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Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 4-10?
« on: November 04, 2009, 05:38:40 AM »
One of the bonuses of being self employed (alright, unemplyed  ::) ) I get to brew on a WEDNESDAY!! I'll also be smoking some salmon. Beautiful fall day.

I'm brewing a FWH Kolsch and a Wezienfest (a cross between a Hefeweizen and an Oktoberfest).

Wish me luck on the FWH Kolsch. I'm using crystal hops. Just trying something different but I may chicken out at the last minute.  :-[
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 06:07:34 AM »
A Starter, a Scottish 60-/ AG, and a Robust Porter partial mash with my future SIL

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 06:08:08 AM »
I was going to brew a big American IPA, but since it's cold enough to lager in my fermentation room now I'm going to brew a Vienna Lager.  BTW, I'm also FUNemployed.  ;)

Vienna Lager
3-A Vienna Lager

Size: 5.15 gal
Efficiency: 80.0%
Attenuation: 76.0%
Calories: 157.72 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.048 (1.046 - 1.052)
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 (1.010 - 1.014)
Color: 13.89 (10.0 - 16.0)
Alcohol: 4.73% (4.5% - 5.5%)
Bitterness: 23.9 (18.0 - 30.0)

Ingredients:
8.25 lb Vienna Malt
.50 lb Light Munich
.13 lb Melanoidin Malt
.12 lb Carafa Special® TYPE III
1.5 oz Hallertau (3.8%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.50 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
1 gal WYeast 2206 Bavarian Lager

Notes
Single infusion batch sparge
- Saccharafication @ 152 [60 min]
- Mashout @ 165 [10 min]
- Sparge @ 170 [10 min]
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 11:46:17 AM »
I should brew something, but need to keg and clean fermenters first.  That in itself is demotivating!! :-\

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 01:27:58 PM »
Bluesman and I are doing a joint BVIP next weekend.  I'm thinking about squeezing in a Centennial IIPA this weekend if time permits.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 01:47:20 PM »
Not brewing this weekend, just kegging 10 gallons of Sweet Stout.  Might brew next weekend.  Thinking about a Strong Scotch Ale, Smoked Porter (smoking my own grains) or maybe a Schwarzbier. GAWD I love this sport!!! ;D
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 01:48:29 PM »
I'll be doing Herman Holtrop's famous Rochefort 8 clone recipe.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 02:16:51 PM »
Hi all! 10 gallons of Dean Larson's SNCA clone. A few weeks late, looking for work is getting in the way of brewing!  :(
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009, 03:18:33 PM »
I got no room! Every keg full . . (And that's about 90 gallons of beer and cider) Brewed 11 gallons of my 50/50 amber ale at the Cigar Brew Fest last weekend and honestly don't know where I'm going to put it.  ???

But that doesn't stop me from wanting to brew. I REALLY want to make Skot's Traquair House clone, or Chumley's variation of same. 
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2009, 03:30:41 PM »
Its funny.. I'm completely planning on brewing tomorrow. Ain't got a clue what. Suppose I'll have to look through the yeast and malt supplies when I get home.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2009, 04:02:18 PM »
A Sierra Nevada Clone. My favourite beer. I went on a cruise to Alaska and drank my first SNPA. Since then, ( 2005 ) I just had to find a good clone for this wonderful beer. Glad I did.


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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2009, 04:22:55 PM »
Hi all! 10 gallons of Dean Larson's SNCA clone. A few weeks late, looking for work is getting in the way of brewing!  :(

I did that one last weekend.  What a great recipe!
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2009, 08:27:47 PM »
Doing an Robust Oatmeal Porter 16gal Saturday plus having a few friends over to see what brewing is all about.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2009, 01:30:05 AM »
I can't decide... either I'm gonna finally try the Pliny the Elder clone despite my wimpy boil pot, or a clone of Lucky Lab's SuperDog.  The Pliny recipe is daunting.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2009, 04:19:44 AM »
Brewing Northern Brewer extract kit for a Honey Brown Ale (w/ MN honey) at Teach a Friend to Homebrew event at Barley John's in New Brighton. Come on out and brew with us!

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