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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 10, 2011, 03:56:27 PM
So, whatcha doing? Me? Oh nothing much.. just going to make a wild ale of some variety. You?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: bluesman on August 10, 2011, 04:07:53 PM
Hopefully harvesting some hops.  :)

No brewing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on August 10, 2011, 04:17:05 PM
Hopefully making the oatmeal pale ale I didn't get too last weekend and bottling the wild rye saison.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: denny on August 10, 2011, 04:19:13 PM
Nothing again...hoping to get to the bottling and kegging I didn't get to last weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: jeffy on August 10, 2011, 04:22:35 PM
My wife and I are going to Philly and NYC for a few days.  I'm looking forward to some beer/pub research.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: denny on August 10, 2011, 04:24:25 PM
My wife and I are going to Philly and NYC for a few days.  I'm looking forward to some beer/pub research.

I was in NY a couple weeks ago and ran across a stellar IPA called "Flower Power" from Ithaca Brewing.  If you see it, try it!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: gordonstrong on August 10, 2011, 04:30:52 PM
My wife and I are going to Philly and NYC for a few days.  I'm looking forward to some beer/pub research.

I was in NYC last weekend.  The local homebrewers (a great bunch, BTW) met me at Rattle N Hum near The Empire State Building.  I think it was on 33rd between 5th and Madison.  They have a web site.

Great selection!  They had an IPA festival recently, so many were still on tap.  They had 5 gravity casks and 2 hand pumps, plus something like 40 taps.  I didn't have food while there, but what I saw looked great (like a proper English breakfast).

Two big thumbs up if you're in midtown.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on August 10, 2011, 05:11:27 PM
My wife and I are going to Philly and NYC for a few days.  I'm looking forward to some beer/pub research.
If you don't have Monk's Cafe (http://www.monkscafe.com/) in Philly on your list, add it.

I'll be bottling a dubbel and making a starter for next week, assuming I can figure out a day to brew next week. I've got a tube of WLP500 in the fridge that's begging to be turned into a tripel.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: rjharper on August 10, 2011, 05:14:19 PM
Popping the cherry on my newly constructed HERMS rig with an APA; my first all grain recipe after doing extract for 6 years.  To say I'm excited is an understatement...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: anday6 on August 10, 2011, 05:23:08 PM
First batch with the new direct-fired mash tun is gonna be an Oktoberfest Ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: brewmanator on August 10, 2011, 05:36:53 PM
Repitching the yeast (WY3068) from a dunkelweizen, so probably a weizenbock.  I am also considering crafting a gose with a mix of the german wheat yeast and some lactobacillus.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on August 10, 2011, 05:41:24 PM
My first lager!!  OktoberFest.  A little late but should be ready by end of october.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: ukolowiczd on August 10, 2011, 06:01:58 PM
Repitching the yeast (WY3068) from a dunkelweizen, so probably a weizenbock.  I am also considering crafting a gose with a mix of the german wheat yeast and some lactobacillus.

I made the Gose recipe from the BYO magazine (couple issues ago) with wheat, flaked sea salt and accidulated malt. It came out perfect. If only it were my recipe. Was so impressed with the souring of the accidulated malt that I put it in a elderflower saison. Trying it today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: Bret on August 10, 2011, 06:22:57 PM
Doing another Kolsch.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 10, 2011, 06:34:13 PM
I'll be brewing something in the next week.  Possibly another batch of Seamus, or maybe another hefeweizen.  Those two plus another TBD (probably a pale ale) are next up.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: jeffy on August 10, 2011, 09:34:57 PM
My wife and I are going to Philly and NYC for a few days.  I'm looking forward to some beer/pub research.

I was in NYC last weekend.  The local homebrewers (a great bunch, BTW) met me at Rattle N Hum near The Empire State Building.  I think it was on 33rd between 5th and Madison.  They have a web site.

Great selection!  They had an IPA festival recently, so many were still on tap.  They had 5 gravity casks and 2 hand pumps, plus something like 40 taps.  I didn't have food while there, but what I saw looked great (like a proper English breakfast).

Two big thumbs up if you're in midtown.
I'll have to give them another chance.  The one time I was there I had the worst bartender I've ever had (and I have been to a few bars in my day).  Normally when I sit at the bar I get a little faster service than at a table, but not with this guy.  My first three choices from the cask menu were out (ha had to check with a server to find this out on each request) so I decided to get a sampler of 4 small glasses.  20 minutes later and he only had three of the four.  I think he was stoned or hung over or otherwise unable to remember simple tasks, like glance at a customer on occasion.
My favorite pub in Manhattan is Blind Tiger in the W. Village.
Philly has too many favorite pubs.  What a great beer town.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: Mark G on August 11, 2011, 01:56:27 PM
No brewing, but lots of packaging work to be done. I'm bottling my BoPils for the Pilsner Urquell competition tomorrow. I also need to transfer an IPA to another keg after hitting it with gelatin so I can transport it to my brother's b-day party Saturday. And finally I wrap up the weekend with my son's 6th birthday party Sunday. It's a kids party, so plenty of drinking will be requied afterwards.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on August 11, 2011, 06:01:01 PM
I have a yeast slurry to use, so I'll be making either a faux pils/cream ale/Kolsch type ale or a brown porter (because I have a hankering for a Black Butte clone).  Still stocking up for football season and a full crew each Sunday!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: sparkleberry on August 11, 2011, 06:27:29 PM
gonna bottle a batch of porter and brew a pale ale.  pretty excited about this because it will be the first pale I've brewed.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: glastctbrew on August 11, 2011, 06:43:08 PM
Finally going to get to brew an Irish red I've been trying to get done for 2 weeks now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on August 12, 2011, 03:12:47 AM
Been wanting to knock out a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter clone for a while now. My wife and her best friend love the stuff. OK...so do I! Should be ready to drink by the end of September.....Perfect!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: dhacker on August 12, 2011, 11:50:12 AM
A Sorachi Ace Saison  split batch w/ WY3711 in one and T-58 in the other, maybe blending it back together after a few taste trials . .

