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Title: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: bonjour on November 25, 2009, 04:08:45 AM
Again time to see what's brewin?
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: dhacker on November 25, 2009, 04:23:55 AM
Trifecta for me.  :D

#1 ABC

#2 Cellar Classic Syrah wine kit (does that count)

#3 11 gallons American IPA


It's a good week!  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: dan1076 on November 25, 2009, 04:40:19 AM
I am brewing Jamils Evil Twin.  I thought I would try this once and hopefully it is as good as I have heard.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: babalu87 on November 25, 2009, 01:27:22 PM
At laddy, heading to Scotland Friday

A Wee Heavy and then whatever X0/- I can get with the second runnin's

Might try to squeeze another brew in on Sunday. A German Pils or a Dortmunder
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: majorvices on November 25, 2009, 01:59:48 PM
About 20 minutes left to boil on a Christmas Saison this AM.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: akr71 on November 25, 2009, 02:48:52 PM
Roggenbier.  Set to go Friday morning, just gotta remember to fill the propane tank.  I may have to boil a little longer to make up for all the rain that ends up in the kettle  ::)
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: matt on November 25, 2009, 04:09:51 PM
not brewing anything - but I will be cleaning 4 new kegs along with all my fermenters and other stuff - planning on several brew sessions over the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: hamiltont on November 25, 2009, 04:21:42 PM
At laddy, heading to Scotland Friday

A Wee Heavy and then whatever X0/- I can get with the second runnin's

Might try to squeeze another brew in on Sunday. A German Pils or a Dortmunder


Did a Scottish partigyle last week.  I used the partigyle chart for a 1/3-2/3 and ended up with the first runnings a wee bit high @1.142 for 5 gallons. Second runnings were fine @1.042 for 10 gallons.  The Wyeast 1728 is really rippin' through it. Keep the temp way down.  I ended up dropping it to 58 before the blow ceased on the Strong Scotch Ale.  Ticking it up a degree per day now until 65. 
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: boulderbrewer on November 25, 2009, 04:26:45 PM
Hopefully a Delirium Tremens clone (N8 style) and a Dortmunder. Grow yeast Grow!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: denny on November 25, 2009, 04:27:48 PM
Brewing something on Fri., haven't decided what yet.  I've got a 1450 slurry around (who's surprised?) and I may do a batch of Nick Danger porter.  Or I may just look through the grain and hop stash and make it up as I go.....
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: denny on November 25, 2009, 04:28:30 PM
Hopefully a Delirium Tremens clone (N8 style) and a Dortmunder. Grow yeast Grow!

That DT recipe of N8's is great, isn't it?
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: boulderbrewer on November 25, 2009, 04:35:21 PM
It is wonderful. It's for a club contest. Doing a split batch with DT yeast and WL510.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: deepsouth on November 25, 2009, 04:50:41 PM
English special bitter

.5 lbs caramunich steeped
.5 lbs caramel 10 steeped

3.3 lbs extra light liquid
3 lbs light dme

1 oz ekg @ 60
.5 oz nz hallertauer @ 60
.5 oz ekg @ 20
.5 oz nz hallertauer @ 20
.5 oz ekg @ 5
.5 oz nz hallertauer @ 5

Nottingham yeast

Estimates...

45 ibu
1.053 OG
1.011 FG
5.5%
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: fritzeye on November 25, 2009, 05:50:17 PM
On Friday after Thanksgiving I will be doing Jamil's Dirty water Brown for the second time. Will, not change a thing as that is one nice beer.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: bluesman on November 25, 2009, 05:56:49 PM
I am racking two buckets of Denny's VBIP to the secondary for the vanilla addition. I hope to brew my Bock next weekend.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: pashusa on November 25, 2009, 06:29:06 PM
I am finally going to do my first all grain this weekend, actually 2 of them. The Helles kit and the Oatmeal stout kit from NB. Will crush the grains Thursday after we get home from the Inlaws and since the kids are staying there and the Wife works, I will have a long brew day on Friday. Wish me luck.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: denny on November 25, 2009, 06:48:08 PM
Good luck!  Once ya do it, you'll be amazed at how easy it is.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: bluesman on November 25, 2009, 07:01:34 PM
Good luck!  Once ya do it, you'll be amazed at how easy it is.

+1

and how great your beer will be too.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: egghead on November 25, 2009, 07:12:58 PM
Not brewing this weekend, but will be bottling my English Bitter.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: lucybear999 on November 25, 2009, 07:41:31 PM
Lot's of Beer Work this week....

Push Eject's FIL Pilsner and Fire In the Hole today...

Kegging Matt's Double Barrel, a Special Bitter, and Munich Helles

Bottling Some Stout and APA to squirrel away...

And of course....massive sanitation and cleanup...

