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Title: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Pinski on February 28, 2014, 06:48:06 PM
I'm working on a special/best/premium bitter. Trying out First Gold hops for the first time. Anybody use those before?
Think I'll call it Most Premium Bitter.

What else is going on out there?
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: denny on February 28, 2014, 06:50:17 PM
Final weekend of work in the book.  Nothing but sitting in front of the computer for me.  But once it's done, BOY am I gonna brew!  I did finally manage to get the Wee Shroomy brewed yesterday.  1.096 OG, getting blowoff with WY1728 at 52F!
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: blatz on February 28, 2014, 06:52:28 PM
One of my house IPA recipes tomorrow morning. 
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Pinski on February 28, 2014, 07:15:01 PM
Mmmmm... hot scotchy 8)
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on February 28, 2014, 07:32:15 PM
Nothing brewing this weekend sadly. I'm spending some time with the newborn nephew and then moving all the beer/wine that was fermenting into secondaries (wine) or kegs (beer)...although I'm thinking I may keg a wine...
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Pinski on February 28, 2014, 07:41:34 PM
Final weekend of work in the book.  Nothing but sitting in front of the computer for me.  But once it's done, BOY am I gonna brew!  I did finally manage to get the Wee Shroomy brewed yesterday.  1.096 OG, getting blowoff with WY1728 at 52F!

Nice! I'm thinking an 80/- is on deck after a Maerzen. 
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 28, 2014, 09:15:52 PM
I've got to kill a keg so I can fill a keg.

Or go buy some more kegs.

No brewing, but perhaps the Blackhawks/Penguins game at Soldier Field in the 20 degree temp plus wind.  Doesn't sound wise, though, as I type it out.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: kmccaf on February 28, 2014, 09:24:10 PM
I'm working on a special/best/premium bitter. Trying out First Gold hops for the first time. Anybody use those before?
Think I'll call it Most Premium Bitter.

What else is going on out there?

I Love First Gold. Nice fruitiness and a lot golding spiciness. My best results came with a big addition in the 20-15 min range.

Otherwise, I am brewing a Landbier. Pils, Munich, and a touch of caramunich I. Haven't decided on the hops yet. 833 for the yeast. I believe this to have been the 2nd best beer I have brewed in the past. Looking forward to seeing what the adjustments this time make.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: erockrph on February 28, 2014, 09:31:33 PM
Tuesday will be a super-long brewday for a huge barleywine with WLP037.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: garc_mall on February 28, 2014, 09:32:00 PM
I made a Rye Altbier on Wednesday. I'm not sure yet, but I think its going to be too hoppy for style. Smells fantastic though. 1oz each of Liberty and Mt. Hood, half added at 15, half at 5. 1/2 oz Magnum for bittering.

EDIT: to add hops
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: theDarkSide on February 28, 2014, 09:36:56 PM
I was hoping to brew an ESB (3rd pitch of the WLP002 that was in my Std & Special bitters) but my brew area is under about 1-2" of ice.  I've been throwing salt on it like crazy but it doesn't seem to want to melt.  There's not a lot of sun in that area and carrying 8.5 gallons of wort out to the burner on ice doesn't sound very safe.

I might take the weekend to clean some stuff and move all my brewing equipment, since I'm getting my hot water heater replaced on Tuesday.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: beersk on February 28, 2014, 09:44:27 PM
Brewing a helles with 100% Best pils, Hersbrucker to about 20IBU, and Wyeast 2278.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: denny on February 28, 2014, 10:21:12 PM
I made a Rye Altbier on Wednesday. I'm not sure yet, but I think its going to be too hoppy for style. Smells fantastic though. 1oz each of Liberty and Mt. Hood, half added at 15, half at 5. 1/2 oz Magnum for bittering.

EDIT: to add hops

I see the words, but they have no meaning...;)
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: garc_mall on February 28, 2014, 10:25:29 PM
I made a Rye Altbier on Wednesday. I'm not sure yet, but I think its going to be too hoppy for style. Smells fantastic though. 1oz each of Liberty and Mt. Hood, half added at 15, half at 5. 1/2 oz Magnum for bittering.

