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Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by pweis909, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,609) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    Am I the early bird that gets to start this thread? For me, it's either a Belgian Pale Ale or an English Bitter.
  2. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    I am going to whip up a wheat beer. 100% wheat using up the rest of my malt, provided lhbs has some rice hulls.
    Picking up some high gravity yeast to try and finish out my monster weizenbock.
  3. kjyost

    kjyost Meyvn (1,175) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    DIPA and maybe a Dopple/Eisbockif I have time.
  4. thirstygator

    thirstygator Initiate (176) Mar 29, 2012 Florida
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    Bottling an oatmeal stout and brewing Midwest's Hophead DIPA. Trying to decide whether to pitch 1 or 2 packs of S-05. OG is supposed to be 1.070-1.074 and per MrMalty, I need 1.2 packets.
  5. Naugled

    Naugled Crusader (737) Sep 25, 2007 New York

    No brewing for me. I have a Vienna in the fermenter that needs another week there. When that's done, I have a bock and a dopplebock in the plans.

    But I do plan on going beer hunting this weekend, in search of some Heady Topper. I'll be in Burlington VT. Anyone have any clues where I can find some?
  6. mklever42

    mklever42 Aspirant (200) Apr 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Brewing our Vanilla Bean Shtout again. Turned out great and it is entered in a competition so we are brewing it
    again so we can pour it at the tasting/awards ceremony.
  7. OldSock

    OldSock Defender (655) Apr 3, 2005 District of Columbia

    I bottled a sour pale on nectarines and a sour dubbel on plums last night. I’m hoping to keg an amber IPA and a coffee stout this weekend. Hoping to brew a ~5% ABV saison next weekend… the empty fermentors are starting to stack up.
  8. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Poo-Bah (5,387) Aug 18, 2008 Illinois
    Industry Beer Trader

    On Sunday I'll be brewing an imperial stout to blend with an earlier version of the beer that aged in a 3-gallon whiskey barrel.
  9. OddNotion

    OddNotion Devotee (478) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    Pale wheat ale with Amarillo and Moteuka for me. Probably kegging and carbing my dry stout with vanilla beans (vanilla flavor doesnt seem to want to comethrough very much though)
  10. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    My homebrew club has acquired 4 wine barrels...we want to get them filled. I am taking part in two of them, and the Wee Heavy is first up on my brew schedule. This will be my first time doing a "true" boil down (2 gallons down to a quart), so we will see how it comes out. Next weekend will be the Flanders, which which I am setting out dedicated equipment for (finally funking some shit up to do more sours in the future :slight_smile:

    Our first barrel, racked in June is coming along very nicely...but it still has some time to go.
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  11. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Zealot (536) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    Just mashed in a Gratzer. 100% Weyermann's Oak Smoked Wheat, Saaz, WY1056.
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  12. OldSock

    OldSock Defender (655) Apr 3, 2005 District of Columbia

    Interested to taste how that one comes out! haven't brewed a smoked beer in awhile.
  13. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    Trying a rebrew of my accidentally bretted Belgian Pale, harvesting the strain from the one remaining bottle. We'll see how this goes. (I'll be hitting the brew with the harvested yeast at secondary).
  14. messyhair42

    messyhair42 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    Brewing an Oktoberfest, my first try at a true lager, also my first try at decoction mashing. Also going to rack my DIPA and taste it, it's currently in the first round of dry hopping.
  15. ditch

    ditch Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2009 Virginia

    Brewing my House Pale Ale (2 row/Crystal 77 Chinook/Simcoe/Amarillo) with a new water profile to see how it turns out. Racked the Schwarzbiers of the primary cakes and "Torpedo'd" my Mosaic American Style Bitter this week. This is the best hobby in the world!
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  16. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I was thinking about brewing a Hopslam clone - I just need to figure out if my cooler MLT is big enough.
  17. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    What size batch? And, how big of a cooler?
    http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml - go to Can I Mash It?
    Are you batch sparging? You can always split the sparge up if need be.

    HopSlam shouldn't be too big of a grain bill, so I am guessing you should be fine.
  18. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,343) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Northern English Brown Ale.

