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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/4 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on November 02, 2011, 10:34:39 pm
Pre-Thanksgiving.. weather is getting wintery (except here in Pasadena where it's a balmy 80F).. what's going on?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/4 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on November 02, 2011, 10:35:00 pm
no brewing just drinking.
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Post by: tschmidlin on November 03, 2011, 12:06:52 am
More cleaning and garage organizing.  The list of tasks is too long and boring to post.
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Post by: BrewingRover on November 03, 2011, 12:35:22 am
I'm brewing an IPA tomorrow and a bitter on Friday. I picked up some Vienna malt for the IPA today from a shop I didn't know about prior to the new AHA LHBS directory being posted.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 03, 2011, 12:43:36 am
Big brewing weekend ahead for me.  Going to brew an oatmeal stout, a northern English brown, and a north German pilsner.  Woohoo!  Going to be teaching someone to brew on Saturday in honor of Learn to Homebrew Day. 8)
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Post by: bluesman on November 03, 2011, 01:21:20 am
Kegging beer...organizing the cellar...and Punkin' Chunkin'  :)
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Post by: tygo on November 03, 2011, 01:40:15 am
organizing the cellar

That's what I should do...one of these weekends.  Alas though, no brewing this weekend.  Got the bigger kid's fourth b-day party on Saturday.
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Post by: Mark G on November 03, 2011, 12:49:37 pm
Lots to do this weekend. I have a sweet stout and an ordinary bitter ready for kegging. Then I'm harvesting the yeast from those batches for a barleywine/brown ale partigyle brewing session.
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Post by: crworkman on November 03, 2011, 01:58:11 pm
Big ass wheatwine.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/4 Edition
Post by: Jimmy K on November 03, 2011, 02:44:22 pm
No brewing, just this.

http://youtu.be/GsltThrXjIg
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Post by: rjharper on November 03, 2011, 02:53:16 pm
Noble hop bursted Belgian IPA on Saturday, then headed down to Oklahoma City to pour a couple of kegs at a Homebrew Showcase (free tickets still available if you're local)
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Post by: ibru on November 03, 2011, 03:05:56 pm
No brewing. Cleaning up and organizing the shop. Burning some brush and weeds.

Hey Jimmy, do you guys have competition throwing stuff? I've got an old fridge you can chuck....

Bruce
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/4 Edition
Post by: Jimmy K on November 03, 2011, 03:29:57 pm
No brewing. Cleaning up and organizing the shop. Burning some brush and weeds.

Hey Jimmy, do you guys have competition throwing stuff? I've got an old fridge you can chuck....

Bruce

Just pumpkins. I'm pretty sure a fridge would break it, but it would be cool.
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Post by: morticaixavier on November 03, 2011, 04:35:11 pm
No brewing. Cleaning up and organizing the shop. Burning some brush and weeds.

Hey Jimmy, do you guys have competition throwing stuff? I've got an old fridge you can chuck....

Bruce

Just pumpkins. I'm pretty sure a fridge would break it, but it would be cool.

do you have a trebuchet? that's fun!
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Post by: dannyjed on November 03, 2011, 10:06:15 pm
Brewing my first Oatmeal Stout. 
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Post by: protonchris on November 04, 2011, 01:17:52 pm
I will be kegging a sweet stout and brewing an ordinary bitter.
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Post by: bluesman on November 04, 2011, 01:28:44 pm
No brewing, just this.

http://youtu.be/GsltThrXjIg

Jimmy...I am planning to be at the Punkin' Chunkin tomorrow at 8a.m. for your first chunk.  :)

*fingers crossed*
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Post by: mtnandy on November 04, 2011, 01:45:19 pm
I went to my first competition a couple weeks ago and won gold for my steam beer. Unfortunately at the time, I had never heard of MCAB, so I didn't save any more of the beer for it. So, I have to brew it again this weekend. Hopefully it has enough time to age.
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Post by: ryang on November 04, 2011, 03:00:08 pm
On a whim, I threw together Chris Colby's Cranberry Zinger on Wednesday.  It took me about 30 minutes.  It should be a nice complement for the non-beery family for Thanksgiving.

Will add the last of the nutrient additions to my apple butter cyser tonight.

Done brewing till after Thanksgiving I think.
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Post by: beersk on November 04, 2011, 03:13:10 pm
No brewing.  Kegging my Green Flash West Coast IPA clone, then headed off to LA for work on Sunday...for a whole gad damn week...ugh.  Good news is, I'll be able to get some good CA beers that I can't get here in Iowa.  It'll be like a working vacation........right?  I just don't like flying.
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Post by: Slowbrew on November 04, 2011, 03:32:17 pm
Nothing brewing this weekend.  The leaves are finally falling here in Urbandale this week so those need to be picked up.  Drake basketball has a game on Sat. and one on Sun and SWMBO and I run the concessions at the arena to raise money for our kid"s high school band program. 

