Sierra Nevada Tumbler at publix last night and I just shook my head....

I wish Celebration came out as early as the other seasonals seem to do. Or that they wouldn't ship so much Tumbler. My local market doesn't get 12 packs in until they're sold out of the previous seasonal.

I've got nothing brewing but a couple of batches to bottle soon: Graham Wheeler's London Pride recipe and a rye IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: Three on August 01, 2013, 03:02:41 AM
First I'll be transferring an APA out of my dry hop keg into 2 smaller kegs. Then on to transferring my Citra Bomb PA out of the primary into a keg to dry hop.  Then I'll be brewing a Target/Saaz hopped ESB.  And somewhere along the way I will be smoking 18lbs of pork shoulder.

Then there will be much joy and happiness.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: In The Sand on August 01, 2013, 11:35:56 AM
Brewing tonight...hoppy brown ale.

Brewing in Florida in August sucks no matter what time of day. Thought I would do better by waiting until evening but it's still muggy as hell and this was the weather earlier:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9413192298_d1b4021922_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccfoo242/9413192298/)
Another example of Florida brewing weather (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccfoo242/9413192298/) by ccfoo242 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ccfoo242/), on Flickr

I too am in FL. That's why I have this to keep me dry and shaded
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/01/a5u7adez.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: dbarber on August 01, 2013, 12:58:34 PM
Making a berry melomel for Mead Day on Saturday and then a weizenbock during the week to be served at a festival this fall.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: snowtiger87 on August 01, 2013, 05:38:37 PM
I saw Tommyknocker's Pumpkin beer in the store yesterday along with Sam Adams Oktoberfest  ???

I will be breiwng my Saison Automne' (half of which will getWisconsin sour cherries added) and the making the base mead for my cherry melomel (again, with Wisconsin sour cherries).

Can you tell the cherries just came in?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: narvin on August 01, 2013, 06:06:03 PM
Saison was at the height of fermentation last night and hit 88. 

Where we're going, we don't need roads.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: blatz on August 01, 2013, 06:16:12 PM
Saison was at the height of fermentation last night and hit 88. 



 :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on August 01, 2013, 06:50:43 PM
Saison was at the height of fermentation last night and hit 88. 

Where we're going, we don't need roads.

BWHAHAHA

(Brewing Munich Helles w/ Tasty McDole's lager fermentation method)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: thebigbaker on August 01, 2013, 07:24:31 PM
Starting to get my fall/ winter beers going. I'm brewing my first Dubbel this weekend.  Got the starter going this morning.  I went back and forth on 1214 and 3787 and decided that I'll go with 1214 this time around.  I may also get the first pumpkin brew going.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: narvin on August 01, 2013, 11:03:57 PM
Saison was at the height of fermentation last night and hit 88. 



 :o

Don't worry, it's 565  ;D.  I split the batch with the new Belle dry saison yeast, so we'll see how that one tastes when fermented like wine.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 01, 2013, 11:12:45 PM
I look forward to your tasting notes after using 3724 at that temp.  I'm curious about how Belle does at that temp too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: ynotbrusum on August 02, 2013, 12:31:36 AM
40 gallons in primary that will need to be racked as kegs open up.  I will keg 20 for sure and more if my guys finish off a keg or two Friday night.  Then a lager on Saturday - probably a copper lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: narcout on August 02, 2013, 07:43:26 PM
I've got a Saison planned for tomorrow (apparently like a lot of other people).

I've been getting off track this summer with IPAs and ESBs; it's time to go back to Belgians.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: ynotbrusum on August 03, 2013, 04:18:00 PM
The copper lager is a Vienna that is on the low OG side - so I am calling it Choirboy Lager....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: dunkirkhomebrew on August 03, 2013, 05:38:21 PM
Brewed 10 gallons of Imperial Pale Ale on 8/2, and will be brewing 15 gal Tasty APA on Monday. Have a New Zealand hopped Pale Ale in dry hopping stage now. American Wheat is finishing off and a nice Red is in the kegs. Still have to keg up the Double IPA and Belgian from the same boil, different yeast.

Dunkirk HomeBrew
A Hobby Gone Wild
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: joe_feist on August 03, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
Brewing the Bombay Bomber from Steele's IPA. So far, so good. Sparging now. Put up an American Pale last week and a Vienna the week before. 'twas a good summer so far.
I've not seen bomber here in Michigan. Gotta get out west some day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: erockrph on August 10, 2013, 12:49:50 AM
What's everyone got cooking for this weekend? I have a 3-day weekend since RI remains the last state to celebrate Victory Day (formerly VJ "Victory over Japan" day - kind of funny since we're one of the furthest states from Japan).

