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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 17, 2011, 06:23:04 PM
Whatcha doing with the kettles this weekend?

Last weekend I made a wild Oat ale (and split the 11 gallons in twain with the second version getting the new Candi Syrup 90 and French Saison yeast's onboard.

Probably just do some maintenance type stuff this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: ryang on August 17, 2011, 06:29:41 PM
An obscure, all-but-extinct german ale called lichtenhainer. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 17, 2011, 06:35:04 PM
Ok, you can't just run away.. details on this "I'm not dead yet" style?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 17, 2011, 06:47:29 PM
Ok, you can't just run away.. details on this "I'm not dead yet" style?

+1 I'm very interested!

I'll be brewing a Helles and kegging Oktoberfest. Das Leben ist gut!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: ryang on August 17, 2011, 06:58:41 PM
ok, ok.

Long story... the wife wanted another kriek.  I told her she had to brew it.  At the same time, she's been reading "Smoked Beers" by Daniels and Larson, so the obvious next step was, "what about something sour and smokey?"

I say, "hmm, interesting."  A quick and simple google search of 'sour smokey ale' came up with several nice pieces on this beer, popular in the late 1800's in the Thuringen area of Germany (not far from Leipzig, home of Gose).

It's kinda like a berliner weiss, except with the addition of some smoked malt.

Low and behold, I looked on my shelf at my copy of (yet unread) Brewing With Wheat by Hieronymous and there's some descriptions and even a recipe in the back.

Here's an interesting piece from the Shut Up About Barclay Perkins blog... http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/2008/01/lichtenhainer.html

Here's to experimentation!  Who knows... this could get big.  :P
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on August 17, 2011, 07:32:41 PM
ok, ok.

Long story... the wife wanted another kriek.  I told her she had to brew it.  

nice!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: sparkleberry on August 17, 2011, 08:13:03 PM
I'm going to bottle my first iipa.  i'm not sure what i might brew yet.  have a decent amount of chocolate malt left over from a run of porters and a fair amount of pilsner lme i should probably use up.  and plenty of 7 different hops.  maybe a black apa or ipa?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: sparkleberry on August 17, 2011, 08:19:45 PM
or cascadian dark ale.  whichever one it is. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: beersk on August 17, 2011, 09:00:33 PM
Imma brew for the first time in months, I think.  New chest freezer for ferm temp control ought to be at my house tomorrow and I already got the Johnson controller.  Thinkin' of brewing the Bell's Oberon clone I've been meaning to brew for months.  Only 3 gallons, should be gone for when it's time for fall beers...maybe....Might have to wait on brewing that...damn. 
Okay, so maybe I'll brew a pumpkin beer and a moktoberfest in the same weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on August 18, 2011, 03:20:14 AM
I'm brewing a tripel in the morning and if all goes well, an amber in the afternoon. Lake Michigan is pushing 80 at the beaches, so I think I'm going to need to break out the ice water recirculating pump setup.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on August 18, 2011, 04:13:32 AM
I decided my weekend starts tomorrow, and I'm going to kick it off by brewing a batch of Irish Stout, unless something else tickles my fancy between now and weighing the grain.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: dhacker on August 18, 2011, 12:15:40 PM
I flip flopped. I was gonna brew the Sorachi Ace Saison last week, but decided to do the Bier de Garde instead. So, I'm doing the Saison Saturday. I tweaked the recipe one more time after re-reading the section in Farmhouse Ales that was written by Yvan De Baets.  :-\ 

Split batch . . Wy3711 and T-58.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: tygo on August 18, 2011, 01:40:45 PM
Kegging and cleaning kegs this weekend and recovering from a couple successive summer travel weekends.  Back to brewing next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: Mark G on August 18, 2011, 02:46:21 PM
No time to brew, but I have 3 kegs to clean, and a saison to rack into one of those kegs.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: drewloc on August 18, 2011, 03:20:49 PM
I'll be brewing an Amber this weekend, along with kegging my Pumpkin Ale I brewed a few weekends back. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: bluesman on August 18, 2011, 04:29:40 PM
Have to work Saturday and plan to bottle a Belgian Quad on Sunday. No brewing this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 18, 2011, 04:40:51 PM
Forgot to add that I'll be building a second portable kegerator this weekend too.  8) I built a 2.5 gallon "coolerator" a few years ago. The new one will accommodate 5 gallon cornies.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: pinnah on August 18, 2011, 05:14:08 PM
So, I'm doing the Saison Saturday. I tweaked the recipe one more time after re-reading the section in Farmhouse Ales that was written by Yvan De Baets.  :-\ 

