Who's Brewing This Weekend 7/25-27 Edition?

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  1. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,456) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    I will be headed to a local brewery that sponsors a Homebrew Comp each year. Grand Prize for Best of Show is to re-brew the winning batch on their system. Seeing as my 2.5 year old Geueze took BoS in this year's comp we won't be rebrewing it (they don't do sours, and no way to wait that long anyways). So we will be doing a lower ABV version with a sour wort in the kettle, and lots of tropical hops to mimic the fruitiness of the Geueze. Fermenting it with a Tej yeast. Aging on a little French Oak, then a big Dry Hop addition.

    How about you?
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  2. ThomP

    ThomP Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Texas

    Bottling a Pale this weekend, "Sloppy Drunk Sex on a Saturday Night", 2-row, Vienna, Crystal 20, Canadian Honey malt, Cascade and Centennial with Nottingham yeast.
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  3. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    4th weekend in a row...it's going to be a hard one though. 4th berliner, 3rd is souring, 2nd is fermenting, 1st is on raspberries.
    1st one gets bottled this saturday, 2nd goes into secondary, if it's not still tasting horrible it's going on apricots, 3rd is being collected, boiled, and fermented, fourth will be brewed sunday. And in between all of this im driving 4 hours north to Tampa on saturday.
    Need to hit up homebrew store first thing Saturday morning to get ingredients and a second airlock. I can do it though, the payoff will be worth it.
  4. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,456) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    You're patient, more patient than me, and I brew full blown sours. I would have bottled that first one straight up and made a syrup so I could start drinking them while the others run the gamete.
  5. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    That's not a bad idea! I think one of them won't be fruited simply due to finance, damn fruit costs more than the beer LOL.
    Especially considering this trip to Tampa, and upcoming Marshall Zhukov...damn...I should have a yard sale next week.
  6. OddNotion

    OddNotion Pooh-Bah (1,791) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey

    No brewing here... consumption weekend and tasting my saison to see how it is progressing.

    I made a wine yesterday, but thats not beer related.
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  7. atpca

    atpca Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2013 California

    Two all grain batches on Sunday topped me up. Spiedel Solera and all of my carboys are full up. I'll be trying my best not to crack open a bottle of framb that probably isn't quite ready yet. I see that Temptation is out, hopefully that'll help distract me!
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  8. alanforbeer

    alanforbeer Crusader (419) Jan 29, 2011 South Carolina

    Brewed an ESB this past Tuesday. Finished up a Saison this morning that I mashed last night. Saison has a touch of orange zest, black pepper and coriander added at the end of the boil, and 3725 to ferment.
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  9. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,456) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    I made mine and it is aging on a good $20 of Mango now, and I made a Lychee syrup to dose in the glass for more tropical boost.
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  10. ventura78

    ventura78 Pundit (948) Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    I'll be dry hopping a Tank 7 clone on Saturday. If time permits I'll grind up the grain for my next brew, a tangerine tripel.
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  11. DubbelMan

    DubbelMan Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2009 New York

    Freezer cleaner IPA. Mosaic,Amarillo and Cascade with a Citra dry hop. GP/C40, US05.

  12. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    I wish I was doing some brewing.. I'm so behind, it's driving me nuts.

    I've got yeast in the fridge that is nearing it's death... Need to make some starters up.
  13. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    If you manage more MZ, let me know man.. I'd work something out with ya! :wink:
  14. csoult

    csoult Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Did an English ale while drinking Belgian double hombrew.
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  15. CASK1

    CASK1 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Florida

    My club's annual home-brew comp is this weekend, so no brewing. Helping organize and finish off judging 600 entries. Expecting an exhilarating combination of stress, beer, and fun.
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  16. Supergenious

    Supergenious Savant (1,237) May 9, 2011 Michigan

    Flanders Red
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  17. koopa

    koopa Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    Haven't had that (brew?) in awhile now :slight_smile:
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  18. carteravebrew

    carteravebrew Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Colorado

    Brewing 10 gallons of saison. Going to try out a new local manufacturer's version of their saison yeast (Inland Island is the company's name) on half of it and our standard White Labs strain on the other half. Did the same thing on an IPA a few weeks ago with their California Ale yeast and LOVED theirs compared to WL's...going to try and see if there's a pattern.
  19. MrOH

    MrOH Pooh-Bah (2,989) Jul 5, 2010 Malta

    Bottling a spelt malt saison that had bunches of sterling late. Should be tasty.
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  20. VikeMan

    VikeMan Pooh-Bah (2,901) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Anglo/American Pale Ale. With Rye. Sort of becoming the house beer I think.
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  21. FFreak

    FFreak Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2013 Vermont

    FW Double Jack clone with harvested Bells yeast
  22. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    brewing 1 beer today, and 2 tomorrow.
    1 decided to brew the Fullers 1910 AK
    2. Farm house ale , a classic Saison, stolen right out of the farmhouse ale book. hey I am not proud.

  23. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Pundit (946) May 29, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'll be attempting Jamil's Harold-Is-Weizen recipe from "Brewing Classic Styles". Partial-boil extract brew though. Will be my 2nd brew ever and I'm looking forward to making way fewer mistakes this time!

