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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on May 26, 2010, 05:45:11 PM
So what's the story morning glories?

I'm think RIS this weekend to have something big, rich and chewy for the summer! :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 26, 2010, 05:46:31 PM
Continuing the Bye Bye Birdie analogy, what's the word, hummingbird?

Ya know, you're about the only person I know who would think of RIS as a summer beer!  I hope to do the Rye IPA that I couldn't get to last weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on May 26, 2010, 05:49:22 PM
I hope to do the Rye IPA that I couldn't get to last weekend.

That must be because I stole your mojo.  I brewed the Rye IPA last weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on May 26, 2010, 05:52:40 PM
Ya know, you're about the only person I know who would think of RIS as a summer beer!

Not to worry, by the time it's fermented, conditioned, aged, and ready to drink, it won't be summer any longer :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on May 26, 2010, 06:09:40 PM
After reading "Brewing with Wheat", I'd like to try my hand at a hefeweizen using a decoction (or three)...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on May 26, 2010, 06:12:29 PM
Not to worry, by the time it's fermented, conditioned, aged, and ready to drink, it won't be summer any longer :)

Actually, just because I'm a twisted person, I'm pushing for it to ready to drink by the second week of July. Oh yeah. :)

And Denny, you know I couldn't ever do anything by the "rules"
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: richardt on May 26, 2010, 06:39:22 PM
I bottled my Black Forest Stout (JZ recipe sans cherry puree and sub'd Just Black Cherry juice) a few weeks ago and promised y'all an update:

I sampled it the other day.  The cocoa is there (not huge with either flavor or aroma), and the cherry--just barely.  If it is served too cold--it just tastes like a cold stout.  It must warm up considerably to even get a hint of the cocoa or black cherry.

I wish there was some way to doctor the beer and put more cherry flavor in it (but I've already bottled 5 gallons of it and kegged the other 5 gallons).  I'm open to ideas from anyone.  Shall I do the "Mit Schuss" Berliner Weisse thing with my stout and put some marischino cherry syrup in the glass first?  it's supposed to be a "chick" beer for my wife and all her chocaholic girlfriends.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: ryang on May 26, 2010, 06:57:56 PM
no brewing plans, just bottling an irish red and an oktoberfest that's been lagering for about 8 weeks.  I think I might add the cherries to my lambic as well to officially turn it into a kriek
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 26, 2010, 07:44:33 PM
I hope to do the Rye IPA that I couldn't get to last weekend.

That must be because I stole your mojo.  I brewed the Rye IPA last weekend.

I wish that was the reason....I was caring for a dying dog.... :'(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 26, 2010, 07:45:19 PM
And Denny, you know I couldn't ever do anything by the "rules"

And that's why I love ya!  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: deege on May 26, 2010, 08:23:15 PM
Not sure what I'm making, but I am brewing on Friday.  I have lots of Munich and Pale Ale malt on hand.  Maybe a pound or two of pilsner.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: tygo on May 26, 2010, 08:35:56 PM
Brewing a BoPils on Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 26, 2010, 08:48:12 PM
Not sure what I'm making, but I am brewing on Friday.  I have lots of Munich and Pale Ale malt on hand.  Maybe a pound or two of pilsner.  Any ideas?

All Munich AIPA!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on May 26, 2010, 08:51:50 PM
I wish that was the reason....I was caring for a dying dog.... :'(

Bummer... I've got 2 13 year cats and an 11 year old dog that I'm starting to worry about and then I've got a 5 year old dog with a propensity to eat everything, so...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on May 26, 2010, 08:59:31 PM
I wish that was the reason....I was caring for a dying dog.... :'(

Dang, that's a shame, sorry man
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 26, 2010, 09:28:29 PM
Thanks, guys.  Our great vet is coming out for a house call in a couple hours, and we'll say goodbye to our lovely Border Collie, Mabel.  15 1/2 years old, and the happiest, most loving dog I've ever known.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: kgs on May 26, 2010, 09:56:32 PM
I hope to do the Rye IPA that I couldn't get to last weekend.

That must be because I stole your mojo.  I brewed the Rye IPA last weekend.

I wish that was the reason....I was caring for a dying dog.... :'(

Sorry about that, but glad that the dog had you caring for him/her at the end of life.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: deege on May 26, 2010, 10:10:32 PM
Not sure what I'm making, but I am brewing on Friday.  I have lots of Munich and Pale Ale malt on hand.  Maybe a pound or two of pilsner.  Any ideas?

All Munich AIPA!

That's an interesting idea!  I definitely have enough grain for it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: mikeypedersen on May 26, 2010, 10:23:09 PM
Thanks, guys.  Our great vet is coming out for a house call in a couple hours, and we'll say goodbye to our lovely Border Collie, Mabel.  15 1/2 years old, and the happiest, most loving dog I've ever known.
So sorry to hear that Denny. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 26, 2010, 10:28:47 PM
Thank you all..sorry for the thread drift.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 26, 2010, 10:30:18 PM
Not sure what I'm making, but I am brewing on Friday.  I have lots of Munich and Pale Ale malt on hand.  Maybe a pound or two of pilsner.  Any ideas?

All Munich AIPA!

That's an interesting idea!  I definitely have enough grain for it.

