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What in the tun this weekend?
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:48:06 AM »
I'm working on a special/best/premium bitter. Trying out First Gold hops for the first time. Anybody use those before?
Think I'll call it Most Premium Bitter.

What else is going on out there?
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 11:50:17 AM »
Final weekend of work in the book.  Nothing but sitting in front of the computer for me.  But once it's done, BOY am I gonna brew!  I did finally manage to get the Wee Shroomy brewed yesterday.  1.096 OG, getting blowoff with WY1728 at 52F!
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 11:52:28 AM »
One of my house IPA recipes tomorrow morning. 
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 12:15:01 PM »
Mmmmm... hot scotchy 8)
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 12:32:15 PM »
Nothing brewing this weekend sadly. I'm spending some time with the newborn nephew and then moving all the beer/wine that was fermenting into secondaries (wine) or kegs (beer)...although I'm thinking I may keg a wine...
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 12:41:34 PM »
Final weekend of work in the book.  Nothing but sitting in front of the computer for me.  But once it's done, BOY am I gonna brew!  I did finally manage to get the Wee Shroomy brewed yesterday.  1.096 OG, getting blowoff with WY1728 at 52F!

Nice! I'm thinking an 80/- is on deck after a Maerzen. 
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 02:15:52 PM »
I've got to kill a keg so I can fill a keg.

Or go buy some more kegs.

No brewing, but perhaps the Blackhawks/Penguins game at Soldier Field in the 20 degree temp plus wind.  Doesn't sound wise, though, as I type it out.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 02:24:10 PM »
I'm working on a special/best/premium bitter. Trying out First Gold hops for the first time. Anybody use those before?
Think I'll call it Most Premium Bitter.

What else is going on out there?

I Love First Gold. Nice fruitiness and a lot golding spiciness. My best results came with a big addition in the 20-15 min range.

Otherwise, I am brewing a Landbier. Pils, Munich, and a touch of caramunich I. Haven't decided on the hops yet. 833 for the yeast. I believe this to have been the 2nd best beer I have brewed in the past. Looking forward to seeing what the adjustments this time make.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 02:31:33 PM »
Tuesday will be a super-long brewday for a huge barleywine with WLP037.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 02:32:00 PM »
I made a Rye Altbier on Wednesday. I'm not sure yet, but I think its going to be too hoppy for style. Smells fantastic though. 1oz each of Liberty and Mt. Hood, half added at 15, half at 5. 1/2 oz Magnum for bittering.

EDIT: to add hops
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 02:36:56 PM »
I was hoping to brew an ESB (3rd pitch of the WLP002 that was in my Std & Special bitters) but my brew area is under about 1-2" of ice.  I've been throwing salt on it like crazy but it doesn't seem to want to melt.  There's not a lot of sun in that area and carrying 8.5 gallons of wort out to the burner on ice doesn't sound very safe.

I might take the weekend to clean some stuff and move all my brewing equipment, since I'm getting my hot water heater replaced on Tuesday.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »
Brewing a helles with 100% Best pils, Hersbrucker to about 20IBU, and Wyeast 2278.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 03:21:12 PM »
I made a Rye Altbier on Wednesday. I'm not sure yet, but I think its going to be too hoppy for style. Smells fantastic though. 1oz each of Liberty and Mt. Hood, half added at 15, half at 5. 1/2 oz Magnum for bittering.

EDIT: to add hops

I see the words, but they have no meaning...;)
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2014, 03:25:29 PM »
I made a Rye Altbier on Wednesday. I'm not sure yet, but I think its going to be too hoppy for style. Smells fantastic though. 1oz each of Liberty and Mt. Hood, half added at 15, half at 5. 1/2 oz Magnum for bittering.

EDIT: to add hops

I see the words, but they have no meaning...;)

I know. My old Altbier was just 1oz magnum at 60, and every comp I entered said too bitter/hoppy for style. I didn't think that was possible.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 04:00:28 PM »
Brewing a helles with 100% Best pils, Hersbrucker to about 20IBU, and Wyeast 2278.
Looks simply delicious.  I'm enjoying a Munich Helles presently, now that the bitter is in the fermenters.
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