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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on January 26, 2011, 09:21:10 PM
This is it, my friends - last full weekend of the first month of the year.

What are you doing to commemorate it?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: theDarkSide on January 26, 2011, 09:23:44 PM
Watch the Pro Bowl or count snowflakes as they fall from the sky...can't decide which is more exciting. :)

Hoping to brew an Oatmeal Stout this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on January 26, 2011, 09:35:11 PM
Managed to coax a slant from Nov 2009 of WY1084 into life so it looks like Oatmeal Stout time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on January 26, 2011, 09:41:00 PM
Don't know if I will be able to brew, but I am going to keg an APA and a cider this weekend.

Also going to try yeast washing for the first time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: bluesman on January 26, 2011, 09:47:41 PM
No brewing this weekend. Bottling some beer to make room for more beer in the kegerator and working on the single tier brewstand on Saturday. Judging in NYC for Homebrew Alley 5 on Sunday!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on January 26, 2011, 10:01:46 PM
IPA - yay!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: jeffy on January 26, 2011, 10:08:58 PM
Celebrating my wife's birthday!
No brewing, but I've got a lot of bottling to do for upcoming competitions.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: denny on January 26, 2011, 10:41:07 PM
Working this weekend (again!) but hope to get a dopplebock in next Thur.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: tygo on January 26, 2011, 11:39:04 PM
Still might not have water so no brewing this weekend again.  If the water does get fixed before the weekend I'll probably try to bottle a batch that could have been bottled two weeks ago.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on January 27, 2011, 01:33:45 AM
Still might not have water so no brewing this weekend again.  If the water does get fixed before the weekend I'll probably try to bottle a batch that could have been bottled two weeks ago.

Just melt some of that tons 'o snow we got coming down.  Plenty of water.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on January 27, 2011, 02:30:23 AM
Schwarzbier, finally.  I've been meaning to brew it for a few weeks now.  Making my starter as I type.  Going to break in my new stirplate!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 27, 2011, 04:08:38 AM
All of the yeast is finally ready, and the malt is conditioning for the Bo-Pils Tomorrow.  It is going to be a long day, but I am geeked.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: richardt on January 27, 2011, 04:45:42 AM
If the BDS is done, I'd like to keg and bottle this weekend, but I don't think I'm going to have time. 
My boys have football games, basketball games, and baseball tryouts all on the same day.
Maybe Sunday, maybe not.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: SoPHiSTo on January 27, 2011, 06:12:39 PM
Going up to Breckenridge to hit the slopes this weekend so no brewing for me  :-[ but I have an Aussie light on deck.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: tumarkin on January 27, 2011, 07:24:30 PM
First weekend of Gainesville's Hogtowne Medieval Faire (also next weekend as well). Our club has the beer concession for the Faire. In the past we've served Guinness, Harp, Smithwickes (used to serve Bass), and Oliver's Mead. (from the choices, can you tell that Diageo & our local beer distrib were sponsors?). Now we have Swamp Head Brewery, a bottling micro here in Gainesville. Craig Birkmeir, the brewer, started out as a homebrewer & club member. So we're now serving 4 of the Swamp Head beers, Guinness, and the mead. Weather looks to be cool, clear & sunny.  I'm totally jazzed.... this is the best party of the year and provides our club with funds to do all kinds of other events.

If you're anywhere near Gainesville come on out & I'll buy you a beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 27, 2011, 07:28:03 PM
All of the yeast is finally ready, and the malt is conditioning for the Bo-Pils Tomorrow.  It is going to be a long day, but I am geeked.

Did a  Hochkurz Double Decoction today, halfway through the 2 hour boil.  This will be a long day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on January 27, 2011, 09:53:26 PM
Still sniffing airlocks. IPA & Pyment.  And anxiously awaiting the results of the Upper Mississippi Mashout. Sent a couple brews there for giggles & grins.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: Mark G on January 27, 2011, 10:19:25 PM
No brewing. I need to finish framing my basement, and more importantly, the bar area. I did get a starter going today for a brew day Monday or Tuesday though. I'm planning an old ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 27, 2011, 11:39:47 PM
I just finished the Bo-Pils.   Glad I did a Hochkurz mash and not a triple decoction.  It was about 10:15 start to finish.  Things went OK.  Chilled it down to 40F, cause that is what they are said to do in the Czech Rep.  That takes some time, but I do have a near infinite supply of snow to chill the pond pump water with.

Hope this one is worth it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on January 28, 2011, 02:09:06 PM
Still sniffing airlocks. IPA & Pyment.  And anxiously awaiting the results of the Upper Mississippi Mashout. Sent a couple brews there for giggles & grins.  Cheers!!!

Check that!  Weekend plans have changed.  Smoking some 2-Row with Alder Wood & brewing the "Smokehaus Porter", a family favorite. Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: esheppy on January 28, 2011, 02:14:59 PM
Brewing a Belgium Wit (http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=18).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: glastctbrew on January 28, 2011, 02:25:50 PM
Got a hankering to have an ESB on tap so brewing one up on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: alikocho on January 28, 2011, 02:41:49 PM
No brewing this weekend as I'm taking the BJCP exam.

Might do a late night smoked porter in the week
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: tumarkin on January 28, 2011, 03:44:39 PM
No brewing this weekend as I'm taking the BJCP exam.

Might do a late night smoked porter in the week

Best of luck on the BJCP exam!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on January 28, 2011, 04:46:24 PM
Plan on brewing an IPA on Sunday and kegging a cider.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: dutch on January 29, 2011, 08:34:09 PM
Bottling a Scotch Ale today, and finished brewing up a chocolate cream stout.  Thats the most productive Saturday I've enjoyed in a while!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on January 29, 2011, 10:24:23 PM
nothing  :(
But I did buy a cooler and parts so next weekend will be All Grain  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on January 30, 2011, 07:44:22 PM
Nothing this weekend.   Doing a Centennial/Cascade IPA next weekend hopefully, unless I have to work.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: tygo on January 31, 2011, 12:55:40 AM
Water's back on.  Going to bottle up the golden ale tonight and get a starter going for next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: denny on January 31, 2011, 04:38:16 PM
I've got 1/2 the week off and hope to sneak in a maibock on Thur.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: jamminbrew on January 31, 2011, 04:46:11 PM
Oatmeal Stout!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: blatz on January 31, 2011, 05:01:03 PM
It was about 10:15 start to finish. <snip> Hope this one is worth it.

Oy, you can say that again!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: tgourley on January 31, 2011, 06:24:54 PM
This weekend the wife and I brewed a Honey Brown Ale from the Northern Brewer kit. I substituted the included honey with some local stuff and used 1.5 lbs instead, getting a nice OG of 1.060. This is our second brew. It's happily fermenting now!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/28 Edition
Post by: tonyp on February 02, 2011, 03:36:08 AM
After a 12yr hiatus, My Wife and I brewed a batch of Irish Red Ale (extract) that came with my brand new equipment setup! Can't wait to start using specialty grains and creating my own recipes. Cheers!

Tony