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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/2 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on August 31, 2011, 04:08:57 PM
Seriously? September? *sigh*

With fall looming, what's the doing?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/2 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on August 31, 2011, 04:18:27 PM
Looks like an American Amber for me
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Post by: morticaixavier on August 31, 2011, 04:31:17 PM
Finally getting to the triple decoction hefeweizen with the wife. woohoo! It will be the most complicated brew day I have ever done. building water from RO, doing a decoction and working with my wife for the whole process (while our child is passed from hand to hand I would guess) I think I will let her do most of the actual work and I will hang with the kid as much as possible. I want it to be her beer as much as is reasonable.
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Post by: Pinski on August 31, 2011, 04:31:29 PM
DUCKS vs lsu
Go Ducks!
Do they have good beer in Dallas?
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Post by: sparkleberry on August 31, 2011, 04:33:00 PM
I will bottle my first pale ale and brew my first thanksgiving specific beer, a maple brown ale.
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Post by: bluesman on August 31, 2011, 04:35:39 PM
Studying for my BJCP Exam in hopes of bettering my score. The exam is on 9/11.  :o

I'm really not superstitious but that date just rings in my head.

No brewing until 9/18.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 31, 2011, 04:50:32 PM
Going to brew an American Amber. It will be the fifth in a series of beers I have been brewing for my annual Oktoberfest party, which I have eponymously named Schwandtoberfest.  ;D
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Post by: JKL on August 31, 2011, 05:00:18 PM
I'll be getting the last of the lighter beers out of the way then onto the Winter heavies.  Brewing up a 6% abv Pseudo-Schwarz on Sunday Morning.  CDA and Westmalle Clone coming up soon!
-J.K.L.
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 31, 2011, 05:09:48 PM
Cleaning kegs and kegging beer.  It needs to be ready to serve on Sunday.
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Post by: James Lorden on August 31, 2011, 05:25:53 PM
'Fest

Hey Bluesman, I'm flying to Palm Springs on 9/11 - I think I might have one up on you on the freaked out scale.  10 year aniversay and the year we got Bin Laden....
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Post by: tygo on August 31, 2011, 06:11:00 PM
Watching the first Penn State football game of the season on Saturday and drinking beer.  Brewing up a BoPils on Sunday.
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Post by: theDarkSide on August 31, 2011, 06:15:00 PM
Watching the first Penn State football game of the season on Saturday and drinking beer.  Brewing up a BoPils on Sunday.

I bet you have one of these:

(http://www.thestudentbookstore.com/webitemimages/520/W44402.jpg)
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Post by: Hokerer on August 31, 2011, 06:39:20 PM
Watching the first Penn State football game of the season on Saturday and drinking beer.  Brewing up a BoPils on Sunday.

Wife said there's so much to do this weekend that I have to choose between brewing and attending the VT season opener.  Decisions, decisions...
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Post by: bluesman on August 31, 2011, 06:39:50 PM
'Fest

Hey Bluesman, I'm flying to Palm Springs on 9/11 - I think I might have one up on you on the freaked out scale.  10 year aniversay and the year we got Bin Laden....

I think so...congrats Jim.

Keep your eyes on Katia.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/2 Edition
Post by: tygo on August 31, 2011, 06:44:35 PM
Watching the first Penn State football game of the season on Saturday and drinking beer.  Brewing up a BoPils on Sunday.

I bet you have one of these:

(http://www.thestudentbookstore.com/webitemimages/520/W44402.jpg)

I don't, but my wife has been browsing the alumni store for the last couple of days.  I'll have to ask her to keep an eye out  ;)
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Post by: hoser on August 31, 2011, 07:22:46 PM
Attending  the Husker game on Saturday afternoon and then our LHBC annual picnic in the evening.  On Sunday brewing up a 10 gallon extract recipe of Belgian Golden Ale and then a CAP with a decoction/cereal mash with my brew buddy on Monday!
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Post by: saintpierre on August 31, 2011, 07:38:39 PM
Cleaning kegs and kegging beer.

Same here but I got a little more time till MNF.
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Post by: dannyjed on August 31, 2011, 09:18:37 PM
Kegging the fresh hop (Centennial) IPA and brewing an American Brown Ale.
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Post by: gmac on August 31, 2011, 09:44:10 PM
Just finished 10 gals of Kolsch and planning on 10 gals of an English Pale if I can get the yeast ready in time.  Probably be ready for Monday.  Kegged 5 gals of French Saison, 5 gals of Cali Common and 5 gals of APA.
Then work gets busy and I may not brew again for a very long time :(
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Post by: Joe Sr. on August 31, 2011, 09:46:05 PM
No brewing this weekend.  Kegging perhaps.

