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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on February 16, 2011, 11:02:25 am
What's on the schedule, my peeps?

For me, it's time to go to San Francisco and enjoy the pleasures of the city and Anchor Brewing.

But before I leave, I'll have juiced 21 lbs of Blood Oranges (got 3.75 liters of juice freezing now) and cleaned 18 kegs.

By next week about 12 of those kegs will be filled with Saison for the AHA Conference!

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: denny on February 16, 2011, 11:12:34 am
I'll be kegging alt and pils this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 16, 2011, 11:14:20 am
Brewing up an ESB with the latest recipe tweaks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on February 16, 2011, 12:07:25 pm
My Arapahoe Amber, by request of my better half. It's an American amber inspired by the Colorado Kind Ale by Mountain Sun in Boulder, Colorado.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on February 16, 2011, 12:59:51 pm
I'll rack my pecanwood rauchbier to kegs for lagering and brew an applewood rauchbier to pitch on the yeast.  And maybe I'll have time to brew some sort of generic pale ale or maybe a porter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on February 16, 2011, 01:51:49 pm
Brewing 10 gallons of Düsseldorf Alt on Saturday.  Bottled the Smokehaus Porter last night. (I brew this one mostly for family so bottles work best.) Belgian WIT brewed last weekend is fermenting away nicely.  Pyment is about ready to x-fer. Life is good! Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on February 16, 2011, 01:53:45 pm
fingers crossed on a 1.111 maple barley wine
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on February 16, 2011, 02:27:37 pm
This is a 3-day weekend (Monday is Presidents' Day).  I'll be camping with Troop 65 at Kapa`a Beach Park in North Kohala this weekend.

So far the BSA do not have a brewing merit badge.   ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on February 16, 2011, 02:44:35 pm
What's on the schedule, my peeps?

For me, it's time to go to San Francisco and enjoy the pleasures of the city and Anchor Brewing.

But before I leave, I'll have juiced 21 lbs of Blood Oranges (got 3.75 liters of juice freezing now) and cleaned 18 kegs.

By next week about 12 of those kegs will be filled with Saison for the AHA Conference!


Whats the plan for those blood oranges????

No brewing for me this weekend but I'll be making up a batch of hard lemonade tonight! Very interested to see how this one turns out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on February 16, 2011, 03:53:34 pm
Whats the plan for those blood oranges????

You, good sir or madam, will have to attend the NHC (http://www.ahaconference.org/) to find out the earliest! :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on February 16, 2011, 05:24:23 pm
Whats the plan for those blood oranges????

You, good sir or madam, will have to attend the NHC (http://www.ahaconference.org/) to find out the earliest! :)

A vampire breakfast drink?  There are going to be vampires at the NHC?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on February 16, 2011, 05:35:44 pm
Brewing a Rye Pale Ale and showing two newbies all grain  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on February 16, 2011, 05:42:21 pm
Brewing an Irish Red Ale.  Bottling a Porter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: Mark G on February 16, 2011, 05:48:35 pm
Brewing a 10-gallon batch of APA and splitting it between US-05 and WLP007. It's the continuation of my APA yeast experiment.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: passlaku on February 16, 2011, 06:54:30 pm
Doing a Double IPA on Friday and transferring my Memory Lapse Steam Beer on Thursday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on February 16, 2011, 08:05:15 pm
Whats the plan for those blood oranges????

You, good sir or madam, will have to attend the NHC (http://www.ahaconference.org/) to find out the earliest! :)
Looking forward to it!

Matt
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on February 16, 2011, 10:32:30 pm
I'm not sure.  I'm desperately trying to find someone to go up to Bellingham and proctor a BJCP exam so I can stay home and brew.  If I can find a volunteer I'll do 2 or 3 batches, since it's a stag weekend.  I've got my fingers crossed, if it works out I'll let you know - the homebrew shop is a 20 minute drive, I'll brew whatever I feel like making that I can get ingredients for that will all like the same fermentation temp.

