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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on February 02, 2011, 08:22:23 PM
Fire em up!

What's in the hopper?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on February 02, 2011, 08:42:59 PM
Just kegging 10 gallons of Imperial IPA (9.6%) and patiently waiting for the Pyment & Smokehaus Porter to finish.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 02, 2011, 08:44:59 PM
Time for a smoked porter.
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Post by: dbarber on February 02, 2011, 09:32:32 PM
Just finished washing kegs, so I'll be kegging a german pilsner and light am. lager, then hopefully brewing an apa.  Trying out citra hops for the first time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on February 02, 2011, 09:39:37 PM
Brewing a toasted oatmeal stout on Saturday. On Sunday, I'll be frying up chicken wings and making pizza for the game.  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on February 03, 2011, 12:30:41 AM
If my water thaws so I can brew I was going to brew something to pitch on a Nottingham yeast cake-I just saw hopfenundmalz's response and a smoked porter it will be.  The question is now whether I use home smoked malt or Weyermann.  I've got pecan and apple wood, I think the applewood may be too mild.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 03, 2011, 01:12:12 AM
Belgian Dark strong.  First time I'm brewing this one so I'm excited.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: bluesman on February 03, 2011, 01:36:06 AM
No brewing this weekend.

Kegging an Ofest. Removing bottle labels and more plumbing on my B10 clone.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on February 03, 2011, 01:57:43 AM
Thought I would try the Grey Skies Porter. My first All-Grain brew.  Also bottling a dunkel weisen.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: madscientist on February 03, 2011, 05:07:28 AM
Brewing a toasted oatmeal stout on Saturday. On Sunday, I'll be frying up chicken wings and making pizza for the game.  8)

Sounds like what I'll be doing... at least Sunday.  Saturday I'm going to try and brew a Pale Ale with Magnum and Athanum hops.  I'm debating on whether or not to throw cascade in there too.  I have a beer that's conditioning for about a week and I was impatient and tried one.  Not nearly carbonated enough, but I used Cascade at the end and it's REALLY up front.  So unsure about the cascade for my next brew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: jeffy on February 03, 2011, 12:11:01 PM
I get to oversee the judging of the Best Florida Beer Professional Competition on Saturday.  We have over 100 craft beers brewed and sold in Florida entered this year.
Sunday I really need to move some beer around.  I've got 20 gallons of beer in fermenters that is begging to be consumed.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: jivetyrant on February 03, 2011, 01:00:01 PM
Trying out my first Belgian Wit in preparation for the in-laws coming to visit the last week of the month.  My father in-law should really appreciate it!  I should also be bottling my Midas Touch clone, just bottled my DFH 60 Minute IPA clone last night.  It's been a productive week!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: brontotex on February 03, 2011, 01:44:34 PM
Bottling my Samcrow Black IPA . Brewing Frau Blucher Bock and Thunder Ale IPA.
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Post by: Hokerer on February 03, 2011, 01:47:03 PM
Bottling my Samcrow Black IPA . Brewing Frau Blucher Bock and Thunder Ale IPA.

<Horses neighing loudly>   ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: phillamb168 on February 03, 2011, 01:48:37 PM
Going to a couples' retreat but plan on getting up early saturday morning before we leave and scrubbing the gear. I got super busy and some of my gear has sat in water for a bit too long for my tastes. Probably run a hot water/bleach solution through the whole thing including pumps and chillers, and do some sweeping to get rid of spidey friends.

All this is in preparation for my next brew session for next week. Depending on how well my pilot batch of chipotle chocolate stout worked, I'll brew that, or maybe try to lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: Mark G on February 03, 2011, 02:18:02 PM
No brewing... Kegging a Cal Common and an Amber Ale though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on February 03, 2011, 05:30:56 PM
Cascadian dark ale or west coast style IPA and my taxes. ::)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 03, 2011, 11:22:04 PM
Belgian Dark strong.  First time I'm brewing this one so I'm excited.

Hmm, looks like adverse weather conditions may be delaying my delivery of supplies for this brew.  Might have to switch to another strong golden ale instead.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 03, 2011, 11:32:51 PM
If my water thaws so I can brew I was going to brew something to pitch on a Nottingham yeast cake-I just saw hopfenundmalz's response and a smoked porter it will be.  The question is now whether I use home smoked malt or Weyermann.  I've got pecan and apple wood, I think the applewood may be too mild.

