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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on April 29, 2010, 04:55:31 PM
Oops..

No brewing for me.. just chilling with the homebrewers at Lake Casitas
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: denny on April 29, 2010, 05:23:53 PM
NO BREWING????????   ???  It's BIG BREW, buddy!

I'm doing a Rye IPA for Big Brew.  Hey, it was an "official" recipe a few years back and never let it be said that I don't live in the past!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: lostralph on April 29, 2010, 05:27:58 PM
Brewing an American Wheat on Big Brew day, slightly different than the posted recipe.  I can't follow a recipe without making a few of my own changes :).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on April 29, 2010, 05:31:33 PM
Yeah, sadly Big Brew is woefully undersubscribed in Southern Cal. Instead about a thousand of us gather around a lake and drink our homebrew.

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the SC Homebrewers Festival and to celebrate we're having talks by Tomme Arthur, Bryon Burch and Vinnie C. Little known fact (outside of the SCHF at least) Vinnie was critical to the fest getting its start. He convinced his parents to hold the first editions of the fest at their winery in Temecula.

So yes, instead of brewing - I will be celebrating the other side of the hobby and be drinking while listening to all the chatter and dancing to the one and only Maltose Falcons Brews Band.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: denny on April 29, 2010, 05:41:14 PM
Man, that doesn't suck!  I'm happy that the weather forecast here for this weekend is 60s and sunny instead of 40s and rainy like usual.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: mroakley on April 29, 2010, 05:48:40 PM
No brewing.  But our club's mash tun build day is Saturday.   :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on April 29, 2010, 05:53:04 PM
Rebrewing a Weissbier for the NHC Finals on Friday. AHA Big Brew with the club on Saturday. Brewing a Vienna Lager on Sunday. Going to try to slip a nap in there somewhere too!!! ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: bluesman on April 29, 2010, 06:40:07 PM
It's a German Pilsner on Monday. I took a vacation day to brew beer. It will be grillin', chillin'  and homebrewin' with the brew dawgs.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: tygo on April 29, 2010, 08:07:37 PM
I'm taking Monday off to brew as well.  Brewing up a Wee Heavy
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: dtblank on April 29, 2010, 08:28:59 PM
No brewing this weekend, want to bottle some beer, but will probably end up just kegging it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on April 29, 2010, 08:55:46 PM
I'm brewing my World Cup beers tomorrow. In honor of the US and England playing in the first round (and my English heritage), I'm splitting a six gallon batch of 1.041 wort and using English hops in one half and American in the other. Calling one an APA and the other a Best Bitter, but they don't really match either style. Hopefully, they don't suck :P
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on April 29, 2010, 09:35:16 PM
Yeah, so I just went through and did a quick tasting panel of my beers for SoCal Homebrewer's Fest and these are the beers I'm bringing.

Spring Saison with Citra
Hop Woo IPA+ (dry hopped with Centennial)
American Pale Chocolate Oat Malt Mild
Apple Wood Smoked Boddington's Clone (aka Popo the Smokey)
Pecan Smoked Wee Heavy (aka Southern Highlander)
Tempting Midnight (Dark Belgian Wild Ale aged on Pinot Noir infused French oak)
Belgian "Cream Ale"
and..
a Sour Cherry Sparkling Tupelo Mead
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: spikedhelmet on April 29, 2010, 10:06:53 PM
An American Pale Ale.  Brewing with the MUGZ club for Big Brew Day.  Should be a good time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: gwilkosz on April 29, 2010, 10:42:22 PM
Brewing a Roggenbier, bottling a cilantro stout, and moving my SA triple bock clone to lager in the kegerator.  It's shaping up to be a great weekend!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: kgs on April 30, 2010, 02:10:41 AM
I have a family event this weekend and also have to work on a presentation I just realized is uh, this coming Friday. So I'll just be dreaming about next week's brew session...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on April 30, 2010, 05:03:53 AM
Not brewing for Nat'l Homebrew Day, BUT, I will be enjoying some
homebrew that has finally come of age...THE MAIBOCK....
after all, it is the 1st of May.... 8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: BrewArk on April 30, 2010, 06:52:22 AM
Big Brew Day - Scottish 80 Shilling!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: SiameseMoose on April 30, 2010, 12:14:11 PM
Munich Helles, although the weather forecast may cause our Big Brew event to be cancelled.  :(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: blatz on April 30, 2010, 02:07:00 PM
12g of dunkel.  trying to keep it from having any percerptible roast character, so will be trying the late mash addition of carafa this time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: bbump22 on April 30, 2010, 03:13:59 PM
brewing up a Wheat...using the big brew day wheat recipes grain bill, but i am mixing up the hops and yeast strain. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: mikeypedersen on April 30, 2010, 10:06:41 PM
11 gallons of Belgian Quad with the Avery yeast strain for Salvation and The Reverend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on May 01, 2010, 04:53:06 AM
11 gallons of Belgian Quad with the Avery yeast strain for Salvation and The Reverend.
going into your oak??
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on May 02, 2010, 12:59:26 AM
12 gallons of Hefeweizen

BREWDAYFROM
HELL

I've made this beer A LOT and today was one of those days....weird

From initial run-off to preboil in the boiler
THREE HOURS!

I think my mill needs a looking at .................................might be a bit on the TIGHT side

Oh well, this Cherry Apple cider is going down like gravy on potatoes  ;D

I better go to bed before I get druck
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: mnstorm99 on May 02, 2010, 11:23:37 AM
Just fired up the kettle for a Honey Toasted ESB using honey malt and home toasted two-row.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on May 02, 2010, 12:04:34 PM
I'm brewing a small batch (2.5 gal) of something I'm calling Red Rye Ale.

64.8% 2-row
10.8% rye
10.8% light munich
7.1% crystal rye
4.3% victory
2.2% chocolate rye

Magnum hops for bittering; cascade and centennial for flavor/aroma.  Going to ferment with Wyeast 1968.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: tygo on May 02, 2010, 01:38:24 PM
Mashed in on a wee heavy
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on May 03, 2010, 03:45:06 PM
Finally oaked my RIS.  Used 3 ounces of Hungarian medium toast in 5 gallons.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/30 Edition
Post by: ryang on May 05, 2010, 03:28:44 PM
Wasn't able to brew on big brew day so I brewed two batches on the 30th.  My first lambic (will become a kriek) and my 2nd Anniversary beer - Dirty Hound Irish Red (brewed it for our wedding and our first). 

Bottling my oktoberfest soon, and drinking my delicious dopplebock and baltic porter now