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Title: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: denny on December 16, 2009, 04:49:07 PM
Planning on a German pils using Best Malz pils malt for the first time.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Matt B on December 16, 2009, 05:06:11 PM
Doing a batch of my summer ale this weekend. It's a non-wheat, crisp, clean, reasonably high gravity, knock you on your backside if you're not careful, ale, that despite me usually making it during the summer, has gotten enough requests lately to do another batch even though it's almost winter. I'm also kegging my apricot hefeweizen this weekend.

Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: denny on December 16, 2009, 05:35:45 PM
Summer ale?  Do you live in the southern hemisphere???  ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: bluesman on December 16, 2009, 05:46:15 PM
If all goes as planned this week I'd like to brew a Wee Heavy on Sunday. Time will tell.  8)
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Robert on December 16, 2009, 05:51:16 PM
10 gallons of Dry Stout. Simple recipe, 70% MO, 20% Flaked Barley, 10% Roasted Barley. Somewhere between 1.040-1.050 probably. Magnums at 60 minutes. Thinking 5 gallons on US-05 and 5 gallons on WY1469. Maybe keg the 1469 and secondary the US-05 on 2 lbs of high quality dark chocolate.

Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 16, 2009, 06:16:10 PM
I am brewing Octobrefest/Marzen this Sunday.
I have a German yeast started so I am on German kick for next 4 brews.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: pashusa on December 16, 2009, 06:23:43 PM
I'm doing the all grain Bav.Helles kit from NB. Going to use my first starter on this one. Do you think 1 quart starter will be good? I'm using the wyeast 2308 munich. Also, would this be a good yeast to save for the stella clone kit or other european lagers?
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: wzl46 on December 16, 2009, 06:27:59 PM
NOTHING.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Matt B on December 16, 2009, 07:01:06 PM
Summer ale?  Do you live in the southern hemisphere???  ;)

Nope, in San Jose, California. I think my friends just want to reminded of the summer. Funny that 'winter' here is 50 degrees and the occasional shower. But I guess it's a far cry from the 8 months of 80 degrees and perpetual sun.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: corkybstewart on December 16, 2009, 07:30:36 PM
I'll brew a mild tomorrow to rack on the Nottingham yeast cake developed with my Happy Wife Pale Ale.  I don't usually rack a smaller beer onto a yeast cake, but I'm pressed for time and this will be my last chance to brew before Christmas.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: denny on December 16, 2009, 07:43:56 PM
10 gallons of Dry Stout. Simple recipe, 70% MO, 20% Flaked Barley, 10% Roasted Barley. Somewhere between 1.040-1.050 probably. Magnums at 60 minutes. Thinking 5 gallons on US-05 and 5 gallons on WY1469. Maybe keg the 1469 and secondary the US-05 on 2 lbs of high quality dark chocolate.



You may want to at least consider chocolate extract instead.  I know a lot of people (including Rogue) who prefer that.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Siamese Moose on December 16, 2009, 08:31:45 PM
Did an English IPA this morning. Used the yeast slurry from an ESB that I just racked. Doing a Helles Bock (decocted) tomorrow. Did I mention I'm off this week?
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Robert on December 16, 2009, 09:27:05 PM

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You may want to at least consider chocolate extract instead.  I know a lot of people (including Rogue) who prefer that.

I've done it before and like the way the dark chocolate adds a very subtle dark chocolate flavor. Thanks, if I were ever to make a true Chocolate Stout, I'd definitely use the extract, but this is my tried and true method for my dark chocolate stouts. I believe I read that Sam Adams' Chocolate Bock (not sure they even make it anymore) was aged in barrels lined in belgian chocolate and that is where I originally got the idea. I'm sure even nibs would work better, but "Go with whatcha know...."
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: coypoo on December 16, 2009, 11:58:08 PM
8 gallons of IPA, 5 gall's on 001 (my first time using it) and 3 gallons on 3787, should be a fun experiment; not to mention its only my 2nd ag batch; i guess saturday evening i will decide if it was "fun" or not
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: beerrat on December 17, 2009, 03:23:08 AM
5 gallons of an organic dry stout.. first time using repitched yeast.  My wife a little unsettled by the mason jar of yeast from the porter I just kegged.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: redbeerman on December 17, 2009, 12:22:22 PM
Nothing this week, but I am debating between a pale ale or an amber lager (American type a la SA) for my birthday brew next week.  The only session beer I have is a Belgian pale ale, so I'm thinking I need to have another one kicking around for the not so distant future.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: dbarber on December 17, 2009, 01:23:46 PM
7 gallons of cyser and if the stars align 5 gallons of weizenbock.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 17, 2009, 02:46:14 PM
Munich Helles.  I make it every year around this time.  I'm also going to brew an APA that I'll put on nitro in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: brewhays on December 17, 2009, 04:51:59 PM
Brewed my first AG batch yesterday, a holday brown ale. All went fairly well and the airlock is going strong after 20 hours. Learning the temperature attributes of my mash tun will take many more batches. Time will tell. Brew well all.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: bbump22 on December 17, 2009, 07:06:12 PM
Got a Blueberry Wheat Ale going for me right now - plan on brewing an IPA this weekend.  Will be my second time using partial mash technique.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: richt on December 17, 2009, 09:13:21 PM
I'll be brewing 10 gallons of an APA.  Low end of the style gravity wise, but off the chart hop wise.  I'm using 30 lbs of Maris Otter and a lb of CaraMunich for the mash, then FWH with either Centennial or homegrown Cascade, small bittering addition of ___ (Columbus, Magnum?) then load up on Centennial and Cascade at flameout with a keghop addition of Columbus.  Half of this is hopefully going to be on tap for NewYears, so I'll be pushing it.  Going for BIG hop flavor and aroma on this but keeping it low gravity and bitterness for drinkability.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 17, 2009, 09:43:25 PM
A Northern German Pilsner in the Jever way of hopping, 45-50 IBU's.  Pilsner malt.  WLP-830, ferment at 50F.  Might decoct this one.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: blatz on December 17, 2009, 09:48:10 PM
No brewing this weekend - all my ferm space is taken up for the next 1-2 weeks or so.

