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

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by pointyskull, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. pointyskull

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    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

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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.
     
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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
     
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    I am keging 10 gallons of Rauchbier.
     
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    Nothing, I will be watching my Centennial ABA ferment while sitting on my empty kegs :oops:
     
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    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.
     
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    A mostly Cascades pale ale.
     
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    Czech Pils
     
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    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.
     
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    English IPA - 10 gallon all-grain...as long as the snow stops.
     
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    Mosaic Pale Ale
     
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    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.
     
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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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    1 gallon batch of Belgian pale ale with dregs of Bruery Saison de Lente & Orval for primary.
     
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    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).
     
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    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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    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!
     
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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

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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?
     
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    Really of all the hops I've tried so far, cascade remains my favorite. It's about the perfect hop. :cool:
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Belgian pale with Brett and apricots... Hopefully.
     
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    Bottling a black IPA.
     
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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
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'll be kegging an English Barleywine for aging.
     
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    That had me chuckling.
     
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    My first attempt at brewing was this week.
    5g Vanilla Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla beans and Bourbon soaked oak chips
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    That was your first attempt?
     
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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.
     
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    Hahaaa yes, yes it was. Too ambitious you think?
    Seemed pretty easy. So easy, I am considering taking up the hobby long term :)
     
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    You have mail :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Chinook is good stuff. I say use it plentifully. :D
     
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    Despite my wierd fetish for Simcoe, I think Chinook is my very favoritest.
     
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