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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on March 09, 2011, 06:55:03 PM
As I lay here on my couch sandwiched by dogs, trapped in the house by a tree cutting crew from the city - I need to know, what are you going to brew?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on March 09, 2011, 06:56:39 PM
Looks like an simple American Pale Ale is up for this weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 09, 2011, 07:06:27 PM
As I lay here on my couch sandwiched by dogs, trapped in the house by a tree cutting crew from the city - I need to know, what are you going to brew?

Where are the cats, watching the crew from the windows?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on March 09, 2011, 07:08:44 PM
The cats are above that sort of pedestrian behavior these days. They're lounging in the back yard windows trying to figure out if they have the energy to go after the birds. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: bluesman on March 09, 2011, 07:37:30 PM
No brewing this weekend..still working on a utility sink for the brewery. Also adjusting carbonation level on several brews that I entered in the NHC. I need to bottle and send off my entries soon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on March 09, 2011, 07:53:36 PM
Going to keg my SMaSH beer and hopefully brew up a Berliner.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on March 09, 2011, 07:58:49 PM
Kegging the Düsseldorf Alt brewed 3 weeks ago & brewing a Pale Ale.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: SiameseMoose on March 09, 2011, 08:28:05 PM
Attempting an Imperial Pilsner. The last attempt wasn't so hot.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on March 09, 2011, 08:38:55 PM
I'm hoping to get some kegging done.  Other than that, I'm scheduled to take the mead exam and my club's big event (where we announce the winners of last weekend's judging) is Saturday.

http://www.cascadebrewersclub.org/exb2011.htm
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: Mark G on March 09, 2011, 08:53:57 PM
Not much spare time this weekend. I may try to squeeze in an APA Sunday or Monday night if I have the energy left to stay up until 1am. I'll bet I find a way...  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on March 09, 2011, 09:33:59 PM
I am thinking about an Oatmeal Stout to pitch on top of the yeast cake from the Irish Red I will be kegging Saturday.

I should be cleaning house, but..... Nah! Brewing wins!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: beersk on March 09, 2011, 10:06:30 PM
I think I said in the other thread I was going to brew an Amber ale.  Wouldn't mind getting a good Amber recipe down.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on March 10, 2011, 12:13:39 AM
I think I said in the other thread I was going to brew an Amber ale.  Wouldn't mind getting a good Amber recipe down.

I'm with you there.  Have taken several cracks at an Amber and, while good, none have totally thrilled me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: novabrew on March 10, 2011, 12:15:19 AM
A pale ale, just haven't decided which side of the Atlantic will influence the style.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: tallcall on March 10, 2011, 12:44:14 AM
Racking a Marzen to secondary for lagering, brewing a Bopils on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on March 10, 2011, 04:39:40 AM
Brewing up a Green Flash West Coast IPA this weekend. However, I'll be taking a back seat while my friend takes the helm. He's came in with the assist several times for me. Now, Its time for me to turn over my rig and help him make his first beer! Stoked!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: dbarber on March 10, 2011, 01:45:30 PM
Brewing up an Am. Barleywine, if my hops get here by Saturday and bottling up entries for the NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: kgs on March 10, 2011, 02:09:58 PM
I have the weekend to myself and will brew at least once (and clean bottles).

I promised myself last year I'd brew a Christmas barleywine by March rather than waiting til September and realizing once again it was too late. Still haven't picked out the recipe, though Gordon Strong's recent article in Zymurgy had several that looked good. I should buy my stuff by tonight if I'm making a starter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: ryang on March 10, 2011, 03:09:21 PM
Just brewed a fairly big baltic porter last night... however it didn't get lager yeast and cool temps... instead it got a slurry of 5 different strains of brettanomyces and is sitting nicely at 70F.  Want to see what the brett is capable of in terms of alcohol and what it does with some restrained roast.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: beersk on March 10, 2011, 03:41:46 PM
I think I said in the other thread I was going to brew an Amber ale.  Wouldn't mind getting a good Amber recipe down.

