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What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:28:27 AM »
What's the game plan folks?

For me - it's going to be all about the Mayfaire Competition this weekend (we have ~340 entries to judge) and then kegging things for SCHF.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 11:35:44 AM »
Been waiting

10 gallons of Hefe
5 for me and 5 for when the club comes over to brew the annual group brew.

I wont brew 10 of that anymore unless it has a home, once its been on tap about three weeks it loses something
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 01:01:21 PM »
Been waiting

10 gallons of Hefe
5 for me and 5 for when the club comes over to brew the annual group brew.

I wont brew 10 of that anymore unless it has a home, once its been on tap about three weeks it loses something

Recipe please.  Mine seems a little too light bodied.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 04:19:08 AM »
Been waiting

10 gallons of Hefe
5 for me and 5 for when the club comes over to brew the annual group brew.

I wont brew 10 of that anymore unless it has a home, once its been on tap about three weeks it loses something

Recipe please.  Mine seems a little too light bodied.

Are you doing a decoction mash?
To me the beer is a bit thin and lacking character without it.
I wont brew a Hefe/Dunkelweizen unless I have the time to dedicate to a decoction mash.

What yeast are you using?
Whats the fermentation temp?

Off the top of my head its a split of 55/45 wheat/pils malt as the base grain with some Caramunich/Crystal and a pinch of Carafa II or III
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 04:41:58 AM »
Probably going to brew 20 gallons of Kolsch hopefully by early next week.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 07:01:00 AM »
Saison, and a lawnmower beer (should be fairly close to a 1B)

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 08:17:27 AM »
Gotta get my Oktoberfest started while it still feels like spring. Going a little lighter this year, about 60/40 Pils/Munich, after doing 100% Munich last year.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 09:52:55 AM »
No brewing but kegging an IPA and making a starter for my German Pils.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 09:56:15 AM »
Gumball Head Clone III from some slacker site: www.stoutguy.com ;)
Thanks for the recipe Drew, it is one of the few recipes I have rebrewed several times with out changing a thing.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010, 10:07:22 AM »
No brewing here either.....Gotta have my Fermenters available for Big Brew Day!  First weekend off in a while....

I will be dry hopping Denny's RIPA though!  One of my non-brewing friends told me that "Dry-Hopping" sounds dirty last night.  :D

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2010, 10:21:01 AM »
Oh I forgot one I was going to do. I have some mead sitting by that could use a little "punch" so I thought I'd add some of this to the mix: Sour Cherry Juice Concentrate

Now, my only q is how to reasonably figure out the dosing rate for 3 gallons cause this stuff is seriously tart in concentrated form.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2010, 10:24:12 AM »
Oh I forgot one I was going to do. I have some mead sitting by that could use a little "punch" so I thought I'd add some of this to the mix: Sour Cherry Juice Concentrate

Now, my only q is how to reasonably figure out the dosing rate for 3 gallons cause this stuff is seriously tart in concentrated form.

Its going to ferment out so you would need to pull off some mead and put a set amount into a few samples and let them finish.

The mead is still fermenting correct?
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2010, 10:47:37 AM »
Nah, mead's done and I'll probably hit it with Sorbistat to prevent a restart. I figure the normal dilution rate they recommend is 1 in 8, so since I want the honey (Tupelo) to be noticeable I'll start somewhere lower like 1 in 32 or 1 in 16.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2010, 11:04:42 AM »
Nah, mead's done and I'll probably hit it with Sorbistat to prevent a restart. I figure the normal dilution rate they recommend is 1 in 8, so since I want the honey (Tupelo) to be noticeable I'll start somewhere lower like 1 in 32 or 1 in 16.

Oh ok

I'd pull off a pint or so and then put 2oz in 8 glasses and add a measured amount (say start with 1 ml and go up from there) until you get the flavor you're looking for.

I did this with a 90/- that didnt attenuate properly and made a drinkable beer out of it.
Also did it with an Imperial Black Ale that needed some more roast character to it.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/23 Edition
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2010, 11:27:10 AM »
Probably going to brew 20 gallons of Kolsch hopefully by early next week.

Is this a home brew or a test for the brewery?
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