Who's Brewing this Weekend 4/19-4/20

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  1. inchrisin

    inchrisin Zealot (571) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    High times on Easter. Anyone staying away from the egg fields to brew instead?

    I'll get into racking a questionable lager and a heavy stout sometime, but it won't be until early next week. Relatives will be taking my weekend.
  2. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota

    I'll be brewing a wheat on The Lord's Day.

    69% White Wheat
    29% GP
    2% Honey Malt

    .25 oz Cascade FWH
    1 oz Amarillo @ 5 min

    Wyeast 1010
  3. marc77

    marc77 Poo-Bah (2,044) May 25, 2001 California

    Also doing a wheat with Wyeast 1010 (great Am wheat strain that one!). Brit pale, Weyermann Wheat, Midnight Wheat. All calypso hops. Doing it for our clubs dark session beer challenge. OG maybe 1.045 or so.
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  4. od_sf

    od_sf Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2010 California

    Either doing an oatmeal stout, or a saison with 3726. Need to look at the weather report. If its cool: stout, if its hot: saison.
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  5. basscram

    basscram Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2006 Maine

    Brewing Saturday.10 gallon batch. 2 different yeasts, hefe,American lager on the same beer. split batch. 17lb vienna,8 lb rice flakes,3 lbs 6 row. 3 oz hallertau FW. 1oz simcoe 30 and 15 and 2 oz at flameout. should be interesting. haven't brewed since december because my temp controlled freezer has been filled with kegs. Its free now. time to brew
  6. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota

    Just bottling a hoppy wheat. Will try not to commit murder in the process. I hate bottling.

    80% us two row
    20% white wheat
    1.058 OG (over shot 1.055 target)

    Small bittering charge of centennial
    Modest late additions and hefty whirlpool and DH additions of nelson, citra, and centennial a la the pupil
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  7. CASK1

    CASK1 Disciple (316) Jan 7, 2010 Florida

    My club is doing a wort share! Green Room Brewing is preparing 7 barrels of an all-Pils wort (target 1.048 FG), which club members can get for $15 for 7 gallons (pre-boil). We can then add whatever steeping grains, adjuncts, hops, yeast, etc. to make each brew unique. About 10 of us are setting up outside the brewery, with club buying lunch and plenty of home-brew to share. We'll have a club competition in a few months to judge the final products. I'm brewing an all-Brett Saison with my share. Can't wait!
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  8. Abawol01

    Abawol01 Initiate (41) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    I'm likely doing a double batch on Sunday. Oatmeal stout and an English brown. Nothing special but since I don't have anything going on it seemed like a good day to bust out the equipment.
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  9. Smokebox_79

    Smokebox_79 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Big weekend for me, today I'm getting a starter going, racking 2 gallons of peach-apple wine, racking a Belgian Triple and washing the yeast, racking a 6 gallon session APA into 6 one gallon glass jugs and dry hopping each with a 1/2 oz of Calypso, El Dorado, Summer, Huell Melon, Mosaic, and Nelson respectively, and washing that yeast. And tomorrow I'm brewing a 10 gallon ESB

    16 lbs 6 oz Marris
    1 lbs 2 oz Crystal 40L
    5 oz Pale Chocolate
    5 oz Roasted Barley

    Can't wait til it's done! One of my favorite recipes I've done.
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  10. DaveOrlowski

    DaveOrlowski Initiate (135) Mar 11, 2014 Wisconsin

    Wish I was brewing this weekend! Instead ill be building my new boil keggle (long overdue) and bottling/kegging my Hoppiness Is An IPA that I tried dry hopping two ways.
  11. IrishHockey

    IrishHockey Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 Indiana

    Me and a buddy are brewing a 10 gallon batch. We are going to try a red IPA. We are using Malz Red X to try and get the red. Hopefully it works, if not, should still be a tasty beer. We are splitting the batch and each using a different yeast. I'm using a PacMan yeast and I believe he is using Conan. Should be fun
  12. OddNotion

    OddNotion Defender (611) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey

    I am going to go nuts, no brewing for me until June. Probably just sampling my wedding brew as it is carbonating/dry hopping to see where it is at.
    At least it will be from a beer gun. ~14 gallons.
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  13. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Iowa

    Did my brewing duties last night, won't have a chance to brew my saison this weekend. Racked 1 gallon of Gose to secondary on oak cubes. Racked 1 gallon Gose to secondary on tangelo zest and juice. Got 20 bottles from the rest of the brew. Smells nice and tart, but no tartness (or minimal) in the flavor. Should be a nice warm weather refresher.
  14. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Aspirant (248) Dec 3, 2005 Louisiana

    I have a window between competition batches. I'm brewing a beer inspired by my love for the black Crowes. It's called raven-haired girl. It is a schwarzbier base but roastier, darker, with a hop flavor profile that I think is befitting the Crowes.
  15. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    Some kind of Lambic
  16. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Aspirant (249) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia

    No brewing this weekend. But will be bottling 2 ipas.
  17. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (777) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    I get to have some fun this weekend. This is strictly because I want to and I can. I will be doing 11.5 gallons of Rye Saison. 8# GW NW Pale Malt, 4# Flaked Rye, 2# MFB Munich, 1.037 OG, 24 IBUs. Amarillo, Calypso, Crystal at 1:1:2 both at 15 mins and 45 minute WP @ 170*F.

