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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 14, 2010, 09:15:15 PM
 Captain's log - Stardate 11007.16 - Plans for the interstellar fermentation experiments have been compromised by Starfleet's Home Admiral countermanding the Captain's orders. Away team sent to reconnoiter and restore the free standing transportation and observation outpost to Home Office's standards and living protocols. Away team's current mission is to scout local professional fermentation establishments and may delay experimentation furthers. Captain out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: micsager on July 14, 2010, 10:09:05 PM
I loved it so much, I'm brewing the Widmer W10 recipe from BYO once again this weekend.  I do add oak chips to the fermenter though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: dhacker on July 14, 2010, 11:07:19 PM
Captain's log - Stardate 11007.16 - Plans for the interstellar fermentation experiments have been compromised by Starfleet's Home Admiral countermanding the Captain's orders. Away team sent to reconnoiter and restore the free standing transportation and observation outpost to Home Office's standards and living protocols. Away team's current mission is to scout local professional fermentation establishments and may delay experimentation furthers. Captain out.

I completely understand your dilemma. Zinda, his face black, his eyes red. Shaka, when the walls fell. The beast at Tanagra!
 
;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 14, 2010, 11:18:33 PM
You know.. you just outgeeked me when I had to go search the whole tamarian language thing. Of course, it's sad that I remembered that you were talking a Star Trek metaphor language. *NERD!*
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: bonjour on July 15, 2010, 12:15:45 AM
and I thought I was a Star Trek Geek

I have resigned my commission
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: narcout on July 15, 2010, 04:07:26 AM
Hoping to crank out Ryan's ruination clone on Sunday. I sat through miserable rush hour LA traffic to make it to the LHBS after work this afternoon...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 15, 2010, 04:15:03 AM
How miserable of course depends upon which one you went to and from where. I can, with an understanding boss, make it to HWBC in about 1.5 hours round trip with shopping and a stop at Dan's Super Subs to pick up the lunch sandwich.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: richardt on July 15, 2010, 05:04:54 AM
Guys...
That's sad...
Sitting in California traffic...
For an hour and a half...
Nearly every day of your life...
Please...

In most cities in Florida, one can leave the house and take the kids to school and get to work in less than 15 minutes.

And still live within 3-5 miles of the ocean.

Having said that.. I much prefer the hills and forests and breweries of the West Coast over the ocean.  Everything has it's price.

Peace!  Our best friends live on the west coast, and we LOVE to visit.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 15, 2010, 05:16:11 AM
Being a Florida boy, all I can say is I don't miss the humidity. It'll be 100F here tomorrow (hottest by far of the year) and I'll be much better off even though I don't have A/C
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: mnstorm99 on July 15, 2010, 10:13:14 AM
Brewing an IPA for a good friends bachelor party, mostly for him and I to drink.  In a couple weeks I'll brew the pale mild for the rest of 'em.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: tygo on July 15, 2010, 11:16:08 AM
Brewing up a CAP on Saturday night.  Tasted a commercial example of the style at a recent brewfest and wasn't crazy about it so I'm curious what this experiment will taste like.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: dhacker on July 15, 2010, 11:54:16 AM
Being in the middle of nowhere basically forces me to use online ordering. No traffic jams, 1 to 2 day ground service for supplies, pretty much guaranteed to get what I need without an "Out of Stock" surprise. Yeah . . I think I'll do just fine, thank you!

After 3 big beers in a row, gonna do a honey kölsch tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: blatz on July 15, 2010, 01:27:55 PM
was hoping to brew my oktoberfest this weekend, but as of Wed, my pils was still chugging away and about 3-4 points away from my normal FG, so I'm gonna have to put it off till next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: theDarkSide on July 15, 2010, 01:53:13 PM
I going to brew an Oktoberfest Ale ( picked up the kit from Brewmasterwarehouse off their recipe database...a recipe by Bee Cave Brewery - homebrewer I've seen on other forums )
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: Robert on July 15, 2010, 01:53:29 PM
Saison this weekend. Gonna do an overnight mash for the first time and also ferment soley with Brett C. Starter is looking good. Thought about doing 10 gallons and using WY3711 on the other five to later rack onto some homegrown peaches, but the thought of cooling 10 gallons of wort in 100º temps turned me off to that idea.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: denny on July 15, 2010, 02:52:10 PM
Once again for m, no brewing this weekend.  Next weekend for sure!

