Who's brewing this weekend? (July 18, 2014)

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by koopa, Jul 17, 2014.

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  1. koopa

    koopa Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    Going for an aroma hopped + fresh zested citrusy saison this weekend.
    Fermenting with ECY08 - Brasserie Blend
    Late hopping with: Pacific Jade, Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Sorachi Ace
    adding a small amount of grains of paradise too
    Dry hopping with: Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Sorachi Ace, and Mosaic
    Also adding a small amount of fresh lemon and tangelo zest while dry hopping
    Gonna keep the abv to the low side and mash for fermentabilty, but give the grain bill a slight overhaul to balance it out and keep it from just being citrus water :slight_smile:

    What's everybody else up to?
     
  2. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Sounds like a refreshing recipe.

    I'm brewing my third Berliner in a row, same recipe as my last two.
    First one is fermenting away, second is souring.
    Get to start picking fruit soon =D First up is 4.5# of raspberries.
     
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  3. inchrisin

    inchrisin Zealot (571) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Indianapolis Microbrew Festival is going on this weekend. I'll be volunteering there and getting a few slurries together. No Berliner Weisse this weekend. I'll have to pull double-time next weekend.
     
  4. CASK1

    CASK1 Disciple (316) Jan 7, 2010 Florida

    Got a two-week-old yeast cake begging to ferment an American Stout. Prejudging our home-brew comp Saturday and Sunday, so hopefully get to play hooky on Friday and get'er done.
     
  5. jmich24

    jmich24 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Michigan

    10 Gallons of Hefe wort
    5 gallons will get 3068
    5 gallons will get BugFarm
     
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  6. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (777) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Just boiled 1 gallon of water and 2.5# Demera sugar with some citric acid down to 1/2 gallon. Brewing 15 gallons of Belgian Blonde with it Saturday. 10 gallons is getting pitched with slurry from a Saison I just did with wild Sacc isolated fro VA air by Jasper Yeast. The other 5 gallons is getting a few Brett strains (a couple from Jasper in there too) plus Cascade's Lacto. After primary they will be blended into a 14 gallon wine barrel with more Lacto strains and maybe some pedio. Give it 6 months. Draw off 5 gallons, add in 5 gals of something else. Solera time baby.
     
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  7. marc77

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

    Helles/Maibock of sorts with mostly Vienna malt. Building up a 5 L stir plate starter for Sunday. I'm using Wyeast Octoberfest blend. It's super malty, uber clean.
     
  8. eaglepar3

    eaglepar3 Disciple (387) Jun 5, 2009 Oregon

    No brewing this weekend, but we will probably bottle our Flanders Red and put it away to age for the next year. It is down to 1.004, after about six weeks in the carboy.
     
  9. ipas-for-life

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

    Brewing an ipa but I am not sure of the hops yet. Picked up some Motueka and Zythos which I haven't used so at least 1 of those will be in the mix. Also brewing an imperial stout that I am going to add around 6oz of bourbon to that had vanilla beans, cocoa nibs and oak cubes soaking in it.
     
  10. OddNotion

    OddNotion Defender (611) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey

    No brewing for me. Just some miscellaneous brewing related tasks/checking progress from my 3 batches brewed last Saturday. Finally have my other brews carbed up in the kegs and ready to go!
     
  11. jlpred55

    jlpred55 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2006 Iowa

    Well, after being on hiatus for 7 months due to a demanding work schedule in combination with building a new house, I'm back to brewing. I have one beer on tap currently, a historical IPA recipe from Steele’s IPA book. It has come into its own in the last month but I need a whole lot more, so this brew:
    Overnight mash
    RO- build
    11 gals of 100% Rahr Pale Ale wort to 1.050
    All crystal hops to about 20 IBUS @ 45m, 10m, 0m
    5.5 gals will get US-05
    5.5 gals will get something else (haven’t decided) and 2 oz of Crystal dry hop. 1968, 3522, ????
    Want these to be on tap in 3 weeks so clean/speed is of the essence.
     
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  12. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Aspirant (248) Dec 3, 2005 Louisiana

    Doing a dusseldorf Altbier (based on BCS recipe adjusted for my system and my predictions of what the judges will want). My last entry for Roberts Cove Germanfest comp. This is the local beer of where the decendents came from in Germany. I'll probably bottle a few for the comp and enter the keg in the people's choice comp. I'm hoping my historically accurate style and name (North Rhine Altbier) plays well with the peeps.