I'll probably be racking in the dark.   ::)

Paul
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Post by: andrew on November 04, 2011, 04:38:58 pm
nothing :(        haven't brewed in a month or two. Moved from South Florida to SW Louisiana and all my stuff is in storage and is pretty much unaccesible until i find a new home. Luckily I had brewed a few times close together to have enough stock to last me and the wife to near the end of the year. May check in on the local club since they are doing a group brew on Saturday.
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Post by: kmccaf on November 04, 2011, 05:00:03 pm
Brewing another variation of my House Bitter tonight, and a Wee Heavy tomorrow.
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Post by: roguejim on November 05, 2011, 06:26:48 am
Brewing Jamil's American brown, pumped up to 1.055.  IBUs pumped to 42~46.
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Post by: Pinski on November 05, 2011, 06:53:15 am
Racking my first lager into two cornies and continuing to wait.... patiently.
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Post by: punatic on November 05, 2011, 07:20:52 am
50L of WPOSW
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Post by: punatic on November 05, 2011, 07:28:35 am
nothing :(        haven't brewed in a month or two. Moved from South Florida to SW Louisiana and all my stuff is in storage and is pretty much unaccesible until i find a new home. Luckily I had brewed a few times close together to have enough stock to last me and the wife to near the end of the year. May check in on the local club since they are doing a group brew on Saturday.

You should be perfectly positioned for LA-TEX. 
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Post by: jeffy on November 05, 2011, 11:53:18 am
I'll be loading up my gear and taking it to Southern Brewing's new space to brew for Teach a Friend Day.  Ten gallons of Dort Export.
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Post by: andyi on November 05, 2011, 12:39:06 pm

Dark Patersbier
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Post by: kgs on November 05, 2011, 01:38:50 pm
Nothing. I have a huge presentation to prepare for next Friday (and M-F is endless meetings and interruptions, so today it is), plus two other work chores that I can't get done any other time. I've been wanting to make a porter, and when I finally get time to do it, I may call it PowerPoint Porter. (Which is more alliterative than Faculty Senate Minutes Porter :-) )
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Post by: oscarvan on November 05, 2011, 10:34:33 pm
Just came back from the brew supply...... A Tripel and a on the high end of the alc range English IPA. (got a 50# bag of MO for that....ouch....)
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Post by: passlaku on November 05, 2011, 11:30:21 pm
Kegged my hoppy red ale last night and am hoping to brew an IPA using Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops after church tomorrow. 
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 06, 2011, 01:19:16 am
Some racking and kegging tomorrow.  An IPA made with all homegrown hops need s to be kegged. Need to finish some Mead by back sweetening and playing with pH.  Might mix up some apple juice with some honey for a cyser. 

Have some Wyeast 1028, 1007, and WLP 833 on the lab grade stirplate.  The 1028 might go into a SSoS IPA real soon. The 833 needs to be stepped up from 2 liters to 6 before the Maerzen gets brewed.  The 1007 is leftover from a Graetzer, so I will find a use for it.
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Post by: tschmidlin on November 06, 2011, 05:43:11 am
The 1007 is leftover from a Graetzer, so I will find a use for it.
Jeff, tell us about your graetzer, here or in another thread.  I'm considering one, but it's not quite on the schedule yet.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/4 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on November 07, 2011, 01:42:46 am
I started the weekend so hopefully and ended with a lot of homework and tasks completed, but nothing fermenting  :'(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/4 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 07, 2011, 02:05:03 am
The 1007 is leftover from a Graetzer, so I will find a use for it.
Jeff, tell us about your graetzer, here or in another thread.  I'm considering one, but it's not quite on the schedule yet.

I followed Randy Moshers Graetzer, Real Version on page 192, but made a 10 gallon batch.  Smoked 20 lbs of Weyermann wheat malt over oak.  That was 4 sessions on my grill and smoker, some of you could do that faster.  Toasted 1.5 lbs in the oven.  I have a fixed gap JSP mill, so the wheat went through twice.  2 lbs of rice hulls were used in the mash.  Did the recommended rest at 122F for an hour.  It was very hard to stir at first, like concrete, a little less after an hour.  Sach. rest was at 148-149F, and then after an hour it was very easy to stir.  Lauter went off with no problems.   Saaz to 44 IBU's following Randy's  schedule.  Hit 1.056 vs 1.057 target.  Fermented at 58F, now down to 40F for a lagering period.

A lot of work went into this one.  If it is as good as it sounds in Randy's book, I will be happy.

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Post by: tschmidlin on November 07, 2011, 05:35:13 am
A lot of work went into this one.  If it is as good as it sounds in Randy's book, I will be happy.
Sounds like a lot of work!  I've been eying that recipe, and thinking about doing something along those lines.  I cold smoked 8 lbs of 2-row over apple wood (2 batches) for a beer I'm making soon, but I want that one to be a dark beer. something brownish and strong.  I might mess around with a lighter smoked beer soon, but I want to try this first.