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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 11, 2010, 06:23:37 PM
Ping?

For me, it's time to keg the Saison Ordinaire and quite possibly the Caledonian Saison.

I feel like I should get an IPA or some such in the tank in preparation for the move. Maybe I'll borrow a Denny play and do a RYE DIPA or some such so it'll gracefully age into a Rye Barleywine if I don't drink enough of it during the move.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: denny on August 11, 2010, 06:30:38 PM
I did a rye DIPA a few years back.  Took a long time to mellow out!

No brewing for me this weekend.  It 's supposed to be in the 90s, so I'm gonna put a chair in the river, read a book, and drink!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: bluesman on August 11, 2010, 06:32:46 PM
No brewing...but I am hoping to get started on my kegerator project this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on August 11, 2010, 06:34:37 PM
I'll be the brewmaster and the wife will play Alewife Thursday afternoon.

Hefeweizen
Going to mash in with cold water and employ a Hochkurz Mash (aka direct heat) to hit my rests

Ribs seem to be OK, we'll see how it goes
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: denny on August 11, 2010, 06:36:13 PM
Ribs seem to be OK, we'll see how it goes

Good to hear, man....take care of yourself.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: blatz on August 11, 2010, 06:43:36 PM
It will be in the 90s this weekend with ~85%+ humidity, but I'm manning up and brewing some Dortmunder on Sunday morning.  

Forgot to add - racking Fest '10 as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 11, 2010, 06:56:06 PM
No brewing for me, but I'll be kegging the APA I made last weekend, and a smoked dopplebock I made a while ago.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: susanr on August 11, 2010, 07:00:56 PM
Oktoberfest - we are doing a German Theme for our Christmas Party so making it for that - might attempt to do a 10 gallon batch tho (usually do 5) as this is my all-time favorite beer and I want to be able to drink more than a few glasses at the party.

Cheers,
Susan
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: babalu87 on August 11, 2010, 07:04:41 PM
Ribs seem to be OK, we'll see how it goes

Good to hear, man....take care of yourself.

Thanks
Getting in and out of bed is still the worst part of the day.
Once I'm up and around its manageable but every once in a while they poke me a bit as if to say Hey, we're still here :o

Gonna follow my wifes advice as well as Curly's

goslow
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: dhacker on August 11, 2010, 07:56:31 PM
Fullers ESB clone on Saturday of which I'll use the 1968 cake for a follow-up Alaskan Smoked Porter clone.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: alikocho on August 11, 2010, 08:48:23 PM
Probably will be bottling Saison, and tapping my Golden Ale (think English lawnmower beer) along with making large volumes of plum wine as the plum glut comes in from the orchard.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: narcout on August 11, 2010, 09:13:59 PM
I'm going to take a shot at a witbier using orange marmalade a friend of mine made from the bitter orange trees in our backyard.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on August 12, 2010, 02:34:49 AM
Cleaning the pantry out with an American Wheat (try out Citra hops for first time) and maybe an English Bitter if all goes well. Got all of my racking/kegging done during the week, though may bottle a few for gifts/competitions from the kegs. Much consumption anticipated with company (my bro, a fellow brewer) in town.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: roffenburger on August 12, 2010, 12:44:36 PM
I'm getting after it. Brewed a brown last Monday, wheat tomorrow, brown and something else (maybe stout or Porter) on Saturday. Woohoo!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: ryang on August 12, 2010, 02:59:18 PM
brewing a dubbel on fri (hopefully).  gonna have .5lb of figs and 1lb of dates.  We shall see what it turns out like.  I'm pretty excited.

Also gotta keep my saison happy at 80F...

Sniffing sour airlocks too...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: mnstorm99 on August 12, 2010, 03:07:44 PM
Nothing in the kettle, but I do have two beers to keg for my buddy's bachelor party. I also have an amber ale to rack and dry hop.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: neilrobinson on August 12, 2010, 03:45:24 PM
Well no actual brewing this weekend. Going to bottle my Midas Touch clone I brewed a few days ago. Thought kegging but bottles just seemed right for this one, easier for me to ration out. Which hopefully I can take this to the TN Brewfest to pass out. (Well I guess I should have said hand out, better choice of words.)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: jeffy on August 12, 2010, 03:51:13 PM
No brewing this weekend, but I will be visiting some locals in NYC and Philly.  Looking forward to lunch at Kraftwork in Fishtown Saturday.
http://kraftworkbar.com/
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: ghumphrey on August 12, 2010, 07:19:50 PM
If SWMBO concurs, I'll be doing a double-dog-dare brew day on Sunday:

Brew 1: Fetchez la Vache (http://brewlog.zkdigital.com/index.php?page=brewBlogDetail&&filter=geoff&id=199) - a Biere de Garde - Mash in at 9:00; boil by 11:00
Brew 2: Vader (http://brewlog.zkdigital.com/index.php?page=brewBlogDetail&id=196) - Cascadian Dark Ale - Mash in at 11:30; boil by 1:30