It's one of my favorite ways to make an IPA.  The maltiness of the Munich can really handle a load of pungent American hops.  Maybe try Columbus for bittering and Amarillo or Simcoe for the later additions.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: kgs on May 26, 2010, 10:43:00 PM
I am not sure what I'm brewing yet... partly depends on what yeasts are available when I get to the LHBS either tonight or tomorrow night. I'd like to try Denny's Rye IPA, but I will take a couple of recipes and see what happens next.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: dhacker on May 27, 2010, 01:47:56 AM
Denny, maybe you can brew up something special in honor of Mabel.

I'm making the Rochefort 8 clone this extended weekend . . two packs o' WY1762 showed up today . . gotta get 'em on the stir plates.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: denny on May 27, 2010, 05:58:11 PM
Denny, maybe you can brew up something special in honor of Mabel.

Thanks for the reminder!  I devised a "Happy Dog Pale Ale" recipe in her honor years ago.  I'll have to try to dig that recipe up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on May 27, 2010, 06:57:44 PM
Not sure what I'm making, but I am brewing on Friday.  I have lots of Munich and Pale Ale malt on hand.  Maybe a pound or two of pilsner.  Any ideas?

All Munich AIPA!

That's an interesting idea!  I definitely have enough grain for it.


I've done a Munich/Pils combo IPA before and it was quite tasty.  I say go for it.  On another note, sorry to hear about your beloved puppy, Denny.  We've got four and three of them are reaching geriatric stage.  I will be brewing a 10 gallon Helles this weekend and I'm going to use some Sinamar on half of it to experiment with it's coloring abilities.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: deepsouth on May 27, 2010, 07:09:24 PM
i'm brewing an ipa brewed with honey.  don't have my hop schedule down yet though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: monk on May 27, 2010, 10:13:31 PM
Thinking of doing the "back to basics challenge"--few definite rules, except that you're not allowed to use any dedicated brewing equipment, only stuff you would already have around your house if you weren't a homebrewer.  It'll be a 2 gallon back of amber ale, probably mashed and fermented in a 2 gallon gott cooler.

I'm still on the fence about it, though.  It sounds fun, but I don't want to make crappy beer.  Crappy beer is not fun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: mikeypedersen on May 28, 2010, 02:24:17 PM
Doing a Southern English Brown.  My guitar teacher just told me that he'd trade lessons for beer......Which is nice.  It'll make me brew some styles that I normally wouldn't!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: tankdeer on May 28, 2010, 10:23:57 PM
Not exactly sure. Thinking of many a nice hoppy American Brown.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: tygo on May 29, 2010, 03:09:21 AM
Brewing a BoPils on Monday.

Well, guess not.  Forced change of plans.  Brewed up the starter on Wed.  Two days later no activity whatsoever.  This pack of yeast was in a shipment that accidentally sat for an extra day before I got to open it and put it in the fridge but I figured it would still be okay.  Nope.  Which sucks because there were four other packs in that shipment.

Confirmed with the refractometer that the gravity hadn't dropped a single point.  So I smacked the second pack of this yeast (one of the other four) I had early this morning.  Six hours later there was very minor swelling, mostly due to temp increase I'm assuming since I don't think there's anything alive in there.  Pitched that into the starter wort and still nothing.

Sooo, the only yeast I  have that wasn't part of that shipment is a Trappist High Gravity.  Brewed up the starter for that tonight and hopefully it'll be ready by Monday evening.  Guess I'm moving the strong golden ale up in the schedule.

Anyone want to buy a couple packs of dead yeast?  I hear it's great on toast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on May 29, 2010, 12:26:18 PM
Brewing a BoPils on Monday.

Well, guess not.  Forced change of plans.  Brewed up the starter on Wed.  Two days later no activity whatsoever.  This pack of yeast was in a shipment that accidentally sat for an extra day before I got to open it and put it in the fridge but I figured it would still be okay.  Nope.  Which sucks because there were four other packs in that shipment.

two words...   yeast ranching
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: bluesman on May 29, 2010, 02:58:26 PM
Sorry to hear the news Denny. It's a tough thing to do, but the right thing to do in many cases.

No brewing this weekend...I oaked a RIS. I will also be trying some various commercial examples that I have in the beer fridge.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: tygo on May 29, 2010, 05:01:55 PM
two words...   yeast ranching

Yeah, yeah, I'm working on it  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/28 Edition
Post by: deepsouth on May 30, 2010, 04:23:12 AM
doing my very last extract batch tomorrow....  a double ipa....

6 lbs extra light dme
3 lbs light dme
2 lbs honey (@ flameout)
1 lb honey (going into secondary/keg)

.5 oz citra @ 60
.5 oz simcoe @ 60
.5 oz apollo @ 60
.5 oz chinook @ 60

.25 oz apollo @ 30
.25 oz simcoe @ 30
.25 oz citra @ 30
.25 oz chinook @ 30

.25 oz apollo @ 15
.25 oz simcoe @ 15
.25 oz citra @ 15

.5 oz apollo @ 5
.5 oz simcoe @ 5
1 oz citra @ 5

.5 oz apollo @ 0
.25 oz chinook @ 0
.5 oz simcoe @ 0
1 oz citra @ 0

fermenting at 60 degrees with 2 packages of safale-05.  adding 1 lb. of honey in at secondary, which may end up being the keg.

will probably dry hop with somthing, undecided.