Going to be brewing my first hopstand & dry hop only IPA - pretty psyched about it, too. Citra, Motueka, Nelson plus either Columbus or Apollo and either Meridian or Legacy. Over a pound of hops for a 3-gallon batch. My software is saying 418 IBU's. This should be interesting lol.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: philm63 on August 10, 2013, 12:54:43 AM
Gonna do my first Hefeweizen, which will also be my first decoction, which will also be my first step-mash (plastic cooler for my tun), and I'm trying out my new oxygenation system as well. Should be, well... fun?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: quattlebaum on August 10, 2013, 01:29:09 AM
Gonna do my first Hefeweizen, which will also be my first decoction, which will also be my first step-mash (plastic cooler for my tun), and I'm trying out my new oxygenation system as well. Should be, well... fun?

Sweet! gotta love a decoction:)  Good luck.

Brewing up an English Brown in tribute to one of my Cheesy childhood TV shows, The Benny Hill Show:)

Recipe: Benny Hill English Brown
Brewer: Quattlebaum
Asst Brewer:
Style: Northern English Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Boil Size: 9.00 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.80 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 12.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 102.3 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
7 lbs 13.1 oz         Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         1        78.5 %       
14.0 oz               Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM)    Grain         2        8.8 %         
9.6 oz                Special Roast (Briess) (50.0 SRM)        Grain         3        6.0 %         
6.4 oz                Victory Malt (biscuit) (Briess) (28.0 SR Grain         4        4.0 %         
4.4 oz                Pale Chocolate Malt  (200.0 SRM)         Grain         5        2.8 %         
1.75 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop           6        23.7 IBUs     
0.67 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 10.0 Hop           7        3.3 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               British Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1098) [1 Yeast         8        -             


Mash Schedule: (208) Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out, Fly
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 15.4 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 4.55 gal of water at 162.4 F        152.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Fly sparge with 5.84 gal water at 168.0 F
Notes:
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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: Three on August 10, 2013, 01:56:09 AM
What's everyone got cooking for this weekend? I have a 3-day weekend since RI remains the last state to celebrate Victory Day (formerly VJ "Victory over Japan" day - kind of funny since we're one of the furthest states from Japan).

Going to be brewing my first hopstand & dry hop only IPA - pretty psyched about it, too. Citra, Motueka, Nelson plus either Columbus or Apollo and either Meridian or Legacy. Over a pound of hops for a 3-gallon batch. My software is saying 418 IBU's. This should be interesting lol.

WOWZA!  I'm psyched just reading this.....  You must post about the results!!!!!!

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 10, 2013, 02:53:58 AM
What's everyone got cooking for this weekend? I have a 3-day weekend since RI remains the last state to celebrate Victory Day (formerly VJ "Victory over Japan" day - kind of funny since we're one of the furthest states from Japan).

Going to be brewing my first hopstand & dry hop only IPA - pretty psyched about it, too. Citra, Motueka, Nelson plus either Columbus or Apollo and either Meridian or Legacy. Over a pound of hops for a 3-gallon batch. My software is saying 418 IBU's. This should be interesting lol.
Can't wait to read your tasting notes on this one !  I've thought about doing this for awhile but haven't gotten to it yet. I've got a couple more Belgian styles on deck to brew, then I'm hitting the hops hard.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: erockrph on August 10, 2013, 04:01:39 AM
What's everyone got cooking for this weekend? I have a 3-day weekend since RI remains the last state to celebrate Victory Day (formerly VJ "Victory over Japan" day - kind of funny since we're one of the furthest states from Japan).

Going to be brewing my first hopstand & dry hop only IPA - pretty psyched about it, too. Citra, Motueka, Nelson plus either Columbus or Apollo and either Meridian or Legacy. Over a pound of hops for a 3-gallon batch. My software is saying 418 IBU's. This should be interesting lol.

WOWZA!  I'm psyched just reading this.....  You must post about the results!!!!!!

I'm also on the fence about whether to try steeping hops with my priming sugar at bottling time to give it one last infusion of hop oil right before bottling.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: Three on August 10, 2013, 01:26:39 PM
What's everyone got cooking for this weekend? I have a 3-day weekend since RI remains the last state to celebrate Victory Day (formerly VJ "Victory over Japan" day - kind of funny since we're one of the furthest states from Japan).

Going to be brewing my first hopstand & dry hop only IPA - pretty psyched about it, too. Citra, Motueka, Nelson plus either Columbus or Apollo and either Meridian or Legacy. Over a pound of hops for a 3-gallon batch. My software is saying 418 IBU's. This should be interesting lol.

WOWZA!  I'm psyched just reading this.....  You must post about the results!!!!!!

I'm also on the fence about whether to try steeping hops with my priming sugar at bottling time to give it one last infusion of hop oil right before bottling.

Maybe do half with the priming hop addition?

What a concept to explore.  Very exciting really.  I have been moving my hop additions to later and larger and then a very generous hopstand/whirlpool addition.  I still add some smaller amounts throughout though.  So far so good with my results.  But I haven't made it all the way to what your doing here!  I may just have to try a small batch like this and see what happens.  I REALLY look forward to hearing about your results!