    Disclaimer: this is a BJCP Northern English Brown Ale, intended for BJCP competition. No actual English people, from the artificially and erroneously created North or South, will be asked to drink it.
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  19. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Zealot (536) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    I'll let you know Mike.
  20. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (949) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Imperial IPA & Belgian Dubbel
  21. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Brewing an APA with Calypso.
  22. clearbrew

    clearbrew Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2009 Louisiana

    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot clone.
  23. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    i'm currently mid-boil on a black pepper witbier. it's going to be a 'winter white' so i bumped the OG up to about 1.060 so we'll see how that goes...
  24. jmich24

    jmich24 Devotee (447) Jan 28, 2010 Michigan

    Pitch 1.2 packs... possibly more depending on the date on packaging.
  25. Flight0011

    Flight0011 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    Im feeling a bit ambitios this weekend so Im brewing a Belgian-Wit and a Saison. Although I may have to buy an extra carboy, I have to rack a Hellas and a 3gal experiment.
  26. OddNotion

    OddNotion Devotee (478) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    drinking one now.... great choice to brew this bad boy!
  27. kjyost

    kjyost Meyvn (1,175) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    If rehydrating, I'd just add 1 IMHO. Underpitch by 17% or overpitch by 67%. Also he's using US05 so age is (likely) inconsequential.
  28. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    I'm getting behind on my brew schedule for the year but I have more pressing business for the next couple months. I've been trying to brew this coffee oatmeal stout for nearly a month and I just don't have the time. I am testing out some new yeast strains so it's at least letting me do something brewing related. Not quite the same as a full brew day but I'll take what I can get right now.
  29. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Disciple (363) Nov 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Sharing a corny of Coconut Porter that I brewed a little over a month ago at a tasting I'm hosting Sunday - it turned out pretty to be a pretty darn good beer - I much prefer it over Maui's Coconut Porter which I really. I then plan to help a friend to brew (who bought my first all grain setup) on Monday - we're doing a belgian wit. I then have plans to make a citrus saison of some sort on my system if I can't squeeze it in after the brew with him. Fermenting and kegging space has opened up quite a bit in the last few weeks as I've been doing quite a bit more drinking of the homebrew than producing. Cheers!
  30. mugs1789

    mugs1789 Initiate (185) Dec 6, 2005 Maryland

    Currently cleaning up from brewing a strong English ale.
  31. ventura78

    ventura78 Aspirant (267) Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    I'm about to bottle a Belgian dark strong.
  32. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    Chalk up one Hefe in the fermenter and a stirplate full of 099.
  33. whereizzy

    whereizzy Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Wisconsin

    Brewed a Belgian inspired porter with special B, brown sugar and 1762 yeast.
  34. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (524) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    I think they are already sold out at the brewery. Call Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, Corner Market in Richmond and Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier. If you've never had it before and just want to taste it, go to Prohibition Pig or the brewery in Waterbury; they have it on draft.
  35. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (524) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    You are sending a bottle to Marquis, right??
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  36. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (524) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    My starter wasn't ready; I'll brew the saison next week:slight_frown:
  37. mathematizer

    mathematizer Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2006 Maine

    not brewing yet... wrapping up previous batches. dry-hopped an IPA (celebration clone) last weekend...5 gal batch.

    how long should I let it sit in primary with the cascade and centennial on it (.25 ounces of each)?

    Tempted to add some more of each for another week, then bottle.
  38. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Aspirant (270) Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

    Entering the pipeline...
    Left-handed Liberty pale (Anchor knock-off)
    Racked Hallertau wheat over Walmarti Select Peruvian red raspberry

    Exiting the pipeline...
    Finest Kinda IPA
  39. CASK1

    CASK1 Disciple (336) Jan 7, 2010 Florida

    Not brewing this weekend, but a Gratzer is up next for me. Smoked the wheat last weekend.
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  40. dbc5

    dbc5 Devotee (472) Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
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    Brewed a slightly amended version of the King Henry clone recipe that was discussed on this forum. Had a few "worst case scenario" moments (e.g., false bottom came loose which led to a completely stuck sparge requiring me to pour my mash tun into my kettle, clear the clog, and pour back into the mash tun), but I ended up hitting my target gravity exactly and I think this will result in an excellent beer. Now enjoying a BCBCS to celebrate a solid, yet sometimes aggravating brew day.
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