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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 20, 2011, 09:17:06 PM
*bing*

what's the plan, Stan?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: barliman on July 20, 2011, 09:22:05 PM
I'm trying to squeeze in some brewtime on Monday, provided that it's not 100 degrees.  It's going to be the Rebel Red Ale from Northern Brewer http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/recipe-kits/limited-edition-beer-kits/rebel-red-ale-limited-edition-all-grain-kit.html (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/recipe-kits/limited-edition-beer-kits/rebel-red-ale-limited-edition-all-grain-kit.html)

J
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: tygo on July 20, 2011, 10:00:55 PM
It's been a hectic month but I'm finally getting a brew day in on Saturday.  Plus the family is out of town so I'm gonna make it a double session.  ESB and Strong Golden Ale.  Unfortunately it will be very hot out most likely.  Hopefully I'll be able to get my butt moving very early and try to beat the heat as much as possible.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on July 20, 2011, 11:53:36 PM
Birthday Brew.  Pale Ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on July 21, 2011, 01:01:10 AM
Finally brewing 2011 oktoberfest on Sunday. Making a big starter tonight. Need to bottle/cork last year's mead at some point too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: Mark G on July 21, 2011, 01:12:01 AM
Dry hopping an IPA, and hopefully brewing an APA, assuming my brewing equipment hasn't melted in this heat.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: aviking427 on July 21, 2011, 01:16:11 AM
Brewing an amber ale and if the wheat ale is ready to keg, I will do that too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: Pinski on July 21, 2011, 01:23:35 AM
Oatmeal Stout!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on July 21, 2011, 01:25:39 AM
Tomorrow I will brew 165 gal of Bohemian Dark Lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: glastctbrew on July 21, 2011, 12:55:32 PM
Kegging up my house APA to free up a fermentor for my new IPA recipe.  This will be my first use of Citra and I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: bluesman on July 21, 2011, 01:15:55 PM
Saturday is our inaugural "Delaware State Fair - Battle of the Brews Homebrew Competition". I am the judge coordinator. We have some 200+ beers to judge. It's going to be a hot one...and one not to miss. Come One ...Come all !

No brewing this weekend. The Quad is happily fermenting and smelling magnificant.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: jeffy on July 21, 2011, 02:48:40 PM
I've been asked to help judge the St. Pete Cask Ale festival Saturday.  They expect about 40 firkins!
No brewing.  Might be time to keg the smoked porter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: udubdawg on July 21, 2011, 05:33:02 PM
Jeffy is such a giver.  40 firkins...wow.  That's humanitarian aid right there.   8)

Looks like oatmeal stout and a bunch of kegging/bottling are on the schedule for me.

cheers--
--Michael
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: denny on July 21, 2011, 05:35:43 PM
Gotta work this weekend, so I'm brewing a tripel tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: chumley on July 21, 2011, 05:39:27 PM
I have been told I have to serve an Oktoberfest at a September company function, and I don't want to serve the one I have had lagering since April (great beer should not be wasted on co-workers), so I'm thinking about cranking an O'fest out with the Rasenmäher Lager Yeast (got a yeast cake of that all ready to go).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: ckpash88 on July 21, 2011, 06:24:45 PM
I have a cream ale that I brewing. It's my second all grain so lets see how this goes. My first batch of beer I made was extract cream ale now I am doing the same kit allgrain going back to my humble beginnings.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on July 22, 2011, 05:12:35 PM
Saturday is our inaugural "Delaware State Fair - Battle of the Brews Homebrew Competition". I am the judge coordinator. We have some 200+ beers to judge. It's going to be a hot one...and one not to miss. Come One ...Come all !

No brewing this weekend. The Quad is happily fermenting and smelling magnificant.

I will be helping with the judging there as well.  First competition.  100+ degrees.  In a tent.  Should be fun. :o  I hope to finish building my lagerator on Sunday to be ready for this years Oktoberfest fermentation next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: richardt on July 22, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
Saturday is our inaugural "Delaware State Fair - Battle of the Brews Homebrew Competition". I am the judge coordinator. We have some 200+ beers to judge. It's going to be a hot one...and one not to miss. Come One ...Come all !