Enjoy the brew day!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: morticaixavier on August 12, 2013, 09:56:20 PM
brewed 45 liters of wit wort and pitched half with white labs 400 and half with the American farmhouse blend (which smelled a little like cheese going into the fermenter  ???)

Had some extra hot sparge water so I went ahead and added that to the grains and got about 1 gallon of 1.055 (after boil) sweet wort which I boiled with some very very old saaz and pitched with the starter I made from my sourdough starter. So that will be interesting.

On a hunch I pitched the sourdough yeast pretty warm and will try to keep it that way. In my test (starter) it apparently finished at 1.012 down from 1.037 so I suspect a stall. The sourdough was created in Napa CA and I am hoping that similar to 565 I will get better attenuation with the higher temp. I figure I am also more likely to get some lactic character. We will see.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: tomsawyer on August 14, 2013, 09:10:18 PM
I made 6gal of wort with 10lb of Muntons Tipple pale ale malt, 1lb of Fawcett crystal 80L and 1lb of sugar, bittered to 50 IBU with German Herkules.  I boiled 30min, then let it cool.  Spit the batch in two and finished one with Galaxy, the other with Mosaic.  Each had 1oz at 10min and 1oz at FO.  Pitched US05, looking forward to giving these new-to-me hops a test run.  I have a pound of Galaxy but only the 2oz of Mosaic, so I kept the recipe even.  No dry hopping on these either.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: brewsumore on August 17, 2013, 05:50:15 AM
Last weekend I did 11 gallons of Galaxy Simcoe Pale Ale.  The 60 min charge was 1/2 oz of Warrior, and then an ounce each of Galaxy and Simcoe at 5 minutes and then again at 45 seconds, followed by a 45-minute hop stand without additional cooling of the wort after flameout until I chilled it.  BAse malt was 60/40 pils/marris otter.  I also included a couple pounds of wheat malt, as well as ~1 lb each of flaked rye and quick oats in the mash.  The hydro sample was unique and delicious.  Primary is going at a steady 65F with US-05, and will dryhop one keg with Galaxy and Simcoe, the other with Galaxy and Summit.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: Wesbrau on August 17, 2013, 06:47:04 AM
Oktoberfest and an IPA with Herkules, Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, and Chinook. 

My brew buddy also cranked out a hefeweizen tonight over at his place. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: rdbobonis on August 28, 2013, 09:42:06 AM
Wil be making my first IPA this weekend.  It will be my third kit beer.  I plan to move on beyond its and start creating and experimenting.  Any advice?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: klickitat jim on August 28, 2013, 02:39:03 PM
My advice would be have fun with it but keep a brew journal. Most folks start trying this and that, and it grows to like 8 grains and 6 different hops. To quote Drew, you end up with brown tasting beer. Then they start trimming back. Check out brewing on the ones video on YouTube
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: chumley on September 13, 2013, 08:15:02 PM
Finally brewing again after a hiatus of a couple of months.

10 gallons of Munich dunkel!!! Getting ready for winter, despite it being 80°F outside right now at 2:00 p.m.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 13, 2013, 10:22:52 PM
Nothing unfortunately - been having gallbladder issues lately. Having surgery in the next few days. But as soon as I recover I'm gonna do a cider (haven't done one in a couple years) and a Belgian in the same weekend. Make up for lost time !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: klickitat jim on September 13, 2013, 10:57:39 PM
Good luck and get well soon
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 13, 2013, 11:01:18 PM
Thanks Jim !  I've got the willpower but not the constitution for a Friday night cold one.  That's gotta get fixed asap !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: Three on September 14, 2013, 01:07:29 AM
Good health to you HoosierBrew!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: Three on September 14, 2013, 01:14:42 AM
Brewing an ESB Sunday.

Thames Valley in a starter flask on the stir-plate.......

95% English Pale Malt
5% Crystal 120
Target at 90 (35 - 40 IBU’s)
Saaz at flame out
Wyeast 1275 Thames Valley

152 mash
1.055 OG
10 SRM
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 14, 2013, 01:25:24 AM
Good health to you HoosierBrew!
Good health to you HoosierBrew!
  Appreciate it.  I'll toast one to ya soon !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: denny on September 14, 2013, 03:56:34 PM
Finally brewing again after a hiatus of a couple of months.

10 gallons of Munich dunkel!!! Getting ready for winter, despite it being 80°F outside right now at 2:00 p.m.

Hey chumley, I'd love to see your dunkel recipe!
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Post by: chumley on September 16, 2013, 10:33:12 PM
Denny, I am trying a new dunkel recipe out, based on the link to the Weyermann site that Jeff Rankert posted in a dunkel thread here.  Of course, I had to tweak it  ;)

10 gallons, OG 1.055, 22 IBUs

60% Best Munich 1 (14 lbs.)
30% Gambrinus Vienna (7 lbs.)
8.5% Weyermann CaraRed (1.5 lbs - recipe called for CaraMunich III but I was all out)
1.5% Weyerman dehusked Carafa II (5 oz.)

