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Title: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: egghead on December 23, 2009, 03:22:34 PM
I'll be attempting a scottish 60 for the first time on Sunday.   ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: bo_gator on December 23, 2009, 04:41:38 PM
I need to get 12 gallons of Classic American Pilsner going this week. Plus keg my Abbey Singel and Saison :D
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: tankdeer on December 23, 2009, 04:48:10 PM
HAPPY FESTIVUS! I hope you all are ready for some feats of strength!  ;D

Seriously though, I'll be brewing an APA and an Ordinary Bitter over the weeked.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: ndcube on December 23, 2009, 11:29:29 PM
Barleywine Monday!
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: tomsawyer on December 24, 2009, 06:32:22 PM
I brewed a classic dunkelweizen recipe this morning, I'm growing fond of those these days.

I have a DIPA (1.100 and 150 IBU) thats a week in primary.  The yeast is settling down now.

I have next week off and want to brew a Vienna lager (reviving frozen WLP830 today) and possibly a dubbel although I still have a keg of dubbel that I've yet to start drinking.  I figure to bottle this one though, got my corks in earlier in the week.

Tankdeer, that ordinary bitter sounds good too.  I kind of got away from those but I think it might be time to bring one back online.

Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: tankdeer on December 24, 2009, 06:34:18 PM
Tankdeer, that ordinary bitter sounds good too.  I kind of got away from those but I think it might be time to bring one back online.
Haven't brewed one myself in quite a while. FIgured I was due.  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: tomsawyer on December 24, 2009, 06:41:05 PM
What yeast are you employing?  I have a couple packets of S04, or 1026 in the freezer.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: tankdeer on December 24, 2009, 06:55:13 PM
The classic - WLP002. I have some S04 as well, but I tend to save the dry yeast for emergencies.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: majorvices on December 24, 2009, 07:16:12 PM
Well, I was brewing and was cooling the batch when my IC blew a hole for some reason and shot hose water all into my wort. It was an expensive batch too, 30 lbs of Maris Otter plus specialty grains. IF YOU SEE KAY!!! :-[
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: tankdeer on December 24, 2009, 07:22:48 PM
Lame dude. You bring it back up to a boil to re-sanitize, of course your gravity and IBUs would change a bit.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: ndcube on December 24, 2009, 07:26:24 PM
Well, I was brewing and was cooling the batch when my IC blew a hole for some reason and shot hose water all into my wort. It was an expensive batch too, 30 lbs of Maris Otter plus specialty grains. IF YOU SEE KAY!!! :-[

Blew a hole in the connecting hose?
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: majorvices on December 24, 2009, 08:16:22 PM
Blew a hole in the copper at the last ring from the bottom. This particular chiller was only about 2 years old or a little more. I am bringing it to a boil again and boiling it back down to the 1.080 mark, probably gonna add some more hops (not necessarily a bad thing  ;)) and  pulling out my old chiller. Still sucks though - about 2 gallons of water got in before I turned the chiller off. So hopefully andy chlorine or hose taste will be blown off....  :-\
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: tankdeer on December 24, 2009, 09:06:14 PM
2 gallons? Damn dude. Was this your WIC? Morebeer brand? If so you might want to shoot them an email or something.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: BrewArk on December 24, 2009, 09:58:26 PM
Saturday is the "feast of Stephen" so I'll be brewing a "Wenceslaus lager".  Pilsner malt, saaz hops & WLP802 Czech Budejovice.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: ndcube on December 24, 2009, 10:01:40 PM
Blew a hole in the copper at the last ring from the bottom. This particular chiller was only about 2 years old or a little more. I am bringing it to a boil again and boiling it back down to the 1.080 mark, probably gonna add some more hops (not necessarily a bad thing  ;)) and  pulling out my old chiller. Still sucks though - about 2 gallons of water got in before I turned the chiller off. So hopefully andy chlorine or hose taste will be blown off....  :-\

How do you suspect the hole got there?
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: majorvices on December 25, 2009, 03:06:25 AM
2 gallons? Damn dude. Was this your WIC? Morebeer brand? If so you might want to shoot them an email or something.