No brewing this weekend. The Quad is happily fermenting and smelling magnificant.

I will be helping with the judging there as well.  First competition.  100+ degrees.  In a tent.  Should be fun. :o  I hope to finish building my lagerator on Sunday to be ready for this years Oktoberfest fermentation next weekend.
I noticed during the recent MLB All-Star game that the Diamondback stadium had a pool party area...
...Might be nice if your tent had a wading pool area, especially given the temps.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: denny on July 22, 2011, 08:37:47 PM
Just chilling down my tripel.  I tried a taste of the Simplicity syrup and found it had kind of honey notes to it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on July 22, 2011, 08:47:21 PM
I'm likely brewing a lager of some sort when I rack an Ofest off its yeast cake.  Then I need to make another best bitter too, almost out.  Will also be bottling a few gallons from my 11gal wild beer barrel/solera and replacing it with some dubbel I brewed for the purpose.

I judged a contest in a venue that was quite warm a month ago, and it was no surprise that some lighter styles won the day.

Denny I have some syrup that tastes like honey too, its called honey!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on July 22, 2011, 09:12:16 PM
I'm bottling an RIS this weekend - batch #100  :D - and brewing a dubbel on Tuesday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: gmac on July 22, 2011, 10:28:45 PM
Yesterday I made a first attempt at a wit.  Not perfect but it's something to build on.  Today I threw together a last minute wheat beer (5 lbs 2-row, 5 lbs wheat, 1/2 lb Munich with 1 oz of Perle @ 60 and 1/2 oz of Hallertau at 15 and 1/2 oz at flameout.  WLP001 left over from another brew.  Just made it since I had the yeast.  Could be great, could be crap.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: rightasrain on July 22, 2011, 10:57:53 PM
Birthday Brew.  Pale Ale.

Happy Birthday whenever that may be! I'm going to be brewing a sierra pale ale clone.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: tygo on July 23, 2011, 07:19:48 PM
Just wrapped up a 9 hour double brew day.  Mostly.  I still have to pitch the yeast but I'm done outside at least.  It's 106F out there. 

Both brews went off mostly without a hitch though.  Another ESB and a Strong Golden ale I used amarillo in for the first time.  That one smelled pretty good.

Time for some cold beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: chezteth on July 23, 2011, 09:26:08 PM
Actually taking a weekend away from brewing/bottling.  After preparing 8 beers for our party plus any other beers we have brewed along the way it is time to take a short break.  The next beers to be made are an Octoberfest and an IPA.

Cheers
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: uthristy on July 23, 2011, 09:38:16 PM
Hey a cold front passed thur  :lol:
92.8 °F
Feels Like 108 °F


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 93.5 °F
Feels Like 110 °F
somebody close the door

The tunes are blasting away...

Brewing a betty lite >> half of the Big Betty(grains) and hops divided by 3 = Betty Lite  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on July 24, 2011, 04:00:28 AM
Brewed up a bock to put on my lager yeast cake, its chilling down tonight and I'll bottle the Ofest and pitch the yeast tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: fritzeye on July 28, 2011, 03:56:18 PM
We are getting a break in the heat here in Brooklyn, NY so I will be brewing Sumday mornig before sun up as I am am an indoor brewer, shold be at flameout around 9:30-10:00. It will be a clone  of Surly Cynic, but thining of using WLP 530.

BTW, going to tap Mr. Beechums Gumball Head Clone this weekend. It is the 4th time I have brewed it, totally stoked for this.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 28, 2011, 04:38:50 PM
Glad to hear you enjoy the Gumball Head Thoughts! I will admit though, it's not an outright clone. It's like someone took a zoomed in photo that makes the subject appear bigger than normal. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/22 Edition
Post by: michaels on July 28, 2011, 05:55:21 PM
Tomorrow I will brew 165 gal of Bohemian Dark Lager.

Lets see... With my 5 gallon max brewing capacity, thats 33 seperate boils and a neeed for at least 33 carboys (66 if going with secondary).  You the MAN! ;D

I hope it went well.

I'm brewing a huge five gallon batch each of an ESB and a black IPA (my wife likes this one so I have to keep it in the available selections so she won;t complain about all of the money I've been spending getting set up).