I'm with you there.  Have taken several cracks at an Amber and, while good, none have totally thrilled me.
These days, all you see are Amber lagers.  I'm going to brew an Oatmeal Amber ale.  I brewed one a while back and while it was good, it was under carbonated (this was before I kegged).  So I think I'm going to give it a try again. 
Last night I bought a six pack of Boulevard's Amber Ale for inspiration and I was underwhelmed.  Too plain tasting.  I don't want it to be hoppy, because it then essentially becomes a pale ale, and that's not what I'm after.  I want something malty and full bodied.
I didn't even think of Breckenridge's Avalanche ale...should've gotten that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on March 10, 2011, 04:48:58 PM
Just brewed a fairly big baltic porter last night... however it didn't get lager yeast and cool temps... instead it got a slurry of 5 different strains of brettanomyces and is sitting nicely at 70F.  Want to see what the brett is capable of in terms of alcohol and what it does with some restrained roast.
Which strains?  I know anomalus, bruxellensis, claussenii, and lambicus . . . is there another one out?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 10, 2011, 04:58:06 PM
Which strains?  I know anomalus, bruxellensis, claussenii, and lambicus . . . is there another one out?
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Mr.Edensis
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: Rhoobarb on March 10, 2011, 05:10:05 PM
After a four month hiatus from brewing to tackle our recent move, I'm breaking in the new brewery on Sunday.  I'll be brewing ten gallons of my Timothy Taylor Landlord clone (http://www.homebrewchatter.com/board/showthread.php?t=10341).  Supposed to be partly sunny and 42oF that day, so the garage will be a bit chilly but I'm stoked!  I'm subbing Willamette for the Styrian Goldings this time around and am using the Wyeast Yorkshire 1469 strain.  Everything else stays the same.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on March 10, 2011, 05:20:39 PM
maybe bottling a small beer and dry hopping my maple barley wine
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: alikocho on March 10, 2011, 05:43:02 PM
Biere de Mars, based on the recipe in Farmhouse Ales.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 10, 2011, 06:11:34 PM
Just finished a Timothy Taylor Landlord knockoff 20 minutes ago.  This one is going to be a little darker than my last.  It uses the Wyeast 1469.  Really liked the one from last December, so time for more.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: chumley on March 10, 2011, 06:17:10 PM
Maibock is up this weekend.  And cleaning kegs.  I haven't cleaned kegs since December.  :-[
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: smoga on March 10, 2011, 06:25:01 PM
Looking to do an American rye Ale. Brewing for the second annual:
Yard City Cask Beer & Real Ale Festival '11
Saturday, April 2nd
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #239
190 Dora Avenue
Bremerton, WA

Six brewers (myself included) will be rolling out their low gravity young keg carbonated beers.
I am running over to the LHBS for supplies this morning.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: nmwildales on March 10, 2011, 06:49:52 PM
Not brewing, just kegging a best bitter and then bottling several entries for the NHC in the next week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: ryang on March 10, 2011, 07:35:01 PM
Just brewed a fairly big baltic porter last night... however it didn't get lager yeast and cool temps... instead it got a slurry of 5 different strains of brettanomyces and is sitting nicely at 70F.  Want to see what the brett is capable of in terms of alcohol and what it does with some restrained roast.
Which strains?  I know anomalus, bruxellensis, claussenii, and lambicus . . . is there another one out?

I was told, but can't remember exactly, as I was given a slurry from Chad (writer of the Brettanomyces Project)  here... http://www.crookedstave.com/2011/03/batch-3/ (http://www.crookedstave.com/2011/03/batch-3/)
I know he told me there wasn't any anomalus, but can't remember the other two since I wasn't familiar with them.  He cultured them himself and said they weren't commercially available (obviously).
I'll ask him again, but b.custersianus sounds right... can't remember.

It's all an experiment.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on March 10, 2011, 09:10:00 PM
I was told, but can't remember exactly, as I was given a slurry from Chad (writer of the Brettanomyces Project)  here... http://www.crookedstave.com/2011/03/batch-3/ (http://www.crookedstave.com/2011/03/batch-3/)
I know he told me there wasn't any anomalus, but can't remember the other two since I wasn't familiar with them.  He cultured them himself and said they weren't commercially available (obviously).
I'll ask him again, but b.custersianus sounds right... can't remember.

It's all an experiment.
Cool, according to the site they are:
WLP645 - B. claussenii
WLP650 - B. bruxellensis
WLP653 - B. lambicus
CMY001 - B. bruxellensis
BSI-Drie - B. bruxellensis

The "BSI-Drie" and CMY001 were cultured from a bottle that was 100% fermented with a Drei var. from Brewing Science Institute (Brettanomyces bruxellensis var. Drei - Highly aromatic brett strain. Sourness takes extensive aging to produce).  He seems to think there were two distinct strains, or possibly that one had picked up a mutation.  I don't remember reading about those experiments, thanks.  I haven't gone through the whole thing, but it looks like a really cool project.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: ryang on March 11, 2011, 03:25:54 PM
oh, yup those must be them.  I know he said he used 20% of each for the mix.

