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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on March 18, 2010, 04:28:35 PM
Break it out and tell it true - this weekend is going to be a hoppy saison.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on March 18, 2010, 04:47:04 PM
Spring is here

Nice clear weather and cool nights = a bucket of wort left to its own devices on the back porch Saturday night then into a carboy to see what the Beer Gods hath wrought upon me
Maybe it turns out to be a Lambic
Maybe it turns out to be snail food

That and possibly another Pils, my wife is crushing the one on draught lately............ ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: bluesman on March 18, 2010, 04:49:42 PM
Well it's definitely spring here.

It's suppose to be in the low 70's this weekend and a great weekend to brew...not that any time is a bad time to brew.

But I am certainly looking forward to brewing a RIS on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on March 18, 2010, 05:29:19 PM
Nuthin' brewin' here.  Just working around the house.  Waiting to get home to check on last weekends hefeweizen that is hopefully percolating away in my basement.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: euge on March 18, 2010, 05:45:37 PM
I'm thinking of doing something extract- maybe a quick Amber with Magnum @ 45 and 30 IBU. A couple hours and its done.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on March 18, 2010, 05:56:48 PM
big brew day at my house:

I'm brewing 12g of Citra-Simcoe Pale and my buddy's brewing 12g of Oatmeal Stout, which we'll swap a keg each of, then after my pale is in the fermentor, 12g of house IPA for the festivities portion of my club's competition.

very excited - lots of beer will be flowing once we get to the end of the IPA as well.  
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on March 18, 2010, 06:23:58 PM
Blatz, I'm jealous!  I'm not brewing this weekend. Just packaging a few up for the NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on March 18, 2010, 06:31:11 PM
Just packaging a few up for the NHC.

nice - I need to try my hand at the NHC one of these days - do you have to prequalify at another event like MCAB or is it open to any and all?  Good luck!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: theDarkSide on March 18, 2010, 06:41:15 PM
Something with the pound of Citra I just got today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on March 18, 2010, 06:44:55 PM
Just packaging a few up for the NHC.

nice - I need to try my hand at the NHC one of these days - do you have to prequalify at another event like MCAB or is it open to any and all?  Good luck!
No prerequisites.  Just input your entries here.  http://www.brewingcompetition.com/NHC/nhc.php
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: tygo on March 18, 2010, 07:18:23 PM
Nothing this weekend.  Just going to bottle up some APA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on March 19, 2010, 02:39:36 AM
I've got a few days off next week. I'm brewing a wit and something hoppy with 1272 -- made my starters tonight, so I've got time to figure it out. I love having ingredients in bulk 8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on March 19, 2010, 02:49:14 PM
so another buddy just called - he's coming over to brew 12gal of witbier as well.  that brings the total up to 40gal for saturday - definitely a record at my house!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: denny on March 19, 2010, 03:21:32 PM
I'll be xferring a blonde doppelbock for lagering.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on March 19, 2010, 04:32:44 PM
The hefeweizen is fermenting away great.  Nice, subdued banana aroma, should be drinking it in a couple of weeks.  Thinking about sending a bottle Denny's way. ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: bluesman on March 19, 2010, 04:36:46 PM
The hefeweizen is fermenting away great.  Nice, subdued banana aroma, should be drinking it in a couple of weeks.  Thinking about sending a bottle Denny's way. ;)

I definitely want to try some of that Jim.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: brewmasternpb on March 20, 2010, 12:20:53 AM
It was 60 degrees all week, and now we have a foot of snow!  I've been making stouts and porters all winter, time for a lighter offering.  I'm basing my beer off of Charlie P's "Bohemian Thriller", except with some bicuit malt, and it's going to be an ale (Pac-man ale yeast).  Should be a good lawn-mower beer (except I don't drink while mowing the lawn...).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: tygo on March 20, 2010, 01:44:38 AM
(except I don't drink while mowing the lawn...).

Then it will be a delicious reward when you're done.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on March 20, 2010, 12:39:13 PM
I'm going to wait a while on the natural Lambic.
Need some trees to start blooming around here first.

