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Who's brewing this weekend?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by pweis909, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. markschemper

    markschemper Initiate (20) Nevada Jan 26, 2013

    New guy here. Tomorrow I'm brewing my first batch ever. English Pale Ale, 5 gallons, partial boil, extract kit, in my kitchen on an electric stove top. Now, what could possibly go wrong... :)
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    Congratulations and Good Luck!

    If you don't read the first few chapters of this or something equivalent, plenty...
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  3. markschemper

    markschemper Initiate (20) Nevada Jan 26, 2013

    Thanks for the link. I've read some equivalents, but will give this a look, also.
  4. [quote. Now, what could possibly go wrong... :)[/quote]

    Don't use the yeast in the kit and watch for boil overs.
  5. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Savant (395) Nebraska Nov 24, 2010 Verified

    The drinking of homebrew more than brewing has clearly shown in my previous post. Holy grammar issues. Don't type paragraphs on a phone while somewhat intoxicated. I apologize. Happy brewing everyone!
  6. pweis909

    pweis909 Champion (750) Wisconsin Aug 13, 2005 Verified

    I cringe when I reread most of my lengthier posts. I think the human brain is ill-equipped for composing written speech and proofreading simultaneously. That's why composition instructors make you do rewrites. I think most people on the internet are more literate than they appear (at least I hope that is true). Plus, you were disadvantaged with drink, which also may apply to most people on the internet.
  7. haha

    Grammar issues aside, this got a good laugh/groan out of me.
  8. jlpred55

    jlpred55 Savant (305) Iowa Jul 26, 2006

    Brewed a Vienna Lager in Friday.
  9. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Savant (475) Utah May 2, 2006

    No brewing, but I did bottle my chocolate-orange wit yesterday. More chocolate and less orange than I had hoped for, but it should be a fine beer, nonetheless. Last weekend's Cz/G pilsner still bubbling along.
  10. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Savant (290) Michigan Apr 12, 2010

    A West Coast IPA for me today. Hope to have it ready for the guys weekend up north in about a month.
  11. BarrelAgedBarry

    BarrelAgedBarry Savant (345) Minnesota Feb 27, 2012 Verified

    Brewed up a Honey Porter for my wife a few weeks ago, today we bottle!
  12. cosco

    cosco Aficionado (130) Michigan Dec 5, 2007

    Brewed up Larry's Irish Ale on Saturday. More or less a Smithwick's clone for St Patty's day and named after my Father-in-Law. I bottled my Maori Blonde today. It's a hoppy blonde ale with Pacific Jade and Nelson Sauvin.
  13. ebustin

    ebustin Zealot (95) Pennsylvania Oct 13, 2009

    I've got a Belgium Pale Ale and a Irish Red started. I'm going to follow them up as soon as I transfer them to the secondary with an IPA and a maybe a wheat. Any suggestions?
  14. I made a brown ale today that I'm gonna rack on a bunch of cherries, oak, and some brett.
  15. Ilanko

    Ilanko Savant (255) New York Aug 3, 2012

    Just finished an American Wheat spiced with lime zest.
  16. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Savant (465) Louisiana Dec 3, 2005

    Just kegged my German pale ale. 50/50 Munich & Pils, wy3333 over pitched @ 62 degrees, 1 oz. magnum @ 60, 8oz. of Saaz in every angle. This is my first non-BJCP beer recipe since really figuring out how to make great beer consistently. Had a ton of Saaz in the freezer from last year and some Munich/Pils also that needed to be used.
  17. Keyman

    Keyman Disciple (55) Dec 4, 2012

    Not brewing but just got done making some Caramel Malt 40L & 60L. Germination was the last two days and today I Stewed and roasted. Smells good around here.
  18. I did my first decoction mash today to make an Oktoberfest. also my first true lager and first time playing with water adjustments, and my first forced ferment test, and my first time setting up a blowoff. I knew it was going to take a long time but the decoction wasn't actually that hard. I missed my rest temps though so I pulled an additional decoction to raise the temp. and at one point set up my CFC backwards.
  19. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    That's a lot of firsts. Hard Core!
    BTW, unless you have really tiny headspace in your fermenter, or ferment this at ale temps, you're not going to need that blowoff.
  20. I put it in my 6 gallon carboy b/c it was available and I want to monitor it so I can choose the right moment to start a diacetyl rest. last time I used the carboy for a primary I had an overflow (thankfully no beer on the ceiling) thanks though, I'll put an airlock on when I get out the cleaning/sanitizing supplies to make my next starter
  21. NiceFly

    NiceFly Savant (395) Tajikistan Dec 22, 2011

    Extending the weekend, just put a Dampfbeir in the fermenter.:)
  22. Naugled

    Naugled Advocate (575) New York Sep 25, 2007 Verified Subscriber

    Wow! I've completely missed that style. I just added it to my summer line up. And to my beers to find list.
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  23. MrOH

    MrOH Advocate (525) Maryland Jul 5, 2010

    Having my days off mid-week always makes me feel like a liar when I say stuff like "I'll be bottling a porter and a cider".
  24. pweis909

    pweis909 Champion (750) Wisconsin Aug 13, 2005 Verified

    I tried one about 3-4 years ago. I like the concept, but my execution was flawed (I used WB-06 which turned out to be a poor substitute for a liquid yeast, IMO).
  25. NiceFly

    NiceFly Savant (395) Tajikistan Dec 22, 2011

    I was introduced to the style by (the somewhat infamous) jasonjlewis, it was sent in the Belgian Yeast experiment run by jettanbass9 a few years ago. Tasty, can't wait to see how mine comes out. I used cane sugar as 5% of fermentables to get the attenuation down a bit.

    And I am going to brew an IPA tomorrow with some Mosaic I picked up at the lhbs. All I have to do is ignite the burner.
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  26. First shot at a Centennial Blonde with second generation Cal yeast
  27. Brewed an IPA with 4oz of late citra additions with warrior for the majority of bittering. 2oz of citra will be dry hopped
  28. koopa

    koopa Champion (835) New Jersey Apr 20, 2008

    Will be brewing a Belgian Pale Ale this weekend and then reusing the yeast cake for a Belgian Strong Golden Ale that I will be brewing 2 weekends later.