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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on October 12, 2011, 04:46:09 PM
If you listen very carefully, you can hear the ground creak as the grimleys, ghoulies and growlies are beginning to stir.

What will you be doing to prepare for the halloween-alypse?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: bluesman on October 12, 2011, 04:50:07 PM
I'll go first...I'm brewing 11 gallons of a Belgian Tripel that I'm splitting with my brewing partner on Saturday.

Also making a starter for 11 gallons of AIPA next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: Pinski on October 12, 2011, 04:56:00 PM
Racking and dry hopping my JubelClone. Also going to try and figure out how to convert a ten gallon Corny keg into a fermenter. I like doing split batches but sometimes it would be nice to do one big batch and move it all with CO2.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: aviking427 on October 12, 2011, 04:56:50 PM
I'll be making a Doppelbock for a contest in Feb and kegging a Pumpkin Ale for drinking later this month.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: James Lorden on October 12, 2011, 04:56:59 PM
I am judging on Saturday.  If there is any time I'm hoping to brew on Sunday - I have a Deschutes Mirror Pond clone in the on deck circle.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on October 12, 2011, 05:13:54 PM
If ingredients arrive on time I might make a un-hopped heather ale as a starter for the annual babies b-day barley wine the week after or the week after that. although this might all get pushed back a week or two as I gotta get the winter garden in as well.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: denny on October 12, 2011, 05:22:49 PM
Nada once again...judging on Sat. and taking care of household chores on Sun.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on October 12, 2011, 05:27:32 PM
I'm going to try to get everything in order over the next few weekends for a big brewing weekend when my wife takes the kids out of town in November.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: blatz on October 12, 2011, 05:27:41 PM
no brewing.  drilling more holes in my new Blichmann Boilermakers on Saturday though  8)  then some quality control  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: tygo on October 12, 2011, 06:36:25 PM
Hopefully taking Friday off to brew up a batch of Denny's BVIP.  Gotta get some stock laid in for the holidays.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: Joe Sr. on October 12, 2011, 07:26:02 PM
5 gallons of Denny's Homage to Golden Monkey.

5 gallons of stout.

And perhaps cleaning up the brew room... (basement)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on October 12, 2011, 11:50:17 PM
Hopefully making a "starter" for an Impy Stout I'll be brewing in a couple of weeks.  The starter will be a Mocktoberfest with 1007 which should make a good yeast cake.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 13, 2011, 12:25:54 AM
Cleaned kegs and racked out of some fermenters today.  This leaves me with the space for some new beer.  Have this sort of homegrown hop Rye IPA thingy planned for Thursday AM.  Have to make som eroon in the freezer for the Freshops order.  Also have to dry hop some beers soon.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: jeffy on October 13, 2011, 12:44:55 AM
no brewing.  drilling more holes in my new Blichmann Boilermakers on Saturday though  8)  then some quality control  ;D

Judging at Commander SAAZ in Coco Beach Saturday.  Aren't you going to be there, blatz?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: blatz on October 13, 2011, 12:48:30 AM
no brewing.  drilling more holes in my new Blichmann Boilermakers on Saturday though  8)  then some quality control  ;D

Judging at Commander SAAZ in Coco Beach Saturday.  Aren't you going to be there, blatz?

couldn't make this year - I thought I was going to have to work at my house (under construction) all weekend, but turns out only Sunday since my GC (aka my father in law) has a class on Saturday.  will have to wait until next year.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on October 13, 2011, 01:24:22 AM
Hoping to brew a maple porter with homemade maple syrup.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on October 13, 2011, 02:23:14 AM
Making my first cider with fresh-pressed, unpasteurized juice straight from a local orchard.  I may squeeze in a West Coast-style APA too. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on October 13, 2011, 02:39:49 AM
an ESB for me!