B3 5/10 split (50 ft). Yeah, I am going to email them. It is really weird that it did that. The other bad thing is my other IC had some serious issues with connectivity so I guess I will fix that, bring to a boil tomorrow (again) and try to chill. I also have a CFC but that thing needs cleaned so I can't use it till I recirc some caustic through it. Sheesh - what a crappy brew day!!

ndcube: I don't really know how it happened. I did leave it outside and it has gotten down to about 30 degrees a few times so maybe the weather had something to do with it (though that certainly isn't the first time and it has gotten a lot colder before). But I never had it connected to anything, you wouldn't think it would have burst a hole in the tubing. I will get some pics and post it sometime tomorrow if I have time.

Merry Christmas All! Peace!
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: ndcube on December 26, 2009, 03:56:48 PM
If the hole was at the bottom as you say that would make sense.  That's where excess water would be laying.  If there was enough the tubingb could have expanded.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: babalu87 on December 27, 2009, 05:22:35 AM
10 gallons House Bitter ( Wyeast 1469 ) Christmas Eve (Wife LOVES that beer ;) )

5 gallons Dunkel today, cooled to 68 with the IC then to the snowbank out back (20" of snow earlier in the week here)
Just pitched 2124 into that one.

1500 watts isnt enough jules to heat wort.
Off to the hardware store for a 2K version.

Want to be able to boil inside with electric.

May smoke some malt Sunday for a Rauchbier brew next weekend.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: majorvices on December 27, 2009, 01:32:55 PM
Got my old IC rigged back up and it works just as good as the B3 version with the water temps as cold as they are so I will be brewing an IPA in the next day or two.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: uisgue on December 27, 2009, 05:23:25 PM
I'll be doing a variation of my Überdampfbier on my newly constructed 3-tier platform.  It'll be kind of a DIPA with wheat yeast. Brewing Monday morning.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: hamiltont on December 28, 2009, 01:13:22 AM
Taking off this week and brewing a 10 gallon batch of Schwarzbier on Monday.  I have 5 gallons of American Light Lager that's ready to keg and will be the yeast donor.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: etbrew on December 28, 2009, 02:25:16 AM
Brewed an ordinary bitter today.  I've been brewing higher gravity beers (well...higher gravity for me, from 1.070-1.080) lately so I'm excited about the bitter.

Also brewed a non-traditional porter the 23rd.  I aquired a bunch of tomahawk and appolo hops for free and I used those along with some cascade, chinook and magnums to kick the hop level way up.  Can't wait to taste it.  I brewed another porter a little over month ago with the tomahawks and some cascade.  I dry hopped it with the tomahawks as well and it's great!   
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: beersk on December 28, 2009, 05:18:29 PM
I'm gonna brew a hoppy amber ale on Saturday...guess that'd be the 2nd of January...oh well it's still this week.  Temps are gonna be cold, I'm gonna mash inside I think.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: realbeerguy on December 29, 2009, 11:11:59 PM
Did 5 gal Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Kegged 20 gal beer & 5 gal mead
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: BrewingRover on December 29, 2009, 11:47:01 PM
Took advantage of extra time off and brewed an amber today. Hit all my numbers right on, which was nice. And not surprising anymore ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: ndcube on December 30, 2009, 12:23:03 AM
Barleywine tomorrow!  Gotta about 8-10" inches of snow to shovel off of my deck first plus what we get tonight.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: 1vertical on December 30, 2009, 04:10:30 PM
Well, If my lager yeast arrives, I may brew that this weekend. Since my s-23 is tutti fruity and I gotta re-do something.
If I do, It will be my 1st journey down the water chemistry path.  I was gonna get some water from the Glacier machine
at Albertsons, and add 3 gallons or so of my well water for the mineral profile....and then see what I wind up with...
http://www.glacierwater.com/ (http://www.glacierwater.com/)
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: beerrat on December 30, 2009, 05:26:58 PM
A sweet mead - using Ken Schramm's no heat and 72 hour feed the yeast method.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2009 Dec 23 - Dec 30
Post by: blatz on December 30, 2009, 11:32:01 PM
on 1/2/10 - 12g of Gil's Pils - basically a Northern German Pils with some biscuit added and fermed with US-05 - for the tap at my FIL's house (obviously, the beer's named after him...)