I might brew Friday night in any event, that BDS that I didn't get to last weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: ajk on February 17, 2011, 10:56:33 am
Belgian Pale.  Smoked Dunkelweizen should be finished fermenting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: davidw on February 17, 2011, 12:18:48 pm
Tomorrow night I'll be kegging a barleywine that I brewed over the xmas break and an Irish Red Ale brewed a couple weeks ago. I also need to rack a batch of orange blossom mead onto five pounds of peaches. Saturday AM I will be brewing my Simcoe IPA and using the Wyeast 1469 slurry from the IRA to ferment it. Sunday I'll be dry hopping a batch of Steam beer and a SNPA clone while drinking a delicious Summit Winter Ale clone. Life is good!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 17, 2011, 12:45:36 pm
Setting up this afternoon to brew an APA tomorrow.  Need to make something quick, easy, and simple and quick after the 4 lagers in a row.  Just a simple mash and short boil.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 17, 2011, 05:49:08 pm
Bottled up a split batch of CAP over the last two nights.  One fermented with 2035 and one with 2124.  I'll be interested to see which one I prefer in side by side tasting.  I bottled each three gallon batch on two different nights so I didn't taste the flat samples together but I think I'm leaning towards the 2124.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: beersk on February 17, 2011, 09:37:48 pm
India Dark Ale for me, with a new malt I've never tried called Blackprinz.  Using a blend of Simcoe, Cascade, and Chinook for the hops.  2 ounces of each, split into 6 portions to go in throughout the boil.  Should be tasty.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on February 17, 2011, 11:37:09 pm
Being that I'm going camping this weekend, I've decided to "brew" tonight under the full moon.  Quite appropriate!  Should be finished around sunrise.

It's good to be the boss.  (Please don't tell SWMBO I said that).  I asked myself for Friday off - and I said OK.  

A 4-day weekend... yeah baby!

<update>

02:20 local time
Session is about half way there.  It is a gorgeous night out on the carport!  64 F - clear sky - beautiful full moon - very quiet...
I'm thinking I may have overnight sessions like this more often.   Looks like sunrise will be pau hana.

Making local kine favorite style:
Very
Old
Dark
Kilauea
Ale
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: jeffy on February 18, 2011, 05:24:14 am
Being that I'm going camping this weekend, I've decided to "brew" tonight under the full moon.  Quite appropriate!  Should be finished around sunrise.

It's good to be the boss.  (Please don't tell SWMBO I said that).  I asked myself for Friday off - and I said OK. 

A 4-day weekend... yeah baby!
I asked myself for Friday off and I said, "I can't afford it" so here I am at work.
'Judging homebrew tomorrow for Best Florida Beer Championships, no brewing this weekend.  By the time I get to brew again I will have forgotten how.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: alikocho on February 18, 2011, 05:35:27 am
Going to make a smoked porter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: phillamb168 on February 18, 2011, 06:03:09 am
IF my shipment from Brouwland comes in I'll be doing a double batch of CAP and Spitfire clone. If it doesn't come in, I'm gardening, working on guardrails for my deck, and generally not thinking in any way at all about work.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: beersk on February 18, 2011, 08:34:54 am
Going to make a smoked porter.

A "smoked" porter...right  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on February 18, 2011, 10:31:55 am
Quote
By the time I get to brew again I will have forgotten how.

I resemble this remark.

Notice you haven't seen James Lorden around.  ;)

Happy brewing!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: bluesman on February 18, 2011, 10:47:15 am
Judging at "War of the Worts" tomorrow.  :)

Removing labels from a few cases of bottles and organizing the brewery on Sunday. No brewing this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: beersk on February 18, 2011, 05:04:13 pm
Quote
By the time I get to brew again I will have forgotten how.

I resemble this remark.

Notice you haven't seen James Lorden around.  ;)

Happy brewing!

Or does that remark resemble you?  Wowzas!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on February 18, 2011, 11:20:44 pm
Kegging 10 gallons this weekend, one is the parti-gyle lager lo gravity thang
and the other is the Ale hi-gravity part....1st parti-gyle results are promising.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: narvin on February 18, 2011, 11:48:22 pm
Did 10 gallons of my yearly Lambic yesterday.  Ground 8 pounds of raw wheat from the health food store to dust by hand with a flour mill, did the full turbid mash, and boiled for 3 hours.  12 hours later, I was ready for bed.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 19, 2011, 04:41:47 am
Mashed in on an ESB
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 19, 2011, 07:12:54 am
Did the APA yesterday.  It was about 6 hours from start to everything put away.  Easy!

Used a fairly simple grist and used a late hop schedule.  Some US Goldings at 30 minutes.  Then a 5 oz blend of Us Goldings, Amarillo, and Centennial, added at 190F, turned the chiller water off, and let steep for 45 minutes.

Without the steep and some dinking around, I could have been done in around 5 hours.  That is faster than the 10.5 hours for the Bo-Pils we did recently.
 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 19, 2011, 07:14:14 am
10.5 hours for the Bo-Pils we did recently.

Ouch.  Why did it take that long?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 19, 2011, 03:22:50 pm
10.5 hours for the Bo-Pils we did recently.

Ouch.  Why did it take that long?

You need to listen to "Ma Vlast" while you are brewing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1_vlast
The CD is about 70 min.
It is important to listen Czech Patriotic Music while brewing Bo-Pils.

