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Title: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: majorvices on January 15, 2010, 02:40:59 PM
I'm brewing a helles with S-189 right now, and a group APA tomorrow (first full test of our 1 bbl system - hopefully post some picks next week.)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: blatz on January 15, 2010, 02:45:05 PM
We're off for MLK day (but the wife is not  :P ), so brewing 12g of all Centennial IPA to celebrate batch 100 (even though its really batch #104  ::)).

Looking forward to it - am trying TF Halcyon for the first time in this one.  Been growing up some 1450 all week...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: Hokerer on January 15, 2010, 03:06:01 PM
Started stepping up a slant of WY1084 to use in the Irish Red I'll be brewing Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: deepsouth on January 15, 2010, 03:06:08 PM
i'm brewing that black ipa i started a thread about on sunday.....

forgot to smack my smack pack this morning to make my starter tonight, so i guess i'll smack it tonight and make the starter saturday morning.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: tygo on January 15, 2010, 03:14:01 PM
If you're making a starter you don't need to wait for the smack pack to swell.  Just smack it, shake it up, and pour it into the starter.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: blatz on January 15, 2010, 03:18:55 PM
If you're making a starter you don't need to wait for the smack pack to swell.  Just smack it, shake it up, and pour it into the starter.

yep.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: deepsouth on January 15, 2010, 03:19:15 PM
If you're making a starter you don't need to wait for the smack pack to swell.  Just smack it, shake it up, and pour it into the starter.


cool.  thanks for that info.  this is my first starter.....
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: Hokerer on January 15, 2010, 03:38:35 PM
yep, the only point of the "swelling" is to verify that you've got viable yeast in the smack pack.  If you're making a starter (which you should pretty much always do), you'll verify the viability with it instead so no need to wait for the swelling.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: dtblank on January 15, 2010, 03:58:20 PM
Have a steam beer conditioning, and will be brewing an all citra hop APA.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: blatz on January 15, 2010, 04:05:16 PM
will be brewing an all citra hop APA.

awesome - be sure to post your thoughts here (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=629.msg10805#msg10805) once you've had the beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: babalu87 on January 15, 2010, 04:33:58 PM
10+ gallons of Dunkelweizen. 3068 came off the stir plate last night and will get a real wort starter while the rest of the wort is chilling to 60.

5+ gallons of Pils using all home grown Mt Hood hops
Slurry from aa Dunkel is getting woken up with real wort starter as well.

Going to try and squeeze in 3+ gallons of Braggot too.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: CASK1 on January 15, 2010, 04:45:09 PM
"Session" Saison with homemade candi sugar...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 15, 2010, 05:05:38 PM
I am brewing Munich Dunkel this Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: tygo on January 15, 2010, 07:16:28 PM
Brewing a stout either tomorrow night or Sunday night.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: hamiltont on January 15, 2010, 07:25:52 PM
Not brewing this weekend.  >:(  Kegging 10 gallons of Schwarzbier though!!  :)  Will lager it for a couple months!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: james1116 on January 15, 2010, 08:03:29 PM
I will be brewing my first homebrew this weekend, a allgrain English brown ale.  If everything goes well I also plan on brewing a Belgium wit.



James
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 15, 2010, 08:12:51 PM
Congrats on your first brew!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: bizwald on January 15, 2010, 10:24:07 PM
I'm cooking up a Kolsch tonight.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: NorthernIke on January 15, 2010, 10:58:50 PM
Just got done brewing a Munich Dunkel. First time doing this style, hopefully it turns out good!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: bruck on January 15, 2010, 11:00:31 PM
I'm going to brew a sort of American/English IPA. I have about 14 lbs of Maris Otter UK 2 row left over. I picked up some crystal 60, wheat malt, simcoe and centennial hops and WLP001. Going to get a starter going on the stir plate tonight and brew on Sunday. Just kind of messing around. Have alot of beer on hand, but have to brew!!!! ::)
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: deepsouth on January 16, 2010, 02:40:02 PM
i think i have my first AG batch recipe down...

12 lb. maris otter
.5 lb. crystal 60
1 oz black patent
7 oz de-bittered black

0.50 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops -
1.50 oz Citra [11.00 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Zeus [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 22.7 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (60 min) Hops 6.1 IBU
0.25 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (60 min) Hops 8.8 IBU
0.25 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (60 min) Hops 13.2 IBU
0.50 oz Citra [11.00 %] (60 min) Hops 15.0 IBU
0.25 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (20 min) Hops 5.9 IBU
0.50 oz Citra [11.00 %] (20 min) Hops 9.1 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (20 min) Hops 4.1 IBU
0.75 oz Zeus [14.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.50 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (0 min) Hops -

wyeast london ale 1024 w/starter
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: dgr35676 on January 16, 2010, 05:30:51 PM
Brewing a Doppelbock on Monday! First lager in a while, looking forward to trying decoction mashing as well.

David
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: denny on January 16, 2010, 05:35:15 PM
Nothing this week.  I've got a German pils ready for d rest and a rye APA in the fermenter.  Doing a dunkel next week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: tygo on January 17, 2010, 02:22:53 AM
Mashed in on the stout.  Hit my mash temp and pH.  Life is good.  Now we'll shortly see whether the conditioned grain helps with my runoff.  The crush looked nice.  Lots of intact husks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: bluesman on January 17, 2010, 04:45:42 AM
Brewed my 2010 Barleywine today. Last minute decision to brew but glad I did. Great brewday weather and have 6 gallons waiting for the yeast to kick in.  8) 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: timmyr on January 17, 2010, 04:48:22 AM
Belgian Dubbel on deck....still trying to guarantee I have time.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: Podo on January 17, 2010, 05:22:38 AM
I'm bottling my Dusseldorf Alt, and brewing a Simcoe-Amarillo pale ale.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: chrisccasey on January 17, 2010, 01:15:19 PM
Brewed a Double IPA on Friday night which is fermenting nicely in his corner. Probably going to do a APA next weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: dtblank on January 17, 2010, 02:44:07 PM
will be brewing an all citra hop APA.

awesome - be sure to post your thoughts here (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=629.msg10805#msg10805) once you've had the beer.