Brewed Wednesday evening.  OG 1.090
took sample this morning and is down to 1.059 and is smellin' funk. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on March 11, 2011, 07:03:08 PM
No brewing this week.  Driving to the wife's parent's place for a week for some vacation.  The whole drive though I'm doing recipe formulation and dreaming of all the beers I could be brewing  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: realbeerguy on March 12, 2011, 03:11:47 PM
Doing a Club Brew Session at a member's home on the May River to show some of the newbies all grain.

Tomorrow is a Rye IPA using some Carabohemian in the grain bill.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 12, 2011, 05:44:00 PM
I will not be brewing or going to the Kona Brewers Festival either.

I have to figure out why all of my DirecTV DVRs are not receiving a signal from the satellite dish (giving me message 771A "cabling problem") and do a brake job on my wife's Accord.  We had a power outtage last night and when service was restored no TV signal.  Maybe the tsunami ate the satellite.

Domestic tranquilty supercedes beer around here this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: jeffy on March 12, 2011, 05:50:32 PM
I will not be brewing or going to the Kona Brewers Festival either.

I have to figure out why all of my DirecTV DVRs are not receiving a signal from the satellite dish (giving me message 771A "cabling problem") and do a brake job on my wife's Accord.  We had a power outtage last night and when service was restored no TV signal.  Maybe the tsunami ate the satellite.

Domestic tranquilty supercedes beer around here this weekend.
They say the earth is off its axis a little since the quake.  Maybe that's it.

Going to brew Dort Export tomorrow.  I hope I remember how.  Last brew day was Jan. 23.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: passlaku on March 12, 2011, 06:50:30 PM
Just finished an all Centennial American Pale Ale (OG 1054). 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 12, 2011, 09:21:46 PM
I will not be brewing or going to the Kona Brewers Festival either.

I have to figure out why all of my DirecTV DVRs are not receiving a signal from the satellite dish (giving me message 771A "cabling problem") and do a brake job on my wife's Accord.  We had a power outtage last night and when service was restored no TV signal.  Maybe the tsunami ate the satellite.

Domestic tranquilty supercedes beer around here this weekend.
They say the earth is off its axis a little since the quake.  Maybe that's it.


I've got a bad SWM switch. 
DirecTV can race out between 8AM and noon next Tuesday with a replacement. 
Anybody got a spare SWM-8 switch laying around?

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: pinnah on March 13, 2011, 02:58:41 PM
Whooee, I was up late last night, finishing up a low level IPA featuring Sorachi Ace.
FWH and then blended late with summit, cent, citra.

I am going with Tsunami Tsorachi IPA. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/11 Edition
Post by: Tristan on March 14, 2011, 01:42:45 AM
On Thursday, I went to bottle some of my pale ale for a homebrew club meeting, and to my chagrin, the keg blew.  This beer was on tap for a bit shy of 5 weeks.  Brewed after work on Friday.  Came in 1 point shy of my OG.

Bastage Panty Raid 4 (This is what happens when you run out of hop sacs)
6 gallons
OG = 1.050
IBUs = ~45
Water profile, sulfate ratio is balanced towards bitter with medium-hard carbonate water, 40% RO and 60% tap, 3 grams calcium carbonate, 7 grams gypsum, 4 grams calcium chloride, 3 grams magnesium sulfate and 1.2ML of lactic acid for 10 gallons.  This is the resulting water profile:

Adjusted Mash   Calcium (ppm)   117 Magnesium (ppm) 11   Alkalinity as CaCO3   123 Sodium (ppm)   8 Chloride (ppm) 67    Sulfate (ppm) 143
Effective Hardness as CaCO3 90   Residual Alkalinity as CaCO3   Est. -5

Grain Bill:

Rahr Standard 2 Row (70-some-percent)
7.5% British Crystal Malt (30-37L)
7.5% Munich Type II
7.5% Vienna
5% Wheat Malt

Mash at 153 for 60 minutes, then infuse to 168 for 5 minutes and batch sparge, collect 7.5 gallons, boil for 60 minutes:

Hop Bill:

45 IBUs using Rager forumula with pellets.

German Magnum for 23 IBUs at 60 minutes
Amerillo at 30 minutes for 7 IBUs
Centennial at 20,15 and 10 minutes, half oz each at whatever alpha acid

Fermentation at 67 degrees for 10 days with WLP001.

Dry hops are columbus, citra and cascade, .75 oz each, at 70 degrees for 7 days. Cold crash to 35 over night and add gelatin, wait two days and keg the sumb****!

This beer never fails to please and never lasts more than a month on tap at my house.  As of this moment, blow off tube attached, the Krausen is approaching the top of the carboy!   ;D