Brewing the last weekend of 2012

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by CASK1, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. CASK1

    CASK1 Savant (405) Florida Jan 7, 2010 Verified

    I got an early start and just hit the boil on a Dortmunder Export. What about you?
  2. pointyskull

    pointyskull Savant (310) Illinois Mar 17, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    Nothing. I have a hearty surplus of homebrew - plus I need to cut my consumption a bit as part of my weight loss plan :eek:
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    MMAJYK Savant (465) Georgia Jun 26, 2007

    Mosaic IPA. Really looking forward to this brewday!
  4. BobCS

    BobCS Savant (285) New York Sep 15, 2006 Verified Subscriber

    Gearing up for brewing a Belgian Strong Golden on Sunday, racking an IPA to keg, and a barleywine to secondary.
  5. NiceFly

    NiceFly Savant (395) Tajikistan Dec 22, 2011

    I have a few finished beers to keg.

    I may brew a massive Weizenbock with an OG of 1.130 or so, if not that then a Porter. These are the next two in my pipeline and will just about exhaust the current stock of supplies.
  6. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Champion (810) Texas May 21, 2010

    I am probably brewing Juniper Pale Ale II tomorrow. And bottling Bleach Blonde Ale II as well. Gotta get one more in before 2013... :D

    Next year will start off with an ESB, then ???

    I may be in the mood to try a double IPA sometime during January. o_O
  7. jlpred55

    jlpred55 Savant (305) Iowa Jul 26, 2006

    i just racked an IPA into keg and added dry hops. Will let that sit for a week at room temp then into the keezer. Also plan on kegging an ESB later tonight while consuming other beers. This weekend brewing a Munich Helles...hopefully, it is pretty cold and snowy here which is great but it is almost too cold to brew!
  8. Naugled

    Naugled Advocate (550) New York Sep 25, 2007 Verified

    No brewing for the last week of 2012, but I am looking forward to brewing the first week of 2013. Lager season is almost here for me.
  9. dethTr0ll

    dethTr0ll Disciple (70) Delaware Dec 7, 2010

    I made my starter before leaveing for work today. Doing a chinook ipa tomorrow. Im really looking forword to it.
  10. No brewing, but I have 24 gallons of a Belgian dark strong to bottle. It will have to wait tho., threw the back out yesterday cleaning up after a storm.
  11. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Savant (290) Michigan Apr 12, 2010

    Got a pound of Celeia hops for X-mas and doing an ale to see what they are like. So far so good. Also having a homebrewed west coast IPA. Is there anything better than drinking your own beer while making more beer?
  12. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Champion (810) Texas May 21, 2010

    Drinking more than one of your own homebrews with friends while you're making a new batch of homebrew? :cool:

    Do tell how the celeia hops taste!
  13. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Savant (290) Michigan Apr 12, 2010

    True that! I'll tell you what though...this is the first and last time I'll try cooling down in a
  14. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    Some sort of a Belma IPA on Monday, did the starter on some harvested and washed WLP007 today. Gotta get one done for me as my only free weekends of January will be used up brewing for a couple of different barrels our HBC acquired.
  15. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    I am guessing many of us have learned that it doesn't work. Amazing how well snow can insulate, isn't it.
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  16. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Savant (290) Michigan Apr 12, 2010

    I know it now. I'm at about 90 degrees and 1 and 1/2 hours in. The wife just asked why didn't I just use the wort chiller. I said shut up woman.
  17. ZimZamZoom

    ZimZamZoom Savant (475) West Virginia Dec 5, 2005 Subscriber

    I brewed a Northwest IPA yesterday for my last session of 2012. Plenty of Warrior and Citra hops and pitched a healthy starter of Wyeast 1332. Next week a big black IPA goes onto the cake.

    2012 was a good year for me, 28 sessions (one was a ten gallon, the rest five), and after a slow start I kept six or seven taps running all year. Looking forward to the same in 2013.
  18. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    I just pitched an AG Sculpin clone at 8:05 AM, an all time early record for me.
  19. kjyost

    kjyost Champion (800) Manitoba (Canada) May 4, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    Once I even used snow & water saturated in my tub. It took a few hours even with mixing the wort and moving the water in opposite directions. The added bonus is I ruined the finish on our tub (it is a crappy old beige thing, but I still didn't make friends with my wife when it happened).

    I have had it chill in about 90 minutes in -30 with a wind though...
  20. udubdawg

    udubdawg Advocate (550) Kansas Dec 11, 2006

    Belgian pale ale now, with German Pils coming up in a couple days. may throw together a mead or two as well.

