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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on April 27, 2011, 10:23:53 PM
Nothing on my side of the fence, I have to go to Southern California Homebrewer's Festival!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: tonyp on April 27, 2011, 10:25:17 PM
Was planning on picking up ingredients for 2 batches, a cream stout and a porter, my first 2 all-grain brews!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: tygo on April 27, 2011, 11:01:06 PM
Another batch of the ESB for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: kgs on April 27, 2011, 11:27:47 PM
No brewing, but dry-hopping an English barleywine, bottle-washing, and a little "research" (plus I expect Gordon's book will arrive by then for some real research)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on April 27, 2011, 11:44:53 PM
A Belgian Wit!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on April 28, 2011, 12:13:11 AM
 SSoS. Gonna work it in between fishing for walleye, the river's loaded up. Yum!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: bluesman on April 28, 2011, 01:18:58 AM
It's a triple decocted Bo-Pils on Saturday for the Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer Competition on August 8th at The Big Apple.

I'll be wearing my brewing shoes on Saturday.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: scooter2374 on April 28, 2011, 01:23:28 AM
I will be sampling my blonde and scotch ales and racking my golden belgian to a secondary.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on April 28, 2011, 02:09:57 AM
American Brown Ale
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Mark G on April 28, 2011, 01:50:12 PM
Going to brew a Kolsch tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Beer Monger on April 28, 2011, 04:44:08 PM
Today:
-Taste-testing my strawberry cider - I think it's gonna need more extract. 
-Sorting/categorizing several hundred bottles/entries for the Puget Sound Pro-Am homebrew competition.

Friday:
-Judging at the Puget Sound Pro-Am at Larry's Brewing Supply in Kent, WA.

Saturday:
-More judging & possibly trying to meet w/ a few board members of the Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery in Seattle. 

Sunday:
-Brewing an Imperial IPA & kegging my Chamomile Ale to let it start conditioning. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on April 28, 2011, 04:57:11 PM
Brewing  a cali common. First attempt at converting an extract recipe to all grain. Going to be first brew I keg as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: JKL on April 28, 2011, 05:05:38 PM
No brewing....again :(  I'll be recalibrating my boil kettle volume to see where I lost on the test run batch 2 weeks ago.  Speaking of...I'll be taking the initial gravity reading on that 1.  It should go to kegs around the middle of next week.  O'fest brew day is coming up 5/8. 
-J.K.L.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: chumley on April 28, 2011, 05:45:25 PM
Right now I'm boiling wort for a 1.100 Burton ale that is destined to go into a used up bourbon barrel (with similar beers brewed by other club members) to be aged for a year.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: denny on April 28, 2011, 06:08:42 PM
Nothing on my side of the fence, I have to go to Southern California Homebrewer's Festival!

You have to?  :)  You lucky guy!

I'll be sleeping most of the day on Sat. getting ready for what looks to be a 24 hour work shift on Sun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on April 28, 2011, 08:04:14 PM
Double decocted Bavarian hefeweizen. The first in a series.  8)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: darkmorford on April 29, 2011, 07:18:30 AM
Nothing for me. Waiting for my first batch to bottle-condition.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on April 29, 2011, 08:31:58 AM
Brewing an Irish stout Friday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: phillamb168 on April 29, 2011, 08:41:33 AM
Not brewing, but going to Toer de Gueze! Also anxiously watching the shipping status of my HopRocket: http://www.spedpoint.com/customers/dhl/dhl_status.jsp?consignmentNo=6066349470
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: glastctbrew on April 29, 2011, 11:46:53 AM
O'fest has hit TG so kegging that to start it lagering.  Dry hoping an English IPA and running around like a maniac for my Son's  first tournament of the spring season.  I think I heard the wife mention something about "yard work" but I have no idea what she is talking about!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: 4swan on April 29, 2011, 02:10:48 PM
Munich Helles
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on April 29, 2011, 04:28:28 PM
You have to?  :)  You lucky guy!

I know.. life is hard!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Pinski on April 29, 2011, 04:32:52 PM
No brewing per se but racking our first all grain batches to glass secondaries and reviewing last weekends session to refine the notes and plan for continuous improvement!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: trev on April 29, 2011, 04:49:22 PM
Imperial IPA on Saturday morning, first time using Cirta hops (aroma only).  I'm excited to see how they work out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Beer Monger on April 29, 2011, 04:50:00 PM
No brewing per se but racking our first all grain batches to glass secondaries and reviewing last weekends session to refine the notes and plan for continuous improvement!

I suggest you read THIS (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=424.0) thread before racking to a secondary fermenter.  I've stopped doing it, unless I need to do a 'true' secondary fermentaion (adding more fermentable sugars to the secondary fermenter) or when dry-hopping.  
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on April 29, 2011, 06:50:33 PM
I suggest you read THIS (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=424.0) thread before racking to a secondary fermenter.  I've stopped doing it, unless I need to do a 'true' secondary fermentaion (adding more fermentable sugars to the secondary fermenter) or when dry-hopping.  

Hey, look, I'd posted in that thread.

Just for the record, unlike what I said back in that thread, I've now come around to the dark side.  No more secondaries for me in almost all cases.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: narcout on April 29, 2011, 07:30:32 PM
Ginseng American Amber for my neighbors, which is one in a series of strange beers I am brewing for them.  

They distribute Chinese herbs and manufacture coconut milk kefir for a living - you can pick their brand up at Whole Foods here in LA.  

The first was a reishi mushoom oatmeal stout which they were really into.

