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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on September 02, 2010, 03:37:23 PM
Is it really September? Holy heck. Best brew something!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: denny on September 02, 2010, 03:40:49 PM
I've got my garage/brewery half torn apart to finish the plumbing and electrical (finally, after 5 years!) but it's a 3 day weekend and the forecast is for cool weather.  I'm gonna have to put it back together enough to brew a batch of Rye IPA for my wife.  I could see tears in her eyes when she kicked the keg the other day!  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: tygo on September 02, 2010, 03:45:56 PM
Brewing up an American barleywine with Simcoe and Amarillo to commemorate the birth of the new kid.  Still trying to figure out what to name it.  It might just be new baby barleywine until some additional personality traits emerge.  Planning on aging this one for a good long while so there'll be plenty of time to figure that out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on September 02, 2010, 04:26:44 PM
Nothing planned, but if I get a wild hair, maybe a fest beer or some other lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: dhacker on September 02, 2010, 04:33:03 PM
3 days, 3 batches. . .

Pilsner Urquell clone

Hacker Pschorr O-fest clone

Schlitz clone

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: bluesman on September 02, 2010, 04:36:46 PM
No brewing this weekend.  Removing labels from bottles for in prep for my RIS and studying for my BJCP exam.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on September 02, 2010, 04:45:38 PM
Nothing planned, but you never know.  I might have to take my new cooler/tun for a spin . . .

Or maybe I'll just clean and keg this weekend, that stuff never ends.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: tygo on September 02, 2010, 04:47:13 PM
  Removing labels from bottles 

I am so behind on this.  I must have at least 6 cases of bottles that need to be cleaned.  Maybe I'll try to get a batch or two of these through as well this weekend.  Thanks for the reminder  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on September 02, 2010, 05:52:19 PM
Harvest Ale for me. This year it will be an APA with a full flavored hop presence. I'll be bittering to about 25 IBUs with commercial Yakima Magnum pellets, but the rest of the hop additions will be homegrown Cascades/Centennials. I plan to do a FWH addition, which is something I haven't done in my harvest ales before.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: blatz on September 02, 2010, 08:37:38 PM
back to back 12gal batches on Saturday morning - DC Rye IPA and House IPA.

Yes, that's right Denny, Rye IPA - figure its time to give it a whirl again after about ~4 years.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: jeffy on September 02, 2010, 09:22:40 PM
For me 10 gallons of either traditional bock or double bock.  I haven't decided yet.  I do have plenty of yeast though....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on September 02, 2010, 11:34:21 PM
Yesterday was hot and humid as I picked the last of the hops.  Saturday will have a high of 61F.  Cool enough to fire up the burners and do a fresh hop APA.  Or maybe an IPA, as it was a good crop this year (for me at least).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: jmtopmiller on September 03, 2010, 01:41:10 AM
Debating...  I need to brew something to serve at my kids 6th b-day party - (and no, not for the kids obviously ;).  I'm thinking something like an ESB or a smaller belgain.  Any sugesstions?  I don't want to go too big to scare anyone away but then again I want something with flavor to introduce good beer to some folks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on September 03, 2010, 03:59:27 AM
Debating...  I need to brew something to serve at my kids 6th b-day party - (and no, not for the kids obviously ;).  I'm thinking something like an ESB or a smaller belgain.  Any sugesstions?  I don't want to go too big to scare anyone away but then again I want something with flavor to introduce good beer to some folks.
ESB or a straightforward pale ale would probably be good.

And why not make something for the kids?  Soda is really easy to make, especially if you have a keg.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: egminer on September 03, 2010, 04:05:50 AM
I'm thinking an IPA is in order! ::)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: ajbrenneis on September 03, 2010, 04:21:34 AM
Brewed an Amber today and brewing an American Brown on Sunday.  Busy weekend, but it will be good to have some homebrew ready when I get back from vacation.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: denny on September 03, 2010, 03:31:34 PM
back to back 12gal batches on Saturday morning - DC Rye IPA and House IPA.

Yes, that's right Denny, Rye IPA - figure its time to give it a whirl again after about ~4 years.

Wow....if I don't make it every 4 weeks or so, I get in trouble!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on September 03, 2010, 03:53:20 PM
The Irish Red Ale is ready to keg (Sunday).  Should be some good yeast for an Oatmeal Stout (Monday).  Going to toast the oatmeal for a little twist.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: kgs on September 03, 2010, 05:22:45 PM
Took an extra day for both family time and various errands. Replenishing propane in tank, picking up ingredients for something TBD (the store opens at noon, I'll have figured it out by then), and on Monday morning plan to have my first-ever outdoor brew session, using my yet-unused Bayou Classic SP10 and my brand-new happy-birthday-to-me brew pot.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: akr71 on September 03, 2010, 05:57:48 PM
A Harvest Kolsch.  Not much in commen with a true Kolsch except the yeast and the grain bill.  I'm using my homegrown hops as late hop additions to boost the hop aroma and flavor.

