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What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« on: April 06, 2011, 08:12:32 AM »
Well, apparently someone was eager to discuss things last week! Now I'm back. :)

I'm actually going to brew today - 2 batches.

1 all-grain of some variety that I haven't decided yet and 1... extract - dun dun duh. Haven't done it a while and figured I should to keep my head fresh about doing it.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 08:15:21 AM »
no brewing.

Judging NHC Denver friday and both saturday sessions.  anyone else? 

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 08:20:53 AM »
Finishing touches on the control panel of my brewstand and hopefully a test run. I'll post pics if I get it finished.

No brewing.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 08:22:57 AM »
Have Friday off so I'm doing a simple Citra Pale Ale.  I'm still unsure if I want to bitter with Citra, or just use some US Magnum that I have.

Anyone have an opinion on bittering with Citra?  I've read some say it's a little harsh.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 08:23:15 AM »
I'm taking Friday off to brew up my second annual wee heavy.  Shooting for an OG of 1.118 or so 8)

Between the long mash and the long boil it's gonna be a long brewday.  But if I get started early enough I should be able to get wrapped up in time to throw back a few of last years batch in peace and quiet before the family gets home from school.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 08:25:43 AM »
I'm taking Friday off to brew up my second annual wee heavy.  Shooting for an OG of 1.118 or so 8)

Between the long mash and the long boil it's gonna be a long brewday.  But if I get started early enough I should be able to get wrapped up in time to throw back a few of last years batch in peace and quiet before the family gets home from school.

A "few" of last year's batch??  You won't care or even know when the family gets home :)
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 08:26:19 AM »
ESB on Friday morning. I just put the starter in the fridge to cold crash.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 08:33:09 AM »
Maybe a Danish lager while the outside temperature is still keeping my cellar bulkhead unseasonably chilly, aka free refrigeration.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 08:43:18 AM »
Oh, and I'll be putting my burner/kettle to an alternate use Saturday keeping the Scouts fundraiser spaghetti dinner supplied with boiling water.  Might brew a wheat/amarillo/gumbally wheat on Sunday, though.  Haven't decided the recipe details yet.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 08:51:50 AM »
I'm taking Friday off to brew up my second annual wee heavy.  Shooting for an OG of 1.118 or so 8)

Between the long mash and the long boil it's gonna be a long brewday.  But if I get started early enough I should be able to get wrapped up in time to throw back a few of last years batch in peace and quiet before the family gets home from school.

A "few" of last year's batch??  You won't care or even know when the family gets home :)

No doubt that I will be feeling good.  I'll probably keep it to two though.  So a couple  ;)
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 09:24:59 AM »
Brewing the wit base for a raspberry wit.  Have a crapload of frozen berries from last fall's harvest.  Probably start with 5 lbs. of macerated berries in the secondary, give it a taste after a few days and add more if necessary.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 09:35:02 AM »
Saturday I'm doing a Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale (call it whatever you prefer!).  I bottled one a few weeks ago and it's almost gone already.  Probably one of my favorite styles now.    This one will be going into a keg. 

I know its not the weekend yet, but yesterday I did an Octoberfest.  I just finished building a kegerator and couldn't wait to start making lagers.  This was my first attempt at a lager, so we'll see how it turns out.  My boss wants to trade a batch of O'fest for some elk meat, so I want to get a recipe worked out before hunting season. 
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2011, 09:36:37 AM »
no brewing.

Judging NHC Denver friday and both saturday sessions.  anyone else? 

Be nice with your comments... I have a few in there...  ;)

I'll be brewing a Blonde Ale with a 2-row malt I haven't used before. Figured the Blonde would be a good way to see how it works.  Cheers!!!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2011, 12:15:10 PM »
Well, apparently someone was eager to discuss things last week! Now I'm back. :)


Oops.  Did I usurp your usual role?  ;) 

This weekend I'll be moving my cider to the secondary fermenter and adding 8-10lbs of strawberries (I also have some strawberry extract that I'll use to fine tune the flavor/sweetness after the secondary fermentation). 

I'm also going to be brewing a Chamomile Ale (Based on a Blonde Ale recipe) and fine tuning an Imperial IPA recipe for the weekend of April 15th. 
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2011, 01:48:22 PM »
I'm going to make the IPA that I was going to make last weekend...the empty fermenters are calling me...
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