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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: dbeechum on March 23, 2011, 06:36:42 PM
No brewing for me because I'm in the family chaperoning around the region business this weekend.

For you?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: oscarvan on March 23, 2011, 06:44:00 PM
Well, I missed the last one. Brewed on the 20th and did 5g of an Orval inspired beer.....waltzing Matilda so to speak. It's been crawling out of the bucket for days now...... 8) 8) 8) The fermenteezer is paying off.... started at 65º and have raised the temp about 2 degrees every day......The Wye 3787 is good to 82º so I'm keeping this baby smoking trappist style....


But, later this week I'm doing a 10g American Brown Ale.....1057 OG, 20ºSRM, 35 IBU......Columbus and Cascade.... Looking forward to that.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: maxieboy on March 23, 2011, 09:14:15 PM
10g of an all Centennial IPA. Just pitched on the starter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: hamiltont on March 23, 2011, 09:15:36 PM
Bottling up some NHC entries is about it.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: denny on March 23, 2011, 09:27:09 PM
I've got some 3522 on the stir plate.  I'll either do something Chouffe-ish or a Belg.-Am. IPA with it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on March 23, 2011, 10:12:58 PM
Assuming I'm not becoming a father to kid #2 this weekend (wife is due any day now), I'll be brewing a TT Landlord clone this weekend. I have some leftover Wyeast 1469 sitting around that needs to get used up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: jxs226 on March 23, 2011, 10:18:05 PM
I'll be brewing a Biere de Garde this weekend using the Wyeast seasonal strain of the same name.  I bought the yeast on a whim a few weeks ago knowing little about the category.  Since then I have tasted and loved several commercially available versions and am excited to brew my own.  One thing I lack is the ability to cool a fermentor significantly, so I'll see how that affects the beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Mark G on March 23, 2011, 10:22:07 PM
Continuing my APA yeast experimentation this weekend, this time with Nottingham.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on March 24, 2011, 02:09:42 AM
Finally brewing!!!! ;D  Got a Belgian Strong Golden recipe in mind. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: jivetyrant on March 24, 2011, 02:30:15 AM
Bottling a Belgian Tripel with bunches of chamomile.

Bottling a Saison with bunches of ginger.

Bottling a 2.5g batch of an herb beer concoction containing meadowsweet, agrimony and lavender.

Brewing a serious IIPA, original recipe!

Prepping to bottle my Debacle Imperial Stout next weekend.  (it really was a debacle, pics to come)

Prepping to brew my Dark Belgian Strong Ale next weekend, another original recipe!

Whew!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: resto3 on March 24, 2011, 11:49:07 AM
Bottling a Wheatwine made with honey, muscat grape concentrate and camomile.

I am formulating a Bier de Gard.  Will brew that really soon.

Richie
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: tumarkin on March 24, 2011, 12:17:06 PM
I'll be brewing a Biere de Garde this weekend using the Wyeast seasonal strain of the same name.  I bought the yeast on a whim a few weeks ago knowing little about the category.  Since then I have tasted and loved several commercially available versions and am excited to brew my own.  One thing I lack is the ability to cool a fermentor significantly, so I'll see how that affects the beer.
Biere de Garde yeast works best at higher temps (high 70's into the low 80's). So don't worry, let 'er go at ambient temp and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: phillamb168 on March 24, 2011, 12:25:32 PM
Racking my CAP to secondary, hoping my fridge can maintain the lagering temp without costing me a fortune and/or breaking down, and brewing up a THA clone... Maybe. Also gardening: the hops have sprouted!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: madscientist on March 24, 2011, 12:46:32 PM
If I can I want to squeeze in an APA with Magnum and Cascade hops.  Nothing special, just want to use up some ingredients and the last vial of yeast I have in my fridge before I have to pack stuff up to move. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: SiameseMoose on March 24, 2011, 01:24:36 PM
Bottling a Flanders Red that's been in the secondary for 20 months. I haven't tasted it since I racked it, which means it's nervous time!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: uisgue on March 24, 2011, 01:34:11 PM
I am planning to introduce my boss to all-grain brewing.  We will do a high gravity pale ale with Danstar Munich yeast.  It's what I like to call an Uberdampfbier.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: tygo on March 24, 2011, 01:47:50 PM
No brewing this weekend.  I think I'm going to bottle up a barleywine and then just work on some other minor cleanup and maintenance tasks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: bluesman on March 24, 2011, 01:55:02 PM
I have to put some DFH "mystery yeast" on the stir plate in preparation for the Madbrewer's competition coming up.