Gotta have some fall/winter brews on tap!  ;D

~Geoff
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: Rhoobarb on August 12, 2010, 07:31:37 PM
Decided to brew Sunday instead of Saturday b/c it will be nearly 10oF warmer and a lot more humid Saturday.  Brewing the Surly Furious clone from BYO (http://www.byo.com/stories/recipes/article/indices/25-cloning/2062-surly-brewing-co-furious-clone-replicator).  Other brewers I know will be brewing the same recipe.  Next month we'll be filling a 55 gal. bourbon barrel with this and dry hopping it in the barrel.  This will be our third and, very likely, final brew in this barrel.  The barrel is getting long in the tooth.  :-\
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on August 12, 2010, 07:33:07 PM
Wee heavy will be brewing.  Racking one of my IPAs(S-05) into the keg.  Hopefully the 1450 IPA finishes as well, if not, time to pitch more yeast. :(  Don't know what happened there.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: dzlater on August 12, 2010, 08:15:50 PM
Going to brew another pale ale on Saturday.
The same one I did with the toasted flaked corn , but I am not going to toast  it this time.
I have been fly sparging, but I think I am going to try a batch sparge this time.
Last brewday was a long one, it's hot out and I want to see if I can really save some time by batch sparging
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on August 12, 2010, 09:45:33 PM
If SWMBO concurs, I'll be doing a double-dog-dare brew day on Sunday:

Brew 1: Fetchez la Vache (http://brewlog.zkdigital.com/index.php?page=brewBlogDetail&&filter=geoff&id=199) - a Biere de Garde - Mash in at 9:00; boil by 11:00
Brew 2: Vader (http://brewlog.zkdigital.com/index.php?page=brewBlogDetail&id=196) - Cascadian Dark Ale - Mash in at 11:30; boil by 1:30

Gotta have some fall/winter brews on tap!  ;D

~Geoff

I've done double brews the last few times I've brewed and it's not so bad, once you get the rhythm figured out.

I've got an IPA to bottle that's been dry-hopping for a couple of weeks. The gravity samples have been tasting great.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: jwatkins56550 on August 13, 2010, 02:02:57 AM
Brewing the CYBI Bam Biere!! Can't wait
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: richardt on August 13, 2010, 04:32:35 AM
Crash cooling the 10 Gallons of American Wheat (with Citra, Cascade, Simcoe,and Summit hops) as we speak.  Hope to transfer to kegs on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: beveragebob on August 13, 2010, 06:49:40 AM
Chimay Blue Clone, Black Butte Porter Clone and an American Brown. These will be twilight brews to avoid the heat of the day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: jimbo44 on August 13, 2010, 08:01:21 AM
No brewing :-[.  But I am filtering and kegging a cream ale, dry hopping a pale, and kegging a raspberry blonde.  I still have my work cut out for me I guess.  Just completely re-did the kegerator today.  Next weekend a late oktoberfest is on deck. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: jeremybrown_9 on August 14, 2010, 04:33:06 AM
I will be brewing a CDA today.  I just got done bottling a Belgian Wit and a Newcastle Clone.  I'm thinking of brewing a Porter next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: tygo on August 14, 2010, 04:43:44 AM
Going to finally brew my long planned version of Denny's RPA.  Probably not over the actual weekend but Monday or Tuesday.  The mother-in-law will be here then to assist with the new kid so I think I'll be able to break away and get it done.

Just brewed up a 3 qt starter for it tonight in my brand new 5L Erlenmeyer flask.  That thing is fantastic.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: joeysmokedporter on August 14, 2010, 10:56:57 AM
Fermentors are full--so obviously I need to package!  I have a maerzen that is about ready to come out of hibernation, and an oatmeal stout might be finished by tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: kgs on August 14, 2010, 12:42:50 PM
None the next two weekends, except for a little "research" here and there. Vicariously enjoying other folks' brewdays on the Forum!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 14, 2010, 12:54:28 PM
No brewing for me this weekend.  I'll be getting ready to move into our first house!  We don't move for a few weeks, but there are some preparations that need to be made (painting, some electrical work, buying a chest freezer now that I'll have room for a 4+ tap kegerator!!).   8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: vista on August 14, 2010, 01:07:39 PM
finally brewed up waldo lake amber...have been meaning to for a while now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 14, 2010, 07:51:07 PM
The APA I brewed last weekend is finished, so I'm crash cooling it now and will keg it tonight or tomorrow.  I've got a dopplebock to keg at the same time.  That and finishing re-doing the hoses in my keezer, washing kegs, and maybe doing a little organizing of the brew heap.  It's too hot here to do anything outside, it's already in the high 80s.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on August 15, 2010, 01:34:03 PM
I'm moving into Belgian ales this weekend.  I went to a store and bought a Chimay Triple in the hopes of cultivating some yeast.  Threw the yeast from my bottle into a starter last night and....nothing, I'm extremely disappointed.  Off to my LHBS for me for some yeast!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: denny on August 15, 2010, 04:52:23 PM
WY1214 is Chimay yeast.  I know White has an equivalent, but I don't know what it is.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: kgs on August 15, 2010, 05:11:48 PM
WY1214 is Chimay yeast.  I know White has an equivalent, but I don't know what it is.

Possibly WLP500? http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/strains_wlp500.html
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on August 15, 2010, 09:46:32 PM
WY1214 is Chimay yeast.  I know White has an equivalent, but I don't know what it is.

Possibly WLP500? http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/strains_wlp500.html

Yep WLP500 is exactly right...my attempt at getting free yeast didn't work out...oh well off to brewing!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/13 Edition
Post by: ghumphrey on August 18, 2010, 02:09:23 AM
If SWMBO concurs, I'll be doing a double-dog-dare brew day on Sunday:

Brew 1: Fetchez la Vache (http://brewlog.zkdigital.com/index.php?page=brewBlogDetail&&filter=geoff&id=199) - a Biere de Garde - Mash in at 9:00; boil by 11:00
Brew 2: Vader (http://brewlog.zkdigital.com/index.php?page=brewBlogDetail&id=196) - Cascadian Dark Ale - Mash in at 11:30; boil by 1:30

Gotta have some fall/winter brews on tap!  ;D


Welp, that didn't happen due to a mishap with my water filter. Trying again this weekend. Same schedule, different day...