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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: dbeechum on June 23, 2010, 08:39:09 PM
Brewing?

Since I'm picking up some 300 lbs of grain this weekend, I guess I better!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: mnstorm99 on June 23, 2010, 08:55:58 PM
An IPA "test" batch for a friends bachelor party in September.
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Post by: mroakley on June 23, 2010, 09:55:58 PM
Our club's first club brew day!  Robust porter and baltic porter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: dean on June 23, 2010, 10:11:53 PM
Our club's first club brew day!  Robust porter and baltic porter.

Hey thats my next brew too... already have the grains sorted and mixed but haven't milled them yet.  Maybe I can brew the same day as your club.   :) 
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Post by: denny on June 23, 2010, 10:57:30 PM
IPA of some sort....
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Post by: BrewingRover on June 24, 2010, 02:24:34 AM
I'll be at a conference in DC this weekend. Looking forward to checking out the Churchkey, a place with 5-6 cask ales on at all times.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: tygo on June 24, 2010, 02:25:03 AM
Amarillo and Simcoe APA on Friday.  My sister is coming in for her first visit to the new place and will be serving as assistant brewer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: boulderbrewer on June 24, 2010, 03:34:19 AM
Bluebeery wheat for a end of July beerfest for the local Lions club.
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Post by: 1vertical on June 24, 2010, 12:14:58 PM
I'm thinking I need to make something with Tetnang & Sterling hops, Us-05 yeast, pils, munich, and a handful of Pale Choc.
I got MT fermenters and MT kegs...might as well ....make BEER!

It is almost Saison Season....HOT weather brewing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: vista on June 24, 2010, 12:23:32 PM
a honey american wheat...first time using wyeast 1010...any warnings/recommendations?
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Post by: Hokerer on June 24, 2010, 02:00:57 PM
a honey american wheat...first time using wyeast 1010...any warnings/recommendations?

The first time I did my honey wheat, I split it in two and fermented one with 1056 and the other with 1010.  I didn't find that the 1010 gave any noticeably different character so I now do my honey wheat with just 1056 -- Fewer yeast varieties to keep around.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: blatz on June 24, 2010, 03:37:06 PM
firing up saturday morning:

12gal of Hersbrucker Pils then 6g of toasted oat witbier.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: blatz on June 24, 2010, 03:38:23 PM
Since I'm picking up some 300 lbs of grain this weekend, I guess I better!

lightweight - a real man buys in 500lb increments. ;D :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: bluesman on June 24, 2010, 04:29:40 PM
Nothing this week. I am making a starter for 11 gallons of APA next week.
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Post by: livefreebrewfree on June 24, 2010, 04:34:41 PM
I'm trying to put together a Yard's Pale Ale clone recipe. Hopefully I can finish it up by this weekend.
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Post by: akr71 on June 24, 2010, 05:00:47 PM
My Mighty Zeus IPA, using mostly Zeus hops (go figure) with a splash of Willamette, Cascade and Goldings.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: jimbo44 on June 24, 2010, 06:34:10 PM
Brewing a pale ale.  Using the CYBI Mirror Pond Recipe for some nice malt backround.  But using Citra as bittering and jacking up the total IBUs a little.  Fermenting with some Pacman and my plate filter came in today so it looks like the pale will be the first filtered batch.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: pyrite on June 25, 2010, 04:41:30 AM
firing up saturday morning:

12gal of Hersbrucker Pils then 6g of toasted oat witbier.

Is this instead of the Mt. Hood hops combo Pils?  I remember you posted a survey. I really enjoy the flavor German Hersbrucker hops passes on to lagers. Yum!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: pyrite on June 25, 2010, 04:52:43 AM
I'm not firing up the kettle because of school, but I do have to transfer a 10% Smoked Baltic Porter into a 10gal French Oak barrel.  I'm debating whether to that because I feel the beers I've transfered and aged in the barrel have been losing body; I think the barrel is harboring some pedio, or lacto but not quite sure.  I feel I should just age this beer in a 15 gallon stainless steel kegs with French oak cubes. ???   
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: blatz on June 25, 2010, 05:01:15 AM
firing up saturday morning:

12gal of Hersbrucker Pils then 6g of toasted oat witbier.

Is this instead of the Mt. Hood hops combo Pils?  I remember you posted a survey. I really enjoy the flavor German Hersbrucker hops passes on to lagers. Yum!

yeah - I have a little less Crystal than I thought I did, so my decision is kinda made for me.

