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Title: What's Brewing this Weekend?
Post by: blatz on January 17, 2014, 02:26:27 PM
Munich Dunkel for me.  Had blowoff in step 2 of my starter on Wednesday, so I'd say the WL833 are as excited as I am for this one.  I've got fest and vienna down, this is the year to tackle dunkel and schwartz.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on January 17, 2014, 02:41:33 PM
Vienna Lager yesterday. Pale Ale last night. My next will be a Maibock
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: reverseapachemaster on January 17, 2014, 02:50:39 PM
I am using up some leftover ingredients to make an old ale that I am going to bulk age into next year and then use in a blending project.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on January 17, 2014, 03:14:52 PM
Ordinary bitter this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: ibru on January 17, 2014, 03:17:47 PM
Kolsch- a gift for one of my employees.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on January 17, 2014, 03:47:35 PM
gonna brew an IPA on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in on my birthday (crazy homebrewers). I think maybe only my third IPA, maybe 4th in 7+ years.

Then Monday I'm going down to SF to brew a 15 bbl batch of my sour farmhouse with cherries at Thirsty Bear.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on January 17, 2014, 03:54:04 PM
gonna brew an IPA on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in on my birthday (crazy homebrewers). I think maybe only my third IPA, maybe 4th in 7+ years.

Then Monday I'm going down to SF to brew a 15 bbl batch of my sour farmhouse with cherries at Thirsty Bear.

Happy Early Birthday...hope you day goes well.  Someone should do all your cleaning as a present.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 17, 2014, 04:00:35 PM
gonna brew an IPA on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in on my birthday (crazy homebrewers). I think maybe only my third IPA, maybe 4th in 7+ years.

Then Monday I'm going down to SF to brew a 15 bbl batch of my sour farmhouse with cherries at Thirsty Bear.

So I assume you sourced your cherries ok then, Mort ?  Very,very cool to get to brew that at a brewpub.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on January 17, 2014, 04:06:11 PM
I've got a starter going for the Wee Shroomy, but it will probably be a week or so before I brew it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on January 17, 2014, 04:34:28 PM
gonna brew an IPA on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in on my birthday (crazy homebrewers). I think maybe only my third IPA, maybe 4th in 7+ years.

Then Monday I'm going down to SF to brew a 15 bbl batch of my sour farmhouse with cherries at Thirsty Bear.

So I assume you sourced your cherries ok then, Mort ?  Very,very cool to get to brew that at a brewpub.

I have a lead on the cherries. was not able to find organic but we do what we can. We will see what the guy who has to pay for them says. Shipping from Michigan is gonna be pricey
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on January 17, 2014, 04:46:23 PM
Brewing a batch inspired by Burnside's Sweet Heat; wheat ale with apricot puree and scotch bonnet peppers
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 17, 2014, 05:16:57 PM
American Brown, OG 1062  ~60 IBU, WY1450.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: redbeerman on January 17, 2014, 05:46:50 PM
Nothing this week.  I hoping to do a double batch of lambic next weekend, weather and authorities permitting.  I will be kegging a black ale and a Baltic porter regardless in a week or two.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on January 17, 2014, 05:47:30 PM
Just bottling and kegging before kickoff on Sunday. Tomorrow I need to do something nice for the lady to show my thanks for 21 Sundays, 2 Saturdays, and hand full of Mondays watching football.

Next weekend I will be watching the pro-bowl.  ;D   Ha ha, couldn't get that out without laughing. Barely wine + something with the second runnings is next on the list.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Three on January 17, 2014, 06:07:53 PM
West Coast IPA
1.071 OG  ~7.3% ABV  ~100 IBUs  Wyeast West Coast IPA 1217-PC
Simcoe, columbus, cascade, amarillo, centennial
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 17, 2014, 06:10:01 PM
West Coast IPA
1.071 OG  ~7.3% ABV  ~100 IBUs  Wyeast West Coast IPA 1217-PC
Simcoe, columbus, cascade, amarillo, centennial

FTW !  Sounds great.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 17, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
CAP with Sterling and Cluster, WLP 833.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on January 17, 2014, 09:33:57 PM
A Belgian Dubbel on Sunday or Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: flbrewer on January 17, 2014, 10:52:56 PM
Waiting on 3 batches....BUT drinking this! http://imgur.com/OKikgaC
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on January 17, 2014, 11:16:29 PM
Waiting on 3 batches....BUT drinking this! http://imgur.com/OKikgaC

(http://i.imgur.com/OKikgaC.jpg)

Alright flbrewer. I think I've got it.

click the 'get embed codes' link below your image on imgur and select the bbcode option that appears to the right of the image. paste that into your post and voila!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: flbrewer on January 17, 2014, 11:17:29 PM
Sorry, rushed post. Thank you though!


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: koop3700 on January 17, 2014, 11:17:54 PM
I will also be joining the IPA club this weekend as well. Thoughts on this, As I was admiring the clean crisp air and near full moon last night I may start my brew at 8 pm plenty dark here in upstate N.Y. stone throw from Lake Ontario. Calling for clear skies, calm, clean, crisp bout 18-20 degrees sounds like its meant to be. may add a little something?????????
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on January 17, 2014, 11:18:17 PM
Sorry, rushed post. Thank you though!


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no worries.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: fmader on January 18, 2014, 01:30:36 AM
Being that I'm a teacher and have a long weekend, I'll take advantage of the time for a couple of brews. I just finished up brewing a hoppy pilsner. Everything went well except I over shot my gravity by .005, but I'll go with it. During the mash, I kegged a Zythos IPA. I cranked up the PSIs on that because I want to drink a couple while brewing a 10 gallon batch of my "Good Morning Stout" on Monday!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Three on January 18, 2014, 04:35:49 AM
I will also be joining the IPA club this weekend as well. Thoughts on this, As I was admiring the clean crisp air and near full moon last night I may start my brew at 8 pm plenty dark here in upstate N.Y. stone throw from Lake Ontario. Calling for clear skies, calm, clean, crisp bout 18-20 degrees sounds like its meant to be. may add a little something?????????

That will be an awesome brewing scenario!  Perfect conditions for an outside winter brew session.  That makes me want to schedule my my next brew to be outside as well......
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: mrb on January 19, 2014, 07:58:23 PM
Brewed up an IPA yesterday and kegging the Dunkelweizen this morning.  Life is good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on February 09, 2014, 07:09:19 PM
Did not see a newer post, so I am putting this with last month's brews. I am in the middle of my second all grain batch. First using Beersmith2 to build, along with many suggestions from all of you. It is 22 minutes into the boli and smell wonderful.
10# 2 Row
2# Munich
1# Victory
1oz Magnum FWH
10z Chinook at 60
1 oz each Cascade and Amarillo @5
1 oz each Cascade and Amarillo @Flameout
will be WLP 001 with 2.5L starter
1oz each Cascade and Amarillo dry hopped for 3 days, and then the same again for another 3 days.
Cant wait to get this one into bottles, condition it, and then drink it!
Thanks to all who helped!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 09, 2014, 07:13:35 PM
Did not see a newer post, so I am putting this with last month's brews. I am in the middle of my second all grain batch. First using Beersmith2 to build, along with many suggestions from all of you. It is 22 minutes into the boli and smell wonderful.
10# 2 Row
2# Munich
1# Victory
1oz Magnum FWH
10z Chinook at 60
1 oz each Cascade and Amarillo @5
1 oz each Cascade and Amarillo @Flameout
will be WLP 001 with 2.5L starter
1oz each Cascade and Amarillo dry hopped for 3 days, and then the same again for another 3 days.
Cant wait to get this one into bottles, condition it, and then drink it!
Thanks to all who helped!

Looks good ! 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: passlaku on February 09, 2014, 09:19:25 PM
Brewed 10 gallons of American Pale Ale. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: snowtiger87 on February 28, 2014, 08:31:03 PM
Mexican Lager (aka Nego Modelo) / Biere de Garde

Same mash and boil, 2 different beers. The Biere de Garde will get an addition of sugar to bump up the gravity a bit.

For 10 gallons:

Grain:
2 lbs Caramunich 60
3 lbs flaked maize
3 lbs Munich malt
11 lbs Vienna malt
+ 1 lb sugar (turbinado) for the Biere de Garde

Hops:
1oz Magnum (14% AA) for 75 minutes

Yeast:
WLP Mexican Lager for half, Saflager s-23 and Belle Saison for other hal f(ferment at 60 degrees)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: stevenb on March 07, 2014, 08:17:49 PM
Cherry Blonde in the bottle and Jalapeno Wheat going into secondary this weekend.  I like to use fresh jalapenos for big aroma and flavor with just a touch of heat.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: deathlylost on March 10, 2014, 06:51:53 PM
Scottish Heavy yesterday. OG 1.036 with a good color. Should be good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 04, 2014, 11:56:19 PM
Brewing a BoPils tomorrow. First lager in almost 2 years - new lager fridge !  1.050 OG / 40 IBU.  Weyermann BoPils and plenty of Saaz. Go figure.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on April 05, 2014, 02:20:38 AM
Brewing a BoPils tomorrow. First lager in almost 2 years - new lager fridge !  1.050 OG / 40 IBU.  Weyermann BoPils and plenty of Saaz. Go figure.
So when it's ready, the weather will be warmer...enjoy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 05, 2014, 02:28:50 AM
Brewing a BoPils tomorrow. First lager in almost 2 years - new lager fridge !  1.050 OG / 40 IBU.  Weyermann BoPils and plenty of Saaz. Go figure.
So when it's ready, the weather will be warmer...enjoy.

Yep, that's the plan. Lagers all summer, with a saison sprinkled in there somewhere.  Thanks !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: deathlylost on April 09, 2014, 07:19:32 AM
I have a coconut porter in my secondary. I toasted and added the coconut a few days ago. After a gentle stir, the spoon came out water resistant. I hope the excess oil doesn't ruin it. Anyone have experience with this?



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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on April 11, 2014, 05:17:55 AM
I have a coconut porter in my secondary. I toasted and added the coconut a few days ago. After a gentle stir, the spoon came out water resistant. I hope the excess oil doesn't ruin it. Anyone have experience with this?

No personal experience, but coconut oil does solidify around room temperature. If you cold crash for a bit maybe you can get it to congeal. Then you can either skim it or rack from under it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Frid on April 14, 2014, 11:18:56 PM
Orange Shandy here!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: snowtiger87 on April 19, 2014, 04:37:15 AM
ESB for me. About time to get back to a "normal" style. :o 10 gallons, OG 1.058, 58 IBU's, SRM 10
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on April 19, 2014, 12:22:19 PM
Smoked Porter today, using malt I smoked over alder chips last weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: tomsawyer on April 20, 2014, 02:16:35 AM
Made a batch of ginger wine for a friend yesterday, then brewed 10gal of Best Bitter.  Buddy and I brewed a 15gal batch of IPA today.  Bittered with Galena, then late additions were Cents, Columbus and Chinook with lesser amounts of Sorachi, Simcoe and Citra.  I intend to dry hop with Sorachi.

Might brew a batch of blonde tomorrow for a strawberry blonde ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: yso191 on April 20, 2014, 02:26:26 AM
I am brewing Absolutely nothing this weekend!  I've taken Lent off from drinking alcohol, but not brewing it - so I have three kegs full of beer ready for my Easter celebration tomorrow!  An APA, an IPA, and a Stout. I'm going to have to wait till one of them kicks to brew again.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brick pig on April 25, 2014, 03:33:25 PM
I'll be bottling this weekend, but not brewing.

I have two batches ready to bottle: a light citrus ale which is a kinda sortofa bastardized version of a Peeper Ale clone recipe I found, and a porter I concocted from the leftover odds and ends from previous brews.

Interesting, in that I rarely stray very far from the recipe I'm making, let alone brew without any recipe at all. Can't wait to see how these two turn out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 1vertical on April 28, 2014, 02:29:47 PM
I made a pilsner thing with Duvel Yeast and some Sterling Hops. 
1.050 O.G. and will add 1 lb of Candi Syrup near high Kreusen.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 01, 2014, 04:52:09 AM
On Saturday I'll be brewing 10 gallons of a recipe that is pretty much Tomme Arthur's Dubbel as found in "Brew Like a Monk", with one fermenter getting WY 1214, the other getting 3787.

The flameout addition of 10 oz of dark raisins will first be caramelized in a hot metal pan with a splash of cherry port with brandy, and then pureed in the blender before adding to the kettle.

Additional sugar will be 2 lbs of D2 Belgian Candi Syrup also added at flameout.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 01, 2014, 12:25:28 PM
Sunday I'm showing a couple guys how all grain rolls. Tripel, which reminds me I need to get a couple starters going tonight
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on May 01, 2014, 12:41:29 PM
Kolsch or saison. Will decide this afternoon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 01, 2014, 12:44:38 PM
German Pils hopefully, time permitting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on May 01, 2014, 02:34:44 PM
brewing up an IPA this weekend. I never really brew IPAs but in the last few months I've been having fun with it. I've got a whole sack of munich and most of a sack of 2 row so I'm scheming for sure. got some farmhouse ideas in the planning stages, which is good because I need to ramp up the sour program again.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on May 01, 2014, 09:36:07 PM
brewing up an IPA this weekend. I never really brew IPAs but in the last few months I've been having fun with it. I've got a whole sack of munich and most of a sack of 2 row so I'm scheming for sure. got some farmhouse ideas in the planning stages, which is good because I need to ramp up the sour program again.
I've just gotten into making sours this year. I have a Flanders Red and an Oud Briun aging. I plan on making a Berliner Weisse next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 01, 2014, 09:45:46 PM
brewing up an IPA this weekend. I never really brew IPAs but in the last few months I've been having fun with it. I've got a whole sack of munich and most of a sack of 2 row so I'm scheming for sure. got some farmhouse ideas in the planning stages, which is good because I need to ramp up the sour program again.
I used to brew IPA all the time. Anymore, it's once every 7-10 batches. Mostly German styles nowadays. This weekend I'm brewing a Munich lager, for lack of a better style guideline. It's basically 70% Munich type I, 30% blend of maris otter and Best pils (left over grain). Hersbrucker hops, and Czech pils yeast. Should be like a darker, maltier helles. Or a lighter Marzen. Supposed to be around 7 SRM.
I had a few German commercial helles recently and several of them were basically Oktoberfest biers. They were nearly amber and very Munich-y tasting, rather than pils tasting. Weihenstephaner is still the benchmark for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on May 01, 2014, 11:59:09 PM
Brewing up the trusty american blonde with lemongrass and lime zest. If I did a crowd pleaser, this is it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 02, 2014, 02:24:42 PM
Just kegged a beer for the first time last night - a very nice looking Märzen. It's very hard to resist the urge to rush-carbonate it, but I figure it's better to go slow my first time ;)

Finally going to be brewing my Mo Pils (Bo Pils with Motueka hops) on Monday. And (if mother nature cooperates), I'll be planting my peas and early veggies on Monday as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 02, 2014, 04:12:27 PM
Just kegged a beer for the first time last night - a very nice looking Märzen. It's very hard to resist the urge to rush-carbonate it, but I figure it's better to go slow my first time ;)

Finally going to be brewing my Mo Pils (Bo Pils with Motueka hops) on Monday. And (if mother nature cooperates), I'll be planting my peas and early veggies on Monday as well.
Your first kegged beer will last about a week. At least that was the case for me :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 02, 2014, 04:19:47 PM

Your first kegged beer will last about a week. At least that was the case for me :)

:D   No kidding !   It was easy to count bottles when I started brewing, but that first empty keg gave me a look of disbelief on my face. I could've sworn it ought to be half full !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on May 02, 2014, 05:36:26 PM

Your first kegged beer will last about a week. At least that was the case for me :)

:D   No kidding !   It was easy to count bottles when I started brewing, but that first empty keg gave me a look of disbelief on my face. I could've sworn it ought to be half full !

Man I am so stingy that I am usually trying to kill a keg over the weekend so that I can fill it back up with something ready on Monday. I have beer conserving skills I suppose...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 02, 2014, 06:38:01 PM

Your first kegged beer will last about a week. At least that was the case for me :)

:D   No kidding !   It was easy to count bottles when I started brewing, but that first empty keg gave me a look of disbelief on my face. I could've sworn it ought to be half full !

Man I am so stingy that I am usually trying to kill a keg over the weekend so that I can fill it back up with something ready on Monday. I have beer conserving skills I suppose...

This is more what I'm afraid of - that I'll run out of kegs because I'm not drinking them fast enough. Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 02, 2014, 06:47:09 PM



This is more what I'm afraid of - that I'll run out of kegs because I'm not drinking them fast enough. Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yeah , back in my twenties it was more likely than not that the keg got drained in a big weekend bash.  Now I have to give it away or have people over to free up keg space, since I brew a lot more than I drink. Make friends with all your neighbors - mine help empty my kegs pretty regularly !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 02, 2014, 07:19:15 PM
I never want less than 12oz unless I'm sampling a new batch, gauging its readiness. I never understood that aspect of it. Who wants just 2oz of a beer? If it's good, pour a damn pint and quit bein' a wuss! Or if you bottle and someone wants a sample, pour them 2 oz and pour yourself the rest. Beer isn't that hard to drink, is it? I'm thirsty for a beer on a friday afternoon, can you tell?
Other than that, I like kegging because it's just easier and cooler. I still like to bottle hefes though for the yeast sediment, because they usually clear a little more than I'd like in the keg.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 02, 2014, 07:25:00 PM
I still like to bottle hefes though for the yeast sediment, because they usually clear a little more than I'd like in the keg.

+1.  When I keg a hefe, I rack a small amount of the yeast into the keg with the beer, being careful not to get down into the trub.  And then every few pints, gently rock the keg to stir up the yeast. Works pretty well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 02, 2014, 07:56:12 PM
I still like to bottle hefes though for the yeast sediment, because they usually clear a little more than I'd like in the keg.

+1.  When I keg a hefe, I rack a small amount of the yeast into the keg with the beer, being careful not to get down into the trub.  And then every few pints, gently rock the keg to stir up the yeast. Works pretty well.
That is a pretty good idea. I think I'll try that. Of course, racking out of my keg fermenter, I'd probably have to gently rock the fermenter as it's racking as I don't have control as to how far down the dip tube goes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on May 02, 2014, 08:20:59 PM
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 02, 2014, 08:21:44 PM
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on May 02, 2014, 08:23:47 PM
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
I drink from a 6 oz taster all the time. at this point a full pints seems a bit much for me most of the time. at 6 oz a pour I can have 4 or even 5 beers in an evening and feel just fine.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on May 02, 2014, 08:32:24 PM
I double fist most days. One glass 1/3 foam and the other a perfect pour.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 02, 2014, 08:33:43 PM
My kegs are in the basement, so if I have company I'll usually just fill a pitcher.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 02, 2014, 08:41:20 PM
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
I drink from a 6 oz taster all the time. at this point a full pints seems a bit much for me most of the time. at 6 oz a pour I can have 4 or even 5 beers in an evening and feel just fine.
I should start doing that. Maybe I'll drink less....HA! Yeah right...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on May 02, 2014, 08:44:05 PM
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
I drink from a 6 oz taster all the time. at this point a full pints seems a bit much for me most of the time. at 6 oz a pour I can have 4 or even 5 beers in an evening and feel just fine.
I should start doing that. Maybe I'll drink less....HA! Yeah right...

nah, but you get extra exercise walking back and forth to the kegerator
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 02, 2014, 08:46:19 PM
nah, but you get extra exercise walking back and forth to the kegerator

Not if you fill a pitcher.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 02, 2014, 08:59:54 PM
I double fist most days. One glass 1/3 foam and the other a perfect pour.

When I changed my 3/8" beverage tubing from 5' to 6', in a 34F temp kegerator at about 12 psi, it pretty much ended the first glass full-of-foam problem for me, and honestly, besides the increased flow restriction, I believe that the longer tubing holds the cold better too!

I'm in the Morticai camp - much of the time fewer ounces (normally 6 - 9), more pours. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 02, 2014, 09:05:45 PM
nah, but you get extra exercise walking back and forth to the kegerator

Not if you fill a pitcher.
It's a whole 15 feet to my kegerator from my living room. That's where the danger lies...I can see it from the couch.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on May 02, 2014, 09:42:42 PM

I double fist most days. One glass 1/3 foam and the other a perfect pour.

When I changed my 3/8" beverage tubing from 5' to 6', in a 34F temp kegerator at about 12 psi, it pretty much ended the first glass full-of-foam problem for me, and honestly, besides the increased flow restriction, I believe that the longer tubing holds the cold better too!

I'm in the Morticai camp - much of the time fewer ounces (normally 6 - 9), more pours.

I use 8 feet of the skinny 5/16" stuff, 40°, and 14 psi. Currently use picnic taps and the line sits coiled on top of the keg. I plan on running the lines up and down the front of the freezer when I add faucets.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 02, 2014, 10:28:33 PM


When I changed my 3/8" beverage tubing from 5' to 6', in a 34F temp kegerator at about 12 psi, it pretty much ended the first glass full-of-foam problem for me, and honestly, besides the increased flow restriction, I believe that the longer tubing holds the cold better too!



For me it was going from 6' to 10' with my serving line AND buying the beer tower cooler. An uncooled tower causes foaming, too. Now it pours a perfect pint every single time, without fail. Loving it !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 02, 2014, 10:30:23 PM

It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.

+1. Good call.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on May 03, 2014, 12:38:07 AM
Just made my starter from some 5 month old 3711 slurry. Guess I'm committed to saison.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 04, 2014, 02:17:43 AM
On Saturday I'll be brewing 10 gallons of a recipe that is pretty much Tomme Arthur's Dubbel as found in "Brew Like a Monk", with one fermenter getting WY 1214, the other getting 3787.

The flameout addition of 10 oz of dark raisins will first be caramelized in a hot metal pan with a splash of cherry port with brandy, and then pureed in the blender before adding to the kettle.

Additional sugar will be 2 lbs of D2 Belgian Candi Syrup also added at flameout.

Ended up with an extra gallon and 1.071 instead of calculated 1.070.  It's nice to get good efficiency (79%).

I realized that I needed to start adding the D2 and raisin puree at about 10 minutes left in the boil, to get it to incorporate by flameout.  All went really well, and got a nice caramelization on the raisins but nothing burned (used 9 oz of raisins) with the cherry port, plus a cup of wort.  It took the full split of my homemade port, so I ended up adding a few ounces of brandy in the blender to get it to puree, which I did well-blended, so nothing would get strained out when transferring from kettle to fermenters through a strainer, to catch hop pellets and break material.

All in all a great day!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 04, 2014, 02:29:12 AM
On Saturday I'll be brewing 10 gallons of a recipe that is pretty much Tomme Arthur's Dubbel as found in "Brew Like a Monk", with one fermenter getting WY 1214, the other getting 3787.

The flameout addition of 10 oz of dark raisins will first be caramelized in a hot metal pan with a splash of cherry port with brandy, and then pureed in the blender before adding to the kettle.

Additional sugar will be 2 lbs of D2 Belgian Candi Syrup also added at flameout.

Ended up with an extra gallon and 1.071 instead of calculated 1.070.  It's nice to get good efficiency (79%).

I realized that I needed to start adding the D2 and raisin puree at about 10 minutes left in the boil, to get it to incorporate by flameout.  All went really well, and got a nice caramelization on the raisins but nothing burned (used 9 oz of raisins) with the cherry port, plus a cup of wort.  It took the full split of my homemade port, so I ended up adding a few ounces of brandy in the blender to get it to puree, which I did well-blended, so nothing would get strained out when transferring from kettle to fermenters through a strainer, to catch hop pellets and break material.

All in all a great day!

Man, that sounds like a good one(s) - you'll have to post how each one comes out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 04, 2014, 02:38:28 AM
I'll do that!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 17, 2014, 07:50:02 AM
Brewed 10 gallons of Czech Pilsner, faux Urquell today.  Ground water temp up to 56F and it was pretty darn warm today so still waiting for the wort in the ferment fridge to get down to 47F so I can pitch.  Drinkin' homemade red wine, it's the weekend, life is good!  Next year it's back to brewing pilsner earlier in the spring, when the tap water thru my IC will get the wort down to pitching temp.

Still, I hit my numbers exactly, have plenty of yeast to pitch, and it was an excellent brewday.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 17, 2014, 09:40:39 AM
Taking a s*** at a local favorite: Chickow from Triple Digit Brewing. It is a double hazelnut brown ale with OG of 1.100(triple digit brewing.) from their website I know all ingredients but no %s. I have most vital stats: OG, IBU, est ABV but not color, so I'm hoping to try it all out a couple ways and get close to the original. Have a great weekend all


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 17, 2014, 09:43:19 AM
That was taking a shot, sorry didn't catch typo


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: koop3700 on May 20, 2014, 10:31:10 AM
10 Gallons summer ale from Radical Brewing be my third batch of this, first came out amazing messed up the recipe and left out the crystal and late sugar addition..Second time around all ingredients in and on schedule final taste,came out better the first time. Third time no crystal again and late sugar addition love the corriander and ginger combo.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: sambates on May 20, 2014, 11:31:35 AM
This weekend I'm brewing up 15 gallons of robust porter and running a coffee experiment in an American Stout, focusing on best times to add coffee to a batch.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 20, 2014, 08:55:29 PM
Tomorrow I'm brewing a batch of my house IPA. I'm trying to save some time so I can take the kayak out and maybe plant a few more veggies. I'm planning on doing a partial mash using a couple pounds of MO and a touch of Aromatic, then making up the difference with DME and some sugar. I'm also thinking of adding Hibiscus. I might do the sugar as a side boil with some Hibiscus, then adding the tea it back mid-hop stand to goose the temps up a bit if they start to drop. Going for a bit of a Mai TaIPA theme on this one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 31, 2014, 01:31:47 AM
Ok, my awesome wife gets her day a few times a year in my brewery (deservedly so), so what better time of year than summer for a fruit wheat.  She has ordered a Peach Mango Wheat, so that's what it'll be.  Gonna be ~ 1.052 OG, American Wheat yeast, finished with a small FO addition of Citra to accentuate mango/peach flavors.  2 - 49 oz cans of Oregon peach puree and a small bottle of mango nectar in secondary, kegged with one more small bottle of mango nectar. 60 minute mash, 60 minute boil - quick and easy. She gets to have a bunch of friends over, summertime party ensues.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on May 31, 2014, 03:49:33 AM
No brew day for me. Local-ish brewery is hosting a campout for the club on their property. Not letting a chance of thunderstorms deter me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 31, 2014, 04:43:16 AM
both of you guys' plans sound great! 

I'm currently crash cooling two buckets of Czech pilsner to keg tomorrow, cleaning a few kegs, and will brew either tomorrow (Saturday) or Sunday 10 gallons of Simcoe Galaxy Pale Ale.  I need to have a full keg of PA to take on my annual Oregon Coast fishing trip later this summer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on May 31, 2014, 05:04:28 AM
Oregon coast? That sounds terrible. The trees, fresh sea air, tillamook cheese (and ice cream), and old ship wrecks. Just terrible.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 31, 2014, 05:28:45 AM
Last year was better than great.  Our boat of four caught 10 nice chinook in 2 days, and 2 halibut the next day.  One of my chinook was 30 pounds and my halibut was 65 pounds.  My job is to bring lots of homemade beer and wine for the evenings, to go with BBQ fish or steaks and corn.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 31, 2014, 01:10:02 PM
Last year was better than great.  Our boat of four caught 10 nice chinook in 2 days, and 2 halibut the next day.  One of my chinook was 30 pounds and my halibut was 65 pounds.  My job is to bring lots of homemade beer and wine for the evenings, to go with BBQ fish or steaks and corn.

Sounds like a great trip. Enjoy !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 31, 2014, 11:42:45 PM
Doubleheader tomorrow.  Scottish 80/- and an old school APA with centennial bitter and cascade late. Time to get my kegs ready for summer. Between projects and a big quad with cherries taking up my fermentation chamber, ive fallen behind. I have 5 empty kegs :(
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on May 31, 2014, 11:57:59 PM
Just finished up the first farmhouse ale of the summer. easiest thing to brew here this time of year. 2 row, munich, and rye malt. cascade, sterling, and smaragd. American farmhouse blend, belgian ale blend, and belgian saison yeast. brewing on the threes I guess.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dirtybiz on June 14, 2014, 05:18:35 PM
American IPA with 8oz of Hops

Chinook x2
Centennial x3
Cascade x3
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on June 14, 2014, 05:50:07 PM
Just finished up the first farmhouse ale of the summer. easiest thing to brew here this time of year. 2 row, munich, and rye malt. cascade, sterling, and smaragd. American farmhouse blend, belgian ale blend, and belgian saison yeast. brewing on the threes I guess.

I enjoyed a Logsdon Farmhouse saizon and flanders with cherries a couple days back. Two styles I'll have to learn now. How long does it take to do a saizon that uses brett at the end ?
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on June 14, 2014, 05:53:33 PM
You could ferment it normal, use some flaked oats for body, mash high to add brett munchies, and bottle with brett. This way you can enjoy the journey one bottle at a time. I've been planning one like this for a long while.

Left out "mash high". That is important
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on June 14, 2014, 06:10:51 PM
I guess I could start by figuring out how to produce a solid saizon first LOL.

My favorite was that Cerasus (Flanders Red secondaried on 2lbs of cherries per gallon) and I think he finishes it on brett and lacto. That must take a year huh?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 14, 2014, 09:38:02 PM
I guess I could start by figuring out how to produce a solid saizon first LOL.

My favorite was that Cerasus (Flanders Red secondaried on 2lbs of cherries per gallon) and I think he finishes it on brett and lacto. That must take a year huh?

I've made a lot of different saisons, so I'll give you my base grist : 75% Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Mashed low, like 147F for 90 minutes.  Saison yeast of your choice. It's such a wide open style it's fun to experiment with though - I use Munich (in place of Vienna) sometimes, a little rye sometimes. I think the main thing is to mash low and long for super good attenuation and obviously use a saison yeast. It's a fun style to brew and an easy one (to me).


This weekend - racked my wife's wheat beer into secondary on peach and mango purees for her upcoming 'chick party'.  And I'm gonna brew a hefeweizen tomorrow to take to my buddy's pool party next month. 3068 gone cool - I like it fermented at 64F to tame the banana bomb effect. I find a mix of clove/spice and banana more interesting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on June 22, 2014, 12:11:43 AM
Yesterday I brewed 10 gallons of Skotrat's Traquir House Ale recipe.  This morning I have 3-4 inches of krausen in each of my two glass carboys.  Fresh microbrewery Scottish ale yeast slurry is a wonderful thing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on June 22, 2014, 01:11:10 AM
Yesterday I brewed 10 gallons of Skotrat's Traquir House Ale recipe.  This morning I have 3-4 inches of krausen in each of my two glass carboys.  Fresh microbrewery Scottish ale yeast slurry is a wonderful thing.

That is an outstanding recipe.  Sláinte!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 22, 2014, 01:15:24 AM
Yesterday I brewed 10 gallons of Skotrat's Traquir House Ale recipe.  This morning I have 3-4 inches of krausen in each of my two glass carboys.  Fresh microbrewery Scottish ale yeast slurry is a wonderful thing.

That is an outstanding recipe.  Sláinte!

+2. One of the best recipes around. Simple and awesome.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on June 22, 2014, 07:47:16 PM
Yesterday kegged up a 80/- and a pale ale. Brewing a 80/- and an ESB today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Kinetic on June 22, 2014, 08:22:34 PM
Brewed an IPA yesterday.  Selected the wrong equipment profile in Beersmith.  As a result, I used half a gallon less water than intended.  I will consider this a happy accident that will make my beer more hoppy, more malty and more boozy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on June 22, 2014, 08:26:29 PM
Last brew til October. 10 gallons that was 65/25/5/5=pils/triticale/flaked wheat/coriander honey. Split into two fermenter, one got Oberon's yeast, other got wyeast 3726 farmhouse ale that I cultured from Off Color brewing's Apex Predator. Also threw St. fuellian's saison dregs in, and Boulevard saison Brett dregs. Hoping to get a nice saison blend going for the fall.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Kinetic on June 22, 2014, 08:36:02 PM
St. Feuillien is a yeast worth culturing.  As far as I can tell, it isn't sold to home brewers and is quite different from the commercially available homebrew saison yeasts.  Makes your beer taste suspiciously like Hill Farmstead's minus the hype. ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on June 22, 2014, 08:38:50 PM
I don't know if my ESB will be an ESB, but it was fun winging a recipe off my head.
6# golden promise
3# victory
2# brown
1# c40
Mashing at 156
18g magnum at 60
28g EKG at 15
Pitching a repitch of 1728 from yesterday's kegging
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on June 22, 2014, 10:32:34 PM
I brewed yesterday for only the fourth time this year.  I made 10 gallons of some sort of European Pilsner wort.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on June 23, 2014, 02:05:47 AM
Today I made a 5 gallon batch of saison, following Amanda K's recipe of 90%belgian pils, 10% Belgian Munich. Bittered with Willamette; Nelson at 20&0. Nailed OG of 1.051 and volume of 5 right on as well. Chilled then had dinner with the inlaws while ferm wrap brought me back up to 90 for 1.4L pitch of 3724. First saison, first of anything at this temp. Let's hope that SWMBO loves it!


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 23, 2014, 02:20:29 AM
Today I made a 5 gallon batch of saison, following Amanda K's recipe of 90%belgian pils, 10% Belgian Munich. Bittered with Willamette; Nelson at 20&0. Nailed OG of 1.051 and volume of 5 right on as well. Chilled then had dinner with the inlaws while ferm wrap brought me back up to 90 for 1.4L pitch of 3274. First saison, first of anything at this temp. Let's hope that SWMBO loves it!


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I think you're gonna be pretty happy, Frank. I know it seems counterintuitive to ferment that warm  - it did to me.  I think I hit terminal gravity with 3724 (1.002 IIRC) in ~ 9 or 10 days at the recommended temp. And the Nelson brings that white grape thing that's such a complement to the tart saison. You'll have to post how it comes out for you. Cheers !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on June 23, 2014, 02:59:07 AM
Thanks Jon. It's a pretty simple recipe. I'm not planning any extra flavoring a: spices or fruit, etc. I'll give it 2-2.5 weeks to clean up, then crash and bottle. I'm assuming since 3724 likes it that warm that a good crash will drop it like nobody's business. It's also the lightest in color of anything I've made so far. Beersmith has it at 4.7, a little low for style, but if we like it, I don't care about the style guide line as far as color goes


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on July 04, 2014, 08:08:50 PM
I don't know if my ESB will be an ESB, but it was fun winging a recipe off my head.
6# golden promise
3# victory
2# brown
1# c40
Mashing at 156
18g magnum at 60
28g EKG at 15
Pitching a repitch of 1728 from yesterday's kegging

Its at 1.020 so far. I'll give it another week. But holy moly the flavor is definitely nutty buscuity goodness. Probably more of a northern English brown but big on flavor
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 1vertical on July 05, 2014, 07:55:31 PM
Just got a 1yr. beer in the carboy.  It is an ambic....(american lambic) ECY bug farm, best malz pilz,
wheat berries  and a bit of brewers sugar to up the gravity from the turbid (inefficient) mash, a touch of
lactose for the bugs  later on in the fermentation, 3.75 oz of aged hops.....O.G. 1.050
Was a beast to brew but we will see in a year or so what this day produced. Put it in a glass carboy
so I could see the evolution of the beer thru it's microbial steps. 8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on July 05, 2014, 08:08:44 PM
Just got a 1yr. beer in the carboy.  It is an ambic....(american lambic) ECY bug farm, best malz pilz,
wheat berries  and a bit of brewers sugar to up the gravity from the turbid (inefficient) mash,
3.75 oz of aged hops.....O.G. 1.050
Was a beast to brew but we will see in a year or so what this day produced. Put it in a glass carboy
so I could see the evolution of the beer thru it's microbial steps. 8)

Yumm!  I really need to try making a sour beer via the traditional process. 

I had a friend over recently who's just getting into homebrewing, and offered him a sour beer - an oud kriek I had made from a Michael Tonsmeire recipe utilizing the "sour worting" technique, whereby you do a lacto starter, sour the entire runoff for three days, then go to the boil and ferment with the wort fully soured.  My buddy at first recoiled from it, but it was fun to see his changing expression finally to one of pleasure as he drained the glass.

He said that he's tasted only a couple/few sour beers, and that his predisposition to them was prejudiced because the first time he heard about sour beers was while watching the Boston episode of the television show "Brew Dogs" where the guys joined the owner of Samuel Adams in a hot tub full of wort to obtain the sour bugs to inoculate it from their naked bodies.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 1vertical on July 05, 2014, 08:15:23 PM
HIGHLY suggest 2 ppl to pull this off.  One runoff of turbid liquid needs to be baby sat at 176 * F for
and extended time.....difficult to do If you are brewing the rest of the steps concurrently.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on July 05, 2014, 08:27:12 PM
Oh... had to read that twice. I thought you were suggesting only two people for the hot tub inoculate. In any event, I think if I ever do the human inoculation method it will be two hot chicks. No Koch in my beer please.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on July 05, 2014, 08:40:06 PM
I brewed Rye IPA yesterday, my first brew in 2 1/2 months.  Gonna do Herman's Rochefort recipe later this week after the weather cools down some.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 1vertical on July 05, 2014, 08:45:51 PM
Denny that is one great recipe and beer!  (was the basis for my solera + cherry)
oh and your Burbon BBl porter rocks as well.  did you ever check out that john mclaughlin music?
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on July 05, 2014, 08:46:51 PM
Well I was suppose to brew the Regal Pale Ale today but I did not factor in the holiday in my shipment. Down here in Huntsville there aren't any LHBS so everything is mail order. It'll be here Mon. LOL


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on July 05, 2014, 08:52:53 PM
Denny that is one great recipe and beer!  (was the basis for my solera + cherry)
oh and your Burbon BBl porter rocks as well.  did you ever check out that john mclaughlin music?

Ya know, I totally spaced the McLaughlin!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on July 05, 2014, 08:53:37 PM
Well I was suppose to brew the Regal Pale Ale today but I did not factor in the holiday in my shipment. Down here in Huntsville there aren't any LHBS. It'll be here Mon. LOL


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on July 05, 2014, 08:59:23 PM

Well I was suppose to brew the Regal Pale Ale today but I did not factor in the holiday in my shipment. Down here in Huntsville there aren't any LHBS. It'll be here Mon. LOL


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Huntsville?  You should have hit up Keith for what you needed!  :)

Keith?!?!  Please pass his info. I'd much rather support locally.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on July 05, 2014, 09:05:52 PM
Denny that is one great recipe and beer!  (was the basis for my solera + cherry)
oh and your Burbon BBl porter rocks as well.  did you ever check out that john mclaughlin music?

Ya know, I totally spaced the McLaughlin!

Now you're going back.  John McLaughlin + Mahavishnu Orchestra totally spaced me!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 1vertical on July 05, 2014, 09:07:59 PM
check the new stuff....!!!  "remember shakti"
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 1vertical on July 06, 2014, 02:42:45 PM
Well after the Lambic .....I had a starter of White Labs 545 and decided to do a SGB thing....
forgot to take the O.G.   oh well It may make beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on July 06, 2014, 03:39:10 PM

Keith?!?!  Please pass his info. I'd much rather support locally.


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He's majorvices here on the forum.  He runs the Yellowhammer Brewery there.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on July 06, 2014, 03:50:03 PM


Thanks!
Keith?!?!  Please pass his info. I'd much rather support locally.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 07, 2014, 03:32:12 AM
For the 4th, I brewed 5 gallons if IPA with my dad. He brewed an extract batch last yer on July 5th and this was his first glimpse at AG. I spent too much time telling him what I was doing, and not enough paying attention to my notes and beersmith recipe print out. I freaked out as boil began, when my OG 1.060 wort was only 1.049, so I added DME per the gravity adjustment tool to get to the 1.060. I realized after we pitched and I checked my notes that my estimated pre-boil gravity was supposed to be, you guessed it, 1.049. Lesson learned: pay attention to the recipe and brew steps that you take the time to print out! It will be better next time!


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 19, 2014, 09:27:41 PM
Tomorrow, I will be brewing a clone of Switchback Ale from March/April issue of BYO. Subbed out the 2 carastan malts for crystal 20&40. Specs below:
BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Switchback Ale Clone test v1.3 with Denny subs&adjustments
Brewer: Frank Laske
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.61 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.46 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
Estimated Color: 13.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 28.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 73.5 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
 
7 lbs 8.6 oz          Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         11       82.1 %       
15.0 oz               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         12       10.2 %       
9.3 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)    Grain         13       6.3 %         
2.0 oz                Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)          Grain         14       1.4 %         
0.50 oz               Simcoe [11.55 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           15       23.6 IBUs     
1.00 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)              Fining        16       -             
1.00 tsp              Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins)          Other         17       -             
0.40 oz               Hallertau [4.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min        Hop           18       1.5 IBUs     
0.40 oz               Saaz [2.15 %] - Boil 5.0 min             Hop           19       0.7 IBUs     
0.40 oz               Sterling [6.66 %] - Boil 5.0 min         Hop           20       2.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         21       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 3.0 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 17.00 qt of water at 165.8 F        154.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (0.28gal, 3.43gal) of 168.0 F water
Hope everyone enjoys the weekend and happy brewing

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: cempt1 on July 20, 2014, 10:58:38 AM
I'm brewing a pumpkin saison today that I am going to ferment on the yeast cake from a clone of Perrenial's Hommel Bier.  This will be my first attempt at fermenting on a cake from another batch.  The yeast is the wyeast 3724 belgian saison.  The Hommel bier has been chugging away for 7 days and I will rack and dry hop it for another week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on July 20, 2014, 12:26:00 PM
I'm brewing a pumpkin saison today that I am going to ferment on the yeast cake from a clone of Perrenial's Hommel Bier.  This will be my first attempt at fermenting on a cake from another batch.  The yeast is the wyeast 3724 belgian saison.  The Hommel bier has been chugging away for 7 days and I will rack and dry hop it for another week.
I'd be afraid of your first beer stalling out if you rack it this soon. Even if I'm reusing the yeast cake I never rack a beer out of primary until it hits FG.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: cempt1 on July 20, 2014, 01:28:26 PM
I'm brewing a pumpkin saison today that I am going to ferment on the yeast cake from a clone of Perrenial's Hommel Bier.  This will be my first attempt at fermenting on a cake from another batch.  The yeast is the wyeast 3724 belgian saison.  The Hommel bier has been chugging away for 7 days and I will rack and dry hop it for another week.
I'd be afraid of your first beer stalling out if you rack it this soon. Even if I'm reusing the yeast cake I never rack a beer out of primary until it hits FG.
I was going by the fermentation schedule the brewmaster from Perennial suggested in Craft Beer & Brewing magazine.  I guess I could dry hop the primary today and brew the pumpkin next weekend.  I've read that the 3724 can be a little finicky.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: cempt1 on July 20, 2014, 11:46:56 PM
I'm brewing a pumpkin saison today that I am going to ferment on the yeast cake from a clone of Perrenial's Hommel Bier.  This will be my first attempt at fermenting on a cake from another batch.  The yeast is the wyeast 3724 belgian saison.  The Hommel bier has been chugging away for 7 days and I will rack and dry hop it for another week.
I'd be afraid of your first beer stalling out if you rack it this soon. Even if I'm reusing the yeast cake I never rack a beer out of primary until it hits FG.
I was going by the fermentation schedule the brewmaster from Perennial suggested in Craft Beer & Brewing magazine.  I guess I could dry hop the primary today and brew the pumpkin next weekend.  I've read that the 3724 can be a little finicky.
I checked the gravity of the Hommel bier and it was only at 1.034 from 1.053.  I just left it alone.  Will dry hop next weekend and hopefully brew something else while waiting on it.  Probably a rye IPA next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on July 24, 2014, 10:36:59 AM
I'm going to brew the first recipe I've put together on my own as an extract with specialty grains.

Mutant Munich Ale

Munich Malt Syrup 75%
Caramunich III 12%
Breiss Munich 10L 6 %
Carapils 6%

Fuggles for bittering and Tettnag for aroma

Your comments please.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on July 24, 2014, 12:01:43 PM

I'm going to brew the first recipe I've put together on my own as an extract with specialty grains.

Mutant Munich Ale

Munich Malt Syrup 75%
Caramunich III 12%
Breiss Munich 10L 6 %
Carapils 6%

Fuggles for bittering and Tettnag for aroma

Your comments please.

I would ditch the Carapils in an extract beer. Halve, maybe quarter, the Caramunich III. Don't bother with the Munich grain. You won't get much of anything out of it since it is a base grain that requires mashing.

Hops are fine. I like the bittering from fuggle.

What is your goal with this beer?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on July 25, 2014, 08:31:29 AM
I'm trying to make something similar to an Oktoberfest lager, but don't have the capability of fermenting at lager temperatures.  So I'm trying to put together an ale with a grain bill that's similar and see how it turns out.

I also don't like too much hops in my brew.
 
When you say don't bother with the Munich grain, steeping it in a grain bag for a while won't accomplish anything?

What other changes would you recommend?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 25, 2014, 11:26:47 AM
I'm trying to make something similar to an Oktoberfest lager, but don't have the capability of fermenting at lager temperatures.  So I'm trying to put together an ale with a grain bill that's similar and see how it turns out.

I also don't like too much hops in my brew.
 
When you say don't bother with the Munich grain, steeping it in a grain bag for a while won't accomplish anything?

What other changes would you recommend?
Munich will convert itself, it does not have excess enzymes, so "steep" it in 1.5 qt. water/lb grain at about 155-158F for 45 min. to an hour. You will have converted the starches then. Oh, and you then can say you did a mini-mash, a step towards all grain brewing. Have fun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on July 25, 2014, 04:07:26 PM
Thanks for the tip.  I'll do it and send you an update in a couple of months when I taste the first bottle.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 25, 2014, 04:18:10 PM
Thanks for the tip.  I'll do it and send you an update in a couple of months when I taste the first bottle.
To be clear, do the mini-mash on just the Munich malt. You can steep the other specialty grains separately. if you do them all together the Munich's enzymes will be too diluted.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on July 25, 2014, 07:03:17 PM
The other specialty grains would be the Caramunich III, and the Carapils which Steve has suggested I not use.

Why would it dilute the Munich Malt if I mashed them together?

And what's your take on using the Carapils for better head retention?

Thanks
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on July 25, 2014, 07:18:55 PM
And what's your take on using the Carapils for better head retention?

Thanks

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 25, 2014, 09:09:36 PM
The other specialty grains would be the Caramunich III, and the Carapils which Steve has suggested I not use.

Why would it dilute the Munich Malt if I mashed them together?

And what's your take on using the Carapils for better head retention?

Thanks
The specialty grains have no enzymes. Munich only has enough to convert itself. So if you did a mini-mash so 1 pound of each, you would end up with 1/3 the amount of Munich enzymes on a density basis.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on July 26, 2014, 11:45:18 AM
Would the best plan be to mini-mash the Munich Malt in a grain bag in a separate, smaller pot, then about 30 minutes before the mini-mash is done, start steeping the other specialty grains in another grain bag in my larger brew pot, then add  both together and process the wort as usual?

Thanks for your help!
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on July 26, 2014, 01:53:14 PM
Doing my do-over Dampfbier this AM. My liquid Weizen yeast was DOA on the last attempt so I broke into the first aid kit to grab some US-05. This time I bought dry Danstar Weizen yeast.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on July 26, 2014, 06:52:17 PM
Tomorrow I'm brewing an O fest. breaking my own brew local guidelines and using all german ingredients. Pils, Munich and hallertaur. still organic at least.

Sitting here tasteing the first samples of my super saison brewed ~ 1 month ago. ~13% abv and alarmingly drinkable. went from 1.104 to ~1.003 for 97% AA! gotta love saison yeast, brett, and a bunch of simple sugar.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Kinetic on July 26, 2014, 07:28:56 PM
Made a rose hip and hibiscus saison with Triskel hops recently.  Got a big whiff of the finished primary today while adding some Triskel dry hops.  It had a unique and pleasant aroma.  Sort of like a blend of jasmine tea and roses, but not too perfumey.  Looking forward to drinking this one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on July 26, 2014, 07:59:37 PM
I have everything set up to make a Rye India Pale Lager tomorrow.  I'm using Pils malt for the base, Amarillo and Hallertauer Mittelfruh and lager yeast.  I hope it tastes as good as I imagine.  Anyway, Ripple is an old Dead song, so there's that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 27, 2014, 12:03:33 AM
  Anyway, Ripple is an old Dead song, so there's that.

Sounds great !   BTW, great song - one of their best.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on July 28, 2014, 04:24:18 AM
Just started my boil timer just after midnight on a batch of Oktoberfest. I didn't think I'd get any brewing done this summer, but I needed to make time so I can have more fest ready for October.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: MO on August 12, 2014, 08:13:06 PM
Belgian Saison.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on August 13, 2014, 12:40:49 AM
Megalodon Imperial Red Ale. http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/recipe-kits/all-grain-kits/megalodon-imperial-red-ale-all-grain-recipe-kit.html
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jaftak22 on August 16, 2014, 03:42:35 PM
First attempt at a pumpkin ale. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: corkybstewart on August 17, 2014, 02:28:52 PM
I brewed a Hefe Grande: 16 pounds of  Munich and 12 pounds of red wheat.  Did a double decoction and 2 hour mash because a thunderstorm kept me from getting to my water well to hook up the chiller. OG was 1.082
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on August 17, 2014, 04:14:06 PM
session stout with rye. OOLHBS was out of rye malt so it got flaked rye instead. also kegged 10 gallons of ofest
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on August 17, 2014, 05:02:52 PM
Looking at my first cider this afternoon. 5 gallons pasteurized cider from a local orchard with S04. Any tips besides just mixing them together and walking away?


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on August 19, 2014, 01:48:51 AM
Not this weekend but on my next brew day I'm going all experimental.  NW Sour, specifically a Klickitat Sour. 50/50 german pils and munich 10L, 1lb oats. 1.050ish. 2 oz of Willamette at 5 minutes, no bitter charge. Lacto for 7 days at 80º then NW Ale 1332 at 68º till done (wherever that is). If the hydrometer is lacking that certain Jenny Sayqua I'll secondary on 10lbs peaches.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: ynotbrusum on August 23, 2014, 03:11:41 AM
Not this weekend but on my next brew day I'm going all experimental.  NW Sour, specifically a Klickitat Sour. 50/50 german pils and munich 10L, 1lb oats. 1.050ish. 2 oz of Willamette at 5 minutes, no bitter charge. Lacto for 7 days at 80º then NW Ale 1332 at 68º till done (wherever that is). If the hydrometer is lacking that certain Jenny Sayqua I'll secondary on 10lbs peaches.

I like your enthusiasm, Jim - you are all in!  Sounds like the sour bug has bit ya!  Got me about a year and a half ago based on this forum...then I met Michael Tonsmeire at NHC in June and it solidified my passion for this unique hobby and sub hobby!  Go for it! (was that too many exclamation points for a sour beer approval?)

Good on ya, regardless
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on August 23, 2014, 03:40:57 PM
Yes, for now I dig sours. We'll see how long it lasts ;-)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on August 25, 2014, 03:57:09 AM
I brewed an all-citra IPA today, and it went well -- 52 IBU's calculated + a 40-min hop stand at wort temp as is covered after flameout (10 gal batch).  Should get me into a decent IPA bittering range for a 1.062 beer... maybe a little bit on the low end of the range for hoppiness.  Was shooting for 1.065, but got a little extra volume into fermenters so still hit my 77% efficiency target.  Wort tasted great!  11.5 oz pellet hops spread across FWH (2 oz), 15 (2 oz), 10 (2.5 oz), 5 (2.5 oz), and 1 (2.5 oz).  I ordered more citra for 3 oz dry hops per corny.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 13, 2014, 12:43:06 AM
Believe it or not, gonna brew an AIPA for the first time in a few months, with inspiration (grist wise) from La Cumbre's Project Dank recipe from a couple Zymurgy issues ago  :

85% Pils Malt
10% Vienna
5% Carastan 30L

1.065-ish
100IBU-ish
WY1056
Pitched @ 60F, Fermented @ ~ 62F

Basically an IPL in terms of grist, but done quicker (1056) and pretty clean done cool. The clean character and lager-y grist push the hops even more out forward IMO.  I'm thinking (hops wise)  -   Columbus ~ 50IBU bittering , a blend of Ahtanum/Centennial/Galaxy/Columbus for hop stand and dry hops thereafter (plenty of both). I think it'll be good.



