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Offline pashusa

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2009, 11:29:06 AM »
I am finally going to do my first all grain this weekend, actually 2 of them. The Helles kit and the Oatmeal stout kit from NB. Will crush the grains Thursday after we get home from the Inlaws and since the kids are staying there and the Wife works, I will have a long brew day on Friday. Wish me luck.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2009, 11:48:08 AM »
Good luck!  Once ya do it, you'll be amazed at how easy it is.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2009, 12:01:34 PM »
Good luck!  Once ya do it, you'll be amazed at how easy it is.

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and how great your beer will be too.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2009, 12:12:58 PM »
Not brewing this weekend, but will be bottling my English Bitter.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2009, 12:41:31 PM »
Lot's of Beer Work this week....

Push Eject's FIL Pilsner and Fire In the Hole today...

Kegging Matt's Double Barrel, a Special Bitter, and Munich Helles

Bottling Some Stout and APA to squirrel away...

And of course....massive sanitation and cleanup...

WooHoo...
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2009, 12:54:19 PM »
Bottling an Amber Ale Friday, and then brewing Jamil's Winter Warmer from Brewing Classic Style on Sunday and pitching that yeast.

On a side note, just got my tech talk for today, and they we're only 2 entries and one was telling everyone there was not Tech Talk until Monday.   Looks like this could be the end of TT in it's current form.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2009, 12:58:51 PM »
I doubt TechTalk is going away that soon.   But expect it to be here, in perhaps in an AHA only thread

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2009, 04:07:45 PM »
Working on a club project this weekend. A stein beer

Thanks to BobbyfromNJ for the recipe

Whales Stein Bock
5-B Traditional Bock
Author: Whales
Date: 11/29/2009

Size: 45 gal
Efficiency: 80.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 218.3 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.065 (1.064 - 1.072)
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Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.013 - 1.019)
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Color: 14.58 (14.0 - 22.0)
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Alcohol: 6.45% (6.3% - 7.2%)
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Bitterness: 23.7 (20.0 - 27.0)
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Ingredients:
52.0 lb Munich Malt 1
50.0 lb Pilsen Malt
3 lb 2-Row Caramel Malt 165L
3 oz Magnum (14.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
3 oz Tettnanger (4.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
0.0 ea WYeast 2308 Munich Lager
0.0 ea White Labs WLP838 Southern German Lager

Schedule:
Ambient Air: 70.0 °F
Source Water: 60.0 °F
Elevation: 0.0 m

00:03:00 Mash In - Liquor: 35.0 gal; Strike: 166.09 °F; Target: 154.0 °F Of course, go into the cooler at 175f and let it cool to 166 before dough in.
00:33:00 Sac Rest Alpha - Rest: 50 min; Final: 154.0 °F
00:33:00 Batch Sparge - First Runnings: 23 gallons @ 168.0 °F,
Sparge #1: 12.18 gal sparge @ 185.0 °F,
Sparge #2: 12.27 gal sparge @ 185.0 °F,
Total Runoff: 48.27 gal

All volumes can be divided by 5 to get individual batch volumes.

The plan is to take all the preboil volumes and get them up to boil temp on propane, then transfer 25 gallons to the barrel for stoning. The remaining wort (about 23-24 gallons) will be boiled as a normal batch. Hop additions will be split between the two.

At the end of the 60-70 minute boil, 3 gallons will be drawn off the boil kettle batch to keep as a control (I'll bring the 5 gallon carboy for that and I'll ferment it in my lager fridge), the rest will go into the barrel after it has been moved to the fermentation cave (newman's garage).

So, in summary, half of the batch is boiled in the barrel with hot rocks, the other half in stainless on propane. A small amount is kept completely out of the oak as a control. Ultimately, about 40-42 gallons will ferment in the oak boil vessel for about 2 weeks.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2009, 04:47:59 PM »
Now I know why King_Size.  Looks great, and a lot of fun!!!!
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2009, 04:57:38 PM »
they guy brewing two ag batches and the 45 gallon guy....  i'm exhausted after reading about your days......

lucy too......
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2009, 07:35:56 PM »
Gonna brew a Honey Weizen tomorrow and Honey Brown on Saturday or Sunday.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2009, 08:40:40 PM »
Good for you Dimik, you owe me samples young grasshopper. ;) :P

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2009, 08:53:50 PM »
Good for you Dimik, you owe me samples young grasshopper. ;) :P

Speaking of samples.  I needs me some.  Nom NOm NOM!

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2009, 08:55:05 PM »
Making an Irish Red on Saturday. Just finished moving our club project RIS's into the Heaven Hill Bourbon cask at the LHBS. Very good times. Should end up with about 50 gallons of Bourbon Barrel Stout between 7 people. Tasted great!
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 25-Dec 1?
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2009, 09:58:05 PM »
Dad wants to do a Jubelale clone, so I'm bringing the cheap'n'easy set up over for Thanksgiving.