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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on November 18, 2010, 11:06:41 PM
Sorry for the late post.. animal drama at home...

This week for me? No brewing, but time spent organizing the brewery! (That'll make Jill happy!)

And for you my foamy friendS?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on November 18, 2010, 11:12:55 PM
Not brewing but going to taste the first bottle of my first saison. very excited.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: narcout on November 18, 2010, 11:14:28 PM
Tapping a keg of dry hopped IPA, kegging a batch of NB's Irish Heavy, brewing a best bitter (the Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale recipe from Clone Brews).  

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on November 18, 2010, 11:27:05 PM
No brewing, going to Portland again . . .
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: scooter2374 on November 18, 2010, 11:52:25 PM
I'm hoping to brew a 5 gallon batch of a Trappist w/raisins tomorrow before I go to Brooklyn for the weekend and pull my 5 gallons of Belgian cherry ale from the primary when I get home.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: jeffy on November 19, 2010, 02:04:05 AM
Full weekend at the Sunshine Challenge in Orlando.  Beer Fest, judging, pub crawl, visiting with the guest of honor (Ray Daniels)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: punatic on November 19, 2010, 02:34:42 AM
Full weekend at the Sunshine Challenge in Orlando.  Beer Fest, judging, pub crawl, visiting with the guest of honor (Ray Daniels)

Hey Jeff - please give all of my CFHB friends my Aloha!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on November 19, 2010, 04:00:27 AM
I'm on call but I hope to brew 2 batches.  Tomorrow a Gumballhead type beer with lots of wheat and Amarillo, Sunday something dark to rack onto a oatmeal stout yeast cake.  Hopefully work won't interfere with life.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on November 19, 2010, 04:57:47 AM
I am going to try my hand at a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone. And hopefully by the time it finishes fermenting, I will have a beginning keg system to put it in.  :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on November 19, 2010, 07:39:11 AM
I'm on call but I hope to brew 2 batches.  Tomorrow a Gumballhead type beer with lots of wheat and Amarillo, Sunday something dark to rack onto a oatmeal stout yeast cake.  Hopefully work won't interfere with life.
What do you do if work does call?  How often do you get interrupted?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: jeffy on November 19, 2010, 12:14:14 PM
Full weekend at the Sunshine Challenge in Orlando.  Beer Fest, judging, pub crawl, visiting with the guest of honor (Ray Daniels)

Hey Jeff - please give all of my CFHB friends my Aloha!

Will do.  Blatz will be there, too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on November 19, 2010, 12:36:39 PM
Oktoberfest.  I know, I know, it's November, but I like this style any time and I need to grow up some yeast for a doppelbock. ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 19, 2010, 01:01:54 PM
A couple of days ago we did a Rochefort 8 clone with the Herman Holtrop recipe as the base.  The garage smells really good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: bluesman on November 19, 2010, 02:43:16 PM
Oktoberfest.  I know, I know, it's November, but I like this style any time and I need to grow up some yeast for a doppelbock. ;D

Better late than never .  ;)

No bwewing for me.  Working on the brewery...kegerator and brewstand....and sniffing airlocks.  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on November 19, 2010, 03:01:11 PM
I plan to keg 10 gallons of Premium American Lager on Friday. Then brew 10 gallons of Vienna Lager using a slurry from the PAL. Sunday looks to be a decent day so I'll be smoking a couple turkeys for the holidays.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: ryang on November 19, 2010, 03:06:55 PM
nothing!  man, it's been a while since I've done no brewing.  only have to bottle one batch of session stout (5gal).  cake.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: realbeerguy on November 19, 2010, 11:56:51 PM
Got a lb of rye malt Joe Bair (Mr Solar Brewing) toasted for me on the rig, so...........it's a Toasted Rye PA Sunday. 8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: tygo on November 20, 2010, 12:19:39 AM
Nothing this weekend.  Still recovering from brewing two and bottling three last weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: punatic on November 20, 2010, 12:27:07 AM
I'm going to be working in the hives and the honey house.

No honey - no mead... :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: dirk_mclargehuge on November 20, 2010, 12:36:44 AM
I am brewing Janet's Brown Ale on Sunday, and Pecan Porter on Thanksgiving Day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on November 20, 2010, 04:05:26 AM
brewing an English IPA with Wyeast 1968 on Sun  :P
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: beveragebob on November 20, 2010, 07:39:59 AM
Just using the 5 gallon system this weekend but, I'm thinking two recipes. An IP Abbey style and maybe a Foreign Style Stout.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: euge on November 20, 2010, 08:17:13 AM
I'm traveling next week. No way I can brew this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: beveragebob on November 20, 2010, 11:48:46 AM
Where ya heading Euge?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: euge on November 20, 2010, 05:46:00 PM
Where ya heading Euge?