I will.  Can't wait to see what this beer will taste like with just the 1 variety of hops.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: Lynux on January 17, 2010, 09:41:53 PM
Made this today with my first water adjustment.  Added some chalk and baking soda to get the RA in the proper range for a stout.  Got a nasty stuck runoff and sparge but somehow I ended up with 86% efficiency :o

Now I'm enjoying a fresh Hopslam...delicious!!!

Dry Stout
3.25 gallon batch

4.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 69.57 %
1.25 lb Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 21.74 %
0.50 lb Roasted Barley (Thomas Fawcett) (609.0 SRM) Grain 8.70 %
0.50 oz Magnum [14.20 %] (60 min) Hops 35.7 IBU
1 Pkgs SafBrew Ale (DCL Yeast #S-33) Yeast-Ale

Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Bitterness: 35.7 IBU


Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: BrewingRover on January 18, 2010, 12:34:07 AM
I worked up an IPA to brew tomorrow using Simcoe and Amarillo mixed for flavor and aroma. I love having bulk ingredients on hand!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: hamiltont on January 18, 2010, 04:35:13 AM
Said I was going to keg the Schwarzbier.  Decided to let it go another week. Was bored Sunday so I did a partigyle. 7 gallons of Imperial Stout OG 1.110 - 120 min boil. 2nd runnings (capped it with a few more grains) 5 gallons of Foreign Extra Stout OG 1.072 - 90 min boil.  11 hours or shear enjoyment!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: dontblake on January 18, 2010, 03:45:11 PM
I brewed a Southern English Brown yesterday.
Trying some styles that I haven't brewed yet...

Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: Lynux on January 18, 2010, 09:15:33 PM
Brewing this bad mother right now...

Barleywine #1

3 Gallons
2.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 15.69 %
8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 62.75 %
2.00 lb Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM) Grain 15.69 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (45.0 SRM) Grain 1.96 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 1.96 %
0.25 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 1.96 %
0.75 oz Magnum [14.20 %] (70 min) Hops 46.3 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (30 min) Hops 29.1 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [9.50 %] (15 min) Hops 9.9 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (1 min) Hops 1.6 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.7 IBU

Pitching on cake of US-05

Est Original Gravity: 1.101 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.023 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 10.16 %
Bitterness: 88.7 IBU

**EDIT**  This beer ended up with a SG of 1.122... :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: dean on January 18, 2010, 09:27:52 PM
I'm not brewing another batch of beer until I get my water report!   :(   :D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: karlh on January 19, 2010, 02:28:37 AM
I brewed a belgian strong golden ale (og 1.074), which is destined to go in a 15 gal. oak barrel with a brewing friends belgian strong dark. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: blatz on January 19, 2010, 02:54:19 PM
We're off for MLK day (but the wife is not  :P ), so brewing 12g of all Centennial IPA to celebrate batch 100 (even though its really batch #104  ::)).

Looking forward to it - am trying TF Halcyon for the first time in this one.  Been growing up some 1450 all week...

UPDATE: what a near perfect day - mid 60s outside, pH, temp, gravity all nailed, chilled to high 50s (without needing my prechiller), backpressure on the airlock within 6-8 hours.

afterward took the dogs around the lake during a red sunset, too bad I left my camera at home.

would have been a perfect day, except for the fact that after carving up up a nice roast chicken, I went to take a leak and wash my hands, came back not 45 seconds later to find half the chicken gone and one sheepish looking lab licking his chops, hiding behind the breakfast table and the other dog ratting him out...
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: redbeerman on January 19, 2010, 03:22:07 PM
I really don't know.  Either a bitter, APA or IPA.  Or maybe a lager.  I can't decide. :-\
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: enso on January 20, 2010, 12:39:51 AM
Did a 10 gallon batch of Belgian Dark strong yesterday.  I split the wort into 2 pots and boiled simultaneous.  One got a pinch of star anise, dark candi syrup and I will add pomegranate molasses (homemade) after the intitial ferment slows down a bit.  The other I added tangelo zest and 100% cacao bakers chocolate, homemade candi (dark) and some clear candi syrup .  I plan on infusing it with cacao nibs as it ages as  well.

Made up a huge starter of WLP 530 and split it between the two.  The are fermenting aggressively away as I type.  Only the pomegranate one has blown off.  Something about chocolate seems to keep kraeusen in check.  Both smell great.  I think I may have used too much zest in the tangelo chocolate one... It is wicked orangey smelling.  Maybe should have only zested one tangelo instead of two.   ::)

edit:  never mind, the chocolate only delayed the inevitable.  It has blown twice since I wrote this.  Violently!   :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: denny on January 20, 2010, 05:06:39 PM
Dunkel on Sunday for me!
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: bluesman on January 20, 2010, 06:00:06 PM
It will be a weekend working on the Brutus 10 stand while occasionally sniffing the airlock on my Barleywine.  ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: redbeerman on January 20, 2010, 06:07:56 PM
I'm thinking Hefeweizen, yep that's it.
Title: Re: What's Brewing this week: weekend of Jan 15
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 20, 2010, 09:18:17 PM
Wee need a new one of these for next weekend!!!  ;D