(Now you know my secrets to authentic Bo-Pilsner)  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: tygo on February 19, 2011, 03:30:29 pm


You need to listen to "Ma Vlast" while you are brewing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1_vlast
The CD is about 70 min.
It is important to listen Czech Patriotic Music while brewing Bo-Pils.

(Now you know my secrets to authentic Bo-Pilsner)  ;D

Thanks for the tip  :D  I've got a BoPils up next as a matter of fact.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 20, 2011, 04:01:34 pm
I brewed Bohemian Dunkel based on article from Brewers Association.

http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/publications/the-new-brewer/online-extras/show?title=style-spotlight-bohemian-dunkel
I adjusted my water as well as I did acid rest.
My efficiency was 89%.
I have to say I am getting better efficiency with Acid Rests these days.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on February 20, 2011, 04:37:35 pm
Brewed a Dusseldorf altbier today.  Went to a little German resaurant yesterday.  Food was great, so was the beer.  Not too many places in the states have German beers on tap that I've seen.  Had a liter of Bitburger with sauerbraten and dumplings.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on February 20, 2011, 07:07:23 pm
Brewed a Dusseldorf altbier today.  Went to a little German resaurant yesterday.  Food was great, so was the beer.  Not too many places in the states have German beers on tap that I've seen.  Had a liter of Bitburger with sauerbraten and dumplings.  Yum!

Don't have any idea where ceciltucky is but, back when I was in high school in Maryland, our German class always had an annual field trip to a german restaurant in Baltimore - Old Europe maybe?  Considering that was back in the 70's, it probably doesn't exist any more.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 20, 2011, 07:33:05 pm
10.5 hours for the Bo-Pils we did recently.
Ouch.  Why did it take that long?
It could have taken longer.  I did not have the Weyermann's floor malted Moravian, just the Moravian.  Just did a Hochkurz double decoction, a 2 hour and 15 minute boil, and chilled all the way down to 40 F to pitch the yeast - that takes a while even with an ice bath and pond pump for 10 gallons.  If I had done a triple decoction, it would have added more time.  Hope that explains it.

No Czech Patriotic music was involved.  Maybe that was my error?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 20, 2011, 08:10:02 pm
No Czech Patriotic music was involved.  Maybe that was my error?
You might end up with German Pils instead  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on February 20, 2011, 08:18:21 pm
I brewed my apple wood rauchbier today, 1.076 OG.  I racked it onto the yeast cake of my pecan wood rauchbier so by the summer barbeque season I'll have at least 2 rauchbiers on tap and hopefully some smoked porter as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 20, 2011, 10:22:09 pm
No Czech Patriotic music was involved.  Maybe that was my error?
You might end up with German Pils instead  ;D
No, that was the first of my Pils this year, also did a CAP.
And a Cherry Smoked Malt with Rye Doppelbock just to be creative.
Thought lager season was over, but winter is back here big time.
Maybe I can work one more lager in.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on February 20, 2011, 11:02:32 pm
I couldn't find anyone to take over proctoring for me, so I drove up to Bellingham for the day, proctored, came home and got stuff ready to brew today.  10 gallons of Belgian Dark Strong are in carboys.  I missed my gravity high, 1.106 instead of 1.096.  I think it's because I milled at a friends house.

I got a mill a while back but couldn't use it this time because I took apart the setup to redo it and it's not back together yet.  I had a big chunk of time and didn't want to spend it mounting the mill and putting the cabinet back together when I could brew instead.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: pajarito on February 22, 2011, 05:28:57 am
that happened last weekend.

(http://www.makinamania.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149724.0;attach=526915;image)

ill be bottling the next one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: beersk on February 22, 2011, 12:33:56 pm
What is it?

I'm brewing a 1554 clone this up coming weekend.  Calls for Bohemian lager yeast fermented at ale temps, interested to see how it turns out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: pajarito on February 23, 2011, 09:49:15 am
wheat malt extract (brewferm) dried malt extract, hallertau and perle. lager yeast (brewferm)

we're thinking about priming with pure rosemary honey instead of sugar, but I don't know. how does it work with honey? ???
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: realbeerguy on February 24, 2011, 07:38:55 am

we're thinking about priming with pure rosemary honey instead of sugar, but I don't know. how does it work with honey? ???

My experience with honey has been to use 1/2 the amount of priming sugar.

Also, did 10 gal Bells 2Heart clone this weekend while "training" 2 new all grainers
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/18 Edition
Post by: Bret on March 01, 2011, 10:40:46 am
My Arapahoe Amber, by request of my better half. It's an American amber inspired by the Colorado Kind Ale by Mountain Sun in Boulder, Colorado.

+1 Mountain Sun is my favorite brewpub of all time.  Colorado Kind is an awesome beer.