Re: traffic...I got caught in Eugene's rush hour traffic jam yesterday for nearly 3 minutes! :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on July 15, 2010, 03:11:07 PM
I am planning on a 10gal California Common and splitting it into two fermentors.  One with cranberry in secondary and other standard.  I have never used a lager yeast with fruit.  Any suggestions/comments to look out for?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on July 15, 2010, 03:35:45 PM
I'm not sure what I'll brew.  Maybe Mocktoberfest?  Maybe a Belgian?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: flapjack on July 15, 2010, 03:55:47 PM
we are brewing an experimental witches brew tomorrow night using up all of our leftover grains, hops and an american ale yeast we pulled from our vanilla cream ale. its going to be interesting!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: pweis909 on July 15, 2010, 04:29:19 PM
Bottling a saison brewed the Wyeast French Saison yeast. That strain sure does attenuate like crazy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on July 15, 2010, 04:32:05 PM
Jam, traffic jam how I hate to be late
Hurts my motor to go so slow damn this traffic JAM!

Homebrewers Jamboree is getting close, need to get brewing for that!

So

10 gallons of Imperial Black Ale (Darkness IPA) Saturday
and
10 gallons of a Rye/Wheat, hopped to the roof at flameout
or
Dry stout

I gotta see if I can get my hands on the Rye.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on July 15, 2010, 08:32:31 PM
Brewing an amber or IPA and something with elderflowers for the wife. I've got an interesting recipe but no idea how it will taste. She likes St Germain liqueur so I figured I'd give it a whirl. Only 3 gallons, in case it's gross.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on July 16, 2010, 01:19:17 AM
Nothing on tap for this weekend. I have a three batches on my living room table to rack, but the wife had the nerve to go into labor, so camping out at the hospital until or lil one decides she wants to come out and brew with Daddy! I missed this month's Beer Club meeting too, told the wife that should be true evidence of my love for her.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: bluesman on July 16, 2010, 01:28:47 AM
No brewing this weekend. Trying to play catch up from the last two weekends of brewing.

Kegging my APA and making a starter for my Vienna Lager.

Speaking of traffic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJS8j9YYB9w
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: tygo on July 16, 2010, 02:07:41 AM
Nothing on tap for this weekend. I have a three batches on my living room table to rack, but the wife had the nerve to go into labor, so camping out at the hospital until or lil one decides she wants to come out and brew with Daddy! I missed this month's Beer Club meeting too, told the wife that should be true evidence of my love for her.

Good luck!  Hope the labor doesn't last too long.  I'll be in the same position in a week or so.  Trying to get all the fermenters filled up before then  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on July 16, 2010, 02:23:34 AM
She wasn't due for another week and a half, had supplies for two more batches, but duty called...  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on July 16, 2010, 02:25:33 AM
Nothing on tap for this weekend. I have a three batches on my living room table to rack, but the wife had the nerve to go into labor, so camping out at the hospital until or lil one decides she wants to come out and brew with Daddy! I missed this month's Beer Club meeting too, told the wife that should be true evidence of my love for her.

Good luck!  Hope the labor doesn't last too long.  I'll be in the same position in a week or so.  Trying to get all the fermenters filled up before then  ;)

Good luck with yours too!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: tygo on July 16, 2010, 03:08:20 AM
She wasn't due for another week and a half, had supplies for two more batches, but duty called...  ;D

Yeah, we're likely going a bit early as well.  The plan was to brew again on 7/24 but I'll probably need to postpone that one.  I'll be doing a New Baby Barleywine as my first brew session after he shows up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: mnstorm99 on July 16, 2010, 11:01:44 AM
Hopefully those kegs are filled up for you soon to be dads, or are these not your first kids?  I am starting to get back to where I can brew every couple weeks again, but man, I have had to buy too much commercial beer lately as I am pretty much out of HB.  My baby girl is now 3 months old, and as much fun as it is, it does take some time away...not to forget I have my drinking partner back, so the kegs go a bit quicker :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: tygo on July 16, 2010, 12:25:44 PM
Hopefully those kegs are filled up for you soon to be dads, or are these not your first kids? 

Second one for me.  My son is two and a half.  After the brew this weekend I'll have six 5 gallon batches in the basement at various stages so that should keep me for awhile until I get the chance to brew again.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on July 16, 2010, 01:50:07 PM
Not kegging yet, first batch is on my dining room table waiting. I do have seven batches in primary or secondary right now, so plenty in the pipeline and plenty of varieties in bottles. My brother and father both homebrew too, so if needed I could always look to family to replenish the reserves. This is number two, already have a three year old son, and I brewed one week after wife gave birth last time. It definitely adds a challenge (especially with the heat), but I am going to start trying to make some smaller batches of specialty/exotic brews.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: jeffy on July 16, 2010, 02:25:55 PM
I will transfer my Rye IPA and Belgian Rye IPA to kegs (same batch, split yeast).
Saturday I get to help brew 10 barrels of smoked porter at my friend's brewery using the 150 pounds of malt I smoked last weekend.  I'm really looking forward to brewing on a pro system.  I've had the opportunity to help with two other pro brews, but I'm thinking this will be even more hands on.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: Nagel Family Brewing on July 16, 2010, 03:19:41 PM
West Coast Blaster our of Brewing Classic Styles with Cascade, Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo late hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on July 16, 2010, 04:36:14 PM
Unfortunately nothing here.  Taking the kids to Scout Camp all next week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 16, 2010, 07:23:35 PM
I have to get up early tomorrow and go to Arbor's Corner Brewery, to do a 10 gallon batch on their pilot system.  It will be a Pale Ale with a little less hops, and 4 lbs of homesmoked malt.  Pear wood was used for the smoking.  The malt has a very good taste,  will see how it plays in the base beer.

