Brewing Activities (2023)

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by skleice, Jan 2, 2023.

  1. MrOH

    MrOH Grand Pooh-Bah (3,281) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Yep, just took a little longer and finished a little higher than I would have preferred.
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  2. AzfromOz

    AzfromOz Pooh-Bah (2,271) Aug 22, 2020 Australia
    Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Brewing an American wheat ale today, a clone of BlueStar's Wheat Beer from theBYO 250 Classic Clones magazine. Over 35C here today (95F) so this one might need to go into the fermenting fridge to drop it to pitching temp as I doubt my garden tapwater will get low enough.

    Also using a new liquid yeast today from a new Aussie supplier called Bluestone Yeast. Using their San Diego clone which is supposedly analogous to Wyeast1056 and White Labs' Cali Ale.




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  3. skleice

    skleice Maven (1,271) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Brewing a pretty minimalist gf IPA:

    4L Rice
    Pale Oat Malt


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  4. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    Giving a few crates of bottles the chlorine treatment.

    temps warmin up so next week burton light, Irish stout and another hole hop ipa, this time cascade and Columbus with a comet chaser
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  5. Supergenious

    Supergenious Savant (1,249) May 9, 2011 Michigan

    Brewed up a hazy and trying to maximize thiol potential. So I mashed hopped, added Phantasm at flame out (will add more at DH), and fermented with Helio Gazer. See what happens.
  6. Eggman20

    Eggman20 Devotee (387) Feb 14, 2017 Minnesota

    I’ve been slacking off on posting lately! Last brew was a chocolate milk stout that just had cacao nibs and vanilla added to it. Likely bottle it next weekend. Next up to brew is a rye cream ale in anticipation of spring!
  7. memory

    memory Zealot (616) Oct 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Brewing today first time after shoulder surgery over 2 months ago.
    Before having it, I brewed 2 batches that were in primary over 2 months and just transferred to corney kegs.
    They came out fine. I always leave primary alone for 3 weeks or longer, then transfer.

    Today, brewing a DIPA and a Doublebock in memory of Ed Stoudt who held Brewfests at his Brewery in Adamstown Pa. That introduced me to micros and changed my taste buds for life.
    Their Pilsner was the best around here IMO.
  8. MrOH

    MrOH Grand Pooh-Bah (3,281) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Loved how he personally led the tours there. Really friendly guy. Tour finishes, he introduces his wife (the brewmaster) who's running the host stand at the restaurant, then hops behind the raw bar and starts shucking oysters.
  9. Naugled

    Naugled Pooh-Bah (1,820) Sep 25, 2007 New York

    I haven't been brewing or posting much lately, but my hiatus is over.
    Brewed a double batch this past weekend.
    Brewed my first mash hopped beer with helio gazer to see what that's all about.
    And a small belgian dark beer to build up some yeast for an upcoming quad.
  10. skleice

    skleice Maven (1,271) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Lots of brewing going on lately! Brewed up a gf Nectaron American Pale Ale the other day. Today, I'm brewing a gf American Amber, and this weekend I'll be brewing another batch of gf American Brown Ale. I'd really like to have a house Amber and Brown, but still making tweaks...
  11. skleice

    skleice Maven (1,271) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Just managed to ruin two beers at the same time while dry hopping. Added the Nectaron that was set aside for my single hop pale ale to the american amber. Also, was short of the intended hops for the amber, so I substituted Medusa that I've had on hand, but that went in the Nectaron pale ale. So, I'm an idiot on all counts because I've been trying to do too much at once. We'll see how they turn out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  12. YourBeerRunner

    YourBeerRunner Aspirant (212) May 3, 2022

    Riptorn, I like your optimism at the end!

    Bubbled up another batch of amber candi sugar! Inverted with lemons growing on the property. I've liked the contributions it's made to certain beers lately, at around 5-10% coverage (ie, 5-10 lbs in 100-lb grain bill).

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  13. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Savant (1,100) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee

    They may still be quite enjoyable
  14. Davl22

    Davl22 Maven (1,329) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire

    An amber with Nectaron sounds pretty killer. I have a bunch in my freezer for a future project. Can’t wait to hear your results!
  15. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Zealot (625) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Waiting to keg my SN Tumbler clone.

    It's been about 5 years since I made it.
  16. riptorn

    riptorn Maven (1,410) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    Interesting. I was thinking similar about a pale ale with Medusa.

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  17. VikeMan

    VikeMan Pooh-Bah (2,993) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    It's probably done by now.
  18. YourBeerRunner

    YourBeerRunner Aspirant (212) May 3, 2022

    Oops nevermind! Responded to the wrong person.
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  19. riptorn

    riptorn Maven (1,410) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    Don't sell yourself short....maybe you were being prescient. :wink:
  20. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Zealot (625) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I'm not sure. Might need another week to be sure