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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on June 22, 2011, 05:02:58 PM
Post NHC blues.... what's going on with you?

Me, I've got a crapton of kegs to clean from that party down south. a crapton I tell you.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: bluesman on June 22, 2011, 05:05:51 PM
I'm brewing a Belgian Pale Ale on Sunday. The maiden voyage on the Single Tier Brewstand (Smokestack Lightning).

It should be fun.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: WallyGIII on June 22, 2011, 05:16:28 PM
I started cleaning last night.  My garage is full of stuff soaking in oxyclean, and kegs that don't fit in my fridge.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: gordonstrong on June 22, 2011, 06:14:08 PM
I'm brewing a scaled-up batch of Belgian Pale Ale at the new Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland tomorrow.  Brewmaster Andy Tveekrem (formerly brewmaster at Great Lakes, Dogfish Head and others) invited me up to do a collaborative brew with him.  We're jacking up the recipe from my book to 6.5% to make it a little special. It's a great honor, and I'm really looking forward to it.  Some of it might even show up at a certain keg-only event in Cincinnati in August if the brewing stars align properly...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: SpanishCastleAle on June 22, 2011, 06:35:24 PM
That sounds like fun Gordon.  If it's good enough for the cover...  Call it LeBron's Fail Ale and they'll love it even more.

No brewing for me.  Just moving beers around and buttoning things up for my annual Vegas trip (shoulda skipped it and done NHC).

I'm really bad about just partially filling kegs with used PBW and calling it good until I need the keg. :-\
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: blatz on June 22, 2011, 07:52:54 PM
Call it LeBron's Fail Ale

And 1!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: denny on June 22, 2011, 08:04:38 PM
I've got a couple batches to dry hop and keg, but mainly it's gonna be catching up on the yard work I skipped when I was at NHC.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: jeffy on June 22, 2011, 08:08:21 PM
I looked up Market Garden and wow it is a pretty, nice, new brewery.  That should be fun.
There was also an interesting link there to a huge list of historic breweries in Cleveland.

Me, I've got a lot of lawn work to catch up on, but I need to keg some IPA that's been dry hopping for a few weeks.

As I was posting this, Denny says the same thing.  Must be a lot of that going around.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on June 22, 2011, 09:06:34 PM
Yep, yard work and cleaning kegs.  I've got a weizen to keg for a party Saturday, so I should probably get to it before the weekend.  Helen Back Hefeweizen, named for one of my neighbor's sister who is visiting from Ireland.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: scooter2374 on June 22, 2011, 09:09:46 PM
I might be brewing but im definitely bottling a brew and racking another into secondary
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: Kit B on June 22, 2011, 09:10:30 PM
Brewing a light lager, Friday afternoon.
Never done anything this small, before & never used flaked corn.
Should be quite an experience.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: Mark G on June 22, 2011, 09:12:03 PM
Ten gallons of IPA for me.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: Pinski on June 22, 2011, 09:40:40 PM
Friday: Kegging and bottling 10 gallons of DC's Rye IPA, tasted great at racking last week.
Saturday: Acquiring the allgrain gear of a coworker that is retiring from work and the hobby to live on a boat.
Sunday: Brewing 10 gallons of Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout Clone. I don't think I'll be able to resist adding some extra dark candi sugar though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on June 22, 2011, 09:48:17 PM
Just finished up a Saison!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: chumley on June 22, 2011, 11:15:37 PM
I have a yeast cake of WY1028 waiting to go.  It will be its third use.  The first beer was a 1.045 Northern English brown.  The second beer was a 1.063 Sister Star of the Sun IPA.  The third (and last use) of this yeast will be a 1.100, 100 IBUs (all EKGs) 19th century Burton Ale.