A nice sessionable Pale Ale instead
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: euge on March 20, 2010, 06:09:16 PM
Oh how I love those session beers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: bigbrewski62 on March 20, 2010, 06:19:53 PM
Hey all!
New to the whole posting thing and a newly registered member.  I am brewing an Irish Red ale today while watching some basketball.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: euge on March 20, 2010, 06:22:09 PM
Welcome Bigbrewski! Keep an eye out for those boil-overs :D!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 20, 2010, 09:33:03 PM
My batch of Kim and Bob's Amarillo Pale Ale is in fermenters, clean up is done, and I am pooped.

My co-brewer is sick today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: tfries on March 21, 2010, 11:48:17 PM
Brewing up two English beers today for our clubs Real Ale Competition we are having next month.  Making an Oakham JHB and a Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on March 22, 2010, 12:02:14 AM
wow, what a hell of a brewday.  48gal of beer brewed in my driveway.  no issues with my 2 brews, but my friend crushed his grain at my house and I use a tighter crush than he does, so his oatmeal stout (combined with the oatmeal, likely) got a stuck mash which ran off slowly for 2 hours.  then I let him use my chilling system/aparatus, and his pellet hops clogged up my therminator taking 1.5 hours or so to get the beer into the fermentor (thankfully, we knocked it down to 120-130 with a IC first).

Started at 6am and finished at 9PM thanks to the above issues.  note to self: back to back brew days with 2 other systems present is not advisable!

I've spent the better part of sunday trying to get my therminator flushed and unclogged - pellet gunk and particulate are STILL coming out after several hours of soaking and flushing

On a more positive note, I thought the simcoe/citra combination smelled outstanding in the kettle - me and a few buddies were standing 10-15 feet away from the kettle while it was chilling and were remarking on how strong and pleasant the tropical fruity/dank smell was even from where we stood!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: bluesman on March 22, 2010, 03:10:03 AM
Wow Paul...that's a big brewday but fun I'm sure.

I had to postpone my brewday until tomorrow. I'm taking the day off to brew my RIS.

It should be a good one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: boulderbrewer on March 22, 2010, 01:12:46 PM
Good thing you didn't stay up late on Friday, Blatz.  ;)  Sounded like a great time!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: deepsouth on March 22, 2010, 01:17:56 PM
i ended up brewing up an extract batch w/ grains to use up some left over ingredients i had before going all grain a couple months ago.  first time i ever broke 1.1 SG...

Last Minute BA DIPA

OG 1.101
99 IBU

6 lbs extra light dme
3 lbs light dme
3.3 lbs extra light lme

5 oz. amber malt
8 oz crystal 10
8 oz caramunich

1.1 oz amarillo @ 60
.5 oz simcoe @ 60
.6 oz citra @ 60
.5 oz warrior @ 60
.5 oz amarillo @ 20
.5 oz simcoe @ 20
.5 oz warrior @ 20
.5 oz citra @ 20
1 oz citra @ 10
.5 oz chinook @ 5
.5 oz citra @ 5
.5 oz chinook @ 0
1 oz citra @ 0

safale us-05 (x2)

fermenting at 62 degrees for 21 days

transferring to a 5.25 gal. american oak (medium+ toast) barrel for two weeks and then into the keg.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on March 22, 2010, 01:28:02 PM
Good thing you didn't stay up late on Friday, Blatz.  ;)  Sounded like a great time!

 ::) gettin up sat at 5:45 was a bit tough, but then I remembered I was going downstairs to brew, and not to work, and suddenly I perked up a bit more.

went into the garage this morning on my way out, and opened the door to the muffled cacophany of clicking airlocks.  Always a lovely sound  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/19 Edition
Post by: nicneufeld on March 22, 2010, 01:43:54 PM
Can't believe how long its been since I have brewed.  Squandered the "brewing season" of cold ground water and cool ambient house temperatures, didn't brew since last fall!  This may be my first time posting in one of these threads!

I brewed a very simple pils...10lbs of domestic pilsner malt, mashed about 151deg, then a 60 min boil with 3ml of "HopShot".  Chilled it to 60 degrees, pitched two packets of S-23, and stuck it in the fermentor fridge at 50 degrees.  I know, better noble hops (noble finishing hops, too), a longer boil, better yeast, etc., might have made for a better beer, but I've done it this way before, except with an oz of Saaz for flavor, and liked it.  Sadly, no saaz on hand.

Also saw an English ale yeast was expiring, so I dumped it into 5 gal of apple juice.  Cider is certainly easy (when you aren't crushing and pressing your own apples).