What are you brewing? The 'Second Weekend of March 2013 Edition'

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  1. pointyskull

    pointyskull Disciple (309) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

    Saturday I'm brewing a 5 gal batch of an AG cream ale purchased from Austin Homebrew. I'm experimenting with their 'Alcohol Boost', which is 55% maltose/45% glucose meant to kick up the ABV 1%. This should put me around 6% if all goes well.

    It's a BIAB batch using my new Blichmann.
    Stir plate yeast starter underway....

    Adding some sweet dried orange peel to the boil, so I have dubbed this batch:
    Clockwork Orange
  2. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    Bottling an imperial stout on Saturday. Last weeks brew day was posponed because of high winds and colder than expected. I am going to try to brew my 420 Ipa this Sunday. As of right now forcast says sunny and 60 even though it snowed a few inches yesterday. Crazy weather here in VA.
  3. coffygrinder

    coffygrinder Aspirant (277) Nov 18, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    SAt I am brewing a 15 gal batch of rye IPA. 10 gal will be with dennys yeast, the other 5 will be with forbidden fruit. I will also be doing 5 gal of a saison
  4. premierpro

    premierpro Disciple (384) Mar 21, 2009 Michigan

    I am keging 10 gallons of Rauchbier.
  5. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Nothing, I will be watching my Centennial ABA ferment while sitting on my empty kegs :oops:
  6. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    bottling bravo/munich smash and brewing blonde ale IV with NW ale yeast. Should have gotten this done last weekend but that didn't work out.
  7. mugs1789

    mugs1789 Initiate (183) Dec 6, 2005 Maryland

    A mostly Cascades pale ale.
  8. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,419) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Czech Pils
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  9. JUNCK

    JUNCK Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Washington

    ZD clone. Just got back from getting the grains and a new Better Bottle!

    Also bottling the Dry Dock Breakwater Pale Ale from NB on Saturday.
  10. Pegli

    Pegli Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2006 Rhode Island

    English IPA - 10 gallon all-grain...as long as the snow stops.
  11. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Defender (674) Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    Mosaic Pale Ale
  12. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 California

    15 gallons of the double decocted weizen (60% Wheat, 25% Pils, 15% Munich, WY3638/WLP351) I was supposed to brew last weekend, but wussed out on.
  13. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,228) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    5 gallon batch of a variation of Kern Rivers Citra DIPA.

    Using Pearl malt instead of the 2 row, and harvested Conan yeast from Heady Topper. Already have a massive starter of it chillin' in the fridge waiting for me to use.

    Should be an easy brew day, and should be tasty! Can't beat Amarillo and Citra together.

    This was suppose be to brewed last weekend, but it was cold, and I had house shit to do, so I put it off. Low 70's and high 60's this weekend, so it's a go!
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  14. od_sf

    od_sf Aspirant (265) Nov 2, 2010 California

    1 gallon batch of Belgian pale ale with dregs of Bruery Saison de Lente & Orval for primary.
  15. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,062) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    No brewing. My buddy is bringing his gear tonight to grind the threading for my ball valve off of my keggle and drill the hole to 7/8". I will then be doing a weldless with that ball valve, a SS 1/2" nipple (1"), a silicone washer, a SS 1/" 90 Street Elbow, and then attaching a 3/4" SS braid for trub/hop filtering. The original threaded fitting that was welded on when I bought it is all jacked up and the threads inside aren't usable so I have had tons of trouble keeping suction below that point and can barely keep my parts in place. That, and all other filtering options I have tried to make thus far have failed, especially with the new pump. Hopefully this will fix everything, allow for great pick up, and give me pure SS instead of a mix of SS, brass, and copper.

    Trying to keep myself out of the Saison and Pilsner I brewed 2 weeks ago, may jump on the Pils and check the gravity to see how it is doing and assess whether I want to keg it next week, or maybe the week after (brewing a Munich Dunkel onto the yeast after I rack the Pils off).
  16. jmich24

    jmich24 Zealot (553) Jan 28, 2010 Michigan

    Extra Hoppy Rye Pale Ale. Galaxy and Nelson 2:1. Almost all hops in the last 15 min. Going to ferment with BRY 97 for the first time.
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  17. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (4,867) Feb 19, 2009 Washington
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    I've got a big cake of 3787 in the fridge, so I'll most likely do 5 gallons of tripel. I may also do an IPA if I'm up to brewing twice this weekend.

    I just redesigned my 10 gallon cylindrical mash tun to use a false bottom rather than a stainless hose braid, so we'll see how that goes!
  18. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial American IPA for me!

