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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2010, 10:07:38 AM »
11 gallon batch of Maibock to break in the 'lager only season' after a long summer brewing hiatius with some senior members /friends of my HBC to hopefully make sure I haven't forgotten much.  Great benefit of getting to brew with more experienced brewers.  We are going to try the 34/70 dry lager yeast for a later experiment- going to dump a Dopplebock on top when the Maibock is done. 

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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2010, 10:49:35 AM »
Have you had that one before?  Caldera makes some seriously good beers.

Indeedly I have. Damn tasty. The only one I haven't had out of the can before is the Uncommon Brewers and I've had that one on draft.

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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2010, 01:03:34 PM »
As long as I get my yeast in time, I'm doing 12gal of vienna lager with Hugh Baird Vienna  :o.

woohoo - picked up 2L of fresh slurry last night - Super Bowl Sunday brew is on!

surprised I didn't get any flack for using Hugh Baird Vienna.  I was expecting at least some.
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2010, 01:07:37 PM »
As long as I get my yeast in time, I'm doing 12gal of vienna lager with Hugh Baird Vienna  :o.

woohoo - picked up 2L of fresh slurry last night - Super Bowl Sunday brew is on!

surprised I didn't get any flack for using Hugh Baird Vienna.  I was expecting at least some.

OK I'll bite.  Why aren't you using a continental Vienna?  English Vienna? :o come on!
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2010, 01:14:26 PM »
OK I'll bite.  Why aren't you using a continental Vienna?  English Vienna? :o come on!

I was pretty crushed (no pun intended) - when we did our group bulk buy, NCM was out of my favorite Best Vienna, and wouldn't be getting a new shipment for a week so rather than hold up our club's order, I agreed to sub - I asked for MFB but they recommended Hugh Baird based on customer feedback so I ended up with 2 sacks of it.  My pro friend loves HB, so I figured it can't be that bad, but I'm having remorse now!

I included it in my original post as I was hoping someone might have an opinion on it before I dive in head first this weekend.
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2010, 08:56:31 AM »
A Belgian Wit on Sunday before the game.  Its for a style-specific contest sponsored by my favorite local micro-brewery.  The winner gets to work with their brewmaster to scale the recipe for commercial production.

I may shoot myself in the foot, but I'm culturing yeast from Unibroue Blanche de Chambly (wyeast 3864 ?) and may blend with 3068 (Weihenstephan) if I can't get the little fellers to grow quick enough.
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2010, 09:01:59 AM »
Going to brew a Hellesbock sometime early next week - I also have to keg 40 gallons of beer.
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2010, 10:36:36 AM »
Gonna try to brew an ESB. Trying to brew the same recipe twice and see if they come out the same.

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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2010, 09:27:04 PM »
2 beers this weekend: a Best BItter with American hops (Willamette and Cascade), and my Robust Porter that I have been tweaking for some time (trying it with a higher mash temp and more attenuative yeast strain this time).

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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2010, 07:43:47 AM »
I hadn't planned on brewing today but the wife just called asking `so what are we brewing today :D
Yep she's a keeper, now I need to find a recipe.


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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2010, 09:16:14 PM »
Columbus IPA
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I've never used those hops, they smell AMAZING!

Baltic Porter on deck for the morning.
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2010, 12:02:12 PM »
Brewed an american lager; was intended to be a lite lager, but when you use the wrong type of DME and overshoot the gravity, RDWHAHB and restate what you are brewing  ;D

Racked mead to secondary.  Must resist urge to drink as the gravity sample was really nice.

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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2010, 03:03:51 PM »
so either the lot analysis sheets were off or I mysteriously got really high efficiency(83% instead of 75) , but my 1.054 expected vienna lager actually came out 1.061 - I adjusted the hops on the fly and shot for an "elliot ness" clone instead, which also happens to be one of my favorite beers anyways, so all was fine.

however, I am about to throw my barleycrusher out...
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2010, 03:21:18 PM »
Dortmunder is done and in the fermenter.  Pitched at 47, holding at 48 so far.  Not expecting any real activity until late tomorrow as usual with 34/70. 
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Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2010, 07:05:48 PM »
however, I am about to throw my barleycrusher out...

Care to elaborate?
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