EDIT: to add hops

I see the words, but they have no meaning...;)

I know. My old Altbier was just 1oz magnum at 60, and every comp I entered said too bitter/hoppy for style. I didn't think that was possible.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Pinski on February 28, 2014, 11:00:28 PM
Brewing a helles with 100% Best pils, Hersbrucker to about 20IBU, and Wyeast 2278.
Looks simply delicious.  I'm enjoying a Munich Helles presently, now that the bitter is in the fermenters.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: duboman on February 28, 2014, 11:15:48 PM
Hoping to brew up a dry stout this weekend if the family and weather cooperate with me:)
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 28, 2014, 11:24:52 PM
Brewed the Dry Irish ~ a month ago. Gonna brew a Foreign Export Stout tomorrow, ~ 1.068 ish, split, half as is, the other half with coffee and/or cocoa nibs  OR  bourbon soaked oak chips. Gotta decide. Coffee/nibs or oak chips will be added in keg, pulled when they're where I want.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: lbrewski on March 01, 2014, 12:14:12 AM
Kegged 1/2 of a recent 10Gal APA brew last night - (split batch) The WLP090 carboy was done 3 days ahead of the WLP001 (then 5 day dry hop). I hope the 001 is ready to keg this weekend.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: quattlebaum on March 01, 2014, 12:31:08 AM
Cant wait to flap a lip on this one:)

Style: Mailbock/Helles Bock
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 7.4 SRM      SRM RANGE: 6.0-11.0 SRM
IBU: 20.4 IBUs Tinseth   IBU RANGE: 23.0-35.0 IBUs
OG: 1.060 SG      OG RANGE: 1.064-1.072 SG
FG: 1.014 SG      FG RANGE: 1.011-1.018 SG
BU:GU: 0.340      Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz   Est ABV: 6.1 %      
EE%: 72.00 %   Batch: 5.50 gal      Boil: 9.15 gal   BT: 90 Mins

---WATER CHEMISTRY ADDITIONS----------------
Mash PH5.5, Ca-65, Mg-6, Na-13, Sulfate-42, Chloride- 64, Alkalinity-32, RA:-18

Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 15.1 oz   Total Hops: 1.40 oz oz.
---MASH/STEEP PROCESS-----
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD WATER CHEMICALS BEFORE GRAINS!!<<<<<<<
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5 lbs 12.2 oz         Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)            Grain         1        44.5 %       
4 lbs 9.5 oz          Munich Malt (6.0 SRM)                    Grain         2        35.5 %       
2 lbs 7.3 oz          Rye Malt (Weyermann) (3.0 SRM)           Grain         3        19.0 %       
2.1 oz                Chocolate Rye (Weyermann) (245.0 SRM)    Grain         4        1.0 %         


Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 5.85 gal of water at 160.3 F        150.0 F       60 min       
Decoction 1/3rd   Decoct 2.03 gal of mash and boil it     168.0 F       10 min       

---SPARGE PROCESS---
>>>>>>>>>>-RECYCLE FIRST RUNNINGS & VERIFY GRAIN/MLT TEMPS: 65.0 F/68.0 F
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD BOIL CHEMICALS BEFORE FWH
Fly sparge with 5.04 gal water at 168.0 F

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.049 SG   Est OG: 1.060 SG
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
1.00 oz               Perle [7.10 %] - Boil 60.0 min           Hop           5        18.0 IBUs     
0.40 oz               Tettnang [3.90 %] - Boil 20.0 min        Hop           6        2.4 IBUs     

Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: howlinghound on March 01, 2014, 01:58:09 AM
I see Pinski's response about Maertzen-  This is my wife's favorite.  Any good recipes that folks can share?

Thanks in advance... (can't figure out how to quote a previous post)

Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Steve L on March 01, 2014, 02:03:45 AM
Northern english brown and a honey pumpkin ale.  Actually its a honey butternut and acorn squash ale but who's really gonna know ;)
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Stevie on March 01, 2014, 02:20:55 AM

... (can't figure out how to quote a previous post)

If using the website, there is a quote link within the post. If using Taptalk on a mobile device, tap the post you want to quote and select quote from the options.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: euge on March 01, 2014, 02:23:29 AM
I jumped the gun on the weekend,Y'day I brewed 12 gallons of a West Coast Blonde. One hundred percent pilsener, chinook and BRY-97!
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: erockrph on March 01, 2014, 06:28:53 AM
I see Pinski's response about Maertzen-  This is my wife's favorite.  Any good recipes that folks can share?

Thanks in advance... (can't figure out how to quote a previous post)

There should be a quote button if you're on a PC. If you're using tapatalk, a long press and hold on the post you want should lead you to the option to quote.