Corky, a good friend bought a bag of the Briess cherry wood smoked malt, I bought 15 pounds of that, and it was very fresh.  That is what is going into the smoked porter.  Some more is going into a Chacuterye type smoked beer, trying to do something like New Holland does.  I am done with my 3 pils cycle, now it might be 3 smoked beers.

Applewood works pretty well in a smoked porter, but I would go with the pecan.  The applewood is mild and what you expect.  The pecan would turn it up a notch.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on February 03, 2011, 11:36:19 PM
Hopefully going to transfer and dry hop my IPA and wash the yeast in preperation for a barley wine. It's hard to stick to a schedule with an infant though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: oscarvan on February 04, 2011, 02:25:55 AM
Belgian Dark strong.  First time I'm brewing this one so I'm excited.

Hmm, looks like adverse weather conditions may be delaying my delivery of supplies for this brew.  Might have to switch to another strong golden ale instead.

You are quoting yourself....... does your therapist know about this?

Me, I can't keep up..... for the first time since November I am at risk of having to drink commercial beer in my own home.... Brewing 10 gallons of house APA tomorrow, then 4 days of UK. The current keg is at a little over 1/4  :o I need to just brew until I have a bunch of kegs in stock....gives 'em more time to settle down too.....

Man, this is WORK!  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on February 04, 2011, 03:40:07 AM
Nothing this weekend. Dry hopping an ipa and back sweetening a cider. Need to kill my keg of black ipa to free up the keg! Just the easy stuff! :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 04, 2011, 03:40:14 AM
My therapists name is Dr. Jack Daniels and I've explained this to him in detail.  He didn't see any problems.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on February 04, 2011, 03:49:38 AM
My therapists name is Dr. Jack Daniels and I've explained this to him in detail.  He didn't see any problems.

He part of the same firm as Jim Beam and Evan Williams ?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 04, 2011, 03:55:29 AM
You got it.  Quality shrink firm they got.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: andylovesburritos on February 04, 2011, 05:42:39 AM
mead, first attempt. nine months from now it will be ready. problem with it is at least four months it's in the carboy.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: madscientist on February 04, 2011, 02:19:10 PM
Turns out I will not be brewing.  I think i have the flu.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on February 04, 2011, 06:05:18 PM
mead, first attempt. nine months from now it will be ready. problem with it is at least four months it's in the carboy.

At last year's NHC, there was a mead panel of some excellent mead makers. To a man they said if you follow a staggered nutrient addition schedule (take your total yeast nutrient addition, divide it by 8 - add 1 portion every morning and 1 every night for 4 days) you can have a mead up and drinkable in 3 months, no problem.

They then poured meads to prove the point.

Also, I would transfer at the end of a month anyway to get rid of sediment.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: kerneldustjacket on February 05, 2011, 02:20:57 AM
No brewing...hosting the 13th annual Domras Cup Mead-only competition at my home...for the 13th year in a row.

It's nice to have "leftovers" lying around for a few weeks!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: erikn68 on February 05, 2011, 02:52:20 AM
On Sunday I will be brewing a Southern English Brown all grain.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 05, 2011, 12:37:34 PM
Mashed in on this rainy morning.  I hope I don't have to remain this beer with a situation appropriate name.  I've had a skunk traipsing around my house for about an hour.  He almost made it into the garage a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: uthristy on February 05, 2011, 01:56:54 PM
We brewed 10gals of Gnome Houblon in  keggle yesterday, note to self never brew 10gal in a keggle again, ever!

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: alikocho on February 05, 2011, 05:31:52 PM
Black IPA is planned. Might not manage it though, as I need to prep for floor sanding.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on February 05, 2011, 05:41:08 PM
We brewed 10gals of Gnome Houblon in  keggle yesterday, note to self never brew 10gal in a keggle again, ever!



Curious as to why not? All my 10g batches have been in my keggle...
No brewing this weekend here.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: denny on February 05, 2011, 05:45:12 PM
Nothing here.  I was supposed to be working 23 hours today, but I threw my back out yesterday.  I can barely walk....
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: hike20 on February 05, 2011, 07:05:45 PM
Very sorry to hear that Denny. I've had my share of back problems so I can relate.

