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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2011, 01:53:01 PM »
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 01:55:15 PM »
Ballpark Pils (CAP).  Made a big starter today.  This will be batch number 100!! ;D
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2011, 02:56:01 PM »
Putting together the Blichmann TopTier that is supposed to arrive later this week. Saturday is assembly and plumbing and testing. Sunday is my first batch on the new system; american IPA (simcoe/amarillo), it's the recipe I'm most familiar with from my old system, and therefore the one I feel most comfortable with making changes to on the fly based on efficiency and such.

About time, too. I bottled my last batch on Sunday, and now have nothing but empty fermentors.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2011, 04:53:12 PM »
Ballpark Pils (CAP).  Made a big starter today.  This will be batch number 100!! ;D
Congratulations! And way to buck tradition by doing a not huge beer. I did an RIS for #100 and ended up with a half gallon of my first runnings on the floor because I forgot to close a tap  :'( So much for experience bringing wisdom.

Tomorrow I'm brewing a small batch of a Belgian Pale to try out Calypso hops I bought on a whim from Hops Direct. They describe them as having apple and pear aromas but the first reports I've seen, people are saying citrusy. And since it's supposed to rain, I decided to do an SN Celebration type IPA, too. I love having bulk ingredients on hand.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 08:54:02 AM »
No brewing for me this weekend.  I need to buy another sack of grain before I can do any brewing again, unless I want to pick up some extract.  Hmmmmm, I haven't done an extract beer for quite some time, this could be an opportunity to do it again, for kicks.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2011, 09:21:07 AM »
Probably something with US05.  I've got tons of grain (literally!) and 30 lb. of hops, but I haven't had time to make a starter.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2011, 10:28:56 AM »

Tomorrow I'm brewing a small batch of a Belgian Pale to try out Calypso hops I bought on a whim from Hops Direct. They describe them as having apple and pear aromas but the first reports I've seen, people are saying citrusy.

Cool!  I bought them as well on a whim.  Sound somewhat similar to Citra, plus you can't beat $8.95/lb.  Let us know how the beer turns out.  Curious to hear if the beer experience matches Hopdirects description.

I am brewing up 20 gallons of a Black Rye IPA, inspired by Stone Sublimely Self Righteous, with my brewing buddy.  

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2011, 02:28:58 PM »
I am brewing a tripel right now....sparging as I type this.  Using a malt made here in Montana....funny thing, it comes in sacks labeled "Malteurop"  :D  Sure smells malty.

I am also using a slurry of the BrewTek CL300 yeast.  First time I've used this yeast.  A month or so ago, I was cleaning out my dorm fridge in the basement, and I found a slant of this yeast......5 years old.  One of the guys in my club took and, and after 4 days on the stir plate it started.  He brewed a saison with it, and gave me the slurry from that Sunday night.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2011, 02:54:19 PM »

Tomorrow I'm brewing a small batch of a Belgian Pale to try out Calypso hops I bought on a whim from Hops Direct. They describe them as having apple and pear aromas but the first reports I've seen, people are saying citrusy.

Cool!  I bought them as well on a whim.  Sound somewhat similar to Citra, plus you can't beat $8.95/lb.  Let us know how the beer turns out.  Curious to hear if the beer experience matches Hopdirects description.

I am brewing up 20 gallons of a Black Rye IPA, inspired by Stone Sublimely Self Righteous, with my brewing buddy.  
I didn't open the hops until today. I got a big blast of fresh pear when I sniffed the bag so I added a flameout addition to try to pick up on that. I may dry hop, too. I'm really curious how this will turn out and will post about my results.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2011, 03:07:54 PM »
After slightly over 6 years of homebrewing, I'm finally getting around to doing something I've been putting off forever - brewing my first lager.

Oktoberfest....

Got my starter going last night.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2011, 04:03:50 PM »
After slightly over 6 years of homebrewing, I'm finally getting around to doing something I've been putting off forever - brewing my first lager.

Oktoberfest....

Got my starter going last night.

Nice.  I'll be brewing a lager at some point this year too - it will also be my first lager.  I may only make it a 5 gal batch though - don't want to take up too much fridge space w/ 2 carboys.  ;) 
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2011, 04:10:57 PM »
After slightly over 6 years of homebrewing, I'm finally getting around to doing something I've been putting off forever - brewing my first lager.

Oktoberfest....

Got my starter going last night.

I finally got around to building a fermentation chamber last fall and so I've been getting into lager brewing too.  Lager brewing can be just as much an obsession as homebrewing in general!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2011, 07:28:23 PM »
Sasparilla Nettle Mead@!  Ha.  I've been reading Sacred and Herbal Healing beers.  Made a Heather mead that was amazing, so we will see how this one turns out.

Keg is full of american honey wheat and the cellar is stocked, so I can experiment a little.  Also have ingredients for a coffee stout.  Sky is the limit.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2011, 05:02:39 AM »
ESB on Friday morning. I just put the starter in the fridge to cold crash.
Changing gears... I'm using the starter to make an oatmeal stout instead. Strike water is heating as I type...
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/8 Edition
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2011, 05:15:06 AM »
Oops.  Did I usurp your usual role?  ;) 

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