EDIT  -  Also, getting some locally pressed early cider (read:tart) from a local orchard next weekend - ie., pressed specifically for hard cider. Last year's pressing was tart enough not to need any extra acid at all.  Can't wait !

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on September 13, 2014, 03:33:30 AM
Jon,

I brewed out of Zymurgy last weekend, but the current issue.  I had a full bag of T. Fawcett Golden Promise so from among the many mouth-watering gold-winning recipes, selected Dennis Collins' English Pale Ale.  But it was on a whim so substituted Mangrove Jack Burton Union yeast available at my LHBS, instead of the recipe's WY 1028 (London Ale Yeast), and I "burtonized" my water profile per the Pale Ale profile in Bru'n Water.  Still, it's looking like it will be a very nice beer!

I really like your hops selection for you AIPA - sounds really good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 13, 2014, 03:43:36 AM
Jon,

I brewed out of Zymurgy last weekend, but the current issue.  I had a full bag of T. Fawcett Golden Promise so from among the many mouth-watering gold-winning recipes, selected Dennis Collins' English Pale Ale.  But it was on a whim so substituted Mangrove Jack Burton Union yeast available at my LHBS, instead of the recipe's WY 1028 (London Ale Yeast), and I "burtonized" my water profile per the Pale Ale profile in Bru'n Water.  Still, it's looking like it will be a very nice beer!

I really like your hops selection for you AIPA - sounds really good.

Thanks!  I think you picked a nice one. Golden Promise is such an underrated malt. Report back how it comes out!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: crynski on September 14, 2014, 01:23:45 AM
My first brew went into the bucket on Friday. I made a summer ale from a kit.  Next up will probably be cider.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on September 14, 2014, 03:29:24 AM

My first brew went into the bucket on Friday. I made a summer ale from a kit.  Next up will probably be cider.

Congrats and good luck.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: tookalisten on September 14, 2014, 09:18:54 PM
Brewed 10 gallons of Jamil's West Coast Blaster. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 14, 2014, 10:16:15 PM

My first brew went into the bucket on Friday. I made a summer ale from a kit.  Next up will probably be cider.

Congrats and good luck.

+2. Good luck ! Let us know how it comes out, and there are plenty of great brewers here to help if need be.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 20, 2014, 11:12:10 PM
Been a productive couple of weekends here. Brewed an IPA last weekend, hitting all my numbers. Today I picked up 5 gallons of orchard fresh cider, a tart early blend that made an excellent one last year. Added the crushed Campden and will pitch WY4766 tomorrow. Aside from that I've been changing the o-rings on all my empty kegs today. Funny how I like doing this work a little better than the stuff on the 'honeydo' list.       ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on September 21, 2014, 12:50:27 AM
Jon,

I brewed out of Zymurgy last weekend, but the current issue.  I had a full bag of T. Fawcett Golden Promise so from among the many mouth-watering gold-winning recipes, selected Dennis Collins' English Pale Ale.  But it was on a whim so substituted Mangrove Jack Burton Union yeast available at my LHBS, instead of the recipe's WY 1028 (London Ale Yeast), and I "burtonized" my water profile per the Pale Ale profile in Bru'n Water.  Still, it's looking like it will be a very nice beer!

I really like your hops selection for you AIPA - sounds really good.

Thanks!  I think you picked a nice one. Golden Promise is such an underrated malt. Report back how it comes out!

I kegged today and both buckets came out with a terminal gravity of 1.011, right on the nose -- mashed at 152 but there's a bunch of crystal malt in this recipe.  Hydro samples tasted phenomenal.  With this MGJ Burton Union yeast, there were scattered tiny bits of yeast on the surface, so I should have cold crashed first but still, the remainder of the yeast flocculated very well so no biggy.  Big THANK YOU to Martin Brungard for his wonderful software plus numerous forum contributions that make it so much easier to make great beer custom fit to numerous beer styles, with chemistry..., water chemistry that is!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 21, 2014, 12:51:47 AM
Jon,

I brewed out of Zymurgy last weekend, but the current issue.  I had a full bag of T. Fawcett Golden Promise so from among the many mouth-watering gold-winning recipes, selected Dennis Collins' English Pale Ale.  But it was on a whim so substituted Mangrove Jack Burton Union yeast available at my LHBS, instead of the recipe's WY 1028 (London Ale Yeast), and I "burtonized" my water profile per the Pale Ale profile in Bru'n Water.  Still, it's looking like it will be a very nice beer!

I really like your hops selection for you AIPA - sounds really good.

Thanks!  I think you picked a nice one. Golden Promise is such an underrated malt. Report back how it comes out!

I kegged today and both buckets came out with a terminal gravity of 1.011, right on the nose -- mashed at 152 but there's a bunch of crystal malt in this recipe.  Hydro samples tasted phenomenal.  With this MGJ Burton Union yeast, there were scattered tiny bits of yeast on the surface, so I should have cold crashed first but still, the remainder of the yeast flocculated very well so no biggy.  Big THANK YOU to Martin Brungard for his wonderful software plus numerous forum contributions that make it so much easier to make great beer custom fit to numerous beer styles, with chemistry..., water chemistry that is!

Very cool !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on September 21, 2014, 01:56:46 AM
Brewing has been slow, but I just kegged some Octoberfest and put it on the gas. Should be perfect for tailgating in 2 weeks. It's kinda funny that for as much as I love hops, my 'fest is the first recipe I've dialed in and brewed multiple batches of using the same recipe.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: tookalisten on September 21, 2014, 04:57:03 PM
Just finished up a Porter, in the fermentor

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: speed on September 21, 2014, 05:40:27 PM
I'm in the middle of the boil on a winter warmer, Maris otter cinnamon and vanilla bean. Not too high gravity so it should be ready this winter, not next.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on September 21, 2014, 07:03:24 PM
I'm in the middle of the boil on a winter warmer, Maris otter cinnamon and vanilla bean. Not too high gravity so it should be ready this winter, not next.
Sounds tasty. What's your yeast?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on September 21, 2014, 07:27:20 PM
American mild. 67% 6 row 30% flaked rye/wheat 3% caramel 120. Used chinook, mt. Hood, and brewer's gold for hops at various stages, and 1450 for the yeast. We'll see. My mash temp was much lower than I wanted, so this may be a hoppy cream ale. Brewed 10 gallons. The other half is going to be a braggot with carrot blossom honey,  and apple juice.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 21, 2014, 07:44:34 PM

 My mash temp was much lower than I wanted, so this may be a hoppy cream ale.


The body might not be quite what you wanted, but it'll have the spiciness of the rye and some dark caramel character. I think it sounds pretty good ! And the 1450 will help with mouthfeel a little - great yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on September 21, 2014, 08:27:56 PM
Oud bruin with the wyeast pc release blend.  Kegging an American Barleywine and RIS for aging. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on September 21, 2014, 08:49:45 PM

 My mash temp was much lower than I wanted, so this may be a hoppy cream ale.


The body might not be quite what you wanted, but it'll have the spiciness of the rye and some dark caramel character. I think it sounds pretty good ! And the 1450 will help with mouthfeel a little - great yeast.

Thanks! I think it will be good. Just not what I had in mind. I'm hoping the 30% flaked grain will give it a big body.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on September 22, 2014, 04:16:29 PM
Brewed a Session IPA on Saturday with Cascade and Centennial (FWH, 15 and 0 additions) that I'm going to split into 5 1 gallon jugs and dry hop with different combinations of hops (Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, etc).

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 22, 2014, 04:27:05 PM
Brewed a Session IPA on Saturday with Cascade and Centennial (FWH, 15 and 0 additions) that I'm going to split into 5 1 gallon jugs and dry hop with different combinations of hops (Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, etc).



Sounds great. I love hop experimenting !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on September 22, 2014, 04:27:37 PM
Brewed a Session IPA on Saturday with Cascade and Centennial (FWH, 15 and 0 additions) that I'm going to split into 5 1 gallon jugs and dry hop with different combinations of hops (Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, etc).

You may want to dry hop each with one hop variety, then blend the resulting beers, if you're looking to taste-test different hop combos.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on September 22, 2014, 05:14:50 PM
Brewed a Session IPA on Saturday with Cascade and Centennial (FWH, 15 and 0 additions) that I'm going to split into 5 1 gallon jugs and dry hop with different combinations of hops (Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, etc).

You may want to dry hop each with one hop variety, then blend the resulting beers, if you're looking to taste-test different hop combos.

Great way to compete too
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: ynotbrusum on October 11, 2014, 12:40:15 PM
Today it's double batching for a Christmas party at a friends house - Vienna lager 20 gallons.  Big brew day for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narvin on October 11, 2014, 04:11:28 PM
It's raining... I was hoping to get my first brew in since mid-summer but it will have to wait for tomorrow.  I'm planning a hoppy Belgian blond in the style of Hommerlbier... yum.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on October 11, 2014, 07:49:24 PM
It rained on my brew day also. I deployed the Dallas Cowboy blue EZ-Up and slogged thru it. A cheap and easy all grain American Brown Ale. 5 gals in the fermenter @ 1.056.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on October 12, 2014, 12:04:16 AM
Scottish Export with kettle karma. The wind blew a tree over the power lines so I had to push pause at about five degrees before boil to get my genny started and help neighbors fight fire, so no doubt this will be a good one. Attention judges, it's wild fire not peat smoked malt!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narvin on October 13, 2014, 10:00:51 PM
Got the brew in yesterday, now the rain is back.  Thanks brew gods!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jyohe09 on October 19, 2014, 02:15:54 AM
Hopefully looking to make a pumpkin ale and an imperial stout tomorrow using the new aluminum kettle and burner!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on October 29, 2014, 07:42:07 AM
 Will be kegging a Scottish Export and an American Sour, then brewing a Northern English Brown.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on October 29, 2014, 11:25:18 AM
Sounds like a great weekend Jim!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on October 29, 2014, 12:04:38 PM
Ought to be. I wanted to bottle the sour but I'm impatient and lazy. Maybe next time
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on October 29, 2014, 03:55:00 PM
I brewed a batch of my Noti Brown a few weeks ago that turned out so well that I'm gonna do another batch on Fri.  I'm hoping I have time to brew a dunkel next week before I leave for Nashville.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on October 29, 2014, 10:41:07 PM
Nashville in November! I wish I was going, ResoSummit would be a blast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on October 29, 2014, 11:09:14 PM
Adding gooseberries to one sour, rose hips and hard maple wood to another. Dry hopping a brown ale and adding some honey to a bron ale. I think I would like to develop a rye wine ale as well. Thinking about going around 60% rye or maybe higher.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on October 29, 2014, 11:36:28 PM
Nada. Going to a teach a friend to brew day at a local shop. The shop owner offered up some 2-row for those willing to demo brew, but I don't feel like carting all my stuff out there.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 29, 2014, 11:53:31 PM
No brewing this weekend either - brewed or made cider last few weekends. So I'm gonna relax and put a dent in a killer keg of dry hopped American brown as well as other stuff on tap. Rough work.    ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on October 30, 2014, 12:57:28 AM
Adding gooseberries to one sour, rose hips and hard maple wood to another. Dry hopping a brown ale and adding some honey to a bron ale. I think I would like to develop a rye wine ale as well. Thinking about going around 60% rye or maybe higher.
Very nice! Mikkeller's gooseberry lambic is killer. You need to let us know how it comes out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on October 30, 2014, 12:25:55 PM
I'm brewing a Gingerbread Ale at our club's Learn to Homebrew event this weekend in Portsmouth, NH.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on October 30, 2014, 03:34:10 PM
I'm brewing a Gingerbread Ale at our club's Learn to Homebrew event this weekend in Portsmouth, NH.
Do you mind posting the recipe? I'm also brewing for our club's Learn to Homebrew event (Scottish 80) at the LHBS in Toledo, OH.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on October 30, 2014, 03:40:33 PM
Adding gooseberries to one sour, rose hips and hard maple wood to another. Dry hopping a brown ale and adding some honey to a bron ale. I think I would like to develop a rye wine ale as well. Thinking about going around 60% rye or maybe higher.
Very nice! Mikkeller's gooseberry lambic is killer. You need to let us know how it comes out.

Will do!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on October 30, 2014, 03:46:02 PM
I'm brewing a Gingerbread Ale at our club's Learn to Homebrew event this weekend in Portsmouth, NH.
Do you mind posting the recipe? I'm also brewing for our club's Learn to Homebrew event (Scottish 80) at the LHBS in Toledo, OH.

No problem...here it is:

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Gingerbread Ale - English
Brewer: Stephen A. Mayo
Asst Brewer:
Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spice Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.56 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.28 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 19.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.7 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
10 lbs                Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM)            Grain         1        80.8 %       
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)    Grain         2        12.1 %       
8.0 oz                Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM)              Grain         3        4.0 %         
6.0 oz                Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM)           Grain         4        3.0 %         
0.50 oz               Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           5        24.6 IBUs     
1.00 tsp              Cinnamon (Boil 2.0 mins)                 Spice         6        -             
0.50 tsp              Ginger (Boil 2.0 mins)                   Spice         7        -             
0.25 tsp              All Spice (Boil 2.0 mins)                Spice         8        -             
0.25 tsp              Clove (Boil 2.0 mins)                    Spice         9        -             
1.0 pkg               English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) [35.49  Yeast         10       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 6.0 oz
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Name                 Description                             Step Temperatur Step Time           
Mash In              Add 21.66 qt of water at 163.1 F        154.0 F         60 min             

Sparge: Batch sparge with 1 steps (4.98gal) of 168.0 F water

Ferment around 67F and finish in the 1.016-1.018 range.

I did an American version last year that came out nice so I wanted to try English this year.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on October 30, 2014, 03:50:42 PM
Nashville in November! I wish I was going, ResoSummit would be a blast.

Going to the Music City Brew Off!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on October 30, 2014, 06:35:54 PM
Nashville in November! I wish I was going, ResoSummit would be a blast.

Going to the Music City Brew Off!

That would be cool too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 11/1/14
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 01, 2014, 12:04:47 PM
great day for brewing. mash 30 minutes into for my dunkelweizen, having the coffee and toast and watching the morning arrive. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 02, 2014, 01:40:45 AM
Bottled all night last night. Now I have two empty fermenters which drives me nuts. So tonight im brewing another Scottish Export and a Special Bitter. Had an oops though. After milling my grain bills I was putting the lid back on my base malt and realized I used german pils instead of golden promise. It will still be beer. Motivation to just keg and drink these and not worry about entering them.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 02, 2014, 02:12:22 AM
Been there and done that.  I made an 'ESB' once with 2 row by mistake. Substituted the wrong specialty malts a couple times - that's where things can get really different.  ;D    May not be comp worthy but you'll make good beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 02, 2014, 03:13:23 AM
Ya theres a lot of other stuff going on. Im skipping the gallon to quart boil down and will do a 90 , in DMS boil instead. It will be fun to see if I can notice the difference.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 02, 2014, 05:29:35 PM

Bottled all night last night. Now I have two empty fermenters which drives me nuts. So tonight im brewing another Scottish Export and a Special Bitter. Had an oops though. After milling my grain bills I was putting the lid back on my base malt and realized I used german pils instead of golden promise. It will still be beer. Motivation to just keg and drink these and not worry about entering them.

Ha I hear ya. I have 5 carboys going and just one sitting begging me to fill it..,,next weekend !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 03, 2014, 12:57:49 AM
Well I got cold last night so I only brewed the Scottish. Doing the bitter right now.

Longer lag time than im used to on the Scottish.  At 17hrs right now and no krausen. But it was at 58º when I pitched using a fresh repitch at about 200B cells SWAG. Plenty of O2. Funny how that can freak you out. Its up to 63 now on its way to 65. I have no doubt it will be fine, right?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 03, 2014, 12:59:08 AM
Well I got cold last night so I only brewed the Scottish. Doing the bitter right now.

Longer lag time than im used to on the Scottish.  At 17hrs right now and no krausen. But it was at 58º when I pitched using a fresh repitch at about 200B cells SWAG. Plenty of O2. Funny how that can freak you out. Its up to 63 now on its way to 65. I have no doubt it will be fine, right?




Yep, it'll be good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 03, 2014, 01:23:19 AM
I'll believe you.

Edit: The Scott is churning like mad and the Special Bitter is right behind it. It just needed a buddy I think.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on November 03, 2014, 01:31:04 PM
Good brew day process-wise but it rained all day.  No problem...setup a little tent city on the parking lot and got it done. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on November 04, 2014, 05:03:37 PM
Coming up Sunday is my first attempt at Denny's BVIP, cant wait to try it out!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 05, 2014, 03:07:49 AM
Well I got cold last night so I only brewed the Scottish. Doing the bitter right now.

Longer lag time than im used to on the Scottish.  At 17hrs right now and no krausen. But it was at 58º when I pitched using a fresh repitch at about 200B cells SWAG. Plenty of O2. Funny how that can freak you out. Its up to 63 now on its way to 65. I have no doubt it will be fine, right?




Yep, it'll be good.

Holy smokes. That scottish lagged way more than im used to, then it took off like a rocket. Its c almed down a bit but there was 5.5 gallons in my 30L speidle and is actually got a little krausen blown into the airlock. Thats a first for 5.5 gallons of 1.052 on wy1728. The bitter that I brewed the second day is following suit. Starsan bubbled into foam and running out of the airlock. Fresh second gen repitch and proper o2 must be the shnizzel
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on November 07, 2014, 06:53:32 PM
Tonight I'm brewing a red lager (100% Bestmalz Red X malt) with Tettnanger and Saaz, fermented with Wyeast 2633 (Octoberfest blend). 

It's a bit of an experiment.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 07, 2014, 07:20:45 PM
Tonight I'm brewing a red lager (100% Bestmalz Red X malt) with Tettnanger and Saaz, fermented with Wyeast 2633 (Octoberfest blend). 

It's a bit of an experiment.

I look forward to hearing how it comes out. Haven't used Red X yet. The hops, not being strong American hops, shouldn't keep you from being able to assess the malt. Sounds great.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on November 07, 2014, 08:29:52 PM
Sub 4% Saison with 3711 and first trial on my mill.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on November 07, 2014, 10:35:26 PM
Sub 4% Saison with 3711 and first trial on my mill.
WY3711 is possibly the perfect yeast for a session beer. My table saison finishes at about 1.004, but still has a fantastic mouthfeel.

This makes me wonder if 3711 would be good as a dual pitch to add body to a session brew, or whether it will have too much flavor impact even if it's only added at the end of the primary fermentation.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 07, 2014, 10:47:21 PM
maris malt apple ale. happily fermenting for about an hour now.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on November 08, 2014, 01:08:05 AM
Sub 4% Saison with 3711 and first trial on my mill.
WY3711 is possibly the perfect yeast for a session beer. My table saison finishes at about 1.004, but still has a fantastic mouthfeel.

This makes me wonder if 3711 would be good as a dual pitch to add body to a session brew, or whether it will have too much flavor impact even if it's only added at the end of the primary fermentation.
this is my fourth attempt at a sub 4 sasion. I never get the mouthfeel where I like. They were ok and drinkable, but very watery. Added a larger percentage of munich this time.

75% weyermann pils
14% weyermann wheat malt
10% weyermann munich
1% weyermann Caramunich III

If this doesn't work I am flipping the munich and wheat.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 08, 2014, 02:45:49 AM

This makes me wonder if 3711 would be good as a dual pitch to add body to a session brew, or whether it will have too much flavor impact even if it's only added at the end of the primary fermentation.

Saison derail - I sure love 3711 to finish a 3724 saison. Before I knew that 3724 really needed to be pitched warmer to complete timely and not stall, I made a habit of pitching 3711 as a 'closer' (baseball reference) as 3724 tailed off. It's still a pretty valid saison technique IMO - makes a great beer. I love both strains for different reasons. 3724 has the classic unique earthy character I love, but it's pretty finicky. 3711 is a tart but less complex workhorse with a fuller mouthfeel than its FG says. Why not take advantage of both strains ?  I still pitch 3724, with a pitch of 3711 as it winds down. Finishes low (1.004 - 1), complex, and fuller than it should.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on November 08, 2014, 03:03:07 AM

This makes me wonder if 3711 would be good as a dual pitch to add body to a session brew, or whether it will have too much flavor impact even if it's only added at the end of the primary fermentation.

Saison derail - I sure love 3711 to finish a 3724 saison. Before I knew that 3724 really needed to be pitched warmer to complete timely and not stall, I made a habit of pitching 3711 as a 'closer' (baseball reference) as 3724 tailed off. It's still a pretty valid saison technique IMO - makes a great beer. I love both strains for different reasons. 3724 has the classic unique earthy character I love, but it's pretty finicky. 3711 is a tart but less complex workhorse with a fuller mouthfeel than its FG says. Why not take advantage of both strains ?  I still pitch 3724, with a pitch of 3711 as it winds down. Finishes low (1.004 - 1), complex, and fuller than it should.
Great addition there Jon, I think my saison could have used a touch more from something, and just the 3724 was not doing the last little bit. Will keep in mind for next summer when I try it again.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on November 08, 2014, 03:05:57 AM
If I did not mention it here on this thread. or if you did not pick up on it in other threads(questions,) I am trying to make Denny's BVIP on Sunday. First attempt. Everyone seems to love it, playing with it in Bru'NWater has been a chore, as I did not know where to be really. Big thanks go out to Denny and Martin, for all their help got my fingers crossed. From what I can tell, its a great recipe, just still trying to figure out if I'm up to the task
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on November 08, 2014, 06:20:47 PM
Got 73% efficiency with ~.040 gap. Happy enough with that. Much better than the random efficiency of 50-65 the shop mill was giving me.

Might tighten it a touch next batch. Crush looked good some kernels looked whole but when i squeezed them the broke in half.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 08, 2014, 06:54:00 PM
Got 73% efficiency with ~.040 gap. Happy enough with that. Much better than the random efficiency of 50-65 the shop mill was giving me.

Might tighten it a touch next batch. Crush looked good some kernels looked whole but when i squeezed them the broke in half.

ive got mine down to .033 for barley, .030 for wheat-hit 80-85%.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on November 08, 2014, 07:02:19 PM

Got 73% efficiency with ~.040 gap. Happy enough with that. Much better than the random efficiency of 50-65 the shop mill was giving me.

Might tighten it a touch next batch. Crush looked good some kernels looked whole but when i squeezed them the broke in half.

ive got mine down to .033 for barley, .030 for wheat-hit 80-85%.

Good to know. I'm not really interested in adjusting for different malts. I'd rather set and forget with a feeler gauge check from time to time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 08, 2014, 07:58:58 PM
Got 73% efficiency with ~.040 gap. Happy enough with that. Much better than the random efficiency of 50-65 the shop mill was giving me.


Yeah I used to get so damn frustrated with my LHBS crush - all over the place. So obviously efficiency was too. Getting them to double crush helped, but milling your own is where it's at.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: bboy9000 on November 08, 2014, 09:50:30 PM
Was doing an ordinary bitter but over shot gravity.  Luckily I had some extra EKG so now it's going to be a special bitter.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on November 08, 2014, 10:05:58 PM
Was doing an ordinary bitter but over shot gravity.  Luckily I had some extra EKG so now it's going to be a special bitter.

Happens to me all the time. Normally it is better than expected efficiency, but sometimes too much boil off.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: bboy9000 on November 09, 2014, 02:23:15 AM

Was doing an ordinary bitter but over shot gravity.  Luckily I had some extra EKG so now it's going to be a special bitter.

Happens to me all the time. Normally it is better than expected efficiency, but sometimes too much boil off.

Luckily it was better efficiency so I was able to add the extra hops to balance it out.  I don't do many session beers so I forget thy my efficiency increases with a smaller grain bill.  I need to take better notes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 14, 2014, 02:51:04 PM
Brewing my Munich Helles 11/15- its lager season! ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on November 14, 2014, 03:08:08 PM
12 gallons of Pliny the Elder (Bertus recipe 3.0 sans hop extract).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on November 14, 2014, 04:11:58 PM
Maybe a belgian blonde for the yeast cake. Going to brew a bunch of good bottle beers as keg space is at a premium right now. Multiple saisons with 3711, the blonde, a triple and quad. Might give 3724 another whirl on a split batch.

Wlp 500 or 530 for the Belgians?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on November 14, 2014, 04:12:53 PM
12 gallons of Pliny the Elder (Bertus recipe 3.0 sans hop extract).
Sounds wonderful!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 14, 2014, 04:15:53 PM
Steve - I love both but I'd give the nod to 530/3787. It's the obvious choice for tripel and great in any of those. 500 is great if you go cool enough. I go 63 -64F for 72 hrs, then ramp for either strain.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on November 14, 2014, 05:05:36 PM
I have an English Barleywine going in the fermenter that I brewed the night before last. I'm keeping it super simple because its my first of this style so I'll build from there the next time: 100% English Pale Malt mashed at 148, blend of EKG, northdown, and UK Pilgrim, no late hop additions, WY1028 pitched at 68. OG 1.094. I'll drink most this winter and save a few bottles for next year to taste the difference.
I've been brewing mostly English styles lately. While I have enjoyed many great American craft beers I am realizing that when I really want to drink beer and enjoy it with friends or just reading a book at home, I really appreciate the balance that most English styles achieve.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on November 14, 2014, 05:13:42 PM
I'll be brewing a rye porter with crystal rye and chocolate rye. Base will be a mix of Munich and rye. Late hops will be Sterling, then fermented with 1450.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on November 14, 2014, 05:26:34 PM
Steve - I love both but I'd give the nod to 530/3787. It's the obvious choice for tripel and great in any of those. 500 is great if you go cool enough. I go 63 -64F for 72 hrs, then ramp for either strain.
I agree. I have a Belgian Blonde made with 3787 on tap right now and it came out very nice.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 14, 2014, 05:32:01 PM
Steve - I love both but I'd give the nod to 530/3787. It's the obvious choice for tripel and great in any of those. 500 is great if you go cool enough. I go 63 -64F for 72 hrs, then ramp for either strain.
I agree. I have a Belgian Blonde made with 3787 on tap right now and it came out very nice.

hey toledo-hows the snow there, getting crushed in cleveland.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on November 14, 2014, 05:36:12 PM
Steve - I love both but I'd give the nod to 530/3787. It's the obvious choice for tripel and great in any of those. 500 is great if you go cool enough. I go 63 -64F for 72 hrs, then ramp for either strain.
I agree. I have a Belgian Blonde made with 3787 on tap right now and it came out very nice.

hey toledo-hows the snow there, getting crushed in cleveland.
Nothing sticking at the moment. It was shocking that we got more snow than you last year..I can't remember that ever happening.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ntanner on November 30, 2014, 03:46:26 AM
     Did a 10 gal. cream ale and a 5 gal. Southern English brown today. It all went well but still need to clean the brew pot tomorrow morning. Lot easier to get up early and brew then it is to get up early and clean.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on November 30, 2014, 07:12:08 PM
I'm brewing for the first time since August.  It's a Witbier.  I did a cereal decoction for the wheat and oats and am currently finishing the main mash.  'Got some fresh tangerines zested, some dried chamomile and Indian coriander ready to go at the end of the boil.
I have already had to repair the switch to my pump, correct for a high mash when adding the decoction to the main mash and burnt some hose which was a bit too close to the flame, but all is good and fairly relaxed.
Time to start cleaning and sanitizing fermenters now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on November 30, 2014, 07:17:49 PM
Just mashed in on a hoppy session ale for a party next weekend (yikes). so here goes a test of the emergency 7 day grain to glass brewing system.

This one was going to be a DIPA but I didn't get to brew in time so instead of 5 gallons of DIPA I'll go with 10 gallons of session ale.

dropped the simple sugar and added a kg of medium crystal. dropped the columbus bittering addition and moved the citra/centennial/cascade FWH to 15 minutes out, combined the two dry hop additions into 1 (althugh I might end up hitting it with dry hops at day 3-4 for a couple days and then again in the keg.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on November 30, 2014, 09:10:57 PM
Good luck with that time schedule Jonathan, let us know how it works out


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Statsmats on December 01, 2014, 01:32:43 AM
Brewed two extract kit batches this weekend: 1) A Raspberry Wheat (trying a mid-boil late extract addition to lighten the color). 2) Something called "Hopstache Black IPA" which used a new (to me) malt-based coloring agent called Sinamar. They both went into the buckets yesterday...awaiting signs of fermentation.

This was the official 6th and 7th batches I've brewed...have had mixed results (off-flavors, yeasty) with some of the brews and been working to continue improving the process...lots to learn about this brewing addiction!

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 01, 2014, 01:38:44 AM
Just mashed in on a hoppy session ale for a party next weekend (yikes). so here goes a test of the emergency 7 day grain to glass brewing system.

This one was going to be a DIPA but I didn't get to brew in time so instead of 5 gallons of DIPA I'll go with 10 gallons of session ale.

dropped the simple sugar and added a kg of medium crystal. dropped the columbus bittering addition and moved the citra/centennial/cascade FWH to 15 minutes out, combined the two dry hop additions into 1 (althugh I might end up hitting it with dry hops at day 3-4 for a couple days and then again in the keg.

I look forward to hearing how it comes out. Sounds good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Statsmats on December 01, 2014, 02:11:32 AM
Yes...I just realized I hooked my caboose on an old train...newbie mistake...thought the date listed in the post was the date of the post, not the particular weekend up for discussion.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on December 01, 2014, 02:39:51 AM
Scottish Export last night (big surprise) and an old school APA with centennial and cascade
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on December 01, 2014, 03:09:49 PM
Yes...I just realized I hooked my caboose on an old train...newbie mistake...thought the date listed in the post was the date of the post, not the particular weekend up for discussion.

Ignore the date on the header. There used to be a new thread put up weekly for this, but we've all been using this post as an ongoing "what are you brewing?" post.

Speaking of which, I have an unplanned brewday coming up on Wednesday. I'm leaning towards ESB, but I'm not sold on it yet. The only definite is that I'm using WY1968 for the yeast.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Right now I have a doppelbock on tap and a Baltic Porter next in line, so I'm looking for something 1.050's or smaller.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on December 01, 2014, 03:46:44 PM
Just mashed in on a hoppy session ale for a party next weekend (yikes). so here goes a test of the emergency 7 day grain to glass brewing system.

This one was going to be a DIPA but I didn't get to brew in time so instead of 5 gallons of DIPA I'll go with 10 gallons of session ale.

dropped the simple sugar and added a kg of medium crystal. dropped the columbus bittering addition and moved the citra/centennial/cascade FWH to 15 minutes out, combined the two dry hop additions into 1 (althugh I might end up hitting it with dry hops at day 3-4 for a couple days and then again in the keg.

I look forward to hearing how it comes out. Sounds good.
So far so good. Hit my numbers. Pitched two vials of wlp001 in one bucket and two packs of wyeast 1028 in the other. I wanted something more floculant but it's what the lhbs had on hand that wasn't 6 months old.


Pitched at 66 which is higher than I normally would but I want this to work quickly and a bit of fruitiness isn't the end of the world. This morning is bubbling away.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on December 01, 2014, 04:01:11 PM
Yes...I just realized I hooked my caboose on an old train...newbie mistake...thought the date listed in the post was the date of the post, not the particular weekend up for discussion.

Ignore the date on the header. There used to be a new thread put up weekly for this, but we've all been using this post as an ongoing "what are you brewing?" post.

Speaking of which, I have an unplanned brewday coming up on Wednesday. I'm leaning towards ESB, but I'm not sold on it yet. The only definite is that I'm using WY1968 for the yeast.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Right now I have a doppelbock on tap and a Baltic Porter next in line, so I'm looking for something 1.050's or smaller.
I've been into brewing British styles lately. I did my first Wee Heavy Saturday. My suggestion would be an English IPA. I just did one with MO and a touch of 60L IIRC. I bittered with challenger and flavored and finished with EKG. Used 1968 in low 60's then ramped up after a couple days. I just finished drinking the batch and it went down super easy. I'm digging the balance of English Pale Ales/ESBs these days.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 11, 2014, 01:04:39 AM
Gonna backsweeten and keg one of the ciders that's ready to go. Then brew an APA - OG 1.054/ 45 IBU, 88% 2row, 7% C40, 5% Victory. Using up some Cascade hops while they're still good, so it's gonna be old school all Cascade for finishing. Not reinventing the wheel, but it'll be good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pinnah on December 13, 2014, 03:04:33 PM
Not reinventing the wheel, but it'll be good.

 :) Sounds good!  I find myself leaning back toward old simple recipes these days.   I might try an all Mosaic/MO IPA this weekend.  Anybody have experience with an all Mosaic brew?


I nominate Blatz to start the 2015 What's Brewing this Weekend Thread in a couple weeks... ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 13, 2014, 03:14:19 PM
Not reinventing the wheel, but it'll be good.

 :) Sounds good!  I find myself leaning back toward old simple recipes these days.   I might try an all Mosaic/MO IPA this weekend.  Anybody have experience with an all Mosaic brew?


I nominate Blatz to start the 2015 What's Brewing this Weekend Thread in a couple weeks... ;D

All Mosaic works great in AIPA. Done it a couple of times. I'm not huge on single hop beers usually, but Mosaic has enough going on aroma-wise that it works. And with the MO base, it'd be really good.

EDIT -  Yeah, this thread has gotten some mileage on it this year .   ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on December 13, 2014, 05:17:24 PM
Halfway through the boil on my Bock and so far, so good. Preboil grav and vol dead on. Loving the new BruGear Kettle, but will even more so when I dont have to lift it any more
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on December 14, 2014, 05:27:55 AM
Finally got a brew in today.  I made 11 gallons (eventually 2 cornies) of Hop-Fu Imperial IPA, the winner for that category in the 2014 National Homebrewers Competition (as printed in Zymurgy a while back).  Thankfully, I nailed the OG and volume.  I used 25.5 oz of pellet hops (well, including 8 oz set aside for dry hops).  So now there's room in my freezer for some more hops.  I normally would have gone with a stout or some such this time of year but wanted to use up some frozen/vacuum-sealed hops.

The hydro sample was amazing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on December 15, 2014, 03:19:10 AM
gonna brew an IPA on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in on my birthday (crazy homebrewers). I think maybe only my third IPA, maybe 4th in 7+ years.

Then Monday I'm going down to SF to brew a 15 bbl batch of my sour farmhouse with cherries at Thirsty Bear.

milage indeed. I'm finally sitting down with a glass of the sour farmhouse with cherries I brewed back on the 20th of January. Got to pick up a sixtel of it yesterday and I just tapped it. pretty tasty. light and easy to drink but with a complex brett and lactic character. The cherries are a bit lacking. more a note in the background than anything else. In that sense it reminds me of the three philosophers from ommegang. of course it's more in the 4% range than the 11% like the  philosophers. But that just makes it more fun to drink a few of.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on December 15, 2014, 05:16:05 AM
gonna brew an IPA on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in on my birthday (crazy homebrewers). I think maybe only my third IPA, maybe 4th in 7+ years.

Then Monday I'm going down to SF to brew a 15 bbl batch of my sour farmhouse with cherries at Thirsty Bear.

milage indeed. I'm finally sitting down with a glass of the sour farmhouse with cherries I brewed back on the 20th of January. Got to pick up a sixtel of it yesterday and I just tapped it. pretty tasty. light and easy to drink but with a complex brett and lactic character. The cherries are a bit lacking. more a note in the background than anything else. In that sense it reminds me of the three philosophers from ommegang. of course it's more in the 4% range than the 11% like the  philosophers. But that just makes it more fun to drink a few of.

Wow - awesome!  Obviously an American classic.  In case you've tried it, was it like a more sour version of the old New Belgium brew Transatlantique Kriek?  Or maybe the beer George Washington decided to brew and so chopped down the cherry tree?   :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on December 15, 2014, 03:51:20 PM
gonna brew an IPA on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in on my birthday (crazy homebrewers). I think maybe only my third IPA, maybe 4th in 7+ years.

Then Monday I'm going down to SF to brew a 15 bbl batch of my sour farmhouse with cherries at Thirsty Bear.

milage indeed. I'm finally sitting down with a glass of the sour farmhouse with cherries I brewed back on the 20th of January. Got to pick up a sixtel of it yesterday and I just tapped it. pretty tasty. light and easy to drink but with a complex brett and lactic character. The cherries are a bit lacking. more a note in the background than anything else. In that sense it reminds me of the three philosophers from ommegang. of course it's more in the 4% range than the 11% like the  philosophers. But that just makes it more fun to drink a few of.

Wow - awesome!  Obviously an American classic.  In case you've tried it, was it like a more sour version of the old New Belgium brew Transatlantique Kriek?  Or maybe the beer George Washington decided to brew and so chopped down the cherry tree?   :D

haven't tasted either of the beers in question.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on December 15, 2014, 06:46:03 PM
Thursday is going to be the matsutake BGSA. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Pandabeer on December 15, 2014, 07:25:09 PM
Doing a fat tire ale tomorrow and a boston lager weds .
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 15, 2014, 08:53:19 PM
5 gallons of CAP on Friday, 11 gallons of a Zum Uerige Altbier clone today. About to pitch the yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 17, 2014, 03:02:08 AM
Another round of dunkelweizen,  and Oktoberfest


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on December 17, 2014, 03:13:32 AM
Think I'm gonna do a faux CAP, and maybe the Boswell Oat Ale out of Experimental Homebrewing . Soaking some yellow birch in rye to add to a rye porter, which I will keg as well. Looking forward to using a pump for a few things rather than my back.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on December 17, 2014, 03:14:49 AM
Think I'm gonna do a faux CAP, and maybe the Boswell Oat Ale out of Experimental Homebrewing . Soaking some yellow birch in rye to add to a rye porter, which I will keg as well. Looking forward to using a pump for a few things rather than my back.

nice. foolsCAP
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Hooper on December 18, 2014, 12:41:47 AM
Amarillo Pale Ale  -  WLP644 Brett Trois
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on December 18, 2014, 12:56:31 AM

Amarillo Pale Ale  -  WLP644 Brett Trois
"looks like we've got ourselves a real cowboy here"
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Hooper on December 18, 2014, 11:21:31 AM

Amarillo Pale Ale  -  WLP644 Brett Trois
"looks like we've got ourselves a real cowboy here"

Wyatt-F#ck'n-Earp
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 1vertical on February 21, 2015, 08:15:42 PM
Just mashed in on a  (franken) ESB  toasted american two row
Wyeast 1968...bit of corn handful of this and a handful of that.
Hops gonna be Perle and Serebrianka for aroma   :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: gwunsch on February 22, 2015, 03:16:54 AM
First all grain brew this morning, IPA with 2 row and a little caramel 40, all Centennial hops. Also broke in my aeration stone before pitching.

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on February 22, 2015, 03:21:16 AM
Nicely done gwunsch, welcome aboard
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 22, 2015, 03:23:12 AM
Awesome! Congrats and welcome.  It just gets better from here.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 28, 2015, 01:29:44 AM
Kegged an APA tonight. Funny, I hadn't brewed a full batch APA in a year though I do 1 gallon APAs to try out hops fairly regularly. But I loved Mandarina and did a 5 gallon APA with it, and recently used Azacca/Cascade in 5 gallons, the one kegged tonight. Gonna do either a German pils with all Best malz (and 2124) or an all whirlpool Kiwanda style cream ale tomorrow, the other next weekend. That should give the pale warm weather beers a good start.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewerbrandon on March 28, 2015, 01:41:05 AM
Going to work on my IPA on sunday. Im going to try FWH this time with some Simcoe.  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on March 28, 2015, 03:38:14 AM
Kegged an APA tonight. Funny, I hadn't brewed a full batch APA in a year though I do 1 gallon APAs to try out hops fairly regularly. But I loved Mandarina and did a 5 gallon APA with it, and recently used Azacca/Cascade in 5 gallons, the one kegged tonight. Gonna do either a German pils with all Best malz (and 2124) or an all whirlpool Kiwanda style cream ale tomorrow, the other next weekend. That should give the pale warm weather beers a good start.

So what did you think about the taste sample at racking of the Azacca/Cascade?  I suppose you'll know for sure once it's carbed and matured a bit.

I am thinking of using my Fermentis 34/70 yeast for one more generation while my tap water (city supply ground water) is still cool.  So far I did 10 gal of German Pils (split with a friend new to brewing who's gotten in a few batches and wants to learn from me), am currently fermenting 10 gal of Munich Helles using the 2nd generation, and am considering a marzen for the third use.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 28, 2015, 03:52:13 AM
Azacca and Cascade seem to marry nicely. They're both roughly the same intensity, and Azacca has some tropical fruit/citrus /slight pine to bring to the party. The two together make a nice ,not overpowering APA, unlike trying to use more resiny IPA type hops in APA.  But they'd work in IPA scaled up just fine, of course. BTW, your lagers sound great.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: corkybstewart on March 28, 2015, 02:43:17 PM
I'm about to brew some sort of IPA, I'll have to figure out what hops to use once I start brewing-it depends on what I have the most of.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 28, 2015, 04:57:21 PM
Kegged my 2nd attempt at a carrot cake ale last night.  FG was right where I wanted it and the spiced tincture I made tasted/smelled great as I stepped up the addition into the keg at packaging. 

Heading to one of the largest home-brew comp awards banquets tonight (AWOG) with some buddies.  Looking forward to tasting some great beers and hopefully coming home with some medals around my neck. Also a good day as 5 of the 13 entries I put into this comp are simultaneously being judged in NYC for NHC.  I am interested in seeing how the judging results compare between the two. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on March 31, 2015, 03:13:02 PM
Yesterday I brewed  best bitter

10 gallons, OG 1.045, 30 IBUs

11 lbs. Crisp Maris Otter
7 lbs. Malteurop two row.

Mash-in at 145°F for 30 minutes, add boiling water to raise to 156°F for 60 minutes more.

1 oz. Fuggles 60 min
1 oz. Challenger 60 min
1 oz. EKGs 15 min
1 oz. Willamette 15 min
2 lbs. dark Muscavado sugar 15 min
2 oz. Willamette knockout

Split between WY1469 West Yorkshire (Tim Taylor) and WY1275 Thames Valley (Brakspear)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 31, 2015, 03:35:48 PM
Got a porter going on the Zymatic right now.  If it wasn't for that machine, I wouldn't have time to brew these days.  About 4 days into fermentation, I'm gonna add some cocoa nib syrup from Cascade Candi Syrup.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on March 31, 2015, 03:55:34 PM
Yesterday I brewed  best bitter

10 gallons, OG 1.045, 30 IBUs

11 lbs. Crisp Maris Otter
7 lbs. Malteurop two row.

Mash-in at 145°F for 30 minutes, add boiling water to raise to 156°F for 60 minutes more.

1 oz. Fuggles 60 min
1 oz. Challenger 60 min
1 oz. EKGs 15 min
1 oz. Willamette 15 min
2 lbs. dark Muscavado sugar 15 min
2 oz. Willamette knockout

Split between WY1469 West Yorkshire (Tim Taylor) and WY1275 Thames Valley (Brakspear)

That looks delicious.  May have to give it a go soon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on March 31, 2015, 11:44:40 PM
Got a porter going on the Zymatic right now.  If it wasn't for that machine, I wouldn't have time to brew these days.  About 4 days into fermentation, I'm gonna add some cocoa nib syrup from Cascade Candi Syrup.
The more I read about the Zymatic, the more I wish I had one. I haven't been able to make time for a brewday yet this year. Too bad the price tag is a bit out of my range.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 01, 2015, 05:00:34 AM
Kegged an APA tonight. Funny, I hadn't brewed a full batch APA in a year though I do 1 gallon APAs to try out hops fairly regularly. But I loved Mandarina and did a 5 gallon APA with it, and recently used Azacca/Cascade in 5 gallons, the one kegged tonight. Gonna do either a German pils with all Best malz (and 2124) or an all whirlpool Kiwanda style cream ale tomorrow, the other next weekend. That should give the pale warm weather beers a good start.
Oooh Cape Kiwanda is awesome!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 01, 2015, 05:05:55 AM
Today was all prep work. Kegged my Dunkel ver2, built a couple starters for tomorrow, bunch of cleaning, milled grist and weighed out my hops for a Helles and a Dunkel ver3. Just finished canning two gallons of starter wort, and popped my starters into the fridge to crash for tomorrow.

Tomorrow should be smooth sailin.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 05, 2015, 12:51:15 PM
Brewing a German Pils this morning.  1.048, 100% Best Pils, WY2124. Decided to blend Mt Hood and Liberty for late hops. Good combo.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Jimmy K on April 05, 2015, 02:04:57 PM
I made a Pennsylvania Dutch Alt on Friday. 100% "Pennsylvania Dutch" malt (munich-ish) from Deer Creek Malthouse in PA. Bittered with magnum and tetnang for flavor. Fermenting with American ale yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 05, 2015, 02:09:43 PM
I made a Pennsylvania Dutch Alt on Friday. 100% "Pennsylvania Dutch" malt (munich-ish) from Deer Creek Malthouse in PA. Bittered with magnum and tetnang for flavor. Fermenting with American ale yeast.

That sounds great.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Jimmy K on April 05, 2015, 02:41:37 PM
I made a Pennsylvania Dutch Alt on Friday. 100% "Pennsylvania Dutch" malt (munich-ish) from Deer Creek Malthouse in PA. Bittered with magnum and tetnang for flavor. Fermenting with American ale yeast.

That sounds great.
I could have drank a pint of the wort!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 05, 2015, 02:44:38 PM
I made a Pennsylvania Dutch Alt on Friday. 100% "Pennsylvania Dutch" malt (munich-ish) from Deer Creek Malthouse in PA. Bittered with magnum and tetnang for flavor. Fermenting with American ale yeast.

That sounds great.
I could have drank a pint of the wort!

Yeah, the malt sounds pretty fitting for an alt, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 09, 2015, 12:53:11 AM
Brewing a German Pils this morning.  1.048, 100% Best Pils, WY2124. Decided to blend Mt Hood and Liberty for late hops. Good combo.

nice. brewing german pils 1.052 with wlp835 on saturday. spalt and crystal late with magnum bittering.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on April 09, 2015, 01:08:16 AM
I liked a recent German Pils enough (like it a lot in fact) that on Saturday I'm brewing it again, and again with all German hops:  Magnum for bittering and some mittelfruh and spalter spalt at 30 and 5 minutes.  Single infusion @148 - 149F with target OG of 1.051.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on April 17, 2015, 05:25:19 PM
Kegging up an AIPA with new experimental hop 06277 (aka Nuggetzilla).  Aroma out of the sealed bag was not super intense, more resiny/herbal than anything, but we shall see. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 17, 2015, 05:27:39 PM
No brewing this weekend, but I should be bottling 5.5 gallons of "The Queen's Diamonds" English Barleywine from Experimental Homebrewing. Thanks Denny and Drew. Now to let it sit for 6 months, yeah right...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on April 17, 2015, 06:01:43 PM
I'm going to brew an IPA, using the base recipe from Experimental Homebrewing: 88% pale, 8.8% crystal 60, and 3% carapils. Plus Denny's Favorite yeast, FWH, @5, whirlpool and dry hop.  Any suggestions wrt hops , oh ye Hop Gods? I have Chinook, Mosaic, Amarillo, Columbus and Citra. I might split up the batch into 2 or 3 for different dry hop combinations.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on April 17, 2015, 06:17:37 PM
I'm going to brew an IPA, using the base recipe from Experimental Homebrewing: 88% pale, 8.8% crystal 60, and 3% carapils. Plus Denny's Favorite yeast, FWH, @5, whirlpool and dry hop.  Any suggestions wrt hops , oh ye Hop Gods? I have Chinook, Mosaic, Amarillo, Columbus and Citra. I might split up the batch into 2 or 3 for different dry hop combinations.

Maybe use all 5 of those hops.  Chinook for bittering.  Columbus at 30 min and dry hop.  The other three at 5 min and 0 min plus a bit more for dry hop, plus a 45 min hop stand.  I haven't done so but it sounds intriguing.  I know lots of folks warn about +3 hops, but depending on the combo/amounts used I like the complexity of 5-hop IPAs.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 17, 2015, 06:26:36 PM

Maybe use all 5 of those hops.  Chinook for bittering.  Columbus at 30 min and dry hop.  The other three at 5 min and 0 min plus a bit more for dry hop, plus a 45 min hop stand.  I haven't done so but it sounds intriguing.  I know lots of folks warn about +3 hops, but depending on the combo/amounts used I like the complexity of 5-hop IPAs.

+1.  I like blending several hops for IPA, most times. Of course not every combo works, but that doesn't mean the practice is bad.  Personally, I'd bitter with Chinook too, blend the rest (I've blended all these) and use 8 oz of the blend for a 40 minute stand @ 175F - No other hops in boil than the 60 minute. Then dry hop with 5-6 more oz of the mixture for 5 days, room temp.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on April 17, 2015, 06:52:24 PM

Maybe use all 5 of those hops.  Chinook for bittering.  Columbus at 30 min and dry hop.  The other three at 5 min and 0 min plus a bit more for dry hop, plus a 45 min hop stand.  I haven't done so but it sounds intriguing.  I know lots of folks warn about +3 hops, but depending on the combo/amounts used I like the complexity of 5-hop IPAs.

+1.  I like blending several hops for IPA, most times. Of course not every combo works, but that doesn't mean the practice is bad.  Personally, I'd bitter with Chinook too, blend the rest (I've blended all these) and use 8 oz of the blend for a 40 minute stand @ 175F - No other hops in boil than the 60 minute. Then dry hop with 5-6 more oz of the mixture for 5 days, room temp.

That's 8 and 6 ounces for 5 gallons?   :o Pity, I'm a stupid Belgian.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 17, 2015, 06:59:28 PM

Maybe use all 5 of those hops.  Chinook for bittering.  Columbus at 30 min and dry hop.  The other three at 5 min and 0 min plus a bit more for dry hop, plus a 45 min hop stand.  I haven't done so but it sounds intriguing.  I know lots of folks warn about +3 hops, but depending on the combo/amounts used I like the complexity of 5-hop IPAs.

+1.  I like blending several hops for IPA, most times. Of course not every combo works, but that doesn't mean the practice is bad.  Personally, I'd bitter with Chinook too, blend the rest (I've blended all these) and use 8 oz of the blend for a 40 minute stand @ 175F - No other hops in boil than the 60 minute. Then dry hop with 5-6 more oz of the mixture for 5 days, room temp.

That's 8 and 6 ounces for 5 gallons?   :o Pity, I'm a stupid Belgian.

Well, personal taste should always come in.  I know the 8 oz seems high, but there are many IPA recipes that have 15, 10, 5, and 0 minute additions of 2 oz each, ie., 8 oz total. I'm just adding them all in the whirlpool. And dry hopping totals of 4-6 oz aren't uncommon for AIPA nowadays. If it seems too much to you, definitely back off some.


EDIT  -   Here's what I left out - if you add all of your bittering hops in the kettle and the late hops to whirlpool (like I do for hoppy beers), you need to wait until you cool to 180F or under to add the whirlpool hops. Two reasons :  1/ The volatile oils that give you great hop flavor and aroma get driven off at hotter temps. Cooler temps preserve more of this magic.   2/ You extract more bitterness above 180F. So if you account for all of your bitterness in the kettle, you will pick up extra bitterness and lose hop flavor/aroma above 180F. Lose-lose. However, for other styles ,I will add all hops PERIOD at ~ 200F (cream ale is one), and for many styles no whirlpool hopping at all. It all depends on what you're after.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 17, 2015, 07:01:37 PM
Yes, and done this way, its all flavor and aroma, with a subtle bitterness. My Ipa is currently 2oz FWH, 2 oz Columbus for bittering at 60, 4 oz at 10, and 0, then 4oz dry hop. The 4 oz additions and FWH are a blend of Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial. This is for 5.5 gallons and it is fantastic! Thanks to fmader, I think it was his schedule he had posted here. I borrowed it and love it
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on April 17, 2015, 07:17:48 PM
Well, I'm gonna jump in then, although I can't swim...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 17, 2015, 07:19:18 PM


Maybe use all 5 of those hops.  Chinook for bittering.  Columbus at 30 min and dry hop.  The other three at 5 min and 0 min plus a bit more for dry hop, plus a 45 min hop stand.  I haven't done so but it sounds intriguing.  I know lots of folks warn about +3 hops, but depending on the combo/amounts used I like the complexity of 5-hop IPAs.