I'm just mashed in on a Terrapin Rye Pale Ale clone. I'm using the recipe from BYO with some adjustments. The hop schedule in the recipe must be off...Beersmith had it calculated at 79 IBU, while the recipe said it should be 45. I dialed the hop amounts down to get it in range so I hope it comes out OK.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: uthristy on February 05, 2011, 08:24:49 PM
Curious as to why not? All my 10g batches have been in my keggle...

13.9gals wort coming to a boil.... yeah 2 small boilovers.

No thanks
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on February 05, 2011, 09:31:34 PM
Curious as to why not? All my 10g batches have been in my keggle...

13.9gals wort coming to a boil.... yeah 2 small boilovers.

No thanks

 ;D I figured that was it. Ya definitely gotta monitor closely and throttle the gas until the hot break! I like to boil vigorously so even after the break, I don't whack it open and walk away. Cheers.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2011, 09:50:46 PM
Yea...sorry to hear about your back Denny.

Hope it gets better so you can brew some more beer.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on February 06, 2011, 01:53:07 PM
Sorry to hear about your back, Denny.  Gettin' old sucks, don't it? ;)  Made that Cascadian dark ale yesterday.  Chilled it in the snow, (couldn't get to an outside faucet).  Thinking the Brewmaster 3000 needs to get started again.  Getting too old to hump around 15 gallon kettles. :(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on February 06, 2011, 08:55:48 PM
Ageing ain't for wimps!   I am mashed in on a parti-gyle style thing.
hoping to get two beers knocked out this afternoon...may be late before
it is all cleaned up.  I just had this big nice S-189 yeast cake that is begging
to be werterized again....and a couple packs of US-05 for the 1st go from the mash.

Edit: well It worked and mighty well if I may say...5.5 hrs and I got 2 beers in the fermenters.
Parti-gyle rocks if I may be so bold as to say...yeah a bit more work but a lot more beer...

1st beer rang in at 1.070 and went with us-05  then to the mash I added back to the mash
another pound of pilsner and a pound of maize for the 2nd beer which came in at 1.050 and got
put on the S-189 cake that just finished a few days ago.  One lager and One ale how sweet it is... ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: kgs on February 07, 2011, 03:07:09 AM
After dropping off a care package of Amarillo APA for a neighborhood non-SuperBowl party, did "research" with some friends at Social Kitchen and Brewery http://socialbrewsf.com/ which has been hit and miss but right now is featuring some great strong beers for San Francisco Beer Week. Really liked The Giant S'more, but glad I ordered a small glass of it.

Feel better, Denny... my doctor refers to the "A-Word" (aging).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 07, 2011, 03:27:22 AM
I brewed another Bohemian Pilsner
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on February 08, 2011, 06:34:49 AM
Drew,
If ya ever add all gallons of all the beers brewed just under this heading since inception
how much beer is that??  Amazing I am sure. That information could be an arrow in
the quivver of....either good or bad...pro or con...but bottom line is lots of beers were
mentioned herein. 20K gallons.....more?? Less?

Nevermind, the bean counter in me rarely appears.  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: denny on February 08, 2011, 04:33:24 PM
Assuming my back cooperates, I'm gonna do an Am. brown this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: stafford on February 09, 2011, 02:22:45 AM
First Post! Cooling English Bitter wort in the snow on the porch now, -11 outside...  Second Batch I've made.  Drinking the porter that was my first batch.  Good Day!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 09, 2011, 02:30:55 AM
Sounds like a good night.  -11 ought to do it.  Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on February 09, 2011, 05:43:47 AM
Good day to you and welcome...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
Post by: jimbo44 on February 09, 2011, 07:22:33 AM
Got a double brew day tomorrow.  Brewing a India Dark Ale, and a Pale Ale.  After that there's only one more brew day before first round NHC.  Thursday I'm making the starter for This weekends group brew.  70 gallons of export stout that will be aged in a Bourbon Barrel.  Thanks Deschutes for the Barrel, and Wyeast for the....well....yeast.