This was my brewing anniversery brew!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on October 13, 2011, 02:34:27 PM
Week 2 of brewing class tonight, I'm doing an extract brew with specialty grains this week.  I think I'll make it a dry stout just to impress on them that you can make a black beer with light extract and the right specialty grains.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: dbarber on October 13, 2011, 02:47:02 PM
Brewing an apa tomorrow to try an use up last years hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: dolecek21 on October 13, 2011, 09:34:11 PM
Czech Pils.  First lager.  Probably could have chosen an easier style, but I figure what the heck.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: jeffy on October 14, 2011, 12:11:08 AM
Czech Pils.  First lager.  Probably could have chosen an easier style, but I figure what the heck.
Ya know, 20 years ago I figured if I could make a clean European Lager, I could make anything.  It took several tries, but the effort and educational experiences were worth the effort.  The resources are much better these days, so I'm sure you'll be fine.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on October 14, 2011, 03:13:26 PM
Dortmunder Saturday. Just a 5 gallon batch to get some yeast going. Should be good for a few Vienna's and O-Fest's in the following months. Sunday is a Smokin' day. 2 pork butts for pulled pork & ~30 lbs. of hams that have been curing for the past 2 weeks. Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: dolecek21 on October 14, 2011, 06:03:03 PM
Czech Pils.  First lager.  Probably could have chosen an easier style, but I figure what the heck.
Ya know, 20 years ago I figured if I could make a clean European Lager, I could make anything.  It took several tries, but the effort and educational experiences were worth the effort.  The resources are much better these days, so I'm sure you'll be fine.

Ya, I kinda feel the same way.  Ever since my first visit to the Czech Rep. this has been one of my favorite styles.  I'm sure it will take several tries to get a decent version down, but I figure I may as well start now.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: alikocho on October 14, 2011, 07:41:11 PM
Going to do a California Common with homegrown hops, and need to rack some cider, and keg a porter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on October 14, 2011, 08:09:06 PM
Hoping to brew a maple porter with homemade maple syrup.

Nice! do you have your own sugarbush or did you find folks with unused maples? How'd you boil? I helped some friends one year with an outdoor shallow pan boiler, took like a cord of wood to get them 2 gallons of syrup.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: Mark G on October 14, 2011, 09:51:23 PM
Just got a starter of WLP007 going on the stirplate for a stout brew Monday or Tuesday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: aviking427 on October 14, 2011, 10:08:38 PM
I'll be making a Doppelbock for a contest in Feb and kegging a Pumpkin Ale for drinking later this month.

Update: Brewing a Munich Helles so i can then have enough yeast for the Doppelbock.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: dhacker on October 15, 2011, 12:32:16 AM
Kegging 30 gallons of various Belgians for the Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest at the end of the month . . Nothing more.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on October 15, 2011, 01:36:40 PM
No brewing. Dry hopping 3 different 10g batches of AIPA.  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on October 15, 2011, 07:06:41 PM
Well, I've already got my fall seasonals done so I'm going back to the hops! Brewing up a Stone Levitation clone tomorrow. This is probably my favorite session beer. I've never brewed anything this low in alcohol that had so many hops so it should be a fun one. Will also get a starter going for a cider. I make a raspberry cider for my wife every year when the juice becomes available again. It turns out pretty damn awesome.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: blatz on October 15, 2011, 07:58:09 PM
Well, I've already got my fall seasonals done so I'm going back to the hops! Brewing up a Stone Levitation clone tomorrow. This is probably my favorite session beer. I've never brewed anything this low in alcohol that had so many hops so it should be a fun one. Will also get a starter going for a cider. I make a raspberry cider for my wife every year when the juice becomes available again. It turns out pretty damn awesome.

cheba - can you send me the recipe (and any hints on cider making) - I have never made one, but that sounds awesome!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: protonchris on October 15, 2011, 08:58:13 PM
I kegged a dunkelweizen and brewing a sweet stout.  Finished drinking my english mild.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: euge on October 15, 2011, 09:40:52 PM
I need hops so a trip to the LHBS is in order. Probably an ordinary bitter with brewer's gold, centennial and amarillo.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: alienoddity on October 15, 2011, 09:41:21 PM
   Have a roasted Passilla Amber aging for the club's "Dark and Scary" event!  It's nice and aromatic with a hint of burn and nice malty sweetness....


Fermenting: Whiskey Barrel RIS
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 10/14 Edition
Post by: jamminbrew on October 15, 2011, 10:24:07 PM
Gonna teach a friend about brewing tomorrow... He was pretty excited to learn, so he's coming over for some beers and a brew session... Going to make an oatmeal RIS