Regarding the Märzen suggestion, we had a thread on this not too long ago with some good ideas:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=18087.msg229937#msg229937
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: majorvices on March 01, 2014, 11:46:10 AM
I brewed 5 gallons on barly wine. This is a recipe I used to brew every year, up until 2006 (last time I brewed it.) But I ended up drinking them so slow I decided to stop brewing it. I just don't drink a lot of Barly wines. I like them, when the mood strikes. But I guess I'd rather drink a whiskey. I finally drank the next to the last one right before Christmas. So since I only have 1 left I decided top start up the tradition again.

Next week I'm brewing 10 gallons of Helles.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 01, 2014, 01:14:34 PM
I'm working on a special/best/premium bitter. Trying out First Gold hops for the first time. Anybody use those before?
Think I'll call it Most Premium Bitter.

What else is going on out there?

I Love First Gold. Nice fruitiness and a lot golding spiciness. My best results came with a big addition in the 20-15 min range.

Otherwise, I am brewing a Landbier. Pils, Munich, and a touch of caramunich I. Haven't decided on the hops yet. 833 for the yeast. I believe this to have been the 2nd best beer I have brewed in the past. Looking forward to seeing what the adjustments this time make.
Magnum for bittering and Hallertau Mittlefruh worked well for the one I did last year. That one was yummy, and you can start drinking it on the young side as it makes a nice Kellerbier.

To be on topic, no brewing this weekend, but a lot of cellar work. Next weekend Mrs. R is out of town, it will be warmer, and I want to do my Special American Lager and a Ballantine IPA clone.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: el_capitan on March 01, 2014, 06:06:11 PM
...no brewing this weekend, but a lot of cellar work.

Same here.  I've brewed 9 batches so far this year, so I'm going to be kegging a batch, cold crashing another, etc.  I hope to brew an RIS next weekend and then chill for a while and wait for a few kegs to be emptied before cranking it back up. 
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: jaftak22 on March 01, 2014, 06:48:16 PM
Brewing a Hefe tomorrow that I call Clove Grove Hefeweizen and bottling my Irish Red Head in the morning. It's friction cold here in Colorado Springs. I like brewing in the winter time cause the ground water going through my immersion chiller is so cold.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: morticaixavier on March 01, 2014, 08:46:38 PM
Cellar work here myself. Gotta bottle two entries for NHC and make rom in a keg for the last one. I am jealous of you guys with 5-10 kegs. It's hard to work with two.

Also still need to taste some sours and decide what I want to do with them. Thankfully they are a patient bunch.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: flbrewer on March 01, 2014, 10:16:59 PM
Trying out a few new one gallon batches. Just altering hops and schedules.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 01, 2014, 10:44:14 PM
Cellar work here myself. Gotta bottle two entries for NHC and make rom in a keg for the last one. I am jealous of you guys with 5-10 kegs. It's hard to work with two.

 15 kegs and I can't find an empty one, mort. It's like buying bigger pants. You expand to fill them and always need more capacity.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: BrewingRover on March 01, 2014, 10:57:44 PM
No brewing, but perhaps the Blackhawks/Penguins game at Soldier Field in the 20 degree temp plus wind.  Doesn't sound wise, though, as I type it out.

I'll be curious what will be visible once the snow starts. Watching on TV in my living room, that is!

I'm brewing a bitter on Sunday while the wife watches the Oscars.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 02, 2014, 12:03:30 AM
No brewing, but perhaps the Blackhawks/Penguins game at Soldier Field in the 20 degree temp plus wind.  Doesn't sound wise, though, as I type it out.

I'll be curious what will be visible once the snow starts. Watching on TV in my living room, that is!

I'm brewing a bitter on Sunday while the wife watches the Oscars.

My ticket didn't come through, so I'll be watching on TV as well.

As for snow, it's been snowing all day here on the lake front but getting heavier every hour.  It's Saturday, so we must get snow.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: euge on March 02, 2014, 12:46:17 AM
Cellar work here myself. Gotta bottle two entries for NHC and make rom in a keg for the last one. I am jealous of you guys with 5-10 kegs. It's hard to work with two.

 15 kegs and I can't find an empty one, mort. It's like buying bigger pants. You expand to fill them and always need more capacity.

