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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 04, 2010, 09:22:33 PM
What's brewing? Something? Anything?

I'm not sure if I'll be brewing this weekend, but it looks like I may be signing the biggest check of my life ever.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 04, 2010, 09:26:25 PM
Oktoberfest!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: andrew on August 04, 2010, 10:33:37 PM
Oatmeal Stout, but on Tuesday - "my weekend"
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on August 04, 2010, 10:38:13 PM
What did I plan to brew................ Hefeweizen

What am I brewing

Nuttin

Broken ribs gonna keep me on the shelf a while I guess
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 04, 2010, 11:16:16 PM
What did I plan to brew................ Hefeweizen

What am I brewing

Nuttin

Broken ribs gonna keep me on the shelf a while I guess

Ouch.  I've been there before.  Hope you feel better.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: wingnut on August 05, 2010, 01:07:14 AM
No Brewing, but I am buying a kegging system!!!   This is better than christmas!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tygo on August 05, 2010, 01:52:41 AM
but it looks like I may be signing the biggest check of my life ever.

Buying a house?

Probably nothing brewing again this weekend for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 05, 2010, 01:59:11 AM
Buying a house?

yup, just put the earnest money into escrow. *gulp*
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tygo on August 05, 2010, 02:04:58 AM
Buying a house?

yup, just put the earnest money into escrow. *gulp*

Congrats!  It takes a bit of time to get used to that kind of debt but well worth it in my experience.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: ryang on August 05, 2010, 04:08:30 AM
Brewing on Monday.  It's hot enough in the house these days that I think it's time for my annual saison (fermented ~85F).
Bottling a belgian wit.
Oaking a sour belgian "brown" (not brown at all! -- one pound of dark candi sugar rocks did hardly anything!  I was only really hoping to get a bit of color out of them, but nope.  Just a golden color rather than pale straw.)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: dhacker on August 05, 2010, 01:35:23 PM
Tomorrow is slated to kick out a TommyKnocker Imperial Nut Brown ale clone.


Oh, and Blatz . . you were right. I just "thieved" a hydro sample of the Old Jubilation. OUTSTANDING!  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on August 05, 2010, 02:33:51 PM
Brewing my Kolsch with 1056 (because my kegs are running empty!!)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: denny on August 05, 2010, 03:31:27 PM
What's brewing? Something? Anything?

I'm not sure if I'll be brewing this weekend, but it looks like I may be signing the biggest check of my life ever.

Buying a house?  Congrats, Drew!  I'm on my 3rd...by that time, you kinda get over the amount of $$ involved!

I'm starting work on a rye pale recipe this Sum.  First time through, then I'll start tweaking.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: denny on August 05, 2010, 03:31:54 PM
What did I plan to brew................ Hefeweizen

What am I brewing

Nuttin

Broken ribs gonna keep me on the shelf a while I guess


Get well soon, Jeff!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: bluesman on August 05, 2010, 04:41:57 PM
Nothing brewing this weekend.  Working on my kegerator.  I also need to build a collar for my fermentaion chest.

I'm planning to brew a Munich Helles very soon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on August 05, 2010, 08:40:39 PM
Nothing this weekend.  Next is a wee heavy for my lovely bride.  Congrats on the house Drew!  Get well soon Jeff!  Ribs are not fun, even worse than a broken tailbone!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: dr.g on August 05, 2010, 09:05:01 PM
Hopefully get some time to brew a Raspberry wheat ale for my fiance. Any suggestions on the recipe? I'm still doing extract.

6.6# Wheat extract
1 oz Mt Hood hop pellets 4.7AA 60 mins
2 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh 3.0AA 15 mins
Whirlfloc tablet
Wyeast 333 German Wheat in a starter
4# Raspberries

Should I put a pound of some wheat grain at like 155 for an hour?

Do I add the raspberries at the end of the boil or during fermentation?

And one last question, Should I freeze the raspberries then thaw and strain them?

Thanks a lot everybody!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: blatz on August 05, 2010, 09:32:03 PM
No brewing for me - will be closely monitoring the festbier fermentation though. 

Working on the brewery design for my new home though, so that kinda counts.

Oh, and Blatz . . you were right. I just "thieved" a hydro sample of the Old Jubilation. OUTSTANDING!  :)

Nice!  Now comes the hard part: patience... ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on August 06, 2010, 02:22:44 AM
Some kind of IPA and a Brune based roughly on Maredsous 8 on Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: flapjack on August 06, 2010, 02:35:25 AM
Not brewing anything but going to develop a Belgian Dubbel recipe this weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on August 06, 2010, 09:56:05 PM
Just because I cant pick up 5 gallons of wort doesnt mean I cant brew ............... right?

Experimentals here I come :D

Denny, thanks for the kind words. I HAVE TO get well soon, got a Homebrew Jamboree in one months time ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on August 06, 2010, 10:11:22 PM
Blueberry melomel, blueberry-apple Martinelli clone for my prego wife and a Nutty Brown for the up coming football season.

Time to fill the fermentors!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: blatz on August 06, 2010, 10:12:36 PM
Just because I cant pick up 5 gallons of wort doesnt mean I cant brew ............... right?

Experimentals here I come :D

Denny, thanks for the kind words. I HAVE TO get well soon, got a Homebrew Jamboree in one months time ;)

Jeff - don't you have kids? Have they done enough this week to earn their allowance? I think not  ;)

Get well soon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 07, 2010, 03:43:53 AM
I brewed a pretty basic pale ale today . . .


Hopefully get some time to brew a Raspberry wheat ale for my fiance. Any suggestions on the recipe? I'm still doing extract.

