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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on March 16, 2011, 06:12:30 PM
What are you brewing in the post hangover days of this week's festivals? Any March Madness themed beers? Any long term projects?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: euge on March 16, 2011, 06:17:40 PM
Hopefully I can get a Golden Strong going if my 570 resurrection goes well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: tygo on March 16, 2011, 06:19:30 PM
Belgian Dark Strong on Saturday.  Need to step the starter up tonight.
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Post by: denny on March 16, 2011, 06:30:40 PM
I should be brewing an IPA...instead I'll be in Phoenix.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on March 16, 2011, 06:34:15 PM
Not this weekend, taking the Scouts camping/horseback-riding
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: Mark G on March 16, 2011, 06:43:47 PM
No time for brewing, but I did just get my shipment of Brett B and C, so I may be pitching those into a Saison and a Golden Strong.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on March 16, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
House guests for the weekend, no brewing planned.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: bluesman on March 16, 2011, 07:15:16 PM
It's the DFH Mad Brewers comp coming up. I am recieving some mysery DFH yeast with a few clues. I'll post the clues when I get them. I need to make a starter for this ? brew this weekend.

Also more brewery reorganization.  :(
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Post by: dannyjed on March 16, 2011, 09:09:13 PM
I can't decide between an IPA or IBA  :-\
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 16, 2011, 10:35:57 PM
I have been working on the NHC entries.  As that progesses, I think a Ballantines IPA  knockoff might be in the future.  Age it, use some oak, and see if I get a taste flashback to my youth. 

For those of you that may be sceptical, when I first had a Jeff Renner CAP at a club meeting, I said, "This is what Dad used to drink!".  Of course, I am older than some of you.   ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 17, 2011, 04:08:28 AM
I should be brewing an IPA...instead I'll be in Phoenix.

Surprise!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 17, 2011, 04:17:41 AM
Not this weekend, taking the Scouts camping/horseback-riding

Right on!

When I was a Scout, back in the day, I did a lot of my scouting in VA - Shenandoah NP, Appalachian Trail, C & O Canal...  Virginia is a great place to learn about the outdoors!

Now I am a leader for my son's troop.  It's at least as much fun as when I was a Scout!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: narcout on March 17, 2011, 06:13:43 AM
I'm planning on a dubbel on Saturday (starter wort is cooling in the sink right now).  Also tapping a Belgian table beer and kegging an ESB this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: alikocho on March 17, 2011, 07:49:55 AM
No brewing planned, but I am judging the entries from South-West England for the Champion Beer of Britain this weekend.
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Post by: ryang on March 17, 2011, 01:53:59 PM
Imperial India Black Lager!!!
 :P
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Post by: hike20 on March 17, 2011, 02:49:33 PM
I'm hoping to get a Munich Helles in this weekend. I just kegged a Maibock and an Jalepeno Blonde, and sad to say all my fermenters are empty. That's the first time I think that's happened in at least 9 months.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: dbarber on March 17, 2011, 05:11:33 PM
Brewing a Munich dunkel with the Hellabock yeast and bottling entries for the NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on March 18, 2011, 04:46:55 PM
AIPA this weekend as long as my foot holds up (no pun intended).  Also packing up entries for the NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: glastctbrew on March 18, 2011, 05:23:39 PM
Plumbing my brew stand and brewing up my first Dusseldorf Alt Bier. Kegging an APA and, of course, cleaning kegs.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: andyi on March 18, 2011, 11:50:53 PM

Saison. 

Spring Fever!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: realbeerguy on March 19, 2011, 04:41:25 AM
Keg 10 gal Bells 2 Heart Clone, brew 10 gal Dry Stout
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on March 19, 2011, 04:37:39 PM
No brewing this weekend. I have some dry hopping to do and then some drinking. Need to kill a keg or two to free up space before I can brew again. My fermentation chamber and my dispensing fridge are maxed out at the moment. This is the first time since I started brewing over 5 years ago that I've had to put myself in a holding pattern. Not a bad problem to have, I guess.
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Post by: jeffy on March 19, 2011, 04:51:28 PM
No brewing for me either.  Trying to get beer and mead into bottles for the NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 19, 2011, 04:55:10 PM
The lehua blossom nectar flow is going strong this year. I pulled 3 full supers yesterday.  Today it's extraction time. Should get at least 100#.  Some freinds are bringing their supers over too.  Extraction party a Hale Punatic today.  Hawaiian honey (kiawe, macnut, citrus, lehua, albizia) meads to be served.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on March 19, 2011, 05:13:07 PM
Hawaiian honey (kiawe, macnut, citrus, lehua, albizia) meads to be served.