Hope to brew it on Saturday.  Friday I am going rafting, and Sunday I am hosting a barbecue in the backyard celebrating my wife's birthday.  Plan on serving a keg of CAP and a keg of IPA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on June 22, 2011, 11:41:28 PM
Was hoping to fit in an all Galaxy hop AIPA but a plumbing project waiting at the lake cottage has taken precedence. Plus I want to stay for awhile, so... probably nothing next weekend either.  ;D  Gonna bottle off some fresh SSoS and a couple others in 1L swingtops to take for sustenance.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: tubercle on June 23, 2011, 12:06:51 AM
Got ~11 lbs of 2 row rolling around in the bottom of a bag plus 1 lb of malted rye thats been sitting on the shelf awhile.
 
Think I'll throw them together with whatever is the oldest pack of yeast I have and do a little house cleaning.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: tygo on June 23, 2011, 12:44:29 AM
Got ~11 lbs of 2 row rolling around in the bottom of a bag plus 1 lb of malted rye thats been sitting on the shelf awhile.
 
Think I'll throw them together with whatever is the oldest pack of yeast I have and do a little house cleaning.

Ah nice, a cleanup beer.  I'm about due for one of those myself.

Nothing brewing this weekend for me though.  It's a brewfest weekend so I'll be doing "product research".
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: brontotex on June 23, 2011, 12:09:57 PM
Thunder Ale IPA and Roll In Ze Hay Hefeweizen.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: KLbrewer on June 23, 2011, 01:45:55 PM
Big weekend, first all grain batch for me.  And while I can't prove it, I believe this will be the first all grain homebrew batch in the history of Malaysia...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: andylovesburritos on June 23, 2011, 03:12:19 PM
cleaning the fridge out IPA, 5 different hop varieties.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: roxanne on June 23, 2011, 11:44:56 PM
Rob's brewing a Kolsch tomorrow (while I'm at work  :'(), and on Saturday, we're brewing a 30 minute Pale Ale at a brewout nearby.  The Pale Ale is a starter for next week's brew.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: fritzeye on June 24, 2011, 04:37:32 PM
A 7% IPA with a butt load of Amarillo and Summit at the end of the boil for beer jornalist, Josh Bernstein's upcoming wedding.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: dak0415 on June 24, 2011, 05:24:29 PM
SWIMBO is out of town this weekend so - its 10 gal of Northern English Brown and 10 gal of ESB on Saturday, then an easy 10 gal of Oktoberfest on Sunday. I have'nt brewed since April, I hope I remember how. ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on June 25, 2011, 12:29:38 AM
Yook the day off to finish up a bathroom remodel, made a small batch of hefeweizen in between the plumbing and finish work.  Everything looks pretty good.  I'm going to rack a helles tomorrow or Sunday and brew another lager with the cake.  I also have a Waldo Lake Amber that should be finished this weekend, that would be another cake to use.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: scooter2374 on June 25, 2011, 04:15:43 AM
I might be brewing but im definitely bottling a brew and racking another into secondary

OK changed my mind, now I will be brewing this weekend. Going to make a variation of Old Monster barley wine from Palmer/Zainasheff and go from there. And I guess I can bottle and rack before attempting that beast
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on June 25, 2011, 02:24:17 PM
OK changed my mind, now I will be brewing this weekend. Going to make a variation of Old Monster barley wine from Palmer/Zainasheff and go from there. And I guess I can bottle and rack before attempting that beast

Good choice, and a good recipe.  I did a variation of it and it was really tasty after a year and even better at two.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/24 Edition
Post by: chumley on June 27, 2011, 03:36:00 PM
On Saturday I sparged and collected 12 gallons of wort from 23 pounds of grain.  A five hour boil reduce that to 6 gallons of 1.108 Burton Ale.  12 ounces of EKGs boild along with it the last 45 minutes, added at various intervals. The beer is fermenting merrily away at 58°F in my basement with WY1028 London.....so now you know you can ferment this yeast this low.

Once the primary starts to subside, I'll propably bring the bucket upstairs to finish it off at 70°, to ensure complete fermentation.  Then, it will be going into a very used 45 gallon bourbon barrel along with other club members' Burton ales for a year of aging.

We are debating the merits of adding some brett to the cask.