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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 21, 2010, 04:14:33 PM
With one Saison in the tank and suddenly appreciably cooler weather here in LA (thank you baby jebus) - what's a brewer to do?

I'm going to be teaching a brewing class, that's what and I'll be making a Scottish Saison. Ha!

You?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: mikeypedersen on July 21, 2010, 04:21:43 PM
I think it's a big stout this weekend, but I might have to do 2 brews......Football season is rapidly approaching.  :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on July 21, 2010, 04:38:30 PM
Doing Waiting for Columbus IPA using Denny's Favorite.  This will be my first American IPA this year.  What the heck's wrong with me! :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: vista on July 21, 2010, 05:05:28 PM
either a BDSA or a BW...i just can't decide...i guess it'll depend on whether or not i make a starter tonight out of some abbey II or if i am lazy and just rely on ol' S-05 for the BW
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: bluesman on July 21, 2010, 05:08:48 PM
With September rapidly approaching I'm brewing an Ofest this weekend.

I have a six quart starter fermenting as I type.  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: blatz on July 21, 2010, 05:13:55 PM
same here, ofest firing up at 7am saturday morning - using the slurry from my hersbrucker pils.  a friend is bringing his system over to brew a Lam-beak.

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Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: denny on July 21, 2010, 05:21:58 PM
I was planning on doing a Belgian IPA until I noticed that smack pack of 3522 I had was a year and a half old.  It's likely my starter won't be ready in time for that.  In addition, it's gonna be in the mid 90s this weekend and I've got beer left over from my wife's birthday party last weekend, so the motivation factor is low.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: jeffy on July 21, 2010, 05:53:29 PM
With one Saison in the tank and suddenly appreciably cooler weather here in LA (thank you baby jebus) - what's a brewer to do?

I'm going to be teaching a brewing class, that's what and I'll be making a Scottish Saison. Ha!

You?
Scottish Saison?  Brogue with a French accent?  Imagine that.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on July 22, 2010, 02:24:50 AM
Nuttin

Leaving for a 10 day camping trip Friday
First to Southern Maine, then to the Northern woods of New Hampshire

Lunch Saturday at Portsmouth Brewery (a short trip to Kittery Trading Post for some camping essentials after lunch)
Late lunch/early dinner one night next week at Moat Mountain in North Conway (we're camping 5 minutes away)
IF we get a rainy day, we're off to Ebeneezers for lunch............I hope they have Shirley Temples :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on July 22, 2010, 12:28:01 PM
No brewing this weekend.  I'll be racking a mead and kegging a dampfbier though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: tygo on July 22, 2010, 03:04:16 PM
Nothing brewing this weekend.  Was planning on doing Denny's Rye IPA but the kid's coming any time now so decided to take the weekend off.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on July 22, 2010, 05:27:55 PM
Just coming back from outta town for birth of my 2nd child, so plan is to rack/keg everything that's in primary/secondary and start brewing small batches (2G). Probably brew a Pumpkin Ale or other Thanksgiving inspired brew while racking on Sunday AM.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: wactuary on July 23, 2010, 10:43:51 PM
I'm so jealous of those who have a break in the heat.  Here in NJ I'm looking at 100+ weather.  Even the basement is pushing 80 these days.  I'll be brewing an Oktoberfest to be lagered in my new fermentation cabinet (thank you wortomatic.com (http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/The-Mother-of-All-Fermentation-Chillers)!) 

And I'll be using the new technique of boiling the first gallon or so of runnings for extra caramelization/maillard action, thanks to the recipe in the AHA big brew.  That recipe turned out wonderful, no chance it'll last through to October.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: richardt on July 24, 2010, 01:53:51 AM
Drew,
Please educate me.  What is a "Scottish Saison?"
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on July 24, 2010, 10:58:45 PM
With one Saison in the tank and suddenly appreciably cooler weather here in LA (thank you baby jebus) - what's a brewer to do?

I'm going to be teaching a brewing class, that's what and I'll be making a Scottish Saison. Ha!

You?
Scottish Saison?  Brogue with a French accent?  Imagine that.....

You could call it Auld Alliance, after the Franco-Scottish alliance of the late middle ages. I knew that history degree would pay off someday :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 25, 2010, 03:39:10 AM
You could call it Auld Alliance, after the Franco-Scottish alliance of the late middle ages

Right idea, wrong timeframe... it's more inspired by the post Belgian Genever prohibition inspiration that Belgian Brewers took from Scottish strong ales than anything else. (Don't forget, the Duvel yeast is supposedly a mutated strain of McEwans)

MO, a little caramel, etc and a crapton of Saison yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on July 25, 2010, 09:31:18 PM
You could call it Auld Alliance, after the Franco-Scottish alliance of the late middle ages

Right idea, wrong timeframe... it's more inspired by the post Belgian Genever prohibition inspiration that Belgian Brewers took from Scottish strong ales than anything else. (Don't forget, the Duvel yeast is supposedly a mutated strain of McEwans)

MO, a little caramel, etc and a crapton of Saison yeast.
Cool. I forget that about the Duvel yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/23 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 26, 2010, 07:40:44 AM
Final recipe for ~34 gallons

80 lbs Maris Otter
4 lbs British Crystal 55L
1 lbs Scottish Black Malt
5 lbs Brown Sugar