    68.25 % Pilsner Floor Malted
    15.17 % Munich Malt MB
    7.58 % Aromatic
    3.79 % Caramunich Malt
    3.32 % Acidulated Malt
    1.90 % Rice Hulls

    0.70 ozs 37.56 Magnum 60 mins 14.00
    0.50 ozs 2.30 Tettnang 15 mins 4.50

    Wyeast 1007
     
  13. bushycook

    bushycook Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2011 Virginia

    Doing a Maine Beer Co Lunch clone, I love that stuff.
     
  14. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Poo-Bah (2,671) May 21, 2010 Texas
    Society

    not much to do except transfer a lager to cold conditioning. shoulda already done it, but I figure it's a lager and an extra week or so in the primary won't hurt anything.

    having a house party type thingie with bbq, beer, and bands (inc my band, naturally, plus my old band and some misc assorted). hoping my accidental beers that are bottled will be ready by then. one, a sam adams summer ale clone, accidentally got dry hopped big time, while the pale ale/ipa thingie that was supposed to get dry hopped, well, it didn't. I'm sure they'll be drinkable (the pale ale/ipa thing probablywon't suffer much at all). the sam adams thingie might turn out a little odd.... :rolling_eyes:
     
  15. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    10 gallon batch of a session IPA grain bill will be based on stones San Diego County session but I'll hop with Nelson, Amarillo, Citra, mosaic. 5 gallons will get London Ale 3, and the other 5 will get 029 Kolsch. really digging what kolsch yeast does in a hoppy beer
     
  16. zimm421

    zimm421 Meyvn (1,146) Jan 24, 2009 Ohio

    Planning on a 100% Brett Trois saison, using an overnight mash for the first time. Then hoping to follow up with a RIS for this winter. Also have an IPA that needs bottled... Looking forward to a busy Saturday morning.
     
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  17. sjverla

    sjverla Disciple (397) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    A stepped-up version of one of my better batches lately. Taking my American Bitter (4.2%) and making it a hop-bursted APA (5.5%). Citra, Chinook and Tahoma (new daughter of Glacier).

    10 lbs Golden Promise
    5 oz C-15
    1.5 oz C-120
    2 oz Amber malt
    2 oz Acidulated Malt

    .5 oz Chinook at 15
    .5 oz Citra at 5
    1 oz Chinook at FO
    2 oz Tahoma at FO
    .75 oz Citra at FO
     
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  18. BeerMe330

    BeerMe330 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2013 Ohio

    Brewing batch 2 of 3 of pumpkin ale for a wedding in October. Simple NB recipe. Bottling a blonde ale and racking pumpkin batch #1. Phew.
     
  19. BeerMe330

    BeerMe330 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2013 Ohio

    Where at in Ohio? LMK how the overnighter goes.
     
  20. zimm421

    zimm421 Meyvn (1,146) Jan 24, 2009 Ohio

    I'm in Columbus - grew up in the 330 though (taking a wild guess based on your username). Hopefully everything goes smoothly. Just trying to cut down on the brew day a little.
     
  21. redmaw

    redmaw Initiate (180) Jun 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Bottling my hefewiezen, and brewing a weizenbock to pitch on the cake.
     
  22. riTLce

    riTLce Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2011 California

    Going for a red IPA to use up some of the leftover hops from the last IPA brewed a few weeks ago. Not sure of the grain bill just yet but working with:

    Czech Saaz
    Falconer's
    Mosaic
    Calypso
     
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  23. ThomP

    ThomP Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Texas

    I am making an SMaSH, German Vienna with Toasted oats and Willamette, finish with the US-05.
     
  24. epic1856

    epic1856 Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2006 California

    Does brewing today count? I just finished up a double IPA using Centennial, Columbus, and Citra. Always fun using 1 lb of hops for a 5 gallon batch.
     
  25. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Disciple (340) Apr 13, 2002 Georgia

    Brewing a pte clone tomorrow, using NB hop shots and a shit load of simcoe Amarillo and Columbus and centennial in the fo and whirlpool additions.
     
  26. Bjohnston

    Bjohnston Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2011 Kentucky

    Brewing up 10 gallons of an IPA and a hoppy saison. Belgian pils, 2 Row, and Crystal 15 for the grains (1.062 OG if I hit my numbers). Hopped heavily at whirlpool with Mandarina Bavaria and Amarillo (Same for dry hops). 5 gallons getting a healthy pitch of 1056 and 5 gallons getting a healthy pitch of WLP565 and WLP644.
     
