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Title: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: dbeechum on January 07, 2010, 04:37:13 pm
Nothing for me this week, but I'm leading a tasting for the Falcons covering the following beers:

Fuller's 1845
Victory Old Horizontal
Green Flash Barleywine
Bigfoot 2001 (draft)
Bigfoot 2003 (draft)
Pizza Port San Clemente - Killer Dana DIPA (to contrast DIPA from BW)
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: brewmasternpb on January 07, 2010, 09:58:40 pm
Actually Drew, I'm taking your "Heart of Darkness" recipe and brewing it with "Cry Havoc" at around 60-62 degrees.
By the way, I really dig your style articles in Zymurgy.  Loved the American stout and Saison articles you did as well.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: wzl46 on January 08, 2010, 09:50:23 am
NOTHING
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 08, 2010, 10:00:54 am
I received a big slurry of the Essex Ale Yeast.  Have to do a special bitter with that to have some running beer on hand.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: denny on January 08, 2010, 11:42:16 am
I'll be brewing an APA with WY1450 to build up a slurry for a batch of Old Stoner BW.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: majorvices on January 08, 2010, 11:49:56 am
No brewing for me until I get the outdoor spigot defrosted again. I have a lager planned with S-189 and a Special Bitter planned for next week sometime. I am kegging some beers right now.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: blatz on January 08, 2010, 12:13:02 pm
no brewing - kegging one batch, and racking 2 others to secondary (yes, I said secondary - they're big beers...)
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 08, 2010, 12:22:39 pm
No brewing in here. I will be sitting on radiator to keep me worm :)
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: dbeechum on January 08, 2010, 12:46:20 pm
Actually Drew, I'm taking your "Heart of Darkness" recipe and brewing it with "Cry Havoc" at around 60-62 degrees.
By the way, I really dig your style articles in Zymurgy.  Loved the American stout and Saison articles you did as well.

Sweet! Let me know how the recipe works for you.

And I have great fun writing those articles.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: denny on January 08, 2010, 03:10:29 pm
Nothing for me this week, but I'm leading a tasting for the Falcons covering the following beers:

Fuller's 1845
Victory Old Horizontal
Green Flash Barleywine
Bigfoot 2001 (draft)
Bigfoot 2003 (draft)
Pizza Port San Clemente - Killer Dana DIPA (to contrast DIPA from BW)


A friend is holding a 12 year Bigfoot vertical tasting later this month.  Fortunately, he lives real close by!
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: dbeechum on January 08, 2010, 03:24:50 pm
A friend is holding a 12 year Bigfoot vertical tasting later this month.  Fortunately, he lives real close by!

I don't know if I've ever done a full 12 years, but I've come close. I particularly remember about four years ago a tasting with a '96 that was just drop dead fantastic.

By far the oldest of that ilk I've had was a bottle of ~1982-84 era Old Foghorn in the wee little nippy bottle.

Yes, I still want to get my hands on a Ballatine's Burton just to see what everyone (including you Denny) are talking about.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: 1vertical on January 08, 2010, 10:58:32 pm
Waiting for a lager to finish so I can use the yeast cake for an upcoming  Maibock...but that will be a week or two....
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: corkybstewart on January 09, 2010, 10:00:45 am
10 gallons of porter to pitch on the Nottingham yeast cake from my rye pale ale.  I'll soak vanilla beans in bourbon and add to one keg, cold brewed coffee in the other.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: brewmasternpb on January 09, 2010, 05:53:40 pm


Actually, I'm brewing the heart of Darkness recipe with the Wyeast PacMan yeast, my lhbs was all out of Cry Havoc.... So I'm making a Schwarzbier as an ale, we'll see how it goes!
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: babalu87 on January 09, 2010, 06:37:31 pm
A Rauchbier if I can get my burner to fire off

Supposed to be 8 in the AM
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: BrewArk on January 10, 2010, 11:39:48 am
Was gonna be a steam beer, that will more likely be a lager at the temperature I'm seeing.
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: halenrush on January 10, 2010, 02:45:57 pm
I'm firing off a Vienna Lager tomorrow.  I light of the huge ass earthquake we had yesterday I may name it Epicenter Vienna Lager or something like that.  Among my beer stuff I only lost one empty bottle and one full bottle of homebrew. 
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: 1vertical on January 10, 2010, 03:16:35 pm
I know why I don't live out there man....!
 
You're lucky!
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: Lynux on January 10, 2010, 09:14:52 pm
I brewed this American Wit thingy today...

3.5 gallons

4.00 lb Unmalted Raw Wheat (1.6 SRM) Grain 66.67 %
2.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 33.33 %
0.25 oz Magnum [14.20 %] (75 min) Hops 18.2 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (10 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (1 min) Hops 0.4 IBU
0.25 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 10.0 min) Misc 
0.50 oz Orange Zest (Boil 10.0 min) Misc 
1 Pkgs SafAle US-05 (DCL Yeast) Yeast-Ale

Measured Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.56
Bitterness: 21.8 IBU

Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: bluesman on January 11, 2010, 07:04:59 am
Planning to do a Barleywine next weekend. This weekend I was sniffing air-locks.  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha brewin' this week? - 2010 Jan 7 - 2010 Jan 13
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 12, 2010, 10:28:04 am
I'm gonna brew 10 gallons of a toned down APA.  I'll pitch 5 gallons with WLP001 and dry-hop it heavily in the secondary.  With the other 5 gallons I'm gonna pitch WLP530 - which will hopfully be some kind of Belgerican Pale Ale.