Mashed in at 140° for 20 min, add boiling water to raise to 150° for 60 min, heat slowly to 158° for 20 min. Batch sparge.

22 IBUs Hallertauer Mittelfreuh pellets for 60 min (4 oz. of 4%)

Split between buckets of yeast cake – Wyeast 2575 Kolsch II and Wyeast 2352 Munich Lager II.  Third and final use of these. (Yes I know one is an ale yeast....but it seems to ferment at 50°F better than the lager yeast).

I'll let you know how these turn out.
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Post by: hannanedu on September 17, 2013, 10:02:31 PM
Trying to convert grain bill percentages to pounds an ounces. Is there software?
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Post by: morticaixavier on September 17, 2013, 10:22:24 PM
Trying to convert grain bill percentages to pounds an ounces. Is there software?

Yes lots' I like beersmith, others like other products. There are even some free on line ones but I am not familiar.

Important things to know, your efficiency first and foremost.

How many lb of grain would it take for you to get to 1.055 og? that many lbs * .60 gives you your munich... etc.
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Post by: 69franx on September 25, 2013, 04:59:39 PM
Brewed John Palmer's Urak Hai Barley Wine on Monday. Had to Substitute WL Burton Ale yeast for the Wyeast Thames Valley. Made a 3.5 quart starter, recipe called for a gallon. Extract with grains. Process very smooth for my fourth batch of home brew. Recipe calls for 2-3 weeks in primary and 1-3 months in secondary. Cant wait to try it in January? How do I know which end of these time frames to be on? I'm not in a hurry as I have parts of my first 2 batches left, and a smoked porter in another fermenter, but just curious after that long in the secondary, what changes will i see from 1-3 months. Any info any one has will help this newbie greatly. Looks great in primary, lots of action, good krausen, lots of bubbling through blow off.
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Post by: erockrph on September 25, 2013, 05:42:30 PM
Got my Belgian Amber Strong Ale chilling right now, then I'm off to pick up some cider and honey for a Cyser.
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Post by: HoosierBrew on September 25, 2013, 06:23:38 PM
Cider time !   I haven't made any in 2 or 3 years. Picked up some at my LHBS yesterday and, being the early blend, it is pretty tart. So no malic acid for this one.  The OG measured 1.044, and I'm not adding any extra sugar (usually don't).  I used WY 4766 this time since it was freshest. Can't wait!
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Post by: gman23 on September 25, 2013, 06:51:29 PM
Got my asian blonde ale fermenting away at 78F with Sake yeast now...lag time was huge but it is very active now and the temp continues to go up pretty quickly.

Next up is my pumpkin/squash beer. This one is delayed because my wife really wants me to do it but won't be able to have any until after the kid is born in mid november. The plan is to use some baked pumpkin as well as assorted squash (not sure which yet?) in the mash. Adding some orange zest and ginger to give it sort of a holiday feel as well...
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Post by: morticaixavier on September 25, 2013, 07:03:35 PM
Brewed John Palmer's Urak Hai Barley Wine on Monday. Had to Substitute WL Burton Ale yeast for the Wyeast Thames Valley. Made a 3.5 quart starter, recipe called for a gallon. Extract with grains. Process very smooth for my fourth batch of home brew. Recipe calls for 2-3 weeks in primary and 1-3 months in secondary. Cant wait to try it in January? How do I know which end of these time frames to be on? I'm not in a hurry as I have parts of my first 2 batches left, and a smoked porter in another fermenter, but just curious after that long in the secondary, what changes will i see from 1-3 months. Any info any one has will help this newbie greatly. Looks great in primary, lots of action, good krausen, lots of bubbling through blow off.

You will know when it's done by taste. I personally would leave it in primary the whole time but I'm crazy that way. If you do decide to transfer for secondary wait until the gravity stops dropping (two readings the same several days apart) then give it at least another 2 weeks on the yeast.
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Post by: 69franx on September 25, 2013, 10:38:40 PM
Thanx Morticai,
If I leave it in primary, should I switch to a regular airlock at some point or leave the blow off hose on it? As per his current recipe, he says 2-3 weeks in primary, then 1-3 months in secondary; if I leave it in primary the whole time, when should I be doing a first check for FG? The online copy of his book(an old edition) says to bottle condition for an additional 3 months before refrigerating and serving. The hard copy I have now, purchased last year, now states 1 month. I'm wondering what changed, or if he just decided it was good to go at that point. The old text says that it would continue to ferment in the bottles, even after being in primary and secondary for up to 16 weeks. Does that sound right? I just wanted to brew a barley wine, did not know I really would not get to taste it for potentially 29 weeks total(using old bottle conditioning of 3 months) As I originally stated, I'm not in a big hurry to get to it, but did want it as the winter warmer he was calling it. I guess patience will be the key.
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Post by: Three on September 26, 2013, 03:43:12 AM
Looking through my list of recipes I ran across "Pointon's Proper English Style Dark Mild".  This was this years big brew day recipe.  I had other commitments on that date and couldn't brew.  I always thought the recipe looked like a good one so I'm going to brew it up on Friday.  A Wyeast 1968 London ESB starter is on the stir-plate as I type.....

