Who's brewing this weekend?

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

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  1. markschemper

    markschemper Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Nevada

    New guy here. Tomorrow I'm brewing my first batch ever. English Pale Ale, 5 gallons, partial boil, extract kit, in my kitchen on an electric stove top. Now, what could possibly go wrong... :slight_smile:
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,341) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Congratulations and Good Luck!

    If you don't read the first few chapters of this or something equivalent, plenty...
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  3. markschemper

    markschemper Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Nevada

    Thanks for the link. I've read some equivalents, but will give this a look, also.
  4. Flight0011

    Flight0011 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    [quote. Now, what could possibly go wrong... :slight_smile:[/quote]

    Don't use the yeast in the kit and watch for boil overs.
  5. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Disciple (363) Nov 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    The drinking of homebrew more than brewing has clearly shown in my previous post. Holy grammar issues. Don't type paragraphs on a phone while somewhat intoxicated. I apologize. Happy brewing everyone!
  6. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,593) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    I cringe when I reread most of my lengthier posts. I think the human brain is ill-equipped for composing written speech and proofreading simultaneously. That's why composition instructors make you do rewrites. I think most people on the internet are more literate than they appear (at least I hope that is true). Plus, you were disadvantaged with drink, which also may apply to most people on the internet.
  7. mathematizer

    mathematizer Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2006 Maine


    Grammar issues aside, this got a good laugh/groan out of me.
  8. jlpred55

    jlpred55 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2006 Iowa

    Brewed a Vienna Lager in Friday.
  9. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Disciple (374) May 2, 2006 Utah

    No brewing, but I did bottle my chocolate-orange wit yesterday. More chocolate and less orange than I had hoped for, but it should be a fine beer, nonetheless. Last weekend's Cz/G pilsner still bubbling along.
  10. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Disciple (310) Apr 12, 2010 Michigan

    A West Coast IPA for me today. Hope to have it ready for the guys weekend up north in about a month.
  11. BarrelAgedBarry

    BarrelAgedBarry Aspirant (265) Feb 27, 2012 Minnesota
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    Brewed up a Honey Porter for my wife a few weeks ago, today we bottle!
  12. cosco

    cosco Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2007 Michigan

    Brewed up Larry's Irish Ale on Saturday. More or less a Smithwick's clone for St Patty's day and named after my Father-in-Law. I bottled my Maori Blonde today. It's a hoppy blonde ale with Pacific Jade and Nelson Sauvin.
  13. ebustin

    ebustin Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I've got a Belgium Pale Ale and a Irish Red started. I'm going to follow them up as soon as I transfer them to the secondary with an IPA and a maybe a wheat. Any suggestions?
  14. thedarkestlord

    thedarkestlord Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Illinois

    I made a brown ale today that I'm gonna rack on a bunch of cherries, oak, and some brett.
  15. Ilanko

    Ilanko Aspirant (200) Aug 3, 2012 New York

    Just finished an American Wheat spiced with lime zest.
  16. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Disciple (344) Dec 3, 2005 Louisiana

    Just kegged my German pale ale. 50/50 Munich & Pils, wy3333 over pitched @ 62 degrees, 1 oz. magnum @ 60, 8oz. of Saaz in every angle. This is my first non-BJCP beer recipe since really figuring out how to make great beer consistently. Had a ton of Saaz in the freezer from last year and some Munich/Pils also that needed to be used.
  17. Keyman

    Keyman Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2012

    Not brewing but just got done making some Caramel Malt 40L & 60L. Germination was the last two days and today I Stewed and roasted. Smells good around here.
  18. messyhair42

    messyhair42 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    I did my first decoction mash today to make an Oktoberfest. also my first true lager and first time playing with water adjustments, and my first forced ferment test, and my first time setting up a blowoff. I knew it was going to take a long time but the decoction wasn't actually that hard. I missed my rest temps though so I pulled an additional decoction to raise the temp. and at one point set up my CFC backwards.
  19. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,341) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    That's a lot of firsts. Hard Core!
    BTW, unless you have really tiny headspace in your fermenter, or ferment this at ale temps, you're not going to need that blowoff.
  20. messyhair42

    messyhair42 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    I put it in my 6 gallon carboy b/c it was available and I want to monitor it so I can choose the right moment to start a diacetyl rest. last time I used the carboy for a primary I had an overflow (thankfully no beer on the ceiling) thanks though, I'll put an airlock on when I get out the cleaning/sanitizing supplies to make my next starter
  21. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    Extending the weekend, just put a Dampfbeir in the fermenter.:slight_smile:
  22. Naugled

    Naugled Crusader (737) Sep 25, 2007 New York

    Wow! I've completely missed that style. I just added it to my summer line up. And to my beers to find list.
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  23. MrOH

    MrOH Defender (634) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Having my days off mid-week always makes me feel like a liar when I say stuff like "I'll be bottling a porter and a cider".
  24. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,593) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    I tried one about 3-4 years ago. I like the concept, but my execution was flawed (I used WB-06 which turned out to be a poor substitute for a liquid yeast, IMO).
  25. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    I was introduced to the style by (the somewhat infamous) jasonjlewis, it was sent in the Belgian Yeast experiment run by jettanbass9 a few years ago. Tasty, can't wait to see how mine comes out. I used cane sugar as 5% of fermentables to get the attenuation down a bit.

    And I am going to brew an IPA tomorrow with some Mosaic I picked up at the lhbs. All I have to do is ignite the burner.
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  26. porcelli426

    porcelli426 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2008 Colorado

    First shot at a Centennial Blonde with second generation Cal yeast
  27. pearljam118

    pearljam118 Aspirant (295) Jul 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Brewed an IPA with 4oz of late citra additions with warrior for the majority of bittering. 2oz of citra will be dry hopped
  28. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Will be brewing a Belgian Pale Ale this weekend and then reusing the yeast cake for a Belgian Strong Golden Ale that I will be brewing 2 weekends later.
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