Edit:  My little village is having its summer sidewalk sale and Main St is closed.  So traffic is bad, but it is all relative.  If I want to go downtown, I will take 10 minutes and walk.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: narcout on July 17, 2010, 02:38:44 AM
How miserable of course depends upon which one you went to and from where.

Yeah, I was heading from downtown to Culver City and then back to West Hollywood. My commute to work isn't bad (25-30 minutes depending on my luck with the lights), but going from work to the LHBS and then back home is a bit of a trek.

Being a Florida boy, all I can say is I don't miss the humidity.

Seriously. I'm from Florida myself (Fort Lauderdale).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: richardt on July 17, 2010, 02:54:09 AM
I don't mean to bust the West Coasters'on the traffic issue--There are some perks to living there.

Who can deny that they got an abundance of great microbrews and the climate for hops...
and the mountains and forests and ocean.  Beautiful country, if you're a naturalist (which I am, to the extent that I have a car to get me there and back, standard bathooms and showers every day, and an air-conditioned structure with a comfortable bed with sheets to sleep in at night, and beer...  not too much to ask, is it?)

Seems like everyone on the west coast is within walking distance of a great brewpub or microbrewery...or so it seems.
Only wish that were the case here in Florida...  Ah...But then we'd have a traffic problem like California....

Which is the lesser of two evils?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on July 17, 2010, 03:04:46 PM
Due to me not updating my grains in Pro-Mash after my CPU crashed:
10 gallons of Porter in the fermenters
One with US-05 and one with 1968
Should be a nice "experiment" to see what one we prefer.

Imperial Black Ale on deck for Sunday

As to traffic, if you think the West coast has that all locked up........................ have you been to Boston?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: lbrewski on July 17, 2010, 03:29:50 PM
I brewed a RIS on Monday, just got the last of a syrup made from Muscavodo sugar into the fermenter last night. Judging at the So Cal Homebrew Championships Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: thirsty on July 17, 2010, 06:26:46 PM
Had my first glass of this summers hefe last night. Sure is good. Made another batch on Wednesday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on July 17, 2010, 07:20:14 PM
Due to me not updating my grains in Pro-Mash after my CPU crashed:
10 gallons of Porter in the fermenters
One with US-05 and one with 1968
Should be a nice "experiment" to see what one we prefer.

Imperial Black Ale on deck for Sunday

As to traffic, if you think the West coast has that all locked up........................ have you been to Boston?
I think 1968 makes a fantastic porter. I'll be curious which you prefer
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: alikocho on July 17, 2010, 08:09:04 PM
Belgian Saison for me here - using the rare warmth of the British Summer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: alikocho on July 17, 2010, 10:24:28 PM
Oh, and a Blackcurrant and Gooseberry Melomel that I started last night.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on July 18, 2010, 09:41:45 PM
I just brew Czech Dark Beer.
Getting closer :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on July 18, 2010, 09:52:32 PM
Due to me not updating my grains in Pro-Mash after my CPU crashed:
10 gallons of Porter in the fermenters
One with US-05 and one with 1968
Should be a nice "experiment" to see what one we prefer.

Imperial Black Ale on deck for Sunday

As to traffic, if you think the West coast has that all locked up........................ have you been to Boston?
I think 1968 makes a fantastic porter. I'll be curious which you prefer

Thanks for the input

Fullers on cask is one of my favorite Porters. That and Anchor Steam are about the two best out there.
So I got the 1968 coverering the Fullers and the US-05 should be pretty close to the flavor profile of the Anchor
NOT clones but the yeasts should be pretty close to those two.

Imperial Black Ale was a HEADACHE!

I've done that beer in 6-7 gallons batches at least 5 times, brewed up 12 today.............. lets just say it was an adventure, maybe the decoction will lend something to it that wasnt there before :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 19, 2010, 07:15:56 AM
Just wrapped it up here shortly after midnight PDT. 10 gallons of Saison Ordinare in the tanks burbling away.

Started brewing at ~6:30PM and kept going.. why 6:30PM... cause it was too damn hot to do the normal time and I don't see 6:30 AM except on the flipside!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/16 Edition
Post by: etbrew on July 19, 2010, 11:48:36 PM
Brewed an IPA and a Saison yesterday.  IPA in the morning 7:00am to 11:00.  Left to help a friend move.  Came back and brewed the Saison from 7:00pm to 11:00...I suppose I should sleep tonight at some point.