+1.  I like blending several hops for IPA, most times. Of course not every combo works, but that doesn't mean the practice is bad.  Personally, I'd bitter with Chinook too, blend the rest (I've blended all these) and use 8 oz of the blend for a 40 minute stand @ 175F - No other hops in boil than the 60 minute. Then dry hop with 5-6 more oz of the mixture for 5 days, room temp.

That's 8 and 6 ounces for 5 gallons?   :o Pity, I'm a stupid Belgian.

Well, personal taste should always come in.  I know the 8 oz seems high, but there are many IPA recipes that have 15, 10, 5, and 0 minute additions of 2 oz each, ie., 8 oz total. I'm just adding them all in the whirlpool. And dry hopping totals of 4-6 oz aren't uncommon for AIPA nowadays. If it seems too much to you, definitely back off some.

Yes and the late additions requires more hops and IMO lends itself to smoother and more pleasant hop flavor / bitterness.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on April 23, 2015, 01:42:37 AM
Finally brewed my first beer of 2015 today. I had been planning on brewing a hoppy pale lager for a while, but I had a great Märzen at Hofbrauhaus while I was in Florida last week that changed my mind. I made a minor tweak to my Märzen recipe (removing the last of the CaraMunich) and gave that a go.

I also finally was able to use this as a chance to experiment with the "shake till it's foam" starter method. I split my 2L starter into two 1-gallon jugs. It often takes well over a day to see a robust ferment in a WY2633 starter, but by early the next morning after pitching both jugs were chugging along nicely and smelled like a nice lager fermentation with no sulfur to speak of. It looks like 2633 likes this technique.

One other thing of note - this was my first time using Avangard base malts and I overshot my gravities by 4 points. I'll have to take note of that next time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 23, 2015, 12:06:10 PM
One other thing of note - this was my first time using Avangard base malts and I overshot my gravities by 4 points. I'll have to take note of that next time.

Yeah, that's about the same amount I overshoot with Avangard, so I adjust for it now. Regardless, nice malts.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: unclebrazzie on April 23, 2015, 01:34:13 PM
Double brew this weekend.

Single hop lager with DrRudi.
Black IPA inspired by Brew Dog's Libertine Black Ale.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 23, 2015, 02:27:49 PM
I will be brewing my house IPA described above. 75% Rahr 2row, 20% Weyerman Munich I, 5% Victory. 2 oz blend of Amarillo, Citra, Centennial, and Simcoe for FWH; 2 oz Columbus at 60, 4 oz of the same blend at 10 and 0 then dry hopped with another 4 oz of the blend. Targeting Martin's Pale Ale profile, and pH of 5.4. Will be the third iteration of this recipe, cant get enough of it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on April 23, 2015, 03:41:38 PM
Ok, here we go, the clock is ticking.  My wife's due at any moment, and I'm knocking off the afternoon to rebrew for the NHC final round -- Dusseldorf Altbier.  I entered my last two bottles from an old batch as a Hail Mary and it's advancing, so I've gotta fastback this one.  Digging thru recent winning recipes, looks like the kids are brewing 'em extra malty these days, and I've scored well recently with this recipe:

1.053 - 1.011
45 IBU
16 SRM

55% Avangard Pils
40% Best Munich Dark
4% Weyermann CaraAroma
1% Weyermann Chocolate Wheat

Perle/Spalt bittering ~ 40 IBU
Mittelfrueh/Spalt finishing ~ 5 IBU inside 20 min

Step Mash 122-149-158
WY1007

Edit: by "wife's due" I mean about to give birth, not come home and catch me brewing!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on April 23, 2015, 04:04:25 PM
Assuming it stops snowing and raining long enough I'm going to brew a local malt farmhouse. just locally grown and malted 'base' malt and some flaked rye. Cleaning out the hops so using sterling, liberty, and hallertaur mitt. Belle saison yeast for simplicities sake.

If the malt performs well I'll be trying a ESB sometime in the next couple weeks. Landlord style.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 26, 2015, 08:47:11 PM
Brewed my IPA yesterday. Great day for it, rainy and low 50s. After a slow boil (2 hours ) I got close to final volume of 6.75 gallons pre cooling. Started chiller and blew past the 180 I wanted to whirlpool at, lit the flame and then did 20 minute stand/whirlpool. As it turns out, I needed another 15 to 30 minutes in the boil, as I finished at 1.066 when shooting for 1.068 and had an extra quart. The bayou classic sure struggles on cold, windy days!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on April 27, 2015, 02:50:27 AM
Today I brewed a variation on Mullerbrau's Two Hearted Ale clone (11 gal), and my first single hop ale using centennial.  I decided to use up some ingredients at home, so for his recipe's vienna I subbed mostly munich with a little victory, and for his crystal 20 I used a little less crystal 40, making up the difference with carapils.  And the nearly amber color is a contrast to the other 30 gallons I have going that are all light-colored beers, mostly German Pilsner and Munich Helles. 

Also, I used some frozen/vacuum-sealed fresh centennials from last September a friend gave me for the 15, 10 and 5 minute additions.  I used new pellet hops for the 75 and 40 min. additions.  In ProMash I calculated the fresh hops at 2% AA, and based on tasting the hydro sample I think I came close to hitting the calculated 50 IBUs.  I used nearly quadruple the amount of fresh hops as recommended for dry hops, not having any idea what %AA the fresh hops were, and boiled an extra minute on each of three additions while stirring.

Also, I ended up hitting 1.066 SG instead of Greg's 1.072 SG, an anticipated shortfall because I really knew that I had overestimated my brewhouse efficiency.  The 23 oz of fresh hops soaked up a lot of wort but I still got full volume into the fermenters plus a little.  US-O5, pitched at 62F and will ramp up to 65 over the next few days and then keep it at 66 - 67F.  I'll dryhop in the keg with 1 oz pellet hops per keg, or more depending on the taste when I rack to kegs.  It's only my second fresh hop beer; I was very pleased with results so far.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 08, 2015, 09:00:15 PM
tomorrow is an ESB...new recipe so looking forward to results.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 08, 2015, 10:47:42 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on May 08, 2015, 11:10:37 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

+1.  I have been eyeing a couple strains at my LHBS and am looking forward to letting the heat help me attenuate without a ferm wrap and temp control. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Hickory on May 09, 2015, 04:10:52 PM
I envy you fellas that get to brew on a weekend. Hopefully Wednesday I'll be brewing a clone of shiner bock. A friend tried the clone at a local event put on by the LHBS, and offered to pay for it if I brewed it. Very different than anything I've brewed before, but free is free right?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 10, 2015, 06:58:52 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday - haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 10, 2015, 07:04:06 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday - haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.

same here. ESB fermenting nicely at 65F.  what saison yeast did you end up with?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 10, 2015, 07:10:47 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday - haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.

same here. ESB fermenting nicely at 65F.  what saison yeast did you end up with?

3724. Using foil over the open airlock gasket per Drew B. Gonna see how low I can get it using this method. If it stalls I have some 3711 to finish the job, worst case. Love Dupont.
 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on May 11, 2015, 04:17:58 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday - haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.

Jon, what's your water profile look like for Saison?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 11, 2015, 04:31:31 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday -

haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.

Jon, what's your water profile look like for Saison?

Went Yellow Balanced this time to the numbers. Works pretty well IMO.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on May 11, 2015, 04:42:08 PM
Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday -

haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.

Jon, what's your water profile look like for Saison?

Went Yellow Balanced this time to the numbers. Works pretty well IMO.

Perfect.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 11, 2015, 04:47:29 PM
Jon, are you targeting 5.2 pH or higher?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 11, 2015, 04:55:44 PM
Jon, are you targeting 5.2 pH or higher?

I targeted 5.25 on this one. 5.2 works well, too. Gives a slight tartness that fits in with the style to me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on May 13, 2015, 06:39:47 PM
My son was born on Friday, so I'm off work for a mid-week brew.  My wife wants something with oats, and I want a crowd pleaser for when family descends on us in about a month...

Saison D'Anthony

OG 1.052  FG 1.006
28 IBUs

84% Dingemans Pils
8% Vienna
8% Organic Flaked Oats

FWH 0.5 oz each Mittelfruh, St. Celeia, Saaz
0.5 oz each of the same @10 min

Mash @145/155 for 60/15 min
WY3711 -- pitch low 60s, let it ride.  I'm thinking open fermentation in the conical.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 13, 2015, 06:46:53 PM
My son was born on Friday, so I'm off work for a mid-week brew.  My wife wants something with oats, and I want a crowd pleaser for when family descends on us in about a month...

Saison D'Anthony

OG 1.052  FG 1.006
28 IBUs

84% Dingemans Pils
8% Vienna
8% Organic Flaked Oats

FWH 0.5 oz each Mittelfruh, St. Celeia, Saaz
0.5 oz each of the same @10 min

Mash @145/155 for 60/15 min
WY3711 -- pitch low 60s, let it ride.  I'm thinking open fermentation in the conical.

Hey congrats !  Awesome occasion to brew something special for. Sounds good, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on May 13, 2015, 07:25:50 PM
My son was born on Friday, so I'm off work for a mid-week brew.  My wife wants something with oats, and I want a crowd pleaser for when family descends on us in about a month...

Saison D'Anthony

OG 1.052  FG 1.006
28 IBUs

84% Dingemans Pils
8% Vienna
8% Organic Flaked Oats

FWH 0.5 oz each Mittelfruh, St. Celeia, Saaz
0.5 oz each of the same @10 min

Mash @145/155 for 60/15 min
WY3711 -- pitch low 60s, let it ride.  I'm thinking open fermentation in the conical.

Hey congrats !  Awesome occasion to brew something special for. Sounds good, too.

Thanks man.  Definately a HoosierBrew inspired Saison, though the oats were a requirement.  Hit OG dead on, now I'm thinking about a bit of Saaz at the end of the boil too - I have 90 minutes to decide.

Gotta say there's something Zen like to be dialed in to the point that your sight glass is your timer!  (Long week, sorry)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 14, 2015, 12:42:57 AM
Congrats brewday and the saison looks nice
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 14, 2015, 12:48:39 AM
I will be brewing another 10g of Ron "Bluesman's" Ringler Pilsner from the wiki. 18.25# Avangard Pilsner, bittered with Mittelfrueh (I think the real deal) and finished with domestic  "Hallertauer" cause that's what I have left. Again going to split half w 830, half w 833. I loved the 830 and SWMBO loved the 833. The first batch hit 4 weeks lagering last weekend and there are only 8 12oz bottles left. Just put together starters for the brew, as the vials were not nearly as fresh as I would have liked:2&3 months old. Starting with 1L @1.034 each, stepping up as big as I can after that. Picture of the "twins" below
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/13/74cd963114e691ce52819d849ec0823a.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 14, 2015, 12:50:33 AM
Sounds great, Frank !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 14, 2015, 12:56:28 AM
Loved it the first time Jon, but this will be my first 10g batch and no pumps. Gonna have to rig up some sort of gravity system on the fly to make it work and not kill my back,
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 14, 2015, 01:12:09 AM

Loved it the first time Jon, but this will be my first 10g batch and no pumps. Gonna have to rig up some sort of gravity system on the fly to make it work and not kill my back,

Two of my fave yeast. Someday when you want to brew this pils with a twist , ping me for recipe.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 14, 2015, 01:43:33 AM
Thanks Ken, I have one on the calendar later in the year that I've seen you post before. Pils, melanoiden, and a bit of something else. I don't have it in front of me but it's in beersmith w your name on it
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 14, 2015, 01:49:00 AM
Thanks Ken, I have one on the calendar later in the year that I've seen you post before. Pils, melanoiden, and a bit of something else. I don't have it in front of me but it's in beersmith w your name on it

Yes, however I'm referring to my northern German pils.  You can use 830, 833, or 835. 40ish ibu....it's a dandy.  PM me an address and I will gladly send you a bottle.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: tonyccopeland on May 14, 2015, 12:11:51 PM
Just mashed in Denny's BVIP recipe this am... any recommendations  on the bourbon? I have Knob creek in the house.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 14, 2015, 12:15:36 PM
Just mashed in Denny's BVIP recipe this am... any recommendations  on the bourbon? I have Knob creek in the house.

Don't spend a lot. I've made BVIP several times and you won't be able to tell good/drinkable bourbon from the top shelf stuff under all the roast character. I wouldn't use rot gut, but I wouldn't use 4 Roses either. Somewhere in the middle works fine.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 14, 2015, 12:29:55 PM
Just mashed in Denny's BVIP recipe this am... any recommendations  on the bourbon? I have Knob creek in the house.
Don't spend a lot. I've made BVIP several times and you won't be able to tell good/drinkable bourbon from the top shelf stuff under all the roast character. I wouldn't use rot gut, but I wouldn't use 4 Roses either. Somewhere in the middle works fine.
Hmmm... I might have to brew this sometime to finally kill off that bottle of Jacob's Well that I haven't touched in years
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 14, 2015, 12:55:55 PM
Just mashed in Denny's BVIP recipe this am... any recommendations  on the bourbon? I have Knob creek in the house.
Don't spend a lot. I've made BVIP several times and you won't be able to tell good/drinkable bourbon from the top shelf stuff under all the roast character. I wouldn't use rot gut, but I wouldn't use 4 Roses either. Somewhere in the middle works fine.
Hmmm... I might have to brew this sometime to finally kill off that bottle of Jacob's Well that I haven't touched in years

Very, very tasty.  Usually goes pretty fast for a strong beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brices121 on May 15, 2015, 02:15:29 AM
Just mashed in Denny's BVIP recipe this am... any recommendations  on the bourbon? I have Knob creek in the house.
Don't spend a lot. I've made BVIP several times and you won't be able to tell good/drinkable bourbon from the top shelf stuff under all the roast character. I wouldn't use rot gut, but I wouldn't use 4 Roses either. Somewhere in the middle works fine.
Hmmm... I might have to brew this sometime to finally kill off that bottle of Jacob's Well that I haven't touched in years

Very, very tasty.  Usually goes pretty fast for a strong beer.

I just won that BSG kit for the recipe last weekend.  I was kind of disappointed with the kit though because the grain was crushed and there was no wood or vanilla.  Also one packet of US-05 is for sure too little for that beer.  Anyway I am thinking of finding some time to brew this during the weekend. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brulosopher on May 15, 2015, 03:42:47 AM
Brewing an xBmt beer this Sunday with my BIL using TYB Franconian Lager yeast in a Honey Dortmunder... basically a DortEx with some Gambrinus Honey Malt for fun. I'll be bringing this to NHC for evaluation!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 16, 2015, 12:04:10 AM
Was gonna finally brew my Kiwanda style cream ale today but had to work , so I'm gonna brew it tomorrow morning. It was sort of hot and sticky today, so it'll be good timing for a warm weather beer. This one never lasts long.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: duboman on May 16, 2015, 01:11:24 PM
Busy weekend here, started souring the hibiscus Gose, stringing up my hop plants and bottling the neighborhood ladies favorite peach wheat. In between all that a few of my daughter's soccer matches, whew, I need a beer already:)
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on May 16, 2015, 01:18:21 PM
Busy weekend here, started souring the hibiscus Gose, stringing up my hop plants and bottling the neighborhood ladies favorite peach wheat. In between all that a few of my daughter's soccer matches, whew, I need a beer already:)

Mind sharing your recipe for the peach wheat? My wife loved a peach wheat extract kit I made her a while ago when I first started brewing...since then I've made the jump to all grain and she keeps asking for another batch

I've always thought about just doing a secondary ferment with my saison recipe racked onto fresh peaches and peach puree with a pitch of some Bret strain
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: duboman on May 16, 2015, 04:57:38 PM
Busy weekend here, started souring the hibiscus Gose, stringing up my hop plants and bottling the neighborhood ladies favorite peach wheat. In between all that a few of my daughter's soccer matches, whew, I need a beer already:)

Mind sharing your recipe for the peach wheat? My wife loved a peach wheat extract kit I made her a while ago when I first started brewing...since then I've made the jump to all grain and she keeps asking for another batch

I've always thought about just doing a secondary ferment with my saison recipe racked onto fresh peaches and peach puree with a pitch of some Bret strain
Here ya go!
Brewhouse efficiency 80% ymmv
OG 1.049
FG 1.011
45% 2 row
45% red wheat
10% Light Munich
Hallerauer mittlefrueh at 60 for 23 IBU
05 yeast or 1056
1/2-1lb rice hulls

Mash at 152 for 60 minutes
Ferment at 68

Rack to secondary at FG on to 49oz peach puree, allow secondary ferment to finish and package however you like.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on May 22, 2015, 05:20:09 PM
Just mashed in on my first brew since early January. It's a 10 gallon batch. Grist is:
65 % Vienna
25% Pils
5% Munich
5% Oats

Hops will be Styrian Aurora, and Wait-ti at various times.

This will be split into two fermenters. Yeasts will be the yeast bay's Wallonian Farmhouse, and Dry Belgian Ale.

Mashing around 147 for 2 hrs. With ph at 5.3. I'm looking forward to drinking this one on some hot summer days. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 22, 2015, 05:26:35 PM
Just mashed in on my first brew since early January. It's a 10 gallon batch. Grist is:
65 % Vienna
25% Pils
5% Munich
5% Oats

Hops will be Styrian Aurora, and Wait-ti at various times.

This will be split into two fermenters. Yeasts will be the yeast bay's Wallonian Farmhouse, and Dry Belgian Ale.

Mashing around 147 for 2 hrs. With ph at 5.3. I'm looking forward to drinking this one on some hot summer days. 

Sounds great. Is the Dry Belgian strain a saison-type strain, too, or more Trappisty?  I haven't used either of these. Always looking for new saison strains to try, though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jtoots on May 22, 2015, 05:27:55 PM
Brewing the Munich Helles in Brewing Classic Styles tomorrow.  Should be good fun in the sun!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on May 22, 2015, 05:45:38 PM
Just mashed in on my first brew since early January. It's a 10 gallon batch. Grist is:
65 % Vienna
25% Pils
5% Munich
5% Oats

Hops will be Styrian Aurora, and Wait-ti at various times.

This will be split into two fermenters. Yeasts will be the yeast bay's Wallonian Farmhouse, and Dry Belgian Ale.

Mashing around 147 for 2 hrs. With ph at 5.3. I'm looking forward to drinking this one on some hot summer days. 

Sounds great. Is the Dry Belgian strain a saison-type strain, too, or more Trappisty?  I haven't used either of these. Always looking for new saison strains to try, though.

It's more Trappisty. Their site says they isolated it from a strong belgian golden. I'm hopping for a patersbier type of ale with this go, and will make a strong golden next.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 22, 2015, 05:52:31 PM
Yeah, I just went to their site and read up. That sounds great.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 22, 2015, 06:26:08 PM
I'll be brewing a Dortmunder tomorrow. Never brewed one, but I imagine it won't be too much different than a helles or a pils. I think I'm basically brewing the one from Brewing Classic Styles.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 22, 2015, 06:40:05 PM
I'll be brewing a Dortmunder tomorrow. Never brewed one, but I imagine it won't be too much different than a helles or a pils. I think I'm basically brewing the one from Brewing Classic Styles.

I brewed that one once - it was nice. I think I bumped the hops up a tad the second time and it came out more similar to DAB. Makes me want to brew one !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewingReveries on May 22, 2015, 07:51:06 PM
Christmas beer time!  Making a spiced brown ale (bordering on porter) that I hope I can keep out of until December.  Consider adding apricots, raisins and cranberries, but maybe not.  At least I've got time to mull it over.  Also making a raspberry chocolate stout before it's too hot outside to want it. 

Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 24, 2015, 01:57:34 PM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

Tonight I'm (hopefully) going to start the sour wort process for the sour. The plan is to reconstitute Wheat DME in a keg with hot water, drop the pH to 4.5 with lactic acid, and innoculate with some Pils malt. After I pull out the grains, I'll seal and purge the keg and throw it in a cooler with hot water bottles. I'm hoping I can keep it hot enough to get plenty sour by Thursday. Then I'll heat it to 170F or so to kill off the bugs. I'm going to primary with US-05 for a few days before pitching a big starter of Orval dregs that I've stepped up a few times.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 30, 2015, 09:43:41 PM
Didn't have time to brew but I kegged a couple today, a 3724 saison and a cream ale.  I used to enter comps a lot and got burned out, but it's been 4 years since I entered one. So judging by how good the samples are I think I'll probably comp these. Should be fun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 30, 2015, 09:51:26 PM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

I look forward to hearing how the saison/must beer comes out. I'm still planning to use Muscat juice in a saison probably summer/fall ish. Just didn't order it in time to brew when I wanted to this time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 31, 2015, 02:08:38 AM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

I look forward to hearing how the saison/must beer comes out. I'm still planning to use Muscat juice in a saison probably summer/fall ish. Just didn't order it in time to brew when I wanted to this time.
I will definitely post some updates once this is ready. If it works out, then I'll definitely stash away some bottles for the next beer swap.

I will say that the pyment must smelled an tasted incredible going into the fermenter. I was shooting for something in the Auslese/Eiswein realm, and so far it seems like I'm right on target.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 31, 2015, 02:24:08 AM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

I look forward to hearing how the saison/must beer comes out. I'm still planning to use Muscat juice in a saison probably summer/fall ish. Just didn't order it in time to brew when I wanted to this time.
I will definitely post some updates once this is ready. If it works out, then I'll definitely stash away some bottles for the next beer swap.

I will say that the pyment must smelled an tasted incredible going into the fermenter. I was shooting for something in the Auslese/Eiswein realm, and so far it seems like I'm right on target.

Actually all three of those sound awesome.  Somebody shared a Belgian lambic with me (obscure, don't remember the brewery) a few years back that had IIRC Muscat must - it was funky and fantastic. For the saison/must I'm gonna brew, I was torn between Muscat and Riesling must, but obviously Gewurztraminer is a no-brainer, too. I'll be curious to see how the saison/must attenuates as compared to normal. Pretty thoroughly I'd guess.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 31, 2015, 01:05:15 PM
I'm using 3711 so I don't even know if I'd be able to tell the difference in attenuation. That yeast finishes in the mid single digits every time. I also did a small hopstand with Nelson and Motueka, so that will be interesting to see how it goes with the wine must.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on May 31, 2015, 04:31:35 PM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

I look forward to hearing how the saison/must beer comes out. I'm still planning to use Muscat juice in a saison probably summer/fall ish. Just didn't order it in time to brew when I wanted to this time.
I will definitely post some updates once this is ready. If it works out, then I'll definitely stash away some bottles for the next beer swap.

I will say that the pyment must smelled an tasted incredible going into the fermenter. I was shooting for something in the Auslese/Eiswein realm, and so far it seems like I'm right on target.

Actually all three of those sound awesome.  Somebody shared a Belgian lambic with me (obscure, don't remember the brewery) a few years back that had IIRC Muscat must - it was funky and fantastic. For the saison/must I'm gonna brew, I was torn between Muscat and Riesling must, but obviously Gewurztraminer is a no-brainer, too. I'll be curious to see how the saison/must attenuates as compared to normal. Pretty thoroughly I'd guess.
Must have been Cantillon Vigneronne. I feel slightly offended about the "obscure" descriptor.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on May 31, 2015, 04:39:44 PM
 Brewed Drew's blood orange Saison. Will add frozen blood orange juice later this week. Plus maybe some of my own blood, to make sure the beer will be deep red.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 31, 2015, 04:55:21 PM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

I look forward to hearing how the saison/must beer comes out. I'm still planning to use Muscat juice in a saison probably summer/fall ish. Just didn't order it in time to brew when I wanted to this time.
I will definitely post some updates once this is ready. If it works out, then I'll definitely stash away some bottles for the next beer swap.

I will say that the pyment must smelled an tasted incredible going into the fermenter. I was shooting for something in the Auslese/Eiswein realm, and so far it seems like I'm right on target.

Actually all three of those sound awesome.  Somebody shared a Belgian lambic with me (obscure, don't remember the brewery) a few years back that had IIRC Muscat must - it was funky and fantastic. For the saison/must I'm gonna brew, I was torn between Muscat and Riesling must, but obviously Gewurztraminer is a no-brainer, too. I'll be curious to see how the saison/must attenuates as compared to normal. Pretty thoroughly I'd guess.
Must have been Cantillon Vigneronne. I feel slightly offended about the "obscure" descriptor.

Except it wasn't Cantillon, which is consistently great.I don't consider Cantillon obscure,either.;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on May 31, 2015, 05:41:01 PM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

I look forward to hearing how the saison/must beer comes out. I'm still planning to use Muscat juice in a saison probably summer/fall ish. Just didn't order it in time to brew when I wanted to this time.
I will definitely post some updates once this is ready. If it works out, then I'll definitely stash away some bottles for the next beer swap.

I will say that the pyment must smelled an tasted incredible going into the fermenter. I was shooting for something in the Auslese/Eiswein realm, and so far it seems like I'm right on target.

Actually all three of those sound awesome.  Somebody shared a Belgian lambic with me (obscure, don't remember the brewery) a few years back that had IIRC Muscat must - it was funky and fantastic. For the saison/must I'm gonna brew, I was torn between Muscat and Riesling must, but obviously Gewurztraminer is a no-brainer, too. I'll be curious to see how the saison/must attenuates as compared to normal. Pretty thoroughly I'd guess.
Must have been Cantillon Vigneronne. I feel slightly offended about the "obscure" descriptor.

Except it wasn't Cantillon, which is consistently great.I don't consider Cantillon obscure,either.;)
Hmm, was it Belgian or Belgian-style?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 31, 2015, 05:47:07 PM
I have a big triple brewday planned for Thursday. I'm planning on making a Saison, a Pyment and a Lambic-style sour - all using Gerwurztraminer must from a wine kit.

I look forward to hearing how the saison/must beer comes out. I'm still planning to use Muscat juice in a saison probably summer/fall ish. Just didn't order it in time to brew when I wanted to this time.
I will definitely post some updates once this is ready. If it works out, then I'll definitely stash away some bottles for the next beer swap.

I will say that the pyment must smelled an tasted incredible going into the fermenter. I was shooting for something in the Auslese/Eiswein realm, and so far it seems like I'm right on target.

Actually all three of those sound awesome.  Somebody shared a Belgian lambic with me (obscure, don't remember the brewery) a few years back that had IIRC Muscat must - it was funky and fantastic. For the saison/must I'm gonna brew, I was torn between Muscat and Riesling must, but obviously Gewurztraminer is a no-brainer, too. I'll be curious to see how the saison/must attenuates as compared to normal. Pretty thoroughly I'd guess.
Must have been Cantillon Vigneronne. I feel slightly offended about the "obscure" descriptor.

Except it wasn't Cantillon, which is consistently great.I don't consider Cantillon obscure,either.;)
Hmm, was it Belgian or Belgian-style?

It was from Belgium. I'd never seen or heard of it. I've had a ton of Belgian imports, but nowhere near the numbers as you I'm sure.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on May 31, 2015, 05:49:06 PM
I never import Belgian beer B-)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on May 31, 2015, 06:47:12 PM
I brewed this last night: http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/allgrain/AG-LaPetiteOrange.pdf

I haven't brewed beer from a "kit" for a couple of years, but this one sounded really good to me. I did sub 3787 for the 1214 though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 31, 2015, 07:42:29 PM
I brewed a recipe I saw on here in the thread "Blondie's Ale" Should be a great summertime brew: mostly 2 row with a touch of Honey malt abd Biscuit. Bittered with Willamette,  and I am using rehydrate 05. Also bottled 4.4 gallons of German IPA. Checked gravity on my pilsner: 830&833 both down from 1.053 to 1.010 after 15 days, just need to find a day to bottle 9 gallons of that. Busy beer weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 31, 2015, 07:44:26 PM
I brewed a recipe I saw on here in the thread "Blondie's Ale" Should be a great summertime brew: mostly 2 row with a touch of Honey malt abd Biscuit. Bittered with Willamette,  and I am using rehydrate 05. Also bottled 4.4 gallons of German IPA. Checked gravity on my pilsner: 830&833 both down from 1.053 to 1.010 after 15 days, just need to find a day to bottle 9 gallons of that. Busy beer weekend
Guess I put this in the wrong year! Had trouble searching through tapatalk and just grabbed the first one I saw
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 31, 2015, 07:47:41 PM
I brewed a recipe I saw on here in the thread "Blondie's Ale" Should be a great summertime brew: mostly 2 row with a touch of Honey malt abd Biscuit. Bittered with Willamette,  and I am using rehydrate 05.

Sounds like a good summertime beer, Frank! Just brewed a cream ale as a summer beer myself.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on May 31, 2015, 08:01:43 PM
Mashing in on a smoked robust porter right now....aging until the fall weather hits
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on May 31, 2015, 08:44:42 PM
Mashing in on a smoked robust porter right now....aging until the fall weather hits

Fall weather's here!

I had an Orval/Matilda inspired brew planned for today, but I had to call it - nasty out there.  Rescheduled for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on May 31, 2015, 10:12:15 PM

Mashing in on a smoked robust porter right now....aging until the fall weather hits

Fall weather's here!

I had an Orval/Matilda inspired brew planned for today, but I had to call it - nasty out there.  Rescheduled for tomorrow.

Where the heck do you live lol...90 degrees in VA
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on June 20, 2015, 11:19:59 PM
Getting ready to mash in on a Belgian Pale (or maybe it's a Belgian Single):

4.5 lbs. Belgian Pils
4 lbs. Belgian Pale
1 lb. cane sugar

.5 oz. Northern Brewer - 60 min.
1 oz. Tettnang - 30 min.
2 oz. S. Goldings - 20 min.

Wyeast 3787
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 21, 2015, 02:26:30 AM
Getting ready to mash in on a Belgian Pale (or maybe it's a Belgian Single):

4.5 lbs. Belgian Pils
4 lbs. Belgian Pale
1 lb. cane sugar

.5 oz. Northern Brewer - 60 min.
1 oz. Tettnang - 30 min.
2 oz. S. Goldings - 20 min.

Wyeast 3787

Sounds good. I need to brew one soon, it's been a while.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on June 21, 2015, 07:05:57 AM
Last weekend I brewed an updated version of my Karmeliet Tripel clone, and grist had both malted and unmalted barley, wheat and oats; 61% pilsen malt.  Also added some coriander and sweet orange peel.  It's coming along nicely.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on June 21, 2015, 09:13:03 PM
Bottling Drew's French Saison with blood orange. SWMBO says it tastes like flat lemonade. Keep my fingers crossed...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jtoots on June 22, 2015, 01:12:00 PM
Last weekend I brewed an updated version of my Karmeliet Tripel clone, and grist had both malted and unmalted barley, wheat and oats; 61% pilsen malt.  Also added some coriander and sweet orange peel.  It's coming along nicely.

had one of those sitting on the patio this weekend... absolutely fantastic beer.  i think i feel my first tripel batch coming on, thanks for the inspiration...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on June 24, 2015, 05:27:32 AM
Last weekend I brewed an updated version of my Karmeliet Tripel clone, and grist had both malted and unmalted barley, wheat and oats; 61% pilsen malt.  Also added some coriander and sweet orange peel.  It's coming along nicely.

had one of those sitting on the patio this weekend... absolutely fantastic beer.  i think i feel my first tripel batch coming on, thanks for the inspiration...

As a starting point for you research I recommend reading the info on Karmeliet in Brew Like a Monk.  If you don't own it, it's definitely worth buying.  PM me if you'd like to see my recipe.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on June 25, 2015, 11:00:56 PM
Kegging up a simple belgian patersbier tomorrow.  Light, refreshing, and perfect for summer with a blend of WY 3787 and WY 1214 in primary. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: toby on June 26, 2015, 01:28:48 PM
Brewing an Amber for a couple comps in July.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on June 27, 2015, 01:01:22 AM
Tomorrow I'm brewing my updated Pliny the Elder clone.  Think hops (and hop extract).  Think fun.  It's supposed to hit 102 - 104F tomorrow here in Spokane, so I'm going to start the brew day at 4 am (11 gal batch).

It's totally global warming adaptation, and relief.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on July 02, 2015, 04:38:20 PM
I've got 2 brew sessions planned over the next 5 days.....10 gallons of Classic American pilsner, split between WLP833 and 43/70.....and 10 gallons of 1.050 saison, split between 3711 and 3724.  I've got the CAP recipe worked out, but still tweaking the saison. Think I might through in a pound of Simplicity candi syrup, and maybe a very slight amount of coriander...like a half ounce for 10 gallons.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on July 04, 2015, 07:13:58 PM
Just mashed in a Kölsch...

93% Avangard Pils
7% Cologne

22 IBUs Hersbrucker/Crystal @FWH

Wyeast 2565
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Happy Fourth!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 04, 2015, 07:15:23 PM
Just mashed in a Kölsch...

93% Avangard Pils
7% Cologne

22 IBUs Hersbrucker/Crystal @FWH

Wyeast 2565
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Happy Fourth!!

Sounds like a winner !  Pretty close to mine.


Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: a10t2 on July 04, 2015, 09:03:35 PM
It only seemed appropriate to brew an American Pale Ale… Fermented with the Liberty strain, of course. 8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on July 04, 2015, 09:28:11 PM
It only seemed appropriate to brew an American Pale Ale… Fermented with the Liberty strain, of course. 8)

WY 1776?  Just kidding.  I just had a Liberty Ale on Thursday.  It's hard to beat a quality-crafted Cascade fresh hop ale! 

No brewing for me.  I did bottle the last of a keg of cider, and am dissembling / cleaning 7 kegs today.

Happy 4th!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on July 04, 2015, 09:35:44 PM
My weekend starts Tuesday, but I did get my lacto starters going. It looks like I'm spending the next few months brewing my way through the new American Wild category. Bottling bret saisons tuesday, brewing mixed fermentations Wednesday. The fruits will be brewed mid august. Woo hoo
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Phil_M on July 05, 2015, 12:12:08 AM
NB British bitter extract kit. I've been enjoying the time savings of extract brewing lately, lets me brew more often.

I'll be kegging a batch of the Dawson's multigrain red extract kit tomorrow. It's my third try at the recipe, the other two tries were all grain kits that failed miserably. (nasty apple/acetaldehyde first batch, second batch scorched badly in my electric brew kettle.)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: #Wilsonbrewery on July 05, 2015, 09:45:47 PM
Brewed an all grain Irish Red Ale this past Friday. So far I am hitting all my numbers.
It's going to be good...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on July 05, 2015, 09:57:22 PM
I brewed a fairly pale IPA with Lemon Drop and Eldorado hops yesterday.  I hope it's delicious.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on July 08, 2015, 01:38:09 PM
Simple summer saison recipe.  Almost done with mashing.  Still having a bit of trouble hitting the "exact" mash pH I am looking for.  Always in the ball park (which I am sure is good enough), but I want to be more precise.  Had to add an extra 1.1 mL of 88% lactic acid to bring the mash down to a 5.2 pH. 

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on July 09, 2015, 02:55:35 AM
I just finished brewing my summer saison......

25th wedding anniversary saison

10 gallons, OG 1.052, unknown IBUs (guessing around 30)

18 lbs. Avangard pilsner malt
2.5 lbs. flaked spelt

Mash-in at 135°F for 30 min, add boiling water to raise to 158°F for 60 min. Batch sparge.

Boil for 120 min

2 oz. Styrian Goldings 60 min
1 oz. EKGs 30 min
2 oz. Saaz 15 min
0.25 oz. Coriander 10 min.
1 lb. Simplicity Belgian Candi Syrup 10 min.

Split between WY3724 Belgian Saison (chilled to 80°F) and WY3711 French Saison (chilled to 65°F). 1.5 L yeast starters for both.  The 3724 is upstairs where it is in the mid 70s, the 3711 is in the basement where it is in the mid 60s.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: kmccaf on July 09, 2015, 08:57:32 PM
That sounds really tasty, Chumley. I'm interested in hearing your opinion on the simplicity syrup.  Also, Congratulations on 25 years of marriage!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: mjj55409 on July 10, 2015, 04:16:59 PM
Currently mashing a 3 gal batch of a Landlord clone:

93% Golden Promise
6% Extra dark crystal
1% Black

32 IBU
Fuggle @ 60
EKG @ 45
Styrian Golding @ knockout

Wyeast 1469
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 10, 2015, 05:11:04 PM
Hoping to sneak in a brew day on Sunday: Saison inspired by HoosierBrew:

75% Avangard Pilsner
20% Munich II
5% Wheat

1.050, Bittered with Magnum, late Nelson for 35.2IBUs, 5.2SRM, mash for 90 @148, 90 min boil, 3711
Will be my second Saison, first with 3711. I liked last year's with 3724, but the missus did not and the Saison is really for her, so trying a new strain for me.

Have a great weekend all!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on July 10, 2015, 05:26:02 PM
Got grain crushed for a rye pils.  Hopefully I'll have time to brew it this weekend.  Next up after that is a bock in the Zymatic.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on July 10, 2015, 05:50:42 PM
Getting started on Fireball Cider and Hard lemonade for a homebrew event in NH coming in September. 

Have a Helles going right now, going to reuse that yeast in an Octoberfest, then again in a Doppelbock.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: mchrispen on July 10, 2015, 06:35:19 PM
Nearing flame off and whirlpool for a Rye Saison. Will be the first of three batches on three different yeasts.

Put down a standard sac mead (N. Kansas Spring Wildflower, likely alfalfa and clover) earlier this week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on July 12, 2015, 12:11:55 AM
I have the immersion chiller in a Brown Ale right now I did a 110/140/158*F step mash on. Just a little 1.050 beer but I am lookin forward to taste this one because it's the first time i've played with fixing up my wort with salts. Up to now I was just working on my system and process. Now I want to try to use various additions to make the good beer better.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: johnnyb on July 12, 2015, 12:42:57 AM
Been trying to find a 3 day stretch with both a good forecast (I brew outside) and an open schedule to brew the gose recipe I've worked up. I'm not sure how quick it will sour but people seem to say 24 to 48 hours for the Omega Labs Lacto Blend that I'm using so I need that window before I start.

Anyway, had only today free so brewed a pale ale with Centennial, Chinook, and Citra. Hit all the right numbers which is amazing because I had nothing but problems all day.

Mash was almost done so put some water on the burner to heat for the mash out. Meanwhile, went back in the house to enter notes about the mash pH and temps and heard a giant woosh kind of sound. Looked out the window and my burner hose was engulfed in flames. I ran out and shut her down but the hose was completely melted. I have no idea what happened.

Decided to extend the mash to 90 minutes and headed for the hardware store. They didn't have any hose assemblies. Sucked it up and went to my LHBS and they had hose assemblies but not the one I needed. The only burners they had in stock were Blickman's, so now I'm the proud owner of an awesome burner but with a hole in my wallet.

Had a bunch of other problems (groundwater temps had risen a lot the last few weeks so issues with chilling that I didn't expect) and my brew day somehow stretched to 8 hours. Finally pitched Denny's 50 a couple of hours ago at 63 degrees.

The beer looks beautiful though and I hit very close to all my volumes, pH's, and within 1 point of estimated SG. (Added some more water midboil as the Blickman evaporation rate was slightly higher than my old burner. The Blickman is basically a blowtorch.) The Bru'n water spreadsheet nailed my pH within .07 which is barely outside the tolerance of my meter.

/blog

 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: lovinheather27 on July 14, 2015, 01:14:26 PM
Whiskey barrel stout. Saturday and bottling a cream ale

Sent from my E6782 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on July 15, 2015, 07:32:34 PM
It's a beautiful day, middle of summer, temperature is only going to get into the low 80s here.

A perfect day to brew a big ole IPA.

10 gallons, aiming for OG of 1.075, lots of IBUs

24 lbs. Briess 2-row brewers malt
4 lbs. Weyermann Munich malt
1 lb. Briess crystal 40

Mash-in at 135°F for 15 min.  Raise to 149°F for 60 min.  Raise to 156°F for 20 min.

4 oz. Amarillo pellets FWH
2 oz. Columbus 120 minutes
2 oz. Warrior 120 minutes
1 oz. Citra 60 minutes
1 oz. Simcoe 15 minutes
1 oz. Simcoe knockout
2 oz. Centennial knockout
1 oz. Citra knockout

Going to pitch 2 packets of S-05 and 1 packet of BRY-97.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 15, 2015, 07:48:27 PM
Sounds delicious
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 17, 2015, 08:46:52 PM
Gonna hopefully do a West Coast IPA this weekend.  Dry, pale, 1.065/70ish IBU, Columbus to bitter, big hopstand with mostly Equinox (my favorite new hop) and some Columbus to balance the fruitiness. Will dry hop plenty of the same. Should be good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on July 17, 2015, 09:53:58 PM
Getting things together (grains, starter, water treatment) for a classic Dusseldorf Alt recipe I have been tinkering with for a while.  Got a comp coming up in early Sept. and was planning on entering it there for feedback on the lastest version.  Malty, crisp, clean, and BITTER...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on July 17, 2015, 09:57:07 PM
Gonna hopefully do a West Coast IPA this weekend.  Dry, pale, 1.065/70ish IBU, Columbus to bitter, big hopstand with mostly Equinox (my favorite new hop) and some Columbus to balance the fruitiness. Will dry hop plenty of the same. Should be good.

Sounds great - I love Equinox, but agree the fruitiness needs to be checked.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 17, 2015, 10:04:55 PM
Gonna hopefully do a West Coast IPA this weekend.  Dry, pale, 1.065/70ish IBU, Columbus to bitter, big hopstand with mostly Equinox (my favorite new hop) and some Columbus to balance the fruitiness. Will dry hop plenty of the same. Should be good.

Sounds great - I love Equinox, but agree the fruitiness needs to be checked.

Yep. I usually like to blend 4 or 5 hops, but I'm loving the Equinox lately. I don't think it needs much help, except for some dank,piney Columbus. Cheers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on July 23, 2015, 08:28:53 PM
brewed 100% Vienna APA with 2 oz each amarillo and mandarina at 10min, 1 oz each amarilllo and mandarina at 5 min. 48ishIBU
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 23, 2015, 08:31:44 PM
Sounds tasty Ken
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dzlater on July 25, 2015, 12:44:05 PM
I'm thinkning of doing a simple Mild tomorrow.
This is what I have so far.
If I can't get to the store I'll use the S0-4 I have in the fridge.

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
8 lbs                 Avandard Premium Pale Ale Malt (3.0 SRM) Grain         1        94.1 %       
8.0 oz                Brown Malt (65.0 SRM)                    Grain         2        5.9 %         
0.4 oz                Pilgrim [10.50 %] - Boil 45.0 min        Hop           3        16.9 IBUs     
0.5 oz                Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [6.00 %] Hop           4        6.9 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               London Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1028) [12 Yeast         5        -             

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on July 26, 2015, 12:17:54 PM
I have a 100% Brettanomyces SMASH IPA fermenting away that I brewed Friday

Red wheat malt and Citra....I'm excited to see how this turns out
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on July 27, 2015, 06:57:47 PM
I have a 100% Brettanomyces SMASH IPA fermenting away that I brewed Friday

Red wheat malt and Citra....I'm excited to see how this turns out

must have made for an interesting lauter.

I brewed up 10 gallons of farmhouse yesterday.

Peterson Quality Pale Malt (Local malting house)
Weyermann Rye Malt
Weyermann Munich
Rolled Oats

Nelson Sauvin at FWH and Nelson and Hallertaur Mitt at flameout.

pitched 3724, Ardennes, and Brett C. and it's cranking away already this morning. The 3724 was super fresh, less than 10 days old.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on July 27, 2015, 07:17:14 PM
Racked a Flanders red to secondary today.  Got some oak soaking in cabernet to add to it in a few mos.  Getting my water/grains ready to brew up a kolsch tomorrow.  Gonna be a hot one (the day, not the kolsch)!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 28, 2015, 01:08:55 AM
Planning another saison for Saturday and will soon be racking the belle saison I made about 2 weeks ago, thinking about adding blackberries for a clean secondarie(no Brett )
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on July 28, 2015, 02:22:39 PM

I have a 100% Brettanomyces SMASH IPA fermenting away that I brewed Friday

Red wheat malt and Citra....I'm excited to see how this turns out

must have made for an interesting lauter.

I brewed up 10 gallons of farmhouse yesterday.

Peterson Quality Pale Malt (Local malting house)
Weyermann Rye Malt
Weyermann Munich
Rolled Oats

Nelson Sauvin at FWH and Nelson and Hallertaur Mitt at flameout.

pitched 3724, Ardennes, and Brett C. and it's cranking away already this morning. The 3724 was super fresh, less than 10 days old.

A pound of rice hulls helped with that
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on July 30, 2015, 02:25:19 PM
I was super intrigued by Noble Ale Works Pilsnear after hearing about it on the sunday session, so today I brewed a clone with the exact recipe

92.5% Weyermann German Pilsner Malt
7.5% Weyermann Carafoam

5 IBUs from German hallerteau at start of boil

15 IBUs from German hallerteau at whirlpool

Fermenting with San Diego Super Yeast (they use standard Chico) at 60 degrees F

Dry hopping with German hallerteau at end of fermentation for 7 days and then keg

Pretty excited about the ale yeast at low temp, I love a hoppy pilsner
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on July 30, 2015, 02:33:25 PM
Kölsch wort into the boil kettle. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on July 30, 2015, 03:04:35 PM
It's another crazy summer with no potential brewdays on the horizon, so I'm pulling an all-nighter tonight to get this batch started so it's ready for tailgating this fall:

Red Hoptober Lager:
3 gallon batch
1.055 OG
32 IBU

90% Red X
10% Pils (mainly for an enzyme boost)

Mash 149F x 90 minutes
Amber Bitter water profile

32 IBU Sterling at 60 min
2oz each Sterling and Motueka at 170F x30 minute hop stand

WY2278 Czech Pils

If it works out, I might try this grain bill as an Alt with more bittering and less finishing hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 30, 2015, 03:17:17 PM
It's another crazy summer with no potential brewdays on the horizon, so I'm pulling an all-nighter tonight to get this batch started so it's ready for tailgating this fall:

Red Hoptober Lager:
3 gallon batch
1.055 OG
32 IBU

90% Red X
10% Pils (mainly for an enzyme boost)

Mash 149F x 90 minutes
Amber Bitter water profile

32 IBU Sterling at 60 min
2oz each Sterling and Motueka at 170F x30 minute hop stand

WY2278 Czech Pils

If it works out, I might try this grain bill as an Alt with more bittering and less finishing hops.

Sounds like a good beer. I tried a friend's Red X homebrew recently and liked the malt character quite a bit. Still haven't brewed with it yet, though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: riceral on July 30, 2015, 03:31:39 PM
Going to try and brew Saturday
       4.5# pilsner malt
       4.5# wheat malt
       1.2oz chocolate wheat for some color
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 60 minutes
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 5 minutes
       Saisonstein's Monster yeast
       49 oz apricot puree after primary fermentation

Been on a saison kick lately and adding some fruit (albeit puree and not fresh) is something I've been wanting to try.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on July 30, 2015, 04:07:41 PM
Going to try and brew Saturday
       4.5# pilsner malt
       4.5# wheat malt
       1.2oz chocolate wheat for some color
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 60 minutes
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 5 minutes
       Saisonstein's Monster yeast
       49 oz apricot puree after primary fermentation

Been on a saison kick lately and adding some fruit (albeit puree and not fresh) is something I've been wanting to try.
Saison is one of my favorite styles for adding fruit. The tart, dry finish works really well with a lot of fruit. My freezer is loaded with currants and gooseberries right now. I think a good amount of it will be going into a saison.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on July 30, 2015, 07:00:09 PM
Going to try and brew Saturday
       4.5# pilsner malt
       4.5# wheat malt
       1.2oz chocolate wheat for some color
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 60 minutes
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 5 minutes
       Saisonstein's Monster yeast
       49 oz apricot puree after primary fermentation

Been on a saison kick lately and adding some fruit (albeit puree and not fresh) is something I've been wanting to try.

Made an export strength saison last year gently spiced with black pepper in the kettle and apricot puree in secondary.  Came out awesome and the flavors really complimented each other especially with WY 3724 and amarillo hops. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 30, 2015, 07:08:06 PM
Going to try and brew Saturday
       4.5# pilsner malt
       4.5# wheat malt
       1.2oz chocolate wheat for some color
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 60 minutes
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 5 minutes
       Saisonstein's Monster yeast
       49 oz apricot puree after primary fermentation

Been on a saison kick lately and adding some fruit (albeit puree and not fresh) is something I've been wanting to try.
Saison is one of my favorite styles for adding fruit. The tart, dry finish works really well with a lot of fruit. My freezer is loaded with currants and gooseberries right now. I think a good amount of it will be going into a saison.
erockrph, I have a saison with pilsner, munich, and wheat 75/20/5 almost done fermenting with Belle Saison(1.049 down to 1.05) and another lined up for this weekend with 90/10 pils to munich II with a blend of 3724 and 3711). I have been thinking about blackberries in secondary. Either puree from the LHBS or trying to source local fresh berries. Any thoughts on which might be a better base for the blackberries? This will be my first fruited beer. The LHBS has one 3# can of Beer/wine puree and a larger 6# can labeled as wine use. I will be in local farmer's market tomorrow and should be able to find fresh, just not sure on price point. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on July 30, 2015, 07:29:33 PM
Going to try and brew Saturday
       4.5# pilsner malt
       4.5# wheat malt
       1.2oz chocolate wheat for some color
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 60 minutes
       1.0 oz Styrian Golding 5 minutes
       Saisonstein's Monster yeast
       49 oz apricot puree after primary fermentation

Been on a saison kick lately and adding some fruit (albeit puree and not fresh) is something I've been wanting to try.
Saison is one of my favorite styles for adding fruit. The tart, dry finish works really well with a lot of fruit. My freezer is loaded with currants and gooseberries right now. I think a good amount of it will be going into a saison.
erockrph, I have a saison with pilsner, munich, and wheat 75/20/5 almost done fermenting with Belle Saison(1.049 down to 1.05) and another lined up for this weekend with 90/10 pils to munich II with a blend of 3724 and 3711). I have been thinking about blackberries in secondary. Either puree from the LHBS or trying to source local fresh berries. Any thoughts on which might be a better base for the blackberries? This will be my first fruited beer. The LHBS has one 3# can of Beer/wine puree and a larger 6# can labeled as wine use. I will be in local farmer's market tomorrow and should be able to find fresh, just not sure on price point. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on July 30, 2015, 08:00:07 PM
Eric, Red X malt shouldn't need an enzyme boost. It's pretty savvy malt on its own. Either way, it can't hurt to have the pils in there. Looks like a good recipe, I brewed something similar last year that was pretty decent.

Not sure I'm brewing this weekend, but I saw Blatz (Paul) is the author...wish he was still posting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on July 30, 2015, 08:11:25 PM
"I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor." erockrph


Are those weights for both purees and fresh fruit?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on July 31, 2015, 01:05:04 AM

Eric, Red X malt shouldn't need an enzyme boost. It's pretty savvy malt on its own. Either way, it can't hurt to have the pils in there. Looks like a good recipe, I brewed something similar last year that was pretty decent.

Not sure I'm brewing this weekend, but I saw Blatz (Paul) is the author...wish he was still posting.

Yeah redx is completely self sufficient if you want to go that route.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on August 03, 2015, 11:26:19 AM
"I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor." erockrph

Are those weights for both purees and fresh fruit?

I've only used fresh fruit. I will defer to someone with experience with purees to comment on that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on August 03, 2015, 11:39:57 AM
Eric, Red X malt shouldn't need an enzyme boost. It's pretty savvy malt on its own. Either way, it can't hurt to have the pils in there. Looks like a good recipe, I brewed something similar last year that was pretty decent.