WooHoo...
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: theDarkSide on November 25, 2009, 07:54:19 PM
Bottling an Amber Ale Friday, and then brewing Jamil's Winter Warmer from Brewing Classic Style on Sunday and pitching that yeast.

On a side note, just got my tech talk for today, and they we're only 2 entries and one was telling everyone there was not Tech Talk until Monday.   Looks like this could be the end of TT in it's current form.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: bonjour on November 25, 2009, 07:58:51 PM
I doubt TechTalk is going away that soon.   But expect it to be here, in perhaps in an AHA only thread

Fred
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: KING__SIZE on November 25, 2009, 11:07:45 PM
Working on a club project this weekend. A stein beer

Thanks to BobbyfromNJ for the recipe

Whales Stein Bock
5-B Traditional Bock
Author: Whales
Date: 11/29/2009

Size: 45 gal
Efficiency: 80.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 218.3 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.065 (1.064 - 1.072)
|==========#=====================|
Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.013 - 1.019)
|================#===============|
Color: 14.58 (14.0 - 22.0)
|=========#======================|
Alcohol: 6.45% (6.3% - 7.2%)
|==========#=====================|
Bitterness: 23.7 (20.0 - 27.0)
|================#===============|

Ingredients:
52.0 lb Munich Malt 1
50.0 lb Pilsen Malt
3 lb 2-Row Caramel Malt 165L
3 oz Magnum (14.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
3 oz Tettnanger (4.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
0.0 ea WYeast 2308 Munich Lager
0.0 ea White Labs WLP838 Southern German Lager

Schedule:
Ambient Air: 70.0 °F
Source Water: 60.0 °F
Elevation: 0.0 m

00:03:00 Mash In - Liquor: 35.0 gal; Strike: 166.09 °F; Target: 154.0 °F Of course, go into the cooler at 175f and let it cool to 166 before dough in.
00:33:00 Sac Rest Alpha - Rest: 50 min; Final: 154.0 °F
00:33:00 Batch Sparge - First Runnings: 23 gallons @ 168.0 °F,
Sparge #1: 12.18 gal sparge @ 185.0 °F,
Sparge #2: 12.27 gal sparge @ 185.0 °F,
Total Runoff: 48.27 gal

All volumes can be divided by 5 to get individual batch volumes.

The plan is to take all the preboil volumes and get them up to boil temp on propane, then transfer 25 gallons to the barrel for stoning. The remaining wort (about 23-24 gallons) will be boiled as a normal batch. Hop additions will be split between the two.

At the end of the 60-70 minute boil, 3 gallons will be drawn off the boil kettle batch to keep as a control (I'll bring the 5 gallon carboy for that and I'll ferment it in my lager fridge), the rest will go into the barrel after it has been moved to the fermentation cave (newman's garage).

So, in summary, half of the batch is boiled in the barrel with hot rocks, the other half in stainless on propane. A small amount is kept completely out of the oak as a control. Ultimately, about 40-42 gallons will ferment in the oak boil vessel for about 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: hamiltont on November 25, 2009, 11:47:59 PM
Now I know why King_Size.  Looks great, and a lot of fun!!!!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: deepsouth on November 25, 2009, 11:57:38 PM
they guy brewing two ag batches and the 45 gallon guy....  i'm exhausted after reading about your days......

lucy too......
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: dimik on November 26, 2009, 02:35:56 AM
Gonna brew a Honey Weizen tomorrow and Honey Brown on Saturday or Sunday.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: boulderbrewer on November 26, 2009, 03:40:40 AM
Good for you Dimik, you owe me samples young grasshopper. ;) :P
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: onthekeg on November 26, 2009, 03:53:50 AM
Good for you Dimik, you owe me samples young grasshopper. ;) :P

Speaking of samples.  I needs me some.  Nom NOm NOM!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: cracklefish on November 26, 2009, 03:55:05 AM
Making an Irish Red on Saturday. Just finished moving our club project RIS's into the Heaven Hill Bourbon cask at the LHBS. Very good times. Should end up with about 50 gallons of Bourbon Barrel Stout between 7 people. Tasted great!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: blorvak on November 26, 2009, 04:58:05 AM
Dad wants to do a Jubelale clone, so I'm bringing the cheap'n'easy set up over for Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: slimsparty on November 26, 2009, 05:04:43 AM
10 gallon split on 3846 and 3789  Dubbel Time

1882 Dubbel
Belgian Dark Strong Ale

 
Type: All Grain
 Date: 11/28/2009
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
 Brewer: Blake
Boil Size: 13.20 gal Asst Brewer: 
Boil Time: 90 min  Equipment: Blakes Big Brewery 
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0  Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes: 
 
