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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2011, 02:48:39 PM »
Next week off. Hopefully 3 brews. AB clone, THA, an all Galaxy AIPA.
You're gonna like those Galaxy hops.  There's a brewery in Decorah, Iowa called Toppling Goliath that has an all Galaxy hopped IPA, it's deeeelicious.

Already do. 4th go round...  ;D
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2011, 10:49:23 AM »
I just mashed together all my left-over home-smoked malt on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  I've got 8# pils smoked over citrus wood from 3 weeks ago, 7# pils smoked over pecan a year ago and 4# Briess pils malt smoked over cherry and hickory that I forgot I had it's so old.
I'm gonna hop it to 28 IBU's with N. Brewer and Goldings and ferment with Bock lager yeast.
All this because my LHBS was closed Christmas eve.  I say, "good for them!"
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2011, 03:35:03 PM »
At the risk of sounding like someone who's lived in Cali for too long, I'd urge  more gender neutrality in your names.  (yes, I'm apparently that guy)

After years of trying to figure out how to make both homebrewing and craftbrewing more attractive to women, the answer seems to mostly be... "don't make it such a boy zone". That and stop recommending only fruity sweet beers! :)


I so hope Santa was good to you, Drew. This made my week!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2011, 08:22:33 AM »
All the kegs are full.  My plan is to lay off drinking after the new year for a month or so. 
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2011, 08:55:11 AM »
(Moved from wrong category)

This coming week is going to feature a repeat of a California Common I brewed a few weeks ago that was good enough to gift to my team members. I really like the recipe. If I can brew it consistently I might get my nerve up to submit it to a contest and get some feedback on how to improve my technique. One thing that's interesting, this isn't a very common (no pun intended) commercial style, beyond the obvious one, not even in San Francisco.

My other brewing project for this week off is to plan projects for the next year, with an emphasis on easing the physical process and managing fermentation temperatures. I'm pondering whether one or two march pumps could be used for multiple purposes -- to start with, transferring wort and circulating ice water through a chiller. (Not at the same time ;-) )  Also going to investigate temperature controllers and fridge/freezer conversion and think about where that fits into the year ahead.

Finally, I have scheduled at least one "research" activity with a zymurgically-inclined colleague (as in going out for a couple of beers).

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2011, 10:23:46 AM »
Brewing an IPA today with a pretty big citra/centennial hopburst schedule for the last 20 minutes.  Will dry hop with a blend of cascade, simcoe, amarillo, and styrian goldings.

Also, I'm going to make a starter of 2001 Urquell yeast for next week's BoPils brew.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2011, 10:34:24 AM »
Checked my Urquell yeast BoPils yeasterday and it was down to 1.012 and fairly clear after a couple weeks at 48*F. Moved it into the 60*F laundry room for a diacetyl rest for a few days. Carbed up the sample and WOW delicious, very excited to try it again in a couple weeks.  Happy New Year all!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2011, 03:29:46 PM »
Plan to get a big English Barleywine in on Friday, a Check Pils on Saturday or Monday, and a German pils mid week.  The CAP might have to wait until late next week.

The English Barleywine was last Friday, 1.111 OG.  The Czeck Pils was today, hit 1.048 on the nose. 

Starting to think that the fermenters are full, adn I have to do some packaging if the beer(s) are ready.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2011, 05:54:34 PM »
Brewed 3 gallons of Imperial Stout Sunday.
Got an end of the year gift form my wife of a AHA membership.  She sure does know how to get me moving forward since I have been thinking about it for at least 6 months.

The end of the year was pretty busy.  Found a nice bee keeper that supplied me with three different types of honey for mead.  I have a dark (which will be interesting), a regular light mead, and a cyser with local apple juice. 
The beginning of the month also required that I make my yearly doppelbock.

Now to empty some bottles.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2011, 07:41:09 AM »
I am trying out batch sparging today with my new cooler.  I will be brewing Denny's Waldo Lake Amber Ale recipe.  It seemed fitting to use Denny's recipe with Denny's favorite sparging technique.

Thanks Denny

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2011, 02:06:40 PM »
I brewed a pale yesterday with all Horizon hops, about 10% light munich, and 6 or 7% C50-60.  I double batch sparged and boiled for 90 minutes this time to see if I'd get a jump in efficiency and I did.  Got 79% efficiency when I usually get around 71-74%, so that was nice.  I think I maybe start doing that more often.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2011, 07:39:24 AM »
I got a rochefort clone in the fermenter yesterday. It is destined
to be racked into the oak solera IF the contents of the solera are
still within my tolerance range.  O.G. Photo is on the thread in
recipies section.  Was a good brew and man I like that D2 flavor.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2011, 10:22:05 AM »
Just got my first mead into the fermenter.  Five gallons OG 1.110 orange blossom honey with 71B-1122.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2011, 10:23:09 AM »
Looks like I'll finally be getting time to brew on 1/6.  Making a chanterelle wee heavy for NHC.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/23 Edition
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2011, 11:08:20 AM »
Just got my first mead into the fermenter.  Five gallons OG 1.110 orange blossom honey with 71B-1122.

That's pretty much exactly what I made a few weeks ago. Mine is just finishing up fermenting. Gravity sample tasted great.

Brewing a Surly Bender clone today. Going to oak it and serve it on cask. Then I'll brew Bo Pils on Monday.
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