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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on October 20, 2010, 01:39:00 PM
Again, no brewing for me, but I may start moving brewing equipment over to the new house!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: bluesman on October 20, 2010, 01:41:45 PM
No brewing this week....so there's no excuse for me not to finish the kegerator.

*Fingers and toes crossed*
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: denny on October 20, 2010, 01:56:40 PM
Good luck, Drew!  My godson is coming down from Seattle to see what brewing's all about.  Gonna do Rye IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: ryang on October 20, 2010, 01:56:55 PM
ballanine ipa and something sour.  Got my east coast yeast slurries in the mail last week (old newark and a couple bugfarm IV's)

Need to rack a biere de garde and start lagering, but it's taking forever.  Also need to rack my standard cider and make a new england style cider to pitch on the yeast.

Sooper busy weekend though.  I don't know how I am going to fit it all in.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: snowtiger87 on October 20, 2010, 02:17:16 PM
I am planning to brew a Mc Chouffe clone if anyone will give me some input on my recipe post.  :P

I just got my new 14 gallon conical fermentor and I HAVE to put something in it.

Also, Saturday is the group apple pressing so I will be getting 5 gallons of juice to make cider.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: EHall on October 20, 2010, 03:09:18 PM
Ryang, is that supposed to be Balantine IPA? If so, have you made it before? I've been wanting to do as close to a clone as I can and have been researching a recipe for a while... you got a recipe you're willing to share?! thx,
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: pweis909 on October 20, 2010, 04:17:25 PM
It will be about time to dry hop my IPA with some citra and centennial
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on October 20, 2010, 05:46:12 PM
My wife's off to visit her mother this weekend so I'm going a bit nuts: bottling a DIPA, brewing a rye stout, an APA, and possibly a bitter. That's all if our recently adopted kittens don't distract me too much. Am I crazy for naming one Fuggles?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 20, 2010, 07:06:16 PM
Brewing another Bohemian Dark Beer.
I would like to be close to desired recipe now.
I have been brewing the same two beers for over 5 months now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: kgs on October 20, 2010, 07:54:10 PM
I have the apartment to myself all weekend so I am brewing at least once. Haven't put my finger on what I'm brewing yet. I tried Full Sail Wassail this week and was surprised by how much I liked it, so I could go in that direction. Could also roast some local pumpkin, toast some oats. whatever... I guess I'm in an autumn state of mind. :-)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: ryang on October 20, 2010, 08:08:23 PM
Ryang, is that supposed to be Balantine IPA? If so, have you made it before? I've been wanting to do as close to a clone as I can and have been researching a recipe for a while... you got a recipe you're willing to share?! thx,

whoops, yeah kinda missed the t on that one. 

I haven't made one before, but by many accounts, this http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=3436&hl=ballantine%20ipa&st=0 (http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=3436&hl=ballantine%20ipa&st=0) recipe is rather close.  There is a lot of history on Ballantine out there and you can find a fair number of "clone" recipes, but in the end, who really knows?  More of an attempt at an emulation.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: EHall on October 20, 2010, 09:27:42 PM
Thats basically the recipe I"m going to use, good to know, thx
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on October 20, 2010, 10:20:56 PM
This should give you a good idea of what I'll be doing this weekend . . .  ;D

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_j-Iuc3I_JMk/TL_NbnLy6fI/AAAAAAAAAE4/EGTJ3W3W834/IMG00161-20101020-2216.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: bluesman on October 21, 2010, 06:30:54 AM
This should give you a good idea of what I'll be doing this weekend . . .  ;D

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_j-Iuc3I_JMk/TL_NbnLy6fI/AAAAAAAAAE4/EGTJ3W3W834/IMG00161-20101020-2216.jpg)

That is a project on my hit list for next year so I'll be interested in your design assuming it's what I think it is.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: yugamrap on October 21, 2010, 07:46:01 AM
No brewing for me this weekend - but it's Cleveland Beer Week, so there's plenty to do.  I'll be judging at our club's contest tomorrow and Saturday: http://www.beersnobs.org/contest/
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on October 21, 2010, 08:03:50 AM
Bottling my ESB and getting an early (2 week in bottle) taste of my Oatmeal Stout, but no brewing this weekend. I have too much homework to do (See what going back to school gets you Drew.)  :P
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: guitarbrew on October 21, 2010, 08:34:14 AM
Luckily my midterms have just come to an end.  I brewed last night!  I would like to brew this weekend, but most of my equipment is 120 miles away and I would have to buy a new fermentor to do another one... I have considered it though! Since the semester started I have only brewed 2 beers.   My "To Brew" list is getting far too long. 