6.6# Wheat extract
1 oz Mt Hood hop pellets 4.7AA 60 mins
2 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh 3.0AA 15 mins
Whirlfloc tablet
Wyeast 333 German Wheat in a starter
4# Raspberries

Should I put a pound of some wheat grain at like 155 for an hour?

Do I add the raspberries at the end of the boil or during fermentation?

And one last question, Should I freeze the raspberries then thaw and strain them?

Thanks a lot everybody!


Why add wheat?  To bump up the gravity?  You're already using wheat extract, so I don't think you need it.

Add the raspberries during fermentation.  I always add fruit in secondary, but some people do it in primary.  If you boil them you may set the pectin and end up with a permanent haze.  I would pick them over and toss any that look moldy or otherwise suspect, then freeze them until you are ready for secondary and add them right in.  Th low pH and alcohol should keep anything funky at bay while the yeast consume the sugars.

I'd be tempted to dump the late hops, because between them, the yeast character, and the fruit there will be a lot of competition on the palate that is more likely to clash than blend smoothly.  But maybe not.

Let us know how it turns out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: joeysmokedporter on August 07, 2010, 11:12:57 AM
brewing an oatmeal stout tomorrow--first one I've done in almost 4 years.

could be packaging a maerzen depending on today's taste test.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: oldguy on August 07, 2010, 03:01:39 PM
Brewing my "Wages of Sin" APA! 

Should be brewing a mead, but overcome by events...

Happy Mead Day nonetheless!

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 07, 2010, 08:52:10 PM
Just finished a Tupelo mead.  Had not made a mead for a while.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: denny on August 08, 2010, 05:11:42 PM
Just mashed in a rye APA.  I'm using organic Chinook hops from a hop farm a couple miles down the road.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 08, 2010, 07:50:23 PM
Really Denny, a rye APA - you?!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on August 09, 2010, 12:31:21 AM
I did not get to my Cranberry Lambic last weekend, as my newborn daughter gave us another scare and we had to take her to a hospital three hours away for six days (doing better now, think she is going to be AOK).

So I get back to my house, all of my supplies are still laid out so I begin again. I start my turbid mash, and the power goes off!

I normally brew outside on a propane burner, but with the wife and family still at the in-laws, I didn't have to worry about heating up and 'stinking' up the house, so I decided to brew inside. Bad choice. Power has been out for about an hour, luckily I was able to get the mash to 152 degrees (though half of the addition so still thin and no turbid portion withdrawn). Now I am just keeping my fingers crossed that temp stays high so I don't get too many fermentables.

Seems to be the nightmare brew. This is third time I've tried. First time wife went into labor. Second, daughter goes to ER. Third, the power goes out. Need a good name for this one!

Any easy ways to add dextrines if my power stays out and I get too few dextrins? Will a little Malto dextrine do the job? Maybe just a micro mash nice and hot and bump the batch size up a gallon or so...

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 09, 2010, 02:01:05 AM
Hmm...

Crantastrophe Lambic
Red Sky Sour
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 09, 2010, 06:17:59 AM
Crantastrophe Lambic

Great one, Drew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 09, 2010, 06:20:20 AM
Crantastrophe Lambic

Great one, Drew.
Hmm, on second thought, maybe Crantastrophic Lambic.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: dirk_mclargehuge on August 09, 2010, 01:23:38 PM
I'm brewing an extra bitter APA.  I think I'll call it "'If Tech Talk Ends I Quit' Pale Ale."  Too long? 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: denny on August 09, 2010, 03:37:08 PM
Really Denny, a rye APA - you?!


Yeah, imagine that!  ;)  But hey, man, it's an APA, not an IPA (I realized I didn't have a beer in the house under 7.8%) and I upped the rye from the 18% that I use in rye IPA to 40%ish for this one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 09, 2010, 05:14:31 PM
Ooh, sounds delicious Denny!  So many beers . . . I want to know how this one turns out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: denny on August 09, 2010, 05:28:28 PM
Ooh, sounds delicious Denny!  So many beers . . . I want to know how this one turns out.

Will do, Tom!  I used some organic Chinooks from a new hop farm that's just a couple miles down the road from me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on August 09, 2010, 05:30:08 PM
Really Denny, a rye APA - you?!


Yeah, imagine that!  ;)  But hey, man, it's an APA, not an IPA (I realized I didn't have a beer in the house under 7.8%) and I upped the rye from the 18% that I use in rye IPA to 40%ish for this one.

Your gonna have to turn up the CO2 for that keg  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 09, 2010, 05:33:50 PM
Ooh, sounds delicious Denny!  So many beers . . . I want to know how this one turns out.

Will do, Tom!  I used some organic Chinooks from a new hop farm that's just a couple miles down the road from me.

They must be last year's crop, right?  It seems too early to be from this year, everything here is delayed but maybe the weather hasn't been so bad for you down there.  I've got burrs, but no cones yet.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: denny on August 09, 2010, 05:38:58 PM
Yeah, they're from last year.  The guy (Ploughmonday.com) is growing Chinook, Cascade, Magnum and Fuggle.  This is (I think) his 3rd year of operation.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 09, 2010, 05:54:02 PM
Wow, only two acres.  Do you know them, or have any idea what their oast looks like?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: denny on August 09, 2010, 06:27:25 PM
Yeah, I've been to visit him a couple times.  Run by one guy (Norm Vidoni) with some occasional help from hi Dad as I understand.  I don't know what they did for drying last year.  He just got an SBA loan to build a dryer.  He's got a partner who runs a brewpub in PDX, but I can't recall the guy's name.  Seems Norm's big goal is to open an organic microbrewery here using the hops he grows.  Nice guy, big plans, a lot of work ahead of him.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 09, 2010, 06:29:25 PM
Yeah, a LOT of work.  Good luck to him though!