They're always talking about having it contract brewed and adding it to their product line (I'm not holding my breath).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: gmac on April 29, 2011, 07:41:11 PM
Today was a screwed-up cream ale sort of thing that started as something else and changed gears twice.
8.5 lbs of pale malt, 0.5 lbs of C45, 100 grams of chocolate malt and 1 lb of flaked corn. 1/2 oz of Northern Brewer at 60, 1/2 oz of Liberty leaf at 30, 1/4 oz at 15 and 1/4 oz at flameout.
No idea what this will be like.  Here's hop(p)ing.

Thinking about trying a mild tomorrow and an Octoberfest sometime next week.
Then, I will need to start drinking to make space.  Off to open the cottage next weekend, taking 5 gals of Cali Common with me if I get it kegged soon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on April 29, 2011, 08:13:14 PM
I'm going to brew an oatmeal stout to develop a yeast cake for my Imperial stout.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: punatic on April 29, 2011, 08:47:00 PM
Installing a UV disinfection system on the brew/mead house plumbing.  100% disinfected rainwater (no chlorine) from every tap in the brew/mead house.

Then a side by side melomel experiment.  13 gal no heat - no sulfite jaboticaba melomel split into two batches.  One using WY4184 the other using Lalvin IVC-K1.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on April 30, 2011, 05:35:55 AM
10 gallons of Irish Stout brewed, yeast is pitched.  While I was at it I smoked a couple of pounds of cheddar over apple wood dust.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on April 30, 2011, 11:53:21 AM
I have no idea...I'm hoping for some inspiration when I walk into the brew store today.  
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: brontotex on April 30, 2011, 01:33:53 PM
Kegging the Frau Blucher Bock and dry hopping the Red Zeppelin IRA today. New Mexico Wort Hogs club brew tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Mark G on April 30, 2011, 03:27:30 PM
Got my Kolsch brewed, and since I did both a 90-minute mash and boil, I had time to keg an Oatmeal Stout and pitch Brett B. into a keg of Belgian Golden Strong while I was at it. I'm feeling quite productive this weekend!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: passlaku on April 30, 2011, 11:44:12 PM
Brewed a "Red Rye" today but it came out more brown than red.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: jeffy on May 01, 2011, 12:27:47 AM
Today I'm moving the CAP I made 3 weeks ago to secondary to harvest yeast for an OFest tomorrow.  I have the whole day free, so I'm planning a multi-decoction using 100% Vienna malt.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: speed on May 01, 2011, 06:15:38 PM
yesterday i did a 10 gal batch of an american lager, miscalculated my water and wound up with an extra 2.5 gal wort so threw it in a carboy and now its fermenting as an ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on May 01, 2011, 06:45:45 PM
I abandoned the oatmeal stout idea for today and instead am going for a rye saison with Strisselspalt hops.  I have a starter going from Orval dregs when it's almost ready I'll add the brett to 5 gallons of it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: lbrewski on May 01, 2011, 07:01:59 PM
Need a brew for Club Night so a new 15 Gal kettle arrived Friday and I brewed my 1st 10 gal batch Saturday. The 48 quart cooler mash tun was full to brim with a 1.060 pale ale. A long day and I'm bushed but everything went perfect.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on May 01, 2011, 07:13:01 PM
I am taking a week off from brewing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: jeffy on May 01, 2011, 07:42:46 PM
My brew day is finishing up, but it's been frought with peril.  (first time I've ever typed that!)
I was missing most of the temp rests with a triple decoction mash on my O'Fest so I had to constantly adjust the temps when out of nowhere my primary pump locked up.  I took it apart to clean it and promptly lost one of the small black bushings in it.
Since the pump isn't working I decided to attempt a batch sparge - I'm working with an old Sabco system here, which isn't really designed for that, but it seemed to work pretty well.
I'm still making beer, but it seems a little more frustrating than it should be.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: johnf on May 01, 2011, 08:38:25 PM
5 gallons of IIPA. Hop extract (NB Hopshot) in the boil, 8 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

Love the Hopshot, on beers like IIPA the lack of vegetal flavor from boiling a lot of hop mass is really noticeable. Use it basically anytime I am shooting for more than 50-60 IBU.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: Beer Monger on May 01, 2011, 10:36:49 PM
5 Gallons of Imperial IPA done & in the fermenter.  

I tried using a batch-sparge. it must have affected my efficiency, becuase I was shooting for an OG of 1.087 but wound up with 1.082.  I could have boiled down a bit I suppose, but I didn't want to come up short.  Even at 1.082 I should still have an Imperial - 8.9% if it finishes out to expected FG.  I think part of that too may be that I wound up with a little more than 5 gallons.  

I added some more extract to my strawberry cider - and I think I've hit the mark now.  It's pretty yummy.  :) 

I also kegged 10 gallons of Chamomile Ale.  I thought I had come up a bit short, but I actually over-filled one fermenter and under-filled the other, so I wound up with the full 10 gallons.  :)  

That'll condition for nearly three weeks, but then I want to bottle some for my next homebrew club meeting on 5/20.  
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on May 02, 2011, 06:22:20 PM
Brewed up another batch of Green Flash West Coast IPA. We brewed this one about a month ago and it was so good, we had to do it again. Killed the first keg towards the end of the brew day yesterday!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
Post by: oscarvan on May 04, 2011, 06:12:16 PM
Oops, a little late here. 10 gallons of German ale brewed 4/29...... already done trying to crawl out of the fermenters and now bubbling peacefully.