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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on October 05, 2011, 03:47:47 PM
Happy Oktober!

What's on the brewing agenda mein damen und herren?

I was going to brew today, but the universe decided to be funny and rain in LA. Now, I have to work while listening to the sirens of the EMT crews racing around to all the wreck sites. Currently I show more than 20 active collisions around the city!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on October 05, 2011, 03:57:06 PM
I'm planning to brew a RIS today.  And it's raining here too Drew!  You can't let the rain stop you in this area though.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: chumley on October 05, 2011, 03:57:16 PM
I brewed on Monday....5 gallons of 1.084 OG Belgian Strong Dark Ale fermenting merrily away.  Tonight I will add a pound of D180 candi syrup to it...what will that boost the effective OG to?  1.088?

No brewing this weekend, as it is Opening Day of pheasant and antelope season on Saturday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on October 05, 2011, 03:59:24 PM
You can't let the rain stop you in this area though.

Yeah, you guys have contingency plans for rain. In LA rain is treated far more apocalyptically!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on October 05, 2011, 04:00:21 PM
You can't let the rain stop you in this area though.

Yeah, you guys have contingency plans for rain. In LA rain is treated far more apocalyptically!
Contingency plans for rain?  That's like saying you guys have contingency plans for sun!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: blatz on October 05, 2011, 04:07:33 PM
Kegging some Green Flash IPA and brewing 12gal of German Pils on Friday night.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: bluesman on October 05, 2011, 04:24:25 PM
Kegging my Hefe...and making a starter for a Tripel. Also, replacing beer tubing in my kegerator.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: davidgzach on October 05, 2011, 04:28:26 PM
Ingredients ordered for Stout may not get here on time.  I may have to piece together a Steam Beer with leftovers. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on October 05, 2011, 04:33:21 PM
No brewing, planning. Gonna get a fresh dumped whisky barrel soon and need to plan a big ol' barley wine to fill it with. Thinking 100% munich 10L and golding hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on October 05, 2011, 05:06:32 PM
No brewing this weekend, though the Quad I have fermenting seems to have attracted fruit flies to my basement (damn WLP500).  I am hoping and praying that none of the little bastids find their way in.  Its in a bucket :(.  Guess I'll have to wait and see.  I have found that moisture attracts them as well, they happen to be OK with Star-San apparently. >:(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: ryang on October 05, 2011, 06:19:59 PM
It's a busy time around here... it's a mad dash to thanksgiving with the family which entails bringing LOTS of beer/beverage.
Bottling plans: New England style cider
  Ballantine IPA (it's been on 3oz of dry hops for 7 days)
  2 gallons of experimental un-hopped sour porter
  Saison du Cherry Limeade
  Cocoa Blond (just 2 row and cluster hops with cocoa nibs and vanilla bean)

Brewing plans: Tres Leches Stout (oatmeal stout with 2 or 3 pans of tres leches cake in the fermenter)
  Wild West Pale Ale (with wild grown hops)
  Contemptuous Prick (Arrogant Bastard)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on October 07, 2011, 03:22:47 PM
Wow, sure seems quiet on the brewing front this weekend!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on October 07, 2011, 04:23:06 PM
Just kegging this weekend, brewing next
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on October 07, 2011, 04:40:19 PM
No brewing this weekend, though the Quad I have fermenting seems to have attracted fruit flies to my basement (damn WLP500).  I am hoping and praying that none of the little bastids find their way in.  Its in a bucket :(.  Guess I'll have to wait and see.  I have found that moisture attracts them as well, they happen to be OK with Star-San apparently. >:(

I misted the outside of the fermenter with bleach.  It didn't keep them away, but they didn't last long after they landed on it.  starting to cool down now and that seems to help as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on October 07, 2011, 05:07:21 PM
Mainly a tasting weekend for me. No brewing.

I picked up the following for a little R&D:

St. Armand biere de garde
Aspall dry Suffolk cyder
Rochefort 8
Innstadt Original Helles
Weltenburger Urtyp Helles
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Al Equihua on October 07, 2011, 05:10:08 PM
On sunday i'll be dryhopping my IPA and let it sit for a week... (that's the of brewing inconvienient ... timeeee!)
also, i'll brew an Oatmeal Stout, something around of OG 1.060
also im brewing a chicken and seafood Paella for catering haha!!

cheers
Al
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Mark G on October 07, 2011, 06:28:58 PM
Well, I have two and a half sacks of grain that I'm picking up on Monday. So the plan will be to brew an ordinary bitter to build up a yeast cake. Then brew an old ale and partygile a mild in a week or so.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on October 07, 2011, 06:56:41 PM
I picked up the following for a little R&D:

Innstadt Original Helles


Where'd you get the Innstadt??  Had both the Helles and the Extra Schwarze when we were in Passau a few years back.  Haven't seen it since.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on October 07, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
Got the Innstadt from Surdyk's in NE Minneapolis. They have one the greatest beer selections I've ever seen.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on October 07, 2011, 07:13:30 PM
Got the Innstadt from Surdyk's in NE Minneapolis. They have one the greatest beer selections I've ever seen.