Oh yeah, I'm also bumping it up to 7 gallons, adding some Saaz in the mashtun and draining 2 gallons after 15 minutes in the kettle.  The plan is to sour it with lactic acid for a Berlinner Weisse-like beer.

That is, if Earl leaves us relatively un-scathed (knocking on wood).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: blatz on September 03, 2010, 06:02:09 PM
Wow....if I don't make it every 4 weeks or so, I get in trouble!

That's about how it is with my regular house IPA, though 8 weeks instead of 4 due to batch size  ;) :D - giving the rye IPA another chance - haven't liked many rye beers I've had, so I'm giving this one another chance.

Will let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: bendbrew on September 03, 2010, 08:02:45 PM
Nothing this weekend-We have a nice little cast conditioned beer festival here in Bend, OR this weekend.  http://www.thelittlewoody.com

Next week-IPA using the hopback.

Cheers

Bil
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: 6thstreet on September 03, 2010, 10:35:12 PM
Brewing a fresh hop amber with cascades and centennials.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: Mofo Xing on September 04, 2010, 02:39:56 AM
Mango Wheat Beer on my Brutus 10. However, it's 105 today. I went to the Home Beer Wine Making Shop in Woodland Hills CA where is was a whopping 113 degreees! That's too hot. I hope it's not that hot in a couple days.
I also need to brew something for Halloween.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: Steve on September 04, 2010, 05:02:42 PM
My wife and I are heading to Hunter, NY to see my cousins. One cousin flew there to stay for the week before they both go off to Scotland. I'm bringing two six-packs of assorted homebrew (Bourbon Oak Strong Ale, Tongue Splitter, X9-A, Alte Strasse, Smythicks and Craft Beer Wheat) plus a loaf of homemade whole wheat bread as a host gift.  We're looking forward to cool mountain air. 
I hope to check out any brewpubs in the area too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: denny on September 04, 2010, 05:26:43 PM
Wow....if I don't make it every 4 weeks or so, I get in trouble!

That's about how it is with my regular house IPA, though 8 weeks instead of 4 due to batch size  ;) :D - giving the rye IPA another chance - haven't liked many rye beers I've had, so I'm giving this one another chance.

Will let you know how it goes.

Seems like every once in a while I run across someone who just doesn't like rye beers.  Not a big deal....you know how I feel about wheat beers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: jmtopmiller on September 04, 2010, 08:23:11 PM
Debating...  I need to brew something to serve at my kids 6th b-day party - (and no, not for the kids obviously ;).  I'm thinking something like an ESB or a smaller belgain.  Any sugesstions?  I don't want to go too big to scare anyone away but then again I want something with flavor to introduce good beer to some folks.
ESB or a straightforward pale ale would probably be good.

And why not make something for the kids?  Soda is really easy to make, especially if you have a keg.


That's a great idea - I think I will make a little soda - thanks!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: brushvalleybrewer on September 05, 2010, 01:27:50 AM
Brewing an English IPA Sunday. Grains are crushed. Hops are measured. Starter crashing in the fridge.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: timmyr on September 05, 2010, 01:43:04 PM
American Brown brewed yesterday with minimal hiccups.  10+ gallons in my fermenters sitting tight at 66-67F.  Split yeasts and fermenting 1/2 with WLP001 and 1/2 with WLP007.

Oktoberfest carbonating now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: alikocho on September 05, 2010, 06:42:30 PM
California Common and a mystery hop bitter
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: jeffy on September 05, 2010, 07:14:50 PM
20 minutes from knock out on a traditional bock.  This is the second brew in a row with no problems.  Unless you count overadjusting the pH too low.  The Kolsch from two weeks ago went into a keg and a carboy today also.  I feel like I'm getting something dsone!  And tomorrow is a Holiday!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: jeffy on September 05, 2010, 07:33:36 PM
Wouldn't you know it?  While I was in here typing the propane tank emptied.  A few more minutes until knock out......
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: kgs on September 05, 2010, 08:07:46 PM
Wouldn't you know it?  While I was in here typing the propane tank emptied.  A few more minutes until knock out......