I actually have 6 out of 16 filled and (was) feeling good about myself. ;) I'm doing a brew-rack day every two weeks to ramp up production.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 02, 2014, 01:39:35 AM
Cellar work here myself. Gotta bottle two entries for NHC and make rom in a keg for the last one. I am jealous of you guys with 5-10 kegs. It's hard to work with two.

 15 kegs and I can't find an empty one, mort. It's like buying bigger pants. You expand to fill them and always need more capacity.

I actually have 6 out of 16 filled and (was) feeling good about myself. ;) I'm doing a brew-rack day every two weeks to ramp up production.

Various stages of "full."  One has root beer. Some are low. Two have commercial beer in them. Two I could dump but I'm aging for the heck of it.

Plus two 3 gallons and two 2.5. I brew more than I drink.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: beersk on March 02, 2014, 04:09:13 AM
Brewing a Hefe tomorrow that I call Clove Grove Hefeweizen and bottling my Irish Red Head in the morning. It's friction cold here in Colorado Springs. I like brewing in the winter time cause the ground water going through my immersion chiller is so cold.
How is it in Colorado Springs? It's 8F here in eastern Iowa and snowing. I brewed a helles today and the tap water got my 4 gallons of wort down to 50 in about 20 minutes. I love it!
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: yugamrap on March 02, 2014, 03:14:42 PM
Yesterday was a brew day.  I racked a German Pilsner to a lagering keg to make way for this year's Maibock.  I brew the Pils, ferment it, then reuse the yeast (WY2206) for the Maibock.  Checked on the Pils in the fermenting fridge a few minutes ago and there is steady activity in the airlock.  Pitched at 46F, and primary is running at 49F. 

I definitely picked the right day to brew this weekend.  Yesterday, it was sunny and almost 40F outside.  This morning, we've had 3" of snow (so far) and it's holding steady at 10F outside.  Gotta love winter in Cleveland!   
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: duboman on March 02, 2014, 05:09:31 PM
Well, I just wimped out as it was 6F this morning so I put the brew plans on hold until Friday when it's supposed to be close to 40!
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 02, 2014, 05:13:24 PM
Well, I just wimped out as it was 6F this morning so I put the brew plans on hold until Friday when it's supposed to be close to 40!

Yeah, this winter I've moved more batches inside than ever before. We're gonna break the all time Indiana snow record with what's falling now, and there's evidently another storm probably coming through next weekend. "Over it" isn't doing justice any more !
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: duboman on March 02, 2014, 05:30:40 PM
Well, I just wimped out as it was 6F this morning so I put the brew plans on hold until Friday when it's supposed to be close to 40!

Yeah, this winter I've moved more batches inside than ever before. We're gonna break the all time Indiana snow record with what's falling now, and there's evidently another storm probably coming through next weekend. "Over it" isn't doing justice any more !

Seriously! Just read that this winter is now the third snowiest and on the verge of being the third coldest as well in Chicago history. I remember the previous two, but then again, I wasn't an outdoor brewer either :o
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 02, 2014, 06:43:51 PM
Cellar work here myself. Gotta bottle two entries for NHC and make rom in a keg for the last one. I am jealous of you guys with 5-10 kegs. It's hard to work with two.

 15 kegs and I can't find an empty one, mort. It's like buying bigger pants. You expand to fill them and always need more capacity.

I was eyeing some at the LHBS yesterday, but resisted temptation. I have twice the number you have!
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: morticaixavier on March 02, 2014, 07:28:07 PM
Alright all you braggarts, I think each if you should send me one of your kegs.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Stevie on March 02, 2014, 07:48:00 PM

Well, I just wimped out as it was 6F this morning so I put the brew plans on hold until Friday when it's supposed to be close to 40!

It was 80° here yesterday and I wore shorts and flip flops while running errands. Last night I left the windows open because it was too warm to sleep. Today, 32° with patches of snow & frozen rain.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: kmccaf on March 02, 2014, 09:33:57 PM
I'm working on a special/best/premium bitter. Trying out First Gold hops for the first time. Anybody use those before?
Think I'll call it Most Premium Bitter.

What else is going on out there?

I Love First Gold. Nice fruitiness and a lot golding spiciness. My best results came with a big addition in the 20-15 min range.

Otherwise, I am brewing a Landbier. Pils, Munich, and a touch of caramunich I. Haven't decided on the hops yet. 833 for the yeast. I believe this to have been the 2nd best beer I have brewed in the past. Looking forward to seeing what the adjustments this time make.
Magnum for bittering and Hallertau Mittlefruh worked well for the one I did last year. That one was yummy, and you can start drinking it on the young side as it makes a nice Kellerbier.


