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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2010, 01:40:39 PM »
Nothing this weekend.  Next is a wee heavy for my lovely bride.  Congrats on the house Drew!  Get well soon Jeff!  Ribs are not fun, even worse than a broken tailbone!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2010, 02:05:01 PM »
Hopefully get some time to brew a Raspberry wheat ale for my fiance. Any suggestions on the recipe? I'm still doing extract.

6.6# Wheat extract
1 oz Mt Hood hop pellets 4.7AA 60 mins
2 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh 3.0AA 15 mins
Whirlfloc tablet
Wyeast 333 German Wheat in a starter
4# Raspberries

Should I put a pound of some wheat grain at like 155 for an hour?

Do I add the raspberries at the end of the boil or during fermentation?

And one last question, Should I freeze the raspberries then thaw and strain them?

Thanks a lot everybody!

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2010, 02:32:03 PM »
No brewing for me - will be closely monitoring the festbier fermentation though. 

Working on the brewery design for my new home though, so that kinda counts.

Oh, and Blatz . . you were right. I just "thieved" a hydro sample of the Old Jubilation. OUTSTANDING!  :)

Nice!  Now comes the hard part: patience... ;)
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2010, 07:22:44 PM »
Some kind of IPA and a Brune based roughly on Maredsous 8 on Monday.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2010, 07:35:25 PM »
Not brewing anything but going to develop a Belgian Dubbel recipe this weekend
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2010, 02:56:05 PM »
Just because I cant pick up 5 gallons of wort doesnt mean I cant brew ............... right?

Experimentals here I come :D

Denny, thanks for the kind words. I HAVE TO get well soon, got a Homebrew Jamboree in one months time ;)
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2010, 03:11:22 PM »
Blueberry melomel, blueberry-apple Martinelli clone for my prego wife and a Nutty Brown for the up coming football season.

Time to fill the fermentors!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2010, 03:12:36 PM »
Just because I cant pick up 5 gallons of wort doesnt mean I cant brew ............... right?

Experimentals here I come :D

Denny, thanks for the kind words. I HAVE TO get well soon, got a Homebrew Jamboree in one months time ;)

Jeff - don't you have kids? Have they done enough this week to earn their allowance? I think not  ;)

Get well soon.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2010, 08:43:53 PM »
I brewed a pretty basic pale ale today . . .


Hopefully get some time to brew a Raspberry wheat ale for my fiance. Any suggestions on the recipe? I'm still doing extract.

6.6# Wheat extract
1 oz Mt Hood hop pellets 4.7AA 60 mins
2 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh 3.0AA 15 mins
Whirlfloc tablet
Wyeast 333 German Wheat in a starter
4# Raspberries

Should I put a pound of some wheat grain at like 155 for an hour?

Do I add the raspberries at the end of the boil or during fermentation?

And one last question, Should I freeze the raspberries then thaw and strain them?

Thanks a lot everybody!


Why add wheat?  To bump up the gravity?  You're already using wheat extract, so I don't think you need it.

Add the raspberries during fermentation.  I always add fruit in secondary, but some people do it in primary.  If you boil them you may set the pectin and end up with a permanent haze.  I would pick them over and toss any that look moldy or otherwise suspect, then freeze them until you are ready for secondary and add them right in.  Th low pH and alcohol should keep anything funky at bay while the yeast consume the sugars.

I'd be tempted to dump the late hops, because between them, the yeast character, and the fruit there will be a lot of competition on the palate that is more likely to clash than blend smoothly.  But maybe not.

Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2010, 04:12:57 AM »
brewing an oatmeal stout tomorrow--first one I've done in almost 4 years.

could be packaging a maerzen depending on today's taste test.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2010, 08:01:39 AM »
Brewing my "Wages of Sin" APA! 

Should be brewing a mead, but overcome by events...

Happy Mead Day nonetheless!

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2010, 01:52:10 PM »
Just finished a Tupelo mead.  Had not made a mead for a while.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2010, 10:11:42 AM »
Just mashed in a rye APA.  I'm using organic Chinook hops from a hop farm a couple miles down the road.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2010, 12:50:23 PM »
Really Denny, a rye APA - you?!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/6 Edition
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2010, 05:31:21 PM »
I did not get to my Cranberry Lambic last weekend, as my newborn daughter gave us another scare and we had to take her to a hospital three hours away for six days (doing better now, think she is going to be AOK).

So I get back to my house, all of my supplies are still laid out so I begin again. I start my turbid mash, and the power goes off!

I normally brew outside on a propane burner, but with the wife and family still at the in-laws, I didn't have to worry about heating up and 'stinking' up the house, so I decided to brew inside. Bad choice. Power has been out for about an hour, luckily I was able to get the mash to 152 degrees (though half of the addition so still thin and no turbid portion withdrawn). Now I am just keeping my fingers crossed that temp stays high so I don't get too many fermentables.

Seems to be the nightmare brew. This is third time I've tried. First time wife went into labor. Second, daughter goes to ER. Third, the power goes out. Need a good name for this one!

Any easy ways to add dextrines if my power stays out and I get too few dextrins? Will a little Malto dextrine do the job? Maybe just a micro mash nice and hot and bump the batch size up a gallon or so...

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