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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2011, 10:35:55 PM »
10 gallons of Irish Stout brewed, yeast is pitched.  While I was at it I smoked a couple of pounds of cheddar over apple wood dust.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2011, 04:53:21 AM »
I have no idea...I'm hoping for some inspiration when I walk into the brew store today.  
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2011, 06:33:53 AM »
Kegging the Frau Blucher Bock and dry hopping the Red Zeppelin IRA today. New Mexico Wort Hogs club brew tomorrow.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2011, 08:27:30 AM »
Got my Kolsch brewed, and since I did both a 90-minute mash and boil, I had time to keg an Oatmeal Stout and pitch Brett B. into a keg of Belgian Golden Strong while I was at it. I'm feeling quite productive this weekend!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2011, 04:44:12 PM »
Brewed a "Red Rye" today but it came out more brown than red.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2011, 05:27:47 PM »
Today I'm moving the CAP I made 3 weeks ago to secondary to harvest yeast for an OFest tomorrow.  I have the whole day free, so I'm planning a multi-decoction using 100% Vienna malt.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2011, 11:15:38 AM »
yesterday i did a 10 gal batch of an american lager, miscalculated my water and wound up with an extra 2.5 gal wort so threw it in a carboy and now its fermenting as an ale.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2011, 11:45:45 AM »
I abandoned the oatmeal stout idea for today and instead am going for a rye saison with Strisselspalt hops.  I have a starter going from Orval dregs when it's almost ready I'll add the brett to 5 gallons of it.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2011, 12:01:59 PM »
Need a brew for Club Night so a new 15 Gal kettle arrived Friday and I brewed my 1st 10 gal batch Saturday. The 48 quart cooler mash tun was full to brim with a 1.060 pale ale. A long day and I'm bushed but everything went perfect.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2011, 12:13:01 PM »
I am taking a week off from brewing.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2011, 12:42:46 PM »
My brew day is finishing up, but it's been frought with peril.  (first time I've ever typed that!)
I was missing most of the temp rests with a triple decoction mash on my O'Fest so I had to constantly adjust the temps when out of nowhere my primary pump locked up.  I took it apart to clean it and promptly lost one of the small black bushings in it.
Since the pump isn't working I decided to attempt a batch sparge - I'm working with an old Sabco system here, which isn't really designed for that, but it seemed to work pretty well.
I'm still making beer, but it seems a little more frustrating than it should be.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2011, 01:38:25 PM »
5 gallons of IIPA. Hop extract (NB Hopshot) in the boil, 8 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

Love the Hopshot, on beers like IIPA the lack of vegetal flavor from boiling a lot of hop mass is really noticeable. Use it basically anytime I am shooting for more than 50-60 IBU.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2011, 03:36:49 PM »
5 Gallons of Imperial IPA done & in the fermenter.  

I tried using a batch-sparge. it must have affected my efficiency, becuase I was shooting for an OG of 1.087 but wound up with 1.082.  I could have boiled down a bit I suppose, but I didn't want to come up short.  Even at 1.082 I should still have an Imperial - 8.9% if it finishes out to expected FG.  I think part of that too may be that I wound up with a little more than 5 gallons.  

I added some more extract to my strawberry cider - and I think I've hit the mark now.  It's pretty yummy.  :) 

I also kegged 10 gallons of Chamomile Ale.  I thought I had come up a bit short, but I actually over-filled one fermenter and under-filled the other, so I wound up with the full 10 gallons.  :)  

That'll condition for nearly three weeks, but then I want to bottle some for my next homebrew club meeting on 5/20.  
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2011, 11:22:20 AM »
Brewed up another batch of Green Flash West Coast IPA. We brewed this one about a month ago and it was so good, we had to do it again. Killed the first keg towards the end of the brew day yesterday!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/29 Edition
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2011, 11:12:16 AM »
Oops, a little late here. 10 gallons of German ale brewed 4/29...... already done trying to crawl out of the fermenters and now bubbling peacefully.
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