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Who's Brewing this Weekend? 11-2 11-3 (First weekend of November!)

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by inchrisin, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I've got my days off split up and they just changed to tomorrow, (Thursday), and next Monday. I'm going to get a Kolsch started and top crop to add to a Berliner that should be ready sometime over the weekend. I'll also beef up a starter for my Apfel Bock and bottle some plum wine that I've neglected.

    What's everyone else up to?
     
  2. OddNotion

    OddNotion Devotee (478) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    Hoping to finish off the remainder of a keg or a sour saison to make room to keg up my Brett IPA. With the opening in my kegerator I will put in my hoppy blonde. Probably keg up and dry hop a riwaka saison.

    I will be brewing an SN Celebration clone (using yeast on hand Wyeast 1318, or I could go with my packet of US-05 but I like having that on hand for emergencies) for Xmas/New Years. I hope it comes out close!
     
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  3. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana


    When you dedicate a line and a keg to sours do you do anything different to clean them out in between, or do you just let the funk roll after some cleaner and sanitizer?
     
  4. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,334) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Northern English Brown Ale with WLP002.
     
  5. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Busy week ahead. Rye IPA for Saturday or Sunday. Munich/Glacier SMaSH that I'm really excited about for Monday or Wednesday, then bottling my stupid stalled brown mild Thursday or Friday. Also attempting to build some sort of "double wide" fermentation chamber out of a large tote, some old tent poles, insulating foam and/or moving blankets...
     
  6. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,086) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    I will be overnight mashing 2 beers on Friday night. One is a Winter Warmer with Chinook, Willamette, and Crystal. The other is a 9% Imperial Stout that will get Elijah Craig soaked oak chips in the keg in a few weeks. Have a buddy coming over to learn brewing. Both beers are going to be no sparge, should have 2 beers on the burners by 8am. Tapping my keg of Autumn IPA made 3 weeks ago too.
     
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  7. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Disciple (376) May 2, 2006 Utah

    With any luck I'll be kegging my Koelsch and then letting it lager until Thanksgiving. I also hope to finish my rolling brewing cart (kettle burner only), so that I can roll the boil kettle inside to the kitchen for cooling the wort in the winter when all my outside hoses are frozen.
     
  8. bgjohnston

    bgjohnston Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2009 Connecticut

    No brewing, fermenting a hoppy altbier and conditioning my citra SMASH IPA, which finally went into bottles this week after dry hopping for 4 weeks. I have kids, that's my only explanation for taking so long.
     
  9. OddNotion

    OddNotion Devotee (478) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    I dedicate a keg to funky beers but the line I just run with it, normal cleaning procedures. I figure that the keg is sitting around 38-40 degrees so not much fermentation will go on (if the brett/bacteria even make it into the keg somehow) in the relatively short amount of time that the keg is in there.
     
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  10. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (602) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    Brewing a Rye IPA...as some of you know.
     
  11. CASK1

    CASK1 Disciple (336) Jan 7, 2010 Florida

    It's AHA's "teach a friend to home-brew" day on Saturday. My club is planning a group brew at the LHBS, conveniently located right next to Bold City Brewery. I'll be brewing a red IPA for aging on cedar. Should be a fun afternoon!
     
  12. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Aspirant (270) Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

    Point of Order, Mr. Chairman.
    In my woods...the first weekend in November starts Friday the 1st...4 PM sharp!

    Biere blanche
    Belgian pale
    Flaked wheat
    EKG
    Coriander Seed
    Orange Peel, Bitter
    WLP400
    SRM ~5
    IBU ~18
     
  13. MrOH

    MrOH Defender (646) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Bottling an IPA, possibly bottling a dark strong spiced saison that's been sitting on rum soak oak cubes. Probably won't be ready for this Christmas, but I bet it'll be tits for next. Might also brew a fairly straightforward saison to test out the Mangrove Jack's Belgian Ale yeast if I'm feeling really ambitious, but I haven't been feeling that ambitious lately.
     
  14. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Kegging my own variation of Tasty McDole's APA on Saturday and brewing an Imperial Red that day which will go onto the APA's yeast cake. Also beginning the lagering process on 15 gallons of baltic porter. After lagering for 6+ weeks 5g is destined to remain straight baltic porter, 5g might receive some zataran's rootbeer extract in the keg, and the other 5g will receive gnome rootbeer extract, homemade vanilla bean extract, wildflower honey, and cane sugar in the keg (after killing the yeast) then also be carbed higher to make it more soda like!
     
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  15. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,334) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Really? What kind of hops will you be using? :slight_smile:
     
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  16. premierpro

    premierpro Disciple (384) Mar 21, 2009 Michigan

    I did not get to my Alt last weekend so I'll make it happen this Sunday.
     
  17. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Zealot (536) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    My shipment of 2013 hops from Freshops came in so it's IPA time. Gonna try out Wyeast new seasonal West Coast IPA 1217. FWH w/Columbus, Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo and Centennial hop bursted.
     
  18. jlpred55

    jlpred55 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2006 Iowa

    I am finally brewing the English IPA I had on deck for last weekend.
     
