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Offline Siamese Moose

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2009, 07:24:12 AM »
I have a Belgian Barleywine just into the fermenter, and I hope to add an ESB this weekend.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2009, 07:25:50 AM »
Brewing an Old Ale I never got around to a couple weeks ago.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2009, 07:26:20 AM »
Got my strike water going right now and am going to brew an Octoberfest, it is windy and 32 degrees outside, what a great day to brew.  ;D  

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2009, 10:39:02 AM »
Just pitched the yeast in a 5 gallon batch of an IPA yesterday. Bubbling away as expected ;D

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2009, 02:12:37 PM »
Brewed  6 gallons of an Octoberfest and pitching  2 different yeasts, 1 carboy with 3 gallons of wort has S-23 saflager and the other carboy of 3 gallons of wort has a partial Cal Lager yeast cake, just to see what each yeast does.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2009, 04:26:38 PM »
If the starter proves viable (slurry looks good, but haven't tested attenuation and it's an old pack), then a smoked porter tomorrow and hopefully a barley wine to age for next year on Monday or Tuesday.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2009, 07:54:21 AM »
I have a Belgian Barleywine just into the fermenter, and I hope to add an ESB this weekend.
Belgian Barleywine?  Mind posting the recipe?

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2009, 08:02:29 AM »
I have a Belgian Barleywine just into the fermenter, and I hope to add an ESB this weekend.
Belgian Barleywine?  Mind posting the recipe?

Kind of curious about that myself.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2009, 03:11:50 PM »
I just brewed my first lager, an Oktoberfest. However, my hydrometer broke, so I am not sure if what I have will be an Oktoberfest or a Vienna Lager. I've been getting 80-83% efficiency the last 5 brews (I should add that my past 5-10 brews have produced far, far better beer than my previous 2+ years of brewing, thanks in no small part to this and other forums), so I built a recipe that would be an Oktoberfest from 78-84% and would be a Vienna Lager from 70-78... whatever it is, I just hope it's delicious. I put a lot of effort into this one, even customizing my water to be similar to Munich water. Also, I ended up with almost 9 gal of sweet wort, so I did a 110 min boil to get the volume down to 5.5 gal. I didn't notice any activity this morning, but the fermometer reads that the carboy is at 48F. in about 10 days when I transfer, I will be lagering this beside last month's altbier and probably taking a 2-month break from brewing.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2009, 03:19:07 PM »
I just brewed my first lager, an Oktoberfest. However, my hydrometer broke, so I am not sure if what I have will be an Oktoberfest or a Vienna Lager. I've been getting 80-83% efficiency the last 5 brews (I should add that my past 5-10 brews have produced far, far better beer than my previous 2+ years of brewing, thanks in no small part to this and other forums), so I built a recipe that would be an Oktoberfest from 78-84% and would be a Vienna Lager from 70-78... whatever it is, I just hope it's delicious. I put a lot of effort into this one, even customizing my water to be similar to Munich water. Also, I ended up with almost 9 gal of sweet wort, so I did a 110 min boil to get the volume down to 5.5 gal. I didn't notice any activity this morning, but the fermometer reads that the carboy is at 48F. in about 10 days when I transfer, I will be lagering this beside last month's altbier and probably taking a 2-month break from brewing.

awesome man.  but FWIW, subtle grist changes are more what makes vienna distinct from oktoberfest, not just gravity.  vienna is typically all or mostly all vienna, whereas fest is usually base of vienna with munich and pils added.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2009, 06:01:23 PM »
I knocked out a smallish Saison based off of the Farmhouse Ales' recipe for a classic Saison today, and am off to judge the Palmetto Brewer's Competition in the morning down in Columbia, SC. I guess it is fitting that I get to judge Belgian & French Ales in the morning considering I brewed a Saison today.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2009, 07:19:37 AM »
I am thinking of doing a home smoked Cherry wood Porter with the Denny's yeast.

On the other hand, it is suddenly cold enough to brew a Pilsner!  I use temp control on the fermenter, in the big fridge called the garage.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2009, 08:00:18 AM »
I have a Belgian Barleywine just into the fermenter, and I hope to add an ESB this weekend.
Belgian Barleywine?  Mind posting the recipe?
Sure, but it's a brand new, never-before brewed recipe, so I don't know how it will turn out. It's just something I've wanted to do for a while, and I had a nice big slurry of White Labs 575 Belgian Blend, so I figured it was time. My inspiration was Scaldis, but I made no attempt to make a clone. The recipe is just my own ideas. The recipe for 5.5 gallons:
7' Belgian Pale, 6' Belgian Pils, 3.5' Briess 6-row pale, 1/2' Caravienne, 1/2' Aromatic, mash at 149° for 90 minutes. 2' clear candi sugar added, boil 90 minutes. 1.5 oz. Styrian Goldings pellets (5.2 aa) for 70 min., 1 oz Sterling whole (8.7 aa) each for 15, 5, and at knockout. Pitched the yeast at 62°, fermenter rose to 70° before starting to drop off. Over 1/2 gallon blew off in the first 18 hours (wow!). OG 1.106, FG TBD, calculated 42 ibu's.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2009, 09:17:50 AM »
I am brewing Bohemian Pilsner.
I wanted to brew October fest but my German yeast took a runer. 
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Dec 2 - Dec 8?
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2009, 08:35:21 PM »
Denny's RIPA on Tuesday after work. I'm toying with mashing in before work but my guess is I won't be that organized in the morning.
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