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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 27, 2011, 10:39:21 PM
Cmon.. spill it.. what's on the schedule?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: gotoale on July 28, 2011, 03:27:45 AM
Just brewed the Red Velvet.  Color is already awesome.  Can't wait to taste.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2011, 04:10:29 AM
This weekend is a barley wine to mark my son's birth!  I don't think I'll plan on trying to keep any of the bottles for 21 years but I am thinking about doing  a Barleywine or Mead each year to mark the occasion.  Perhaps some of the meads I'll try and keep for his 21st.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: Pinski on July 28, 2011, 06:13:40 AM
Pliny clone (hopefully) and anxiously awaiting the delivery of a fermentation freezer and temp regulator on Saturday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: alikocho on July 28, 2011, 06:39:21 AM
Depends on whether I have free fermenters, which rather depends on the progress of my saison, but I have an orval clone in  the queue...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: euge on July 28, 2011, 06:50:26 AM
I need to keg two fermenters to free the fermenteezer up. And not in the mood to brew. Well, that might change by Sunday. 8) If so it'll be a kolsch.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: Mark G on July 28, 2011, 09:52:39 AM
Got a really early start today to squeeze in a batch of Pacific Jade Saison. The mash has 30 minutes left. I'm hoping to wrap up by 9am.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on July 28, 2011, 11:34:03 AM
I'm going to be pressing a batch of pinot noir in the next few days, it was made from frozen must that came from Underwood Mountain in Washington state.  I also need to brew a batch of best bitter.  
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: Jimmy K on July 28, 2011, 06:36:08 PM
American amber with homegrown cascade hops to christen the new brew system.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: bluesman on July 28, 2011, 06:39:21 PM
I'm making a minor modification to my Brewstand. I'm also making a starter for my Weissbier that I'm brewing next weekend. Also some brewery organization. No brewing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: blatz on July 28, 2011, 06:51:10 PM
ever take a gravity reading of a beer and say to yourself - "Man, I wish this was cold, cleared and carbed RIGHT NOW" - I had one of those moments last night.

to my chagrin, it must wait another week in the primary with some columbus dryhops being added tonight, until next friday when I finally get to brew my oktoberfest, which probably won't be tapped until Thanksgiving...

need to calibrate my new Milwaukee in preparation as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: sparkleberry on July 28, 2011, 06:55:12 PM
I'm gonna do an ipa with falconers flight and it will be the highest gravity beer I've attempted.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on July 28, 2011, 07:09:22 PM
This weekend is a barley wine to mark my son's birth!  I don't think I'll plan on trying to keep any of the bottles for 21 years but I am thinking about doing  a Barleywine or Mead each year to mark the occasion.  Perhaps some of the meads I'll try and keep for his 21st.

go ahead and keep a few. I brewed a BW for my sons birth and fully intend to share a bottle with him. maybe not 21 but, as long as he's not driving it's not illegal to drink at 16 (contrats by the way)

No brewing for me this weekend, heading back east to VT for a couple of weeks and I hope to sample some new nano's while there though
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: darkmorford on July 28, 2011, 07:32:14 PM
I'm gonna be making the Honey Bee Ale kit from Midwest. Only my second batch, but the first one turned out well so I'm optimistic!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: egminer on July 29, 2011, 12:23:12 AM
A Raspberry Wheat for my buddies retirement next month... ;D  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: dhacker on July 29, 2011, 01:00:31 AM
need to calibrate my new Milwaukee in preparation as well.

Phew . . I had read it twice to make sure it wasn't a reference to OLD Milwaukee!  :D

Be growing starters of 3787 this weekend to brew Hieronymus' Patersbier next weekend of which I will take the cake and brew my Tripel.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: andrew on July 29, 2011, 01:23:37 AM
Nothing, gotta work. Have to earn money to buy barley and hops some how!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: kramerog on July 29, 2011, 02:49:04 AM
Making a no boil Berliner Weiss.  Better late than never if I want to drink it during the summer!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on July 29, 2011, 03:47:59 AM
I got inspired and brewed my best bitter tonight.  I added a little amber Belgian syrup for fun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on July 29, 2011, 09:00:14 AM
Scheduled?  I'm working on my defense all weekend of course. :-\

It's slowly but surely coming together, got my paperwork together as far as I know . . . not long now. ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: alikocho on July 29, 2011, 09:37:07 AM
Scheduled?  I'm working on my defense all weekend of course. :-\

It's slowly but surely coming together, got my paperwork together as far as I know . . . not long now. ;D

Best of luck!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on July 29, 2011, 01:16:41 PM
Scheduled?  I'm working on my defense all weekend of course. :-\

It's slowly but surely coming together, got my paperwork together as far as I know . . . not long now. ;D

They say the best defense is a good offense.  So go out there and say something offensive!

Seriously, be confident.  You're probably going to be the foremost expert on the subject in the room.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: alikocho on July 29, 2011, 01:22:28 PM
Scheduled?  I'm working on my defense all weekend of course. :-\

It's slowly but surely coming together, got my paperwork together as far as I know . . . not long now. ;D

They say the best defense is a good offense.  So go out there and say something offensive!