I use H-B all the time, just never isolated in a pils - we'll see how it turns out!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: redbeerman on June 25, 2010, 11:31:49 AM
Hopefully get to that shwarzbier this weekend.  Have some drywall work to do.   Will transfer an APA from priamry to keg with a Cascade dryhop if nothing else.  Bluesman and I are planning a saison in two weeks.  I'm think about starting the fermentation in the basement around 68F and then putting in the garage at 85F to finish.  Using WY3711.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: troy@uk on June 25, 2010, 01:22:31 PM
A Maibock or Helles Bock. Which one depends on how the hop schedule affects the beer.  I am brewing with my son for the first time (his first beer) so I wanted to spread the hop additions out a bit to keep him more interested during the boil.  I know this is not the traditional season for one, but he tasted one at a local micro-brewery (Asheville, NC) and finally got interested enough to brew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: lazydog79 on June 25, 2010, 02:05:44 PM
I had planned to brew an Oktoberfest today, but yeast problems are going to push me back to Tuesday.  I've got a CAP in secondary that'll get bottled tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: blatz on June 25, 2010, 02:16:41 PM
A Maibock or Helles Bock. Which one depends on how the hop schedule affects the beer. 

How so?  I've never heard any such distinction between Helles or Mai-bock? Please explain.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: dak0415 on June 25, 2010, 02:33:17 PM
Racked 10g of Oktoberfest to the lagering freezer last night (WLP833 Bock Lager)
Tonight racking 5g of Honey Blonde Ale (WLP005) to lagering fridge for cold conditioning to keg for July 4.
Tomorrow 10g of Light Pils (for my BMC addicted friends) 3.8% ABV 8 IBU with the above WLP833 slurry)
Sunday 10g of Best Bitter (with above WLP005 slurry)
July 5 - 10g of Irish Red using Denny's WY1450

Otherwise the cupboard is bare! That hasn't happened in a couple of years!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: troy@uk on June 25, 2010, 02:45:26 PM
Maibock or Helles Bock?  Most brewers don't distinguish and I certanly wouldn't know the difference.  Darryl Richman's BOCK book in the Classic Beer Style Series says that a Maibock is at the upper limits of the style for hops and color.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: ndcube on June 25, 2010, 02:48:40 PM
Since I'm picking up some 300 lbs of grain this weekend, I guess I better!

lightweight - a real man buys in 500lb increments. ;D :D

What was that other malt you tried in lieu of TF MO?  Halcyon, maybe it was Optic?  How did that turn out.  I was off the forum for a while so I may have missed you talking about it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: ndcube on June 25, 2010, 02:50:12 PM
Patersbier.  Gonna use the yeast for a Tripel in a few weeks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: blatz on June 25, 2010, 02:56:35 PM
Since I'm picking up some 300 lbs of grain this weekend, I guess I better!

lightweight - a real man buys in 500lb increments. ;D :D

What was that other malt you tried in lieu of TF MO?  Halcyon, maybe it was Optic?  How did that turn out.  I was off the forum for a while so I may have missed you talking about it.

I tried Optic a few years back - good, but a little too much sweet candy malt flavor for me, rather than biscuity/toasty.

Halcyon was what I tried out this time.  I did not like Halcyon at first, but I also tried it out on experimental recipes (Citra Pale Ale) rather than my stalwarts.  Turns out I think I just don't like those hops. 

I just made my house IPA with it, and I am really liking it a lot - just as described - sort of in between MO and domestic 2-row.  strangely, it is now more expensive than TFMO at NCM, so I don't know if I will order it again on the next pallet.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: uthristy on June 25, 2010, 03:20:21 PM
Brewed yesterday in a oven, pool was a cool 94f ::)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/whodoUthink/anotherhotbrewday.jpg)




experimental recipes (Citra Pale Ale) rather than my stalwarts.  Turns out I think I just don't like those hops. 


So what didn't you like about the citra hops? lingering bite / sharp ?  I like them only for last min additions or dry hop.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: theDarkSide on June 25, 2010, 03:27:36 PM
Brewed yesterday in a oven, pool was a cool 94f ::)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/whodoUthink/anotherhotbrewday.jpg)


Yeah but in February when it's below zero up here, you get to laugh at us.  Pay your dues :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: ndcube on June 25, 2010, 03:35:37 PM
Brewed yesterday in a oven, pool was a cool 94f ::)


experimental recipes (Citra Pale Ale) rather than my stalwarts.  Turns out I think I just don't like those hops. 


So what didn't you like about the citra hops? lingering bite / sharp ?  I like them only for last min additions or dry hop.

I'm anxious to try them in an IPA.  I used them in my Kolsch and liked the results.  Kind of lemony at first but after 2 weeks of lagering that mostly went away.
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Post by: uthristy on June 25, 2010, 03:46:33 PM
This was a great use of Citra hops aroma!

