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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on December 15, 2010, 09:34:13 PM
Ok, so I write creative stories... no one notices. *Sigh*

Sad Panda.

On a lighter note, I might actually get a chance to brew this weekend! The only problem is what to brew! Maybe I can throw my persimmons into something.

How about you guys?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: denny on December 15, 2010, 09:43:37 PM
Nada....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: BrewArk on December 15, 2010, 09:47:16 PM
Killed a keg of pale this week - gonna have to refill it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: bluesman on December 15, 2010, 10:14:05 PM
No brewing this weekend.

Making cookies and working on the utility tub in the brewery.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: madscientist on December 15, 2010, 10:21:19 PM
I haven't brewed anything since before Halloween!  I'm seriously going through withdrawl.  That being said, my fiance will be out friday night with one of her bridesmaids, so I will be home brewing up a batch of Amber Ale.  Amber Ale was my first brew, and I really liked it.  This time I am changing up the recipe to be more on the malty side and using different hops.  I'm also going to try a few new/different techniques rather than just throw everything in and boil away like i did on the very first batch. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on December 15, 2010, 10:27:28 PM
I think it will be a belgian...I just can't decide if I should make it hoppy or not :-\
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: SiameseMoose on December 15, 2010, 10:41:05 PM
Just got 9 pounds of hops this week. Gotta be a double IPA!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: CASK1 on December 16, 2010, 03:03:35 AM
Belgian Dubbel!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 16, 2010, 03:27:55 AM
Bottling up the mocha porter this weekend and maybe getting starters going for the split batch of CAP on the Monday after new years.  I was going to wait a little longer on those but one of my yeast packs showed up a bit slushy today due to the freezing cold weather and I may get that one going a little early to make sure it's okay and build it up a little.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on December 16, 2010, 04:55:53 AM
Nothing at all.  I might get some time to do some cleaning.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on December 16, 2010, 04:58:06 PM
Nothing this weekend.  The Doppelbock/Bock Partigyle from last weekend is fermenting right now @ 50F. It was a long brew day between the Partigyle, modified double decoction, long boils & etc...  13 hours start to finish. The Doppelbock OG was 1.100 and the Bock was 1.076. The grain bill totaled 33 lbs. for two five gallon batches. Every once in a while I get a wild hair...  This one really kicked my tail. Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: blatz on December 16, 2010, 05:08:29 PM
Nothing this weekend.  The Doppelbock/Bock Partigyle from last weekend is fermenting right now @ 50F. It was a long brew day between the Partigyle, modified double decoction, long boils & etc...  13 hours start to finish. The Doppelbock OG was 1.100 and the Bock was 1.076. The grain bill totaled 33 lbs. for two five gallon batches. Every once in a while I get a wild hair...  This one really kicked my tail. Cheers!!!

holy crap - helluva brewday!  nice job.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 16, 2010, 05:18:36 PM
Probably not going o brew anything, but I'm going to stock up on brewing supplies and probably keg my Helles lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on December 16, 2010, 07:34:36 PM
No brewing.  Stone work on my fireplace.  Three Christmas parties.  Finish Christmas shopping.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: euge on December 16, 2010, 07:42:05 PM
I have many options. WB-06, Nottingham, WLP002 and WLP029. Amber and Dark DME. Grain and specialty grain. Also have a metric buttload of various hops in the freezer.

I want to do a nice quick Bitter with Magnum & Fuggles.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on December 16, 2010, 08:31:49 PM
Nothing this weekend.  The Doppelbock/Bock Partigyle from last weekend is fermenting right now @ 50F. It was a long brew day between the Partigyle, modified double decoction, long boils & etc...  13 hours start to finish. The Doppelbock OG was 1.100 and the Bock was 1.076. The grain bill totaled 33 lbs. for two five gallon batches. Every once in a while I get a wild hair...  This one really kicked my tail. Cheers!!!