Good to know. I did want to push the hops a bit in this one, so I took steps to make sure this dries out to the level I want (long, low mash rest; Amber Bitter water profile; extra pils malt for enzymes; etc). If the malt character is as nice as it smelled in the wort, then I may try some maltier applications (Dunkel/Bock) this fall. I will feel more comfortable letting it ride at 100% of the grist in those instances.

I also called an audible on the hops. I realized that 90% of the beers I've brewed over the past year or two have featured either Sterling or Motueka as one of the main hops. I ended up bittering with Mandarina Bavaria, and using 2.5oz Mandarina and 1.5oz of Apollo in the hop stand. So I'm basically tring to make an American Pale Ale disguised as a German red lager :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on August 03, 2015, 03:04:03 PM
"I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor." erockrph

Are those weights for both purees and fresh fruit?

I've only used fresh fruit. I will defer to someone with experience with purees to comment on that.
One more follow up here. I went with fresh red and black raspberries, no fresh blackberries to be found at the local farmers' market. Should I let this run at higher saison temps to finish or more at ambient temps (70-75) currently in my basement
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on August 03, 2015, 05:07:33 PM
"I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor." erockrph

Are those weights for both purees and fresh fruit?

I've only used fresh fruit. I will defer to someone with experience with purees to comment on that.
One more follow up here. I went with fresh red and black raspberries, no fresh blackberries to be found at the local farmers' market. Should I let this run at higher saison temps to finish or more at ambient temps (70-75) currently in my basement
Which yeast are you using? I've only fruited saisons using 3711, and in those cases I add them in secondary and let them sit at ambient for 10-14 days before packaging. I prefer to add fruit at ambient to try to keep as much of the volatiles from blowing off. I don't know if 3724 has different requirements for finishing out fruit added in secondary.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on August 03, 2015, 07:24:48 PM
Thanks Eric, I used belle saison, and now have it at ambient, cant wait to try it out in a couple weeks
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on August 03, 2015, 08:21:51 PM
Kegged my altbier and made a starter for my special bitter coming up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 03, 2015, 10:04:17 PM
"I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor." erockrph


Are those weights for both purees and fresh fruit?


Overlooked your post,Frank -  I use fruit purees exclusively now (after a few early racking nightmares with fresh fruit).  The amounts aren't interchangeable between the two IMO. Purees are more concentrated than fresh fruit because purees don't have the skins, seeds, pits, stems, etc., that fresh fruit does. I think using half the amount of puree than fresh fruit is a good starting point, then adjust on the next one. It's tough to advise on amounts because everybody has a different goal and preference for their beer. Example - I might only add a couple lbs of cherry puree to a quad (Three Philosophers style) to get a slight cherry background character since it's for me, but if I make a cherry beer for my wife (who wants an absolute fruit bomb) then it might be a couple 48 oz cans of puree.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on August 03, 2015, 10:24:20 PM

"I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor." erockrph


Are those weights for both purees and fresh fruit?


Overlooked your post,Frank -  I use fruit purees exclusively now (after a few early racking nightmares with fresh fruit).  The amounts aren't interchangeable between the two IMO. Purees are more concentrated than fresh fruit because purees don't have the skins, seeds, pits, stems, etc., that fresh fruit does. I think using half the amount of puree than fresh fruit is a good starting point, then adjust on the next one. It's tough to advise on amounts because everybody has a different goal and preference for their beer. Example - I might only add a couple lbs of cherry puree to a quad (Three Philosophers style) to get a slight cherry background character since it's for me, but if I make a cherry beer for my wife (who wants an absolute fruit bomb) then it might be a couple 48 oz cans of puree.

+1 that's good advice. Made a peach ale once and used a 48oz can purée........too peachy galore  for my tastes for sure.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on August 04, 2015, 01:36:27 AM
Thanks Jon and Ken. It's on about 6# of fresh then frozen raspberries since Saturday night. I'm leaving town at the end of the week, so if it's tasting good by thursday, I will be pulling the bagged fruit. If it's not where I want it yet, it's going to sit for another week before I get around to bottling it
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on August 04, 2015, 02:45:23 AM
Thanks Jon and Ken. It's on about 6# of fresh then frozen raspberries since Saturday night. I'm leaving town at the end of the week, so if it's tasting good by thursday, I will be pulling the bagged fruit. If it's not where I want it yet, it's going to sit for another week before I get around to bottling it
It took a good 3 weeks for my sour cherries to give the flavor I wanted. 
This beer sounds great, btw. 

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on August 04, 2015, 01:52:35 PM
Thanks JT, if I ever get to a club meeting I will bring a couple
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on August 05, 2015, 05:23:37 PM
big weekend and next week planned as I'm taking some time off for some home projects and brewing.

Have an IPA planned (hops still open...something different), Northern German Pils, Summer Wheat Ale, and some apple cherry cider.

Getting pumped thinking about it  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on August 05, 2015, 05:26:14 PM
Sounds like an awesome week Ken.
No brewing for me, having a little family reunion/vacation on the beach in New Smyrna Beach Florida. Will make not brewing a little easier to take,  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on August 05, 2015, 05:47:12 PM
Yeah love my wife and fam but they are all going to visit my wife's nephew and new baby so I have time to do projects, brew, and relax with a home brew....(Written with tears of joy)


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on August 05, 2015, 09:32:19 PM
Brewed a special bitter today and nailed my numbers (mostly, at least).  Letting the kolsch warm up a bit to finish out. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on August 05, 2015, 11:11:48 PM
Brewed a special bitter today and nailed my numbers (mostly, at least).  Letting the kolsch warm up a bit to finish out.

two great ones you got brewing.

just launched my 3.5L starter with WLP830. going magnum last 30 minutes, select spalt and hallertau last 5 minutes for about 40 IBU on this Northern German Pils.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on August 06, 2015, 05:54:34 PM
I've got an english IPA on deck for this weekend. Waiting for a farmhouse to finish up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on August 06, 2015, 06:08:44 PM
I just finished brewing a Gose. My first sour ever, I'm using the milk the funk Gose recipe with changes in lacto and Brett strains.

I pitched 8 caps of ultimate flora RTS women's probiotic blend which is 8 different room temperature stable Lacto strains

In 24-48 hours I will be pitching some bottle dregs I cultured up from my favorite local brewery who makes amazing sours. I was told by the head brewer that the particular bottle I cultured from was fermented with a Belgian Trappist blend before aging in barrels for 15 months with a Brett blend. The starter smells amazing and fruity. Pretty excited about this one
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on August 06, 2015, 11:37:33 PM
I'm 50/50 on brewing this weekend. It will be a billion and a half degrees in Dallas, so I'm not sure.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on August 07, 2015, 01:54:47 PM
haven't brewed since mid June due to surgery and the heat, but may brew this weekend if it rains either day and can't do anything outside.

12gal of Vaderade Imperial Stout (1.110-1.115)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on August 09, 2015, 02:34:05 AM
I'm 50/50 on brewing this weekend. It will be a billion and a half degrees in Dallas, so I'm not sure.
Start early Steve!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on August 09, 2015, 02:35:56 AM
haven't brewed since mid June due to surgery and the heat, but may brew this weekend if it rains either day and can't do anything outside.

12gal of Vaderade Imperial Stout (1.110-1.115)
For medicinal purposes post surgery.  I need to brew an Imperial Stout myself.  Fall will be here soon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on August 09, 2015, 02:45:45 AM
I'm out of American Pale Ale, and that's a beer that I like to keep on tap year round.  This version will have:
11 lbs Rahr Pale Ale Malt
1/2 lb Crystal 20L
1/2 oz Warrior first wort hop
1/2 oz each of Mosaic, Citra & Australian Galaxy @ 5 minutes
1/2 oz each of Mosaic, Citra & Australian Galaxy in whirlpool for 10 minutes @ 175
Fermented with US-05
Dry hopped with 2 oz Citra
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on August 09, 2015, 03:02:44 AM

I'm 50/50 on brewing this weekend. It will be a billion and a half degrees in Dallas, so I'm not sure.
Start early Steve!
Yeah, that's the plan. Fire at 8:30 (86°) , mash-in at 9, cleanup done by 1:30 (100°)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on August 09, 2015, 07:13:07 PM
I just finished my brew day.  It got a little sweaty, but maybe mowing the lawn during the boil had something to do with that.
Unusual for me, I didn't stick to a style as much as normal.  I made a very pale IPA using Pilsner and Munich malts and hopped with a bunch of stuff from the freezer: bittered with very old Ahtanum and Newport then a 10 minute addition of 3.25 ounces of some unmarked hops that I most likely won in a raffle or as a prize.  5 gallons on 1056 and 5 gallons on the Abbeye yeast from NHC.  It tasted good going into the fermenters…..
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on August 09, 2015, 07:37:03 PM
I need to do a freezer cleaner sometime soon. I have a bunch of remanent hops from the past year.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 09, 2015, 07:52:34 PM
I need to do a freezer cleaner sometime soon. I have a bunch of remanent hops from the past year.

+1.  I do a 'leftovers IPA' or two every year, to clear out the older stuff.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on August 10, 2015, 12:52:37 PM
mashing a summer wheat ale right now with 60% wheat, 20% vienna and 20% pils. little orange zest in the boil with 25ibu from magnum and mandarina.

EDIT: good day so far. everything spot on - mash temp 152F, 5.25PH, and mash efficiency was really up there today at 90%. my wheat must have been super charged  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on August 10, 2015, 04:40:50 PM
It's a beautiful day, middle of summer, temperature is only going to get into the low 80s here.

A perfect day to brew a big ole IPA.

10 gallons, aiming for OG of 1.075, lots of IBUs

24 lbs. Briess 2-row brewers malt
4 lbs. Weyermann Munich malt
1 lb. Briess crystal 40

Mash-in at 135°F for 15 min.  Raise to 149°F for 60 min.  Raise to 156°F for 20 min.

4 oz. Amarillo pellets FWH
2 oz. Columbus 120 minutes
2 oz. Warrior 120 minutes
1 oz. Citra 60 minutes
1 oz. Simcoe 15 minutes
1 oz. Simcoe knockout
2 oz. Centennial knockout
1 oz. Citra knockout

Going to pitch 2 packets of S-05 and 1 packet of BRY-97.

I tapped this yesterday, after each keg had been dry hopped for a week with an ounce each of Columbus, Simcoe, and Citra.  It might be the best IPA I ever brewed.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: wamille on August 14, 2015, 05:20:52 AM
Another IPA... same exact recipe as the week previous, however, the hops will go from Centennial to Citra. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on August 14, 2015, 05:37:40 AM
Brewing two batches tonight. Blonde American Sour that will get Oregon Fruit peach puree, and a Rex-X American Sour that will get Oregon Fruit tart cherry puree. Blonde is done, sparging the red right now. 5335 for a week at 100° then 5526 at 70°. Running to Salem next week for the fruit. That will go in in a month or so.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on August 14, 2015, 06:29:17 PM
5- gallons of cider. 4 gallons fresh unfiltered apple juice, 1 gallon tart cherry, and 1 gallon unfiltered apple with 1/4 gallon tart cherry boiled down to higher gravity to boost OG.  cote des blancs yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on August 14, 2015, 06:39:41 PM
We're 3/4 of the way through 2015.  Should we not start a new thread?

I shall not be brewing this weekend.  Kegging a saison, perhaps.  Assuming 3724 has had enough time to finish.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on August 14, 2015, 07:51:17 PM
Kegged my kolsch yesterday.  Still patiently waiting for my saison to finish. (3724 of course)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on August 14, 2015, 08:26:47 PM
I'm hoping to brew tomorrow night if I'm not too tired.  I picked up 10 lbs. of 2-row, a packet of S-04, and 3 oz. of Waimea pellets.

The plan is to supplement that with some leftover specialty grains and an ounce or two of Columbus, so basically just an APA fermented with S-04.

I've got to keg a Belgian Strong Dark as well to free up the fermentor.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: tonyccopeland on August 16, 2015, 12:07:44 AM
I just kegged my first American sour that used a hand full of grain starter.  I think I've just found my new favorite summer beer.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on August 16, 2015, 09:52:56 PM
+1 to (someone else) starting a new thread.

Wrapping up my third saison of the summer.  These don't last long!!

92% Pils (Dingeman's)
8% Wheat (Dingeman's)

~30 IBU Pacific Jade @FWH
1 oz Amarillo @0
1 oz Celeia @0
.5 oz Pacific Jade @0

Omega Saisonstein's monster

I might dry hop this one with a touch of Hallertau Blanc

Edit: Also managed to turn a little Pils malt into some (hopefully) Roast/Pale Chocolate on the burner for the brewunited challenge.  Definitely a first.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 16, 2015, 10:33:13 PM
+1 to (someone else) starting a new thread.

Wrapping up my third saison of the summer.  These don't last long!!

92% Pils (Dingeman's)
8% Wheat (Dingeman's)

~30 IBU Pacific Jade @FWH
1 oz Amarillo @0
1 oz Celeia @0
.5 oz Pacific Jade @0

Omega Saisonstein's monster

I might dry hop with a touch of Hallertau Blanc

Sounds great. Have you used that yeast before? Just curious what you think of it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on August 16, 2015, 10:38:50 PM
+1 to (someone else) starting a new thread.

Wrapping up my third saison of the summer.  These don't last long!!

92% Pils (Dingeman's)
8% Wheat (Dingeman's)

~30 IBU Pacific Jade @FWH
1 oz Amarillo @0
1 oz Celeia @0
.5 oz Pacific Jade @0

Omega Saisonstein's monster

I might dry hop with a touch of Hallertau Blanc

Sounds great. Have you used that yeast before? Just curious what you think of it.

I have not, and I can't seem to find much feedback on it either so I'm curious as well.  This was kind of a last minute brew to finally give that strain a whirl.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 16, 2015, 10:44:28 PM
I have not, and I can't seem to find much feedback on it either so I'm curious as well.  This was kind of a last minute brew to finally give that strain a whirl.

Yeah, cool. I'll be curious to see what you think !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: riceral on August 17, 2015, 12:16:42 AM
I have not, and I can't seem to find much feedback on it either so I'm curious as well.  This was kind of a last minute brew to finally give that strain a whirl.

Yeah, cool. I'll be curious to see what you think !

I used Saisonstein's monster in a saison earlier this year. I wasn't too impressed with it at first. After about 2 months in the bottle, it got better and now, after about 4 months, the saison is my best brew in my opinion the past 2 years. Starting to run low on this brew and will have to make another using this yeast. Well received by those who tried it at my home-brew club.

Finished dry, taking the wort from 1.054 to 1.004. Typical saison yeast flavor. I don't get as much pepper taste as I have with Wy 3711, but do get some of the clove flavor.

YMMV

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 17, 2015, 12:17:54 AM
I have not, and I can't seem to find much feedback on it either so I'm curious as well.  This was kind of a last minute brew to finally give that strain a whirl.

Yeah, cool. I'll be curious to see what you think !

I used Saisonstein's monster in a saison earlier this year. I wasn't too impressed with it at first. After about 2 months in the bottle, it got better and now, after about 4 months, the saison is my best brew in my opinion the past 2 years. Starting to run low on this brew and will have to make another using this yeast. Well received by those who tried it at my home-brew club.

Finished dry, taking the wort from 1.054 to 1.004. Typical saison yeast flavor. I don't get as much pepper taste as I have with Wy 3711, but do get some of the clove flavor.

YMMV



Good info.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on August 17, 2015, 12:26:05 AM
I have not, and I can't seem to find much feedback on it either so I'm curious as well.  This was kind of a last minute brew to finally give that strain a whirl.

Yeah, cool. I'll be curious to see what you think !

I used Saisonstein's monster in a saison earlier this year. I wasn't too impressed with it at first. After about 2 months in the bottle, it got better and now, after about 4 months, the saison is my best brew in my opinion the past 2 years. Starting to run low on this brew and will have to make another using this yeast. Well received by those who tried it at my home-brew club.

Finished dry, taking the wort from 1.054 to 1.004. Typical saison yeast flavor. I don't get as much pepper taste as I have with Wy 3711, but do get some of the clove flavor.

YMMV



Good info.  Thanks!

Yes, appreciate it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on August 17, 2015, 08:31:06 PM
Kegged up my saison finally today. WY 3724 at 90F for 5.5 wks took it down to 1.006.  Perfect!  I absolutely love that strain for saisons.  Earthy, black pepper spice, and slight citrus fruit.  Can't be beat IMHO...

Truly an exercise in patience.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on August 23, 2015, 03:11:58 AM
Today I brewed 10 gal of RR Blind Pig clone except amped up IBUs, and used 20 lbs of Golden Promise for the base malt, since I wanted to use it up before it went stale.  Not at all unhappy about that as a sub for US pale or 2-row.  The brewday went well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 23, 2015, 03:26:51 AM
Doing an American stout tomorrow in the Shakespeare Stout vein. Brewed it several times, should be a tasty fall beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on August 23, 2015, 06:35:47 PM
Doing an American stout tomorrow in the Shakespeare Stout vein. Brewed it several times, should be a tasty fall beer.

Always good to be looking ahead for the next seasonal at home! 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on August 28, 2015, 04:18:10 AM
Just mashed in a Kölsch...

93% Avangard Pils
7% Cologne

22 IBUs Hersbrucker/Crystal @FWH

Wyeast 2565
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Happy Fourth!!

So... This beer just took first place in the Binny's/Sam Adams homebrew competition tonight in Chicago.  Jim Koch chose my Kölsch out of 75 entries.  The wife and I are headed to Denver for the GABF!!

HT to majorvices for the Hersbrucker/Crystal combo.

https://www.binnys.com/blog/binnys-homebrew-contest-winners-2/#more-14829


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on August 28, 2015, 11:55:08 AM
Great job, brewday. That's fantastic !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on August 28, 2015, 05:30:33 PM
Congratulations.  That is quite an honor! 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on August 28, 2015, 09:41:18 PM
tomorrow is an oktoberfest with 5# light munich, 5# vienna, 2# carahell, and 1# carapils. 25 ibu with hallertauer and magnum. OG 1.062 for target 6.4% ABV...fall warmer  for sure   8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on August 29, 2015, 01:48:14 PM
Great job, brewday. That's fantastic !

Congratulations.  That is quite an honor!

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.  Just realized that I brewed that Kölsch on my birthday, so kind of a belated gift!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on August 29, 2015, 01:50:31 PM
+1 to (someone else) starting a new thread.

Wrapping up my third saison of the summer.  These don't last long!!

92% Pils (Dingeman's)
8% Wheat (Dingeman's)

~30 IBU Pacific Jade @FWH
1 oz Amarillo @0
1 oz Celeia @0
.5 oz Pacific Jade @0

Omega Saisonstein's monster

I might dry hop this one with a touch of Hallertau Blanc

Edit: Also managed to turn a little Pils malt into some (hopefully) Roast/Pale Chocolate on the burner for the brewunited challenge.  Definitely a first.

Quick update on the Omega Saison yeast - OG was 1.055 and it's been at 1.003 for a couple of days now.  A monster indeed.  It was probably there a week ago, but I'm just getting to it.  Very fruity, moderately peppery/spicy, though the late hops are driving some of that.  Pleased so far.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on August 29, 2015, 01:55:48 PM
tomorrow is an oktoberfest with 5# light munich, 5# vienna, 2# carahell, and 1# carapils. 25 ibu with hallertauer and magnum. OG 1.062 for target 6.4% ABV...fall warmer  for sure   8)

I need to put one of these together soon.  I remember your 1L pics from last year looking very tasty.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 02, 2015, 01:45:55 PM
Friday is another pils with wlp830. all avangard pils with cara pils,blended hop schedule with magnum, hallertauer, select spalt, and saaz. 40ibu.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on September 05, 2015, 12:33:36 AM
Just threw together a freezer-cleaner, but for once it wan't hops that I needed to clear out. I had some blueberries and peaches in the freezer that need to go, along with a small amount of raspberries. I just threw together a small melomel with them (1.045ish) that I will backsweeten, keg, and carbonate when it's done. Depending on what it tastes like when it's done, I'll backsweeten with either honey, peach nectar, or blueberry juice. I've been wanting to make this style of mead ever since I got hooked on B. Nektar's line of carbonated hydromels.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on September 05, 2015, 12:13:17 PM
Just mashed in a Kölsch...

93% Avangard Pils
7% Cologne

22 IBUs Hersbrucker/Crystal @FWH

Wyeast 2565
-----
Happy Fourth!!

So... This beer just took first place in the Binny's/Sam Adams homebrew competition tonight in Chicago.  Jim Koch chose my Kölsch out of 75 entries.  The wife and I are headed to Denver for the GABF!!

HT to majorvices for the Hersbrucker/Crystal combo.

https://www.binnys.com/blog/binnys-homebrew-contest-winners-2/#more-14829


(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww258/jonnyweave/image.jpg1_zpsjiq8fofi.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww258/jonnyweave/image.jpg1_zpsbfiuvlzb.jpg)
Totally cool! Congratulations
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on September 05, 2015, 01:57:48 PM
I am going to brew a Pale Ale Labor Day. I started my clean soak today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on September 07, 2015, 04:33:57 PM
So... This beer just took first place in the Binny's/Sam Adams homebrew competition tonight in Chicago.  Jim Koch chose my Kölsch out of 75 entries.

That is so awesome. Congratulations.
 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 09, 2015, 05:28:43 PM
Munich Dunkel with WLP833 up this weekend :
 82.5% Dark Munich, 16.5% Light Munich, 1% carafa II added end of mash. 22 IBU 5.6%ABV
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: PAYCHECK on September 10, 2015, 01:17:42 AM
I am brewing a coffee, Oatmeal chocolate stout.  Going to try my new Charcoal filtered water and using a bot of Kona coffee in the wort.  Looking forward to this one, cant wait.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on September 10, 2015, 06:36:21 PM
Gonna brew a Scottish wee heavy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: scarecrow on September 10, 2015, 08:48:51 PM
Doing your standard oat  meal stout. Just in time for the coming winter/fall season.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on September 10, 2015, 08:57:40 PM
I am going to brew a Czech pilsner this weekend. I will have it fermenting in the chest freezer while I am on vacation for three weeks, so it will be ready to keg and lager when I get back.

10 gallons. Split it between WLP800 Pilsner (PU) and WLP833 German Bock (Ayinger) yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on September 11, 2015, 10:34:10 AM
I'm NOT going to brew a pumpkin ale, that's for sure.  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 11, 2015, 12:33:28 PM
I'm NOT going to brew a pumpkin ale, that's for sure.  8)

+1.  Life's too short.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on September 11, 2015, 02:06:36 PM
Brewed a pale and a cream porter on the 8th. First time in 2 1/2 years to do a stout or use 1056. I also skipped the stir plates and went with oxygenation instead. Both starters had a big pile of fresh smelling yeast in 12 hours. This morning I had to clean an airlock. 6 gallons in a 9 gallon speidel and the pale still blew the airlock cap off. Only 1.050 and running it at 62º. Crazy!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on September 11, 2015, 03:32:59 PM
Had to push this weekend's brews 3x: once due to being out of town unexpectedly to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley with back stage and VIP access(huge thanks to my BIL who works personal security for the Foos), and twice because life gets in the way(or I can be lazy.) This weekend I am brewing 2 versions of Märzen a little late for the season but it will still taste great, and using the fast lager method, I can still enjoy them in October. The first version is just straight out of BCS(it was a fan favorite when I made it last year) and the second is a version suggested last year when I was talking about making last year's Märzen: all base, no Caramunich to reduce the overly sweet result I had last year( as I said, it was a crowd favorite, but I knew it was too sweet) Targeting 1.056 for both 5 gallon batches, and have 4 separate 1.5L starters going(in order to utilize Mark's shaken not stirred starter method. Each batch will get 3L tomorrow afternoon). After some suggestions here about the effectiveness of WLP820 (and my experience with it last year) I have switched out to WLP833 WLP830 for this year's batches. This will be my first double brew day, so I have everything I can all measured out already, just need to mill my grists when I get home this evening, and then an early start tomorrow morning. Have a great weekend all!

edit because sometimes I type(poorly) faster than I think
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 11, 2015, 04:44:38 PM
Think you will be pleased with 833 frank. I've got two batches of O'fest right now, and using cake to make Munich dunkel tomorrow. If you keep it cool ( 49-50f) it will take day or two longer to hit 60-65% attenuation. Mine have been around day 6


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on September 11, 2015, 05:39:50 PM
...due to being out of town unexpectedly to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley with back stage and VIP access  ...

wow!

either rebrewing my oktoberfest, brewing a vienna or an APA with Azacca/Mosaic.  Haven't decided yet...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on September 11, 2015, 05:42:43 PM
...due to being out of town unexpectedly to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley with back stage and VIP access  ...

wow!

either rebrewing my oktoberfest, brewing a vienna or an APA with Azacca/Mosaic.  Haven't decided yet...

Exactly, did not mind putting off brewing to see Urge Overkill, Naked Raygun, Cheap trick, and The Foo Fighters! Found out on Thursday that he could get us in on Saturday night: brewing post-poned last minute
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 11, 2015, 05:48:12 PM
...due to being out of town unexpectedly to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley with back stage and VIP access  ...

wow!

either rebrewing my oktoberfest, brewing a vienna or an APA with Azacca/Mosaic.  Haven't decided yet...

Exactly, did not mind putting off brewing to see Urge Overkill, Naked Raygun, Cheap trick, and The Foo Fighters! Found out on Thursday that he could get us in on Saturday night: brewing post-poned last minute

Had to be a great show, Frank!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on September 11, 2015, 05:50:36 PM
Thanks John and Blatz. It was a blast. First time I had ever seen any of them, and it turns out, the openers are all from Chicago. Who knew?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 11, 2015, 05:55:49 PM
Think you will be pleased with 833 frank. I've got two batches of O'fest right now, and using cake to make Munich dunkel tomorrow. If you keep it cool ( 49-50f) it will take day or two longer to hit 60-65% attenuation. Mine have been around day 6


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ahh i see you crossed out 833 for 830. that's a good one also.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on September 11, 2015, 05:59:21 PM
Yes I did Ken, as soon as I saw your initial reply, I realized my error. I hope the 830 turns out a great Fest beer, been loving it in my Pilsner and it was suggested here by I think dmtaylor for Fest styles as well as most German lagers
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on September 11, 2015, 06:04:03 PM
Yes I did Ken, as soon as I saw your initial reply, I realized my error. I hope the 830 turns out a great Fest beer, been loving it in my Pilsner and it was suggested here by I think dmtaylor for Fest styles as well as most German lagers

It does - ive used it many times.  I like 833 in fest/vienna a lot as well, but I'm finding that 830 is the most versatile which is key for my brewhouse - I like to repitch a lot.  833 in Pils which I also make frequently wasn't quite right, and I was on the fence when I used it for dortmunder (meaning 830 or 833 was equally as good). 

Plus if its good enough for that fantastic Oktoberfest that Sierra Nevada makes, its good enough for me  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on September 11, 2015, 06:07:51 PM
Paul, I agree. My last 2 Pilsners were split batches between 830 and 833. I loved the 830, SWMBO loved the 833. So for pilsner, I guess I need to keep making split batches. The 830 seemed like the hops were more present and the 833 brought out some fruitier notes and flavors. Batches were fermented side by side in the same chest freezer, from the same mash and boil, just split after the boil so the yeast was really the only different factor. Really helped me figure out which one I preferred
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 11, 2015, 06:10:40 PM
Yes I did Ken, as soon as I saw your initial reply, I realized my error. I hope the 830 turns out a great Fest beer, been loving it in my Pilsner and it was suggested here by I think dmtaylor for Fest styles as well as most German lagers

yeas it's great either way with some noticeable differences.....all good though.

i too am a house 830 guy...love how it performs across a wide temp, great clean beer, flocs well, and moves along fairly fast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on September 11, 2015, 10:56:57 PM
Beer gunning 8 different beers for a competition coming up in a couple weeks.  3 sour beers and 5 other ales. 
Looking forward to some feedback as 4 out of the 5 ales are brand new recipes I am trying out. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 12, 2015, 02:41:43 PM
Munich Dunkel with WLP833 up this weekend :
 82.5% Dark Munich, 16.5% Light Munich, 1% carafa II added end of mash. 22 IBU 5.6%ABV

great brew day so far. nailed every target, and its a wonderful 60F out and no rain-just overcast. hoping to get this one done for the beer swap in october...might be close.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: corkybstewart on September 12, 2015, 06:39:37 PM
Somebody ought to think of renaming this thread.  Regardless, on the weekend of Seeptember 12, 2015 I brewed a Columbus/Warrior IPA recipe that boulderbrewer gave me almost 2 years ago.  It wasn't that it didn't sound good, but I just never got around to it.  Now I have, in 3 weeks it'll go in the kegs.  It smelled great, tasted good so hopefully it will taste good.  Thanks boulderbrewer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on September 12, 2015, 06:43:16 PM
First batch of marzen is chilling in chest freezer, volume dead on will check grav when both batches are done. Second batch us mashing for another 10 minutes. Overcast here, low 60s scattered showers for us though. I'm jealous Ken
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on September 12, 2015, 11:07:03 PM
Mashing in a Kentucky Common tomorrow morning.  Never had one, but I've got a sister in Louisville asking about it, and I'm curious.  No lacto.  This is pretty much Gordon Strong's recipe, though I'm using the Kölsch yeast instead of 1056.

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Kentucky Common

OG 1.048
SRM 17
IBU 22

60% 6-row
35% Flaked Corn
3% Paul's Black Patent
2% Fawcett Dark Crystal I

22 IBU Vanguard @FWH
Bit of Crystal @0 min

Wyeast 2565
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Plan is to have it in the conical cold by kickoff, then pitch the drauflassen/indigenous/native/self starter during SNF.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on September 17, 2015, 04:21:34 PM
I was planning on a North German Pilsner tomorrow night.  However, my order from NB did not arrive, and I don't have the time to make a run to the LHBS.

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on September 17, 2015, 04:38:23 PM
I was planning on a North German Pilsner tomorrow night.  However, my order from NB did not arrive, and I don't have the time to make a run to the LHBS.

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.

That's funny. I did a graff last year and by the end of the keg I was like; do I even like this?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 17, 2015, 04:56:13 PM
I was planning on a North German Pilsner tomorrow night.  However, my order from NB did not arrive, and I don't have the time to make a run to the LHBS.

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.

i hate when grain/supplies doesn't arrive as planned.

anyway, I was same way about cider-turned out its because everything i ever had was too sweet for my liking. making my own with FG around 1.006 is where I tend to like it most, and have really enjoyed it. looking to do more and fine tune.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on September 17, 2015, 05:01:51 PM
I made about 20 gallons of cider a few years ago, back before even before the start of this thread.  I started with 5 gallons or so, but it was so damn simple I went wild.

Turns out, I don't like cider at all.  Not sweet.  Not dry.  Not tart.  Not at all.

It works well for brining, though.  And as liquid in the steam tray of the smoker.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on September 17, 2015, 05:50:18 PM
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Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.
[/quote]

Ha!  I was contemplating whipping up a batch of cider (my first one ever) this fall as well.  But I am in the same boat.  I'm not sure I really even like it enough to make any....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on September 17, 2015, 05:51:33 PM
Kegging an big daddy Old Ale.  Haven't taken a FG yet, but hope it dried out reasonably enough (at least a 1.028 or lower...).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on September 17, 2015, 05:56:35 PM
[quote author=narcout link=topic=18036.msg310390#msg310390 date=1442506894

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.

Ha!  I was contemplating whipping up a batch of cider (my first one ever) this fall as well.  But I am in the same boat.  I'm not sure I really even like it enough to make any....
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easy enough to do a gallon or two with minimal effort-find out for sure!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on September 17, 2015, 05:58:55 PM
Agreed.  At very least, I am sure my wife would schwill a few!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on September 20, 2015, 08:41:34 PM
Well, the 15 minute brew day was a nice change.  I hope it turns out well.  I checked out some fancy, organic,  cold press, unfiltered apple juice at Whole Foods that I want to try next (even though it's 8 bucks a gallon).

Also, Trader Joe's puts out a spiced cider every fall that I want to ferment.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: tonyccopeland on September 21, 2015, 12:14:34 AM
I attempted to make a gal of cider for my better half this week to...  I just used wlp028 with whitehouse organic fresh pressed apple juice.  I have no idea what to expect from this juice/yeast combo.  Hope it's drinkable...

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 21, 2015, 12:25:32 AM
Kegged two beers today. Gonna make cider next weekend from early (tart) orchard blend. Need to decide on yeast strain - used 4766 last few times (like it), but may use 1056 this time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on October 16, 2015, 04:45:30 PM
With a little luck, I'll be brewing the German Pilsner I've been trying to brew for the last month.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on October 17, 2015, 01:53:47 PM
I think I finally get to brew tomorrow. The plan is Chocolate Milk Stout
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on October 25, 2015, 04:59:12 AM
Mashing in a Kentucky Common tomorrow morning.  Never had one, but I've got a sister in Louisville asking about it, and I'm curious.  No lacto.  This is pretty much Gordon Strong's recipe, though I'm using the Kölsch yeast instead of 1056.

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Kentucky Common

OG 1.048
SRM 17
IBU 22

60% 6-row
35% Flaked Corn
3% Paul's Black Patent
2% Fawcett Dark Crystal I

22 IBU Vanguard @FWH
Bit of Crystal @0 min

Wyeast 2565
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Update on this one:

Just kicked the keg, one of the quicker brews I've gone through.  This is an extremely refreshing beer - if you like the Cream Ales, Pre-Pros, CAPs, even Kölsch then I highly recommend giving this one a shot.  It's basically a dark version of those, and the color is really nice for this time of year.  Mine landed at the darker end for the style, which is fine, but I might dial it back to 2% black (or Carafa) next time around.

Incidentally as I wound this keg down I was finishing off a good bottle of bourbon.  The two go together like a match made in, well, Kentucky.  I can't help but think that's part of the history:  A bourbon with a beer back in Butchertown!



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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on October 25, 2015, 12:52:20 PM
Mashing in an English Brown Ale this morning for Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on October 25, 2015, 04:38:50 PM
Boil about to start on my IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on October 25, 2015, 04:56:57 PM
Brewed a Sour Red yesterday and bottled 42 beers from the keg today for a swap/competition happening next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on October 25, 2015, 05:20:34 PM
Today it's a big, Denny-inspired Rye IPA.  Lots of Columbus and Mt. Hood.  The plan for this one is to age on bourbon soaked, then possibly rye soaked oak cubes. 

Wyeast 1450, of course.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on October 25, 2015, 05:56:47 PM
Kegging one cider made with 71B and starting another with D47 today. Got some time off this week, so I need to start planning out those brewdays, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: crynski on October 25, 2015, 07:58:30 PM
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My first kit from them and my first all grain. I need a couple things to make this process better next time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on October 25, 2015, 08:29:52 PM
Any big issues or just annoyances?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on October 25, 2015, 08:50:58 PM
Kegged up a California Common and saved some yeast for a next weekend Baltic Porter brew day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: crynski on October 25, 2015, 09:03:34 PM
Annoyances like needing a bigger strainer, and a second pot that size, and considering moding a small bucket to be a mini bottling bucket

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on October 25, 2015, 10:13:43 PM
Kegging one cider made with 71B and starting another with D47 today. Got some time off this week, so I need to start planning out those brewdays, too.
Had a productive afternoon. Got these ciders done, plus got some Sinebrychoff dregs started up, plus got a batch of 10-minute Berliner Weisse started up. In the immortal words of Brad Smith, I'm well on my way to having "a great brewing week".
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on October 26, 2015, 01:40:00 AM
I have not, and I can't seem to find much feedback on it either so I'm curious as well.  This was kind of a last minute brew to finally give that strain a whirl.

Yeah, cool. I'll be curious to see what you think !

I used Saisonstein's monster in a saison earlier this year. I wasn't too impressed with it at first. After about 2 months in the bottle, it got better and now, after about 4 months, the saison is my best brew in my opinion the past 2 years. Starting to run low on this brew and will have to make another using this yeast. Well received by those who tried it at my home-brew club.

Finished dry, taking the wort from 1.054 to 1.004. Typical saison yeast flavor. I don't get as much pepper taste as I have with Wy 3711, but do get some of the clove flavor.

YMMV



Good info.  Thanks!

Ok Jon, I've now brewed two Saisons with this yeast (Saisonstein's Monster, OYL-500).  The first keg is kicked, and the second is half-full.  I think it's a keeper.  I really prefer it to 3711, and I don't have the patience for 3724.

My impressions/results:

Tart, dry finish of 3724, none of the silky mouthfeel of 3711.
Overall impression is very complex:
Spicy
Bubblegum
Some Fruit
Some earth
Some citrus
Faint pepper

#1 Pils/Wheat (8%), Hoppy, 35 IBU
1.055 - 1.003
1L starter
Mashed @153/162F for 60/10 min
Pitched @65F, let it ride two weeks (basement, 65F ambient)
Better Bottle, Tin foil

#2 Pils/Rye (20%), 23 IBU
1.053 - 1.002
~200 mL slurry, 4 days old
Mashed @153/162F for 60/10 min
Pitched @65F, let it ride two weeks (basement, 65F ambient)
Better Bottle, Tin Foil


Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 26, 2015, 11:48:43 AM
Ok Jon, I've now brewed two Saisons with this yeast (Saisonstein's Monster, OYL-500).  The first keg is kicked, and the second is half-full.  I think it's a keeper.  I really prefer it to 3711, and I don't have the patience for 3724.

My impressions/results:

Tart, dry finish of 3724, none of the silky mouthfeel of 3711.
Overall impression is very complex:
Spicy
Bubblegum
Some Fruit
Some earth
Some citrus
Faint pepper

#1 Pils/Wheat (8%), Hoppy, 35 IBU
1.055 - 1.003
1L starter
Mashed @153/162F for 60/10 min
Pitched @65F, let it ride two weeks (basement, 65F ambient)
Better Bottle, Tin foil

#2 Pils/Rye (20%), 23 IBU
1.053 - 1.002
~200 mL slurry, 4 days old
Mashed @153/162F for 60/10 min
Pitched @65F, let it ride two weeks (basement, 65F ambient)
Better Bottle, Tin Foil





Thanks for the great info !  That's enough to have me try it. I'll try that on the next saison.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on October 26, 2015, 03:17:54 PM
we did start a more recent dated thread... ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: TexasHumuluslupulushead on October 26, 2015, 03:28:47 PM
Brewed yesterday-

My wife's mom used to make a texmex cranberry relish for Thanksgiving. Cranberry relish with orange juice/peel and jalapeños. So we tried to replicate it in a beer...
Orange IPA with jalapeños and cranberry extract

Firstwort hopped with Warrior
10 min added 5 jalapeños
5 min added zest of 1 orange
Whirlpool additions (45min @ 175)
2oz amarillo, 1oz citra, 1oz summer

Dry hopping with amarillo, citra and summer

Cranberry extract will go directly into keg
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on October 26, 2015, 08:46:57 PM

we did start a more recent dated thread... ;D
But this one is a "stickie". Easier to find.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on October 31, 2015, 09:37:36 PM
Brewed up a Baltic Porter and am carbonating up a california common.  Man, I love beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on October 31, 2015, 11:56:19 PM

Brewed up a Baltic Porter and am carbonating up a california common.  Man, I love beer.

Did you just rack the Baltic Porter wort right on to the cal lager yeast cake?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on November 01, 2015, 12:16:40 PM
No. I kegged the common a few days prior to brewing the baltic porter and saved about 140 mL of slurry under the beer in a small sanitized mason jar.  Sanitized the mouth of the jar, decanted the beer and swirled the yeast slurry prior to pitching into a cool, aerated, 60F baltic porter wort (1.078 OG).  Fermentation was starting in under 8 hrs and rolling along nicely by the following morning.  Yay BEER!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on November 01, 2015, 12:32:01 PM

No. I kegged the common a few days prior to brewing the baltic porter and saved about 140 mL of slurry under the beer in a small sanitized mason jar.  Sanitized the mouth of the jar, decanted the beer and swirled the yeast slurry prior to pitching into a cool, aerated, 60F baltic porter wort (1.078 OG).  Fermentation was starting in under 8 hrs and rolling along nicely by the following morning.  Yay BEER!

Nice I will be following your lead, I'm brewing my cal common this Monday

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on November 01, 2015, 07:29:40 PM
Cool!  Enjoy the brew day AND the rewards!  :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on November 03, 2015, 09:35:29 PM
As today is my 54th birthday, it seemed like a good day to take off and smoke a Boston butt and brew some beer.

Polotmavé Speciální (Czech festbier)

10 gallons, 1.057 OG, 28 IBUs

11 lbs. Avangard Pilsner
9 lbs. Durst Turbo Vienna
7 lbs. Avangard Munich
10 oz. Weyermann Caravienne
6 oz. Weyermann CaraRed
5 oz. Weyerman CaraFa III

Mash 60 min at 148, add boiling water to 158°F for 15 min

Batch sparge to collect 14 gallons of wort

1 oz. Perle 90 min
1 oz. Spalt 90 min
0.9 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfrueh 30 min
1 oz. Spalt 10 min
1.4 oz. Saaz 5 min

Split between 34/70 and WLP833 Ayinger yeast. 3rd pitch on each yeast cake.
My goal of 30 gallons, 10 gallons each, 6 kegs, of Czech light, amber, and dark lager ready for Christmas is coming together. ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on November 11, 2015, 03:43:12 AM
I have most of a sack of wheat malt that needs to be used, so tomorrow doing a Veteran's Day brew of German hefeweizen (10 gal), based on Jamil's recipe, using ~65% wheat malt, 35% Best Pils, Hallertau mittelfruh (13 IBUs), Wyeast 3068, and will ferment at 62F.

A friend gave me 5 cases of 22 oz bottles - it will be the first time bottling in a long time since I almost always keg my beers, which just doesn't work well for hefe since I WANT THAT YEAST IN THERE.  I wish I would have done this a week or two ago to ensure bottles are carbed for Thanksgiving.

This my third time doing this beer except a higher % of wheat this time - hopefully I won't get a stuck sparge during runoff.

A huge THANK YOU to the men and women who did serve or are serving in our armed forces, some even at the sacrifice of loss of limb or life.

On deck: an Irish stout.

edit:  Hmmm, snow and 25 mph winds tomorrow so going to wait for the weekend to brew my hefe!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on November 15, 2015, 05:39:02 AM
The hefe brewday went pretty darn well.  I heavy handed the strikewater ml measurement just a tad using some newly purchased 85% phosphoric acid, so after checking mash pH 10 minutes into the mash, I had to add a "smidge" of pickling lime to bring the pH back up above 5.2.  That worked and I ended up with a kettle pH of ~5.2 and got lots of break material during the boil.

I estimated brewhouse efficiency at 68% based on Jamil's BYO recipe and per past experience and it was still about right even though I jacked up the % of wheat malt compared to last time I brewed this.  I hit 1.052 when the target was 1.051.  Normally for a 1.051 beer my efficiency is closer to 78%.

And I had a quart extra sparge runoff (which I tossed) - which I attributed to less absorption by wheat in comparison to a similar weight of 100% barley (hulled) malt grist.

Straight o2 for 1:10 min and two packets of WY 3068 per 5.5 gal of wort, pitched at 61F and holding at 62F.

So I'm happy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on November 15, 2015, 05:45:54 AM
I'm brewing my None More Black IPA tomorrow. Looking forward to having a dark hoppy beer on tap again.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on November 15, 2015, 04:24:23 PM
Brewed my 2015 Kalashnikov yesterday.  Big ass imperial stout: 

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on November 15, 2015, 04:26:40 PM
Daaaaaayaaaammmn!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 15, 2015, 05:18:02 PM
Brewed my 2015 Kalashnikov yesterday.  Big ass imperial stout: 

(http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu338/pblatz/181D442E-F8E2-41F8-A995-CAECB64599A1_zpsxqel80pc.jpg) (http://s661.photobucket.com/user/pblatz/media/181D442E-F8E2-41F8-A995-CAECB64599A1_zpsxqel80pc.jpg.html)


Damn, that is large. I'm sure it'll be tasty.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on November 15, 2015, 05:26:29 PM
@ hoosierbrew @beersk Yeah went a bit bigger than I planned but I think it will be awesome in the end
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on November 15, 2015, 11:39:51 PM
That's rad. I want some!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on November 16, 2015, 04:00:02 AM
That's a serious stout Blatz, how long do you age it?  I did a double batch today: Ordinary Bitter with Sterian Celeia hops and an American Pale Ale showcasing Falconer's Flight.  Both under 1.050.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on November 16, 2015, 06:01:16 AM
My plan is to brew a Baltic Porter this Tuesday onto the yeast cake from a Cal Common that I am kegging tomorrow. Then I am brewing a German Pils on Thursday so I can have them both fermenting at the same time and be on the same lagering schedule
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on November 16, 2015, 02:24:59 PM
That's a serious stout Blatz, how long do you age it? 

probably won't start drinking it in earnest until about this time next year to be honest.  The last time I made this in 2008 (albeit smaller that time ~1.102) it really hit its stride about 2-3 years in - I won 4 medals with that one including a BOS and a Runner Up BOS a year apart.

Am going to keg 5 gal regular and the rest into two 3 gal kegs, plan on treating one or both of them.  One will get mission figs and espresso beans - sort of a "Roman" Imperial Stout  ::)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 16, 2015, 02:31:18 PM
That's a serious stout Blatz, how long do you age it? 

probably won't start drinking it in earnest until about this time next year to be honest.  The last time I made this in 2008 (albeit smaller that time ~1.102) it really hit its stride about 2-3 years in - I won 4 medals with that one including a BOS and a Runner Up BOS a year apart.

Am going to keg 5 gal regular and the rest into two 3 gal kegs, plan on treating one or both of them.  One will get mission figs and espresso beans - sort of a "Roman" Imperial Stout  ::)

Sounds killer. The figs is a great idea.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on November 16, 2015, 03:00:56 PM
That's a serious stout Blatz, how long do you age it? 

probably won't start drinking it in earnest until about this time next year to be honest.  The last time I made this in 2008 (albeit smaller that time ~1.102) it really hit its stride about 2-3 years in - I won 4 medals with that one including a BOS and a Runner Up BOS a year apart.

Am going to keg 5 gal regular and the rest into two 3 gal kegs, plan on treating one or both of them.  One will get mission figs and espresso beans - sort of a "Roman" Imperial Stout  ::)

Sounds killer. The figs is a great idea.
I agree! Although I don't think I've had it, Imperial Stout and fig just seems to fit!

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on November 16, 2015, 06:33:05 PM
Just brewed an amber biere de garde with the WY PC 3725 biere de garde strain.  Sitting in my temp controlled fridge at 65F.  Plan on letting it rise up to low 70's as fermentation dies down.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 17, 2015, 02:40:10 AM
Wlp833 starter going for this weekends Helles.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 17, 2015, 02:55:25 AM
Wlp833 starter going for this weekends Helles.


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Chickened out on trying Mark's method?

I pitched my 1LO2HK starters 6 hrs ago for today's Helles and Exportbeir. They are at 50F. I just gave them a swirl and they are just starting to off gas already. I think they will be at HK by pitch time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 17, 2015, 02:58:15 AM

Wlp833 starter going for this weekends Helles.


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Chickened out on trying Mark's method?

I pitched my 1LO2HK starters 6 hrs ago for today's Helles and Exportbeir. They are at 50F. I just gave them a swirl and they are just starting to off gas already. I think they will be at HK by pitch time.

Yeah not this time. Trying some other new things on this Helles, so feeling I have enough variables in play.

You are running your starter at 50f?


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 17, 2015, 03:35:47 AM

Wlp833 starter going for this weekends Helles.


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Chickened out on trying Mark's method?

I pitched my 1LO2HK starters 6 hrs ago for today's Helles and Exportbeir. They are at 50F. I just gave them a swirl and they are just starting to off gas already. I think they will be at HK by pitch time.

Yeah not this time. Trying some other new things on this Helles, so feeling I have enough variables in play.

You are running your starter at 50f?


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Yup. I pre can my starter wort. So I put those jars in the fermentation chest last night to get them to 50F. Then after I oxygenated and pitched the smack packs I put them back in the 50F chest.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on November 20, 2015, 12:40:28 AM
I'll be brewing a black saison tomorrow night.  The plan is to age half of it on some cherry puree.  I've never used fruit in a beer before, but I was inspired by something I tried at the NHC.

If it turns out well, it might be a good candidate for souring (hoping to get some sours going next year).

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 20, 2015, 12:47:16 AM
I'll be brewing a black saison tomorrow night.  The plan is to age half of it on some cherry puree.  I've never used fruit in a beer before, but I was inspired by something I tried at the NHC.

If it turns out well, it might be a good candidate for souring (hoping to get some sours going next year).




That sounds like a great beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on November 20, 2015, 03:41:05 PM
I MIGHT get to brewing this week sometime. I've got a Westvleteran 12 Clone kit I won in the Brewunited comp. I'm not sure I've ever actually brewed a kit. It's a beastly one for sure. gotta build a starter for this one for sure.

I've got a string of big beers in the lineup. I'm going to do a rye wine and age it on oak chips soaked in Manhattan (Rye Whisky, Sweet vermouth, bitters). Next up after that is my (almost) annual barley wine brew for laying down to celebrate my sons birth 5 years ago today!

Been thinking about a RIS myself actually. Haven't done one since I started brewing all grain.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: atodd on November 20, 2015, 04:25:52 PM
Brewing a Munich Helles this weekend, this is the recipe Kai has on his site. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on November 20, 2015, 06:31:59 PM
Kegging a baltic porter this weekend. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on November 20, 2015, 06:40:33 PM
I'll be brewing a black saison tomorrow night.  The plan is to age half of it on some cherry puree.  I've never used fruit in a beer before, but I was inspired by something I tried at the NHC.

If it turns out well, it might be a good candidate for souring (hoping to get some sours going next year).

How are you making it 'black'? In the mash, sparge, cold steeping? There is a local one here that is great and I have really wanted to brew one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on November 20, 2015, 07:45:15 PM
How are you making it 'black'? In the mash, sparge, cold steeping? There is a local one here that is great and I have really wanted to brew one.

I'm going to add one pound of Dehusked Carafa II during the batch sparge.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on November 21, 2015, 07:13:43 PM
mmmmmm......love me some black saison. Last one I brewed was over 6 years ago and I funked it up with a couple bottles of Fantomes infamous microbe blend. 
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on November 22, 2015, 04:44:49 PM
Brewed an English Pale yesterday.

94% extra pale Maris Otter
5% English Crystal 60
1% English Chocolate
20 IBU Brewers Gold @ 60
10 IBU Fuggles @ 15
WLP002 slurry
OG 1049

I stole most of this recipe from another thread.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=24668.0
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 22, 2015, 04:46:31 PM
Brewed an English Pale yesterday.

94% extra pale Maris Otter
5% English Crystal 60
1% English Chocolate
23 IBU Brewers Gold @ 60
6 IBU Fuggles @ 15
WLP002 slurry

I stole most of this recipe from another thread.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=24668.0

Looks good !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on November 22, 2015, 07:30:08 PM
[quote author=alestateyall link=topic=18036.msg321474#msg321474 date=1448210689

I stole most of this recipe from another thread.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=24668.0
[/quote]

You son of a b****! You know that is illegal in home brewing.... ;D

Just finished kegging a baltic porter and man did it come out awesome.  Smooth roast and dark fruit with undertones of coffee and malt.  I have been slowly sipping a pint of it that was left behind in the fermenter and I wish it was carbonated.  Just wish it had dried out a tad more (finished at 1.028).  But thats how it goes sometimes when brewing a recipe for the first time.  Next year I will nail this one. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on November 22, 2015, 11:14:54 PM
I had a partigyle brew day. First run was a Barley wine (1.100) and the second run was a Session Ale (1.038).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 22, 2015, 11:28:19 PM
tomorrow is a krystallweizen.....60% wheat 40% pils. simple and delicious.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 22, 2015, 11:32:12 PM
Tried to make time for my Arrogant Bastard-ish beer today, too much going on. Gonna get it next weekend, along with (hopefully) a kolsch with a re-tooled recipe.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on November 23, 2015, 04:58:16 PM
Tried to make time for my Arrogant Bastard-ish beer today, too much going on. Gonna get it next weekend, along with (hopefully) a kolsch with a re-tooled recipe.