I wouldn't mind hearing your recipe if you feel like sharing. :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on August 18, 2011, 11:11:21 PM
Brewing a batch of Amber Ale on Friday night. Not that it matters, but this will be my first night time brew session and on a Friday night no less. Things could get rowdy!

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: dhacker on August 18, 2011, 11:18:36 PM
So, I'm doing the Saison Saturday. I tweaked the recipe one more time after re-reading the section in Farmhouse Ales that was written by Yvan De Baets.  :-\  

I wouldn't mind hearing your recipe if you feel like sharing. :)

EDIT

I had it here, but moved it to the "Beer Recipes" area . . .
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on August 19, 2011, 01:45:54 AM
I just moved my daughter into new housing for her senior year at UW Madison; her friends heard I homebrew, so now I am committed to a ten gallon batch of Badger Red Ale.  Should be easy and just trying to settle on the yeast - Irish ale or just US-05.  The youngsters palates may call for US-05, so maybe I will split the batch and compare!

 :-\
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: euge on August 19, 2011, 02:34:38 AM
Might go with a Cali-common.
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Post by: pehlman on August 19, 2011, 01:34:16 PM
Heard a pretty simple Arrogant Bastard clone recipe on The Jamil Show the other day. I think I may be giving that one a whirl on Sunday. Either that or I might attempt a Berliner Weiss that I am supposed to do as a friend's birthday beer... We shall see! :P
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on August 19, 2011, 01:40:48 PM
Heard a pretty simple Arrogant Bastard clone recipe on The Jamil Show the other day.

15lbs of C-120L and 1lbs of Chinook?? j/k ;D

No brewing this weekend - more work on the new brewery (and the house around it that my wife seems more focused on) and diving into the latest tapping of my house IPA which somehow tastes like the best yet - no new changes to the recipe in a long time, guess I just captured some magic on this one.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: passlaku on August 19, 2011, 02:14:42 PM
Just made a starter of White Labs' Mexican Lager.  Hoping to brew some sort of hoppy pilsner manana. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: jeffy on August 19, 2011, 03:27:07 PM
Heard a pretty simple Arrogant Bastard clone recipe on The Jamil Show the other day.

15lbs of C-120L and 1lbs of Chinook?? j/k ;D

No brewing this weekend - more work on the new brewery (and the house around it that my wife seems more focused on) and diving into the latest tapping of my house IPA which somehow tastes like the best yet - no new changes to the recipe in a long time, guess I just captured some magic on this one.
I have tasted your IPA and really liked it and now you're saying it's even better? 
What kinda dry hops?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: blatz on August 19, 2011, 03:31:38 PM
I have tasted your IPA and really liked it and now you're saying it's even better? 
What kinda dry hops?

Thanks Jeffy!  yeah the one I submitted to Sunshine was good, but in my opinion, not my best batch of that recipe for some reason.  This one, I just tapped on Wed night and I can't stay away.

Now that I think of it, I did incorporate one small change this time - I dryhopped both in the fermenter (2oz for 10 gal) and again in the keg (1oz each) whereas I usually just do the keg.