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  27. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (777) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Yes, pretty much from the moment the post goes up until the new one next "weekend" counts.
     
  28. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (891) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    No brewing for me, again.

    Really want to get another sour going. I have a fermented out batch of a second batch of scotch ale, that I was playing around with.. It's been sitting on some oak for a while now, I'm super tempted to toss in some ECY02 Flemish in it, and see what comes of it for shits and giggles.

    I might try and brew tomorrow, depends how I feel, and how the kids decide to be tomorrow.
     
  29. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (777) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Got up at 7:30, started the sparge, boiled for 30 minutes, racked to the Better Bottles, pitched the yeast, cleaned up. Done. Love overnight mashing.
     
  30. Scope4Beer

    Scope4Beer Initiate (159) Sep 28, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Trader

    Bottling my West Coast style IPA tomorrow. Hopbursted with primarily Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo. Has a little Columbus and Centennial in it too.
     
  31. jmich24

    jmich24 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Michigan

    I brewed a 10 Gallons of Hefe wort today (49% Floor malted wheat, 49% Belgian Pils and 2% Melanoidin)
    Five gallons got Wyeast 3068 and five gallons got ECY01.

    A sour batch from last July got racked on top of 10 pounds of tart cherries from the farmers market today.
    Then kegged a triple berry (frozen mix) sour.

    As if that wasn't enough work, I made a quick extract beer to rack on top of the year old sour cake, RR Oak and more dregs while mashing the hefe wort.

    Currently enjoying a beer I named Cherry Funk, a sour using last years Michigan Tart Cherry harvest.

    Full Circle!
    Cheers!
     
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  32. MarriedAtGI

    MarriedAtGI Initiate (119) Feb 26, 2013 Illinois

    Citra IPA.

    The recipe looks a lot like the extract version of APA IPA except with all Citra. Splitting for two yeasts, Omega Labs DIPA (Conan) and Wyeast 1275 Thames Valley Ale. I really like both of these yeasts and the contrast between them. If it comes out close to Zombie Dust, I'll brew it again with 1968 London ESB.

    After an all day all grain saison brewing with friends last week, it was nice to get a quick extract batch in by myself. It's just a little after 10 in the morning and the wort is already chilled.
     
  33. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Disciple (340) Apr 13, 2002 Georgia

    Brewed my pte clone yesterday, here's a pic of the hop's. 2.5oz of pelletized hops and three syringes of NB hop shots, this was for a 2.5 gal batch.
    [​IMG]
     
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  34. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota

    Holy crap those hopshots are dark...maybe just the lighting?
     
  35. atpca

    atpca Zealot (535) Jun 10, 2013 California
    Trader

    Finally had some tart cherries show up in town. Pulled a couple gallons off the solera for a kriek, so topping it up again.

    [​IMG]
     
  36. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (891) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia


    That was my thought. My hopshots, albeit, not bought pre filled, look like straight up lupulin juice.
     
  37. FeDUBBELFIST

    FeDUBBELFIST Meyvn (1,095) Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Brewed up 10 gallons of 1.065 IPA. 85% two row, 15% Munich. Splitting fermentation between Vermont Ale and US05.
    I also cut up and froze 5 pounds of peaches and 5 pounds of kiwis which will be added separately to two carboys filled with Berliners.
     
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  38. NiceFly

    NiceFly Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    Just finished my first brew in a long time. 10 gal pale ale with 9oz in the last 20 min. 2oz per 5 gal keg dry hop set aside.

    Split it between some Mangrove Jacks British strains.
    Cheers
    [​IMG]
     
  39. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Disciple (340) Apr 13, 2002 Georgia

    Yea, pretty dark but I've used them before and they don't seem to effect the color. They melt into a green/brown color once you put them in the wort. By the time I go to chill the wort you can't see any of the color but you do get a bit of oil sheen on top of the wort. I will say I learned one thing from using them and that's to let them warm a bit before adding, if you pull them straight from the fridge and add them they tend to bead up and stick to the sides.
     
  40. ventura78

    ventura78 Aspirant (276) Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    Bottled up 18 gallons of an Orval clone tonight with my co-brewer. Glad it's done.
     
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