Gonna try some kolsch malt in there this time?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 23, 2015, 05:27:07 PM
Tried to make time for my Arrogant Bastard-ish beer today, too much going on. Gonna get it next weekend, along with (hopefully) a kolsch with a re-tooled recipe.

Gonna try some kolsch malt in there this time?

Yep, and maybe in a helles too, as was talked about before the helles thread went off the rails.   ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 23, 2015, 05:30:36 PM
Tried to make time for my Arrogant Bastard-ish beer today, too much going on. Gonna get it next weekend, along with (hopefully) a kolsch with a re-tooled recipe.

Gonna try some kolsch malt in there this time?

Yep, and maybe in a helles too, as was talked about before the helles thread went off the rails.   ;)

HAHA..yeah i went with 14% kolsch malt in my helles this weekend, and 3% carahell.....we will see.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 23, 2015, 05:33:00 PM
Tried to make time for my Arrogant Bastard-ish beer today, too much going on. Gonna get it next weekend, along with (hopefully) a kolsch with a re-tooled recipe.

Gonna try some kolsch malt in there this time?

Yep, and maybe in a helles too, as was talked about before the helles thread went off the rails.   ;)

HAHA..yeah i went with 14% kolsch malt in my helles this weekend, and 3% carahell.....we will see.

I look forward to hearing what you think of the helles !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on November 23, 2015, 05:36:55 PM
Tried to make time for my Arrogant Bastard-ish beer today, too much going on. Gonna get it next weekend, along with (hopefully) a kolsch with a re-tooled recipe.

Gonna try some kolsch malt in there this time?

Yep, and maybe in a helles too, as was talked about before the helles thread went off the rails.   ;)

HAHA..yeah i went with 14% kolsch malt in my helles this weekend, and 3% carahell.....we will see.

I look forward to hearing what you think of the helles !

I'm curious as well.  Tomorrow I'll be brewing the 5% kolsch, 2.5% carahell, 2.5% carafoam helles.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: PrettyBeard on November 24, 2015, 04:19:27 AM
Bottled a Vanilla and Black Pepper Porter.  Nice Vanilla and roast up front, peppery pungency after.  Pretty happy with it, but we'll see how carbonation affects it.

Brewed up my Schwartzbier.  Based on the wort, I'm a little worried I might have gone a bit too heavy with the Caramunich.  Hopefully the Zurich lager yeast dries it out enough.  :-\

Racked my "Saison" Cider, while the spontaneous fermented (UV treated, lol) stuff is still bubbling every 10-20 minutes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on November 24, 2015, 04:25:19 AM
I will be making my third attempt at a local favorite. A 1.100 hazelnut double brown. Pale ale, wheat malt, honey malt, and a touch of pale chocolate. 28 IBUS northern brewer. Here is hoping third times the charm
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewForKeeps on November 25, 2015, 09:12:24 PM
I'm planning to brew a Schwarzbier tomorrow.  It's only my 2nd lager,  so we'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 26, 2015, 02:27:24 PM
almost done with todays brew- Cream Ale (recipe courtesy of Jon/Hoosierbrew).

hope to do 1 more this week for total of three in the hopper for the week!

Happy Turkey Day Folks!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 26, 2015, 02:31:50 PM
Happy Turkey!

My brew day will be Monday. Pale Ale and a tribute to Fritz Maytag and his German heritage. Calling it Meine Dampf
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on November 26, 2015, 03:13:46 PM
Happy Turkey!

My brew day will be Monday. Pale Ale and a tribute to Fritz Maytag and his German heritage. Calling it Meine Dampf
Funny!
I plan to make Denny's Imperial Porter (without the vanilla) over two weekends to fill up a 15 gallon Corsair whiskey barrel.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewday on November 26, 2015, 07:15:12 PM
I have a Helles chugging along at 49F in the fermentation chamber, but the current basement temp seems perfectly suited for an ale, so I'm throwing together an Irish Stout for tomorrow:

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OG 1.048
IBUs 35
SRM 38

72% Paul's Pale Ale
12% Flaked Barley
6% Fawcett Dark Crystal (I)
6% Paul's Roasted
4% Paul's Chocolate

35 IBUs Magnum @ FWH

Mash 156F (a little higher than usual on account of the yeast strain)

Yeast:  Goose Island (slurry)
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Cheers & Happy Turkey Day!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on November 28, 2015, 03:11:47 AM
Happy Turkey!

My brew day will be Monday. Pale Ale and a tribute to Fritz Maytag and his German heritage. Calling it Meine Dampf
Funny!
I plan to make Denny's Imperial Porter (without the vanilla) over two weekends to fill up a 15 gallon Corsair whiskey barrel.
Turns out the LHBS was wiped out by black friday, the wife was able to score me a pack of 1056 and one of 1728. So plans changed. Brewing wife's APA request, and since he only had one 1056, looks like I'll be celebrating St Andrews Day by brewing a Scottish. Fate is awesome
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on November 28, 2015, 06:45:20 AM
I plan on brewing up a couple of beers on Sunday to have ready for the Superbowl.  I didn't really plan enough time to complete a Pilsner the way I want (I have the hardest time with beer planning and brewing on time), so I'm going with a Cream Ale and an American Wheat Beer... something to put out the fire of hot wings and barbeque!  Also drinking this fine IPA tonight.  Cheers! 
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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on December 03, 2015, 03:03:25 AM
Saturday is a re-work of my Oatmeal Robust Porter (~1.062, 33 IBUs, US-05).  For one thing, this go-round I'm subbing 525L roasted barley in place of black patent malt.  10-gal batch as usual, but half will go on top of 3 lbs raspberry puree in secondary.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jtoots on December 03, 2015, 12:54:59 PM
Getting lined up for the holidays.  Bock - check (calling it Da Turdy Point Bock  ;D ).  Stout - fermenting.  Next up a nice pale ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: factory on December 03, 2015, 03:12:36 PM
Going to try my first Coffee Stout.  I've been playing with water adjustments and pH control.  This will be my first dark beer since I started manipulating my water.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on December 03, 2015, 03:14:50 PM
Brewing a pale lager with sterling, crystal, and W34/70. I have been posting a lot about Irish Red but probably going to push that off until next time to stick to my schedule.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on December 03, 2015, 03:20:14 PM
marzen hockhurz step mash - 30min @145, 40min at 158.

have high hopes for the one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: IMperry9 on December 04, 2015, 06:34:21 PM
Just Brewed two batches, a Simcoe Pale Ale and a Brown Ale. Racked my Amber Ale that was fermenting into a Secondary and its only 1:30. What a good start to the day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 05, 2015, 06:44:51 PM
Kegging an amber biere de garde (1.069 OG) with the PC Wyeast 3725 biere de garde strain. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on December 05, 2015, 06:49:05 PM
Brewing my Noti Brown Am. brown ale tomorrow.  I kicked a keg a week ago and just wanted more of it!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on December 05, 2015, 06:53:26 PM
Brewing a freezer cleaner IPA with a blend of 13 random remnant hops totaling 13oz between kettle and dry. I didn't go too crazy and all of the hops used are appropriate.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on December 05, 2015, 07:10:39 PM
I am making more of Denny's Imperial Porter so I can fill up a 15 gallon whiskey barrel.  It's really remarkable how much difference I can have in two brew sessions.  Last week I got almost 75% efficiency on a 1.086 beer and this week I have had to boil for an extra hour to increase the gravity to match. 
You'd think I would know how to do this after 25 years, but no.

Edit to remark:  Woo Hoo!  Post #3000!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on December 05, 2015, 07:49:17 PM
I am making more of Denny's Imperial Porter so I can fill up a 15 gallon whiskey barrel.  It's really remarkable how much difference I can have in two brew sessions.  Last week I got almost 75% efficiency on a 1.086 beer and this week I have had to boil for an extra hour to increase the gravity to match. 
You'd think I would know how to do this after 25 years, but no.

Edit to remark:  Woo Hoo!  Post #3000!

Congrats on 3K!

I know what ya mean...I go through the same thing from time to time.  Drives me crazy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on December 07, 2015, 03:08:23 PM
Nailed the color i was looking for on my marzen/fest (http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu338/pblatz/8782BB1B-9909-4E1B-90FC-E14F67E27329_zpsmdltzs8f.jpg) (http://s661.photobucket.com/user/pblatz/media/8782BB1B-9909-4E1B-90FC-E14F67E27329_zpsmdltzs8f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on December 07, 2015, 03:16:35 PM
Blatz, that looks awesome
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 08, 2015, 01:41:50 AM

Nailed the color i was looking for on my marzen/fest (http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu338/pblatz/8782BB1B-9909-4E1B-90FC-E14F67E27329_zpsmdltzs8f.jpg) (http://s661.photobucket.com/user/pblatz/media/8782BB1B-9909-4E1B-90FC-E14F67E27329_zpsmdltzs8f.jpg.html)

What did you land on with the dark Munich carahell blend?


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on December 08, 2015, 02:39:10 AM
50% Vienna
40% Munich
8% carahell
2% melanoiden

30 min @ 145, 40 min @ 157
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 09, 2015, 01:17:11 AM
50% Vienna
40% Munich
8% carahell
2% melanoiden

30 min @ 145, 40 min @ 157

Yum.  Nice copper color.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 09, 2015, 01:29:19 AM
50% Vienna
40% Munich
8% carahell
2% melanoiden

30 min @ 145, 40 min @ 157

Yum.  Nice copper color.

Yeah that looks and sounds killer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 17, 2015, 06:48:33 PM
Just got my belgian blonde into the fermentation chamber.  Set around 62F for a bit, then up to 64 for a little before ramping from there.  Hit a bit higher OG than desired....1.069.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on December 17, 2015, 07:34:22 PM
hopefully brewing up a red malty IPA in the Tocobaga vein:

1.072/70 ibus/14.5 SRM

2 row, Munich, Vienna, medium crystal, chocolate

Apollo, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Willamette and predominantly Citra.

WL002
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on December 17, 2015, 07:42:53 PM
That sounds really nice.

My fermentation chamber and all of my other cold storage is full at the moment, but I'm going to experiment with another cider tomorrow night and ferment it at basement temperature (currently 66 degrees, which is about the coldest it ever gets) with a Belgian yeast.

I'm going use higher quality juice than my first attempt and bump the gravity up a bit with some brown sugar.  I also bought some medium toast French oak cubes to mess around with.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Bklmt2000 on December 17, 2015, 08:09:40 PM
Next Monday, 12/21, I'll be brewing my latest batch of Bell's 2-Hearted Ale clone.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on December 17, 2015, 08:26:00 PM
Vienna lager on Sunday, hochkurz step infusion mash.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Jflo69rmnp on December 18, 2015, 03:36:28 AM
hopefully brewing up a red malty IPA in the Tocobaga vein:

1.072/70 ibus/14.5 SRM

2 row, Munich, Vienna, medium crystal, chocolate

Apollo, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Willamette and predominantly Citra.

WL002
Sounds good! Hope it turns out well!

The Imperial Red Ale (IPA) I brewed last Sat was similar...

Maris Otter, Vienna, Crystal 80 and 120, Cara Ruby...
Northern Brewer, Amarillo, Columbus, dry hopping with Centennial...

OG 1.072, 74 IBU, 16.6 SRM
WLP 001

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on December 18, 2015, 02:30:22 PM
I was going to brew, as I'd ordered another bucket from Midwest, but it arrived and it's got fairly obvious scratches in it. I'm a bit peeved about that. I sent them an email letting them know. I don't know what they'll do about it, but I guess I'm not brewing! It's fine, but I've got a few empty kegs I'd like to get filled to replenish my stock...
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on December 19, 2015, 09:24:53 PM
Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on December 19, 2015, 11:19:48 PM
Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.
Wow, that surprises me you got that efficiency. Sounds like a nice beer. Been meaning to brew a string of British styles, just haven't picked up the yeast yet.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 19, 2015, 11:21:44 PM
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 19, 2015, 11:34:15 PM
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o


Yeah, pretty damn winter-y today. We haven't had much of that so far, luckily. Gonna try to brew next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on December 19, 2015, 11:37:27 PM
Great brewday - except mysteriously got 6% more efficiency and ended up at 1.079 vs 73.  Could use a bit more chocolate to be more "red" but I think it's going to be a winner:

(http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu338/pblatz/17C0C0DE-3A4D-4CD8-BB3C-A982CF217F4F_zpscx2onwiy.jpg) (http://s661.photobucket.com/user/pblatz/media/17C0C0DE-3A4D-4CD8-BB3C-A982CF217F4F_zpscx2onwiy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 19, 2015, 11:39:32 PM
Paul, you didn't use Avangard as a base, did you ?  I get an efficiency bump of a few points when I use their pils. Just wondering.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on December 20, 2015, 12:24:06 AM

Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.
Wow, that surprises me you got that efficiency. Sounds like a nice beer. Been meaning to brew a string of British styles, just haven't picked up the yeast yet.
It was a tight 40 mils w/feeler gauge. Crush looks good. My drill runs pretty fast so there is some shredding of the malt. Much less at 40 mils.

I was getting 80-81% at 35 mils.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 20, 2015, 12:29:12 AM
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o


Yeah, pretty damn winter-y today. We haven't had much of that so far, luckily. Gonna try to brew next weekend.

and one of those days brewing....my grain mill seems to have issue with bearings and needs to be taken apart. and my chiller needs gasket replaced as it was leaking. couple all that with freezing my arse off during boil and cleaning up.....uggh. glad I have home brew to drown my pain.  ::)

edit: oh yeah- almost forgot. my primary gram scale went haywire. luckily had a spare to use, but damn...what a day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Frankenbrew on December 20, 2015, 12:56:16 AM
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o


Yeah, pretty damn winter-y today. We haven't had much of that so far, luckily. Gonna try to brew next weekend.

and one of those days brewing....my grain mill seems to have issue with bearings and needs to be taken apart. and my chiller needs gasket replaced as it was leaking. couple all that with freezing my arse off during boil and cleaning up.....uggh. glad I have home brew to drown my pain.  ::)

edit: oh yeah- almost forgot. my primary gram scale went haywire. luckily had a spare to use, but damn...what a day.

What have you done to make the brew gods angry with you?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 20, 2015, 12:59:06 AM
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o


Yeah, pretty damn winter-y today. We haven't had much of that so far, luckily. Gonna try to brew next weekend.

and one of those days brewing....my grain mill seems to have issue with bearings and needs to be taken apart. and my chiller needs gasket replaced as it was leaking. couple all that with freezing my arse off during boil and cleaning up.....uggh. glad I have home brew to drown my pain.  ::)

edit: oh yeah- almost forgot. my primary gram scale went haywire. luckily had a spare to use, but damn...what a day.

What have you done to make the brew gods angry with you?



Yeah, that's brutal.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 20, 2015, 01:21:39 AM
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o


Yeah, pretty damn winter-y today. We haven't had much of that so far, luckily. Gonna try to brew next weekend.

and one of those days brewing....my grain mill seems to have issue with bearings and needs to be taken apart. and my chiller needs gasket replaced as it was leaking. couple all that with freezing my arse off during boil and cleaning up.....uggh. glad I have home brew to drown my pain.  ::)

edit: oh yeah- almost forgot. my primary gram scale went haywire. luckily had a spare to use, but damn...what a day.

What have you done to make the brew gods angry with you?



Yeah, that's brutal.

no kidding right?!  anyway, I managed to make what should be a really nice beer....albeit with every bit of difficulty.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on December 20, 2015, 01:31:18 AM

Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.
Wow, that surprises me you got that efficiency. Sounds like a nice beer. Been meaning to brew a string of British styles, just haven't picked up the yeast yet.
It was a tight 40 mils w/feeler gauge. Crush looks good. My drill runs pretty fast so there is some shredding of the malt. Much less at 40 mils.

I was getting 80-81% at 35 mils.
I'm perfectly happy with the 75% efficiency I get, to be honest. I get anywhere between 75 and 80% at .032mm gap (I think, either that or 0.035mm). Either way, I'm perfectly fine with it as long as it's consistent.
I'm brewing a Vienna Lager tomorrow morning. Looking forward to that. Then off to drink beer with my dad all afternoon! Should be one of the better days :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on December 20, 2015, 02:16:02 AM


Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.
Wow, that surprises me you got that efficiency. Sounds like a nice beer. Been meaning to brew a string of British styles, just haven't picked up the yeast yet.
It was a tight 40 mils w/feeler gauge. Crush looks good. My drill runs pretty fast so there is some shredding of the malt. Much less at 40 mils.

I was getting 80-81% at 35 mils.
I'm perfectly happy with the 75% efficiency I get, to be honest. I get anywhere between 75 and 80% at .032mm gap (I think, either that or 0.035mm). Either way, I'm perfectly fine with it as long as it's consistent.
I'm brewing a Vienna Lager tomorrow morning. Looking forward to that. Then off to drink beer with my dad all afternoon! Should be one of the better days :)
Definitely. I am not interested in higher. It seems like 70-80% very normal and makes good beer. People with the Picobrew and other automated brew systems seem to get 60-70%. So we're doing good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on December 20, 2015, 03:02:27 AM

Paul, you didn't use Avangard as a base, did you ?  I get an efficiency bump of a few points when I use their pils. Just wondering.

Nah rahr 2 row and weyermann for the Munich and vienna
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on December 20, 2015, 08:17:29 PM
I brewed a Holiday Red Ale last night. I was a cpl degrees shy of my target temp but since I brew outside i'll chalk it up to the cooler ambient temperature lately. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 21, 2015, 12:36:44 AM
After traveling so much, it is time to brew some beers. Pilsner tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 25, 2015, 07:05:33 PM
Cleaned up the garage after all the kids presents were opened today so I can start my lager run.  Munich Dunkel with WY 2308 Munich lager tomorrow, then repitching into a Vienna lager, then Helles (gonna give it a try with 85/15 pils/kolsch malt). Slowly gearing up for spring competition season.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 26, 2015, 04:12:34 PM

Cleaned up the garage after all the kids presents were opened today so I can start my lager run.  Munich Dunkel with WY 2308 Munich lager tomorrow, then repitching into a Vienna lager, then Helles (gonna give it a try with 85/15 pils/kolsch malt). Slowly gearing up for spring competition season.

Sounds great. Doing same thing with wlp833- ran it on Helles, o'fest, and dunkel is next. Going to brew up an alt tomorrow.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on December 26, 2015, 05:35:39 PM



Sounds great. Doing same thing with wlp833- ran it on Helles, o'fest, and dunkel is next. Going to brew up an alt tomorrow.


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Kegging an Oktoberfest tomorrow and brewing a helles.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 26, 2015, 05:36:58 PM




Sounds great. Doing same thing with wlp833- ran it on Helles, o'fest, and dunkel is next. Going to brew up an alt tomorrow.


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Kegging an Oktoberfest tomorrow and brewing a helles.

Must be 3 great minds syncing


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on December 28, 2015, 03:56:10 PM
Hoping to get a Barley wine going tomorrow or the next day. It's finally cold here and we're supposed to get a few inches of snow/ice/sleet tomorrow so maybe Wednesday or Thursday. It's my nearly annual Brew to Celebrate my son who is now 5 so has only 16 more years to wait till he can taste any of it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: toby on December 28, 2015, 04:22:22 PM
Brewed a massive Imperial Stout (roughly planned using BCBS as a starting point) that I'm going to barrel age half and 'dry-bean' the other half with Godiva coffee.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: theDarkSide on December 28, 2015, 04:38:34 PM
Brewed a massive Imperial Stout (roughly planned using BCBS as a starting point) that I'm going to barrel age half and 'dry-bean' the other half with Godiva coffee.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m572/reverendtoby/Brasserie%20L-Etrange/20151227_135309_zpsqajtyh0w.jpg) (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/reverendtoby/media/Brasserie%20L-Etrange/20151227_135309_zpsqajtyh0w.jpg.html)
Thankfully you have the blue cooler.  The other coolers would have been overflowing, leaking and/or given you really low gravity numbers :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on December 28, 2015, 05:15:35 PM
Brewing a Belgian dubbel today that I plan to "open" ferment (cling wrap over the top of the bucket) and bottle in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on December 28, 2015, 06:30:47 PM
Brewing a Belgian dubbel today that I plan to "open" ferment (cling wrap over the top of the bucket) and bottle in a couple weeks.
How is cling-wrap going to mimic an open ferment? Or are you going to leave it on loose? I've always been under the impression that free access to oxygen is what makes an open ferment work the way it does.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on December 29, 2015, 07:01:02 PM
Brewing a Belgian dubbel today that I plan to "open" ferment (cling wrap over the top of the bucket) and bottle in a couple weeks.
How is cling-wrap going to mimic an open ferment? Or are you going to leave it on loose? I've always been under the impression that free access to oxygen is what makes an open ferment work the way it does.
It's loosely over the top of the bucket. Here's a shot of it. I skimmed the krausen/brown sh*t earlier this morning, plan to again this afternoon and give it another gentle stir.
I doubt it's mimicking open fermentation to the fullest extent, but this is the closest I'm willing to get to fermenting open.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on December 29, 2015, 07:03:47 PM
12/29 Irish Stout coming to a boil, strike water heating for American Stout


I might add, I love the smells of stout brewing!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on December 29, 2015, 07:07:43 PM
Munich Dunkel on Saturday night with Wyeast Munich Lager II
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 29, 2015, 07:19:07 PM
Brewing a Belgian dubbel today that I plan to "open" ferment (cling wrap over the top of the bucket) and bottle in a couple weeks.
How is cling-wrap going to mimic an open ferment? Or are you going to leave it on loose? I've always been under the impression that free access to oxygen is what makes an open ferment work the way it does.
It's loosely over the top of the bucket. Here's a shot of it. I skimmed the krausen/brown sh*t earlier this morning, plan to again this afternoon and give it another gentle stir.
I doubt it's mimicking open fermentation to the fullest extent, but this is the closest I'm willing to get to fermenting open.

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Which yeast strain are doing the "open" ferment with?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 29, 2015, 11:26:03 PM
Just kegged and backsweetened a cider. It's good but will get better with time at 7% abv. Gonna brew probably a kolsch this weekend and a BoPils if there's time. Time's been at a premium lately, so I hope I can fit it all in.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 30, 2015, 07:33:06 PM
Just kegged and backsweetened a cider. It's good but will get better with time at 7% abv. Gonna brew probably a kolsch this weekend and a BoPils if there's time. Time's been at a premium lately, so I hope I can fit it all in.

What are you throwing the kids in the closet for the day again?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 30, 2015, 07:47:21 PM
Just kegged and backsweetened a cider. It's good but will get better with time at 7% abv. Gonna brew probably a kolsch this weekend and a BoPils if there's time. Time's been at a premium lately, so I hope I can fit it all in.

What are you throwing the kids in the closet for the day again?


Might have to.  ;D 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 30, 2015, 07:50:51 PM
Well, if you can squeeze my two in there, then we can both get a brew day in!  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 30, 2015, 07:52:47 PM
Well, if you can squeeze my two in there, then we can both get a brew day in!  :)

Deal !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: gspot on December 31, 2015, 01:15:20 AM
Gonna try my first Saison on New Year's Day.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on December 31, 2015, 12:57:36 PM
Gel fining a biere de garde and kegging a belgian blonde.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: riceral on January 01, 2016, 03:30:41 PM
Just started my mash for an oatmeal stout.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on January 01, 2016, 07:41:46 PM
12/29 Irish Stout coming to a boil, strike water heating for American Stout


I might add, I love the smells of stout brewing!
At 60 hrs in from pitching, the Dry Stout is at 1.013. Them suckers finish quick. The 1.063 Stout was at 1.025... moving right along too. Both smell and tast pretty good already. Temp set to 74 ambient now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 02, 2016, 09:56:30 PM
Tomorrow is a Schwarzbier.....had some this weekend and got inspired to brew one.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 02, 2016, 10:32:32 PM
Tomorrow is a Schwarzbier.....had some this weekend and got inspired to brew one.


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Ha!  I love when that happens.  Sometimes I will taste some killer beers when judging at a comp and get that same notion about brewing certain styles.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on January 02, 2016, 10:51:46 PM
Tomorrow is a Schwarzbier.....had some this weekend and got inspired to brew one.


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Ha!  I love when that happens.  Sometimes I will taste some killer beers when judging at a comp and get that same notion about brewing certain styles.
Same here.  I judged specialty beers at a competition once and had a Rye Pale Ale with Caraway seeds that inspired me to make a similar IPA that has been in my recipe que for a decade now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 02, 2016, 11:00:19 PM
Yeah, I change my brewing plans on a whim all the time. All it takes is to try a really good local beer or a classic that hits the right spot and I'll change my scheduled brew on a dime. Man I love brewing my own !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 03, 2016, 04:47:28 PM
Everything went well for the Schwarzbier. Mash PH finished up at 5.57.
Love a dark beer look in the kettle.
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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on January 03, 2016, 05:12:06 PM
Everything went well for the Schwarzbier. Mash PH finished up at 5.57.
Love a dark beer look in the kettle.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/03/f017883c62236f0465b83f0a6e4c620c.jpg)


Nice crema. Makes me want a coffee mug with a ball valve on it :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on January 03, 2016, 11:11:52 PM
Enjoying a down day, watching the snow fall. The Mrs is at work so I'm doing laundry and canning starter wort. When all said and done I'll have 12 2L jars and 12 200ml jars. Getting stocked up for a few months. The new yeast ranching supplies come tomorrow,  so tomorrow is wort/agar making day. Aotoclaving some slants and tube starters and pouring a few plates.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: tonyccopeland on January 04, 2016, 08:23:29 PM
My flander's red wort is coming to a boil and flakes just started falling, but I am in Raleigh NC.  Never mind, they just stopped... Thank goodness.

-Tony

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on January 04, 2016, 10:18:42 PM
My flander's red wort is coming to a boil and flakes just started falling, but I am in Raleigh NC.  Never mind, they just stopped... Thank goodness.

-Tony
Oh you meant snow.  I thought you were seeing hot break.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 05, 2016, 11:21:58 PM
had gift card and loaded up on noble hops, as well as 10# of weyermann bohemian floor malted pils. with that I will be step mashing  95% pils and 5% carahell pilsner this weekend. spalt, hallertau, and crystal hops for about 40ibu.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 08, 2016, 02:41:48 PM
Big ole scotch ale named Keep it Classy San Diego is going down Saturday morning. 

Golden Promise, some dark munich, a bit of caravienne and roasted barley.  Willamette hops.  1.085-90/30ibus boil down method on first runnings along with a 2 hour boil.  002 slurry
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: factory on January 08, 2016, 03:03:08 PM
Making my first foray into the Belgians.  Going to brew a Belgian Blonde.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 08, 2016, 03:12:38 PM
Making my first foray into the Belgians.  Going to brew a Belgian Blonde.

what yeast you using?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: factory on January 08, 2016, 03:27:29 PM
Making my first foray into the Belgians.  Going to brew a Belgian Blonde.

what yeast you using?

I have a choice between WLP500 Monastery Ale and WLP 530 Abbey Ale.  I was thinking of brewing this batch with one of them, and then brewing a second batch next weekend with the other.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 08, 2016, 03:36:17 PM
well I like 570 or 575 for my blonde. the 575 is blend with Trappist and belgian ale, so i might lean towards 530. 500 is more fruity ester than 530.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 08, 2016, 03:44:50 PM
Making my first foray into the Belgians.  Going to brew a Belgian Blonde.

what yeast you using?

I have a choice between WLP500 Monastery Ale and WLP 530 Abbey Ale.  I was thinking of brewing this batch with one of them, and then brewing a second batch next weekend with the other.

Any suggestions?



A lot of brewers use 530 (3787) with good results. I've also used 500 (1214) with good results, too.  To keep esters in check I'd hold either @ 64F for 2-3 days then ramp a couple degrees F/day, up to the low 70s. Either makes a great beer.

Edit - WY3522 makes a great blonde, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: factory on January 08, 2016, 04:19:05 PM
well I like 570 or 575 for my blonde. the 575 is blend with Trappist and belgian ale, so i might lean towards 530. 500 is more fruity ester than 530.

I didn't even consider the 575 when I was looking at their list at the LHBS.  I'll try that in my 3rd batch.  Or I'll use the 500 for something else. I briefly considered the 570 but was talked out of it by the kid at the store.  There are a lot of Belgian yeasts to choose from, so it will be fun to try them.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: riceral on January 08, 2016, 04:25:10 PM
Making my first foray into the Belgians.  Going to brew a Belgian Blonde.

what yeast you using?

I have a choice between WLP500 Monastery Ale and WLP 530 Abbey Ale.  I was thinking of brewing this batch with one of them, and then brewing a second batch next weekend with the other.

Any suggestions?

Maybe consider doing a split batch and try them both.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on January 08, 2016, 10:03:35 PM
I swear that tonight I am brewing the Munich Dunkel I was too tired to brew last weekend...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on January 08, 2016, 10:28:39 PM
Making my first foray into the Belgians.  Going to brew a Belgian Blonde.

what yeast you using?

I have a choice between WLP500 Monastery Ale and WLP 530 Abbey Ale.  I was thinking of brewing this batch with one of them, and then brewing a second batch next weekend with the other.

Any suggestions?



...

Edit - WY3522 makes a great blonde, too.
Yes, it sure does. That is a wonderful yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 08, 2016, 11:46:17 PM
Prepping to keg my munich dunkel on Sunday and repitching the yeast Monday into a vienna lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on January 09, 2016, 05:07:04 AM
Next on deck is an APA with the Conan yeast strain....then to brew another Munich dunkel

The dunkel I just tapped might be my favorite beer to date!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 09, 2016, 07:24:17 PM
tomorrow is IPA-96% Vienna, 4% Carared and 60IBU Mandarina with wlp090.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 09, 2016, 11:46:06 PM
Damned near perfect brewday.  1.085 scotch.  The malt aroma from both the main boil and the first runnings boil down were other worldly. 

(http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu338/pblatz/7B40715E-E370-45E7-A61F-1BE5F8319CE4_zps4acjls6n.jpg) (http://s661.photobucket.com/user/pblatz/media/7B40715E-E370-45E7-A61F-1BE5F8319CE4_zps4acjls6n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 10, 2016, 12:03:00 AM

Damned near perfect brewday.  1.085 scotch.  The malt aroma from both the main boil and the first runnings boil down were other worldly. 

(http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu338/pblatz/7B40715E-E370-45E7-A61F-1BE5F8319CE4_zps4acjls6n.jpg) (http://s661.photobucket.com/user/pblatz/media/7B40715E-E370-45E7-A61F-1BE5F8319CE4_zps4acjls6n.jpg.html)


Nice- good for you PAUL.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 10, 2016, 12:10:24 AM
Nice looking wort, Paul. I'm sure it'll be killer. Love that stuff.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 10, 2016, 12:45:37 AM
Paul how did that last o'fest turn out?


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 10, 2016, 12:46:38 AM
It's awesome in "pretasting" - should be on tap soon but I think it's close to SN which is what I was hoping for
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 10, 2016, 01:32:54 AM
It's awesome in "pretasting" - should be on tap soon but I think it's close to SN which is what I was hoping for

nice. the one i just tapped I tweaked and love it. 54.5 % vienna, 18.2% dark munich, 18.2% pils, 9.1% carahell and 28 IBU.  wlp833

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 10, 2016, 01:36:03 AM
Just love 833 in Ofest, or any other malty lager
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 10, 2016, 02:14:26 AM
Looks phenomenal Ken - I am savoring the last bit of my mosaic/azacca apa, but I know it's going soon - once it does the fest will be hitting that tap.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 10, 2016, 02:20:35 AM
How do you like that hop combo, Paul?  Does the Mosaic dominate?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 10, 2016, 02:23:37 AM
Great combination - mosaic is more powerful but the azacca is definitely present - very diff than the all mosaic beers I've had.  I will certainly make this recipe again.  Despite the 40ish IBUs it comes across borderline IPA - intense is the best way to describe it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 10, 2016, 02:27:03 AM
I'm having Tough time liking mosaic. Just had mosaic IPA in Cincinnati at brewery and just tasted like an onion/garlic bomb.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 10, 2016, 02:39:56 AM
Great combination - mosaic is more powerful but the azacca is definitely present - very diff than the all mosaic beers I've had.  I will certainly make this recipe again.  Despite the 40ish IBUs it comes across borderline IPA - intense is the best way to describe it.


I'll remember to try it. I blended Azacca with several hops last year but not Mosaic.  Ken, I've heard another brewer talk about getting onion/garlic from Mosaic, but I've never had that from it. Must be a harvest thing - it's a great hop normally.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 10, 2016, 02:43:06 AM
Great combination - mosaic is more powerful but the azacca is definitely present - very diff than the all mosaic beers I've had.  I will certainly make this recipe again.  Despite the 40ish IBUs it comes across borderline IPA - intense is the best way to describe it.


I'll remember to try it. I blended Azacca with several hops last year but not Mosaic.  Ken, I've heard another brewer talk about getting onion/garlic from Mosaic, but I've never had that from it. Must be a harvest thing - it's a great hop normally.

right could be many things. the few times I've had it as the dominant hop, its been the same outcome.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on January 11, 2016, 03:43:07 PM
Great combination - mosaic is more powerful but the azacca is definitely present - very diff than the all mosaic beers I've had.  I will certainly make this recipe again.  Despite the 40ish IBUs it comes across borderline IPA - intense is the best way to describe it.


I'll remember to try it. I blended Azacca with several hops last year but not Mosaic.  Ken, I've heard another brewer talk about getting onion/garlic from Mosaic, but I've never had that from it. Must be a harvest thing - it's a great hop normally.
I've gotten it, but only at low levels just above my taste threshold. Never gotten a Summit-like onion bomb from it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on January 11, 2016, 03:53:43 PM
Double brewday going right now:

Brew #1 - Double whirlpool IPA - 8 oz Meridian, 2 oz X-17 at flameout with a hot whirlpool for 90 minutes, 3.5 oz Vic Secret and 2 oz X-17 at 120F for 60 more minutes, no dry hops. The Vic Secret is so distinct with passionfruit, that it should be a decent indicator for how much flavor/aroma comes from that 120F addition.

Brew #2 - Bought what I thought was just a Mr Beer fermentor on Xmas clearance at Target for $12. Turns out there was a kit inside. It was their "Classic American Light" kit, which is just a can of hopped DME and a 5g packet of yeast and instructions to ferment at ale temps. I'm going to amp it up a little with an ounce of Tettnang as I bring the DME just to a boil, along with 5 ounces of rice syrup solids to boost the gravity slightly. I'm going to pitch a full packet of 34/70 at 45F and ferment at ambient in the coldest corner of my basement. Should be interesting. Also got a small packet of Coopers carb drops, so all-in-all this was a nice score even if the beer sucks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 11, 2016, 07:33:20 PM
Double brewday going right now

Brew #2 - Bought what I thought was just a Mr Beer fermentor on Xmas clearance at Target for $12. Turns out there was a kit inside. It was their "Classic American Light" kit, which is just a can of hopped DME and a 5g packet of yeast and instructions to ferment at ale temps. I'm going to amp it up a little with an ounce of Tettnang as I bring the DME just to a boil, along with 5 ounces of rice syrup solids to boost the gravity slightly. I'm going to pitch a full packet of 34/70 at 45F and ferment at ambient in the coldest corner of my basement. Should be interesting. Also got a small packet of Coopers carb drops, so all-in-all this was a nice score even if the beer sucks.

This is awesome.  Enter it in to NHC!  It will probably take a gold!   ;D

Brewed a vienna lager today.  Hit all numbers dead on - mash temp, wort pH, and OG.  This beer is destined for greatness... 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on January 11, 2016, 09:50:36 PM
Double brewday going right now

Brew #2 - Bought what I thought was just a Mr Beer fermentor on Xmas clearance at Target for $12. Turns out there was a kit inside. It was their "Classic American Light" kit, which is just a can of hopped DME and a 5g packet of yeast and instructions to ferment at ale temps. I'm going to amp it up a little with an ounce of Tettnang as I bring the DME just to a boil, along with 5 ounces of rice syrup solids to boost the gravity slightly. I'm going to pitch a full packet of 34/70 at 45F and ferment at ambient in the coldest corner of my basement. Should be interesting. Also got a small packet of Coopers carb drops, so all-in-all this was a nice score even if the beer sucks.

This is awesome.  Enter it in to NHC!  It will probably take a gold!   ;D

Brewed a vienna lager today.  Hit all numbers dead on - mash temp, wort pH, and OG.  This beer is destined for greatness...
I'll enter it as a Helles. I'll win BOS for sure ;)

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 11, 2016, 10:06:22 PM


I'll enter it as a Helles. I'll win BOS for sure ;)

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So I take it that "it" also came with the Mr Beer Kit ??
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 11, 2016, 10:23:56 PM
So I take it that "it" also came with the Mr Beer Kit ??


No doubt. Probably 'It Extract'.   ;D
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 11, 2016, 10:35:18 PM
Anyone remember Randy's Boyband hit single on Southpark?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DOk2u_Bu73I
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on January 11, 2016, 11:07:54 PM
I'm having Tough time liking mosaic. Just had mosaic IPA in Cincinnati at brewery and just tasted like an onion/garlic bomb.


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It tastes funky to me too, just a like a lot of the newer hop varieties that are popular now. I like the more traditional varieties with Simcoe being about the newest variety I like.

I'm gonna brew a British special bitter this weekend with Munton's maris otter (first time using it) and a few ounces of special roast with EKG's to about 30 IBU and 1318. Hope it's worth a damn...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on January 12, 2016, 01:23:55 AM
I have a Dunkel planned for this weekend. I'm excited about this brew because it'll be my first true lager using the new fridge controller and lager yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on January 12, 2016, 09:23:33 PM
I have not brewed a batch since 9/29/15 as I had an overabundance of beer on hand. That will all change this weekend. I have my house IPA and my third attempt at a hazelnut double brown(similar to a Rogue's, but more closely related to a local brew here from Triple Digit Brewing Co) I cannot wait to get back out there. Good brewing to all, and have fun with it
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on January 13, 2016, 02:41:32 PM
I think I'm going to brew a classic American pilsner, or PPL I guess according to the 2015 guidelines. Going to see if I can't turn it around in 3 weeks grain to glass. Might also get to a farmhouse this week but I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jtoots on January 13, 2016, 05:01:14 PM
I'm thinking it's about time to give a Marzen a shot.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ale Farmer on January 15, 2016, 02:04:40 AM
I hope to brew an altbier on Saturday--my first time with this style, though I've been thinking about it since the early fall when temperatures began to drop... before they rose in early winter and then fell again.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 15, 2016, 01:56:38 PM
I seem to be juggling my brewing lately (work/family obligations), but I finally get to brew Sunday. Was gonna do a helles or Scottish 80, but yso191 (Steve) was nice enough to send me some Idaho 7 hops (called 007:Golden Hop now), the same ones Sierra used in one of their single hop IPAs last year. I loved the hop character in that beer, so gonna do a really pale IPA similar to that one. 1.062/70 IBU, ~ 6 SRM. Hopefully more brewing next weekend, but who knows.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: fmader on January 16, 2016, 03:50:14 AM
I'll be brewing a grand daddy of a Russian imperial stout. I'll also be breaking in my new equipment. I've upgraded to a 20 gallon Megapot and a 100 qt mash tun. This 11 gallon batch of beer will have an OG of 1.105 and utilize 52 lbs of grain. I'llbe kegging a double batch of an American Porter and using its slurry of WLP 001 to ferment this beer. I'll also add a double started vial of WLP 007 to each carboy. It will be kegged and aged for nearly a year,
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Bob357 on January 16, 2016, 05:09:54 AM
Got a head start on the weekend. Brewed a single hopped APA with DANA hops today. Second batch with a new BK and home-made hop spider and hit OG dead on with an extra qt of wort. Time will tell if I need to adjust for utilization.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 17, 2016, 10:20:19 PM
Pretty productive day for me. I brewed a single hop IPA today, hitting my numbers pretty much head on (including pH). The Idaho 7 hops I used smelled absolutely amazing in the whirlpool, pretty much just what I remembered from the SN beer - tangerine and apricot up front, with an earthy, herbal tea character. Can't wait for this one. I also finished tinkering with the back flavoring on my new cider. Finally got just the balance of tart and slight sweetness I wanted - it's killer. And to boot I beer gunned a few bombers to give to a friend as a birthday present. Hope not to wait over a month on the next brew day, I think I have time freed up now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 17, 2016, 10:47:35 PM
Pretty productive day for me. I brewed a single hop IPA today, hitting my numbers pretty much head on (including pH). The Idaho 7 hops I used smelled absolutely amazing in the whirlpool, pretty much just what I remembered from the SN beer - tangerine and apricot up front, with an earthy, herbal tea character. Can't wait for this one. I also finished tinkering with the back flavoring on my new cider. Finally got just the balance of tart and slight sweetness I wanted - it's killer. And to boot I beer gunned a few bombers to give to a friend as a birthday present. Hope not to wait over a month on the next brew day, I think I have time freed up now.

That is a productive day.  Kids must have been in the closet, huh?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 17, 2016, 10:51:01 PM
Pretty productive day for me. I brewed a single hop IPA today, hitting my numbers pretty much head on (including pH). The Idaho 7 hops I used smelled absolutely amazing in the whirlpool, pretty much just what I remembered from the SN beer - tangerine and apricot up front, with an earthy, herbal tea character. Can't wait for this one. I also finished tinkering with the back flavoring on my new cider. Finally got just the balance of tart and slight sweetness I wanted - it's killer. And to boot I beer gunned a few bombers to give to a friend as a birthday present. Hope not to wait over a month on the next brew day, I think I have time freed up now.

That is a productive day.  Kids must have been in the closet, huh?



Yeah, that option was on the table.  ;D   Luckily their activities have dwindled back to normal lately. Makes Dad a happy guy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 17, 2016, 10:53:49 PM
I hear that! 
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on January 17, 2016, 10:57:07 PM
Yesterday I brewed a SA Boston Lager look a like with Safale K97 yeast.

I am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ale Farmer on January 18, 2016, 02:24:26 AM
A weekend of firsts for me: Yesterday I brewed my first alt, and today I started lagering (a Vienna). I don't have a freezer, so I have the secondary in a round cooler in our very cool front foyer (43 degrees: let's hear it for no insulation and a mail slot that lets in that wonderful freezing air). If all turns out well, both will be regular brews every winter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on January 19, 2016, 01:52:42 AM
First lager for me today. A dunkel. All was well until I started to chill. My water hose was frozen. Duh!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: bartcal on January 19, 2016, 05:58:59 AM
Just brewed a Nut Brown Ale today and then bottled an Oatmeal Stout, my first partial mash brew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on January 19, 2016, 03:36:25 PM
First lager for me today. A dunkel. All was well until I started to chill. My water hose was frozen. Duh!

that happened to me on my last brew. Had to lug the thing down to the basement to thaw then back up to the yard.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on January 19, 2016, 04:16:04 PM
First lager for me today. A dunkel. All was well until I started to chill. My water hose was frozen. Duh!

that happened to me on my last brew. Had to lug the thing down to the basement to thaw then back up to the yard.
Yeah, but he is in Alabama!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on January 19, 2016, 05:01:53 PM
First lager for me today. A dunkel. All was well until I started to chill. My water hose was frozen. Duh!

that happened to me on my last brew. Had to lug the thing down to the basement to thaw then back up to the yard.
Yeah, but he is in Alabama!
19*F this AM. I plan to keep the hose in the basement until spring.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on January 19, 2016, 05:09:08 PM
Finally got the next episode of the podcast edited, so I have some time to brew.  Fri. I'll be bottling the Golden Shroomy I brewed recently.  Sat. plan to brew an alt.  Sometime next week a Rye IPA on the Zymatic.. 
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on January 19, 2016, 09:41:38 PM
Currently whirlpooling 2oz Eureka and 2oz Galaxy in a APA and the aroma in my garage is amazing...can't wait to see how this one turns out
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 19, 2016, 10:55:45 PM
Finally got the next episode of the podcast edited, so I have some time to brew.  Fri. I'll be bottling the Golden Shroomy I brewed recently.  Sat. plan to brew an alt.  Sometime next week a Rye IPA on the Zymatic..

Curious to hear how the Golden Shroomy turned out.  Which shrooms did you add to this one again?

First lager for me today. A dunkel. All was well until I started to chill. My water hose was frozen. Duh!


Ha! Tis the season.  Just happened to me too last week when I went to chill down a vienna lager I brewed.  Damn immersion chiller had some leftover water that froze in the lines clogging everything up!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: duboman on January 20, 2016, 01:19:58 AM
I keep planning on brewing up 10 gallons of pilsner and Mother Nature keeps putting me in the deep freeze! Just can't bring myself to deal with the cold right now....getting old

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 21, 2016, 03:25:14 PM
I keep planning on brewing up 10 gallons of pilsner and Mother Nature keeps putting me in the deep freeze! Just can't bring myself to deal with the cold right now....getting old

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Not old, just smarter.  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: duboman on January 21, 2016, 11:08:24 PM
I keep planning on brewing up 10 gallons of pilsner and Mother Nature keeps putting me in the deep freeze! Just can't bring myself to deal with the cold right now....getting old

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Perhaps.....supposed to thaw this week, fingers crossed:)
I keep planning on brewing up 10 gallons of pilsner and Mother Nature keeps putting me in the deep freeze! Just can't bring myself to deal with the cold right now....getting old

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on January 22, 2016, 12:02:08 AM
Beer weekend for me! Im judging and the wife is stewarding at Best of Craft in Bend, Or. Reception tomorrow night, judging Sat-Sun. Brewing my latest iteration,  hopefully final iteration, of Munich Helles and German Helles Exportbier on Monday. Woo hoo! Beer nirvana!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Phil_M on January 22, 2016, 01:42:53 AM
Beer weekend for me! Im judging and the wife is stewarding at Best of Craft in Bend, Or. Reception tomorrow night, judging Sat-Sun. Brewing my latest iteration,  hopefully final iteration, of Munich Helles and German Helles Exportbier on Monday. Woo hoo! Beer nirvana!

That sounds like a blast!

I have a stout planned for St. Pat's day. I think I'll call it "snowmageddon stout"…

Might try and get an AG batch in too, if I have time.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 22, 2016, 06:47:29 PM
making 12 gallons of wine this weekend sine the wine kits were 40% off.

I have a couple options for beer with slurry of wlp029, wlp090, wlp830, and wlp833- not sure yet which one and if I will fit it in this weekend.

Edit: couldn't resist a brew...went with bopils with step mash. 95% 50/50 weyermann floor malted pils and Avangard pils, 5% carahell.
Hit 5.35 ph and 145F for beta rest for 30min, then bump to 5.47ph  and 159F for 45 minutes for alpha rest. Dropping with lactic in kettle for preboil PH of 5.1
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 22, 2016, 07:00:56 PM
debating... have a good slurry of 830 from a helles kegged last weekend.

thinking either Vienna (traditional or hoppier like a boston lager) or a dortmunder.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on January 24, 2016, 06:15:21 AM
Tomorrow I'm going to brew a Northern English Brown Ale, using a mish-mash of some pretty old grains and hops, but based on the 2011 NHC Gold recipe for that style.  Unfortunately I didn't realize how critical adding some Special Roast is to nailing the style until after I returned from my LHBS, so won't be using any.  Still there's potential here (9 different malts), and it'll be a simple brew session using Mangrove Jacks Burton Union dry yeast.

I was jonesing to use some brown malt that I've had on hand, and this is what I decided to make, although it ends up being only 1 lb of brown malt out of 23 lbs total grist (11 gal batch).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: toby on January 24, 2016, 07:19:36 AM
Brewing 20 gallons of a blonde king cake stout tomorrow (i.e. later today) for an Iron Brewer event in February.  All pale malt (except a nominal amount of Carafoam for head retention and mouthfeel) with cacao, coffee, etc. to get the stout and king cake flavors.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on January 24, 2016, 04:37:14 PM
I'm finally getting around to brew an IPA with Equinox hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 24, 2016, 04:43:53 PM
I'm finally getting around to brew an IPA with Equinox hops.


Sounds good. I'll be curious to see what you think. They're nice hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Eric Perkins on January 24, 2016, 08:25:49 PM
Weissbier. 62% Wheat. 38% Vienna. Hallertauer and Saphir. 37F in the garage.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: duboman on January 25, 2016, 03:21:55 PM
Well its not the weekend but its finally above freezing! 10 gallon batch of Pilsner that will be split. Half with S-23 and half with S-34/70. One half will be my house pilsner and the other will become a dry hopped version.

I'm really enjoying the larger batch size to be able to essentially brew two different beers in one session:)

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 25, 2016, 06:03:52 PM
Well its not the weekend but its finally above freezing! 10 gallon batch of Pilsner that will be split. Half with S-23 and half with S-34/70. One half will be my house pilsner and the other will become a dry hopped version.

I'm really enjoying the larger batch size to be able to essentially brew two different beers in one session:)

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I would skip the S-23 (its garbage for a pilsner), and just pitch both 34/70, unless you can whip up a good starter of a different liquid strain. Just my 2 cents though.  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: duboman on January 25, 2016, 06:06:47 PM
Never used 23 and thought I'd give it a try, using it on the hoppy lager half of the batch, we'll see....

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 25, 2016, 06:59:20 PM
wound up brewing a hoppy Vienna lager - was supposed to be 1.056/30 ibus with some late Mitt/Tett and Saaz, but for the 4th beer in a row, ive gotten 7-8% higher efficiency than usual at 87% so it ended up at 1.062.   Will be interesting to see what turns out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 25, 2016, 07:14:44 PM
but for the 4th beer in a row, ive gotten 7-8% higher efficiency than usual at 87% so it ended up at 1.062.   Will be interesting to see what turns out.


Using Avangard malts by chance ? I get consistently better extraction with their pils.  ~ 4 OG points high consistently - I account for it now in software.


Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on January 25, 2016, 07:21:05 PM
but for the 4th beer in a row, ive gotten 7-8% higher efficiency than usual at 87% so it ended up at 1.062.   Will be interesting to see what turns out.


Using Avangard malts by chance ? I get consistently better extraction with their pils.  ~ 4 OG points high consistently - I account for it now in software.

no this one was all Weyermann, before that was a Helles with Best and Weyermann, a Scotch with Simpsons, and an IIPA with Rahr and Weyermann. 

so all over the place LOL.

just odd that I've gotten such a bump without any correlation to any other changes - I'm consistent in my methods.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on January 25, 2016, 07:30:14 PM
Brewing 20 gallons of a blonde king cake stout tomorrow (i.e. later today) for an Iron Brewer event in February.  All pale malt (except a nominal amount of Carafoam for head retention and mouthfeel) with cacao, coffee, etc. to get the stout and king cake flavors.
Is that the cake with the baby in it? Will there be a baby in the beer?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: toby on January 25, 2016, 08:38:42 PM
Brewing 20 gallons of a blonde king cake stout tomorrow (i.e. later today) for an Iron Brewer event in February.  All pale malt (except a nominal amount of Carafoam for head retention and mouthfeel) with cacao, coffee, etc. to get the stout and king cake flavors.
Is that the cake with the baby in it? Will there be a baby in the beer?

It was originally a bean, but when plastics became more prevalent, they switched to using plastic babies.  However, they stopped putting babies in them in the 80s due to liability lawsuit potential (somebody could break a tooth or choke).  We considered doing random cups with babies in them, but we're probably just going to do beads.  No quid pro quo like Bourbon St., though.  lol
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on January 25, 2016, 11:01:09 PM
Brewing 20 gallons of a blonde king cake stout tomorrow (i.e. later today) for an Iron Brewer event in February.  All pale malt (except a nominal amount of Carafoam for head retention and mouthfeel) with cacao, coffee, etc. to get the stout and king cake flavors.
Is that the cake with the baby in it? Will there be a baby in the beer?

