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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2012, 02:40:16 PM »
i have no idea what to brew this weekend!  i have an empty carboy sitting here sanitized and stoppered, but no clue what to put in it.  i'd like to make something that matures quickly so i can have it ready for a big campout in 6 weeks.  any ideas to throw at this extract brewer?
I just brewed a session ale, 6 lb golden light DME .5 C77 british crystal steeped bravo hops to bitter to your desired level (I went to about 26 IBU with the bravo) and then a bunch of hops (I used amarillo cause that's what I had) between 15-flameout with a 15 minute hop stand at the end. I was drinking it in just over a week (I keg, bottles would take longer) I used US-05 but a more floculent british yeast would be good to.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2012, 03:40:35 PM »
Blackberry weizen is sitting in my bottling bucket as we speak. Once that's done I'll probably take a few weeks off from brewing to focus my free time on the garden. Of course if I go through most of my homebrew supply at my son's birthday party next weekend then I may need to brew sooner than expected. And that's never a bad thing :)
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What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2012, 03:50:15 PM »
Family is in town this weekend to go to a wine festival.
So got ahead of the game and brew a Hefe yesterday. It was a great brew day. :)

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2012, 03:52:18 PM »
I just brewed a session ale, 6 lb golden light DME .5 C77 british crystal steeped bravo hops to bitter to your desired level (I went to about 26 IBU with the bravo) and then a bunch of hops (I used amarillo cause that's what I had) between 15-flameout with a 15 minute hop stand at the end. I was drinking it in just over a week (I keg, bottles would take longer) I used US-05 but a more floculent british yeast would be good to.

'hop stand' isn't a term i'm familiar with.  elaborate?  pls/thnku!

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 05:10:13 PM »
I just brewed a session ale, 6 lb golden light DME .5 C77 british crystal steeped bravo hops to bitter to your desired level (I went to about 26 IBU with the bravo) and then a bunch of hops (I used amarillo cause that's what I had) between 15-flameout with a 15 minute hop stand at the end. I was drinking it in just over a week (I keg, bottles would take longer) I used US-05 but a more floculent british yeast would be good to.

'hop stand' isn't a term i'm familiar with.  elaborate?  pls/thnku!

A hop stand is when you let you let your wort sit after flameout before chilling to let your late/flameout hops steep. You will still isomerize some alpha acids, but it is mainly to extract more hop oils to increase the hop flavor and aroma. Since your wort isn't actively boiling, the volatile hop oils aren't being driven off quite so fast and more end up in your beer.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012, 05:20:45 PM »
Bottling my Belgian Brunette with Blonde Highlights.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2012, 06:30:21 PM »
Brewed a nice American-Style Kolsch on Wed.  This time I used Wyeast 2575 for the first time.  It should be wonderful.  One of my favorites.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2012, 06:38:34 PM »
Bottling my Belgian Brunette with Blonde Highlights.

I like the mental photo of this description.  Thanks.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2012, 12:01:14 PM »
Bottling my Belgian Brunette with Blonde Highlights.

I like the mental photo of this description.  Thanks.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2012, 12:39:49 PM »
No brewing this weekend; getting together with a few club members to put the final touches on a batch of mo-mead-o and doing wash so I have clean clothes at the NHC.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2012, 12:46:20 PM »
Made a starter of Wyeast London Ale III last night.  I'm thinking a summer ale first, to build up enough yeast to brew a big version of Poor Richard's Ale with spruce tips from the Colorado blue spruce in my back yard next week.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2012, 02:03:15 PM »
I think it is time to get an oktoberfest rolling this weekend.  dussledorf in a few weeks.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2012, 02:11:21 PM »
5.5 gallons of IPA. Just starting to boil now.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2012, 02:41:38 PM »
No brewing but this reminds me that I have an O-fest in the primary downstairs from last weekend.  I should probably check on that.   ???

Other than that I'll be trimming the trees.  Too many are hanging low or getting into the neighbors ornamentals.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/15 Edition
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2012, 07:56:42 PM »
Brewing up a batch of Amber tonight!
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