Also, cleaning / sanitizing about two dozen kegs and doing the same on about 60 wine bottles.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 12, 2011, 12:13:16 PM
I might brew one final hefeweizen for the season.  Actually, I might brew a dunkelweizen.  Definitely bottling/corking my 2010 dry mead.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: Simon on August 12, 2011, 01:20:26 PM
I'm brewing an oak ale. I've been brewing for years and never made anything oaked. Be interesting to see whether or not I like the results!

Cheers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: passlaku on August 13, 2011, 05:22:18 AM
I am doing a Saison tomorrow and an American Brown on Sunday.  Using WLP 566 on the Saison and the SD Super Yeast on the Brown. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: rbclay on August 13, 2011, 05:58:43 AM
I am participating in the Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Fest in a town nearby. I am setting up a tent as an artist, as a member of a new club called the Unsettled Ale Society, and I will be brewing a batch of beer on site. I am making an IPA along the lines of Green Flash. I will try to post some pics tomorrow, er, later today. Wow, it's late...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: Pinski on August 13, 2011, 09:07:39 AM
Kegging 10 gallons of Oatmeal Stout, racking and dry hopping 10 gallons of Pliny clone. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: jiggs26.2 on August 13, 2011, 09:17:53 AM
Either a Pumpkin Ale for the fall or an Oatmeal Stout. One will get done this weekend and the other the following week or 2.  Pretty excited for the Pumpkin Ale thought,
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 14, 2011, 08:09:20 PM
Double brewing Bo Pils today. Done with first one working on the second now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: Malticulous on August 14, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
I chilling a dark wheat now. 45% 2-row, 44% raw wheat (half of it lightly toasted,) 6% pale chocolate and carafa II and the rest a blend of crystal malts. I cereal mashed the wheat with one pound of the 2-row. It's about a $10 batch, as cheap as I can make one. The mash took a couple of hours. I bought a 27 lb bucket of raw wheat for $11.
http://hopville.com/recipe/780271/specialty-beer-recipes/dark-wheat

Next up is a Cream ale or CAP but I'm Too tired to brew again today.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: dano14041 on August 16, 2011, 01:06:52 AM
It finally dropped below 100  last week, so I was able to brew yesterday. I have a blonde ale fermenting away now.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: jeffy on August 16, 2011, 02:30:40 AM
My wife and I are going to Philly and NYC for a few days.  I'm looking forward to some beer/pub research.

I was in NYC last weekend.  The local homebrewers (a great bunch, BTW) met me at Rattle N Hum near The Empire State Building.  I think it was on 33rd between 5th and Madison.  They have a web site.

Great selection!  They had an IPA festival recently, so many were still on tap.  They had 5 gravity casks and 2 hand pumps, plus something like 40 taps.  I didn't have food while there, but what I saw looked great (like a proper English breakfast).

Two big thumbs up if you're in midtown.
I'll have to give them another chance.  The one time I was there I had the worst bartender I've ever had (and I have been to a few bars in my day).  Normally when I sit at the bar I get a little faster service than at a table, but not with this guy.  My first three choices from the cask menu were out (ha had to check with a server to find this out on each request) so I decided to get a sampler of 4 small glasses.  20 minutes later and he only had three of the four.  I think he was stoned or hung over or otherwise unable to remember simple tasks, like glance at a customer on occasion.
My favorite pub in Manhattan is Blind Tiger in the W. Village.
Philly has too many favorite pubs.  What a great beer town.
(Quoting my own post here as a follow-up). I had lunch and a few beers at Rattle and Hum today in NYC.  Service was polite and prompt and the beer and food were excellent.  There was only one cask available, a Belgian Quad, I think, but I opted for some other draughts.  A very good experience this time.  My first visit there was when they were only just opened and now 3 years later, they have their act completely together.  My server was a certified Cicerone.
In Philly Saturday I had lunch and a flight of beers at Kraftwork in Fishtown.  The beer can chicken sandwich was awesome.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: gordonstrong on August 16, 2011, 03:06:09 AM
Glad it worked out for you, Jeff.  The locals gave it a strong recommendation and they couldn't have been nicer to me when I was there, so I'm glad you gave them a second chance.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/12 Edition
Post by: nauimatt on August 16, 2011, 08:40:58 PM
going to try my first ever batch of mead.