And I'll do my best to pick up some growlers from Lazy Monk Brewing when I drive by Eau Claire.
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Post by: denny on August 31, 2011, 10:07:27 PM
No brewing here...again.  Sigh.  Going on 2 months, my longest stretch without brewing since I started.  Life has gotten complicated recently.
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Post by: roguenationpatriot on August 31, 2011, 10:48:25 PM
Hopefully i'll get around to my Oatmeal Milk stout, but alas there are still boxes to unpack from my move. Its' also getting close to the pumpkin beer season. I've not done one before is the pumpkin easy to work with?
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Post by: dhacker on September 01, 2011, 12:50:26 AM
Starters of 1214 going for 11 gallons of Dubbel, racking the Sorachi Ace Saison to secondary, bottling 6 gallons of Peach Apricot Chardonnay and kegging a lagering Bier de Garde.   
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Post by: Mark G on September 01, 2011, 02:11:54 AM
Brewing an APA, and cleaning 4 kegs.
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Post by: rjharper on September 01, 2011, 03:38:51 AM
Brewing a Dusseldorf Alt tomorrow, a Belgian Wit Sunday, and an Irish Red Monday.  That and cleaning a bunch of kegs, and the keggerator itself.  Phew...
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Post by: pinnah on September 01, 2011, 04:00:32 AM
Just now finished the 2011 harvest ale. 
Denny's RIPA with all homegrown, topped off with 1.5 pounds of fresh CTZ at flameout.

Tis the season...Cheers! 8)
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Post by: BrewingRover on September 01, 2011, 07:59:04 PM
I'm brewing an IPA of some sort. I have bulk grain and hops and a slurry of 1272 ready to go. I just need to figure out what flavor I'm after.
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Post by: cheba420 on September 02, 2011, 06:52:51 AM
No brewing here...again.  Sigh.  Going on 2 months, my longest stretch without brewing since I started.  Life has gotten complicated recently.
One of the best aspects of being a brewer, In my opinion is the requirement of focus. When I brew, I get channeled in. Its the only thing going on. I think some people see golf the same way. Its relaxing because youre just out there golfing. No other BS. Just like brewing. You're just out there brewing...no other BS! Thats the best part. You get to unplug from everything else and just brew. Hope you get back on your rig soon!

I've got my annual Punkin Porter on deck for Saturday.At 7.8%, this is a good beer to have just in time for the winter. Should be ready to drink by Halloween!  Also need to keg the Amber Ale I brewed a couple weeks ago.
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Post by: madscientist on September 02, 2011, 12:52:26 PM
Brewing a pumpkin ale on Monday.  Next week will be my big brew week where I will actually brew two batches in one day.  I'm excited for that. 
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Post by: Slowbrew on September 02, 2011, 06:17:55 PM
'Fest

Hey Bluesman, I'm flying to Palm Springs on 9/11 - I think I might have one up on you on the freaked out scale.  10 year aniversay and the year we got Bin Laden....

If it helps take the edge off the date for you it's also the 4th anniversary of my Dad's death.  I prefer to remember the day for him.  Bin Laden get too much credit anyway.    :)

Paul
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/2 Edition
Post by: Slowbrew on September 02, 2011, 06:19:41 PM
And no brewing this weekend.  Marching band season has started which means my weekends are owned by my kid's band comps.

Paul
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Post by: ynotbrusum on September 03, 2011, 02:58:25 PM
First extract in quite a while - I am brewing a pumpkin ale that is my LHBS formula that he won silver with at AHA a few years back.  My homebrew club is brewing early Sunday and I will have a later start, so the extract solved the time issue.  I should be chilled and pitched about the same time as the AG guys.