The dryhops are all Columbus.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on August 19, 2011, 10:30:03 PM
Might brew if I come with a recipe I want to brew w/US-05 or S-04, didn't get a starter for liquid yeast going. Work is getting in the way of my brewing. Kegging an all Galaxy hopped AIPA. Tasted promising going into dry hop.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on August 20, 2011, 12:54:41 PM
Still debating about whether or not to brew the yearly cheer beer today...I either brew it today or in about a month from now when my next free weekend comes around. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on August 20, 2011, 02:57:08 PM
I brewed an alt yesterday and screwed up.  I was fly sparging and got busy and forgot to shut the valve from the HLT(and I was absolutely sober).  The first time I noticed was when the kettle began to run over.  So I took 3 gallons from the kettle and boiled it down to a quart, like I do my wee heavy.  So we'll see what happens with it
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: jeffy on August 20, 2011, 03:01:12 PM
I brewed an alt yesterday and screwed up.  I was fly sparging and got busy and forgot to shut the valve from the HLT(and I was absolutely sober).  The first time I noticed was when the kettle began to run over.  So I took 3 gallons from the kettle and boiled it down to a quart, like I do my wee heavy.  So we'll see what happens with it
Sounds like an elegant solution that would work well for an Alt.
No brewing for me as I have to catch up from being gone last weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on August 20, 2011, 06:30:32 PM
making 2 cup experimental mashes Probably use the results as a starter for the hefe my wife and I have on schedule and the barley wine/small beer partigyle I have on schedule.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on August 20, 2011, 10:42:55 PM
I brewed an alt yesterday and screwed up.  I was fly sparging and got busy and forgot to shut the valve from the HLT(and I was absolutely sober).  The first time I noticed was when the kettle began to run over.  So I took 3 gallons from the kettle and boiled it down to a quart, like I do my wee heavy.  So we'll see what happens with it
Sounds like an elegant solution that would work well for an Alt.

or a good excuse to switch to batch sparging :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on August 21, 2011, 12:57:28 AM
I brewed an alt yesterday and screwed up.  I was fly sparging and got busy and forgot to shut the valve from the HLT(and I was absolutely sober).  The first time I noticed was when the kettle began to run over.  So I took 3 gallons from the kettle and boiled it down to a quart, like I do my wee heavy.  So we'll see what happens with it
Sounds like an elegant solution that would work well for an Alt.

or a good excuse to switch to batch sparging :)
I batch sparge about half the time, but I was in no hurry yesterday and had other things I was doing.  Batch sparging wouldn't have helped, I still would have left the valve open.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: woadwarrior on August 21, 2011, 06:26:21 PM
Working on a pair of drinking horns this weekend. Bovine horn for beer (500 ml), and a smallish antelope type horn (50 ml) for liquor and tasting.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on August 21, 2011, 11:01:32 PM
Working on a pair of drinking horns this weekend. Bovine horn for beer (500 ml), and a smallish antelope type horn (50 ml) for liquor and tasting.
Pics of the finished product would be great.  Do you treat the insides at all or does that wonderful cow horn flavor come through.  I've never drunk from a horn so  I know nothing, but I'll never forget the aroma of freshly trimmed horse hooves and it's the same material.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on August 22, 2011, 12:01:25 AM
Working on a pair of drinking horns this weekend. Bovine horn for beer (500 ml), and a smallish antelope type horn (50 ml) for liquor and tasting.

Yeah, pics! Got a buddy that makes uh, err, "tobacco" pipes from whitetail deer antlers. Cool.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: woadwarrior on August 22, 2011, 02:39:47 AM
Yes, I'll be coating the insides of them. and since I'm the forgetful type, I won't be doing it the traditional way which is to coat the inside with beeswax. (Knowing me, I'd leave them in the car on a hot summer day and have a nice waxy puddle in my car.) I consulted a couple of craftsmen a couple weeks ago at an SCA event who make and sell horns, and they recommended salad bowl finish from General Finishes. I will also be using this on the outside to give them a nice, glossy appearance. So far I've got the insides cleaned out and have the bovine horn sanded smooth. The antelope horn is not getting sanded on the outside. (Looks great the way it is.)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/21lsoya.jpg)
Here is what they look like so far.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: beersk on August 23, 2011, 02:47:13 AM
That's metal!  Viking!  The vessel in which we drink za beersk!
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 23, 2011, 12:08:41 PM
Double brew of Octoberfest. In the middle of the mash right now.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
Post by: beersk on August 23, 2011, 02:49:28 PM
Tonight I'm brewing an American-style black ale with all Horizon hops.  Thought about calling it Dark Helmet Ale.