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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on May 19, 2010, 10:35:44 PM
Ok, what's up folks?

I'm being forced to take a day off this Friday. (guess I have too many vacation hours stored up. sheesh)

So, if I'm taking a day off, guess I better figure out what's going in the kettles.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: brewmasternpb on May 20, 2010, 02:08:13 AM
I have a day off on Monday, so I'm making a Belgian Pale Ale with either the Leuven Pale Ale yeast or the Canadian/Belgian yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: micsager on May 20, 2010, 02:29:40 AM
Well for the first time, my chest freezer is full.  So I may rack the Hard Lemonade to secondary.  But the IPA and Amber are only 4 and 5 days old right now.  So, no brewing for me. 

(but, I love watching the bubblers)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: bfogt on May 20, 2010, 12:45:44 PM
Cream Ale on Sunday.  My wife flies out for a conference on Saturday.  Unfortunately, it became a tradition for me to brew while she's out of town, even with two boys now (2 and 5 months).  Half of this 10g batch goes to a photographer who did a shoot for our family portraits and gave us everything for free.  It's the least I can do.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: blatz on May 21, 2010, 03:02:48 AM
house IPA on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on May 21, 2010, 03:44:21 AM
Hopefully I can do an instructional brew this weekend - belgian porter from my LHBS robust porter kit with about a pound of pureed raisins and trappist ale yeast

and... Ugh... bottling the house/competition IPA sometime this weekend.

AND ordering a beer gun :) the Brewer's Cup is coming up!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: bfogt on May 21, 2010, 07:25:41 AM
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the Brewer's Cup is coming up!

PIcked up a CP filler this week partly for that same reason.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: freshness on May 21, 2010, 09:42:04 AM

Thinking about doing a 10 gallon batch of wheat beer (50% pils, 50% wheat malt).  I plan to ferment one carboy with WLP300 for a more classic German Wheat flavor profile, the other with Safale K-97 dry yeast, which I happen to have on hand. The second carboy will later get racked on top of 3lbs of cherry puree for a secondary fermentation.

Any thoughts on that dry yeast?  I've never used this one. I don't want any banana/clove clashing with the cherry.  Can I ferment both at the same temperature, say 62F?

~Ray
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: dzlater on May 21, 2010, 10:56:33 AM
A lot of firsts for me this weekend.
Going to do a brown ale, with home roasted malts, brown sugar, a combination of base malts. 90 minute boil
and use safale S04.


 Pale Malt   2.625 lb   
 Pilsner  2.625 lb   
abbey  3.000 lb   
Cara-Pils/Dextrine   8.000 oz
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L  8.000 oz   
Chocolate Malt (home roasted)  6.000 oz
Biscuit Malt  (home roasted)   6.000 oz   
Brown Sugar16.000 oz

Magnum 13.5% 0.500 oz 1.000 hr
 Cascade  6.0% 0.500 oz 30.000 min
 Cascade  6.0% 0.500 oz 1.000 min

OG: 1.060
FG: 1.015
ABV: 5.8%
Bitterness: 40.2 IBUs
Color: 20 SRM
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: bluesman on May 21, 2010, 11:11:49 AM
I'm brewing 11 gallons of Kolcsh and kegging my German Pilsner.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: dean on May 21, 2010, 11:26:01 AM
Nothing here, I'm working on my brew shed and equipment, but the brews I made in February are finally drinkable.  The rye IPA and a stout I made were both salty until this week, the IPA lost a lot of hop flavor and aroma but its drinkable, its a bit big for this time of year maybe but what the heck.   ;D 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on May 21, 2010, 02:04:16 PM
Nothing brewing this week. Just kegging & lagering 10 gallons of a Vienna Lager I brewed a few weeks ago. Should be ready for the 4th of July bash!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on May 21, 2010, 02:47:54 PM
I've got two small batches to bottle this weekend and a wit to brew sometime next week. I'm on vacation and my wife's at a conference. Who knew beer could keep you out of trouble?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on May 21, 2010, 03:45:13 PM
All my Kegs are full and so is the Oak bbl....
I am taking a break....but will vicariously watch you all brew  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 21, 2010, 10:57:05 PM
Not brewing.  Just bottled some Amarillo APA.  The club run competition is tomorrow and I am helping.