holy crap - helluva brewday!  nice job.
Thanks Paul.  The wort smelled & tasted like nothing I've ever made, in a good way. Boiling 2 gallons down to 2 quarts & adding a quart to each made a huge difference as well. Down side is the Doppelbock probably won't be ready until Christmas 2011. This one will definitely get bottled...  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: beersk on December 16, 2010, 08:42:17 PM
Don't think I'm brewing.  Plan to keg an Imperial stout and a IIPA.  Gotta have something on tap for the long haul (winter months, that is).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: 6thstreet on December 16, 2010, 10:21:05 PM
Brewing a coffee stout on Saturday.  Just hoping for warmer weather.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: glitterbug on December 16, 2010, 10:38:19 PM
I "brewed" last night (extract ale bock) so i will be counting airlock bubbles this weekend  :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: Steve on December 17, 2010, 05:04:04 PM
I'm putting together a Christmas cream soda based on Sean Paxton's recipe at http://www.homebrewchef.com/recipes.html (http://www.homebrewchef.com/recipes.html). I'm adding some fresh clementine rind and not using the chai tea.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on December 17, 2010, 05:27:16 PM
I am going to brew my first original recipe; a Pumpkin Wheat Ale. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 17, 2010, 06:49:08 PM
Bunping up a starter of 1028 for a batch of Sister Star of the Sun.  Haven't made this one in a few years, time to revisit.

Will brew it on Sunday or Monday depending on the yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: punatic on December 18, 2010, 01:43:47 AM
Nothing brewing, but Saturday evening I am taking my wife and son to Kilauea Lodge  (http://www.kilauealodge.com/cgi-bin/KLodge?!00butoruTnanIoOodf7AKj38t2nhn1eXImC00fetFbbufvr6ahipminSegeHv1bOT9ntnjaam0nnro7CK63qreAdTdfzIonUrgvkv221fogdoneXnedSe4jEOCbZRvg0) for dinner and then over to Hawaii Volcanoes Nation Park to see a special Christmas concert by HAPA (http://www.hapa.com/index.html) at the Kilauea Military Camp (http://www.kmc-volcano.com/default.asp) theater.  

If you are into contemporary Hawaiian music HAPA (http://www.hapa.com/index.html) is about as good as it gets.  Barry Flanagan is an amazing guitarist.  The KMC theater is a small venue and a great place to go for Hawaiian music concerts.  The park is at about 4000 ft. so winter evenings get down into the low 40s - high 30s.  

Woo hoo!  - Mele Kalikimaka!  

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 18, 2010, 02:26:27 AM
The park is at about 4000 ft. so winter evenings get down into the low 40s - high 30s.  

Do the islanders freeze to the ground where they're standing?  I didn't think you guys owned the proper attire to deal with those temperatures.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: punatic on December 18, 2010, 02:39:51 AM
The park is at about 4000 ft. so winter evenings get down into the low 40s - high 30s.  

Do the islanders freeze to the ground where they're standing?  I didn't think you guys owned the proper attire to deal with those temperatures.

It's the summit of an erupting volcano... the ground is hot!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 18, 2010, 02:55:26 AM
I knew there had to be a catch  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 18, 2010, 03:43:23 AM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: punatic on December 18, 2010, 05:07:34 AM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.

Living in Wisconsin, that means you are installing a new front door?  :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 18, 2010, 01:58:23 PM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.

Living in Wisconsin, that means you are installing a new front door?  :D

He said cooler, not freezer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: uthristy on December 18, 2010, 02:41:49 PM
As normal whenever  we make plans to brew it rains :D
But with luck we'll be brewing today, its another batch of Gnome Houblon.
1.052
38 ibu
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on December 18, 2010, 03:46:29 PM
No Brewing. I've had to back burner my brew for the past two weekends due to the holiday and honey do list. I've been itching to make a Celebration clone. Should be able to brew it next weekend. I hope! All of my citrus will be ready in January. We have a Tangelo tree that is just crazy this year. Thinking of doing a Tangelo Wheat in January. Similar to Lost Coasts Tangerine Wheat. Anyone ever brew a citrus beer?