That's fantastic.  I didn't even know that it got imported.  Now to find it (or make a road trip up north ;))
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 07, 2011, 07:27:31 PM
Brewed an all local beer on Wed.  Hops from the back yard, malt was Michigan grown (by Bells), yeast was cultured from a couple of Bells bottles, and water from lake Huron.

Might do an IPA on Sunday.

Smoked some wheat malt today.  Need to smoke more.  Wood I used is oak.  The beer will be a Graetzer, see page 192 in Radical Brewing.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: narcout on October 07, 2011, 07:36:34 PM
I'm planning to brew a smoked hefewiezen for Sunday. Also transferring a rye IPA to secondary for dry hopping and tapping a keg of Belgian Wit.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: alikocho on October 08, 2011, 11:22:46 PM
More apple pressing for cider today (I've got 25 gallons on the go) at the community orchard.

Brewing a smoked porter tomorrow, half of which I plan to add chipotles to.

Going to make a starter for a California Common using my homegrown hops too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on October 09, 2011, 12:46:00 AM
Got reloaded on Galaxy hops Fri. Another all Galaxy hopped AIPA tomorrow. Last 10g batch disappeared in record time...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: rabeb25 on October 09, 2011, 02:03:05 AM
Just finished up a Dopplebock going on a 830 munich dunkel cake. Came in at 1.090, I have high hopes for this one.

(http://stuff.bryanrabeconstruction.com/BEER/MISC/dopplemash.jpg)

(http://stuff.bryanrabeconstruction.com/BEER/MISC/doppleog.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: jiggs26.2 on October 09, 2011, 10:03:29 AM
Done Brewing until next year when I get all my house hold goods from here in Sicily.  My pumpkin ale did finish bottle conditioning this weekend though and turned out pretty good.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: dhacker on October 09, 2011, 12:14:27 PM
Yep . . my brewing season is over as well.

Racked the Tripel to secondary last night and kegged the Patersbier. Next weekend will be the big push to get the last 30 gallons of  Blonde, Tripel and Wit into the kegs in time for the third annual Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest coming up on the 29th.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: blatz on October 09, 2011, 01:11:39 PM
Sweet system rabeb25 - you're not ClaudiusB in disguise are you???

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Malticulous on October 09, 2011, 02:06:17 PM
Heating the strike for a Schwarzbier, my 43rd batch of the year.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: andyi on October 09, 2011, 02:16:54 PM

Bottling a Dubbel.  After 4 years time to start kegging.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: rabeb25 on October 09, 2011, 02:57:16 PM
Sweet system rabeb25 - you're not ClaudiusB in disguise are you???



You caught me, its my mobile system ;) I aspire to be Claudius, every time I look at his stuff, I am in awe.

Thanks

Bryan

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: rabeb25 on October 09, 2011, 02:58:04 PM
Just mashing in on a Maibock, have another 830 cake begging for some action!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: corkybstewart on October 09, 2011, 03:52:51 PM
I'll decide while I'm finishing a few chores this morning.  It's come down to a smoked porter or oatmeal stout.  maybe do a separate mash with my apple smoked malt so I'll have 5 gallons of smoked porter and 5 of regular.  I really hate decisions like this.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Pinski on October 09, 2011, 05:47:45 PM
Pitched my first lager this morning!  I'm using WY2112.  Does anyone have a typical fermentation profile that they try to follow with this yeast? I'm mostly concerned about length of primary, diacetyl rest and secondary temp and length of fermentation.  Any tips would be great. Cheers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on October 09, 2011, 06:17:47 PM
Heating the strike for a Schwarzbier, my 43rd batch of the year.

Cheers to that!  Hope the schwarzbier turns out nicely.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: rabeb25 on October 09, 2011, 06:44:39 PM
Maibock came in at 1.070, I'll take it.

(http://stuff.bryanrabeconstruction.com/BEER/MISC/maibockog%20%28680x1024%29.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: andyi on October 09, 2011, 08:25:12 PM

rabeb25

impressive clarity!

-Cheers
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: tygo on October 09, 2011, 10:27:03 PM
Didn't get to any brewing this weekend but I'm going to kick off a starter tonight and maybe get a keg and some lines cleaned.  If all goes according to plan I'll take Friday off and brew a batch of Denny's BVIP.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/7 Edition
Post by: 1vertical on October 10, 2011, 05:35:22 PM
Finally got mashed in on that ESB. Even tho this is columbus day, there is not
any columbus in the hop line up.. been a while since I brewed but maybe I can remember how.

Edit: ESB in the fermenter went pretty good...humidity was low in the ambient so my boil off rate
was much faster than I thought...still hit within 4 gravity points of 1.050...i;ll take that!
Holding a glass of fullers up beside this tube and the color is spot on!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/2011ESB.jpg)