  21. Naugled

    Naugled Advocate (550) New York Sep 25, 2007 Verified

    What method do you use to carb your BDSA's? I made on a few months ago and it's barely carbonated. This is the first time in my life this has ever happened to me. I've experimented with a few bottles by adding more sugar to see if that would help. It didn't. Next experiment is to add yeast. Any other ideas?
  22. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (755) Pennsylvania Jan 22, 2011

    mashed in on my pepper RIS about 20 mins ago...brewing in the snow...what a combo!!
  23. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    I have a friend who is curious about brewing and a wife who wants me to brew a witbier. I'm thinking about two birds with one stone tomorrow. Plus with all the great citrus out right now it would be nice to do an assorted fresh citrus zest instead of dried peel.
  24. MMAJYK

    MMAJYK Savant (465) Georgia Jun 26, 2007

    Fresh citrus zest is the only way to go, IMO.
  25. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Savant (475) Utah May 2, 2006

    Brewing up a Chocolate-Orange Belgian Wit, a wit with coriander, fresh orange zest, and Simpson's pale chocolate malt. Cacao nibs later in the fermenter. A total experiment. About time to get the sparge going...
  26. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (755) Pennsylvania Jan 22, 2011

    I bet this ends up pretty the potential flavor profile
  27. pvllbum

    pvllbum Savant (265) Illinois Sep 4, 2007

    taking a swing at a zombie dust clone tomorrow. Got everything cleaned and prepped for tomorrow. Hopefully it turns out well.
  28. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (650) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Verified

    Yesterday I drank my Gravecrawler IPA, a Two Hearted clone. While brewing a Northern Brewer/Surly Bender clone.
  29. Just got finished brewing a Fat Tire clone, my second batch. I'm a little worried. I took a temperature reading before pitching the yeast at 75, but after pitching and carrying the batch upstairs to ferment, the thermometer read 81. Have it sitting in the window to cool, then it should keep between 64-68.
  30. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Savant (475) Utah May 2, 2006

    This is, of course, inspired by the chocolate oranges that abound this time of year.
  31. jmich24

    jmich24 Advocate (535) Michigan Jan 28, 2010 Verified

    Drinking this (HBT recipe) as I type, it is an amazing beer. I don't have access to ZD for a side by side, but the keg wont last long that's for sure! I upped the dry hop(4 oz) and the FWH (1.25 oz) from the original recipe. Really hitting its peak right now 8 weeks since pitching yeast.
  32. akakii

    akakii Aficionado (125) Virginia Jun 18, 2009

    My wife likes Shiner Cheer enough that she wants me to try to replicate it. It's basically a dunkelweizen with peaches and pecans. I'm either going to brew that or a vanilla porter.
  33. Naugled

    Naugled Advocate (550) New York Sep 25, 2007 Verified

    Could you post your recipe for the Zombie?
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  34. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Exactly. Tangerines are out, some lime, hopefully I can score somre meyer lemon ttoo.
  35. kneary13

    kneary13 Savant (320) Massachusetts Jan 30, 2010

    All Amarillo APA brew day tomorrow. Victory and Honey malts make up ~9% of the grain bill.
  36. jae

    jae Savant (350) Washington Feb 21, 2010 Verified

    Doing a Maibock since the basement is nice and cool now:

    OG 1.065

    Pils 70%
    Munich 15%
    Vienna 15%

    Pearle to 22 IBUs

    WLP Bock
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  37. I brewed my first homebrew ever yesterday, an Alaskan Amber clone. I was most worried about cooling the wort quickly, and ended up getting it below 70 degrees in about 40 minutes by way of an ice bath so I considered that a success. Was a lot of fun, got the OG very close and it is showing clear signs of fermentation at exactly 24 hours after pitching. It sure was a relief to see the bubbles in the airlock. Now I'm hooked.
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  38. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    Monster brewday a few days ago. Bottled an 80/-, transferred a saison onto Brett Brux Trois, and brewed my third attempt at an Adam clone. Absolutely perfect brew with no complications; nailed my mash temp and OG. The big yeast cake from the 80/- went to town too! This one is going to get an oak cube and vanilla bean treatment in secondary once the krausen drops. Hoping for magic.
  39. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Savant (485) Nevada Dec 4, 2008 Verified

    You are dryhopping with the Mosaics also, right?...let us know how that turns out.