Matt
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: skibumben on December 18, 2010, 04:07:27 PM
No Brewing. I've had to back burner my brew for the past two weekends due to the holiday and honey do list. I've been itching to make a Celebration clone. Should be able to brew it next weekend. I hope! All of my citrus will be ready in January. We have a Tangelo tree that is just crazy this year. Thinking of doing a Tangelo Wheat in January. Similar to Lost Coasts Tangerine Wheat. Anyone ever brew a citrus beer?

Matt

I have made a Mango IPA.  I dehydrate the Mango then freeze it.  I add it to secondary, so when that time comes I steam the Mango.  I steam it to give me piece of mind about contamination and to plump up the mango with moisture so it does not soak up the beer.  Not sure if that step is needed, but it is what I do.  Turns out great.  I know you mentioned making a wheat, I would recommend experimenting with some Citra hops with the Tangelo.  May really compliment it.  Cheers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: skibumben on December 18, 2010, 04:13:51 PM
I will be brewing my last batch of Pumpkin this weekend, using Sugar Pumpkins I grew in the garden this year.  Also will be transferring the Winter Ale from primary to secondary and dry-hopping with juniper berries.  Travel to Minnesota next week for the holidays and hope to pick up some Abyss and have a call out to see if I can find some Dissident as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on December 18, 2010, 04:19:49 PM
I've been doing a lot of "crazy" beers like a coriander wheat that many of the friends haven't warmed up to yet.  I'll be brewing a blonde ale to try and warm them up to the idea of a flavorful beer. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: punatic on December 18, 2010, 04:59:06 PM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.

Living in Wisconsin, that means you are installing a new front door?  :D

He said cooler, not freezer.

Cooler than what?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 18, 2010, 05:31:00 PM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.

Living in Wisconsin, that means you are installing a new front door?  :D

He said cooler, not freezer.

Cooler than what?

You guys are funny :)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5271116027_b47baffc7a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: hike20 on December 18, 2010, 07:07:58 PM
I'm brewing a sweet stout this weekend in memory of a friend who passed away on Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 18, 2010, 07:50:55 PM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.

Living in Wisconsin, that means you are installing a new front door?  :D

He said cooler, not freezer.

Cooler than what?

You guys are funny :)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5271116027_b47baffc7a_z.jpg)
That could be a drive through cooler! 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: jeffy on December 18, 2010, 09:26:54 PM
No Brewing. I've had to back burner my brew for the past two weekends due to the holiday and honey do list. I've been itching to make a Celebration clone. Should be able to brew it next weekend. I hope! All of my citrus will be ready in January. We have a Tangelo tree that is just crazy this year. Thinking of doing a Tangelo Wheat in January. Similar to Lost Coasts Tangerine Wheat. Anyone ever brew a citrus beer?

Matt

I use citrus peel (zest actually) from the backyard in my Witbier.  I brew it every January, half turns into pepper beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: punatic on December 19, 2010, 12:53:49 AM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.

Living in Wisconsin, that means you are installing a new front door?  :D

He said cooler, not freezer.

Cooler than what?

You guys are funny :)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5271116027_b47baffc7a_z.jpg)

Now THAT'S cool!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 19, 2010, 02:53:37 AM
Not brewing this weekend.
Working on walk-in cooler.

Living in Wisconsin, that means you are installing a new front door?  :D

He said cooler, not freezer.

Cooler than what?

You guys are funny :)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5271116027_b47baffc7a_z.jpg)
That could be a drive through cooler! 

If you drive forklift then it is a drive in cooler.
Insulating tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: punatic on December 19, 2010, 03:54:45 AM
Those are some nice fermentors.  I've been pricing those for going pro with mead.  Shipping to Hawaii costs more than the fermentors and stands.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: ncbluesman on December 19, 2010, 03:30:37 PM
Yesterday (Saturday), I brewed my first lager, a 10 gallon batch of Dortmunder Export.  My efficiency was lower than normal so I fell a tad (.005) points short of my planned O.G..  I had some trouble with my Barley Crusher (several times it just started "free spinning" and not pulling grain through); I attribute the reduced efficiency (70% instead of 78%) to that.  But the wort looked, smelled and tasted really good.  I have a fermentation freezer that I've set to 44 and will let the temp rise over the coming days.  I brewed the Dortmunder so I can build up a good yeast slurry of WLP833 for my next lager: a Helles Bock.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 19, 2010, 03:32:36 PM
Another Bluesman!  They're multiplying!

Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: jeffy on December 19, 2010, 05:50:25 PM
No brewing this weekend, instead visiting my old Mom in frozen Philly.
I did find a very nice beer store yesterday with an enormous selection of stuff.  I think they're skirting the law by registering as a deli, but their main focus is retail beer sales.  It's nice to be able to buy a few beers instead of a case.
Exit 4 from Flying Fish is excellent imho.

<edit the spelling of Flying Fish>
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: ncbluesman on December 20, 2010, 02:43:22 AM
Another Bluesman!  They're multiplying!

Welcome to the forum.

Thanks, tygo.  I was surprised to find other bluesmen here as well! 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: johnf on December 20, 2010, 02:49:09 AM
No brewing but cleaned ten kegs, kegged three beers, transferred a flanders red to secondary.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: punatic on December 20, 2010, 03:46:33 AM
Nothing brewing, but Saturday evening I am taking my wife and son to Kilauea Lodge  (http://www.kilauealodge.com/cgi-bin/KLodge?!00butoruTnanIoOodf7AKj38t2nhn1eXImC00fetFbbufvr6ahipminSegeHv1bOT9ntnjaam0nnro7CK63qreAdTdfzIonUrgvkv221fogdoneXnedSe4jEOCbZRvg0) for dinner and then over to Hawaii Volcanoes Nation Park to see a special Christmas concert by HAPA (http://www.hapa.com/index.html) at the Kilauea Military Camp (http://www.kmc-volcano.com/default.asp) theater.  

If you are into contemporary Hawaiian music HAPA (http://www.hapa.com/index.html) is about as good as it gets.  Barry Flanagan is an amazing guitarist.  The KMC theater is a small venue and a great place to go for Hawaiian music concerts.  The park is at about 4000 ft. so winter evenings get down into the low 40s - high 30s.  

Woo hoo!  - Mele Kalikimaka!  



Sorry for quoting myself.

We had a night that we will remember for a long time.  Definetly a magical Christmas experience.  HAPA was even better than expected... Amazing!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: kgs on December 22, 2010, 03:20:09 AM
I'm brewing a sweet stout this weekend in memory of a friend who passed away on Monday.


My condolences. The brewing process is very reflective, and is an ancient form of creation -- a great way to remember someone.

We had a lot of holiday stuff this weekend -- family visits, an open house, and lots of baking and cleaning. Plus our old tabby cat had been in rapid decline for several weeks. Today she went on to the great cat pillow in the sky. I am very fortunate in having a holiday break (12/24 - 1/3) and am going to brew something in her honor.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 22, 2010, 04:13:19 AM
Just bottled up my first mocha porter.  Went a little wild with the coffee but the month rest with the cacao nibs seemed to tame it down a bit.  Really nice aroma though.  We'll see what it's like with some carbonation.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on December 23, 2010, 12:02:41 AM
I pulled the first 3gal out of my wild beer solera (11gal oak barrel) today and will bottle it tomorrow.  That beer is just 9 months old but pretty tasty.  I refilled the barrel with some beer fermented with Roeselare.  This Sunday I'm going to keg a German pils and use the yeast cake to brew an Octoberfest.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: oscarvan on December 23, 2010, 12:39:38 AM
Working 6 days, with a few hours home Saturday during the day....no brewing, brewed yesterday. Another house APA... that stuff is quite popular....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: uthristy on December 23, 2010, 12:57:58 AM
Thursday we're brewing a pale (1.052) using Chinook & Columbus.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/17 Edition
Post by: dcrawlins on December 23, 2010, 06:25:32 PM
I will be brewing a nice british pale ale on Christmas Eve and kegging a Fat Tire clone for New Years party.