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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on June 08, 2011, 05:05:59 PM
Anything brewing this weekend gents?

For me, it's all about the packaging, but maybe, just maybe I'll make up a keg of a switchelesque product for the Club Night.

In the meanwhile, this is about halfway through packaging for the NHC.
(http://i.imgur.com/lzzJh.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: blatz on June 08, 2011, 05:09:06 PM
more helles for my FIL this friday evening.  going to try FWH + 10min noble additions only to see if I can restrain the hop bite and heighten the accentuation of malt character. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 05:15:33 PM
Leaving for NHC Saturday AM.  I've got the kegs filled and carbing, need to drop them off tomorrow for our driver.  So, no brewing this weekend :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: popeye on June 08, 2011, 05:16:03 PM
Brewing a London Cream Ale for a picnic in july.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on June 08, 2011, 05:25:29 PM
Tom, you driving down or just decided to make it an extra special trip?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 05:48:57 PM
It's extra special. :)  We're going to do some touring around, hit a brewery or three, go to the beach and relax Sat-Mon.  SWMBO leaves Monday (something about kids, work, and GABF 2009 being enough beer events for the next 10 years).

I'll be heading to the T&C sometime shortly after lunch Monday, 2PM at the latest.  I'm going to meet up with another Seattle area guy (Antoch), see who else is around, and then find something to do Monday afternoon/evening.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on June 08, 2011, 05:55:04 PM
You'll have a really tough time. In the meanwhile, I'm leaving LA weds morning with the aim of sliding into the T&C just in time for the start of the meeting!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on June 08, 2011, 06:05:53 PM
I brewed a helles last night and pitched yeast this morning.  Did a decoction and that went well this time, I hit a nice beta rest temp.  Took me till midnight to get it mostly cool, then threw it in the fermenting fridge and it was 48F this morning.  Racked a German pils off the yeast and pitched the cake to the helles (WLP830).

Tonight I am going to make a cask conditioned ale with a 5L mini-keg.  I have a bitter that is done fermenting so I'll put 4L in the cask and add my priming sugar, gelatin and a little dry hops.  I don't think it'll be ready by this weekend, but I'll have the rest of the batch force-carbed to get me by.  This little keg should work well, the tapper mechanism is set about 3/4" above the bottom of the container and the bung already has a hard spile.

This weekend if I have time I'm going to brew an amber.  I got some WY1450 and the specialty malts to make Denny's amber recipe.

All you NHC attendees, have a good time!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 06:24:10 PM
You'll have a really tough time. In the meanwhile, I'm leaving LA weds morning with the aim of sliding into the T&C just in time for the start of the meeting!
Ugh, that's an early start for you.  Good luck, drink lots of coffee. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: SpanishCastleAle on June 08, 2011, 06:36:38 PM
Last weekend's partigyle with decoction kicked my ass and I've got those two plus a strawberry mead fermenting, so I'm taking a rare weekend off.

I'm sooooooo regretting not going to NHC right now...at least I have plenty of beer to cry into.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: bluesman on June 08, 2011, 06:37:37 PM
Finally!

Finished the long awaited Brutus 10 clone brewstand build last weekend and will test with water this weekend. I'll definitely post pics.

Then off to NHC next Wednesday a.m.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: WDE97 on June 08, 2011, 06:54:43 PM
Plan to brew my favorite Strong Scotch Ale on Sunday. Will also be kegging an IPA. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on June 08, 2011, 07:34:35 PM
Kegging 10g of SSOS(hydrometer sample was tasty!). Galaxy hops will be here Monday, brewing a single hop AIPA with 'em next week. Y'all behave yourselves in Cali...  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: glastctbrew on June 08, 2011, 07:46:37 PM
Patersbier on Saturday and cleaning some empty kegs as time allows.

Have a blast at the NHC to those who are going!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: bosoxsbrews on June 08, 2011, 08:19:09 PM
P-Nut Ale ...basically an Amber Ale with natural un-salted peanut butter and molases added late in the boil . I never thought I would like it but our LHBS has it on tap and my wife tried it and loved it so she bought the kit.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 08:53:25 PM
Y'all behave yourselves in Cali...  ;)
I know what all of these words mean, but when you put them together like that I have no idea what you're talking about. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: bluesman on June 08, 2011, 08:55:29 PM
Kegging 10g of SSOS(hydrometer sample was tasty!). Galaxy hops will be here Monday, brewing a single hop AIPA with 'em next week. Y'all behave yourselves in Cali...  ;)

When there's beer involved...you never can tell.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: Mark G on June 08, 2011, 09:58:53 PM
Gonna try to get the THA clone brewed that I didn't have time for last weekend... And spend the rest of my time pouting that I'm not going to NHC this year.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: narcout on June 09, 2011, 08:53:51 PM
I'm brewing a tripel with wheat and oats, also have some packaging to do.