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Post by: morticaixavier on September 26, 2013, 04:12:41 AM
Thanx Morticai,
If I leave it in primary, should I switch to a regular airlock at some point or leave the blow off hose on it? As per his current recipe, he says 2-3 weeks in primary, then 1-3 months in secondary; if I leave it in primary the whole time, when should I be doing a first check for FG? The online copy of his book(an old edition) says to bottle condition for an additional 3 months before refrigerating and serving. The hard copy I have now, purchased last year, now states 1 month. I'm wondering what changed, or if he just decided it was good to go at that point. The old text says that it would continue to ferment in the bottles, even after being in primary and secondary for up to 16 weeks. Does that sound right? I just wanted to brew a barley wine, did not know I really would not get to taste it for potentially 29 weeks total(using old bottle conditioning of 3 months) As I originally stated, I'm not in a big hurry to get to it, but did want it as the winter warmer he was calling it. I guess patience will be the key.

On the Airlock, it's up to you. blow off tube takes more space but either way should be fine.

The thing to remember here is that you have to let the beer set the pace. Particularly with a big beer. Wait till things seem to be settled down (krausen has dropped) before taking your first reading. Three weeks would not be too long to wait (but if you want to get a taste at 2 weeks go ahead, I won't tell). I suspect it will take at least that long to get to Final Gravity.

Ageing in secondary is suggested because there may be some differences in the way a beer ages in a large volume compared to a small volume. but it you want you can bottle sooner and age in the bottle longer.

It will probably be good after 1 month in the bottle, but it will get better and better. The other night I opened a bottle of 2011 Big Foot and it was just starting to come into it's own (in my opinion).
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Post by: klickitat jim on September 26, 2013, 08:45:20 AM
I have a big Belgian aging in a keg since January. I'm going to tap it around Christmas. Hoping it's awesome
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Post by: Nagel Family Brewing on September 29, 2013, 12:30:49 AM
American Centennial Red
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Post by: brewsumore on September 29, 2013, 01:42:31 AM
A couple nights ago I kegged 10 gallons of a Saison Dupont clone I brewed just before this thread started.  I'm going to wait to tap it for at least a couple weeks.  I'm not sure I'll be able to wait longer than that.
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Post by: HoosierBrew on September 29, 2013, 01:58:11 AM
A couple nights ago I kegged 10 gallons of a Saison Dupont clone I brewed just before this thread started.  I'm going to wait to tap it for at least a couple weeks.  I'm not sure I'll be able to wait longer than that.
I tapped a Dupont- type Saison over the summer that went empty about as quickly as any of my kegs ever have  (and I have a bunch of hop-crazy friends who schedule their lives around my IPA tappings). It was a really good saison.
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Post by: clef051 on October 06, 2013, 10:43:25 AM
It will actually be towards the end of next week but im going to be brewing up a wee heavy.  Just did a 80 shilling. I slimmed some kruasan off the top of that and have a starter going that I'm building up. I'm using east coast yeast  scottish heavy for these. 
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Post by: kmccaf on October 06, 2013, 09:43:10 PM
Brewed up my first beer since May. It was a Belgian Pale, with a lot of homegrown Brewer's Gold, as well as some Caliente pellets. Pitched the Unibroue yeast, and is chugging away today. Also used some Jaggery for the fermentables.
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Post by: erockrph on October 06, 2013, 11:41:08 PM
Brewed up my first beer since May. It was a Belgian Pale, with a lot of homegrown Brewer's Gold, as well as some Caliente pellets. Pitched the Unibroue yeast, and is chugging away today. Also used some Jaggery for the fermentables.

That's gonna be nice. Unibroue + Caliente is a fantastic pairing.
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Post by: Three on October 07, 2013, 01:38:00 PM
Yesterday I brewed 11 gallons of one of my faithful homebrew quaffers favorites.  US 2 row, Munich L, C40, Warrior, Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe hopped APA.  US-05 at 62.....

Tonight its time to keg an ESB that's ready.  I will be trying to reuse the yeast from this batch (Thames Valley) and using it in a Pale Porter.  As I have never tried collecting and getting yeast ready to re-pitch.  It should be an adventure......
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Post by: dolecek21 on November 03, 2013, 11:32:09 PM
Czech pils. Great fall day in the front range for brewing!