    Also, my first brew ever (Belgian Pale Ale) will have been conditioning in bottles for 2 weeks and I'll be trying it. Excited.
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  24. dblab33

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Kegging and fruiting and dry hopping and drinking, but sadly no brewing.

    Picking black and red raspberries tomorrow morning for Berliner. Michigan Brewers Guild fest tonight. Can't complain too much I guess.
  25. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    Brewing 5 gallons of a simple saison for friends and family and Saturday, and then on Sunday I'll be brewing a stout that will be served at an event in October.
  26. Jmitchell3

    Jmitchell3 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Arizona

    Bottled a Kolsch Tuesday, and brewed a Dubbel on Wednesday.

    Both from Brewing Classic Styles. my 15th and 16th batches since I started brewing in November, both all-grain versions. The Kolsch was finished fermenting in 2.5 days...finished at 1.010 down from 1.052. Insanely fast. ramped up temp a few degrees and let it clean up for 5 days, then bottled. Hope to cold condition for a few weeks after they've carbed up.

    The dubbel is on day 2 of fermentation, bubbling happily. gonna start ramping temps tonight from 64 to 70 over the next few days. Hopefully it'll finish low.

    have a great weekend! cheers!
  27. Jmitchell3

    Jmitchell3 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Arizona

    I've done the IPA and Ordinary Bitter from BCS (all-grain) and they came out very well. I think you'll be pleased!
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  28. fastenoughforphish

    fastenoughforphish Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois

    Bottled 3 gallons of saison with Omega Yeast Labs Saison Monster, Bottled another gallon of saison with 3711 and Brett Brux, through a gallon on raspberries, and put dregs of Love Child #4 in another gallon.
  29. jimpdx

    jimpdx Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Oregon

    Brewing a (hopefully) 12% Dark Ale with Cherries, Chocolate and Chipotle destined for my new 10G Rum Barrel. I am calling this beer "Fat Satan" and hoping to do a similar, very large, barrel aged version each year with different flavors. Let me see how this one works our first :slight_smile:

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  30. Scope4Beer

    Scope4Beer Zealot (641) Sep 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I brewed a classic Belgian tripel last night. I'm planning on DH'ing it with some Nelson for a little twist.
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  31. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    Yes. Got my wort on the boil right now! Brewing something inspired by the photo and later the recipe posting of VikeMan's Rasberry Grisette. Actually my favourite photo so far on the WHAYDN thread.

    Basically it is an extract (plus 500g CaraPils steeped) brewed wheat beer that I plan to primary ferment with Safale WB 06 and rack onto rasberries (only 300g) and secondary with Brett thieved from Saison Dupont dregs.
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  32. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,456) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Tell me more? I was not aware that Dupont has Brett in it?
  33. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    Err, maybe you should tell me more. It seems this could be a good opportunity for me to learn something. I've been under the impression that Dupont Saison (3724) yeast is a strain of Brett. Here's what I'm doing:

    Batch size 23L
    3L Wheat LME
    500G CaraPils
    Northern Brewer 28g at 60 min
    Saaz 28 g at 10 min
    Safale WB06.

    After primary fermentation I plan to rack onto 300g rasberries and throw in the dregs from a bottle of Saison Dupont which I plan to build up to a 500ml starter.

    Thanks for the advice in advance.
  34. randal

    randal Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2004 Colorado

    I'm brewing right now! An Oktoberfest pitched using the cake from a helles I made with the White Labs 860 Platinum Helles yeast - which so far has fermented 15 gallons of helles!
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  35. VikeMan

    VikeMan Pooh-Bah (2,901) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I don't think so. Where did you hear that?
  36. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    I didn't. I'm sure that I read somewhere that this will finish down near 1000 FG and assumed it was Brett. Can someone put me out of my misery and explain what the Dupont strain is and what I can expect with the recipe I'm brewing.
  37. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,456) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Dupont's house yeast strain is actually 4 strains, 1 is more dominant than the others. The dominant strain is believed to originally be a red wine yeast that adapted to fermenting malt sugars. If you dump Dupont dregs into your batch it won't do anything. I would start building it up into a full starter and then use it to ferment a Saison in a couple weeks. If you want Brett I would buy a bottle of Orval, build up the dregs to 500ml, and throw the bulk of that yeast slurry into your batch. If you want more funk ferment the Weisse yeast for a little more clove which the Orval Brett will convert to funk and barnyard. If lower funk then ferment for banana.
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  38. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    Sorry for posting off topic. I want a Saison (minus the Brett). Should I primary ferment with WB06 and then secondary with a starter from the dregs? Should I raise the temp for the Dupont yeast? Tks.
  39. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,456) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    @BILF If you want a Saison w/o Brett I would build up the Dupont dregs to a full starter over 2-3 steps, then ferment the whole batch with it in the 70s, and skip the dry yeast. That WP06 yeast is a Hefeweisse strain which would not give you a Saison.
  40. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    Noted. The wort is chilling as I write. I'm going to pitch the WB06 on the lot tomorrow and save the Dupont dregs for another day.

    Thanks for the help.
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