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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on December 09, 2010, 12:55:03 AM
*paging doctor brew, paging doctor brew*

Doctor, we have an emergency!

What is it Nurse Batch?

Doctor, it's Mr. Carboy. He's, he's... *sob* empty!

Nurse Batch, we can save him. Bring me the mill!

How will you save Mr. Carboy this week?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: bluesman on December 09, 2010, 01:36:02 AM
We're brewing up 11gal of Dopplebock. It's a joint venture between redbeerman and I on Saturday at my brewery.  8)

Also getting ready to install a utility tub for the brewery.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 09, 2010, 02:05:58 AM
My co-brewer (wife) has requested another Timothy Taylor Landlord clone for a running beer before we do some lagers.   Wyeast 1469 - check, Golden Promise - check,  some EKG check, a lot of Styrian Goldings - double check.  We shall try our best.
 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 09, 2010, 02:11:53 AM
Nothing for me this weekend.  I actually think I'm done brewing until the new year.  Next one is scheduled for Jan 3rd.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: ryang on December 09, 2010, 02:28:53 PM
bottling biere de garde and pumpkin saison.  no brewing
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: jeffy on December 09, 2010, 02:58:27 PM
It's time for our club's annual 24 hours of brewing and camping this weekend.  I'll be making a key lime melomel and cold smoking some malt or some cheese or some meet on Saturday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 09, 2010, 03:15:08 PM
Winter Warmer!  One of my favorite recipes. I'm going to serve it on nitro this year.

Edit: I'll also be kegging an Altbier.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: SiameseMoose on December 09, 2010, 03:21:10 PM
Belgian dark strong ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on December 09, 2010, 03:27:55 PM
Kegging 10 gallons of Vienna Lager.  Then using the yeast for a Doppelbock/Bock partigyle with a double decoction on the primary mash and a little blending when it's all said & done to get the OG's right. It's going to be a loooong brew day but I love the challenge & have the time. Cheers!!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: blatz on December 09, 2010, 03:28:33 PM
I'll be making a key lime melomel

nice - jeffy, I'm making Joe P's Mojito Mead (tho I may just call it a lime mead dependent on the level of mint) over Christmas break - would love to try yours when its ready.

no brewing this weekend - not till Christmas eve  :(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: jeffy on December 09, 2010, 04:04:06 PM
I'll be making a key lime melomel

nice - jeffy, I'm making Joe P's Mojito Mead (tho I may just call it a lime mead dependent on the level of mint) over Christmas break - would love to try yours when its ready.

no brewing this weekend - not till Christmas eve  :(
Yes, he was kind enough to send me the recipe, but no mint for me.  I've got two bags of fresh picked key limes ready to juice.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: James Lorden on December 09, 2010, 04:13:11 PM
It's time for our club's annual 24 hours of brewing and camping this weekend.  I'll be making a key lime melomel and cold smoking some malt or some cheese or some meet on Saturday.

I bet that would taste great with a little touch of Sarachi Hop.  I recently had a pale ale made with lime and sarachi that was awesome!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: kgs on December 09, 2010, 06:47:45 PM
Bottling my oatmeal stout. Will brew something between 12/24 and 1/3, but don't know what yet.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: jeffy on December 09, 2010, 07:13:58 PM
It's time for our club's annual 24 hours of brewing and camping this weekend.  I'll be making a key lime melomel and cold smoking some malt or some cheese or some meet on Saturday.

I bet that would taste great with a little touch of Sarachi Hop.  I recently had a pale ale made with lime and sarachi that was awesome!

Maybe when it's finished I can blend some sort of Sarachi hop beer into it and have an interesting braggot.  I'll bet a saison would go well.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on December 09, 2010, 07:34:02 PM
Bottling a Pale Ale (SNPA clone) and trying to make a recipe for a Pumpkin Wheat Ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on December 09, 2010, 08:11:42 PM
Just got through brewing a chocolate porter!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: James Lorden on December 09, 2010, 08:11:59 PM
It's time for our club's annual 24 hours of brewing and camping this weekend.  I'll be making a key lime melomel and cold smoking some malt or some cheese or some meet on Saturday.

I bet that would taste great with a little touch of Sarachi Hop.  I recently had a pale ale made with lime and sarachi that was awesome!

Maybe when it's finished I can blend some sort of Sarachi hop beer into it and have an interesting braggot.  I'll bet a saison would go well.....

Never really made mead before.  Would you ever dry hop with something like Sarachi?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: denny on December 09, 2010, 08:13:58 PM
The weather and my schedule are finally cooperating so that I can make my first lager of the season, a German pils.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: blatz on December 09, 2010, 08:41:54 PM
Never really made mead before.  Would you ever dry hop with something like Sarachi?

you would not use hops in straight mead - honey's expensive why cover it up!  ;D

but you would in a braggot (which is mead/beer hybrid) which is what jeffy was talking about.