Saturday going to a local brewpub to rack beer from a "same wort different yeast experiment".

Pretty busy for not making any beer.`
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: Lynux on May 22, 2010, 04:10:10 PM
3 gallons of Dusseldorf Altbier

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4 lbs 8.0 oz Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM) Grain 87.44 %
9.0 oz Crystal Light - 45L (Crisp) (45.0 SRM) Grain 10.88 %
1.4 oz Carafa II (Weyermann) (415.0 SRM) Grain 1.67 %

0.50 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 38.9 IBU
0.25 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops 3.1 IBU

0.15 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc 
1.00 gm Baking Soda (Mash 60.0 min) Misc 
2.00 gm Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 min) Misc

Water
Mash Water / Total water (ppm):            
Ca:   98   /   55   
Mg:   13   /   13   
Na:   66   /   44   
Cl:   150   /   74   
SO4:   94   /   94   
CaCO3:   139   /   91   
            
RA (mash only):   61   (10 to 15 SRM)      
Cl to SO4 (total water):   0.79   (Balanced)      
 
1 Pkgs SafAle US-05 (DCL Yeast) Yeast-Ale
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on May 22, 2010, 07:11:58 PM
Kolsch went into the fermenter an hour ago

Might try to get 10 gallons of Special Bitter done Sunday, depends on the weather and if I feel like doing it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: Boston Brewer on May 23, 2010, 12:25:37 AM
Thanks for the replies! 
Tomorrow I brew my "Accidental Common Porter"

1/2 batch to be fermented with Ale yeast and 1/2 with San Fran. Lager yeast ...

dz  - hope to have it bottled and ready to go for a possible NJ trip toward the end of June ...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: blatz on May 24, 2010, 02:26:46 PM
Doh! went to check the wort fill level in the conical as I was wrapping things up and dropped the lid gasket in the wort.

tried to fish it out with a santized hanger, but gave up after a couple of tries and just slapped a new gasket on and called it good.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: majorvices on May 24, 2010, 03:11:23 PM
I brewed a 1.070 "psuedo-bock" yesterday with WLP029 and am brewing a tripel right now. Planning a kolsch in the next couple of days as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: majorvices on May 24, 2010, 03:12:18 PM
Doh! went to check the wort fill level in the conical as I was wrapping things up and dropped the lid gasket in the wort.

tried to fish it out with a santized hanger, but gave up after a couple of tries and just slapped a new gasket on and called it good.



Rookie! 8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: deepsouth on May 24, 2010, 04:28:31 PM
an american pale wheat ale (-ish) beer for my belated 46th birthday party.  the other beer is going to be a big strong double ipa.

7 lbs wheat lme
.5 lbs munich lme
2 lbs extra light dme

1 oz kent goldings @ 60
.5 oz simcoe @ 60
.25 oz hallertauer @ 60

.5 oz kent goldings @ 20
.25 oz hallerauer @ 20
.5 oz simcoe @ 20

.5 oz simcoe @ 0
.5 oz kent goldings @ 0
.5 oz hallertauer @ 0

white labs american hefeweizen yeast (w/ 1500 ml starter) wlp320

The wheat extract is a blend of 40% wheat malt and 60% 2-row barley.

The Munich extract is a blend of 40% Munich malt and 60% 2-row.


estimates:
1.068 OG
51 IBU
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/21 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on May 24, 2010, 05:19:31 PM
Doh! went to check the wort fill level in the conical as I was wrapping things up and dropped the lid gasket in the wort.

tried to fish it out with a santized hanger, but gave up after a couple of tries and just slapped a new gasket on and called it good.

Don't feel like the loan ranger....I was racking 5 gallons out of my oak cask with an acrylic racking cane,
it snapped off and will just have to remain in it's new home until the cask gets emptied....prolly years from now....
lol.   :o