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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2011, 12:37:28 PM »
Dry hopping a DC RIPA and an all Centennial IPA. If my brown malt gets here, brewing Bll Pierce's Rootin Tootin Rasputin so I'll have a properly aged RIS for the winter.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 12:44:30 PM »
I'll be brewing my 1st batch on my new 1/2 bbl system!!! 10 gal of Big Wheel Brown Ale.  The name is an ode to my big brother Brian who I lost almost 2 weeks ago.  We always used to ride "Big Wheels" in the driveway as kids and He was the one that suggested we start brewing our own beer.  He loved good beer.  He quit brewing with me along time ago and moved away.  It's gonna be kinda bittersweet, but I know he'll be there with me on Sat. to help me brew once more.  Love you Bro!!
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Hey man, right on.  Sorry to hear about your brother, I'm sure he'd be delighted to have the beer named in his honor.

I won't be brewing this weekend, I don't think.  I need to make another bulk grain order for base malt; until then, I'll be unable to brew.  It's okay though, I've got plenty of beer in the pipeline.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 02:29:27 PM »
Brewing an oatmeal stout, dry-hopping the IPA I brewed last weekend.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 06:08:57 PM »
Münchener Helles
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 05:13:20 AM »
Probably going to keg an APA, but I don't foresee much brewing time this weekend.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 05:55:26 AM »
My best man is visiting from Philly, I'm going to try doing a hefeweizen with him.  It's his favorite style!  He'll also be helping me plant a hop yard.  It's a little late in the season to get them in the ground but hey, better late than never!

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 06:03:56 AM »
Saturday will be helping my neighbor break in his mash tun for his first all-grain.

Sunday will be planting my 40 HOP RHYZOMES at my friend's organic farm ;D
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 07:30:24 AM »
No brewing, Saturday will be a run around day.  Sunday we will be working the garden.  A buddy of mine gave me water bath type chiller that I'm going to use for a fermentation chamber.  Basically a copper coil heat exchanger that will wrap around the fermenter, with insulation around it.  It has a programmable thermostat on it, pretty slick, should work well.  So I may build that this weekend as well, then make a lager starter for next weekends Easter Helles brew.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2011, 09:00:05 AM »
Doing a Dunkel/Alt, 10 gallons, split into 2 batches, one lager, the other my first shot at WY1007 yeast.  I'm really excited about trying this yeast, after you guys recommending it so highly.  The malt build is 47% Munich, 23% Pilsner, 23% Vienna, and 2.3% each of Caraffa Special, Roasted Barley, and Special B.  The SRM calculates at 23, which is a little dark for Alt, but within Dunkel parameters.  What I'm really hoping for is to fall in love with WY1007 as a dark ale yeast, and that I might favor it over using English or American ale yeasts for dark ales.  Getting set up tonight, and brewing all day tomorrow.  Yousa!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2011, 11:24:03 AM »
Have guests this weekend, so moved my brew session up to last night an brewed an Imperial Stout which I pitched on the yeast cake from my ESB.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2011, 05:40:41 PM »
More dunkelweizen.

The dunkel brew from a couple weeks ago will turn out ok, but not great.  I simplified the grist and did a double decoction.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2011, 05:44:47 PM »
I'll be brewing my 1st batch on my new 1/2 bbl system!!! 10 gal of Big Wheel Brown Ale.  The name is an ode to my big brother Brian who I lost almost 2 weeks ago.  We always used to ride "Big Wheels" in the driveway as kids and He was the one that suggested we start brewing our own beer.  He loved good beer.  He quit brewing with me along time ago and moved away.  It's gonna be kinda bittersweet, but I know he'll be there with me on Sat. to help me brew once more.  Love you Bro!!
-J.K.L.   

Sorry about your brother, JKL. A brew day is a nice way to reconnect with good memories about him.  The name is perfect--I know he'd love it.

No brewing for me this weekend...too much take-home work for Sat/Sun... but an overnight trip to Santa Cruz included a quick side visit to Seven Bridges LHBS, where I picked up misc supplies for bottling an English barleywine and my upcoming Two-Hearted Ale clone. I like how every LHBS has its own personality.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2011, 06:05:54 PM »
A hoppy, strong Weissbier, ala Brooklyn/Schneider Weisse, with Palisades and Amarillo.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2011, 06:55:18 PM »
Brewed Herman Holtrop's Rochefort clone for the beer that will go into the solera after my next harvest from same.
Hit all the numbers and got a promising looking wert from the BK.


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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/15 edition
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2011, 08:43:47 PM »
Hello, everyone, I am a newbie to this forum. I just got my AHA card in the mail today. 8) I will be kegging a batch of Brown Porter and brewing an English pale ale on Sunday. While I do that I will be drinking a few out of the Amber ale I have on tap.