Yeah, Mittlefruh is what I went with last year. Very good. Didn't have that around, so I went with Sterling and Mt. Hood. Ended up making ten gallons, and am going to split between 833 and a Czech pils yeast.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: jaftak22 on March 02, 2014, 09:39:20 PM
Brewing a Hefe tomorrow that I call Clove Grove Hefeweizen and bottling my Irish Red Head in the morning. It's friction cold here in Colorado Springs. I like brewing in the winter time cause the ground water going through my immersion chiller is so cold.
How is it in Colorado Springs? It's 8F here in eastern Iowa and snowing. I brewed a helles today and the tap water got my 4 gallons of wort down to 50 in about 20 minutes. I love it!

The weather here has been really bipolar. It's warm one day and then today it's 9 degrees on my porch. I won't back down though. It's not windy and I am set to brew in four hours come hell or high water. Yeah I love how cold the tap water is here to, makes for easy chilling.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on March 04, 2014, 03:07:32 PM
This weekend I am supposed to help judge for the Bluebonnet but I also wanted to get a rye porter in the fermentor. It's a brew for a blending project next year but I need to get it out of the way so I can start brewing up my late spring/summer drinking. If I burn through enough work this week I might work from home Friday and brew.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: brewsumore on March 06, 2014, 10:37:51 PM
This weekend I'm planning to brew 10 gallons of Summit Amarillo Citra IPA.  It's been +2 months since I last brewed so it will be good to get some more beer going!
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: fmader on March 07, 2014, 01:46:04 AM
I have my Christmas Vacation Ale lined up fir tomorrow. I got a request to have it on tap for the annual Fourth of July Party.... Why the hell not.. Christmas in July! It's the second time brewing this beer. I've made a handful of adjustments on the quantity of spices, vanilla and cherries in this beer. I'm also going from WLP 001 to WLP 002 thus time around. Hopefully after thus time around, I can really fine tube it for Christmas.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Rhoobarb on March 07, 2014, 02:36:04 AM
Georgia Ice Cream Ale with white speckled grits from Nora Mill Granary. It'll be the first cereal mash I've done in seven years.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: ccfoo242 on March 07, 2014, 02:53:22 AM
German pils using New Zealand hops...got to think of a clever Middle Earth name for it, like Underpils....
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Pinski on March 07, 2014, 07:39:51 AM
German pils using New Zealand hops...got to think of a clever Middle Earth name for it, like Underpils....

I made a Kiwi Pils last year with Nelson Sauvin. 
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: erockrph on March 07, 2014, 01:07:51 PM
German pils using New Zealand hops...got to think of a clever Middle Earth name for it, like Underpils....

I made a Kiwi Pils last year with Nelson Sauvin.

What was your hopping schedule like? I imagine that it would be easy to overshoot with Nelson and turn a Pils into an APA. Not that this is a bad thing - the winy notes from the Pils malt would pair very nicely with Nelson, I'd imagine.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 07, 2014, 01:28:21 PM
A Ballantine IPA clone. Made one a while back that was so good. Vintage American ingredients make for a great IPA. I remember it had 6 row, flaked maize, C80, and hops were Bullion, Cluster, EKG in the finish. This time I have Brewers Gold to work into the mix and dry hop with.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: majorvices on March 07, 2014, 01:36:18 PM
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 07, 2014, 01:43:22 PM
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.

Nice. That sounds pretty interesting. More so in a year probably.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: majorvices on March 07, 2014, 01:46:05 PM
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.

Nice. That sounds pretty interesting. More so in a year probably.

Thanks! If it turns out I'm hoping to age a 10 bbl batch in white wine bbls next year.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: majorvices on March 07, 2014, 02:17:15 PM
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.

Nice. That sounds pretty interesting. More so in a year probably.

Just realized I said apricots but meant mangos. Maybe I'll blend the two.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: dcb on March 07, 2014, 02:41:32 PM
Denny's Rye IPA.  This will be batch #3, and I'll be bottling batch #2 while drinking batch #1, which I think came out delicious.  I can already see that the main problem with homebrewing is that you can't make it fast enough. 
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: pinnah on March 07, 2014, 02:42:52 PM
Just realized I said apricots but meant mangos. Maybe I'll blend the two.