Citra apa

 28g.     Simcoe       15 min.
 28g.     Amarillo       7 min.
 85g.     citra            2 min.

kegged 3-21-10 with  85g  Citra

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: blatz on June 25, 2010, 05:40:02 PM

So what didn't you like about the citra hops? lingering bite / sharp ?  I like them only for last min additions or dry hop.

its just me I think.  I used them 50:50 for a simcoe/citra pale ale, using citra in place of my usual amarillo.

I found the citra to be just wayy too tropical fruity - papaya, mango etc.  and lacking in the piney, floral and dank aromas that I love so much in these styles.  It also seemed a lot less bitter than calculated, even though the usage and IBU count was the same as when I make my recipe with amarillo.

Citra is all the rave right now, so I guess I'm just not with the crowd on this one.

I may give it one last go (i bought a half pound and have used it on two batches so far, have 2 ounces left) before I give up on it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: blatz on June 25, 2010, 05:45:01 PM
Brewed yesterday in a oven, pool was a cool 94f ::)

Yep, gotta start at 6:30 am tomorrow to be done before the sun creeps over to the west side of the house where the driveway is...
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Post by: thetedinator on June 25, 2010, 11:39:50 PM
Second attempt (1st, West Coast Blonde, is still bottle conditioning) -

London Pride Pub Ale
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Post by: skyler on June 25, 2010, 11:51:26 PM
Zilch. Studying for the bar exam has seriously screwed with my ability to brew beer whenever I want :'(
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Post by: flapjack on June 26, 2010, 01:04:46 AM
Just tapped our Weizen and will be sipping on it while we brew a vanilla cream ale this sunday
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Post by: bonjour on June 27, 2010, 06:06:02 PM
Flanders red today
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Post by: richardt on June 27, 2010, 07:45:55 PM
Brewing my IPA today--thanks to the forum members for their advice (maybe I followed it, maybe I didn't).
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Post by: blatz on June 27, 2010, 11:45:35 PM
11 hour brewday, 96df and near 100% humidity by the end of the session, but boy was it a good one.

new screen/false bottom worked like a charm and I had crystal clear, 50df pils wort running into the conical at 1PM and cloudy, murky wit wort running in at 5pm, signs o' life by this morning.  life is good!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: bonjour on June 28, 2010, 12:38:21 AM
The Flanders is done

Fred
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Post by: realbeerguy on June 28, 2010, 02:06:03 AM
Did 5 gal Dirty Blonde & 5 gal Berliner Weisse yesterday.  92dF / 110dF heat index.  No beer while brewing, but plenty of ice water.
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Post by: tygo on June 28, 2010, 02:56:16 PM
Brewed five gallons of APA on Friday.  Usually I put it in a keg tub in the basement with some water and a towel wrapped around it to keep it around 64F.  This time I figured it'd be fine since the basement's sitting around 62F.  Oops.  Fermentation ramped up to about 71F within two days and it looks like it's just about done already.  This one may not turn out as well as I hoped.  Lesson learned.
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Post by: bruck on June 29, 2010, 10:59:56 AM
American Lager last weekend...Janet's Brown this weekend....
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Post by: ndcube on June 29, 2010, 01:19:53 PM
Brewed five gallons of APA on Friday.  Usually I put it in a keg tub in the basement with some water and a towel wrapped around it to keep it around 64F.  This time I figured it'd be fine since the basement's sitting around 62F.  Oops.  Fermentation ramped up to about 71F within two days and it looks like it's just about done already.  This one may not turn out as well as I hoped.  Lesson learned.

Yep.  Lately my practice has been to ferment everything is a tub of water, even when my basement is in the upper 40s.  (Lager time!)  Keeps the temps steady.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
Post by: pyrite on June 29, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
The Flanders is done

Fred

Hey bonjour I'm wondering what kinda bug you are going to use or will use...?

I don't have any experience brewing a Flanders Red, but when I made what was supposed to be an oak barrel aged old ale style the color was closer to a Flanders Red.  After reading the BJCP guidelines it kinda falls in line with the style, although I have never tasted a Flanders Red before.

 
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Post by: lazydog79 on July 01, 2010, 03:40:06 AM
After scheduling and yeast issues, I finally got my Oktoberfest brewed today.  It was sunny and 78 this afternoon in Central IL.  I spent the afternoon brewing - had as close to a flawless brew session as I ever get - drank a couple of last month's Blonde Ale's, and tested out the hammock during the boil.  MAN I LOVE BREWING!!!   ;D
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Post by: tygo on July 01, 2010, 05:48:52 PM
That sounds like an outstanding brewday.  Especially the part about the beer and the hammock.