    5.25 Gallons:
    Allagash Confluence culture (House Belgian + House Brett)
    1oz Amarillo DH

    5.25 Gallons:
    Small dose 3725, Small dose 3726, 2 Lacto pitches (grain, yogurt), 5 Brett strains (Trios, B [Elysian's Mortis), BSI Lambicus, WY C, Flat Tail Brewing Plum Skin Isolate dubbed "Brett F")
    1oz Amarillo DH

    1 Gallon:
    Tej yeast isolate to test its ability to ferment an all grain sugar based wort.
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  18. telejunkie

    telejunkie Aspirant (253) Sep 14, 2007 Vermont

    still trying to get a game plan together, but hoping to carve out time to brew up an easy drinking dry stout with a small soured portion.
  19. Hanglow

    Hanglow Champion (839) Feb 18, 2012 Scotland

    Got some WLP007 going as a starter

    Thinking a pale ale, with maris otter, carabelge, touch of wheat malt and lots of hallertau/saaz/tettnang
  20. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 California

    So the base is a 5 gal MoreBeer Citra pale ale extract kit. Then I'm gonna blow it up with an extra pound of carapils in the steep, then add an extra pound of DME Light and extra pound of corn sugar.

    Then adding to the kit that already had 3 oz Citra and 1/2 oz Magnum hop bill:

    1oz mosaic
    2oz Falconers Flight
    2oz Zythos

    Pitching with a starter of The Yeast Bay Vermont Ale, aka CONAN!

    I have no idea what this will end up like, no calcs. Just rock it out and have a beer.
  21. FlatBeer

    FlatBeer Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 New Jersey

    Tart of darkness clone!! (Extract kit from morebeer.com). First sour/wild, and second brew.
    I really like the roasty taste you get with the tart of darkness. Any words of advice if I want to make that flavor more prominent?
  22. Sorgasm

    Sorgasm Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2007 Oregon

    *Hopefully* brewing up a batch of my Deadhead Red (NW red ale w/ toasted hemp seeds).
  23. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (3,263) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    No brewing, bottling a Maibock, moving an Southern English Brown to secondary.
    Then 2 equipment upgrades.

    Cheers all
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  24. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (7,188) Feb 19, 2009 Washington

    Kegging my California Common -- my sympathy goes out to the bottlers on this thread dreading the task.

    I will probably do an oatmeal stout tomorrow, and maybe either a dunkelweizen or IPA/OPA.
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  25. OldSock

    OldSock Zealot (575) Apr 3, 2005 District of Columbia

    Considering an American-hopped saison with The Yeast Bay's Saison Blend. Maybe brew 6 gallons and bottle some of it with Brett when I keg the rest.
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  26. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (7,188) Feb 19, 2009 Washington

    I'm curious: how much salt did you use in this batch? My one gose turned out *way* too salty.
  27. Mullen2525

    Mullen2525 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2012 Massachusetts

    Taking a stab at an English Pale this weekend.
  28. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Iowa

    I followed the recipe given by BYO, which called for .75 oz. When I checked my FG after 10 days in primary it tasted pretty salty, and I was dismayed. However, tasting last night it had subdued quite a bit from the first taste (17 days out), but I could tell the salt was enhancing some umph to the beer. Like I stated, I'm hoping there is some tartness that comes through after carbing and aging. For some tartness I pondered brewing a berliner type and doing some mixing, but time got away from me.
  29. Chickenhawk9932

    Chickenhawk9932 Poo-Bah (1,872) Jul 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Brewing an Oatmeal Stout right now.
  30. inchrisin

    inchrisin Zealot (571) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Is it easier to do large batches with a beer gun? I wouldn't think it would save any time.
  31. OddNotion

    OddNotion Defender (611) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey

    I do it to keep the sediment out of the bottle and more control over level of carbonation. In terms of time, no not really.
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  32. MrOH

    MrOH Poo-Bah (2,083) Jul 5, 2010 Malta

    To echo everyone's bottling woes, racking a peated porter into secondary because I won't have time to bottle.
  33. b-one

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

    Sadly no. Was going to try the Pliny the Younger clone. Didn't order the hop extract and got busy, figured the LHBS had it. Nope. Kegging though.
  34. prevatt28

    prevatt28 Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2013 North Carolina

    Going to stop in at the lhbs and grab some ingredients for an APA. Or should I try a milk stout....... So many difficult decisions a homebrewer must make.

  35. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Just gotta boil my sour wort Berliner. Shouldn't take long.
  36. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (891) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    I'm about to drag it all out to brew up a Golden Sour today with ECY01 and some oak, and a dash of Vanguard in the boil. That one will sit around for.. ever.

    Then I'm debating brewing up a Kolsch after that, but might instead do a hoppy wheat with some 1010 I have on hand. Thinking maybe a Mosaic and amarillo hop combo. The Kolsch will be a simple grist, and probably some Vanguard and Sterling that I'll have around/open in small amounts that I need to use. Thought about using some american hops in it, but nothing really sounds appealing.

    I've got a Berliner, american wheat, golden sour, pale, and kolsch grain bills all milled up and ready to pick from. Just deciding what needs to be brewed is the hardest.

    APA Stout, DIPA, Blonde and Berliner are currently on the taps.. I need another dark beer to brew soon.
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  37. jmlewisjr

    jmlewisjr Initiate (115) Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    Brewed my first batch of of the season of my Beach Pale Ale yesterday...hopefully ready for that first warm spring day.

    59% 2 Row
    32% Red Wheat
    5% C20
    5% Honey Malt

    A Little bittering charge from Simcoe, then Simcoe and Amarillo as late additions along with the peels of two oranges and two lemons. The 1056 is already chugging away.
  38. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (891) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    Well, passed on the double brew day due to the late start, so just one batch this weekend I guess.

    Got the sour brewed up, and pitched the bugs, and gonna let it do it's thing.

    Kolsch and probably an american wheat next week it is.
  39. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Boiling my first homebrew right now! It's a wheat beer kit. God I hope it's at least drinkable.
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  40. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Oh yeah, and my whole house smells soooooo goooooddd!
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