It was originally a bean, but when plastics became more prevalent, they switched to using plastic babies.  However, they stopped putting babies in them in the 80s due to liability lawsuit potential (somebody could break a tooth or choke).  We considered doing random cups with babies in them, but we're probably just going to do beads.  No quid pro quo like Bourbon St., though.  lol
Once we were visiting New Orleans around carnival time and left a King Cake on the kitchen counter, which the dog found and munched on.  When we found the little plastic baby we were all, "the dingo ate my baby!"
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 27, 2016, 04:02:03 PM
Closing in on the last few minutes of a Munich Helles boil.  Maybe I'll get the "it" factor on this one!  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 27, 2016, 04:24:56 PM
another 145F/159F step mash on an all saaz (40ibu) pilsner (47.5% avangard pils, 47.5% weyermann floor malted pils, 5% carahell) planned for this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on January 28, 2016, 01:36:11 AM
Just started chilling an extract Helles for the challenge for this spring's swap. Wort smells pretty good for an extract brew, I must say.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on January 28, 2016, 02:10:44 AM
Just started chilling an extract Helles for the challenge for this spring's swap. Wort smells pretty good for an extract brew, I must say.
The "challenge" is going to be not chugging that before spring swap gets here!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 30, 2016, 01:51:34 PM
another 145F/159F step mash on an all saaz (40ibu) pilsner (47.5% avangard pils, 47.5% weyermann floor malted pils, 5% carahell) planned for this weekend.

great day so far. nailed my target PH as projected in brunwater after adjusting avangard pils to 10srm. step went well, and mash efficiency came out at 99.6% today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Steve Ruch on January 30, 2016, 04:58:45 PM
Not quite the weekend but I'm planning a pilsner midweek. I was thinking about doing a three gallon imperial pilsner, but am starting to lean towards bumping it up to four gallons of regular pils and fermenting half as an ale and doing the other half as a lager, giving me some to drink in five weeks and some to drink in ten weeks instead of the 15 weeks that I'd have to wait for the imperial.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 30, 2016, 08:19:06 PM
another 145F/159F step mash on an all saaz (40ibu) pilsner (47.5% avangard pils, 47.5% weyermann floor malted pils, 5% carahell) planned for this weekend.

great day so far. nailed my target PH as projected in brunwater after adjusting avangard pils to 10srm. step went well, and mash efficiency came out at 99.6% today.

You had to adjust their pils malt to 10srm to hit your pH?  That is crazy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on January 30, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
Beer gunning some entries for an upcoming comp in Ohio.  Kind of using this one as a test for some of my potential NHC entries to see how they fare.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on January 30, 2016, 08:29:16 PM
another 145F/159F step mash on an all saaz (40ibu) pilsner (47.5% avangard pils, 47.5% weyermann floor malted pils, 5% carahell) planned for this weekend.

great day so far. nailed my target PH as projected in brunwater after adjusting avangard pils to 10srm. step went well, and mash efficiency came out at 99.6% today.

You had to adjust their pils malt to 10srm to hit your pH?  That is crazy.

yep. its the only base malt I have to do that with...we hit it on another thread.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on January 30, 2016, 11:41:47 PM
Brewed up YABA-14 (Yet another Blonde Ale) today.  Hoping it's worthy of submission to NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Hickory on January 31, 2016, 02:47:55 AM
Brewing up a blonde ale tonight as well. Half will stay clean for my dad's birthday and half will be put in secondary on raspberries for my sisters birthday 5 days later. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/fa59db9b5c8ac187ab07f843729cfa38.jpg)


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on January 31, 2016, 04:14:26 AM
I'm about halfway through the mash on a Belgian Strong Golden.

With a little luck, I'll be in bed by one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: martinj on January 31, 2016, 04:23:26 AM
Bohemian pilsner in the fermenter, coffee stout in the keg, and a grain bill for a vienna lager on deck for next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ale Farmer on January 31, 2016, 05:06:39 AM
Just finished bottling a Vienna lager--tastes great so far. Next weekend I bottle an altbier.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 04, 2016, 05:59:18 PM
made my yeast starter for new round of 833 yeast. have Märzen planned and if all goes well, will be performing my first steam infused step mash. likely 145F for 40min, 160F for 60 minutes at around 5.5-5.55PH.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on February 04, 2016, 08:08:10 PM
Did my first closed transfer from fermentation keg to serving keg last night. I haven't had a chance to shorten my dip tube yet, but I was able to blow out all the yeast and trub from the bottom without an issue. We'll see how the finished product turns out once it finishes carbonating, but so far it is totally worth the investment for a fermentation keg.

Also kegged up my souped-up Mr Beer lite lager kit. Looking forward to that one as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 05, 2016, 02:10:22 AM
Kegged my Idaho 7/007 IPA. The smell and flavor are pretty terrific. It's gonna be good. I'm dry hopping after gelatin lately, so the hop character only gets better from here.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 05, 2016, 02:30:24 PM
I'm dry hopping after gelatin lately, so the hop character only gets better from here.

warming back up or keeping cold during DH?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 05, 2016, 02:36:50 PM
I'm dry hopping after gelatin lately, so the hop character only gets better from here.

warming back up or keeping cold during DH?


Been trying all the above. Last time I warmed up to ~ 55F and dry hopped for 5 days, then chilled back down. Worked pretty well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on February 05, 2016, 04:46:11 PM
Just scored a half day!

XPA #4 with simcoe, cascade, citra, and mandarins kegged yesterday. Black lager brew session in a couple of hours.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 05, 2016, 06:23:25 PM
Just scored a half day!

XPA #4 with simcoe, cascade, citra, and mandarins kegged yesterday. Black lager brew session in a couple of hours.


Nice!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 05, 2016, 08:50:36 PM
Thinking of an Wnglish bitter, once some fermenters are freed up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on February 05, 2016, 08:53:12 PM
I like the half day brew session. I keep hoping for a snow day that keeps me home from work, where I can sneak in a brew day
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 06, 2016, 03:58:47 PM
Today's O'fest wort.
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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 06, 2016, 05:55:41 PM
Today's O'fest wort.
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Thats not even beer yet and it looks beautiful!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 06, 2016, 06:00:51 PM
Yeah, pretty wort !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 06, 2016, 06:43:15 PM
Nice wort!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 06, 2016, 06:44:33 PM
I think I can see your hand taking a picture in the reflection.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 07, 2016, 02:34:16 PM
yep my hand i see it.   ;D

something about this grist and the color...love it.   8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 07, 2016, 05:19:13 PM
yep my hand i see it.   ;D

something about this grist and the color...love it.   8)

You can call this one "Iron Fist Marzen".
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on February 07, 2016, 05:20:53 PM
Brewing an oatmeal stout right now, almost done with the mash. Planning to open ferment and skim the braunhefe and top crop the yeast for None More Black IPA next Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 07, 2016, 05:40:26 PM
yep my hand i see it.   ;D

something about this grist and the color...love it.   8)

You can call this one "Iron Fist Marzen".

I like that  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 08, 2016, 10:13:50 PM
That's a serious stout Blatz, how long do you age it? 

probably won't start drinking it in earnest until about this time next year to be honest.  The last time I made this in 2008 (albeit smaller that time ~1.102) it really hit its stride about 2-3 years in - I won 4 medals with that one including a BOS and a Runner Up BOS a year apart.

Am going to keg 5 gal regular and the rest into two 3 gal kegs, plan on treating one or both of them.  One will get mission figs and espresso beans - sort of a "Roman" Imperial Stout  ::)

Sounds killer. The figs is a great idea.

pulled a sample of this from one of the kegs that is currently aging at room temp, carbed/chilled and had Saturday night.  even at this young age, it is incredible - the figs add such a depth of rich dark dried fruit and sweetness (in a good way), while not overpowering the massive stout base.  the espresso roast is there but not quite as prominent as I would prefer - might add some more beans.  great complements to an already great base RIS.  rich, velvety, smooth.  one of the top 10, if not 5 beers I've made - and it may advance up the scale as it ages - who knows?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 08, 2016, 10:15:16 PM
That's a serious stout Blatz, how long do you age it? 

probably won't start drinking it in earnest until about this time next year to be honest.  The last time I made this in 2008 (albeit smaller that time ~1.102) it really hit its stride about 2-3 years in - I won 4 medals with that one including a BOS and a Runner Up BOS a year apart.

Am going to keg 5 gal regular and the rest into two 3 gal kegs, plan on treating one or both of them.  One will get mission figs and espresso beans - sort of a "Roman" Imperial Stout  ::)

Sounds killer. The figs is a great idea.

pulled a sample of this from one of the kegs that is currently aging at room temp, carbed/chilled and had Saturday night.  even at this young age, it is incredible - the figs add such a depth of rich dark dried fruit and sweetness (in a good way), while not overpowering the massive stout base.  the espresso roast is there but not quite as prominent as I would prefer - might add some more beans.  great complements to an already great base RIS.  rich, velvety, smooth.  one of the top 10, if not 5 beers I've made - and it may advance up the scale as it ages - who knows?


Sounds just killer, man. Should be amazing next fall/winter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 08, 2016, 10:53:16 PM
That's a serious stout Blatz, how long do you age it? 

probably won't start drinking it in earnest until about this time next year to be honest.  The last time I made this in 2008 (albeit smaller that time ~1.102) it really hit its stride about 2-3 years in - I won 4 medals with that one including a BOS and a Runner Up BOS a year apart.

Am going to keg 5 gal regular and the rest into two 3 gal kegs, plan on treating one or both of them.  One will get mission figs and espresso beans - sort of a "Roman" Imperial Stout  ::)

Sounds killer. The figs is a great idea.

pulled a sample of this from one of the kegs that is currently aging at room temp, carbed/chilled and had Saturday night.  even at this young age, it is incredible - the figs add such a depth of rich dark dried fruit and sweetness (in a good way), while not overpowering the massive stout base.  the espresso roast is there but not quite as prominent as I would prefer - might add some more beans.  great complements to an already great base RIS.  rich, velvety, smooth.  one of the top 10, if not 5 beers I've made - and it may advance up the scale as it ages - who knows?

Was that the uber roasty recipe you posted a while back?  If so, I remember wanting to try that one out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 08, 2016, 11:25:55 PM
Yeah 1.112 RIS
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beerman59 on February 12, 2016, 01:05:39 PM
making cream ale today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 12, 2016, 03:16:16 PM
brewing my house IPA early sunday morning.  going to try it this time with either 150/75 ppm CaSO4/CaCl or 100ppm each this time.  lately I'm finding in my IPAs, I don't like the minerally character and over the top bite in the finish that I attribute to the high sulfate.  sort of reminds me of Bass Ale and I don't like Bass Ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on February 12, 2016, 03:55:12 PM
brewing my house IPA early sunday morning.  going to try it this time with either 150/75 ppm CaSO4/CaCl or 100ppm each this time.  lately I'm finding in my IPAs, I don't like the minerally character and over the top bite in the finish that I attribute to the high sulfate.  sort of reminds me of Bass Ale and I don't like Bass Ale.
I'm with ya on that. I think that IPA's where you are pushing the flavor and aroma hops more than bitterness do just fine in the 150 ppm SO4 range. I think that's enough sulfate to clear your palate on the finish without getting that mineral bite.

I've actually been brewing a lot of my IPA's as extract-only beers without any mineral additions lately. My whirlpool is long enough as it is, so it's a nice time saver not to have to mash and to be able to have a very short boil.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 12, 2016, 05:02:24 PM
brewing my house IPA early sunday morning.  going to try it this time with either 150/75 ppm CaSO4/CaCl or 100ppm each this time.  lately I'm finding in my IPAs, I don't like the minerally character and over the top bite in the finish that I attribute to the high sulfate.  sort of reminds me of Bass Ale and I don't like Bass Ale.
I'm with ya on that. I think that IPA's where you are pushing the flavor and aroma hops more than bitterness do just fine in the 150 ppm SO4 range. I think that's enough sulfate to clear your palate on the finish without getting that mineral bite.

I've actually been brewing a lot of my IPA's as extract-only beers without any mineral additions lately. My whirlpool is long enough as it is, so it's a nice time saver not to have to mash and to be able to have a very short boil.


+2.  I've been backing off too. I just brewed an IPA with 180 sulfate/60 chloride (a lower sulfate count than I've used in a while on APA and IPA) and the sample still had a bit of the minerally bite. I'm going 150 or less next time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 12, 2016, 07:13:01 PM
+3 on sulfate reduction. my last was 160ishPPM and just great IMO.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 12, 2016, 07:19:36 PM
Random snow day off of teaching today.  Kegged my munich helles and tapped into my vienna lager. Should be a good weekend.


+2.  I've been backing off too. I just brewed an IPA with 180 sulfate/60 chloride (a lower sulfate count than I've used in a while on APA and IPA) and the sample still had a bit of the minerally bite. I'm going 150 or less next time.
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What about for a traditional ESB regarding sulfate levels?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on February 12, 2016, 07:21:45 PM
Very interesting feedback regarding sulfate amounts. I have always been advised to push it above 200 ppm for a pale ale and 300 ppm for an IPA. I think I used about 225 ppm in my current pale ale. I will have to pay closer attention to the mineral flavor going forward.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 12, 2016, 07:24:12 PM
Very interesting feedback regarding sulfate amounts. I have always been advised to push it above 200 ppm for a pale ale and 300 ppm for an IPA. I think I used about 225 ppm in my current pale ale. I will have to pay closer attention to the mineral flavor going forward.

yep we all were. for me, the change in hop deployment (all late, and or all post boil) changed the game for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 12, 2016, 07:25:11 PM
Very interesting feedback regarding sulfate amounts. I have always been advised to push it above 200 ppm for a pale ale and 300 ppm for an IPA. I think I used about 225 ppm in my current pale ale. I will have to pay closer attention to the mineral flavor going forward.

yeah I think a lot of us have promoted that at some point in posts.  I just started really noticed a flavor trend in my hoppy beers that I wasnt' happy with and I suspect its the sulfate.  it is somewhat reassuring that other brewers for whom I have respect are drawing the same conclusions.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on February 12, 2016, 07:34:57 PM
Random snow day off of teaching today.  Kegged my munich helles and tapped into my vienna lager. Should be a good weekend.


+2.  I've been backing off too. I just brewed an IPA with 180 sulfate/60 chloride (a lower sulfate count than I've used in a while on APA and IPA) and the sample still had a bit of the minerally bite. I'm going 150 or less next time.

What about for a traditional ESB regarding sulfate levels?
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If you like the sulfate bite, then go for it. I brewed an Old Peculier clone a while back and stuck with the brewer's recommendation of ~325 ppm sulfate (it was actually supposed to be 400ppm, but I dialed it back a bit), and I'm kicking myself because it turned out great except for the minerality along with a hint of Burton snatch. I've come to the conclusion that I just don't like that much sulfate. YMMV depending on your tastes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 12, 2016, 07:43:41 PM
Personally I think an ESB can take a little bit of minerally character, given its balanced profile (ie.,  far less hop character).  But I'm enjoying the sulfate bite a little less on beers with a big hop load. I want a firm malt base for a big hop schedule, and the higher sulfate levels seem to mute the malt base down more than I want. Gonna keep reducing until the minerally bite just disappears and then call it good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: PORTERHAUS on February 12, 2016, 08:53:30 PM
I dont know if it will be this weekend but next brew will be a Kolsch. I wanted to get to it this weekend but not lloking like it. Might be a brew session after work onTues.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 2/12/14
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 12, 2016, 11:01:50 PM
Hopefully, those batches I didn't brew last weekend.

Planning a maibock and a Belgian of some sort.  The plan is to use the same malt bill.  I may add some dark candi syrup to the Belgian and call it a dubbel.  We shall see.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 12, 2016, 11:19:03 PM
Planning a maibock and a Belgian of some sort.  The plan is to use the same malt bill.  I may add some dark candi syrup to the Belgian and call it a dubbel.  We shall see.


I like that idea a lot. Kind of a no brainer. What strain do you like best for dubbel?  I like 1214 if done cool, and 1762 best. 3787 is obviously good always.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 13, 2016, 03:08:47 PM
Planning a maibock and a Belgian of some sort.  The plan is to use the same malt bill.  I may add some dark candi syrup to the Belgian and call it a dubbel.  We shall see.


I like that idea a lot. Kind of a no brainer. What strain do you like best for dubbel?  I like 1214 if done cool, and 1762 best. 3787 is obviously good always.

I've got a starter of 3787 going.  I typically use the Chimay strain, because my wife loves it.  I think I used the Rochefort strain for years before I switched to the Chimay strain.  I need to split a batch or two and do some side-by-sides.  I haven't used 1762 in years.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 13, 2016, 04:01:45 PM
Boil underway for a Classic American Pilsner. Or uh, I guess its now a Pre-Prohibition Lager. Lots of late saaz and hefty dose of flaked maize in this one.  Boil smells great!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 13, 2016, 04:09:23 PM
My brewing consisted of gravity checks on my Helles, Helleses, Hellai?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 13, 2016, 04:57:21 PM
no brew for me this weekend (first break in about 5 weeks).  ran some mini mash test for PH, and kegged couple batches.

I got fresh vials of 833 and 830 and have two batches in process that I will harvest slurry and use for next 6 or so brews each.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on February 13, 2016, 05:01:15 PM
Planning a maibock and a Belgian of some sort.  The plan is to use the same malt bill.  I may add some dark candi syrup to the Belgian and call it a dubbel.  We shall see.


I like that idea a lot. Kind of a no brainer. What strain do you like best for dubbel?  I like 1214 if done cool, and 1762 best. 3787 is obviously good always.

I've got a starter of 3787 going.  I typically use the Chimay strain, because my wife loves it.  I think I used the Rochefort strain for years before I switched to the Chimay strain.  I need to split a batch or two and do some side-by-sides.  I haven't used 1762 in years.
Have you tried open fermenting and top cropping? I truly believe skimming the sh*t off the top makes a difference in the smoothness of the finished beer. It's so much fun. I don't do a true open ferment, just set the lid on top of the bucket or cover the bucket with cling wrap loosely. It's awesome to be able to hear the fermentation going.

I'm brewing my None More Black IPA this weekend and plan to "open" ferment and skim the braunhefe. Fermenting this one with 1318, which will be interesting in black IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 13, 2016, 05:26:47 PM
I use BBs, so top cropping is not possible.

Some day, maybe Speidels.  But I have no need to change at the moment and other things to spend $$ on.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on February 13, 2016, 06:40:18 PM
I just dumped a hard cider that never came around. Kegged an IPA for NHC and will be making a German Pils tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on February 14, 2016, 03:35:20 PM
I just dumped a hard cider that never came around.
That's funny, I nearly dumped a hard cider that DID come around a few days back because I never relabeled the keg from "Star San" to "Cider". I thought I had dumped it last summer. It was a happy surprise, except now I need to scrounge up another keg for my American Lager...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: martinj on February 14, 2016, 11:02:48 PM
I just dumped a hard cider that never came around.
That's funny, I nearly dumped a hard cider that DID come around a few days back because I never relabeled the keg from "Star San" to "Cider". I thought I had dumped it last summer. It was a happy surprise, except now I need to scrounge up another keg for my American Lager...

That reminds me, I have a 2.5 gallon hard cider that's been in secondary a few months that I should keg this evening. AFTER I get finished with the vienna lager that's boiling at the moment.......
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on February 15, 2016, 01:05:02 AM
I just dumped a hard cider that never came around.
That's funny, I nearly dumped a hard cider that DID come around a few days back because I never relabeled the keg from "Star San" to "Cider". I thought I had dumped it last summer. It was a happy surprise, except now I need to scrounge up another keg for my American Lager...
I used an English yeast and it just wasn't very drinkable. I decided to ice it (5 gal down to 2.5 gal) and all it did was intensify the nasty flavor and make it more undrinkable. I think I just have to accept the fact that I'm really not a cider guy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 15, 2016, 01:09:34 AM
You should try a cider with a packet of US05 before you give up. No esters obviously and makes a really nice, tart cider.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on February 15, 2016, 01:19:32 AM
You should try a cider with a packet of US05 before you give up. No esters obviously and makes a really nice, tart cider.
I've made them before with wine yeast and back sweetened. Those were much better. I was trying the beer yeast so I wouldn't have to back sweeten. Maybe, next time I will try US 05 for a cleaner profile. Failure is an opportunity.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 15, 2016, 01:37:01 AM
You should try a cider with a packet of US05 before you give up. No esters obviously and makes a really nice, tart cider.
I've made them before with wine yeast and back sweetened. Those were much better. I was trying the beer yeast so I wouldn't have to back sweeten. Maybe, next time I will try US 05 for a cleaner profile. Failure is an opportunity.
You should try a cider with a packet of US05 before you give up. No esters obviously and makes a really nice, tart cider.
I've made them before with wine yeast and back sweetened. Those were much better. I was trying the beer yeast so I wouldn't have to back sweeten. Maybe, next time I will try US 05 for a cleaner profile. Failure is an opportunity.


FWIW, I backsweeten and acidify with 05. Ferments pretty dry. Ends up with a really nice flavor profile though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on February 15, 2016, 04:17:19 AM
+3 on sulfate reduction. my last was 160ishPPM and just great IMO.
Here I thought it was just me!  I agree < 170 is fine and dandy for my late hopped pale ales. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on February 15, 2016, 07:26:07 AM
I brewed 10 gal of Skotrat's Traquair House Ale (wee heavy) recipe.  Only attempted this once before, in 2008, and today I still had trouble getting 2.25 gal of first runnings down to a super-concentrated dark thick syrup (for re-add to the kettle to get the desired caramelized flavor just right).  Still, I did get it down to about a quart of nice dark syrup.  The recipe calls for boiling 2 gal of first runnings down to a pint of syrup.

What happens next is questionable.  I planned this brew at the last minute, as in yesterday afternoon, and the only LHBS in the area that had the yeast I wanted was a 25 mile drive.  They said they had 4 packets of edit: WY 1728, so I drove there but found they were dated Oct 12, 2015 (4 months old), which when I got home found out per Mr. Malty predicts only 11% viability.

So I started two 2 liter stirplate starters this morning, each with a packet of liquid yeast, and have two more unopened packets on the kitchen table.  I hit my OG of 1.085 (33 lbs of malt), and am hoping one starter plus one additional packet per 5.5 gal bucket (including whole full krauesen starter) will do the trick but it's a crapshoot.  I have some US-05 on hand in case I need to feed the ferment.  At least I have o2 and nutrient and temp control to help boost the yeasties.

The starters have been going 13 hours and actually have some nice activity going, but the other packets have hardly swelled at all in the past two hours.  I'm going to pitch an hour from now.  I know - ramble, ramble, blah, blah, blah.  ::)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on February 16, 2016, 12:30:05 AM
good luck with the Skotrat recipe, been wanting to try that one myself for a while now, dont know when I will get to it. This weekend, I will finally be getting around to my Hazelnut Double Brown @ 1.100 that I have been asking questions about for around 4 months now. Third attempt at this beast, so hopefully I have learned a few things through the first 2 times
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on February 16, 2016, 02:47:27 AM
good luck with the Skotrat recipe, been wanting to try that one myself for a while now, dont know when I will get to it. This weekend, I will finally be getting around to my Hazelnut Double Brown @ 1.100 that I have been asking questions about for around 4 months now. Third attempt at this beast, so hopefully I have learned a few things through the first 2 times

Thanks!  Your Hazelnut Beast sounds like what you'd drink with a Hero Sandwich!!

I think I'll be ok.  I had +1" of krauesen today, by 12 hrs into the ferment.  The tradeoff is that I had to pitch twice as much full krausen starter into the wort as listed in the recipe, so that will impact the beer a bit.  If you do make it, I'd pay close attention to the order of how to proceed on brewday per the recipe.  Also, I recommend that you look for the AHA 2011 recipe provided on the AHA Forum by Skotrat that includes the ferment temps and schedule, not some of the earlier versions on the Net.  You can google "Skotrat Scotch Ale".   edit: the thread is at - https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=8071.0

Per the recipe you should runoff and then hard boil for 30 minutes the 2 gal of first runnings, towards making the syrup, and only after that, start the 2 hr full volume boil.  I started the wort reduction and then immediately went ahead and started my full volume boil of 14.5 gal.  So, I ended up having to stop/interrupt the full volume boil, to focus on reducing the syrup, which took way longer than I thought it would.  You want to time it so that the syrup is added to the kettle before the first hop addition (45 min), and I also recommend to NOT boil down more than 2 gal of first runnings.  The very best pot to make the syrup would be both wide and tall - since once it starts reducing it foams a lot and doesn't continue to evaporate/reduce quickly.  I started in a 2.5 or 3 gal pot and when mostly reduced switched to a SS large sautee pan, but ended up with at least 4 cups of syrup vs the recipe's recommended pint.  Also, although I was closely monitoring both kettles simultaneously I nearly had boilovers a few times on one or the other.  Mine was a marathon brewday, 10 1/2 hrs not including the time before that to make the starters - mostly due to hunkered over a too low boil in a too small pot or pan of reducing syrup!  Still - somehow I hit my OG exactly.  I'm looking forward to this beer.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on February 16, 2016, 02:57:54 AM
Looks awesome and can't wait to try it out. I just found a great deal at the local Depot for a bayou classic fish fry: smallish pot but with a bigger btu burner than I am used to on clearance from last year for $25. Score!
This will allow me to try decoction more easily if I so choose and will be a big help in two weeks when I am doing 2 batches with a newbie brewer
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 16, 2016, 11:21:41 PM
Heat wave coming our way for the weekend. May do double brew- all el dorado IPA , and a pils so I can try the modified steam injection system for a step.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Phil_M on February 17, 2016, 01:06:19 AM
I'm also looking forward to warm weather this weekend. Hoping to brew an IPA on Friday, repitching the Wyeast 1450 from my recent brown ale. Saturday the wife and I plan on going to the DuClaw rally.

Work may wreck those plans, but I won't complain about overtime.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on February 17, 2016, 01:14:08 AM
Heat wave coming our way for the weekend. May do double brew- all el dorado IPA , and a pils so I can try the modified steam injection system for a step.


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Ken, as a fellow picnic cooler masher, and one who's pretty much given in to single infusion mashes, I heartily applaud your effort at solving the problems of multiple liquid infusions to step mash.  And I eagerly await your report.  Thank you.   
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 17, 2016, 01:17:29 AM

Heat wave coming our way for the weekend. May do double brew- all el dorado IPA , and a pils so I can try the modified steam injection system for a step.


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Ken, as a fellow picnic cooler masher, and one who's pretty much given in to single infusion mashes, I heartily applaud your effort at solving the problems of multiple liquid infusions to step mash.  And I eagerly await your report.  Thank you.

Well I'm not certain I've solved things, but it's fun trying something different to achieve a step in a cooler without infusions.

Curiosity gets the best of me sometimes, and so my mind spins relentlessly trying to figure things out.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 17, 2016, 02:22:36 PM
Starter of WY PC 1882 Thames Valley II for an ESB tomorrow.  Besides that, I am on Feb. break with my two kids, so that means lots of beers once they are sleeping at night.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: sprider1 on February 17, 2016, 07:02:17 PM
DIPA--German Pils,west  coast  pale  ale
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 20, 2016, 02:19:46 PM
Heat wave coming our way for the weekend. May do double brew- all el dorado IPA , and a pils so I can try the modified steam injection system for a step.


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my El Dorado IPA is going quite nicely. nothing like brewing in shorts and t-shirt in February  8)

Edit: man a little carared sure makes the wort pretty.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 20, 2016, 06:23:36 PM
Beautiful color to it. Almost looks like you added some hibiscus or something to it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 20, 2016, 07:43:22 PM
Beautiful color to it. Almost looks like you added some hibiscus or something to it.

pale ale malt and carared...that's it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BanditBrewers on February 20, 2016, 08:51:07 PM
About to fire up a triple 10 gallon all grain batch at my apartment haha. I may not have alot of space but i do get to have alot of good beer. Could be worse, gonna make a time-lapse video of the brew day as well!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on February 20, 2016, 10:13:11 PM
I had a lot of brewery stuff planned for the weekend.

Looks like I'll be taking a 4 to 6 week hiatus instead though. 

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 20, 2016, 11:13:13 PM
I had a lot of brewery stuff planned for the weekend.

Looks like I'll be taking a 4 to 6 week hiatus instead though. 

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Ouch! That really sucks. Feel better.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 20, 2016, 11:19:54 PM
Oh come on- you still have one good leg! 

Hope you recommend get quickly.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 20, 2016, 11:46:12 PM
Oh come on- you still have one good leg! 

Hope you recommend get quickly.


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I highly recommend get quickly, also too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 20, 2016, 11:47:39 PM

Oh come on- you still have one good leg! 

Hope you recommend get quickly.


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I highly recommend get quickly, also too.

Stupid auto correct. 

Hope you recover quickly!


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on February 21, 2016, 02:52:03 AM
I had a lot of brewery stuff planned for the weekend.

Looks like I'll be taking a 4 to 6 week hiatus instead though. 

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I feel your pain.  I'm waiting to see an orthopedist on Tuesday.  A recent MRI indicated I have torn labrum cartilage in my left hip and Avascular Necrosis in the weight-bearing portion of the femur head in both hips.  Most certainly some surgery and big interventions coming my way in the near future.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ale Farmer on February 21, 2016, 06:43:22 AM
Just finished brewing an Irish Red Ale--that finally is red and not brown. I put too much roasted barley in last year's version, but this year's is that classic dark red. From now on, only 2 ounces of roasted barley rather than 4 and a half for my 5-gallon batches.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 21, 2016, 12:42:04 PM
Just finished brewing an Irish Red Ale--that finally is red and not brown. I put too much roasted barley in last year's version, but this year's is that classic dark red. From now on, only 2 ounces of roasted barley rather than 4 and a half for my 5-gallon batches.

For me, that really depends on what Lovibond my roasted barley is.  I would use less with a higher lovibond 450-500, and more with 300-350L.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on February 21, 2016, 01:05:33 PM
Hop Fu type IPA. Except that I am brewing it without amarillo or simcoe - can't be found currently in Europe. So instead triple aroma: centennial-chinook-citra.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on February 21, 2016, 01:58:24 PM
Today I intend to make an English IPA based on the link Eric posted and an Irish Stout that hopefully will still be around for St. Patrick's day. Yesterday I started racking mead that's been in secondary upstairs into tertiary for cold aging in the cellar. That made my old signature obsolete so I had to change it. Sampled some Maple Tej during that process and couldn't get enough.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on February 21, 2016, 06:50:19 PM
Classic American Pilsner wort has been boiling for 15 minutes now.  Time to go add some cat pissCluster hops.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on February 21, 2016, 06:56:10 PM
Sparging my double nut brown as I write this,  smells wonderful
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 21, 2016, 10:24:28 PM
Classic American Pilsner wort has been boiling for 15 minutes now.  Time to go add some cat pissCluster hops.  ;)

You like those hops?  I am sorry, but I am just not a fan.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 21, 2016, 11:00:59 PM
Had such nice sunny weather here I got out and enjoyed it, so didn't brew. Gonna finally brew that helles next Sunday. Been deliberating on recipe and process. Think I'll break down and do it step mashed since I haven't done one in a couple years - thinking 145F/30 mins, 160F/45-60 mins. Going 92% pils, 5% chit, 3% carahell. 1048OG/18 IBU, all Mittelfruh. Worst case I can spend the next two years saying I still don't find a difference in the step.   ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 21, 2016, 11:31:24 PM
Had such nice sunny weather here I got out and enjoyed it, so didn't brew. Gonna finally brew that helles next Sunday. Been deliberating on recipe and process. Think I'll break down and do it step mashed since I haven't done one in a couple years - thinking 145F/30 mins, 160F/45-60 mins. Going 92% pils, 5% chit, 3% carahell. 1048OG/18 IBU, all Mittelfruh. Worst case I can spend the next two years saying I still don't find a difference in the step.   ;)

what kind of FG are you thinking of for this helles Jon?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 21, 2016, 11:38:20 PM
Had such nice sunny weather here I got out and enjoyed it, so didn't brew. Gonna finally brew that helles next Sunday. Been deliberating on recipe and process. Think I'll break down and do it step mashed since I haven't done one in a couple years - thinking 145F/30 mins, 160F/45-60 mins. Going 92% pils, 5% chit, 3% carahell. 1048OG/18 IBU, all Mittelfruh. Worst case I can spend the next two years saying I still don't find a difference in the step.   ;)

what kind of FG are you thinking of for this helles Jon?



Around 1.010ish is nice I think. I may extend the 145 to 45 mins, ie., 45 mins at 145 and 160F.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 21, 2016, 11:40:27 PM
You used a higher % of carahell, right?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 21, 2016, 11:42:23 PM
Yeah that's what I would do. The first Pils I did I went 145 for 35min and ended up 1.012....that's ok for a bopils but wanted dryer. Next one I did 45 min and got 1.010. My next attempt will be 60min at 145 and 60 min at 160 I think.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 21, 2016, 11:43:58 PM
Yeah that's what I would do. The first Pils I did I went 145 for 35min and ended up 1.012....that's ok for a bopils but wanted dryer. Next one I did 45 min and got 1.010. My next attempt will be 60min at 145 and 60 min at 160 I think.


Cool, thanks man !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 21, 2016, 11:49:49 PM

You used a higher % of carahell, right?

For the helles I settled in on 4% Carahell with the 82%Pils  14%kolsch malt blend.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 21, 2016, 11:58:47 PM

You used a higher % of carahell, right?

For the helles I settled in on 4% Carahell with the 82%Pils  14%kolsch malt blend.


Yeah, I'd been torn on the kolsch malt. You like this grist really well, right?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 22, 2016, 12:01:50 AM


You used a higher % of carahell, right?

For the helles I settled in on 4% Carahell with the 82%Pils  14%kolsch malt blend.


Yeah, I'd been torn on the kolsch malt. You like this grist really well, right?

I thought it was pretty tasty. The kolsch malt added something a little different, so I'm going to give it another shot but with the hochkurz.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 22, 2016, 12:04:59 AM


You used a higher % of carahell, right?

For the helles I settled in on 4% Carahell with the 82%Pils  14%kolsch malt blend.


Yeah, I'd been torn on the kolsch malt. You like this grist really well, right?

I thought it was pretty tasty. The kolsch malt added something a little different, so I'm going to give it another shot but with the hochkurz.


Cool. Thanks.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on February 22, 2016, 12:19:09 AM
Classic American Pilsner wort has been boiling for 15 minutes now.  Time to go add some cat pissCluster hops.  ;)

You like those hops?  I am sorry, but I am just not a fan.

I love 'em.  I buy them buy the pound. Clusters for bittering, and Saaz for flavor/aroma is my favorite hop combination.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on February 22, 2016, 03:12:50 PM
Bottled up a couple beers for NHC and finally cracked into a couple kegged sours that I've been putting off because I was intimidated by blending. They have both significantly improved in the last year. Thinking I'll bottle at least some of each straight and then maybe play around with blending.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on February 22, 2016, 06:08:08 PM
I feel your pain.  I'm waiting to see an orthopedist on Tuesday.  A recent MRI indicated I have torn labrum cartilage in my left hip and Avascular Necrosis in the weight-bearing portion of the femur head in both hips.  Most certainly some surgery and big interventions coming my way in the near future.

Man, that sounds rough.  Sorry to hear it. 

I've just got a fractured metatarsal.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 22, 2016, 10:45:25 PM

You used a higher % of carahell, right?

For the helles I settled in on 4% Carahell with the 82%Pils  14%kolsch malt blend.


Yeah, I'd been torn on the kolsch malt. You like this grist really well, right?

The last one I just kegged had 84% Pils, 16% kolsch malt and I think it came out great! Next time I will try some of the carahell in it for some added depth and body.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BanditBrewers on February 23, 2016, 02:02:33 PM
Hey my 10 gallon batch of triple went great hit all my numbers couldn't ask for better. Just a reminder safety first don't rush or try and cut corners you could get burned pretty badly. I had a hiccup at work yesterday and caught 180 degree water to the inner thighs..... if you know what I mean..blisters are no fun! Be careful out there just a friendly reminder thinking of doing a Porter this weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ale Farmer on February 24, 2016, 03:25:30 AM
Just finished brewing an Irish Red Ale--that finally is red and not brown. I put too much roasted barley in last year's version, but this year's is that classic dark red. From now on, only 2 ounces of roasted barley rather than 4 and a half for my 5-gallon batches.

For me, that really depends on what Lovibond my roasted barley is.  I would use less with a higher lovibond 450-500, and more with 300-350L.

You're absolutely right, brewinhard. When I posted--right after brewing--I was so thrilled about getting the amount just right that I wasn't thinking about the broader context. I was using 500 L--but you have me thinking that I should experiment with 300-350L to see if the additional amount needed to kept color the same makes for a better flavor.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 24, 2016, 03:39:06 PM
96% Weyermann Barke Pils 4% carahell German Pils scheduled for saturday. Hochkurz steam injected with 143F for 60min, 160F for 60min. select spalt, hallertau, and crystal.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on February 24, 2016, 09:38:01 PM
I just finished up an APA, brewed straight through a tornado warning!

60% 2row, 40% light Munich

40ibu 60 min bittering charge

3oz citra, 3oz Columbus, and 3oz eureka at flame out for a 45min whirlpool

Fermenting with the Conan strain
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 24, 2016, 09:57:07 PM
I just finished up an APA, brewed straight through a tornado warning!

60% 2row, 40% light Munich

40ibu 60 min bittering charge

3oz citra, 3oz Columbus, and 3oz eureka at flame out for a 45min whirlpool

Fermenting with the Conan strain

not familiar with eureka but that sounds very interesting - would love to hear how it turns out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on February 25, 2016, 02:02:23 AM
96% Weyermann Barke Pils 4% carahell German Pils scheduled for saturday. Hochkurz steam injected with 143F for 60min, 160F for 60min. select spalt, hallertau, and crystal.
Mmmm that sounds nice.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 25, 2016, 02:05:31 AM

96% Weyermann Barke Pils 4% carahell German Pils scheduled for saturday. Hochkurz steam injected with 143F for 60min, 160F for 60min. select spalt, hallertau, and crystal.
Mmmm that sounds nice.

Based upon freshly tapped keg of similar recipe, crystal being replaced with saaz.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on February 25, 2016, 02:34:58 PM

96% Weyermann Barke Pils 4% carahell German Pils scheduled for saturday. Hochkurz steam injected with 143F for 60min, 160F for 60min. select spalt, hallertau, and crystal.
Mmmm that sounds nice.

Based upon freshly tapped keg of similar recipe, crystal being replaced with saaz.


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So I see. And that Barke malz isn't cheap stuff... a bit out of my price range.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 25, 2016, 02:43:38 PM

96% Weyermann Barke Pils 4% carahell German Pils scheduled for saturday. Hochkurz steam injected with 143F for 60min, 160F for 60min. select spalt, hallertau, and crystal.
Mmmm that sounds nice.

Based upon freshly tapped keg of similar recipe, crystal being replaced with saaz.


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So I see. And that Barke malz isn't cheap stuff... a bit out of my price range.

yeah i had 15% off so that helped.  Just curious to try it-although it was supposed to be delivered today but is hung up somewhere in Illinois with this storm. Hopefully gets here tomorrow.

edit: hot damn..packaged just arrived so brew is on for this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 25, 2016, 07:16:35 PM
Finally tapping into my helles, kegging a batch of Pre-prohibition lager, and brewing a Helles Export (giving Jim's latest recipe a try- Thanks Jim!).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on February 25, 2016, 08:26:16 PM
Supposed to brew 2 batches this weekend with an interested non brewer. The first batch is set to be a Cherrywood smoked Porter extract w grains batch, the same recipe I made my second ever batch with. the second batch is my second attempt, first all grain attempt at this, at Jamil's Evil Twin. I really liked the way it came out with extract, but I did have to make a lot of subs the first time around, interested to see how it comes out as written. Now it looks like the rookie wont be in attendance, but I plan on knocking both out anyways to get my stock back into a comfortable level. Good brewing all
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: ethinson on February 26, 2016, 07:22:01 PM
This weekend I'll be brewing what's quickly becoming my "flagship" brew.  The third batch already this year of my Cascadian Dark Ale, Black Flag CDA. 

3 gallon partial mash/extract.  5lb light LME, 1/2 pound black patent
50/50 mix of Cascade/Mosaic (I like fruity more than piney, but a little pine is not bad)

Managed to win a 2nd place CDA in the 2015 Oregon State Fair, but as of yet no repeat success. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BanditBrewers on February 26, 2016, 10:27:16 PM
i need a big clean day tomorrow haha. If all goes well maybe a vanilla porter or porter for my girlfriend never done a porter but have some buddies that have. Gonna brain storm or any suggestions from you all ill take.
Thanks

See Ya!!! Its beer-30
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Fitzwise on February 26, 2016, 10:31:22 PM
Nothing this weekend but just finished kegging an Amarillo Pale Ale and a Irish Red.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 26, 2016, 10:58:39 PM
Gonna brew that helles Sunday. Doing a Hochkurz step (45@ 145F , 45@ 160F). I wanna revisit the Hochkurz so I can decide for myself (again) whether I find a difference or not. For the first time I'll target 5.45pH in mash (as opposed to 5.25-5.3 before), and drop pH in kettle to ~ 5.25. I'll use that as a starting point and see what I think of that practice. We'll see if there are any 'It' sightings.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 26, 2016, 11:21:04 PM
Drinking my first sample of my latest helles. As enjoyable as it is, I think for my next go round I will add a small amount of carahell to the mash to help round out the malt profile a bit. I think the hops are spot on though, so will keep that the same.

Off to get my wife a glass as I finally have a beer on tap she will probably enjoy (even if it doesn't have "it").
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 27, 2016, 03:50:54 AM
Gonna brew that helles Sunday. Doing a Hochkurz step (45@ 145F , 45@ 160F). I wanna revisit the Hochkurz so I can decide for myself (again) whether I find a difference or not. For the first time I'll target 5.45pH in mash (as opposed to 5.25-5.3 before), and drop pH in kettle to ~ 5.25. I'll use that as a starting point and see what I think of that practice. We'll see if there are any 'It' sightings.  ;)

it is interesting. i want to compare single infusion at 148F for 90 minutes vs hochkurz 143-145F for 60 and 160F for 60. Kai wrote on the longer mash and some findings,and I'm curious in the longer single infusion provides some of those benefits. hope it all goes well for you.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 27, 2016, 03:55:15 AM
Gonna brew that helles Sunday. Doing a Hochkurz step (45@ 145F , 45@ 160F). I wanna revisit the Hochkurz so I can decide for myself (again) whether I find a difference or not. For the first time I'll target 5.45pH in mash (as opposed to 5.25-5.3 before), and drop pH in kettle to ~ 5.25. I'll use that as a starting point and see what I think of that practice. We'll see if there are any 'It' sightings.  ;)

it is interesting. i want to compare single infusion at 148F for 90 minutes vs hochkurz 143-145F for 60 and 160F for 60. Kai wrote on the longer mash and some findings,and I'm curious in the longer single infusion provides some of those benefits. hope it all goes well for you.


Yeah. I always used his Edelhell as the starting point. On this one he drops in kettle to 5.3ish. So I thought I'd keep it in that neighborhood and experiment after.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 27, 2016, 03:59:43 AM

Gonna brew that helles Sunday. Doing a Hochkurz step (45@ 145F , 45@ 160F). I wanna revisit the Hochkurz so I can decide for myself (again) whether I find a difference or not. For the first time I'll target 5.45pH in mash (as opposed to 5.25-5.3 before), and drop pH in kettle to ~ 5.25. I'll use that as a starting point and see what I think of that practice. We'll see if there are any 'It' sightings.  ;)

it is interesting. i want to compare single infusion at 148F for 90 minutes vs hochkurz 143-145F for 60 and 160F for 60. Kai wrote on the longer mash and some findings,and I'm curious in the longer single infusion provides some of those benefits. hope it all goes well for you.


Yeah. I always used his Edelhell as the starting point. On this one he drops in kettle to 5.3ish. So I thought I'd keep it in that neighborhood and experiment after.

Makes sense. I do want to test how the boil and yeast drop the ph for my recipe. I'm curious if a mash around 5.5 naturally moves within the target of around 4.6 through boil and fermentation, or if dropping the ph is necessary to get there.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 27, 2016, 04:05:36 AM

Gonna brew that helles Sunday. Doing a Hochkurz step (45@ 145F , 45@ 160F). I wanna revisit the Hochkurz so I can decide for myself (again) whether I find a difference or not. For the first time I'll target 5.45pH in mash (as opposed to 5.25-5.3 before), and drop pH in kettle to ~ 5.25. I'll use that as a starting point and see what I think of that practice. We'll see if there are any 'It' sightings.  ;)

it is interesting. i want to compare single infusion at 148F for 90 minutes vs hochkurz 143-145F for 60 and 160F for 60. Kai wrote on the longer mash and some findings,and I'm curious in the longer single infusion provides some of those benefits. hope it all goes well for you.


Yeah. I always used his Edelhell as the starting point. On this one he drops in kettle to 5.3ish. So I thought I'd keep it in that neighborhood and experiment after.

Makes sense. I do want to test how the boil and yeast drop the ph for my recipe. I'm curious if a mash around 5.5 naturally moves within the target of around 4.6 through boil and fermentation, or if dropping the ph is necessary to get there.


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Maybe (with all the lager brewers here) we can get enough data points out there to have a decent baseline anyway. Lots of room for interpretation anyway.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 27, 2016, 04:09:14 AM
Tomorrow is brew day for a couple pale ales, and the Spring Swap Challenge beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: majorvices on February 27, 2016, 02:24:19 PM
I'm brewing a 1 gallon extract (with crystal malt) kit I got included free from a $100 purchase from Northern Brewer. It's an Irish red that comes with a dark crystal and DME plus Willamette hops for bittering. I'm adding a small amount of sugar and some AU Topaz at flame out.

I should add, wife was not entirely pleased to see homebrewing stuff showing back up at the house after 5 year hiatus ....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on February 27, 2016, 02:31:07 PM
I'm brewing a 1 gallon extract (with crystal malt) kit I got included free from a $100 purchase from Northern Brewer. It's an Irish red that comes with a dark crystal and DME plus Willamette hops for bittering. I'm adding a small amount of sugar and some AU Topaz at flame out.

I should add, wife was not entirely pleased to see homebrewing stuff showing back up at the house after 5 year hiatus ....
I thought you had been brewing at home here and there since opening your brewery?

No brewing for me this weekend, although I am considering brewing some kind of IPA with some rye in it... I didn't think I had enough rye, but I just remembered that I have some flaked rye as well. Hmmm!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewingRover on February 27, 2016, 03:18:57 PM
3 gallons of RIS tomorrow that will get coffee added in a few months. Then 5 more gallons on Monday.

Also bottling my big English beer, inspired by Fullers 1845. I'm not sure where it would fit in BJCP, but the inspiration beer is excellent and hard to find in the US.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: majorvices on February 27, 2016, 03:29:07 PM
I'm brewing a 1 gallon extract (with crystal malt) kit I got included free from a $100 purchase from Northern Brewer. It's an Irish red that comes with a dark crystal and DME plus Willamette hops for bittering. I'm adding a small amount of sugar and some AU Topaz at flame out.

I should add, wife was not entirely pleased to see homebrewing stuff showing back up at the house after 5 year hiatus ....
I thought you had been brewing at home here and there since opening your brewery?

No brewing for me this weekend, although I am considering brewing some kind of IPA with some rye in it... I didn't think I had enough rye, but I just remembered that I have some flaked rye as well. Hmmm!

I called it homebrewing but I was doing it at the brewery on old set up. Not actually at home. I was disguising another "hobby" as homebrewing though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: homoeccentricus on February 27, 2016, 04:43:54 PM
It's not really brewing, but still:

12 liters of apple/pear juice
1/2 kg of honey
Lalvin D42
Staggered nutrients.

Will add 1 kg of frozen sour cherries after primary fermentation.
Wait long enough for the malic acid to soften a bit.
Then into the keg, backsweeten a bit with honey and juice, and bubblize to 3 vol CO2.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: majorvices on February 27, 2016, 04:52:02 PM
Doh, I forgot I did make 3 batches of barley wine at home a couple years ago. Wife just reminded me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on February 27, 2016, 06:16:54 PM

Doh, I forgot I did make 3 batches of barley wine at home a couple years ago. Wife just reminded me.
Wives never forget.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: redbeerman on February 27, 2016, 06:53:17 PM
Bottling for first round entries.  Looking forward to Baltimore this year.  I can actually take the train into town.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 27, 2016, 11:23:04 PM
Bottling for first round entries.  Looking forward to Baltimore this year.  I can actually take the train into town.
Reminds me I need to ship Monday
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on February 28, 2016, 02:14:22 AM
Brewing a Scottish Heavy tomorrow.  Cleaned my station tonight, prepped HLT, salts added to strike water.  I love waking up, walking down to the basement and just flicking a switch to heat the HLT.  Prepping the night before is the way to go. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 28, 2016, 02:18:40 AM
Prepping the night before is the way to go. 


Totally. I've got my hops and water salts weighed, grist milled. Ready to rock in the a.m. It's all about getting stuff ready the night before.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 28, 2016, 02:38:34 AM
Prepping the night before is the way to go. 


Totally. I've got my hops and water salts weighed, grist milled. Ready to rock in the a.m. It's all about getting stuff ready the night before.
Agreed. I've been doing that lately. Last night milled everything, weighed out hops, weighed out salts. Today I built my starters then made a dump run, mailed bills, grabbed a coffee... brewed two AG batches and my Spring Swap Challenge. Was kinda interesting having batches going in the shop and one in the kitchen at the same time.

My Challenge Beer
2.5 gallon
3lbs DME
Some chocolate
Some roast barley
30 min boil
Some magnum at 30
Some cascade and centennial at flameout
No idea OG
Oxygenated and US05 sprinkle technique

Edit: The key is at exactly 10 minutes from end of boil, forget to add whirlflock and nutrients
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 28, 2016, 03:06:56 AM

Prepping the night before is the way to go. 


Totally. I've got my hops and water salts weighed, grist milled. Ready to rock in the a.m. It's all about getting stuff ready the night before.

That's how I roll also. I like waking up and the most prep I have to do to brew is brew my coffee


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on February 28, 2016, 02:22:54 PM
Well, all the prep doesn't matter when the pH gods aren't happy.  Target pH 5.43.  Actual 5.3 ten minutes in, 5.17 thirty minutes in.  Tart Scottish? 
I think I might hold off on adding ANY lactic additions until after my first pH readings going forward.  I just can't seem to get consistency. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 28, 2016, 02:35:43 PM
Well, all the prep doesn't matter when the pH gods aren't happy.  Target pH 5.43.  Actual 5.3 ten minutes in, 5.17 thirty minutes in.  Tart Scottish? 
I think I might hold off on adding ANY lactic additions until after my first pH readings going forward.  I just can't seem to get consistency. 



I'd jump into Brunwater and see how much baking soda it takes to raise .25-.3 pH for your grist and volumes . It'd make a big difference.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on February 28, 2016, 02:42:45 PM
Well, all the prep doesn't matter when the pH gods aren't happy.  Target pH 5.43.  Actual 5.3 ten minutes in, 5.17 thirty minutes in.  Tart Scottish? 
I think I might hold off on adding ANY lactic additions until after my first pH readings going forward.  I just can't seem to get consistency. 



I'd jump into Brunwater and see how much baking soda it takes to raise .25-.3 pH for your grist and volumes . It'd make a big difference.
I'm wondering on this as well, in the past that's what I've done.  Today I'm going to get it in the kettle first, and adjust in there.  I'm running off now, just deciding if I'm going to adjust first runnings or total volume after sparge.  I'm sparging with RO, so it shouldn't take much more baking soda. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: fmader on February 28, 2016, 04:03:03 PM
Easy brew weekend. I kegged 15 gallons of an imperial hoppy Amber on Friday. I bottled and packaged my two comp beers (American porter and Belgian dark strong ale) this morning. I'll be heading to the UPS store tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 28, 2016, 07:34:24 PM
Got the helles in the fermenter. Hit the step temps dead on, and ended up @ 1.050 OG, a couple points over target of 1.048. Well within the helles range. Dropped pH to right around 5.25 in kettle. Looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on February 28, 2016, 08:02:10 PM
Just mashed in Better Red Than Dead (an Irish Red Ale) while smoking a brisket on the WSM.  I might be pushing the Red to be ready in time for St Pat's but I'm gonna give it a shot.  The brisket will be ready for supper.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 28, 2016, 08:44:54 PM
Got the helles in the fermenter. Hit the step temps dead on, and ended up @ 1.050 OG, a couple points over target of 1.048. Well within the helles range. Dropped pH to right around 5.25 in kettle. Looking forward to this one.
FWH?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 28, 2016, 09:03:32 PM
Got the helles in the fermenter. Hit the step temps dead on, and ended up @ 1.050 OG, a couple points over target of 1.048. Well within the helles range. Dropped pH to right around 5.25 in kettle. Looking forward to this one.
FWH?