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Post by: 1vertical on November 10, 2013, 10:58:46 PM
Yes it is a great brewing day NO WIND....so I am in the mancave putting
the boil to my 2nd Veinna Lager with WLP 940 yeast cake left from my
first lager ferment....this one is a good attempt at a Negra Modelo thang....
We shall see......couple months in the cold cold garage of winter ought
to put the finishing touches on the fall brews!
 ;)  brew on brew on.....
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Post by: klickitat jim on November 14, 2013, 07:53:47 AM
Bottled three 5 gallon batches and a couple gallons of cider.  Milled my grain bills for three brews tomorrow. A light hybrid with WY2112, a Mild and an IPA, both with WY1728. Should make for a busy day.
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Post by: Three on November 14, 2013, 02:27:46 PM
It's going to be an action packed weekend.... 

I just finished making starters for this weekends brews.  A Brown Porter and an American IPA (Amarillo, Citra, Columbus, Simcoe).  My daughter requested that I brew these for her graduation gala next month.

Adding coffee to the secondary on a Chocolate Coffee Stout.  This gets kegged/bottled in a week.

Re-racking 13+ gallons of a Belgian Strong Golden into secondaries (kegs).  This will be going into an apple brandy barrel in a few weeks.

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Post by: redbeerman on November 14, 2013, 02:35:17 PM
The plan is to do a double batch of Munich dunkel, pitch WLP830 slurry in half and sour/funk the other half.
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Post by: morticaixavier on November 14, 2013, 03:37:52 PM
gonna brew something. not sure what quite yet.
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Post by: kmccaf on November 14, 2013, 04:20:04 PM
Going to brew a saison. Finishing hops will be homegrown cascades that my wife picked. Going to use the american farmhouse strain, and rack it onto hibiscus in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that the hibiscus will make the brew a lovely deep red color. Should be a good Christmas beer.

Also bottling an ipa.
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Post by: redbeerman on November 14, 2013, 04:31:22 PM
Going to brew a saison. Finishing hops will be homegrown cascades that my wife picked. Going to use the american farmhouse strain, and rack it onto hibiscus in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that the hibiscus will make the brew a lovely deep red color. Should be a good Christmas beer.

Also bottling an ipa.

The American Farmhouse strain takes about 6 - 7 months to finish up in my experience.  It has a very nice fruity/funky Brett character.  Jolly Pumpkin Bam comes to mind.
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Post by: morticaixavier on November 14, 2013, 04:35:46 PM
Going to brew a saison. Finishing hops will be homegrown cascades that my wife picked. Going to use the american farmhouse strain, and rack it onto hibiscus in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that the hibiscus will make the brew a lovely deep red color. Should be a good Christmas beer.

Also bottling an ipa.

The American Farmhouse strain takes about 6 - 7 months to finish up in my experience.  It has a very nice fruity/funky Brett character.  Jolly Pumpkin Bam comes to mind.

I've had this strain more or less done in 4 weeks. I'm sure the brett character would continue to evolve but for an every day drinking you get some brett byte in just a few weeks.

I'm curious to here what happens with actually adding the Jamaica flowers to the beer. I've always heard it done at packaging with a tea.
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Post by: redbeerman on November 14, 2013, 04:40:15 PM
Going to brew a saison. Finishing hops will be homegrown cascades that my wife picked. Going to use the american farmhouse strain, and rack it onto hibiscus in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that the hibiscus will make the brew a lovely deep red color. Should be a good Christmas beer.

Also bottling an ipa.

The American Farmhouse strain takes about 6 - 7 months to finish up in my experience.  It has a very nice fruity/funky Brett character.  Jolly Pumpkin Bam comes to mind.

I've had this strain more or less done in 4 weeks. I'm sure the brett character would continue to evolve but for an every day drinking you get some brett byte in just a few weeks.

I'm curious to here what happens with actually adding the Jamaica flowers to the beer. I've always heard it done at packaging with a tea.

It does indeed evolve.  Well.  My last one had a pellicle on it for months, and the flavor changed quite a bit over time.
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Post by: theDarkSide on November 14, 2013, 05:03:32 PM
I'm brewing a kolsch this weekend.  Thankfully it looks like the temps are going to warm up a bit from the below-freezing stuff we've had the past couple days.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: kmccaf on November 14, 2013, 07:13:32 PM
Going to brew a saison. Finishing hops will be homegrown cascades that my wife picked. Going to use the american farmhouse strain, and rack it onto hibiscus in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that the hibiscus will make the brew a lovely deep red color. Should be a good Christmas beer.

Also bottling an ipa.

The American Farmhouse strain takes about 6 - 7 months to finish up in my experience.  It has a very nice fruity/funky Brett character.  Jolly Pumpkin Bam comes to mind.

I've had this strain more or less done in 4 weeks. I'm sure the brett character would continue to evolve but for an every day drinking you get some brett byte in just a few weeks.

I'm curious to here what happens with actually adding the Jamaica flowers to the beer. I've always heard it done at packaging with a tea.

It does indeed evolve.  Well.  My last one had a pellicle on it for months, and the flavor changed quite a bit over time.