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
22 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 70.97 %
2 lbs Biscuit (Dingemans) (22.5 SRM) Grain 6.45 %
2 lbs Munich I (Weyermann) (6.0 SRM) Grain 6.45 %
1 lbs Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.23 %
1 lbs Special B (Dingemans) (147.5 SRM) Grain 3.23 %
1 lbs Wheat Malt, Dark (Weyermann) (7.0 SRM) Grain 3.23 %
1.00 oz Perle (leaf) [6.50 %] (90 min) Hops 9.0 IBU
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (45 min) Hops 5.7 IBU
2.00 oz Tettnang (leaf) [4.80 %] (20 min) Hops 7.5 IBU
1.00 oz Perle (leaf) [6.50 %] (10 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
1 lbs Jaggery (3.0 SRM) Sugar 3.23 %
1 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 3.23 %
1 Pkgs Canadian Belgian Ale (Unibroue) (Wyeast #WY-3684) [Starter 50 ml] Yeast-Ale 
1 Pkgs Trappist High Gravity (Wyeast Labs #3787) Yeast-Wheat 

 
 
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.084 SG
 Measured Original Gravity: 1.076 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.020 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.47 %  Actual Alcohol by Vol: 9.29 %
Bitterness: 25.2 IBU Calories: 339 cal/pint
Est Color: 16.8 SRM Color: Color 
 
 
Mash Profile
 
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 29.00 lb
Sparge Water: 8.12 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
 
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 36.25 qt of water at 167.5 F 154.0 F

 
 
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
 
Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 7.6 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F   
 
Notes
 
Based on Fred Bonjours tubbel wi dubbel
Created with BeerSmith
 

 
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: bonjour on November 26, 2009, 05:21:45 AM
save one for me

Fred
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: bendbrew on November 26, 2009, 05:43:57 PM
Will be brewing an Irish Red.  A easy drinking beer my wife and several neighbors prefer
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: lonnie mac on November 26, 2009, 05:49:07 PM
Lonnie Mac's "Mix Stir" Cream Ale... Up for tomorrow!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: KING__SIZE on November 27, 2009, 01:19:27 AM
they guy brewing two ag batches and the 45 gallon guy....  i'm exhausted after reading about your days......

lucy too......

It's not just me. We got 6 volunteers out of our 60 member group, so it's not a big deal. The hard part for me was drilling the granite blocks.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm158/KING__SIZE_photos/GraniteBeer084.jpg)

I also made part of the starter yeast, but probably won't be asked to do anything else since I'm the newbie.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 27, 2009, 01:46:42 AM
A Sculpin clone is on deck.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: tomthebrewer on November 27, 2009, 02:42:22 PM
I'm getting ready to sparge a cream ale and then make a big honkin' batch of chili this afternoon.

Those poor suckers out shopping have no idea what they're missing!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: ohiobrewman on November 27, 2009, 06:40:47 PM
I'll be brewing 6 Gallons of Bitter this weekend... (1275)

Then on with a 12 Gallon batch of Munich Helles using the 2247 European Lager.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: babalu87 on November 28, 2009, 02:45:53 AM
At laddy, heading to Scotland Friday

A Wee Heavy and then whatever X0/- I can get with the second runnin's

Might try to squeeze another brew in on Sunday. A German Pils or a Dortmunder

Well, with the lovely weather we had today its just the Scottish brews on Sunday
Not going to Germany until next week.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: majorvices on November 28, 2009, 03:09:53 PM
I'm heating up water for my (finally) FWH kolsch.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: babalu87 on November 28, 2009, 03:51:05 PM
I'm heating up water for my (finally) FWH kolsch.

Welcome to the dark side

You're gonna LOVE it.
FWH Kolsch is very nice
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: mrcceo on November 28, 2009, 08:22:11 PM
An ESB. Just trying to improve on the last batch.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: yeastmaster on November 28, 2009, 10:35:23 PM
Sampled my sour mash Belgian cherry ale in the fermenter...... ;D http://Yum!

The Quadrupel is going into secondary tonight....http://Double yum!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: denny on November 29, 2009, 05:51:37 PM
Just mashed in a batch of Nick Danger porter.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: barliman on November 30, 2009, 11:41:32 PM
I haven't brewed a mild in awhile.  So, it'll have to be the SS Minnow Mild from one of the recent Big Brew days.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: yeastmaster on December 01, 2009, 12:42:04 AM
Good choice....I did the Saison on the last Big Brew Day and it came out great!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: barliman on December 01, 2009, 07:20:45 PM
Just finished cleaning up.  I used the recipe that is on the wiki site and got 77% eff. (1.037).  I'm naming this beer Wraith's Ace in honor of just discovering a new hobby, disc golf over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: karlh on December 01, 2009, 07:53:24 PM
I brewed a classic american pilsner with NZ saaz.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
Post by: dimik on December 02, 2009, 04:03:56 AM
Didn't get to brew Honey Brown last week, so I just finished it and pitched with WY1007 :)
Cheers!