    Pearl Malt, Honey Malt, Caramel 10

    Going with the following hop addition schedule for the first time:

    FWH - simcoe, mosaic (78 calculated ibu's)
    FO Hopstand - all 3 (will do it below 185F so it shouldn't add ibu's)
    Hopbacked to fermenter - simcoe
    Double Dry Hopped in primary - all 3
    Kegged, carbed and in the glass within 3 weeks from brewing it
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  19. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Would like to hear about how the rye ipa fermented with forbidden fruit yeast comes out if you don't mind beermailing me or posting on the forum?
  20. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    Really of all the hops I've tried so far, cascade remains my favorite. It's about the perfect hop. :cool:
  21. slickerryan

    slickerryan Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Just got done brewing 10 gallons of a Belgian Wit that I actually brewed for my wedding last August. Going to divide it into two 5 gallon batches of which I am going to add pineapple to the one and strawberry to the other.
  22. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    SMaSH of a new maltster's MO & Simcoe I think. Hopbursted APA? I dunno, just chucking ideas around in my head still. May not brew anything...
  23. JimmyTango

    JimmyTango Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 California

    Belgian pale with Brett and apricots... Hopefully.
  24. MrOH

    MrOH Defender (612) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Bottling a black IPA.
  25. coffygrinder

    coffygrinder Aspirant (277) Nov 18, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    No Problem. I dont know how it will turn out. It was kinda started as a joke and now it just has gone off the deep end
  26. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Out of all of the Pale Ales I have made, my favorite to this point is still the Cascade/Willamette. A combo of the two most common, boring, cheap hops can be easily looked over and quite beautiful.
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  27. mattdonders

    mattdonders Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2013 New Jersey

    Going to be putting together a Chocolate Stout this weekend. Grabbed some lactose yesterday to balance out the bitterness of the unsweetened cocoa powder.

    Still doing 2.5 gallon batches (fermenting in my Mr. Beer keg), but enjoying the All Grain experience.
  28. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (265) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    Today it's gonna be a Cascade Rye IPA, Sunday an oatmeal stout and a hefeweizen. This will be my first chance to brew in almost 4 months.
  29. luisfrancisco

    luisfrancisco Disciple (320) Dec 1, 2009 Mexico
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    I'll be kegging an English Barleywine for aging.
  30. luisfrancisco

    luisfrancisco Disciple (320) Dec 1, 2009 Mexico
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    That had me chuckling.
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  31. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    My first attempt at brewing was this week.
    5g Vanilla Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla beans and Bourbon soaked oak chips
  32. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    OK, I may have a short window to brew in after all. I have a 3# jug of Maris Otter LME (christmas gift), so I will do my first partial mash in 5 1/2 years. In the same gift, I received some Cascade hops from New Mexico (which were explained to me as cascade with a touch of lemon)...so I am going to put them in this Ed (the guy who gave me the gift) inspired ESB.
  33. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    My very best IPA, and possibly the best beer I've made yet, was an extract/partial mash with cascade and willamette. AMAZING combination! The funny thing is that I was just trying to use up some straggler bags of hops, so dumped in strange amounts of each (2.57 oz of cascade, 2.14 of willamette, or something like that) at five minutes (with something or another for bittering). Absolutely fantastic!
  34. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    That was your first attempt?
  35. fistfight

    fistfight Initiate (178) Jan 13, 2006 Massachusetts
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    I'm was planning on doing something close to this on Sunday. Just Simcoe and Mosaic for hops, though. I was planning on adjusting the hop schedule of the all grain IPA recipe in Brewing Classic Styles, but I'd love to hear your recipe if you don't mind sharing.

    I'll also be trying out Conan yeast for the first time. I've got a half liter really taking off as we speak, and I'll step it up to ~1.5 liters tomorrow so it's ready for Sunday night. It smells really nice.
  36. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Hahaaa yes, yes it was. Too ambitious you think?
    Seemed pretty easy. So easy, I am considering taking up the hobby long term :)
  37. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    You have mail :)
  38. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    Just picked up some grain and hops for a Domestic Pale Ale Malt Chinook SMASH Pale Ale. I have never used Chinook, can you believe it?

    Seriously considering fermenting with WY3787.
  39. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    Chinook is good stuff. I say use it plentifully. :D
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  40. JimmyTango

    JimmyTango Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 California

    Despite my wierd fetish for Simcoe, I think Chinook is my very favoritest.
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