I have a nice big jar full of american farmhouse slurry, so while I am not expecting the brett character to fully come through by xmas time, I do think that the left over bottles will develop nicely. At least that is the plan at the moment. I may make a 10 gallon batch, and rack half of it into a keg, and bottle the rest. May experiment with adding the hibiscus in different ways as well. Cheers!
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Post by: denny on November 14, 2013, 07:53:32 PM
Got a WY2278 starter going.  Looking to brew German pils in a week or so.
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Post by: chumley on November 14, 2013, 08:20:46 PM
I'm thinking big honking IPA either tomorrow or Saturday morning.  Maybe split the brew day over two days.

I have 8 kegs of beer.....and none of them are hoppy. Time to remedy that.
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Post by: kylekohlmorgen on November 14, 2013, 08:40:03 PM
No Brewing - FOBAB!!!
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Post by: dbarber on November 14, 2013, 09:48:19 PM
Brewing an American stout tomorrow.
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Post by: Chavez324 on November 14, 2013, 10:58:45 PM
I'm looking to do an over the top vanilla beer. Aquired some Madagascar vanilla beans. Anyone have any input? I was gonna look through Brewing Classic Styles to see what the vanilla recipe is.
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Post by: klickitat jim on November 15, 2013, 03:39:12 AM
Bottled three batches yesterday, brewed three more today. I'm wooped.
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Post by: Wesbrau on November 15, 2013, 04:34:24 AM
A slightly smoked porter and an India session ale on deck. 
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Post by: grod on November 15, 2013, 12:04:36 PM
Brewing a Belgian Saison on Sunday using the dry Belle Saison yeast I got at registration at NHC Philly.

g
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Post by: HoosierBrew on November 15, 2013, 01:03:30 PM
Brewing an Arrogant Bastard - type ale, OG ~ 1.066, plenty of Chinook, with WY 1098. Not an attempt to clone as much as just in that style.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: grod on November 15, 2013, 01:32:40 PM
I'm brewing a kolsch this weekend.  Thankfully it looks like the temps are going to warm up a bit from the below-freezing stuff we've had the past couple days.

TDS,

Hoping my temps stay below 90F so my brew day is not a stinker.

g
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Post by: beersk on November 15, 2013, 01:50:44 PM
I'm brewing a kolsch this weekend.  Thankfully it looks like the temps are going to warm up a bit from the below-freezing stuff we've had the past couple days.

TDS,

Hoping my temps stay below 90F so my brew day is not a stinker.

g
Wow, where do you live that it's still 90 out? We have a surprising high of 56 in Iowa today.

Tomorrow morning, I'm planning to get up early 7:30ish and start brewing a Munich helles. Got a step up starter of WY2206 crashing in the fridge ready to go. Just gotta get RO water and weigh/mill grains tonight so I'm ready to go right off in the morning. Now if only my coffee grinder hadn't of broken the other day...ugh. I may have to walk to the store to get some coffee during the mash.
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Post by: Mark G on November 15, 2013, 02:25:00 PM
No Brewing - FOBAB!!!
This. But I may still try to squeeze in a brew day Sunday, assuming I'm recovered. Which session are your attending? I have tickets to the afternoon session, maybe I'll see you there.
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Post by: theDarkSide on November 15, 2013, 02:29:37 PM

TDS,

Hoping my temps stay below 90F so my brew day is not a stinker.

g
I'm not a fan of brewing when it's hotter than that either.

TDS,

Hoping my temps stay below 90F so my brew day is not a stinker.

g
Wow, where do you live that it's still 90 out? We have a surprising high of 56 in Iowa today.
He's in Australia.

FOBAB!!!

I had to look this one up.  I was like, "Great...another one of those abbreviations the kids use that I have no idea what it means".
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 15, 2013, 02:47:55 PM
No Brewing - FOBAB!!!
This. But I may still try to squeeze in a brew day Sunday, assuming I'm recovered. Which session are your attending? I have tickets to the afternoon session, maybe I'll see you there.

Wish I was going.