  19. DROOO

    DROOO Initiate (0) May 5, 2009 Illinois

    got some ECY20 and 01 to pitch —> lambics.
     
  20. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    The next couple months look crazy. Probably no brewing this weekend, but I will need to get an APA going soon...keeping the kegs filled :slight_smile:
     
  21. ventura78

    ventura78 Aspirant (267) Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    Brewing a Christmas beer on Saturday.
     
  22. Naugled

    Naugled Crusader (737) Sep 25, 2007 New York
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    I have RB clone and RIS to brew this weekend as well as kegging an English IPA and a Dubbel. It's going to be a busy weekend.
     
  23. fAtHanD

    fAtHanD Initiate (136) Mar 7, 2007 Michigan

    On Saturday I am brewing 11 gallons of a Dry Stout. Half fermented with WLP004 and the other with WLP029 which I am adding 4 oz of molasses. Also breaking in a rectangular cooler mash tun that I built over the summer and haven't had time to use yet. And I am brewing by myself. Something I haven't done in a long time and I am really looking forward to it.
     
  24. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Our club is participating in this also, being held on the patio of the restaurant that hosts our meetings and opening it up to anyone in this small town that wants to come. Several brews going on, not sure what they will be.
     
  25. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,045) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Brewing the BYO clone of FBS. Changing the sumatran coffee to espresso roast and keeping the kona on board. I hope it turns out half as good as FBS.
     
  26. coldy

    coldy Initiate (83) Sep 16, 2010 Delaware

    Will be brewing an oktoberfest...I know its quite late but I have the ingredients and it needs to be brewed.
     
  27. SteelieB

    SteelieB Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2008 New Mexico

    American Stout, half will have cocoa nibs in secondary. I have not brewed since July. It will be nice to get some back in the kegs.
     
  28. BrewMichigan

    BrewMichigan Initiate (0) May 4, 2007 Michigan

    Same here, no beer since July. Looking forward to get back on the horse with a nice Pale Ale. Also have to use some hops up before the wife will let me buy some more :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  29. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (268) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    The amber I brewed for my daughter has gone from 1.068 to 1.012 so I'll keg it and brew a porter to rack onto the yeast cake. I get off work in 52 minutes and hopefully will have this brewed before the wife gets off work this afternoon.
     
  30. marc77

    marc77 Initiate (0) May 25, 2001 California

    Well, since my lager yeast seems DOA, I'll brew an IPA instead. Looking like a 50% mix of Mandarina and Polaris hops. Polaris is super dank, Mandarina, well, smells like mandarins.
     
  31. brewmandan

    brewmandan Initiate (0) May 10, 2010 Iowa

    I'm not planning to brew anything this weekend, but I do need to bottle my Oktoberfest. Heck, between that and watching football, I may try to find time to throw together a batch of cider.
     
  32. Fireslayer

    Fireslayer Disciple (360) Apr 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    No brewing but will be cold crashing and kegging two beers. An alesmith ipa clone and a pumpkin ale.
     
  33. b-one

    b-one Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 California

    Sadly no. Fall has come and I can only temp control one fermentation that is currently in progress. Next weekend however...
     
  34. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (567) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Brewing NB Chinook IPA, it was just too good a deal to pass up. For the Columbus Day sale it was like $14 after AHA discount. Going to add some more to the dry hop bill. Adding 1oz Amarillo and 1oz Cascade to the kit scheduled 1oz Chinook.
     
  35. kjyost

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

    I'm going to brew up something Sunday. I have a Saison yeast cake, some Conan, a ton of lager yeast (dry), US05 and S04 so we'll see what the mood decides for me...

    I really want to make my imperial black wit, but I don't have the yeast yet...
     
  36. Bjohnston

    Bjohnston Initiate (141) Dec 24, 2011 Kentucky
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    Teaching a few guys to brew tomorrow. Going to brew 12 gallons American Wild Ale with domestic 2 Row, white wheat, Acidulated malt, flaked oats, Citra hops, juice and zest from some clementines. Will ferment one with Crooked Stave's Brett and the other with my bug blend. Will also be pitching the dregs of any sour beers consumed tomorrow into the house blend culture.
     
  37. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (567) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Where was my invite, I still need to get a wild going. Just kidding, have fun!
     
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  38. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Holy hell...an imperial black wit...

    I was honestly about to say something along the lines of 'talk about 'damn the man' brewing'...but then it occurred to me (literally in the middle of typing), that with the right yeast, fermentation and hops, you might actually come pretty damn close to approximating opium...

    Good luck to you, sir!
     
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  39. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Disciple (349) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    Belgian-American pale ale, my standard 14 to 15 Plato American pale ale grist (9.5 lbs base malt, 2 lb
    Light Munich, .5 lb Crisp light crystal) but Castle pils malt subbed for the Rahr or Gambrinus 2 row I would usually use as base malt, and WL 550 instead of US-05...Maybe 55-60 IBU via Chinooks for bittering and an all-Mosaic hop burst w additions at 10, 5, and knockout. Simple beer but first one since I moved, putting the system back together after a 6 month layoff...
     
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  40. Boonedog

    Boonedog Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Illinois

    I too am helping out my club. We are doing a lil sumpin clone AG and an extract.
     
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