Good Brewing to all - and Denny, I hope you are back at it soon!
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Post by: jeffy on September 04, 2011, 03:02:14 PM
Mashed in a Rye IPA at 8:45 this morning.  Hopping with warrier, columbus and cascades.  I plan to split the batch, five gallons with US 05 and five with Ardennes yeast. 
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Post by: ethalacker on September 04, 2011, 05:55:06 PM
Just finished a saison
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Post by: Malticulous on September 04, 2011, 07:52:24 PM
I have an all late hop APA chilling in the fridge.
http://hopville.com/recipe/849197/american-pale-ale-recipes/you-are-late
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Post by: tygo on September 04, 2011, 08:34:00 PM
Just finished up a Bopils.  Three rest steps, two of which were decoctions, plus a 90 minute boil.  I'm a bit tired.  I always seem to pick the hottest days to do these kinds of beers.  It's sitting in the chest freezer coming down to pitching temp at the moment.
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Post by: jeffy on September 04, 2011, 08:38:48 PM
Just finished up a Bopils.  Three rest steps, two of which were decoctions, plus a 90 minute boil.  I'm a bit tired.  I always seem to pick the hottest days to do these kinds of beers.  It's sitting in the chest freezer coming down to pitching temp at the moment.
Maybe you should be in there, too.
My brew day went well, with 10 gallons of wort pitched and the brewery clean after about five and a half hours.
Relaxing with a homebrewed Belgian Blonde now, smiling that tomorrow is a  holiday.
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Post by: passlaku on September 05, 2011, 12:36:34 PM
Just doughed in on a late hop American pale ale.  Four to five ounces of hops will go into these five gallons of wort. 
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Post by: tomsawyer on September 05, 2011, 01:22:16 PM
Doing a Scottish 80/- this morning, went the BCS grain bill (honey malt, British crystals and a touch of pale chocolate) with the exception of using Golden Promise and Edinburgh ale yeast.
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Post by: corkybstewart on September 05, 2011, 03:27:23 PM
Something mildish for Ottoberfest, but British.  I'm thinking 16 pounds of Maris Otter, 2 pounds crystal 60, Willamtette at 60, 20 and flameout brewed with Nottingham yeast to finish fast.
I'll also be kegging my altbier which tasted amazing last night, racking a cider to a clean keg and adding sugar(any ideas about how much?)
On my way home from the office it hit me-German mild.  15 pounds of Munich, 1.5 pounds Carapils, Perle for bittering and Tettnanger or Hallertau for 20 minutes and flameout.  With the Nottingham yeast it should finish fast
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Post by: kgs on September 05, 2011, 04:23:29 PM
No brewing this weekend, but I'm getting projects/errands done that ensure I have next Sunday afternoon free and placing orders so I'll have the goods for it. Planning an extract brew because I haven't done one in over two years and I'm curious to see how it stacks up to my all-grain. Going to do a full boil.
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Post by: Hokerer on September 05, 2011, 09:18:27 PM
Just got the American Amber into the fermenter (still cooling so I haven't pitched yet).
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Post by: chezteth on September 06, 2011, 12:30:47 PM
Brewed up 10gal. of Octoberfest (yeah, I know it is rather late to start this) yesterday.  It was the second time doing a decoction mash.  Had it into the fermentor and cleaned up within 8 hours!
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Post by: redbeerman on September 06, 2011, 01:44:53 PM
Brewed up 10gal. of Octoberfest (yeah, I know it is rather late to start this) yesterday.  It was the second time doing a decoction mash.  Had it into the fermentor and cleaned up within 8 hours!

I did an Oktoberfest as well, no decoction though.  5 gallons with White Labs bock yeast (This yeast really brings out the malt) and 5 gallons with S-05 (Mocktoberfest)
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Post by: gmac on September 06, 2011, 03:47:46 PM
Just started 10 gals of English Bitter.  I know it's Tuesday, does it still count as the weekend?
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Post by: tomsawyer on September 06, 2011, 08:18:07 PM
Just started 10 gals of English Bitter.  I know it's Tuesday, does it still count as the weekend?

Sure, what the heck.  I just kegged a bitter, and my current keg hasn't even blown yet  A miracle!

After I brewed the Scottish, I went nuts and brewed a robust porter.  Should've squeezed in an Irish red and made it a Great Britain day.  I was tired as it was though.  Those second brews always seem like a good idea at the time.
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 07, 2011, 12:19:52 PM
Brewed up 10gal. of Octoberfest (yeah, I know it is rather late to start this) yesterday.  It was the second time doing a decoction mash.  Had it into the fermentor and cleaned up within 8 hours!
Better late then never :)
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 07, 2011, 12:20:38 PM
Brewing double batch of Boheminan Dark Lager.