You realize you brought that on by saying "This is the second brew in a row with no problems..." ;-)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: passlaku on September 05, 2010, 09:01:11 PM
Brewed an ordinary bitter, and looking to keg my first Saison tonight.  Maybe I'll brew tomorrow and reuse some of that saison yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: wfaris on September 06, 2010, 12:07:23 AM
Brewed a Scottish 80/- on Saturday afternoon.  This will serve two purposes.  It will be served at a Nebraska Stroke Association benefit auction and beer fest next month.  Our club always serves a couple kegs of beer along side of all the commercial breweries and distributors.  We also seem to win the people's choice award for the best beer every year.

The second purpose of this beer will be to give me a yeast cake to use for the wee heavy I plan to brew in a couple weeks.  On Monday I plan to make a cider.

Wayne
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: hopaddicted on September 06, 2010, 02:06:36 PM
My last attempt at an IPA came out as more of a pale ale, my last DIPA came out as more of a strong IPA (my first partigyle batch), so tomorrow is going to be an IIPA and if time permits and American Wheat or Standard American Lager (6 gallons). If I do the lager I'm gonna broke it down to 3-2G batches for secondary, one with no additions, one with a dry hop, and one racked onto raspberries (for the ladies).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: Lynux on September 06, 2010, 03:51:59 PM
Mashing this small batch as I type.

3.5 gallons

Amount Item Type % or IBU
5 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 83.33 %
1 lbs Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.67 %
0.25 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (60 min) Hops 23.0 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [9.50 %] (15 min) Hops 11.2 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [9.50 %] (5 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
1 Pkgs French Saison (Wyeast #3711) Yeast-Ale

OG 1.051
IBU 39

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: blatz on September 06, 2010, 11:11:22 PM
Seems like every once in a while I run across someone who just doesn't like rye beers.  Not a big deal....you know how I feel about wheat beers!

well, if the beer tastes like the wort does, we have no problems here!  little efficiency woes which is odd for me (I'm german afterall) and hit  1.068-9 but I actually drank the whole wort sample!

Got high hopes!

BTW - I used Rahr Pale Ale malt for the first time - I used 1.038 as the expected - what do you guys use?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: yugamrap on September 07, 2010, 01:28:09 AM
Brewed the Last of four beers for my annual "OktoBEERfest!" - a Bavarian Hefeweizen - and racked10 gallons of Helles for lagering.  The Märzen and Düsseldorf Altbier are ready to go.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on September 07, 2010, 05:32:01 AM
Just put it to bed, a 1.060ish English IPA called "Buyer's Remorse". The beer will serve as the yeast starter for the Mortgage Killer 30 year brew.

Good day to brew!

And on the plus side our landlord's gardener showed up while I was brewing and despite the language barrier he totally understood I was brewing cerveza and then downed three smallish glasses of my 10% Saison while declaring it good!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: dhacker on September 07, 2010, 11:35:09 AM
And on the plus side our landlord's gardener showed up while I was brewing and despite the language barrier he totally understood I was brewing cerveza and then downed three smallish glasses of my 10% Saison while declaring it good!

 . . and promptly proceeded to unintentionally mow yer rose bushes to the dirt.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: denny on September 07, 2010, 03:15:44 PM
BTW - I used Rahr Pale Ale malt for the first time - I used 1.038 as the expected - what do you guys use?


I generally use Rahr pale and get about the same numbers.

I didn't brew last weekend, but I did get the wiring done so that I can install a water heater and finally finish the plumbing in my garage/brewery.  Tomorrow we run PEX for the water lines, then install cabinets, sink and water heater.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
Post by: Steve on September 09, 2010, 04:19:53 PM
My cousin's boyfriend showed us the Cave Mountain Brewing Co. http://www.cavemountainbrewingcompany.com (http://www.cavemountainbrewingcompany.com) in Windham NY, just NW of Hunter Mountain ski area on NY 23, but we didn't stop for dinner cause we were full from our first stop.  We'll catch it next time.

If you like German ambiance and food look for the Crystal Brook Resort's Mountain Brauhaus. http://www.crystalbrook.com/mountain-brauhaus (http://www.crystalbrook.com/mountain-brauhaus)  We ate Sunday supper there. 

When you pull up and park you can hear the accordion music playing from inside. We consumed several pitcher of Spaten Oktoberfest. I had Jäger schnitzle, red cabbage and spaetzle. Mmmm. They also had Goulash as a special. The accordion player had a fancy squeeze box with a built in Oom Pah band inside. There was also dancing at 3:00 PM on a Sunday afternoon.  My cousin and her boyfriend are avid polka dancers and know all of the "hot spots" to dance at!

The photo to the left is the model of a horse drawn beer and wine wagon.
(http://web.me.com/sespach/KettleandCask/Blank_files/DSCN2851.jpg)