Seriously, be confident.  You're probably going to be the foremost expert on the subject in the room.

The advice I got going into mine was not to be antagonistic, but to make sure that you take control by spending 5 minutes or so "setting out your stall". And then clarity is key. Most importantly though - you know your work, and your arguments. Don't be phased by the awkward questions.

I've examined PhDs and supervize students. It's important to understand the mindset of the examiner. Very few are looking to deny you the degree if the thesis is up to it, but all are looking to make sure you're worth it. I'm sure you are. Keep us posted.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: jeffy on July 29, 2011, 01:31:09 PM
Which is harder, this defense or the final interview for Brewer of the Year?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: metron-brewer on July 29, 2011, 02:17:57 PM
Pliny clone (hopefully) and anxiously awaiting the delivery of a fermentation freezer and temp regulator on Saturday.
Care to share your recipe?
I'm brewing Greg Muller's Two Hearted Clone
Ron
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on July 29, 2011, 04:29:14 PM
Looks like I'll have the time to put a double batch of IPA together.  I haven't brewed all summer and I'm starting to run low.  Had to put down one of the pack this week.  She had been sick for a couple of months (cancer).  Hurt her back a couple of weeks ago and was having a rough time getting around.  RIP Rennie :'(    She's the tricolor Aussie shepard in the back.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk32/redbeerman/1236942055.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: bluesman on July 29, 2011, 04:39:36 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss Jim. It's a very difficult thing to do.

R.I.P. Rennie.  :(

I raise a pint in her honor.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on July 29, 2011, 06:23:01 PM
Right there with you on the level of "ugh".

I have to admit, despite being an atheist, there is a small part of me that hopes I'm wrong so I can see all my furry buddies on the other side.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on July 29, 2011, 08:48:15 PM
Dry hopping an all Galaxy AIPA, doing a starter for an all Centennial AIPA. Brewing next weekend. Sorry about your friend redbeerman, raising a Bell's THA right now. RIP Rennie. Good girl.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on July 30, 2011, 04:52:54 AM
I need to brew something since I'm off this weekend, but I'm torn.  I only have temp control for  one batch at a time and I have a Kolsch that's about finished.  I was going to dry hop it in primary for a couple of weeks, but I also want to use the yeast cake for another dopple alt.  I guess i can dry hop in the kegs and brew the Alt Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on July 30, 2011, 12:56:01 PM
My buddies Cenntenials are ready, so we're going to do a wet (fresh) hop IPA on Sun. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: blatz on July 30, 2011, 01:34:26 PM
Looks like I'll have the time to put a double batch of IPA together.  I haven't brewed all summer and I'm starting to run low.  Had to put down one of the pack this week.  She had been sick for a couple of months (cancer).  Hurt her back a couple of weeks ago and was having a rough time getting around.  RIP Rennie :'(    She's the tricolor Aussie shepard in the back.


so sorry Jim - RIP Rennie!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on July 31, 2011, 06:48:15 AM
Looks like I'll have the time to put a double batch of IPA together.
So sorry, it always bums me out to hear this kind of thing.

Thanks for all of the well-wishing everyone, I am honestly not that concerned.  They generally don't let you defend if they're not ready for you to graduate, and I've never heard of anyone failing.  That's not to say I'm not stressed, but it is more than kind of stress that comes when you have a lot of work to get done, rather than the pass/fail kind.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: uthristy on July 31, 2011, 11:41:40 AM

I have to admit, despite being an atheist, there is a small part of me that hopes I'm wrong so I can see all my furry buddies on the other side.

Yep, I like to think that somewhere in the multiverse they are still playing till we meet again.

"Through the Wormhole" had a episode re: life after death.
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Today if the weather looks good I have plans for a hoppy Belgian Strong Blond, friday we brewed our Festivus (Oktoberfest).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: bluesman on July 31, 2011, 02:39:13 PM

Thanks for all of the well-wishing everyone, I am honestly not that concerned.  They generally don't let you defend if they're not ready for you to graduate, and I've never heard of anyone failing.  That's not to say I'm not stressed, but it is more than kind of stress that comes when you have a lot of work to get done, rather than the pass/fail kind.

I assume you're talking about your PhD.

Best of luck Tom.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on August 01, 2011, 11:49:47 AM
I couldn't stand it, I had to brew something yesterday.  I had used the last of my quarts of starter wort so I brewed some more.  Got 11 quarts for my efforts.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 01, 2011, 08:29:37 PM
Final results of the weekend: Fat Cat Sweet Stout (http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/fat-cat-sweet-stout)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/29 Edition
Post by: andrew on August 01, 2011, 11:17:30 PM
Going to brew a saison on Wednesday which would be my Saturday. Unfortunately my plans have just been placed in limbo. May have an unwelcome visitor Friday. Hurricane Saison would be fitting if I do get to brew, but being in the weather business will be busy over the next several days.