I, too, am starting to regret not going to the NHC, especially since I'll be in San Diego Tuesday and Wednesdy for work next week anyway, and it will probably never be closer to where I live.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on June 09, 2011, 08:59:28 PM
Brewing a wit and maybe an APA tomorrow. I've got all the hops and malt and a fresh slurry of US-05 so it will depend on how the wit goes. I love buying in bulk ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on June 10, 2011, 05:58:15 PM
Gonna knock out another IPA. The last few have been good, but not perfect. Need to get get some kinks worked out.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: blatz on June 10, 2011, 08:50:33 PM
Gonna knock out another IPA. The last few have been good, but not perfect. Need to get get some kinks worked out.

More GF?  kinks in recipe or in the process?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on June 11, 2011, 12:51:11 AM
Gonna knock out another IPA. The last few have been good, but not perfect. Need to get get some kinks worked out.

More GF?  kinks in recipe or in the process?
Blatz- I think the recipe is solid. The first batch we made turned out awesome. The second batch is good but the hops sometimes come off green...off.... I may have an issue with my lines....not sure. Any time I find an issue, I like to brew the same beer a few times in a row, take great notes and try to dial it in to perfection. I know, I know...RDWHAHB. Cant do it, I get too wound up! If you havent brewed that recipe yet...give it a shot. I'm sure you'll like it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tygo on June 11, 2011, 01:28:10 AM
No brewing this weekend.  In the process of cleaning a few kegs and my lines tonight.  Hopefully I'll get around to cleaning and sanitizing some bottles as well.  Hope to bottle up a barleywine and other miscellaneous brewery tasks.  Should have some extra time on my hands since with the lack of rain I don't think I'll need to be mowing the lawn this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: kgs on June 11, 2011, 09:04:41 AM
dry-hopping my THA clone during a post-vacay-weekend catchup.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on June 11, 2011, 01:18:57 PM
Brewing a Belgian Wit.  If I can finish a keg then kegging an AIPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: jeffy on June 11, 2011, 06:06:59 PM
Kegging some CAP, tranferring an IPA, and brewing Berliner Weisse.  I mashed a small portion of pils malt (3 #) last night and added a cup of crushed pils malt onto it this morning.  I bleed some CO2 onto it, sealed the lid and put it outside in the sun.  Tomorrow I will make the main mash and add the sour mash in with it.  I plan to use some European Ale yeast and lactobacillus to ferment.  I hope it turns out OK.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on June 11, 2011, 06:14:00 PM
Brewing that hefeweizen I've been trying to brew for the past few weeks!  Also kegging a Helles, AIPA, and a Surly Bender clone.

Wish I was heading to the NHC.  Have a blast you guys!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: passlaku on June 12, 2011, 12:41:03 AM
Brewed a Scottish 80 schilling today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: brewmasternpb on June 12, 2011, 04:22:23 AM
Brewing a Saison early Sunday Morning.  It will be the first of several beers that I will use the French Saison with this summer.  I'll try to brew 4 or 5 with it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on June 12, 2011, 05:07:56 AM
In SD already, went out and about.  Spent some time at Mission Brewing.  The Blonde is blonde, the amber is a bit grassy the IPA is drinkable and the double IPA was good but not great.  The weizen however, was excellent today.  We had several of those.  Very nice.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: aviking427 on June 12, 2011, 03:10:05 PM
Racking and dry hopping a Double IPA today. Next weekend I'm going to try this weeks recipe of the week for my wife and recipe adjustment #2 of my attempt at a Black IPA/Cascadian Ale. Has anyone brewed the passion fruit wild fire wheat? How much of the fruit comes through?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on June 13, 2011, 01:53:54 AM
In spite of coming down with a nasty head cold that ruined Friday and Saturday, I was able to crank out a Waldo Lake Amber this afternoon.

TomS the brewpub reviews are much appreciated.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: chezteth on June 13, 2011, 04:37:19 AM
My wife & I brewed up a wit and a belgian blonde.  All went well other than being rather disorganized today.  Now to wait for the tripel (brewed last weekend) to be done fermenting & conditioning so I can bottle it.  I was also going to bottle a belgian dark strong this weekend but that didn't happen.  Will have to get that done this week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on June 13, 2011, 05:12:09 AM
TomS the brewpub reviews are much appreciated.
Good :)

I should add re: Mission that, while I didn't prefer the amber a LOT of people were drinking it so it may be that it's just not to my taste.  None of the beers were bad, and if I had been in a hoppy mood I might have been happier with the IPA and double IPA.  It's also worth mentioning that the place is unfinished.  They have no refrigeration so the beer was a bit warm and they were icing kegs before putting them on.  I really liked the place, very friendly staff too.

When you get to the area, I recommend finding a copy of the West Coaster SD (http://www.westcoastersd.com/), a local free beer rag.  The last page has a map listing breweries, restaurants, and good beer bars.  We went to a few of the places and had great experiences everywhere.  It's been an excellent guide so far.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/10 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on June 13, 2011, 05:46:00 PM
We'll certainly take into account that its one man's opinion of the beers, subject to the vagaries of the moment.  I'd probably be into that amber myself, and the IPA.  I'm generally in a hoppy mood.