Heading out to West Texas & Midland to see my folks. Only a short 5.5 hour drive. PITA but I do enjoy the scenery. Most of it anyway. The Permian Basin isn't all that inspiring to me.

Gives me a chance to listen to all those Brewstrong episodes. Learned a lot on those drives...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on November 20, 2010, 06:13:45 PM
I just doughed in with 12 pounds each 2-row pale and wheat, 1 pound Crystal 60 foe my Gumballhead clone attempt.  The hops schedule will be 2 oz's of Amarilo at 60, 20,10,5, and flameout.  I'm not an IPA fan but I do love Gumballhead.
Euge, I know how you feel about Midland.  I have to go there at least once a week.  It's only 2.5 hours from here but I don't have the scenery that you have, all I see are pumpjacks and tank batteries.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on November 20, 2010, 07:35:27 PM
No brewing for me this weekend. I have a cider to transfer into secondary(still has about 2 points to go) and I have some sampling to do!! Planning a brew for next weekend. Thinking of something appropriate for Black Friday! While the wife is out shopping, I'll be brewing up a Black IPA or a Big Ol Punkin Porter. Still have a couple days to decide....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on November 20, 2010, 09:26:10 PM
Taught my brother how to do all grain brewing but brewing up a 5 gallon batch of a coriander wheat beer, then I'm building his first all grain set up for his christmas gift. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: euge on November 20, 2010, 10:11:50 PM
Taught my brother how to do all grain brewing but brewing up a 5 gallon batch of a coriander wheat beer, then I'm building his first all grain set up for his christmas gift. 

Right on!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: passlaku on November 20, 2010, 10:47:47 PM
Brewed an American Brown, inspired by Tasty's Janet's Brown Ale. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: beveragebob on November 21, 2010, 12:27:06 AM
Have a great trip Euge and be safe on the road.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: punatic on November 21, 2010, 12:58:08 AM
I was hoping to get some work done in my beehives today, but the girls let me know that that was not what they wanted, in no uncertain terms.  No amount of smoke would calm them. Something had them feeling cranky.  I don't know what.  So I spent the morning extracting honey from some supers I pulled earlier in the week.

Now I'm going to watch The Sunshine Challenge awards ceremony live on streaming video.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: beveragebob on November 21, 2010, 01:42:59 AM
punatic, what do your bees specialize in? Do you have enough to harvest to do the commercial thing? I remember one of the many times I've been to Hawaii, I've always come back with a bottle of Macadamia Honey Mead. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: punatic on November 21, 2010, 01:46:58 AM
punatic, what do your bees specialize in? Do you have enough to harvest to do the commercial thing? I remember one of the many times I've been to Hawaii, I've always come back with a bottle of Macadamia Honey Mead. 

Whatever is blooming nearby.  Extracting albizia blossom honey now.  Also get lehua in the spring.  Mac Nut after that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: punatic on November 21, 2010, 01:49:21 AM
Doing due diligence/research on the pro thing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: beveragebob on November 21, 2010, 01:52:18 AM
Good Luck! There is allot of value in what is produced in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: kgs on November 21, 2010, 04:14:14 AM
Just a tiny bit of "research" (at the moment I am quaffing a Pliny the Elder bottled on 11/11/10... the only thing better would be Vinnie coming to my house with a keg), and I'm going to cross my fingers and buy the grain and yeast for an oatmeal stout to brew Thanksgiving morning, since we're going to a church member's house so I'm not cooking this year. Ye olde alewife plans to sit on the deck and read while the stout brews.

Why fingers are crossed: I want to toast some of the oatmeal and our oven has been on the fritz for weeks with KitchenAid people delivering the wrong part, blah blah blah. I could do it on the range but I doubt it would be that even. All said and done, I'm glad we had planned to go elsewhere for Turkey Day... I'd be in knots if I were waiting for a working oven!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 05:39:39 AM
Back from Portland . . .

I made it to the Hair of the Dog dock sale Saturday morning, picked up some Matt and some Doggie Claws, then went to Horse Brass for a pint and a late breakfast, then Cascade Barrel House for a few samples.