Will get a chance to relax after all the NHC prep is completed. Thank god!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: rayallen on March 24, 2011, 01:56:55 PM
Brewing a Honey Porter with a hint of Pecan.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: BrewingRover on March 24, 2011, 03:41:01 PM
I'm brewing my annual spring witbier tomorrow. Good thing I can brew indoors as it will be a typical Illinois spring high of 33 tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: redbeerman on March 24, 2011, 04:22:56 PM
Did not get to brew that IPA last weekend, so I hope to this weekend, maybe.  Last weekend we cut back the asparagus frons in preparation for the harvesting season.  Also put in some brussel sprouts, broccoli, swiss chard, Napa, and a crapload of onions.  If I don't get to the IPA I will at least make a starter for the raspberry wit I will be making soon with last falls berry harvest.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: denny on March 24, 2011, 05:07:53 PM
I am planning to introduce my boss to all-grain brewing.  We will do a high gravity pale ale with Danstar Munich yeast.  It's what I like to call an Uberdampfbier.

Good on ya, Doug!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Beer Monger on March 25, 2011, 04:32:24 PM
No new brew this weekend, but I need to move my IPA to the second fermenter on Sunday and dry-hop it. 


I was also thinking about starting a cider for my wife.  Perhaps Strawberry or Blueberry. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: alikocho on March 25, 2011, 07:19:23 PM
Bottling my Biere de Mars, then picking up a 25kg sack of grain from a local brewery for cheap, much of which will go into an ESB.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: ibru on March 25, 2011, 09:04:33 PM
I'll be brewing a pale ale with some Delta hops (thanks to my microbrewery). This is my second batch since I modified my brewery to include a pump, counterflow chiller and a conical in a temp controlled freezer. Still working out kinks before I do a Kolsch and a pils. First batch came out pretty good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Rhoobarb on March 25, 2011, 09:22:03 PM
Denny's Rye IPA.  First time brewing it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: kgs on March 26, 2011, 04:00:22 PM
No brewing. Pondered a very tiny extract batch (too rainy/windy to brew outside) but stead will clean bottles and get other errands done.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: jeffy on March 26, 2011, 04:33:57 PM
No brewing, but I just kegged my Key Lime mead that I made back in December.
I've got to do some more bottling for another local (Florida) competition.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: corkybstewart on March 26, 2011, 06:15:04 PM
No brewing but in order to stay out of reach of the wife I'm giving the brewery a good solid cleaning.  And I may keg my robust porter this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: tonyp on March 26, 2011, 10:32:06 PM
Brewed a Northern English Brown Ale this afternoon, was quite chilly outside but it was fantastic brewing outdoors for the first time. Had a bit of a time fiddling with the burner until I got it dialed in but it was also a tad windy which made the boil sort of erratic, hopefully it won't cause any problems. I did notice a bit less boil off and finished with a little more than 5ga (started with 6ga).

Pitched 2 vials of WLP002 @ 75deg and its sitting in the 60deg garage on a small bench.

All in all a great afternoon of brewing!

Cheers!
Tony

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: punatic on March 26, 2011, 11:47:29 PM
Doing the second iteration of stepping up two strains of mead yeast (WY 4184 and WY 4783) for use in a 50L split batch of albizia honey mead on Tuesday of next week.
Bottling 25L of jaboticaba fruit/lehua honey melomel.
Brewing a 50L batch of Very Old Dark Kilauea Ale.

Jaboticaba (http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/jaboticaba.html)

(http://www.hiloliving.com/HiloBlogPics/Feb09BlogPics/Jaboticaba%20tree.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: miguelpanderland on March 27, 2011, 11:38:17 AM
Did a partigyle batch yesterday.  Can't wait to see how these turn out.

Brewed an American Barleywine and a Dark Mild.  I ended up with more Barleywine than Mild which was the inverse of what I wanted, but I've still got a heck of a quantity of beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: theoman on March 27, 2011, 07:48:06 PM
I brewed a strong dark mild. Sort of a cross between an English dark mild and a schwartzbier.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on March 28, 2011, 03:06:32 AM
Tomorrow is first brewday on new brewhouse.
Bohemian pilsner is the beer I will be brewing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: punatic on March 28, 2011, 03:40:58 AM
Tomorrow is first brewday on new brewhouse.
Bohemian pilsner is the beer I will be brewing.

What are you going to break across the bow to christen the new system?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on March 29, 2011, 01:35:53 AM
Tomorrow is first brewday on new brewhouse.
Bohemian pilsner is the beer I will be brewing.

What are you going to break across the bow to christen the new system?
Well not sure.
I have some work to do in cooling department.
I used bag for hops with poor hop utilization.
I have to learn new system.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: Beer Monger on March 29, 2011, 02:46:09 AM
I just racked my lastest batch to the 2nd fermenters & dry hopped it.  :)

Video HERE (http://beermonger.blogspot.com/2011/03/ipa-brewing-video-part-2-racking-dry.html) for those interested. 

I'll be kegging next week...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/25 Edtion
Post by: punatic on March 29, 2011, 04:45:32 AM
Tomorrow is first brewday on new brewhouse.
Bohemian pilsner is the beer I will be brewing.

What are you going to break across the bow to christen the new system?
Well not sure.
I have some work to do in cooling department.
I used bag for hops with poor hop utilization.
I have to learn new system.

Isn't that how Imperial IPAs first came about; learning a new system's effiency?