Yeah - 16.5 IBU FWH , 1.5 IBU @ 15 mins. All Mittelfrueh.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 28, 2016, 10:55:09 PM
Got the helles in the fermenter. Hit the step temps dead on, and ended up @ 1.050 OG, a couple points over target of 1.048. Well within the helles range. Dropped pH to right around 5.25 in kettle. Looking forward to this one.
FWH?



Yeah - 16.5 IBU FWH , 1.5 IBU @ 15 mins. All Mittelfrueh.
Awesome!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 28, 2016, 11:00:11 PM
Got the helles in the fermenter. Hit the step temps dead on, and ended up @ 1.050 OG, a couple points over target of 1.048. Well within the helles range. Dropped pH to right around 5.25 in kettle. Looking forward to this one.
FWH?



Yeah - 16.5 IBU FWH , 1.5 IBU @ 15 mins. All Mittelfrueh.
Awesome!


Now I'm curious to see if I notice a difference from mashing @ 5.25-5.3 pH for pale lagers. We'll see !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 28, 2016, 11:11:32 PM
Got the helles in the fermenter. Hit the step temps dead on, and ended up @ 1.050 OG, a couple points over target of 1.048. Well within the helles range. Dropped pH to right around 5.25 in kettle. Looking forward to this one.
FWH?



Yeah - 16.5 IBU FWH , 1.5 IBU @ 15 mins. All Mittelfrueh.
Awesome!


Now I'm curious to see if I notice a difference from mashing @ 5.25-5.3 pH for pale lagers. We'll see !
You'd have to be some kind of machine to notice a difference imo. Do you use lactic of phosphoric?  I've switched to phosphoric in mine. I mash at The 5.5 and don't care about kettle, just glass.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 28, 2016, 11:22:40 PM
You'd have to be some kind of machine to notice a difference imo. Do you use lactic of phosphoric?  I've switched to phosphoric in mine. I mash at The 5.5 and don't care about kettle, just glass.


I used lactic. I mashed @ 5.45, so I didn't have to use a ton to drop to 5.25. I used Kai's guideline of not exceeding .5 ml of lactic per lb (to avoid flavor impact). I used a total of 3.3ml for 10.34# of grist ,including the mash. We'll see.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on February 29, 2016, 10:19:28 AM
I'm hoping to squeeze in a double brewday tomorrow, but I'm working a 3-3 shift today so we'll see how productive I'm actually able to be.

Brew #1 - 1957 Whitbread IPA using WLP002. This is based on a recipe and recent series of posts of Ron Pattinson's blog. Apparently session-strength IPA is nothing new; they've had IPAs of various strengths in England going way back. It will be interesting to see how this compares to our modern American "Session IPA" - I expect it to taste nothing like them. Shooting for a very poundable 1.037 OG and low-to-mid 3's ABV.

Brew #2 - Planning to break in my new 2 gallon coolers with a 2-gallon batch of a Belgian-ish IPA/Pale Ale kinda thing. Grist is Belgian Pils with about 10% D-45 candi syrup. Hops are Styrian Goldings and X-17. Yeast is WLP570. Targeting low 1.050's/40 IBU, so closer to a "Belgian APA" rather than a "Belgian IPA", but I think there is too much of a clash at higher IBU levels with spicy Belgian yeast.

Brew #2 is essentially a big starter for an upcoming Duvel clone, so I'm using it to test out a few ideas I've been kicking around:

- X-17 for Belgian ales - my single-hop trial batch had me thinking that this would be a great hop for a witbier and/or Belgian IPA. I picked Styrian Goldings to go along with it because I loved the early Duvel Tripel Hops, and the marmalade and spice character should go well with the citrus from X-17. I'm hoping that this will be a solid combo.
- 120F Whirlpool - I'm only doing one late addition on this one, a 1 hour whirlpool at 120F. I've started playing with this technique, but I haven't tried it as the sole flavor/aroma addition. Going with 2 oz/gallon - a hefty addition, but far less than my usual IPA insanity.
- D-45 in place of Crystal malt - I've used D-45 in more traditional BPA's before and liked the results, but I've never really used it without any other specialty malts. I've been kicking around the idea that it may bring some caramel character similar to a medium crystal malt, but help dry the beer out at the same time, rather than boost the body. It will also be interesting to see what it does to the color on its own. Using 5 oz in a 2 gallon batch.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 29, 2016, 05:04:11 PM
You'd have to be some kind of machine to notice a difference imo. Do you use lactic of phosphoric?  I've switched to phosphoric in mine. I mash at The 5.5 and don't care about kettle, just glass.


I used lactic. I mashed @ 5.45, so I didn't have to use a ton to drop to 5.25. I used Kai's guideline of not exceeding .5 ml of lactic per lb (to avoid flavor impact). I used a total of 3.3ml for 10.34# of grist ,including the mash. We'll see.
I think that you won't detect lactic at all at that level.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 29, 2016, 05:06:08 PM
You'd have to be some kind of machine to notice a difference imo. Do you use lactic of phosphoric?  I've switched to phosphoric in mine. I mash at The 5.5 and don't care about kettle, just glass.


I used lactic. I mashed @ 5.45, so I didn't have to use a ton to drop to 5.25. I used Kai's guideline of not exceeding .5 ml of lactic per lb (to avoid flavor impact). I used a total of 3.3ml for 10.34# of grist ,including the mash. We'll see.
I think that you won't detect lactic at all at that level.


I don't either. That's well under Kai's threshold.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 29, 2016, 05:09:09 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 29, 2016, 05:39:30 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Was that the aeration foam or krausen?


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 29, 2016, 05:51:05 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Was that the aeration foam or krausen?


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Its got to be krausen
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 29, 2016, 05:53:35 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Was that the aeration foam or krausen?


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Its got to be krausen

just asked because I will have foam from aeration many times that hangs around until the actual krausen starts to develop., and then airlock activity.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 29, 2016, 06:19:10 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Was that the aeration foam or krausen?


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Its got to be krausen

just asked because I will have foam from aeration many times that hangs around until the actual krausen starts to develop., and then airlock activity.
Its been 4 years since ive used dry yeast. Its kind of interesting that a smack pack in 1L of oxygenated starter, pitched to 6 gallons of oxygenated wort just 8 hrs later, will be chugging along so much faster than a pack of dry yeast in 2.5 gallons of oxygenated wort.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 29, 2016, 06:24:30 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Was that the aeration foam or krausen?


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Its got to be krausen

just asked because I will have foam from aeration many times that hangs around until the actual krausen starts to develop., and then airlock activity.
Its been 4 years since ive used dry yeast. Its kind of interesting that a smack pack in 1L of oxygenated starter, pitched to 6 gallons of oxygenated wort just 8 hrs later, will be chugging along so much faster than a pack of dry yeast in 2.5 gallons of oxygenated wort.


FWIW I sprinkle 05 dry too (when I actually use it) but the lag time is definitely longer. Like close to 24 hrs for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on February 29, 2016, 06:28:04 PM
No one's going to tell Jim that airlock activity isn't a good indicator? ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 29, 2016, 06:36:55 PM
No one's going to tell Jim that airlock activity isn't a good indicator? ;D

well i figured he knows that all to well!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 29, 2016, 06:41:37 PM
No one's going to tell Jim that airlock activity isn't a good indicator? ;D
Too funny. Agreed in a one off, but these 3 beers are sitting in a temp controlled chest, and though the challenge beer is in a bucket rather than a speidel, they all three have about the same headspace and my bucket is a high dollar polycarbonate one with airtight lid. Those speidel airlocks are huge and they are bubbling so actively the sanitizer is all froth. The little three peice is dead calm. Its just lag time difference between pitching yeast in log phase vs dehydrated dormancy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on February 29, 2016, 07:02:58 PM
No one's going to tell Jim that airlock activity isn't a good indicator? ;D
Too funny. Agreed in a one off, but these 3 beers are sitting in a temp controlled chest, and though the challenge beer is in a bucket rather than a speidel, they all three have about the same headspace and my bucket is a high dollar polycarbonate one with airtight lid. Those speidel airlocks are huge and they are bubbling so actively the sanitizer is all froth. The little three peice is dead calm. Its just lag time difference between pitching yeast in log phase vs dehydrated dormancy.
I know you know, just couldn't resist as its probably in the top five things that gets said to beginners here.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 29, 2016, 09:41:35 PM
Have Dort Export lined up for this weekend-haven't done one in awhile so sounded good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on February 29, 2016, 09:58:20 PM
Cali Common, though not really since it includes Cascades alongside the NBrewers...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 29, 2016, 10:24:54 PM
No one's going to tell Jim that airlock activity isn't a good indicator? ;D
Too funny. Agreed in a one off, but these 3 beers are sitting in a temp controlled chest, and though the challenge beer is in a bucket rather than a speidel, they all three have about the same headspace and my bucket is a high dollar polycarbonate one with airtight lid. Those speidel airlocks are huge and they are bubbling so actively the sanitizer is all froth. The little three peice is dead calm. Its just lag time difference between pitching yeast in log phase vs dehydrated dormancy.
I know you know, just couldn't resist as its probably in the top five things that gets said to beginners here.
For sure, and I've said it myself. For example, you can pull a non-bubbling fermenter out of a cool place to a warm place and in a couple minutes it will start bubbling. Did the yeast come back to life? Or is it just excess CO2 escaping as the beer warms?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 29, 2016, 10:29:07 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Yep, that's why its called a "Challenge" beer.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on February 29, 2016, 11:42:14 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Yep, that's why its called a "Challenge" beer.  ;)
I hoping its not a challenge to drink.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on February 29, 2016, 11:44:10 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Yep, that's why its called a "Challenge" beer.  ;)
I hoping its not a challenge to drink.

Ha, send it to me, I'll let ya know!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ethan J on March 01, 2016, 04:00:46 PM
Brewing a batch of German Pils today, mash water is coming up to temp as I type this. 100% Weyermann Pilsner malt, 1.047 OG mashed at 148 for 90 minutes, 40 IBUs of Polaris at 60', 2 IBUs Hallertauer at 15 and 5 minutes. Using The Yeast Bay's Hessian Pils. Hopefully this will be a decent beer for sitting around outside as the weather warms up, I'll probably tap it in May.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on March 01, 2016, 05:13:08 PM
Its been 4 years since ive used dry yeast. Its kind of interesting that a smack pack in 1L of oxygenated starter, pitched to 6 gallons of oxygenated wort just 8 hrs later, will be chugging along so much faster than a pack of dry yeast in 2.5 gallons of oxygenated wort.

My experience with US-05 is that it has a pretty decent lag time even if rehydrated.  It doesn't seem to have a negative impact on the beer though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 01, 2016, 08:46:26 PM
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Yep, that's why its called a "Challenge" beer.  ;)
I hoping its not a challenge to drink.

Ha, send it to me, I'll let ya know!
Remind me at swap time
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 01, 2016, 08:48:17 PM
Its been 4 years since ive used dry yeast. Its kind of interesting that a smack pack in 1L of oxygenated starter, pitched to 6 gallons of oxygenated wort just 8 hrs later, will be chugging along so much faster than a pack of dry yeast in 2.5 gallons of oxygenated wort.

My experience with US-05 is that it has a pretty decent lag time even if rehydrated.  It doesn't seem to have a negative impact on the beer though.
I'm sure it will be fine, plus "Challenge" is a style where a little funk is acceptable LOL
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: RPIScotty on March 01, 2016, 09:23:34 PM
Brewing an American Dubbel (malt focused) with 3787 this weekend. Pictures and brew day process to follow on my blog.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on March 01, 2016, 09:27:49 PM
I'm sure it will be fine, plus "Challenge" is a style where a little funk is acceptable LOL

man, despite the thousands of anecdotes of people having great success with US-05, you have very low expectations, eh?

I stick with 001 or 090 for the most part these days because the attenuation is a bit lower and more consistent in successive pitches, but US-05 is great stuff in its own right.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 01, 2016, 10:01:16 PM
Just having fun. I'm sure it will be fine. I'm hoping its not too good though
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 01, 2016, 11:05:21 PM
I continue to be impressed with this oxygenated high krausen starter thing. My current 1.060 APAs, starters made that morning, pitched that evening, after 3 days at 65F they are at 1.020. Blew past the 50% ADF mark, so I have them free rising to 72F now. Good stuff!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on March 02, 2016, 03:36:42 AM
I continue to be impressed with this oxygenated high krausen starter thing. My current 1.060 APAs, starters made that morning, pitched that evening, after 3 days at 65F they are at 1.020. Blew past the 50% ADF mark, so I have them free rising to 72F now. Good stuff!
Good to hear, Jim. Planning on trying the 1L high krausen starter this weekend on a 3 gallon batch of helles with a (kind of old) pack of 2352 Munich II. Hope it works out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 02, 2016, 06:29:13 AM
I continue to be impressed with this oxygenated high krausen starter thing. My current 1.060 APAs, starters made that morning, pitched that evening, after 3 days at 65F they are at 1.020. Blew past the 50% ADF mark, so I have them free rising to 72F now. Good stuff!
Good to hear, Jim. Planning on trying the 1L high krausen starter this weekend on a 3 gallon batch of helles with a (kind of old) pack of 2352 Munich II. Hope it works out.
It ought to. Remember to go 12 hrs, maybe a bit more, if you are running your starter at lager temp. For 3 gallon, 800ml might be enough. I do 1L for 6 gallons.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 04, 2016, 10:17:52 PM
done deal..dortmunder gold tomorrow (great lakes version of dort). using 833 vs 830 as twist, so dropping chloride and upping sulfate slightly. GL uses cascade, but im subbing in mandarina (daughter of cascade).

steam step. going to be ready for spring swap.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on March 04, 2016, 10:29:58 PM
I have been getting a lot of assistance here lately for a rice adjunct lager that I will brew tomorrow:

75.9% pilsner
20.3% flaked rice
3.8% carahell

7 g Magnum 60 min
28g Sterling 5 min

W34/70

sake/oolong tea infusion added at kegging
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Hickory on March 04, 2016, 10:41:28 PM
Will be brewing a variation of my house IPA tonight. Have had a good experience with Apollo bittering, challenger/Galaxy for flavor/aroma. Going to be throwing in some fresh Equinox in as well. Had a single hop IPA with Equinox and I can't get enough. Hopefully will be a good blend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 04, 2016, 11:06:42 PM
Doing an American Strong Ale on Sunday, in the vein of Arrogant Bastard. 1.072 OG/80 IBU, all Chinook. 90% 2 row, 10% C150, WY1098.  Brewed it several times, always good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on March 04, 2016, 11:10:01 PM
Finally brewing post move with the new kettle. Basic APA. 90% 2row, 10% c40, with centennial at 60, 20, and 0.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on March 04, 2016, 11:32:11 PM
Undecided about whether I'm going to brew Monday or just use it to go through the cellar. Gotta bottle my NHC beer, then keg my challenge Helles if I'm going to have any fermenter space available for Monday.

If I brew beer it's going to be an alt in the vein of Zum Uerige to try out K97. If it's mead, I'm going with a lime melomel with a touch of ginger.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 04, 2016, 11:39:33 PM
Kegged up an ESB. Bottling my beers for NHC and packing them up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 05, 2016, 03:46:02 PM
Got my NHC entries beer gunned and ready to turn in today. Gotta like being able to hand carry to your LHBS, where I was going anyway.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on March 05, 2016, 05:27:24 PM
Got my NHC entries beer gunned and ready to turn in today. Gotta like being able to hand carry to your LHBS, where I was going anyway.
That must be nice. I'm assuming that your drop-off is Indy. I sent mine there on Monday and they arrived on Tuesday. I like the fact that they're judging next weekend, so my beers won't be sitting around for awhile.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 05, 2016, 08:16:25 PM
That must be nice. I'm assuming that your drop-off is Indy. I sent mine there on Monday and they arrived on Tuesday. I like the fact that they're judging next weekend, so my beers won't be sitting around for awhile.


Yep. Over 700 total entries here according to the LHBS. Good luck !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 05, 2016, 08:32:17 PM
That must be nice. I'm assuming that your drop-off is Indy. I sent mine there on Monday and they arrived on Tuesday. I like the fact that they're judging next weekend, so my beers won't be sitting around for awhile.

A quick judging turnaround was one of the reasons I chose this site in the first place.  I definitely don't need my fresh beers sitting around for 4 wks before being judged. I think this site will be pretty tough to get through to the next round though this year.


Yep. Over 700 total entries here according to the LHBS. Good luck !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 05, 2016, 08:36:55 PM
That must be nice. I'm assuming that your drop-off is Indy. I sent mine there on Monday and they arrived on Tuesday. I like the fact that they're judging next weekend, so my beers won't be sitting around for awhile.

A quick judging turnaround was one of the reasons I chose this site in the first place.  I definitely don't need my fresh beers sitting around for 4 wks before being judged. I think this site will be pretty tough to get through to the next round though this year.


Yep. Over 700 total entries here according to the LHBS. Good luck !


Yeah, it's gonna be a tough one to get through. Lots of good judges in the area. But like I said, I was going there to buy stuff to brew tomorrow anyway - why not drop off some entries ! Good luck.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 05, 2016, 08:39:26 PM
You too bud! I feel pretty good about 4 of my 5 entries, but there is NO way I will get that many through.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 05, 2016, 08:41:27 PM
Thanks. I narrowed it to (in my mind) the three best. I'm sure I'll enter more next year. We'll see!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 05, 2016, 08:44:27 PM
Thanks. I narrowed it to (in my mind) the three best. I'm sure I'll enter more next year. We'll see!

You just have to hope your mind is like the judges now, and that everyone else's beers suck!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 05, 2016, 08:56:48 PM
Thanks. I narrowed it to (in my mind) the three best. I'm sure I'll enter more next year. We'll see!

You just have to hope your mind is like the judges now, and that everyone else's beers suck!  ;D ;D


;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: fmader on March 06, 2016, 11:56:05 AM
Thanks. I narrowed it to (in my mind) the three best. I'm sure I'll enter more next year. We'll see!

You just have to hope your mind is like the judges now, and that everyone else's beers suck!  ;D ;D


;D

No we can't have that lol. I have two in Indy!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 06, 2016, 06:24:39 PM
Seems like we are all in Indy this year.  Anyone you know judging this weekend? 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 06, 2016, 07:44:12 PM
Seems like we are all in Indy this year.  Anyone you know judging this weekend? 


I thought I read that Hopfenundmalz was gonna judge here, and I wonder if/assume Martin, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 06, 2016, 07:48:37 PM
Hit all the numbers on my American Strong Ale spot on today. I like it when that happens. Should be tasty.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: fmader on March 06, 2016, 08:12:04 PM
Hit all the numbers on my American Strong Ale spot on today. I like it when that happens. Should be tasty.

Is this the arrogant bastard-ish recipe that you shared with me awhile back?

Always dance a little jig when I hit my numbers.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 06, 2016, 08:14:14 PM
Hit all the numbers on my American Strong Ale spot on today. I like it when that happens. Should be tasty.

Is this the arrogant bastard-ish recipe that you shared with me awhile back?

Always dance a little jig when I hit my numbers.


Yep, mostly, with a modified hop schedule. It's closer to the real thing. I'll share it anytime.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: dannyjed on March 06, 2016, 11:06:19 PM
I brewed a Munich Dunkel today. The gravity was a little high at 1.060.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: crakers540 on March 07, 2016, 12:15:35 AM
Brewed a basic California Steam this weekend, but it was my first all-grain batch.  I think it went well, bubbling nicely tonight.  Tasted good when I took the gravity.  We'll see how it turns out in several weeks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 11, 2016, 12:52:43 AM
Schill kolsch malt cream ale up this weekend.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 11, 2016, 12:56:03 AM
Schill kolsch malt cream ale up this weekend.


What %, Ken?  With the stuff like 4.5L I was just curious.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 11, 2016, 12:57:29 AM

Schill kolsch malt cream ale up this weekend.


What %, Ken?  With the stuff like 4.5L I was just curious.

It's 85%.... Rest is corn, carapils, flaked barley- your recipe just subbing 2-row for kolsch malt.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 11, 2016, 12:58:53 AM

Schill kolsch malt cream ale up this weekend.


What %, Ken?  With the stuff like 4.5L I was just curious.

It's 85%.... Rest is corn, carapils, flaked barley- your recipe just subbing 2-row for kolsch malt.


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Cool. Look forward to see how you like it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: fmader on March 11, 2016, 02:57:26 PM
I'll be brewing an 11 gallon batch of a IIPA tomorrow. I'm shooting for a 1.080 OG and will mash at 150.

The grist is as follows:
27 lb 8 oz of two row pale
3 lb Munich
1 lb 8 oz C40

I'll also be adding a pound and a half of corn sugar to the boil.

Here's the hop schedule:
FWH = 1 oz Centennial & 1 oz Simcoe
60 Minute = 1 oz Columbus
10 Minute = 1.25 oz Simcoe, 1.25 oz Centennial, 1.25 oz Citra, 1.25 oz Galaxy
0 Minute = 2 oz Simcoe, 2 oz Centennial, 2 oz Citra, 2 oz Galaxy
Dry Hop = 1.5 oz Simcoe, 1.5 oz Centennial, 1.5 oz Citra, 1.5 oz Galaxy (In each carboy)

Since I've been brewing all grain (3 years), I've used liquid yeast. My IPA's and APA's have been fermented with primarily WLP 001. I am going to be using S05 dry yeast this time around. It's been so long since I've used it, that I forget why I got away from dry yeast. With time really not on my side anymore, I want to see if this is a viable option for me. I can cut an hour of time out with having to have a starter, and I don't really have to plan a brew out in advanced. I can just brew when I have the time. It's also a little more than half the price.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 11, 2016, 03:08:23 PM
Sounds tasty ! I keep S05 around for short notice American styles. As hard as it's been to find time to brew for the last year, I should use it more often.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: fmader on March 11, 2016, 03:29:47 PM
Sounds tasty ! I keep S05 around for short notice American styles. As hard as it's been to find time to brew for the last year, I should use it more often.

That's my logic right now. How much quality are we really sacrificing with a relatively neutral American strain?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 11, 2016, 03:34:43 PM
Sounds tasty ! I keep S05 around for short notice American styles. As hard as it's been to find time to brew for the last year, I should use it more often.

That's my logic right now. How much quality are we really sacrificing with a relatively neutral American strain?


None, especially in a hoppy beer.  When I have time I'll make a starter of 1056. But it's next to impossible to tell the two apart in a hoppy beer IMO. In a blonde or cream ale I prefer 1056, though you could use S05 there too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Bill H on March 11, 2016, 04:20:58 PM
I have a Cider recipe on hand to make, nothing like what you describe above. This is a no boil recipe.

It's a Brewdemon product, heres a link.
 https://www.brewdemon.com/refills/complete-refills/6-gal-black-rock-apple-cider-recipe.html

Dumb question from a newbie now. Has anyone ever added Hops to a recipe like this before? I have some Belma Hops, (bought a pound of pellets) Link to the supplier on these:
http://www.hopsdirect.com/belma-pellets/

It list the quality's as "A very clean hop, with a very orange,
slight grapefruit, tropical  pineapple, strawberry, and melon aroma."

I figured it may lend something nice to this simple no boil cider. But I'm still a newbie, and not quite sure what the outcome would be. When it comes to cooking i'm a experimenter, not afraid to try new things. That's is that part of my personality coming out in my beer making.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on March 11, 2016, 04:37:12 PM
I have a Vienna Lager planned for Sat.  I am using the Red Ball Express recipe found in BYO mag:

Red Ball Express
(Vienna Lager)
(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)
OG = 1.052
FG = 1.013
IBU = 25
SRM = 11
ABV = 5.0%

Ingredients

10 lbs. 12 oz. (4.9 kg) Vienna malt
9 oz. (0.26 kg) CaraMunich II® malt (45 °L)
6.66 AAU Tettnanger hops (60 mins)

I am debating between 34/70 and S-189 for the yeast.

Mash 90 min at 154°F and boil for 90 min.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 11, 2016, 09:37:01 PM
No brewing, but its packaging weekend. I have to cork n cage 15 gallons of sour beer, bottle my challenge beer, and keg two pale ales.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 11, 2016, 10:49:04 PM
No brewing, but its packaging weekend. I have to cork n cage 15 gallons of sour beer, bottle my challenge beer, and keg two pale ales.

Better ask the wife for help with that one!  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 12, 2016, 04:09:38 AM
Shes at work paying for it lol. I got the sours done. Think I'll do the kegging and challenge beer tomorrow. Its sit on butt time now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on March 12, 2016, 11:02:07 PM
I just brewed my white IPA with tangerine peel and coriander

This time I used ~50ibus worth of CO2 hop extract for the bittering addition and then used 1oz each of galaxy and citra at 10 min and 2oz each at flameout for a 30min whirlpool

Fermenting with traditional witbier yeast...can't wait!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 12, 2016, 11:15:33 PM
I just brewed my white IPA with tangerine peel and coriander

This time I used ~50ibus worth of CO2 hop extract for the bittering addition and then used 1oz each of galaxy and citra at 10 min and 2oz each at flameout for a 30min whirlpool

Fermenting with traditional witbier yeast...can't wait!!

Sounds good!  Get ready for that yeast to crawl right out of the fermenter!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on March 13, 2016, 02:44:58 AM

I just brewed my white IPA with tangerine peel and coriander

This time I used ~50ibus worth of CO2 hop extract for the bittering addition and then used 1oz each of galaxy and citra at 10 min and 2oz each at flameout for a 30min whirlpool

Fermenting with traditional witbier yeast...can't wait!!

Sounds good!  Get ready for that yeast to crawl right out of the fermenter!
Oh I'm well aware, blowoff tubing is in place
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ale Farmer on March 13, 2016, 04:01:08 AM
Just finished bottling an Irish Red--too late to enjoy for Paddy's day, but will be great in a couple of weeks. Will use the WL Irish Ale yeast slurry for an APA in a couple of days.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on March 13, 2016, 12:03:55 PM
I have a Cider recipe on hand to make, nothing like what you describe above. This is a no boil recipe.

It's a Brewdemon product, heres a link.
 https://www.brewdemon.com/refills/complete-refills/6-gal-black-rock-apple-cider-recipe.html

Dumb question from a newbie now. Has anyone ever added Hops to a recipe like this before? I have some Belma Hops, (bought a pound of pellets) Link to the supplier on these:
http://www.hopsdirect.com/belma-pellets/

It list the quality's as "A very clean hop, with a very orange,
slight grapefruit, tropical  pineapple, strawberry, and melon aroma."

I figured it may lend something nice to this simple no boil cider. But I'm still a newbie, and not quite sure what the outcome would be. When it comes to cooking i'm a experimenter, not afraid to try new things. That's is that part of my personality coming out in my beer making.
Dry hops can be very nice in a cider. An ounce is probably a good starting point for a 5-gallon batch.

As far as hop choice goes, I honestly wouldn't recommend Belma for anything, though. It is the blandest, most boring hop I've ever tried (and I have tried a lot of hop varieties). I like Nelson Sauvin a lot for a dry-hopped cider (it has citrus and white wine notes to it). I haven't tried them, but I think Galaxy, Meridian, Vic Secret, Citra and Caliente would all be really good as a dry hop in a cider (basically, any of the newer tropical or stonefruit-forward hop varieties).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 13, 2016, 10:31:03 PM
No brewing this weekend. Kegged my step mashed helles for lagering. I hit the 1.010 FG I was shooting for and the sample was good. I'll get a better idea of how good when it finishes clearing. I'm encouraged. Gonna keg the Arrogant Bastard-ish beer next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on March 13, 2016, 10:45:16 PM
Best Bitter

3 gallons; OG 1048

4.7# Golden Promise
0.25# Crystal 60
0.05# Pale Chocolate
0.7 oz Willamette @ 60
0.5 oz Willamette @ 10
Mangrove Jacks Burton Ale Yeast
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 14, 2016, 01:40:12 PM
Last brew was the cream ale and done until April now as heading off on spring vaca next week.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on March 14, 2016, 07:25:05 PM
I finally got my challenge beer done, a smoked porter extract w grains recipe and its chugging along after only 12 hours. i am out of town as well next week for spring vacation. When I get back, I will have 5.5 g of Hazelnut Double Brown, 6.25 G of Evil Twin, and 5 g of this porter waiting to be bottled. That will make for a long afternoon!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on March 14, 2016, 07:58:12 PM
The title of this thread should be changed to omit the date, just "What are you brewing this weekend?".

I'm continuing with my helles quest and brewing that again this weekend. Really going to focus on that this year. Not going to brew nothing but helles, but there will be a lot.
Brewed a Kolsch yesterday. Lots of light German beers. Can drink a fack ton of them!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 14, 2016, 08:04:45 PM
The title of this thread should be changed to omit the date, just "What are you brewing this weekend?".

 Lots of light German beers. Can drink a fack ton of them!

Totally agree.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on March 15, 2016, 11:22:36 PM

The title of this thread should be changed to omit the date, just "What are you brewing this weekend?".

 Lots of light German beers. Can drink a fack ton of them!

Totally agree.
Gotta tell Blatz to change it. He started the thread so he can change it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 16, 2016, 03:04:00 PM
Bottling up some entries for a local comp .
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on March 17, 2016, 04:26:15 PM
My foot is finally healed up enough to get some work done in the brewery.

I was able to keg my Belgian Strong Golden last night after 7 weeks in primary (the last 3 in the mid 30's).  It finished up at 1.006 from 1.068.  Maybe that extra time did it some good.

Tomorrow night I'll be brewing an English ale (Golden Promise with EKG and Styrian Goldings; Wyeast 1768).  I guess under the new style guidelines it would fall under category 12A.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: RPIScotty on March 17, 2016, 06:16:17 PM

My foot is finally healed up enough to get some work done in the brewery.

I was able to keg my Belgian Strong Golden last night after 7 weeks in primary (the last 3 in the mid 30's).  It finished up at 1.006 from 1.068.  Maybe that extra time did it some good.

Tomorrow night I'll be brewing an English ale (Golden Promise with EKG and Styrian Goldings; Wyeast 1768).  I guess under the new style guidelines it would fall under category 12A.

7 weeks! Holy cow...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: ethinson on March 17, 2016, 06:19:25 PM
Brewing a Rye IPA this weekend and also bottling my Black Butte Porter clone (AHA Recipe).

My Cascadian Dark ale is in secondary and will be bottled next week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on March 17, 2016, 08:26:43 PM

My foot is finally healed up enough to get some work done in the brewery.

I was able to keg my Belgian Strong Golden last night after 7 weeks in primary (the last 3 in the mid 30's).  It finished up at 1.006 from 1.068.  Maybe that extra time did it some good.

Tomorrow night I'll be brewing an English ale (Golden Promise with EKG and Styrian Goldings; Wyeast 1768).  I guess under the new style guidelines it would fall under category 12A.

7 weeks! Holy cow...
Gonna be all autolyzed and shiz. Meat!  Just kidding, it's prooooolllllly fine.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: bartcal on March 22, 2016, 12:14:29 AM
5 gallons or so of English Ordinary Bitter - my first all-grain brew. We'll see how it goes today; it's sitting all nice and warm in my mash tun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on March 22, 2016, 05:42:04 PM
Yesterday I brewed a Mexican Vienna.

10 gallons, OG 1.048

10 lb. Avangard vienna
6 lb. Avangard pils
6 lb. flaked maize
6 oz. black prinz

Mash at 148°F for 75 min

2 oz. Hallertau Mittelfrueh FWH
1.9 oz. Clusters 60 min

Boil for 75 min. Chill to 50°F.

Split between yeast cakes of WY2035 American Lager and WY2532 Munich Lager II
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 22, 2016, 05:45:50 PM
Yesterday I brewed a Mexican Vienna.

10 gallons, OG 1.048

10 lb. Avangard vienna
6 lb. Avangard pils
6 lb. flaked maize
6 oz. black prinz

Mash at 148°F for 75 min

2 oz. Hallertau Mittelfrueh FWH
1.9 oz. Clusters 60 min

Boil for 75 min. Chill to 50°F.

Split between yeast cakes of WY2035 American Lager and WY2532 Munich Lager II


Looks great. Bet it doesn't last long.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 22, 2016, 05:53:30 PM
packaged this last weekend-dort gold, northern german pils and 5 cases of wine. put cream ale in fridge to cold crash, and now off to vegas for some R&R!

next brew april 2nd and schwarz probably.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 22, 2016, 06:01:39 PM
packaged this last weekend-dort gold, northern german pils and 5 cases of wine. put cream ale in fridge to cold crash, and now off to vegas for some R&R!


Enjoy !
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 23, 2016, 03:23:57 PM
packaged this last weekend-dort gold, northern german pils and 5 cases of wine. put cream ale in fridge to cold crash, and now off to vegas for some R&R!

next brew april 2nd and schwarz probably.

Did you breathe during all that too?  Enjoy the trip!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 23, 2016, 03:24:50 PM
Boil going for Irish Red right now. Gonna ferment this one with the Thames Valley II strain at 60F.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 23, 2016, 03:25:08 PM
Tomorrow is gonna be the first brew with my new customized Zymatic.  Rye IPA of course.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 23, 2016, 03:27:08 PM
Tomorrow is gonna be the first brew with my new customized Zymatic.  Rye IPA of course.

Where did you get that recipe from?   ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 23, 2016, 03:28:36 PM
Tomorrow is gonna be the first brew with my new customized Zymatic.  Rye IPA of course.

Where did you get that recipe from?   ;)

Directly from the head brewer at the brewery
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on March 23, 2016, 03:53:18 PM

Tomorrow is gonna be the first brew with my new customized Zymatic.  Rye IPA of course.
What are the customizations?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 23, 2016, 03:57:18 PM

Tomorrow is gonna be the first brew with my new customized Zymatic.  Rye IPA of course.
What are the customizations?

It goes to 11!

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: RPIScotty on March 23, 2016, 04:02:25 PM

Tomorrow is gonna be the first brew with my new customized Zymatic.  Rye IPA of course.
What are the customizations?

It goes to 11!

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/t31.0-8/12419337_668349236641660_5371945697161499254_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12322792_668349196641664_1989043791403259350_o.jpg)

"Why not just make 10 louder?"
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on March 23, 2016, 04:21:05 PM
I just hope you know the difference between gallons and ounces.
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People always quote the "these go to 11" scene, but I think Stonehenge is just as good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 23, 2016, 04:34:03 PM
I just hope you know the difference between gallons and ounces.
(http://www.thatericalper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/spinal-12.png)
People always quote the "these go to 11" scene, but I think Stonehenge is just as good.

LOVE IT!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: RPIScotty on March 23, 2016, 04:35:42 PM
I just hope you know the difference between gallons and ounces.
(http://www.thatericalper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/spinal-12.png)
People always quote the "these go to 11" scene, but I think Stonehenge is just as good.

LOVE IT!

"Big bottom,
 Big bottom,
 Talkin' bout gravity points,
 My Zymatics got 'em."
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: PrettyBeard on March 23, 2016, 04:37:16 PM
I just hope you know the difference between gallons and ounces.
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People always quote the "these go to 11" scene, but I think Stonehenge is just as good.
My only thought: "Goes to 3.1415?"
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: metron-brewer on March 23, 2016, 05:03:44 PM
The "Hop Whisperer" aka Eric B's House IPA. I've had a hit/miss - love/hate relationship with both Nelson and Citra hops. Time to give them another try since I have them.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 23, 2016, 08:31:31 PM

packaged this last weekend-dort gold, northern german pils and 5 cases of wine. put cream ale in fridge to cold crash, and now off to vegas for some R&R!


Enjoy !

Enjoying SN PALE ALE by the pitcher poolside.... All is well.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 24, 2016, 05:38:50 PM

packaged this last weekend-dort gold, northern german pils and 5 cases of wine. put cream ale in fridge to cold crash, and now off to vegas for some R&R!


Enjoy !

Enjoying SN PALE ALE by the pitcher poolside.... All is well.


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Pour one for me!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 24, 2016, 06:12:43 PM
First run with the new Zymatic!

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on March 24, 2016, 06:19:14 PM
Kolsch tomorrow. Best beer I brew. Excited.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on March 24, 2016, 06:36:43 PM
Kolsch tomorrow. Best beer I brew. Excited.
I'd like to get the recipe. I have a Kolsch upcoming and would like a good recipe
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on March 24, 2016, 08:02:09 PM

First run with the new Zymatic!

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10455350_672130812930169_4250642749993603620_n.jpg?oh=e2dd5043f7979ffe695dabebf5ac2566&oe=5788A1BD)
So, can you say what is new about your Zymatic? Besides the faceplate and 11 on the dial?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 24, 2016, 08:30:46 PM

First run with the new Zymatic!

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10455350_672130812930169_4250642749993603620_n.jpg?oh=e2dd5043f7979ffe695dabebf5ac2566&oe=5788A1BD)
So, can you say what is new about your Zymatic? Besides the faceplate and 11 on the dial?
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That's pretty much it.  I think they've upgraded some components from the one I originally had, but nothing major.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on March 24, 2016, 08:33:09 PM


First run with the new Zymatic!

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So, can you say what is new about your Zymatic? Besides the faceplate and 11 on the dial?

That's pretty much it.  I think they've upgraded some components from the one I originally had, but nothing major.
Cool. I want a Zymatic. Not sure when I will have the funds.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 25, 2016, 03:16:38 AM
I did a Tavme Pivo for NHC club night today. 1.040 dark Czech lager. Will see how it turns out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Ethan J on March 26, 2016, 04:55:55 PM
I'm about to start the mash timer for Denny's BVIP. First time brewing it, and I'll be using PacMan instead of 1450 due to availability, but this beer is next in line to go into the whiskey barrel.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on March 26, 2016, 06:14:35 PM
I'm about to start the mash timer for Denny's BVIP. First time brewing it, and I'll be using PacMan instead of 1450 due to availability, but this beer is next in line to go into the whiskey barrel.

It won't have quite the same mouthfeel with Pacman.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 26, 2016, 08:44:56 PM
Bottling up some beers for another local comp.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 26, 2016, 10:42:32 PM
About done mashing a Mandarina/Amarillo/Eldorado IPA, next is rebrew NHC Stout
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on March 27, 2016, 05:54:46 PM
About done mashing a Mandarina/Amarillo/Eldorado IPA, next is rebrew NHC Stout

If you are able, I recommend saving some of your initial batch of the stout that moved on just so you can have it to compare with your newer batch.  That way you can send in the one that you think tastes better.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on March 27, 2016, 07:03:11 PM
I brewed today for the first time since December 5th.  A German Pilsner that got higher than expected efficiency.  Woo Hoo!  Over 10.5 gallons split between Wyeast 2308 (shaken, high kreusen) and 2 packets of 34/70.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: euge on March 27, 2016, 08:21:41 PM
10 gallons of Czech pale lager yesterday. Hit my numbers despite a stuck first-sparge.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 27, 2016, 09:22:45 PM
About done mashing a Mandarina/Amarillo/Eldorado IPA, next is rebrew NHC Stout

If you are able, I recommend saving some of your initial batch of the stout that moved on just so you can have it to compare with your newer batch.  That way you can send in the one that you think tastes better.
There's 3 spares
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: war2112 on March 28, 2016, 02:30:51 AM
I am brewing my first batch in about 20 years. Been way too long!

It is a pale ale. Pitched the yeast yesterday at 2:30 PM EST and the airlock is quite active.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 28, 2016, 11:15:44 AM
I am brewing my first batch in about 20 years. Been way too long!

It is a pale ale. Pitched the yeast yesterday at 2:30 PM EST and the airlock is quite active.

Welcome back! Good news is it's still water,grain,hops, and yeast....just a whole lot more options and variety
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 28, 2016, 11:41:28 AM
War2112-Welcome back! Good news is it's still water,grain,hops, and yeast....just a whole lot more options

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 28, 2016, 11:58:52 AM
War2112-Welcome back! Good news is it's still water,grain,hops, and yeast....just a whole lot more options

wow we think alike  ::)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on March 28, 2016, 12:10:19 PM
Couldn't help myself
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 28, 2016, 12:57:43 PM
Couldn't help myself

it's the new way to say +1
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Bill H on March 31, 2016, 04:43:24 PM
Made a Milk Stout and pitched my yeast yesreday, glad I used my blow off tube! One of the most active fermentation's I've seen.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: neddles on March 31, 2016, 08:24:11 PM
Brewed this today. The mash smelled like sweet grassy honey on toast.

6 gallons
1.049
SRM 7
IBU 28

4#10oz. Wey. Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner
4#10oz. Wey. Floor Malted Bohemian Dark Malt (5-8L)
2oz. Caraaroma
Mash @ 149F/50min and 160F/20min.

28.5g Hallertau Mittelfruh @60
14g Hallertau Mittelfruh @20

WY 2352 Munich Lager II
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on March 31, 2016, 08:35:49 PM
I'm brewing a single hop APA (Eureka) tomorrow night, kegging an English ale (British Golden Ale?) tonight, and tapping a keg of Belgian Strong Golden sometime over the weekend.

I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 31, 2016, 09:44:44 PM
I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


I did that a few months ago - really like the stuff. Very clean tasting beer. A mild warning - I was really irritated when the first few pours were fairly foamy, more so than usual. That goes away after a few pints. I read references to the foaming online. It does go away and pours beautifully, so no worries. Good investment IMO.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: neddles on March 31, 2016, 10:01:56 PM
I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


I did that a few months ago - really like the stuff. Very clean tasting beer. A mild warning - I was really irritated when the first few pours were fairly foamy, more so than usual. That goes away after a few pints. I read references to the foaming online. It does go away and pours beautifully, so no worries. Good investment IMO.
That's good info right there. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to build a keezer soon and intend to use that tubing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 31, 2016, 10:15:59 PM
I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


I did that a few months ago - really like the stuff. Very clean tasting beer. A mild warning - I was really irritated when the first few pours were fairly foamy, more so than usual. That goes away after a few pints. I read references to the foaming online. It does go away and pours beautifully, so no worries. Good investment IMO.
That's good info right there. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to build a keezer soon and intend to use that tubing.


And it shouldn't be a deterrent to buying at all. It's a great product. I'd guess it took 7 or 8 pints pouring foamier than I wanted to get to the great pours.  I just saved you guys an irritating surprise.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 01, 2016, 01:38:00 AM


I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


What made you want to move to those lines?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: AmandaK on April 01, 2016, 01:43:12 AM
I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


I did that a few months ago - really like the stuff. Very clean tasting beer. A mild warning - I was really irritated when the first few pours were fairly foamy, more so than usual. That goes away after a few pints. I read references to the foaming online. It does go away and pours beautifully, so no worries. Good investment IMO.
Are those the barrier lines with a higher resistance than normal barrier lines?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2016, 01:58:23 AM
I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


I did that a few months ago - really like the stuff. Very clean tasting beer. A mild warning - I was really irritated when the first few pours were fairly foamy, more so than usual. That goes away after a few pints. I read references to the foaming online. It does go away and pours beautifully, so no worries. Good investment IMO.
Are those the barrier lines with a higher resistance than normal barrier lines?

Not to my knowledge. I don't know the reason. If the resistance were higher I don't think the issue would go away with a few pours. It pours better now than traditional line at the same length.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2016, 02:04:34 AM


I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


What made you want to move to those lines?

The lines aren't made of vinyl which can absorb flavors over time. Even the first pour from what's in the lines (which normally gets dumped) smells and tastes cleaner. Claims to last much longer than traditional as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 01, 2016, 02:06:48 AM
No brewing this weekend, but it's a bottling party: 3 batches around 17 gallons total. Who wants to pitch in and help? Brewing a N German Pilsner next weekend with Lager X and can't wait
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: AmandaK on April 01, 2016, 02:21:55 AM
Huh, interesting. Still sounds like I need that gas blender. :/

Anyway, back on topic. Berliner Weisse with Swanson's lacto planarium tablets on Friday, and a Mandarina Bavaria IPA on Saturday. Bottling an American Wild on Sunday.

Haven't brewed in about 1.5 months. Feels good!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on April 01, 2016, 04:22:38 AM


I'm also replacing the liquid lines in my kegerator with that ultra barrier silver anti-microbial tubing.


What made you want to move to those lines?

It's just time to change the lines, and I've heard good things. 

My experience with the regular tubing is that it's a crap shoot as to whether the particular tubing you receive will impart a plastic flavor to the first ounce or two of beer that has been sitting in it.  I understand this is a non-issue with the silver barrier tubing.

Are those the barrier lines with a higher resistance than normal barrier lines?

According to MoreBeer, they provide 2.2 lbs. of restriction per foot, which I think is the same as the normal lines.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on April 01, 2016, 11:30:01 AM
SMAC My B**r Up

1.065
95%2 row/5% Carahell

Simcoe
Mosaic
Amarillo
Citra


001

Either later today or tomorrow

Thought about azacca instead of Amarillo but I have a lot of the latter and less of the former.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2016, 11:43:06 AM
SMAC My B**r Up

1.065
95%2 row/5% Carahell

Simcoe
Mosaic
Amarillo
Citra


001

Either later today or tomorrow

Thought about azacca instead of Amarillo but I have a lot of the latter and less of the former.


Sounds tasty.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 01, 2016, 12:37:54 PM
SMAC My B**r Up

1.065
95%2 row/5% Carahell

Simcoe
Mosaic
Amarillo
Citra


001

Either later today or tomorrow

Thought about azacca instead of Amarillo but I have a lot of the latter and less of the former.
Man, that Prodigy song created so much controversy. People didn't even take the time to understand what was actually going on in the lyrics. Might jam that album today...
The recipe looks tasty.

Don't think I'm brewing this weekend. Didn't last weekend either, could use a couple weeks off. Plus my beer supply is plentiful right now. Don't really want kegs sitting around at room temperature waiting to be put in the kegerator. But that is kind of a nice thing too...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on April 01, 2016, 12:46:14 PM
Knew you'd get the reference @Beersk
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 01, 2016, 01:13:32 PM
Not only the lyrics caused a commotion, the video was the first to include full frontal nudity on MTV. It was like 2 seconds and a bit blurred, but still a first and I dont think many more have gone there. Oh, and MTV doesnt bother to play videos anymore
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 01, 2016, 01:16:14 PM
Not only the lyrics caused a commotion, the video was the first to include full frontal nudity on MTV. It was like 2 seconds and a bit blurred, but still a first and I dont think many more have gone there. Oh, and MTV doesnt bother to play videos anymore

whats MTV  :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
Back in the day when MTV actually showed music content. I miss 120 Minutes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 01, 2016, 01:22:17 PM
Jon, back when I watched MTV, I was more in to the Headbangers Ball. I think my tastes have changed drastically and I would really enjoy 120 minutes nowadays
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2016, 01:28:08 PM
Jon, back when I watched MTV, I was more in to the Headbangers Ball. I think my tastes have changed drastically and I would really enjoy 120 minutes nowadays


Watched that, too!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 01, 2016, 01:32:03 PM
Jon, back when I watched MTV, I was more in to the Headbangers Ball. I think my tastes have changed drastically and I would really enjoy 120 minutes nowadays
Those were the days...

I actually really miss VH1's Pop-up Video as well and Behind the Music had some really good episodes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on April 01, 2016, 01:32:52 PM
Would be awesome to see a Foo Unplugged or something like that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2016, 01:38:04 PM
Would be awesome to see a Foo Unplugged or something like that.

Sure would. They'd do it, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: AmandaK on April 01, 2016, 01:43:07 PM
FRESH POTS!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: mharding73 on April 02, 2016, 03:22:11 PM
My first Imperial stout.  My PH was low 5.3.  Was expecting 5.5.  I guess I may have entered something wrong in Brun water.  OG 1.091.  Fermenting with WLP 001.  Gonna add some coffee in a few weeks in the secondary.  I plan to crack the first bottle about thanksgiving.  I thought it looked like a latte before the boil hit. 
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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 02, 2016, 04:12:25 PM
dortmunder tomorrow. all prepped, ready to roll.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 02, 2016, 05:14:36 PM
My first Imperial stout.  My PH was low 5.3.  Was expecting 5.5.  I guess I may have entered something wrong in Brun water.  OG 1.091.  Fermenting with WLP 001.  Gonna add some coffee in a few weeks in the secondary.  I plan to crack the first bottle about thanksgiving.  I thought it looked like a latte before the boil hit. 
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Good call. I'd actually suggest making some cold brew and adding it to the bottling bucket/keg before racking in for the best coffee flavor. Sounds good!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: mharding73 on April 02, 2016, 05:28:32 PM
Cold steeping in a secondary wouldn't do much?  I was thinking about dropping the temp to about 45 then adding some ground coffee in a bag for about a week.  I forgot to mention I am adding 2 oz bourbon soaked cubes as well to the secondary.  I was going to let that sit for a while.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 02, 2016, 06:16:02 PM
Cold steeping in a secondary wouldn't do much?  I was thinking about dropping the temp to about 45 then adding some ground coffee in a bag for about a week.  I forgot to mention I am adding 2 oz bourbon soaked cubes as well to the secondary.  I was going to let that sit for a while.
That would probably be good too. Sounds like a tasty beer.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on April 03, 2016, 02:01:13 AM
Patagonia Lager
3 gallons, 1050 OG

5# Patagonia Extra Pale malt
20 IBU Warrior @ 60
Yellow Full water.
WLP830

We'll see how Warrior turns out bittering a lager.  I am hoping OK.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 03, 2016, 02:05:03 AM
Patagonia Lager

5# Patagonia Extra Pale malt
20 IBU Warrior @ 60
Yellow Full water.
WLP830

We'll see how Warrior turns out buttering a lager.  I am hoping OK.


Sounds good. Warrior is very clean (like Magnum), so @ 20 IBU I think it'll be fine. Be sure to post how it comes out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on April 03, 2016, 02:06:21 AM
Patagonia Lager

5# Patagonia Extra Pale malt
20 IBU Warrior @ 60
Yellow Full water.
WLP830

We'll see how Warrior turns out buttering a lager.  I am hoping OK.


Sounds good. Warrior is very clean (like Magnum), so @ 20 IBU I think it'll be fine. Be sure to post how it comes out.
Thanks! I was hoping you would chime in.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 03, 2016, 02:13:28 AM
Patagonia Lager

5# Patagonia Extra Pale malt
20 IBU Warrior @ 60
Yellow Full water.
WLP830

We'll see how Warrior turns out buttering a lager.  I am hoping OK.


Sounds good. Warrior is very clean (like Magnum), so @ 20 IBU I think it'll be fine. Be sure to post how it comes out.
Thanks! I was hoping you would chime in.
Patagonia Lager

5# Patagonia Extra Pale malt
20 IBU Warrior @ 60
Yellow Full water.
WLP830

We'll see how Warrior turns out buttering a lager.  I am hoping OK.


Sounds good. Warrior is very clean (like Magnum), so @ 20 IBU I think it'll be fine. Be sure to post how it comes out.
Thanks! I was hoping you would chime in.


In a beer that clean you might notice a tad more hop character than if you used it in an APA (where it'd be more drowned out by other hops), but I honestly think it'll be a clean beer. I'm curious to see what you think of that malt, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on April 03, 2016, 02:15:01 AM
This will be my first time with the Patagonia. Hence the simple recipe.

I won't mind a slight hop flavor.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 03, 2016, 02:35:27 PM
Not enjoying brewing in cold again...ugg weather has been screwy. 70F one day 28F the next.
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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 03, 2016, 02:39:47 PM
Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 03, 2016, 02:52:55 PM
Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 03, 2016, 03:01:36 PM
Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.


Cool. I really like the steam infusion idea.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 03, 2016, 03:02:54 PM
Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.