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on October 21, 2010, 10:12:02 PM
My wife's off to visit her mother this weekend so I'm going a bit nuts: bottling a DIPA, brewing a rye stout, an APA, and possibly a bitter. That's all if our recently adopted kittens don't distract me too much. Am I crazy for naming one Fuggles?
Methinks our cat abandoned us this evening...been a house cat all it's life and tonite...apparently well hidden or GONE.... ???

I need to brew as supplies of ready to drink beers are dwindling.  I have a keg of saison on deck and a kriek and apa on tap
that are getting low.   I got all the ingredients now including some hopdirect hops ....something golden with some cluster and
sterling....seems interesting...methinks about making a batch of franken beer.....after all it is almost halloween.  :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: alikocho on October 22, 2010, 01:18:04 AM
Undoubtedly I'll be pressing more apple juice this weekend at the community orchard, meaning more cider.

And I plan to brew a Fuller's London Porter Clone.

Still haven't found the time to do the turbid mash for the lambic....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: euge on October 22, 2010, 02:01:14 AM
I still have to bottle/keg my Porter. And brew another IPA.

So an IPA then.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on October 22, 2010, 06:59:57 AM
My wife's off to visit her mother this weekend so I'm going a bit nuts: bottling a DIPA, brewing a rye stout, an APA, and possibly a bitter. That's all if our recently adopted kittens don't distract me too much. Am I crazy for naming one Fuggles?
Methinks our cat abandoned us this evening...been a house cat all it's life and tonite...apparently well hidden or GONE.... ???

Cat was Hiding.....sheesh....abandonment was wishful thinking on my part ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: drawtap88 on October 22, 2010, 07:09:59 AM
Saison on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: tygo on October 22, 2010, 07:20:17 AM
Nothing brewing this weekend.  Need to spend some time re-organizing my supplies and cleaning up some messes.  Also, might make an attempt at drilling my 15 gallon kettle.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on October 22, 2010, 07:35:04 AM
Cat was Hiding.....sheesh....abandonment was wishful thinking on my part ;D

Cats are great at disappearing when they want, aren't they?  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: passlaku on October 22, 2010, 01:35:32 PM
Brewing a stout today and a pale ale on Saturday.  I am planning to keg my brown porter later tonight.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on October 22, 2010, 01:48:10 PM
Just pitched on 10g of DC's Rye IPA. Forgot to subtract 10% for using pellet hops. Oh well, I'll live...  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on October 22, 2010, 09:34:43 PM
Just got my first SS conical in the mail this week. Need to put something in it. I'm going with Jamil's West Coast Blaster from BYO Nov 07. Should be a good one! :) Has anyone brewed this one? I've brewed the Amber from the same article a few times with success but this one is bigger and hoppier! Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: euge on October 23, 2010, 02:12:43 AM
Just got my first SS conical in the mail this week.

Nice.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: kerneldustjacket on October 23, 2010, 06:59:57 AM
Brewing with a friend Sunday (Vince X)...knocking out 2 "homebrew units" of a dry stout and 4 "homebrew units" of a Belgian pale ale. Using Wyeast 3522 Ardennes yeast for the Belgian...seems appropriate for the style...we'll see!

While brewing, we'll raise a pint to y'all if you'll raise a pint to us! Prost!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: hike20 on October 23, 2010, 09:04:46 AM
I'm just bottling a batch of Jamil's Evil Twin recipe.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on October 23, 2010, 09:53:38 AM
Just got my first SS conical in the mail this week.

Nice.

Yea...I'm pretty stoked! Got an amazing deal on it. Bought it on Ebay new for less than 1/2 the price I've seen on any other web site or my local home brew store. Go to ebay and type in conical fermenter. The seller you'll be looking for is homebrewhousediscount. I got my 7.5 G for $250. He had 12.5 G fermenters that were going for around $300. Its still a lot of money but my mother in law got me a visa gift card for my birthday so it was very little out of pocket for me. I think I wound up spending $35 or so!!! :) I figure even if I use this for a year or two I should still be able to sell it for a good amount and parlay that money into a bigger one. Anyway, no more dealing with glass carboys!!! Yeast management, dry hopping, letting it ride instead of transferring into secondary, my brewing process should get a little easier. Now...I just need to kick up a pump somewhere and I'll be good!!! Happy brewing everyone!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on October 23, 2010, 11:13:39 AM
Mashed in on a franken beer....trying water chem 101.  Shooting for a SRM or 11 and building from RO (?)
water from the glacier machine @ the local Supermarket....It really is an unknown but if they are indeed
ROing that water then I should be good to go.