Jever way of hopping, 45-50 IBU's. 

please explain.


I'm using 30 lbs of Maris Otter and a lb of CaraMunich for the mash

how low is your efficiency?? I use less grain than that for 12gal of my 1.064 IPA, either that or your definition of low gravity is about the same as bonjours!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: majorvices on December 17, 2009, 11:46:42 PM
IPA hopefully tomorrow! Also planning a Bitter, got a WLP002 starter going right now.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: crabber on December 17, 2009, 11:51:20 PM
10 gallons of Denny's Rye IPA and 10 gallons of Jamil's Bo-Pils on Sunday with my new system.  Double-batch brewday planned and I don't even know how to use the darn thing yet, I must be crazy!  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: central_wa_brewing on December 18, 2009, 06:54:29 AM
Trying to do a yearly house favorite and SN Celebration off of Dean Larson's recipe.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: jeremybrown_9 on December 18, 2009, 10:02:20 AM
Getting ready to start a Porter today.  My first one, fingers are crossed.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: redbeerman on December 18, 2009, 12:55:09 PM
IPA hopefully tomorrow! Also planning a Bitter, got a WLP002 starter going right now.

Hey Keith, I thought a bitter was a starter for the IPA. ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 18, 2009, 01:07:38 PM
Jever is a Northern German Pilsner that has (had) a high bitterness, in the 45 IBU range.  The 'had' is that the last one I drank in Germany seemed to have lost 5 to 10 IBU's.  So just lots of bittering hops to a high IBU number is what I was meaning, and Tettnanger was reported to be the bittering hop. 
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: majorvices on December 18, 2009, 01:38:07 PM
IPA hopefully tomorrow! Also planning a Bitter, got a WLP002 starter going right now.

Hey Keith, I thought a bitter was a starter for the IPA. ;)

Ha! Actually, I am using US-05 for the IPA and growing yeast for some other english style beer with the bitter. Running low on hoppy beer - I need me some hops ASAP!! Unfortunately it is pouring down rain right now and I have been sick so not sure if I feel like barttling the rain to brew today and if I don't brew today it will be after Christmas until I can brew again.  :-[
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: karlh on December 18, 2009, 08:32:09 PM
I'm hoping the brew a Maibock this week.

Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: majorvices on December 18, 2009, 11:15:38 PM
This is the week I normally brew a Maibock as well - running behind though.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: corkybstewart on December 19, 2009, 01:35:53 AM
I scrubbed the mild and did a rye pale ale instead.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: tygo on December 19, 2009, 09:19:53 PM
Nothing this week but kicked off the starter for my Belgian strong gold that I'm brewing on Jan 4th.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Hop Bomber Brewing on December 20, 2009, 11:26:49 PM
I froze my ass off yesterday (22 degrees) and brewed a great smelling Brown Ale. I put together a starter the day before and I have some very happy beer bubbling away into a blowoff jar as I write.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: makemehoppy on December 20, 2009, 11:32:43 PM
Brewing a Samual Adams Cream Stout clone tomorrow. I then want to plan a parti-gyle  RSI/Stout
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: benjammin on December 21, 2009, 01:02:30 AM
I'm brewing a clone of an old Dos Equis german style lager. it's my first time lagering in my spare fridge so im pretty excited to see how it turns out. i just have to remember to be patient.
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: Robert on December 21, 2009, 01:14:43 AM
10 gallons at 1.055 into the fermenters. Bubbling within two hours. 77% eff. I love brewdays like that!
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: BrewQwest on December 21, 2009, 03:45:39 PM
11 gallons of wheat...  5.5 with Wyeast 1010 and 5.5 with WL029 (never tried that one with a wheat before)...  ???  I
Title: Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 16 - Dec 22?
Post by: bruck on December 22, 2009, 12:04:53 AM
IPA with English 2 row this weekend. Normally use American 2 row so I'm excited to see how it turns out.