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What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« on: May 11, 2010, 12:36:36 PM »
Well, last weekend resulted in every fermenter and empty keg in the brewhouse being cleaned.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 12:41:18 PM »
You created this week's sticky just as I decided what to brew -- how convenient!

I'm going with my house IPA this week.  I'm going to ferment with an English strain this time (I usually ferment it with Wyeast 1272).
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 12:43:10 PM »
No more brewing until Memorial Day Weekend for me but I need to transfer my wee heavy to the secondary sometime this week.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 01:35:05 PM »
7.5 gallon blonde
5 gallon barleywine

plus some  bottling and much cleaning!

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 06:39:01 PM »
RIS w/ my house IPA yeast cake (1272)... but I thought about using an Abbey Ale yeast. Anyone tried this?
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 07:39:24 PM »
Probably won't be able to brew this weekend, but I do need to bottle or keg my first attempt at Jamil's Black Forest Stout.
I did tweak it a little bit.
After racking from the primary to the secondary, I used cocoa powder (Nestle low fat, unsweetened) x 1 month for flavor, and cocoa nibs x 2 weeks for aroma.  I did not use the cherry puree (couldn't find anything except crappy pie filling with preservatives), but I did find RW Knudsen "Just Black Cherry" 100% juice.  I did the math and found that one 32 oz bottle per 5 gallons of beer would be just about perfect for priming (given the sugar content of the juice).  Since it is going straight into the bottle or keg, I shouldn't lose any cherry flavor or aroma.  I just hope it doesn't "thin" the body of the beer too much (as opposed to using the cherry puree, as the original recipe calls for.)  I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 04:03:09 AM »
Racking my DAPA  onto Columbus leafs in the secondary this weekend, Also racking the Scottish 80 leaving a nice big 1728 cake for the Traquair House clone I'm doing Sunday. Then, onto a Rochefort 8 clone.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 04:43:59 AM »
Gotta bottle a Kolsch before the weekend. I am brewing a London Pride clone on Saturday with a buddy who's interested in the whole process (and likes everything else I've brewed).  He chose the style, I found the recipe, we're splitting the batch and costs.

Change of plans - gonna brew my wife's birthday beer (a Dunkel Weizen based on Babalu's award winning recipe) on Friday while she recovers from a night shift.  The London Pride clone will have to wait for a week or two.

Its also the maiden batch for my new keggle (which I still have to put the valve on).
« Last Edit: May 12, 2010, 08:58:03 AM by akr71 »
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 06:49:23 AM »
12 brew systems at my house to brew a Russian Imperial Stout that is going into a bourbon barrel.

10 all grain brewers and 2 extract brewers.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 07:05:51 AM »
5 gallons of a porter
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 08:21:59 AM »
Yet more Rye IPA.  Gotta keep my wife happy!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 10:46:04 AM »
I smacked a 14 month old pack of WY3787 Westmalle yeast yesterday.  I'm hoping it will swell enough so that I can make a starter tonight, and brew on Sunday.  Planning on a 1.050 Abbey single type beer, to get a yeast cake for a 1.080ish tripel in a couple of weeks.

I'm thinking Abbey with a twist.....gonna use 100% Gleneagle Maris Otter malt in it, plus Styrians and Saaz. Ferment cool in the mid 60s for a week, then slap on the brew belt to finish in the low 80s for a few days.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010, 12:35:41 PM »
The LHBS didn't have the yeast I needed for a Biere de Garde, so no brewing this weekend.  I'll be kegging 10 gal of pale ale and bottling a batch of cider.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2010, 01:19:37 PM »
What kind of yeast were you looking for?  A BdG is usually made with a clean ale yeast of a lager yeast.  Should be plenty of choices in those.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/14 Edition
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2010, 05:57:20 PM »
Chumley, I may be interested in trading if that turns out . . I can't get enough Belgians as of late.
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