I don't even know what half of that stuff is, but I'm jealous at the awesomeness of it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on March 19, 2011, 05:24:44 PM
Bottling a APA. Brewing an IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: passlaku on March 19, 2011, 05:32:02 PM
Going to brew a hoppy Pilsner, fermenting cold with a slug of WLP810 - SF Lager.  Should make a fruity/estery lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: tygo on March 19, 2011, 08:02:54 PM
Got a BDSA in the fermenter and the BoPils in a keg.  Productive beer day.  And a pretty relaxing brew session.  This is the first time I've brewed the BDSA and it's not part of my "year of perfecting certain beers" so I just took a RDWHAHB approach to it.  Ended up hitting all of my numbers and I think it'll be a good brew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on March 20, 2011, 02:18:30 AM
Brewing Vienna lager on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on March 20, 2011, 06:22:50 AM
Hawaiian honey (kiawe, macnut, citrus, lehua, albizia) meads to be served.

I don't even know what half of that stuff is, but I'm jealous at the awesomeness of it.
I'm confused too, but not too confused to taste it if it was in front of me. :)  Very envious!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 20, 2011, 02:40:02 PM
Kiawe (http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/prosopis/pallida.htm)

(http://www.invasive.org/images/768x512/1294010.jpg)


Macnut (http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Macadamia.html)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/236294274_a4d6002a5f.jpg)


Citrus (http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Citrus-citrus.pdf)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3615/3387103904_ba09e672a0.jpg)


Lehua (http://agroforestry.net/tti/Metrosideros-ohia.pdf)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3619/3370189379_37ebff6eff.jpg)



Albizia (http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/Forages/Media/Html/Albizia_lebbeck.htm)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SglUFd7ue3A/TMBCN_L-RXI/AAAAAAAAH8A/LpUZ1EamAGo/s1600/Albizia+lebbeck+3.JPG)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: bluesman on March 20, 2011, 02:49:43 PM
Beautiful pics punatic. I'm jealous. I'd love to try some of those.

I presume you make quite a bit of mead. If so, do you have any good recipes you might share.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 20, 2011, 03:12:41 PM
Beautiful pics punatic. I'm jealous. I'd love to try some of those.

I presume you make quite a bit of mead. If so, do you have any good recipes you might share.



Not meaning to be a wise guy, mostly just honey, water, yeast and yeast nutrients.  No heat.  
Follow Ken Schramm's sugestions in The Complete Meadmaker.

I've been playing around with yeast types.  I was inspired by Ken Schramm and Dan McConnell's mead tasting at the Brewstorm in Denver (NHC 1994)  Here is what they did:
Mead Success: Ingredients, Processes and Techniques (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/1305/Springzym95-Mead.pdf)
Note the experiment section.

Dan is no longer involved in meadmaking, which is really a shame.  He and Ken were a great team.

I had the honor of judging best of show meads with Dan and Jackie Rager two years later at NHC '96 in NOLA.  That was an amazing experience!

Working on taking my meads pro here in Hawaii.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on March 20, 2011, 07:21:32 PM
Working on taking my meads pro here in Hawaii.
That's great, how far along are you?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
Post by: punatic on March 20, 2011, 08:41:04 PM
We are writing the business plan now.  There are lot of pieces that have to fit together.  Regulations are challenging...

I am also inspired by Michael Fairbrother in Londonderry.

I misspoke about Dan McConnell and Ken Schramm's mead tasting:  It was at the NHC '95 in Baltimore.  Sometimes I get the breakout sessions mixed up - go figure...

One of the cool things about the mead tasting was that they poured the meads from kegs into pitchers and then servers walked through the audience pouring samples in people's glasses.  The servers were Charlie Papazian, Byron Burch, George Fix, and Fred Eckhardt.  Quite a tasting!