Very cool; sounds really interesting.
I vote all mango.

Nothing going here.  Need to clean a couple carboys. ::)
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 07, 2014, 02:50:44 PM
Bottling my saison for NHC.

And performing some "quality checks" on a couple batches that are already bottled.  Need to be sure the carbonation and clarity are up to par.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: S. cerevisiae on March 07, 2014, 02:54:55 PM
I plan to brew something British.     
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: erockrph on March 07, 2014, 03:06:43 PM
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.

Which white wine yeast? I've been kicking around the idea of trying out a wine yeast for a primary strain on some sours. I have a sour that I brewed with 3711 as my primary, and I like the mouthfeel it leaves behind, but there isn't as much funk or acidity as I'd like. I'm thinking that certain wine yeasts would give me a similar mouthfeel as 3711, but leave behind plenty for Brett to chew on.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: dkfick on March 07, 2014, 03:23:57 PM
Driving to Ohio tonight to judge in the Wizards of Saaz competition.... and hopefully returning Sat night with a bunch of medals ;-)
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: erockrph on March 07, 2014, 03:48:12 PM
I plan to brew something British.   

That sounds like my February. I had a vial of WLP037, a sack of MO and all the specialty grains I needed on hand. I usually have all my brew days planned out well in advance, but I grabbed a vial of the Yorkshire Square yeast on a whim, and brewed a few British "gametime decision" brews.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: denny on March 07, 2014, 03:50:11 PM
Just realized I said apricots but meant mangos. Maybe I'll blend the two.

The last few mango beers I've tried had an amazing laxative effect....
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Pinski on March 07, 2014, 03:50:50 PM
Just realized I said apricots but meant mangos. Maybe I'll blend the two.

The last few mango beers I've tried had an amazing laxative effect....

Duly noted :o
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: Pinski on March 07, 2014, 04:06:48 PM
German pils using New Zealand hops...got to think of a clever Middle Earth name for it, like Underpils....

I made a Kiwi Pils last year with Nelson Sauvin.

What was your hopping schedule like? I imagine that it would be easy to overshoot with Nelson and turn a Pils into an APA. Not that this is a bad thing - the winy notes from the Pils malt would pair very nicely with Nelson, I'd imagine.

On reflection Kiwi "Pils" was a not an accurate descriptor. This beer was too strong and bitter for that. For a 13 gallon batch I did 1 oz. additions FW, 30, 15,10,5 and a 3oz hop stand at 165* for 10 minutes. (12.4 Alpha %) BeerSmith estimated the IBU at 50.4.  With the clean lager fermentation using WY2278 it didn't come across at all like an APA but it had huge white wine notes that I attribute to the Nelson Sauvin, I don't really get that from Pils malt. It was a good beer, not great IMO. Interestingly, we served some at our O-fest party and typical white wine drinkers loved the stuff.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: denny on March 07, 2014, 04:23:52 PM
No brewing this weekend, but mid next week I'm gonna do another one from "Craft Beer for the Homebrewer".  Haven't decided which one.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: garc_mall on March 07, 2014, 04:29:28 PM
No brewing for me this weekend, but I am going to use the downtime I have next week to brew 2 more batches of beer. Thinking some sort of APA, and maybe another run of my Dark Mild.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: morticaixavier on March 07, 2014, 04:35:24 PM
have to get a marzen in a keg. in order to do this I have to empty a keg, either barley wine or IPA. Either into bottles or into my (and family) belly. still trying to find time to taste sours from barrel and carboy.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: beersk on March 07, 2014, 04:43:51 PM
English Mild tomorrow morning, bright and early.
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: duboman on March 08, 2014, 05:34:43 PM
The weather has finally given me a break at 25 today so I've finally gotten around to brewing up a dry stout, about half way through the mash and everything is coming along nicely!
Title: Re: What in the tun this weekend?
Post by: majorvices on March 08, 2014, 06:31:45 PM
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.

Which white wine yeast? I've been kicking around the idea of trying out a wine yeast for a primary strain on some sours. I have a sour that I brewed with 3711 as my primary, and I like the mouthfeel it leaves behind, but there isn't as much funk or acidity as I'd like. I'm thinking that certain wine yeasts would give me a similar mouthfeel as 3711, but leave behind plenty for Brett to chew on.

I think it was Lalvin D21.