Cool. I really like the steam infusion idea.

working great. new copper steam stick attached to stir paddle did the trick- 1.42F per minute heat rise.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 04, 2016, 12:13:45 PM
Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.


Cool. I really like the steam infusion idea.

working great. new copper steam stick attached to stir paddle did the trick- 1.42F per minute heat rise.
2mL brought you down from 5.4 to 5.26? I guess that sounds about right... I've been using about 3mL, but then again, I'm still playing the guessing game without a meter. I figure it's a safe zone for Kai's .5mL per pound of grist. If that were the case, I'd be adding like 4.5mL for most grists. That seems like a lot.
Love the copper steam stick idea.

We had some crazy winds here in Iowa yesterday too. It really is crazy and I'm getting rather annoyed with the 40-50 degree temp swings, being a bike commuter...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 04, 2016, 12:24:07 PM
2mL brought you down from 5.4 to 5.26? I guess that sounds about right..



FWIW, I used 2 ml in kettle on my helles, too. I figured that Kai (using RO) used 2 ml in his helles to drop 5.55 to 5.35 pH. Granted I use colorphast strips but I checked and my 5.45 mash pH seemed to be right around 5.25-5.3 after cooling the kettle sample. Works for me and the beer is good.
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 04, 2016, 12:29:52 PM
Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.


Cool. I really like the steam infusion idea.

working great. new copper steam stick attached to stir paddle did the trick- 1.42F per minute heat rise.
2mL brought you down from 5.4 to 5.26? I guess that sounds about right... I've been using about 3mL, but then again, I'm still playing the guessing game without a meter. I figure it's a safe zone for Kai's .5mL per pound of grist. If that were the case, I'd be adding like 4.5mL for most grists. That seems like a lot.
Love the copper steam stick idea.

We had some crazy winds here in Iowa yesterday too. It really is crazy and I'm getting rather annoyed with the 40-50 degree temp swings, being a bike commuter...
Keep in mind my mash of 5.5 dropped over 2 hours to around 5.41. 2ml in  kettle and for 10.75# grist is no issue at all and dropped to 5.26.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: ethinson on April 04, 2016, 06:23:12 PM
Brewed a Belgian IPA this weekend on a friends awesome 3 burner system.  Only my second all grain batch.  Playing around with a new style for our specialty IPA competition coming up and also serving this at a fundraising gala with a people's choice, so we'll see what people think.  Pretty straight forward Belgian recipe with American hops.

10 lb Pale 2 row
1 lb Crystal 60
1 lb Amber Candi Sugar (added last 10 minutes of boil)

1 oz Magnum 60 minute
1 oz Mosaic 30 minute
1 oz Mosaic 15 minute
1 oz Mosaic at Flameout

1 oz Mosaic held for Dry hopping.

Target OG was 1.064 and hit 1.060, so not bad.

Pitched Imperial's B56 - Rustic.  Suppose to be very fruity with a lot of banana/bubblegum esters which I love and hope the fruity citrus hops will complement.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 04, 2016, 10:13:33 PM

Keep in mind my mash of 5.5 dropped over 2 hours to around 5.41. 2ml in  kettle and for 10.75# grist is no issue at all and dropped to 5.26.
That's interesting that it drops like that, but it doesn't seem like enough to be a factor. I'm just adding a little to the kettle to bring it down but not too much since I'm flying blind until I get a meter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 05, 2016, 11:55:00 AM
Hoping to knock out two 3.5 gallon batches this weekend. A version of WortHog's North German Pils with WLP 835 and Brulosopher's German Pils with 34/70
Edited because I can't type
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 05, 2016, 12:34:14 PM
Hoping to knock out two .5 gallon batches this weekend. A version of WortHog's North German Pils with WLP 835 and Brulosopher's German Pils with 34/70
1/2 gallon batches? Damn, that's microbrewing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 05, 2016, 01:10:12 PM
Hoping to knock out two .5 gallon batches this weekend. A version of WortHog's North German Pils with WLP 835 and Brulosopher's German Pils with 34/70
1/2 gallon batches? Damn, that's microbrewing.

3.5gal is what he said prior...typo  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 05, 2016, 01:12:52 PM
Yep, thanks Ken 3.5g
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 05, 2016, 02:01:48 PM
Yep, thanks Ken 3.5g
I like smaller batches, for sure, but doing the long mash rests I've been doing for lagers, it really does not feel worth it to me. I plan to experiment with short mash and boil times for the small batches I do for my 2.5 gallon keg.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 05, 2016, 07:06:40 PM
kicked 5 gal of o'fest this weekend, so with fresh 833 slurry....yep you guessed it o'fest on deck for the weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 05, 2016, 07:23:05 PM
My Session IPA (juicied with CTZ Amarillo and Eldorado) kicked last night. I'm waiting patiently for my Blatimore Stout to finish so no brewing this weekend. I have two more packs of 2352 to use up, so I've got Helles and Dunkel on the list next.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 05, 2016, 08:07:43 PM
My Session IPA (juicied with CTZ Amarillo and Eldorado) kicked last night. I'm waiting patiently for my Blatimore Stout to finish so no brewing this weekend. I have two more packs of 2352 to use up, so I've got Helles and Dunkel on the list next.
just for sh*ts and giggles, and perhaps a little something different.....mash 60 min at 143F and 60 min 162-3F, PH 5.5-5.6 and then mash out. see what you can perceive vs. your normal single infusion schedule. go for kettle PH of 5.2-5.25.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Slowbrew on April 05, 2016, 10:38:24 PM
Should I be concerned that this weekend is still January 2014?   ;)

Paul
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 05, 2016, 10:40:12 PM
Should I be concerned that this weekend is still January 2014?   ;)

Paul
Mind as well be with the cold and snow many of us are experiencing in April.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on April 09, 2016, 06:46:34 PM
Just finished kegging my Irish Red (golden promise base) with the WY PC winter Thames Valley II strain. Tried fermenting it at 60F and it ripped right through the wort (again!) in about 36 hrs with full krausen drop.  Crazy.

Saved some of the slurry to repitch into a modified Blatz's RIS that I am brewing on Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 09, 2016, 08:00:02 PM
Should I be concerned that this weekend is still January 2014?   ;)

Paul
Mind as well be with the cold and snow many of us are experiencing in April.
Getting a bit tired of it myself being a bike commuter...

Brewing a Vienna lager tomorrow. 45 minute rest at 144F, 60 minute rest at 160 or so. Going to keg up a helles and use the yeast, which is 2352. Gonna call the beer Von Shtupp Vienna lager :)
Title: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on April 10, 2016, 09:13:25 PM
I brewed a Rye IPA yesterday, Columbus for bittering at 60 min and 30 min, Eureka and Columbus at 10min and whirlpool
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on April 10, 2016, 11:02:49 PM
Spring Cleaning: Off work this week so I'm brewing without a trip to the LHBS.  I have about 23 lbs of Rahr Pale Ale Malt and a few pounds of Crystal 20 nearing it's one year anniversary and a few packets of dry yeast in the fridge.  Planning two brews for tomorrow. 
APA: featuring Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe and US05 yeast.
IPA: with Warrior, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe and Danstar Nottingham yeast. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: JT on April 11, 2016, 08:43:32 PM
Brew day officially delayed.  I went to switch out the under sink carbon filter and the replacement was either defective or tampered with.  When I turned the water on it packed my cold water line with carbon all the way to the faucet.  I tried to clear it out, but could still feel grit when operating the handles.  Spent today replacing a faucet and cleaning.  Here's a pic of the faucet line. 
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/fcb49675a7d299ed82b110eb5f59f15e.jpg)
Looking online, others have had this problem too.  3M is sending me a replacement filter and they've now started tamper wrapping their filters. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on April 11, 2016, 10:58:06 PM
I actually managed to get a brew day in this weekend. It's a first draft.

Classic American Pilsner with maple Syrup. Kind of imperialized it with the added sugars.

4 kg pils
2 kg corn meal
1 kg homemade grade B Dark maple syrup.

Had a stuck sparge, I think do to equipment failure in my mash tun more than anything else.
pitched two packets of S-189 into ~4 gallons.
No idea how it's going to turn out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on April 12, 2016, 05:48:58 PM
I actually managed to get a brew day in this weekend. It's a first draft.

Classic American Pilsner with maple Syrup. Kind of imperialized it with the added sugars.

4 kg pils
2 kg corn meal
1 kg homemade grade B Dark maple syrup.

Had a stuck sparge, I think do to equipment failure in my mash tun more than anything else.
pitched two packets of S-189 into ~4 gallons.
No idea how it's going to turn out.

That sounds really interesting.  Talk about traditional North American ingredients.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on April 12, 2016, 06:12:03 PM
I actually managed to get a brew day in this weekend. It's a first draft.

Classic American Pilsner with maple Syrup. Kind of imperialized it with the added sugars.

4 kg pils
2 kg corn meal
1 kg homemade grade B Dark maple syrup.

Had a stuck sparge, I think do to equipment failure in my mash tun more than anything else.
pitched two packets of S-189 into ~4 gallons.
No idea how it's going to turn out.

That sounds really interesting.  Talk about traditional North American ingredients.

that's the idea. I love working with maple and it is a very subtle ingredient in most of the things I've had or made with it. I'm hoping in the lighter flavored base beer more of the maple character will come through.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on April 12, 2016, 06:23:42 PM
made a dortmunder on Saturday with 835 Lager X, mostly pils, a bit of munich, smidges of carafoam and acid malt, german magnum for bitter and HM for flavor/aroma.  145df/40 158/30.  could have drank the entire sample of unfermented wort.  can't wait.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 12, 2016, 06:28:00 PM
made a dortmunder on Saturday with 835 Lager X, mostly pils, a bit of munich, smidges of carafoam and acid malt, german magnum for bitter and HM for flavor/aroma.  145df/40 158/30.  could have drank the entire sample of unfermented wort.  can't wait.
Sorry, Paul. That's just not going to be a good beer. You didn't run your hochkurz mash long enough and high enough for your hochmash. Also, where's the carahell???


















Just kidding, dude! Sounds tasty. Prost!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on April 12, 2016, 06:31:00 PM
Sorry, Paul. That's just not going to be a good beer. You didn't run your hochkurz mash long enough and high enough for your hochmash. Also, where's the carahell???
Just kidding, dude! Sounds tasty. Prost!

haha - I know you're ribbing me, but is that what Bryan meant when he said 60/60?  I've been doing 20-40 min at each step based on kai's recommendations, but I guess I've been doing it wrong.

funny, I did consider carahell but I figured I'd give myself a break on that one - last 3 lagers have all had it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: chumley on April 12, 2016, 07:09:33 PM
Sunday April 10 I brewed a maibock.  Yes, a little late, but spring in Montana usually runs until the Fourth of July.

Quadruple Bogey Mai-Bock

10 gallons, OG 1.072

20 lbs. Avangard pilsner malt
10 lbs. Avangard munich malt
0.75 lbs. Weyermann Carahell
2.5 oz. Weyerman acid malt

Mash at 152°F for 2 hours

2.3 oz. Hallertau Mittelfrueh FWH
1 oz. Clusters 120 min
0.5 oz. Northern Brewer 120 min
2 oz. Tettnanger 30 min

Boil for 150 minutes. Split between yeast cakes of WY2035 American Lager and WY2352 Munich Lager II. Third pitch for each.

Next up for this weekend....I am thinking a pale ale, with Challenger for bittering and Cascade for flavor/aroma.  Probably Fuller's yeast, or maybe WY1007 if my altbier is done by then.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 12, 2016, 07:59:43 PM
Amarillo and equinox IPA with wlp007 - 95.2% pale ale malt, 4.8% carared.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 12, 2016, 08:18:18 PM
Ken I don't know equinox yet, but everything else sounds great. I think I have a pound of equinox just have not used any yet
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on April 12, 2016, 08:48:40 PM
Amarillo and equinox IPA with wlp007 - 95.2% pale ale malt, 4.8% carared.

very cool - I'm doing  a Citra/Equinox IIPA with 96% 2row/4% carared next month.  be interested to compare notes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 12, 2016, 08:58:17 PM
Ken I don't know equinox yet, but everything else sounds great. I think I have a pound of equinox just have not used any yet
Same here- maiden voyage with it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 12, 2016, 08:59:09 PM
Amarillo and equinox IPA with wlp007 - 95.2% pale ale malt, 4.8% carared.

very cool - I'm doing  a Citra/Equinox IIPA with 96% 2row/4% carared next month.  be interested to compare notes.
That sounds good also. It's my pretty standard IPA recipe- just switch hops of choice in.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 12, 2016, 09:29:38 PM
Sorry, Paul. That's just not going to be a good beer. You didn't run your hochkurz mash long enough and high enough for your hochmash. Also, where's the carahell???
Just kidding, dude! Sounds tasty. Prost!

haha - I know you're ribbing me, but is that what Bryan meant when he said 60/60?  I've been doing 20-40 min at each step based on kai's recommendations, but I guess I've been doing it wrong.

funny, I did consider carahell but I figured I'd give myself a break on that one - last 3 lagers have all had it.
I like the carahell, personally. Adds a nice malt character. Yeah, that's what Bryan was referring to with the 60/60 - 60 minutes for each rest. My brew day is still 5 hours so I'm good with that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 12, 2016, 09:44:52 PM
Amarillo and equinox IPA with wlp007 - 95.2% pale ale malt, 4.8% carared.

very cool - I'm doing  a Citra/Equinox IIPA with 96% 2row/4% carared next month.  be interested to compare notes.
That sounds good also. It's my pretty standard IPA recipe- just switch hops of choice in.



You'll love the Equinox. Really nice hop.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 12, 2016, 10:29:40 PM
Sorry, Paul. That's just not going to be a good beer. You didn't run your hochkurz mash long enough and high enough for your hochmash. Also, where's the carahell???
Just kidding, dude! Sounds tasty. Prost!

haha - I know you're ribbing me, but is that what Bryan meant when he said 60/60?  I've been doing 20-40 min at each step based on kai's recommendations, but I guess I've been doing it wrong.

funny, I did consider carahell but I figured I'd give myself a break on that one - last 3 lagers have all had it.

i switched my dort up recently. mostly pils with some light 6L munich base, and then blend of carahell and caramunich I 55L
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 13, 2016, 02:31:12 AM
Sorry, Paul. That's just not going to be a good beer. You didn't run your hochkurz mash long enough and high enough for your hochmash. Also, where's the carahell???
Just kidding, dude! Sounds tasty. Prost!

haha - I know you're ribbing me, but is that what Bryan meant when he said 60/60?  I've been doing 20-40 min at each step based on kai's recommendations, but I guess I've been doing it wrong.

funny, I did consider carahell but I figured I'd give myself a break on that one - last 3 lagers have all had it.

i switched my dort up recently. mostly pils with some light 6L munich base, and then blend of carahell and caramunich I 55L
Wait, he said his last 3 lagers had "it"...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Bob357 on April 15, 2016, 03:38:28 AM
Rye IPA this weekend, finally. Had milled grains  and the starter ready to go 4 weeks ago when I started having stomach problems. Was feeling much better last weekend and was going to brew until I smelled my starter and discovered a very aromatic malt vinegar. So much for WLP007. Will brew it with WLP001 on Saturday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 16, 2016, 08:28:04 AM
Using up the last of my 2352 with a Helles and a Dunkel tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 17, 2016, 12:08:41 AM
Switched up the Dunkel at the last min. I bumped up the bittering to 20 and added an ounce of Saphir at 10. I guess that makes it a Vienna

Saphir Wiener!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 18, 2016, 12:29:09 AM
Switched up the Dunkel at the last min. I bumped up the bittering to 20 and added an ounce of Saphir at 10. I guess that makes it a Vienna

Saphir Wiener!
I like it...sounds good!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 20, 2016, 06:00:39 AM
1st time for everything. My Wy2352 packs were manufacturer November 15. Figured they'd be fine and the starters sure looked active to me. I piched a bit sooner than my normal 12 hrs, but they looked to be fully in suspension rather than just dead and settling out. But after 3 days there is absolutely no change in gravity and the surface of both beers is dead still. The gravity samples smell like beautiful freshly made wort. So, I bumped the temp to 65F and pitched active starters of Wy1056 (all I had on hand)

I guess these will be mutt beers now. Some sort of bumpkin redneck Kölsch and Alt.

Oh well! Might even dry hop them just for schlitz und giggelz
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on April 20, 2016, 12:23:10 PM
I am assuming you used the shaken method correct?  I am still not convinced that is the best way to go for lagers and or old yeast packets. I just feel so much better knowing that I am approximating a fairly large pitch for my cold fermented lagers. Just my 2 cents though.

sorry to hear the yeast didn't work out.  That is frustrating to say the least.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 20, 2016, 08:49:46 PM
I should have smacked and proofed. The problem is not the method but that these 5 month old 2352s were expired. I probably need to search for a new favorite German lager strain that is available year round. By the way the beers are already rockin and rollin with the 1056
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on April 20, 2016, 09:43:43 PM
I'm dealing with a smackpack of questionable health myself right now. I have a pouch of 1469 that was older than I remembered (August or September, IIRC- I had thought it was more like December). I smacked it last night and only got a little bit of swelling. I pitched it into my starter anyways and right now it still isn't doing much. Thankfully, I have a PurePitch of London Ale in the fridge that I can use for backup if the starter doesn't wake up before I go to sleep.

This was supposed to be a big week for brewing for me, since my wife took my son to visit her parents on Spring Break and I had the house to myself every night. Unfortunately, I had to put my cat down the day they left, so my plans are all out of whack.

I am mashing in on my NE-inspired IPA right now. I was also able to try making a batch of my own Crystal malt. I used Golden Promise and ended up with something that seems like it is just a bit lighter than C-60. I'm looking forward to trying this in an upcoming amber.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 20, 2016, 09:55:09 PM
Occasionally we're going to run into some kind of problem. When its a total anomaly we just have to pick it up and move on. I'm just impressed that the wort was perfectly fine after 3 days. They might not be beers that I was shooting for, but I learned that my post boil sanitation is great, and I learned not to trust a 5 month old smack pack.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blair.streit on April 20, 2016, 10:01:47 PM
Occasionally we're going to run into some kind of problem. When its a total anomaly we just have to pick it up and move on. I'm just impressed that the wort was perfectly fine after 3 days. They might not be beers that I was shooting for, but I learned that my post boil sanitation is great, and I learned not to trust a 5 month old smack pack.
I guess you can't always get away with yeast abuse, but nice to know it works more often than not  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on April 20, 2016, 11:08:00 PM
I am planning my effort at an Old Speckled Hen this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on April 20, 2016, 11:50:51 PM
I am planning my effort at an Old Speckled Hen this weekend.
Mind sharing your recipe? I had a fresh sample on tap recently and had completely forgotten just how damn good it is.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on April 21, 2016, 11:26:32 PM
I am planning my effort at an Old Speckled Hen this weekend.
Mind sharing your recipe? I had a fresh sample on tap recently and had completely forgotten just how damn good it is.

Mind you I have not brewed this before so I cannot vouch for this recipe.  However, I am looking forward to it.

Ingredients:
     
8 lbs  Golden Promise (Simpsons) (2.0 SRM)         
1 lbs  Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM)           
1 lbs  Lyle's Golden Syrup (0.0 SRM)     
3.0 oz  Brown Sugar, Dark (50.0 SRM)
1.00 oz   Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 60 min
0.50 oz   East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil Hop  15 min
0.25 oz   East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil Hop   5 min
1.0 pkg   Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml]         

Mash Schedule: (4) Single Infusion, Med Full Body, Batch Sparge 154°F

Golden Syrup and sugar added at the beginning of the boil.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on April 21, 2016, 11:30:19 PM
Whipping up a SMaSH golden promise and Idaho 7 IPA this weekend

Was inspired by the Founders smash golden promise and mosaic IPA that I had the other day
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewingRover on April 21, 2016, 11:50:45 PM
I'm finally brewing this year's wit. I usually brew it earlier so it's ready when the humidity hits, but things got busy this spring.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on April 22, 2016, 12:33:51 AM
I am planning my effort at an Old Speckled Hen this weekend.
Mind sharing your recipe? I had a fresh sample on tap recently and had completely forgotten just how damn good it is.

Mind you I have not brewed this before so I cannot vouch for this recipe.  However, I am looking forward to it.

Ingredients:
     
8 lbs  Golden Promise (Simpsons) (2.0 SRM)         
1 lbs  Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM)           
1 lbs  Lyle's Golden Syrup (0.0 SRM)     
3.0 oz  Brown Sugar, Dark (50.0 SRM)
1.00 oz   Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 60 min
0.50 oz   East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil Hop  15 min
0.25 oz   East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil Hop   5 min
1.0 pkg   Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml]         

Mash Schedule: (4) Single Infusion, Med Full Body, Batch Sparge 154°F

Golden Syrup and sugar added at the beginning of the boil.
Thanks for sharing. Keep us posted how it turns out. If I brewed it, I might be tempted to give the Notty/Windsor combo a try. I'm not a huge fan of Nottingham solo, and I don't get much "British" character from it either.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blair.streit on April 22, 2016, 12:51:13 AM
Summer Tex-Kolsch time for me:

90% Pils
5% white wheat
2.5% Vienna
2.5% Munich (10 lov)

Mash 149 for 90 (while I put kids to bed)

22 IBU German Tradition at 60m

Wy2656 @ 60
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on April 22, 2016, 02:13:53 PM
I am planning my effort at an Old Speckled Hen this weekend.
Mind sharing your recipe? I had a fresh sample on tap recently and had completely forgotten just how damn good it is.

Mind you I have not brewed this before so I cannot vouch for this recipe.  However, I am looking forward to it.

Ingredients:
     
8 lbs  Golden Promise (Simpsons) (2.0 SRM)         
1 lbs  Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM)           
1 lbs  Lyle's Golden Syrup (0.0 SRM)     
3.0 oz  Brown Sugar, Dark (50.0 SRM)
1.00 oz   Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 60 min
0.50 oz   East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil Hop  15 min
0.25 oz   East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil Hop   5 min
1.0 pkg   Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml]         

Mash Schedule: (4) Single Infusion, Med Full Body, Batch Sparge 154°F

Golden Syrup and sugar added at the beginning of the boil.
Thanks for sharing. Keep us posted how it turns out. If I brewed it, I might be tempted to give the Notty/Windsor combo a try. I'm not a huge fan of Nottingham solo, and I don't get much "British" character from it either.

Not a bad idea.  I have some Windsor on hand so I may give that a go today.  Also, after review of the original recipe and re-converting from kg to lbs, I decided to add another lb of base malt.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: westcoastbrew on April 22, 2016, 11:16:37 PM
I am brewing up 5 gallons of a Black IPA this weekend!  I can't wait to get started.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on April 24, 2016, 06:54:39 PM
Sounds like some good beers being brewed. 

I just finished up brewing a German Pilsner with 95% Best Heidelberg, 5% Carahell, Magnum FWH at 70, Mittelfruh at 55, 25, and 5 to about 38 IBU. Wy2352, fermenting at 50F.

Prost!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on April 24, 2016, 07:20:40 PM
I brewed a CAP yesterday with 80% Rahr 6-row and 20% Quaker Grits.  I did a cereal mash and used Clusters for bittering, Sterling for first wort hops and German Hallertauer at knock out.  It seems to be fermenting nicely with half the batch on 2308 and half on 34/70.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on April 24, 2016, 07:35:55 PM
I brewed a CAP yesterday with 80% Rahr 6-row and 20% Quaker Grits.  I did a cereal mash and used Clusters for bittering, Sterling for first wort hops and German Hallertauer at knock out.  It seems to be fermenting nicely with half the batch on 2308 and half on 34/70.

My last CAP with 2308 came out great. A bit strong at 6.2%, but I'm not complaining.  I think the 3# of flaked maize provided me with better efficiency than expected.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on April 24, 2016, 07:57:51 PM
I brewed a CAP yesterday with 80% Rahr 6-row and 20% Quaker Grits.  I did a cereal mash and used Clusters for bittering, Sterling for first wort hops and German Hallertauer at knock out.  It seems to be fermenting nicely with half the batch on 2308 and half on 34/70.

My last CAP with 2308 came out great. A bit strong at 6.2%, but I'm not complaining.  I think the 3# of flaked maize provided me with better efficiency than expected.
My brew was also a bit more efficient than usual.  It measured 1.060, but was a half gallon short of 10 gallons.  I have been trying lately to actually measure the amount of water needed for the entire brew and I was short a little bit.
The run-off was really slow, almost stuck, but since I had the time I just waited patiently (for the most part).  At least there was very little cursing involved.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on April 25, 2016, 04:47:54 AM
Summer Tex-Kolsch time for me:

90% Pils
5% white wheat
2.5% Vienna
2.5% Munich (10 lov)

Mash 149 for 90 (while I put kids to bed)

22 IBU German Tradition at 60m

Wy2656 @ 60

I brewed a pretty similar kolsch today:
83% pils
11% white wheat malt
6% vienna

"Yellow Full" profile in Bru'n Water (50% RO water / 50% tap water)

Mash 150F for 90 min (I mowed the lawn during the mash)

25 IBU Hallertau Mittelfruh @ 60 min

K-97 re-hydrated and pitched at 60 and will let rise to 63F

1.048 anticipated OG, 1.046 actual OG (80% brewhouse efficiency)

My first kolsch.

Last weekend I brewed a Mandarina Pale Ale

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: crynski on April 25, 2016, 09:36:37 AM
Been working obscene hours lately (72 hours a week on night shift) but on my night off I decided to do a gallon of German Blonde, and a gallon of strawberry lemon Mead.  The Mead recipe was one of those from a blog, where the author said they did not do the things you are supposed to do and it turned out just fine. It is one gallon and my first Mead. I probably would have questioned the recipe more if I hadn't had everything I needed already at home.  If it sucks I will try again with better technique.  I also told my guy I would put a regular Mead together so that it might be drinkable when he comes home this fall. I am getting 3pounds of good local honey from my source tomorrow and need to make it to the LHBS for yeast and nutrient.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: morticaixavier on April 26, 2016, 01:45:26 PM
I brewed a CAP yesterday with 80% Rahr 6-row and 20% Quaker Grits.  I did a cereal mash and used Clusters for bittering, Sterling for first wort hops and German Hallertauer at knock out.  It seems to be fermenting nicely with half the batch on 2308 and half on 34/70.

My last CAP with 2308 came out great. A bit strong at 6.2%, but I'm not complaining.  I think the 3# of flaked maize provided me with better efficiency than expected.

It was tasty.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 26, 2016, 01:47:53 PM
Have the day to myself on Sunday and am planning on 2 3.5g batches. Following Ken's "original" recipe and a revised one for his North German Pilsner. I now have a second burner, and plan on trying to run both batches at roughly the same time. Fingers crossed
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blair.streit on April 26, 2016, 02:31:54 PM
Have the day to myself on Sunday and am planning on 2 3.5g batches. Following Ken's "original" recipe and a revised one for his North German Pilsner. I now have a second burner, and plan on trying to run both batches at roughly the same time. Fingers crossed
Day to yourself -- nice. Enjoy it!

What burner did you get? I've been looking to add a second and wanted to review some different threads/experiences around some of the homebrew-specific ones. I'm using a Bayou Classic currently (don't remember the model). I like the burner fine, but the stand leaves me wanting a little.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on April 26, 2016, 04:55:31 PM
It's a smaller bayou classic. Their fish fryer,  ame with a shallow pot that I won't be able to use. I am assuming the stand will be as rickety as my original bayou classic but should not cause any problems with smaller batches. I pocked it up at home depot just before spring as a closeout special for $25. Couldn't pass it up. Haven't used it yet, again, fingers crossed
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on April 29, 2016, 07:57:18 PM
What's brewing this weekend?

Nothing for me but hoping to do a double batch session next Friday of Vienna Lager and an ESBish sort of thing. Never attempted 2 batches in one day so it should be interesting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blair.streit on April 29, 2016, 08:12:46 PM
Hoping to do a double batch session next Friday of Vienna Lager and an ESBish sort of thing. Never attempted 2 batches in one day so it should be interesting.
What's your ESB-ish sort of thing? I'm interested in something that falls into that space near ESB and American Amber where crisp hop flavor/aroma meets crystal maltiness.

As for the two batches in one day -- I set out to do that a few weeks ago. Usually I feel pretty tireless when brewing, but for some reason that day I realized about halfway through the boil that I wasn't going to make it to the second batch. Unfortunately the grain is still sitting in my closet....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blatz on April 29, 2016, 08:36:46 PM
kegging a dortmunder that was my first use of WL835, and using slurry to make a German Pils. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on April 29, 2016, 09:26:23 PM
Hoping to do a double batch session next Friday of Vienna Lager and an ESBish sort of thing. Never attempted 2 batches in one day so it should be interesting.
What's your ESB-ish sort of thing? I'm interested in something that falls into that space near ESB and American Amber where crisp hop flavor/aroma meets crystal maltiness.

As for the two batches in one day -- I set out to do that a few weeks ago. Usually I feel pretty tireless when brewing, but for some reason that day I realized about halfway through the boil that I wasn't going to make it to the second batch. Unfortunately the grain is still sitting in my closet....

83.3% golden promise
9.5% munich 6L
3.6% uk crystal 45
3.6% simpson's double roasted crystal

~43 IBU
Magnum bittering
EKG/Palisade @ 20 min
EKG/Fuggles @ 5 min
EKG/Palisade dry hop

deciding between US05 and S04 depending on how "English" I want to make it.

As far as two batches in one day, I would prefer not do it but I have beer fest on Saturday, Mother's Day on Sunday and I have to get these guys ready for a tasting in June.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Deaner on April 29, 2016, 10:41:02 PM
I just brewed my first original recipe with my shiny new cereal killer. IPA with potatoes

11lbs german 2 row pale ale
1lb Caramel 40L
5 grated raw potatoes

1oz centennial 60 min
1oz centennial 15 min
2oz centennial 5 min

Going to dry hop 1 oz citra
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blair.streit on April 29, 2016, 10:57:32 PM
83.3% golden promise
9.5% munich 6L
3.6% uk crystal 45
3.6% simpson's double roasted crystal

~43 IBU
Magnum bittering
EKG/Palisade @ 20 min
EKG/Fuggles @ 5 min
EKG/Palisade dry hop

deciding between US05 and S04 depending on how "English" I want to make it.
Nice. I need to study this some more but sounds really good and kind of in the neighborhood of what I'm imagining for my next foray into this space.

As far as two batches in one day, I would prefer not do it but I have beer fest on Saturday, Mother's Day on Sunday and I have to get these guys ready for a tasting in June.
Totally doable -- just be thoughtful about it. Plenty of coffee and don't do unnecessary work. I tend to have a cleaning "ritual" after my brew day is complete, but when I started thinking about how that would change if I did two brews back to back it would be quite different (and a lot more efficient in some ways).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 30, 2016, 04:42:59 PM
Occasionally we're going to run into some kind of problem. When its a total anomaly we just have to pick it up and move on. I'm just impressed that the wort was perfectly fine after 3 days. They might not be beers that I was shooting for, but I learned that my post boil sanitation is great, and I learned not to trust a 5 month old smack pack.
The helles is at 1.008 and the vienna at 1.010. Both smelling/tasting miraculously lager-like. I'll bet this was just a crazy long lag is all.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on April 30, 2016, 07:48:49 PM
Occasionally we're going to run into some kind of problem. When its a total anomaly we just have to pick it up and move on. I'm just impressed that the wort was perfectly fine after 3 days. They might not be beers that I was shooting for, but I learned that my post boil sanitation is great, and I learned not to trust a 5 month old smack pack.
The helles is at 1.008 and the vienna at 1.010. Both smelling/tasting miraculously lager-like. I'll bet this was just a crazy long lag is all.
Just about to dry hop my IPA myself. Having a viable plan B has saved many a brewday when it hits the fan...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on April 30, 2016, 07:52:38 PM
Occasionally we're going to run into some kind of problem. When its a total anomaly we just have to pick it up and move on. I'm just impressed that the wort was perfectly fine after 3 days. They might not be beers that I was shooting for, but I learned that my post boil sanitation is great, and I learned not to trust a 5 month old smack pack.
The helles is at 1.008 and the vienna at 1.010. Both smelling/tasting miraculously lager-like. I'll bet this was just a crazy long lag is all.
Just about to dry hop my IPA myself. Having a viable plan B has saved many a brewday when it hits the fan...
True! I suspect that this would have been fine without the 1056. I'm getting no ale fruity esters at all. They are still a little sulphury but not more than normal at this stage.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 30, 2016, 08:01:34 PM
Having a viable plan B has saved many a brewday when it hits the fan...


No joke. Keeping a good supply of ingredients on hand has saved my butt quite a few times.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on April 30, 2016, 09:55:42 PM
Having a viable plan B has saved many a brewday when it hits the fan...


No joke. Keeping a good supply of ingredients on hand has saved my butt quite a few times.

Especially that packet of dry yeast.  Good to have on hand when needed.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on May 01, 2016, 09:33:46 PM
Hoppy American Wheat today.

50/50 White Wheat and Rahr 2-row.
CTZ FWH and Cascade/Amarillo steeped and dry hopped. WY1010 yeast.

Any suggestions on fermentation temp? I am waiting to pitch until tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 06, 2016, 09:59:30 PM
Brewing a kolsch tomorrow. 76% Pils, 19% Kolsch malt, 5% chit. WY 2565. Since I'm not low O2 brewing it probably won't have 'it' but it never lasts long here, so there's that.   :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Stevie on May 06, 2016, 10:07:19 PM
4.4 APA going right now. Forced to use a vacation day so I spent the morning figuring out how to block the wind on the cheap. I just weighed out the grains when the power went out for 2 hours. Car was in the garage (power door) so I was forced to have lunch at BJs a mile away. Their APA is actually serviceable and the 10% food discount is kinda nice.

The plywood is held on by construction brackets that hook over the railing. This makes it temporary. I need to notch the corners to fit around the detailing. Going to staple some grain bags to them when I get some empties. Construction across the street coupled with the 15mph "breeze" is making everything dusty. I'm going to need to sanitize my fermenter in the kitchen and bring it out with foil over the opening.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 07, 2016, 12:50:55 AM
BJCP written exam on Saturday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 07, 2016, 02:28:36 AM
BJCP written exam on Saturday.
Good luck!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on May 07, 2016, 04:26:39 PM
Brewing a Czech pilsner now.  (Just began the boil.)  I achieved 92.7% mash efficiency with a 97.5% Barke Pilsner and 2.5% Carahell grain bill. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 07, 2016, 04:58:33 PM
Brewing a kolsch tomorrow. 76% Pils, 19% Kolsch malt, 5% chit. WY 2565. Since I'm not low O2 brewing it probably won't have 'it' but it never lasts long here, so there's that.   :)



Finished a couple points high on OG for the kolsch, but otherwise a very smooth brew day. Tried out my new submersible water pump in a bucket of ice water to cool the last few degrees. Got me from 80F to 60F in well under 10 minutes. Think I'll try it out on a lager soon vs just leaving the fermenter to cool in the fridge all night.


Edit - Really like the smell and flavor of the kolsch malt. Pretty sure I'll be buying more.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: BrewBama on May 07, 2016, 05:25:22 PM
Tried out my new submersible water pump in a bucket of ice water to cool the last few degrees. Got me from 80F to 60F in well under 10 minutes. Think I'll try it out on a lager soon vs just leaving the fermenter to cool in the fridge all night.

I have to do something life that.  I get it as low as I can with an immersion chiller but I end up putting the fermenter in the fridge until I am ready to pitch lager yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 07, 2016, 05:44:40 PM
Tried out my new submersible water pump in a bucket of ice water to cool the last few degrees. Got me from 80F to 60F in well under 10 minutes. Think I'll try it out on a lager soon vs just leaving the fermenter to cool in the fridge all night.

I have to do something life that.  I get it as low as I can with an immersion chiller but I end up putting the fermenter in the fridge until I am ready to pitch lager yeast.


Yeah, I know a couple brewers who finish cooling with pumps in ice water. My sanitation (like most here) is good enough to sit the bucket in the fridge and be just fine. I just don't like having to. This worked really well. This is the one I bought. No need for one bigger than 1/4 hp :    http://www.amazon.com/Superior-Pump-91250-Thermoplastic-Submersible/dp/B000X05G1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462642979&sr=8-1&keywords=1+4+hp+submersible+pump
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 07, 2016, 06:00:15 PM
I'm going to try something fun on my next brew day, a summer pils. Using a german pils as a base, but about 25 ibus of sorachi ace at 60, then 15 grams sorachi and 30 grams crystal at 170F for 15. Looking for something lager, something off the reservation, something thirst quenching and bright but full of flavor. Might even dry hop it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 07, 2016, 06:07:52 PM
I'm going to try something fun on my next brew day, a summer pils. Using a german pils as a base, but about 25 ibus of sorachi ace at 60, then 15 grams sorachi and 30 grams crystal at 170F for 15. Looking for something lager, something off the reservation, something thirst quenching and bright but full of flavor. Might even dry hop it.



Sounds good and summery. Lemony, too. Gonna do a pils soon,too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 07, 2016, 07:02:50 PM
I'm going to try something fun on my next brew day, a summer pils. Using a german pils as a base, but about 25 ibus of sorachi ace at 60, then 15 grams sorachi and 30 grams crystal at 170F for 15. Looking for something lager, something off the reservation, something thirst quenching and bright but full of flavor. Might even dry hop it.
Sounds good and summery. Lemony, too. Gonna do a pils soon,too.
Yep, it's fast approaching lager drinking season. I have a Vienna on deck with some local malt that Pete hooked me up with in the swap.

Jim, I'm interested to hear how the Sorachi works out for you in the Pils. I don't use it much, but now that I'm growing some I'll be using it a bit more often (hopefully).
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blair.streit on May 07, 2016, 07:47:34 PM
Tried out my new submersible water pump in a bucket of ice water to cool the last few degrees. Got me from 80F to 60F in well under 10 minutes. Think I'll try it out on a lager soon vs just leaving the fermenter to cool in the fridge all night.

I have to do something life that.  I get it as low as I can with an immersion chiller but I end up putting the fermenter in the fridge until I am ready to pitch lager yeast.


Yeah, I know a couple brewers who finish cooling with pumps in ice water. My sanitation (like most here) is good enough to sit the bucket in the fridge and be just fine. I just don't like having to. This worked really well. This is the one I bought. No need for one bigger than 1/4 hp :    http://www.amazon.com/Superior-Pump-91250-Thermoplastic-Submersible/dp/B000X05G1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462642979&sr=8-1&keywords=1+4+hp+submersible+pump
Yeah, I do it this way too. Cheap sump pump from Lowe's works well. Definitely makes my lager chilling faster.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 07, 2016, 08:08:13 PM
Yeah, I do it this way too. Cheap sump pump from Lowe's works well. Definitely makes my lager chilling faster.

Yeah, kicking myself for waiting so long.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 07, 2016, 08:14:57 PM

Yeah, I know a couple brewers who finish cooling with pumps in ice water. My sanitation (like most here) is good enough to sit the bucket in the fridge and be just fine. I just don't like having to. This worked really well. This is the one I bought. No need for one bigger than 1/4 hp :    http://www.amazon.com/Superior-Pump-91250-Thermoplastic-Submersible/dp/B000X05G1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462642979&sr=8-1&keywords=1+4+hp+submersible+pump

Sounds great, just ordered one.  It helps to let someone else research a good product.  Thanks.   ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewsumore on May 07, 2016, 08:16:21 PM
BJCP written exam on Saturday.

I hope this went well today Jeff!!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jeffy on May 07, 2016, 08:44:51 PM
BJCP written exam on Saturday.

I hope this went well today Jeff!!!!
The best advice when taking the written test is "make sure you get the questions that you have completely mastered".  It was my third try when that happened.  I hope you nailed it, Jeff.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 07, 2016, 10:13:37 PM
I'm going to try something fun on my next brew day, a summer pils. Using a german pils as a base, but about 25 ibus of sorachi ace at 60, then 15 grams sorachi and 30 grams crystal at 170F for 15. Looking for something lager, something off the reservation, something thirst quenching and bright but full of flavor. Might even dry hop it.
Sounds good and summery. Lemony, too. Gonna do a pils soon,too.
Yep, it's fast approaching lager drinking season. I have a Vienna on deck with some local malt that Pete hooked me up with in the swap.

Jim, I'm interested to hear how the Sorachi works out for you in the Pils. I don't use it much, but now that I'm growing some I'll be using it a bit more often (hopefully).
Will do. First try for me with both
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 08, 2016, 01:45:41 AM
Brewing a British bitter tomorrow with some top cropped 1318 from a friend that I've been sharing top cropped yeast with. I gave him some a few beers ago and he's given me back some for this batch. Pretty neat to share yeast like that. The beers we've both produced with that yeast have all been great. It's definitely become one of my favorite British yeasts.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 08, 2016, 02:06:07 AM
The exam went great! Got done on time, questions were ones I had good knowledge on. The kicker was a new style from 2015 in the style comparison, that I was not confident on, but once I thought about it, I think it was OK.

Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 08, 2016, 02:47:22 AM
In the compare styles or recipe?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 08, 2016, 11:48:07 AM
In the compare styles or recipe?
In the style comparison question. There were two style comparison questions, the recipe, and two more technical questions.

The one that I had read, but skipped over when doing the last day review was Australian Sparkling Ale. Once I started filling out the question, much of it came back to me.

I had looked at the new Czech styles, Kellerbier, the Stouts, and so on. So... Study the guidelines, study the guidelines, study the guidelines.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 08, 2016, 01:19:39 PM
In the compare styles or recipe?
In the style comparison question. There were two style comparison questions, the recipe, and two more technical questions.

The one that I had read, but skipped over when doing the last day review was Australian Sparkling Ale. Once I started filling out the question, much of it came back to me.

I had looked at the new Czech styles, Kellerbier, the Stouts, and so on. So... Study the guidelines, study the guidelines, study the guidelines.
I'm chipping away at it. I'm on 3 judging test lists for retesting. Aiming at taking the written next year sometime
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 08, 2016, 01:19:51 PM
In the compare styles or recipe?
In the style comparison question. There were two style comparison questions, the recipe, and two more technical questions.

The one that I had read, but skipped over when doing the last day review was Australian Sparkling Ale. Once I started filling out the question, much of it came back to me.

I had looked at the new Czech styles, Kellerbier, the Stouts, and so on. So... Study the guidelines, study the guidelines, study the guidelines.
I'm chipping away at it. I'm on 3 judging test lists for retesting. Aiming at taking the written next year sometime
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 16, 2016, 11:22:55 PM
DIPA on schedule for this weekend. using 007 and targeting 1.070ish with FG of 1.10ish. azacca 100%.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: jmitchell3 on May 17, 2016, 12:42:15 AM
BJCP written exam on Saturday.

Doing the tasting exam sat.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on May 17, 2016, 05:00:43 PM
DIPA on schedule for this weekend. using 007 and targeting 1.070ish with FG of 1.10ish. azacca 100%.

Yum.  Now you got me wanting to brew one up.  I have tons of leftover hops that need to be used up. What's your grist look like?
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 17, 2016, 05:15:41 PM
2-row with up to 8% carared.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on May 17, 2016, 09:31:42 PM
Quick brew in the wee hours Saturday night.

1046 OG
100% Briess Brewer's Malt
20 IBU Warrior @ 60
WLP838

I did a similar beer with Patagonia Extra Pale malt. It was delicious.

Briess Brewer's malt gets a lot of flack for tasting boring. I have used it many times in more complex brews but can't say what the Brewer's malt did or didn't contribute. Hence this brew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: erockrph on May 18, 2016, 01:53:38 PM
Just mashed in on an "International Amber Lager" using the malts from Valley Malt that I got from Pete B in the spring swap:

2.5 gallon batch
1.052 OG
4 lb Vienna
0.5 lb Biscuit Wheat
3 oz Chocolate Wheat
25 IBU Motueka @ 60 min
1/2 oz Motueka whirlpool @120F x 60 minutes
W34/70 yeast
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: klickitat jim on May 19, 2016, 04:01:09 PM
Mashed in my German Helles Exportbier. I will be using my 2352 propogated from a slant (first attempt at this, so far so good). Second brew today is a summer pils with Sorachi Ace and Crystal.


Ignored these for 21 days. The GHE finished at 1.011 as expected. The summer pils finished at 1.005! That was 90% best pils and 10% carahell mashed at 148f for 90. Don't fear the carahell!

Just dry hopped the summer pils, crash regimen begins in a couple days. Keg them up Tuesday
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: brewinhard on May 19, 2016, 04:01:15 PM
2-row with up to 8% carared.


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Cool.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: beersk on May 19, 2016, 09:59:46 PM
Bavarian hefeweizen on Saturday morning. I usually do one sooner as right about now is when I want to start drinking that style.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 20, 2016, 01:35:39 AM
No brewing this weekend. Did keg a kolsch after emptying a pretty good keg of helles. Now comes some cold conditioning and fining to clear out the 2565. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on May 20, 2016, 02:09:56 AM
I'm taking tomorrow (Friday) off for a brew day then tending to the garden, orchard, and hop yard over the weekend proper.
Tomorrow's plan: brew an American IPA, nap, go to Treehouse Brewing and buy as much as they let me, have a nice dinner out with my girlfriend, come home and try a beer or two and chill.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: heavydeadlifts on May 20, 2016, 09:34:01 AM
I'm taking tomorrow (Friday) off for a brew day then tending to the garden, orchard, and hop yard over the weekend proper.
Tomorrow's plan: brew an American IPA, nap, go to Treehouse Brewing and buy as much as they let me, have a nice dinner out with my girlfriend, come home and try a beer or two and chill.

That sounds like a pretty damn good weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on May 20, 2016, 01:10:52 PM
I'm taking tomorrow (Friday) off for a brew day then tending to the garden, orchard, and hop yard over the weekend proper.
Tomorrow's plan: brew an American IPA, nap, go to Treehouse Brewing and buy as much as they let me, have a nice dinner out with my girlfriend, come home and try a beer or two and chill.

That sounds like a pretty damn good weekend
Yep. Add to that the fact that I picked a great day to play hooky: sunny and 75 degrees. We're going for a hike after I brew, before the nap. Putting supers on the hive today too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on May 20, 2016, 02:19:13 PM
Haven't brewed a relatively higher gravity beer in a while so I am trying to squeeze in a Kottbusser inspired beer fashioned after Grimm Brothers Snow Drop.

48.1% Pilsner
38.4% Wheat
7.7% Flaked Oats
3.9% Honey
1.3% Molasses

1.068
K97
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: alestateyall on May 20, 2016, 02:58:27 PM
Haven't brewed a relatively higher gravity beer in a while so I am trying to squeeze in a Kottbusser inspired beer fashioned after Grimm Brothers Snow Drop.

48.1% Pilsner
38.4% Wheat
7.7% Flaked Oats
3.9% Honey
1.3% Molasses

1.068
K97
I finally came to the conclusion I don't like K97 at least not for beers that need to be clean flavored. I made a blonde ale with k97 that had a mild spicy phenolic flavor that really came through after a couple weeks lagering in the keg. I concluded that spicy taste would be fine for wheat beers and maybe other more complex brews, but, the blonde didn't have any other dominate flavor ingredient so  the spice/phenol was the dominate flavor.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: goschman on May 20, 2016, 03:04:05 PM
Haven't brewed a relatively higher gravity beer in a while so I am trying to squeeze in a Kottbusser inspired beer fashioned after Grimm Brothers Snow Drop.

48.1% Pilsner
38.4% Wheat
7.7% Flaked Oats
3.9% Honey
1.3% Molasses

1.068
K97
I finally came to the conclusion I don't like K97 at least not for beers that need to be clean flavored. I made a blonde ale with k97 that had a mild spicy phenolic flavor that really came through after a couple weeks lagering in the keg. I concluded that spicy taste would be fine for wheat beers and maybe other more complex brews, but, the blonde didn't have any other dominate flavor ingredient so  the spice/phenol was the dominate flavor.

Interesting. I haven't noticed that yet but have not really tried it in cleaner beer styles. In the beers I have used it in I couldn't detect much of a difference between it and US05 other than maybe a bit more mouthfeel since it attenuates less for me. What temps do you run it at? I think I am normally around 62F.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 20, 2016, 03:16:50 PM
2 3.5g batches planned for Saturday: first is a dortmunder recipe from Hoosierbrew Jon and the second is a Pilsner recipe from Brulosopher. Both will be second pitches of WLP835. Just bottled the first 2 batches with that yesterday: 2 different versions of WortHog's North German Pilsner. Final batches with 835 will be another Pilsner(Bluesman's from the wiki on here), a traditional Bock, and finally a Doppelbock from Denny. No thoughts on the 835 yet, but the samples from first batches were tasty and crystal clear after 18 days total in primary, including a 6 day rest at 65ish.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: denny on May 20, 2016, 03:26:29 PM
I brewed back to back batches of German pils this week to test Brewtan B.  The next batch will be #500 and I'm trying to decide when that's gonna happen.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: blair.streit on May 20, 2016, 03:33:08 PM
I planned a double brew day back in April and only got one brew finished that day. Now I'm sitting on a sealed plastic bag of milled grains for a Kolsch that have been making me feel guilty every time I go to the closet. At this point I think I'll wait for the next Experimental Brewing podcast so I can decide whether the results will alleviate my guilt or suggest that I toss the bag and buy new grains.

On the upside, this mistake did finally prompt me to put a paper calendar in my brewing binder and pencil in the schedule. I was doing this on the computer before, but for me there's something about a paper-based calendar that is so much more effective for long-term planning.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 20, 2016, 03:34:36 PM
2 3.5g batches planned for Saturday: first is a dortmunder recipe from Hoosierbrew Jon and the second is a Pilsner recipe from Brulosopher. Both will be second pitches of WLP835. Just bottled the first 2 batches with that yesterday: 2 different versions of WortHog's North German Pilsner. Final batches with 835 will be another Pilsner(Bluesman's from the wiki on here), a traditional Bock, and finally a Doppelbock from Denny. No thoughts on the 835 yet, but the samples from first batches were tasty and crystal clear after 18 days total in primary, including a 6 day rest at 65ish.


Sounds good, Frank. Curious to see how you like the Dort!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 20, 2016, 03:50:24 PM
I'll be sure to let you know Jon. As far as the double brew day, this will be my second attempt. For this day, I hope to have 2 mash tuns set up and functioning, last time it was with just one tun and really stretched out my brew day. With these smaller batches, only 3.5 gallons into the fermenter, I am trying to add more variety to my brewing and experiment with some new styles. Fingers crossed that tomorrow goes better than the last double brew day
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 20, 2016, 03:55:51 PM
I brewed back to back batches of German pils this week to test Brewtan B.  The next batch will be #500 and I'm trying to decide when that's gonna happen.

Some day, I'm going to try to count my batches.  But there are so many that pre-date my record keeping I'll never know for sure.

If luck is with me, I'll skip out early today and brew a wheat beer and maybe a stout.  The yeasts are ready, the ingredients are there, but time is fleeting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 20, 2016, 06:59:15 PM
Joe, maybe you should do the time warp if time is fleeting
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 20, 2016, 07:06:08 PM
Joe, maybe you should do the time warp if time is fleeting

Not for very much longer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: 69franx on May 20, 2016, 07:07:13 PM
Joe, now listen closely...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: narcout on May 20, 2016, 10:11:48 PM
I'm hoping to brew a Belgian Pale tomorrow if I have time - thinking about brewing it no-sparge. 

Otherwise, I'm going to try a low oxygen mini-mash experiment.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on May 20, 2016, 10:59:38 PM
Bad week: slipped on laundry on basement stairs and fell 4 stairs to bottom. Dislocated two ribs and put my rib cage out of alignment as well as my upper back. So painkillers , ice and taking it easy so no brew for me this weekend.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: pete b on May 20, 2016, 11:05:43 PM
Bad week: slipped on laundry on basement stairs and fell 4 stairs to bottom. Dislocated two ribs and put my rib cage out of alignment as well as my upper back. So painkillers , ice and taking it easy so no brew for me this weekend.


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Ouch! I hope you heal fast Ken.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 20, 2016, 11:20:32 PM
Bad week: slipped on laundry on basement stairs and fell 4 stairs to bottom. Disl