I personally would never use Sorachi Ace in anything, but that's personal taste.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: jeffy on December 09, 2010, 08:44:17 PM
Never really made mead before.  Would you ever dry hop with something like Sarachi?

you would not use hops in straight mead - honey's expensive why cover it up!  ;D

but you would in a braggot (which is mead/beer hybrid) which is what jeffy was talking about.

I personally would never use Sorachi Ace in anything, but that's personal taste.

I really like it in Brooklyn's Saison.  That's what I was thinking about.  A blend of a beer like that with the key lime mead sounds nice.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: James Lorden on December 09, 2010, 08:45:06 PM
I liked it in a wheat beer that I recently had... I will say, it's different - but I liked it!  Anything that would taste good with a lemony flavor I think would do well with a little sarachi.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: blatz on December 09, 2010, 08:50:19 PM
I really like it in Brooklyn's Saison.  That's what I was thinking about.  A blend of a beer like that with the key lime mead sounds nice.

I think I've seen you and a few others mention that one, so perhaps I will seek it out - I remember when that hop hit the homebrewer venues and I tried a lot of beers heavy with SA and I didn't care for them, maybe the saison expresses it in the right light (as opposed to Sapporo  ;D ).  
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: blatz on December 09, 2010, 08:52:11 PM
sarachi.

sorachi ace. ;D

http://www.hopsdirect.com/hops/leafhops.html

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: oscarvan on December 10, 2010, 12:39:08 AM
OK, I got a headstart on the weekend.....

Today whipped up another batch of APA, and a Belgian IPA. My buddy brewed his first batch here at Wooden Shoe Breweries and made a Leffe like blonde.....

The keg on tap kicked..... after a week..... :o I will have to fine tune my pipeline.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: oscarvan on December 10, 2010, 03:09:46 AM
And we have bubbelage.......

Gurgle symphony in yeast for three fermenters...... ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 10, 2010, 04:47:04 AM
The keg on tap kicked..... after a week..... :o I will have to fine tune my pipeline.....

That's impressive.  Sounds like you're on the right track with the pipeline.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: oscarvan on December 10, 2010, 04:50:12 AM
Growler to a party.....brew day with a few visitors, friends over for dinner..... there you have it, there you don't.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: brontotex on December 10, 2010, 01:40:17 PM
Brewing my take on Harvard Crimson and racking an IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: jaybeerman on December 11, 2010, 12:37:03 AM
just finished a brown ale, 3 gallons will become flanders brown and 2.5 gallons will become holiday spice brown.  I'm tired but everything is clean and I'm drinking a homebrewed IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on December 11, 2010, 05:21:41 AM
BJCP Exam tasting retake.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: bluesman on December 12, 2010, 05:33:46 PM
BJCP Exam tasting retake.

Good Luck Tom!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 12, 2010, 08:16:42 PM
Currently brewing my Winter Warmer, which I'm going to call either "Born in a Blizzard" or "Snowmageddon" (I chilled my starter in a snowbank during the storm, hence the name).  

Crazy weather here in Minneapolis.  About 2 feet of snow between Friday and Saturday, butt cold today (7 degrees currently), and the freaking metrodome collapsed!!  I can't even see my boil since there's basically a permanent billow of steam emanating from my kettle!

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/mattschwandt/photo-3.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: bluesman on December 12, 2010, 10:22:44 PM
Currently brewing my Winter Warmer, which I'm going to call either "Born in a Blizzard" or "Snowmageddon" (I chilled my starter in a snowbank during the storm, hence the name).  
Crazy weather here in Minneapolis.  About 2 feet of snow between Friday and Saturday, butt cold today (7 degrees currently), and the freaking metrodome collapsed!!  I can't even see my boil since there's basically a permanent billow of steam emanating from my kettle!

That's alot of snow in a short period of time...been there done that. Alarming news about the metrodome. At least noone got hurt, at least I haven't heard that.

At least you got to brew.  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on December 13, 2010, 12:56:36 AM
BJCP Exam tasting retake.

Good Luck Tom!
I think I'll try to save that luck for next time :)

I was a total of 27 points off of the proctors on the 4 beers tasted, so I don't see any way I can get master unless everything else is pretty much perfect.  Of course the proctors themselves were far apart on all of the beers, including 18 points apart on one beer, so it's all screwed up.  I was within 2 points of one of the proctors on all 4 of the beers, but once they reconciled they moved away from me.  ::)  I was planning to do a written retake in April, but maybe I'll do a tasting retake for that one too. :-\