No brewing, but it was a good weekend nonetheless :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: euge on November 22, 2010, 06:18:07 AM
Have a great trip Euge and be safe on the road.

Thanks man! I'll be sure to slow it down around Junction even though the limit is 80 mph... ;D Or is it 85...? Cruise control and Jamil is all I need.

Back from Portland . . .

I made it to the Hair of the Dog dock sale Saturday morning, picked up some Matt and some Doggie Claws, then went to Horse Brass for a pint and a late breakfast, then Cascade Barrel House for a few samples.

No brewing, but it was a good weekend nonetheless :)

What are Matt and Doggie Claws?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: beveragebob on November 22, 2010, 06:27:19 AM
Beers from Hair Of the Dog Brewing CO....me thinks
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 06:37:04 AM
What are Matt and Doggie Claws?
Matt is a 12.5% beer made with munich and smoked malts, and aged in bourbon barrels.  The one I opened is really flat unfortunately, but it is delicious.  I plan to age the rest and see what happens.

Doggie Claws is a barleywine, about 11% abv.  It's usually a great beer, but I haven't had this year's yet.

If you get a chance to try any of the Hair of the Dog beers, I highly recommend them :)

Although one dig against Alan - how do you have a dock sale at your pub and NOT open the taps and let people buy beers?  They don't open until 2, I had places to be and couldn't wait 4 hours to try peach infused Fred (although I wanted to).  It made for good business at Cascade down the street though, every one in there when they opened had come from the Hair of the Dog dock sale.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: euge on November 22, 2010, 06:38:43 AM
I've never seen Pliny the Elder around. And some nice stuff comes through here. We get the Avery-Cilurzo Collaboration not Litigation but no Pliny.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2010, 01:58:14 PM
I was hoping to get some work done in my beehives today, but the girls let me know that that was not what they wanted, in no uncertain terms.  No amount of smoke would calm them. Something had them feeling cranky.  I don't know what.  So I spent the morning extracting honey from some supers I pulled earlier in the week.

Now I'm going to watch The Sunshine Challenge awards ceremony live on streaming video.

Did you see blatz picking up 2 golds and 3 bronze medals?  Wow!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 04:50:49 PM
I was hoping to get some work done in my beehives today, but the girls let me know that that was not what they wanted, in no uncertain terms.  No amount of smoke would calm them. Something had them feeling cranky.  I don't know what.  So I spent the morning extracting honey from some supers I pulled earlier in the week.

Now I'm going to watch The Sunshine Challenge awards ceremony live on streaming video.

Did you see blatz picking up 2 golds and 3 bronze medals?  Wow!

That's awesome, congrats blatz! :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: punatic on November 22, 2010, 05:37:04 PM


Now I'm going to watch The Sunshine Challenge awards ceremony live on streaming video.

Did you see blatz picking up 2 golds and 3 bronze medals?  Wow!


I did see. Just goes to show ya - Blatz can make a good beer! ;)

That was the most subdued Sunshine Challenge awards ceremony I've ever seen.  Was everybody hungover?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2010, 05:43:29 PM


Now I'm going to watch The Sunshine Challenge awards ceremony live on streaming video.

Did you see blatz picking up 2 golds and 3 bronze medals?  Wow!


I did see. Just goes to show ya - Blatz can make a good beer! ;)

That was the most subdued Sunshine Challenge awards ceremony I've ever seen.  Was everybody hungover?

We were still working on getting to that point, as I think I may recall.  I started judging at 9am and did 3 first round flights, then went on the pub crawl.  By the time you tuned in it had been a full day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on November 22, 2010, 06:48:10 PM
thanks guys! 5 outta 6 ain't bad - specially when I expected exactly zero   :D

as far as the Ceremony - yeah, similar to Jeffy - I judged 5 flights beginning at 9am (after judging 4 the night before, prior to the beer festival) before going to the pub crawl (which involved $3 pints of fresh Celebration  :) ) so by the time the ceremony rolled around, I was done. 

The important part is that Jeffy gave me the correct score on my IPA  ;D

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 07:45:56 PM
thanks guys! 5 outta 6 ain't bad - specially when I expected exactly zero   :D

Congrats Paul!

That's awesome!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on November 24, 2010, 02:56:18 PM
Way to go, Paul!  Congrats!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on November 24, 2010, 04:47:05 PM
Congrats Paul!!  5 out of 6 is pretty darn good IMO!!!  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on November 24, 2010, 04:49:29 PM
thanks fellas!