Grain Bill is like this...
9# Best Pilsen
.5 # Victory Malt
.5 # flaked Maize
.25 # Pale Choc (T.F.)
.2 # Aciduated Malt
.1 # Weyerman Carafa II for color


1 Oz Magnum @ 60 min

.5 OZ /Sterling @ 15
Yeast is us-05
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on October 23, 2010, 01:37:09 PM
The seller you'll be looking for is homebrewhousediscount.

Cheba, how do the welds look on those things. Some ebay conical guys seem to be pretty bad.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on October 23, 2010, 03:46:48 PM
In the fermenter!  hit the numbers spot on...well mostly,,,mash was 152 instead of 156 like planned....
here tiz....water chemistry 101....we shall see .....
Despite the crash of my stir plate. The ole potentiometer seized up grrrrrrrrrr.....

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Water101.jpg)

Edit:11-10-10 F.G. Hydro tube shot
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/WaterChem101FG.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: punatic on October 23, 2010, 04:52:10 PM
I’ll be attempting to squeeze in a melomel made with lehua blossom honey from my hives, carambola (star fruit) from my trees, and Puna rainwater from my rainwater catchment system. 

Between a Boy Scout Camporee Friday night, the NLCS game Saturday night, and NFL Sunday it’s going to be a tight fit.   The yeast starters are ready (three 1.5 litre wine jugs – two iterations), the fermenter (a ten gallon Volrath SS stock pot) is sanitized and a 4-pack of Dogfishhead 90 Minute is chilled.  Yeah baby!

Go Giants!  Go Dolphins!  & thank God for DirecTv Sunday Ticket!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: jeffy on October 23, 2010, 05:25:23 PM
'Brewed 10 gallons of late hop IPA today and hit all the numbers.  Yeah!  Used palisades and santiam hops that I won in the Cmdr SAAZ competition two weeks ago.  (Thanks!)  Pitched Thames Valley in half and and Belgian Strong 1388 in the other half.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on October 24, 2010, 12:40:12 PM
Not brewing this weekend, but I did start converting my previous 2-tap kegerator into a fermentation chamber. Can't wait to be able to brew lagers all year round.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 24, 2010, 01:08:43 PM
Went to the cider mill yeasterday, and helped with the club pressing.  We did about 190 gallons.  I bought 5.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on October 24, 2010, 03:28:11 PM
Went to the cider mill yeasterday, and helped with the club pressing.  We did about 190 gallons.  I bought 5.
Heck yeah!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 24, 2010, 04:04:56 PM
Went to the cider mill yeasterday, and helped with the club pressing.  We did about 190 gallons.  I bought 5.
Heck yeah!
This is the second year we did this.  The cider mill is a small family operation.  They have some heirloom varieties that are good for hard cider.  It is a win-win for them and the club.  Most of the apples used for the pressing are not "pretty", so they can't be sold by the bag to customers.  Those make good cider, and we are willing to help work and buy the juice.  It was a good day, and there were 3 pressings: Tart, Sweet (which had a tart finish), and Super Sweet (many were looking to make apfelwein from this).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on October 24, 2010, 08:41:38 PM
The seller you'll be looking for is homebrewhousediscount.

Cheba, how do the welds look on those things. Some ebay conical guys seem to be pretty bad.

Drew,

Pretty solid. They're clean for the most part. There was couple little beads on the port weld but I dont think it'll be a problem. I filled it for the first time today! Cant wait take this thing for a spin over the next week!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on October 24, 2010, 08:46:02 PM
Went to the cider mill yeasterday, and helped with the club pressing.  We did about 190 gallons.  I bought 5.

Envious. I grew up in Michigan and miss the cider season. Cant get fresh cider out here in Phoenix.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: tygo on October 25, 2010, 02:06:37 PM
Decided to take the day off and get a brew in today.  Got an ESB in the fermenter.  Got a pot of marinara and meatballs finishing up in the oven.  And I'm sippin on a beer.  On a normal day I still wouldn't be home for another hour and a half.  I love days off.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: snowtiger87 on October 26, 2010, 01:02:35 PM
I had a pretty impressive weekend.

I brewed / made

6 gallons Piesporter wine (from kit)
6 gallons Pinot Noir wine (from kit)
5 gallons Pear cider (from kit)
5 gallons Apple cider (from club apple pressing)
11 gallons all grain Mc Chouffe clone - happily bubbling away in my new concial fermenter !
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/22 Edition
Post by: punatic on October 26, 2010, 01:16:19 PM
Gee, is that all?!  Slacker!   ;)