BTW, it's not August any more and hasn't been for quite some time.
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Post by: HoosierBrew on November 22, 2013, 12:28:56 AM
Not brewing this weekend. Been cleaning/sanitizing kegs. Gonna keg and backsweeten a cider tomorrow night which I made with a local orchard's early blend (read: nice and tart). So the backsweetening should balance nicely with the tartness.  I also have an American Brown (of sorts) finishing up fermentation which is loosely in the vein of Stone AB. But like was posted in a different thread today, I don't try to clone beers. I take something I like and try to make it my own. Whereas AB is by most accounts 2-row and Special B (and Chinook), I used 25% Munich , a little Biscuit, and cut back by half on the Special B. I think it'll work.
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Post by: corkybstewart on November 22, 2013, 02:54:37 AM
Kegging an oatmeal stout tomorrow and brewing an IPA on Sunday.  I'm gonna use a recipe boulderbrewer came up with for me a while back.
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Post by: fmader on November 22, 2013, 03:18:43 AM
No brewing this weekend, but I have a lot of brewing activities in line for tomorrow. Going to rack my O' Christmas Tree Ale (spruce ale) and determine whether or not I want to add any juniper berries to it. I will also be racking my Red-Nosed IPA onto 2 oz cascade, 2 oz centennial, and an oz of chinook dry hops. I'm going to harvest the yeast from the IPA for an all Zythos IPA that I'm finally going to get around to here in a couple of weeks. But most importantly, I'm going to install all of the hardware into my keezer and have it up in running tomorrow by tomorrow evening. I will probably tap the pumpkin saison that has been kegged for awhile. Since I have no means of chilling it until the keezer is hooked up, I just moved it out to the porch to get it down closer to serving temperature so I can try it tomorrow night. If time permits, I might fire up the band saw and cut some red oak and/or walnut to make a few tasting flight paddles. I would like to bust out the lathe out and make some tap handles, but that's going to take some time so that's probably going to be held off until another weekend. Cheers!
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Post by: reverseapachemaster on November 22, 2013, 03:52:27 AM
I am on a brewing hiatus until mid or late December, when I'll brew a refill of my lambic solera and brew another lambic. I need to clear down some of my leftover bottles from this year's batches and get into a cask of imperial stout I brewed in May. I have a small batch of biere de mars I need to bottle soon. I might do that this weekend after I judge a homebrewing comp.
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Post by: erockrph on November 22, 2013, 06:12:12 AM
I am on a brewing hiatus until mid or late December, when I'll brew a refill of my lambic solera and brew another lambic. I need to clear down some of my leftover bottles from this year's batches and get into a cask of imperial stout I brewed in May. I have a small batch of biere de mars I need to bottle soon. I might do that this weekend after I judge a homebrewing comp.

I'm in a similar boat here. I have a bunch of stuff that needs to be bottled that I haven't had time for, but I haven't brewed for a few weeks now and it will be a few more before I get a chance to brew again. It is time to feed the house bug culture, so I might try to sneak in a weeknight brew night in the next couple of weeks of something sour-ish. Guess I'll be drinking down my commercial stockpile a bit until then...
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Post by: ynotbrusum on November 22, 2013, 08:48:12 PM
Brewing up an Ordinary Bitter - got some biscuit malt and I am going to add it to Maris Otter, some crystal 60 and a pinch of Blackprinz.  Hoping for the best, since I have the remnants of English Bitter Wyeast from a 10 gallon batch I racked this week out of the primary.  I am switching to a fair number of ales for the winter - I can put the heater wraps on my fermenters and ferment nice and cool.  A Scottish 60/- is coming up soon, too, since I harvested a batch from an 80/-; probably do that Friday after TG.  Or maybe partigyle the Scottish with a big boy lead-off batch...to use up some Simpson's Golden Promise I have around.

Cheers, brewers!
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Post by: Slowbrew on November 22, 2013, 08:51:34 PM
Just cleaning kegs this weekend.  I may keg the two that are in fermenters but it depends on time and whether they are done.

Paul
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Post by: Three on November 22, 2013, 09:20:33 PM
Kegging a Chocolate Coffee Stout this evening. 

Brewing an Enjoy By IPA clone tomorrow.

Racking 55 or so gallons of Belgian Golden Strong into an Apple Brandy barrel on Sunday.  Five brewers are involved with this project.  The barrel is being stored in our LHBS warehouse.
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Post by: dolecek21 on November 22, 2013, 11:37:47 PM
Scottish Ale / 80/-

Looking like the first cold brew day of the season.
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Post by: brewsumore on November 23, 2013, 03:00:27 AM
Gonna keg and backsweeten a cider tomorrow night which I made with a local orchard's early blend (read: nice and tart). So the backsweetening should balance nicely with the tartness.

A few days ago I similarly kegged and back-sweetened an early fall hard cider.  Drinking it tonight I find that with the tart, dry cider, the 2.5 cans of frozen apple juice concentrate per keg that I added is very good for my tastes.  I wouldn't have wanted more, and not much if any less.  I put the thawed concentrate in the bottom of the empty keg, racked the hard cider into it, sealed and first purged the keg of o2, and THEN shook the keg to distribute the concentrate prior to placing in the kegerator at 34F which is the temp I keep it at.
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Post by: erockrph on December 11, 2013, 02:11:25 AM
It's been way too long since the last time I brewed, and I lost my last batch to infection (FYI - cinnamon sticks do need to be sanitized), so I made up for it today with two batches. The first was a 70/- that turned into an 80/- since I misjudged my boiloff rate. This batch will be growing up a pitch of WLP028 for a Wee Heavy. The second was an oatmeal stout that is heavily inspired by Magic Hat's Heart of Darkness (well, other than the oatmeal part).

It made for a long brewday, especially with the 2-hour+ boil and caramelized runnings for the Scottish Ale, but it was nice to just lay low and watch the snow today.