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David Woods
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Post Number: 463
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 02:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HAPPY BREW YEAR!!!!

Just waiting for my wife to get ready to go out, so I was going over my next batch ideas.

I have just bottled a stout, and I have a scotch ale in the fermenter now, but what to brew next?

What are you guys and gals brewing first this year?
 

Graham Cox
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 02:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Belgian wit.
 

John Jacox
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 02:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

D.C.s Rye IPA.
 

Mark Zgarrick
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 02:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A steady stream of APAs and IPAs. The occasional porter and stout. I want to get serious about brewing some Belgian styles (saison, double, triple). IIPA (tomorrow actually). And then some brews I've either never done or just not recently... milds, Scotch ale, Irish Red, RIS, BW. That's just off the top of my head.
 

michael atkins
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Post Number: 38
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 03:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just posted this on the Homebrew Adventures Board.

New Years Eve Day here. Just bottled 12 gallons of Octoberfest, and racked to secondary 12 gallons of Oatmeal Stout.

Tomorrow 1/1/05 am brewing DC Rye IPA (6) gallons and 6 gallons of Octoberfest.

Love this hobby!
 

Wayne Faris
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 03:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the past 5 weeks I have brewed a Toasted Oat Stout, an Arrogant Bastard clone, DC Rye IPA, and a Chimay Red clone. On Sunday, I will be doing a Bavarian Pilsner (my first lager/pilsner). In a couple of weeks I plan to do a bourbon porter.
 

don price
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 04:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmmm....might have to start with a big belgian for Christmas 2005.

Don
 

Michael
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 05:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am planning on a Victorian stout from "Brewing Old British Beers," a few of the usual pale ales, a maibock, a saison, a Belgian strong ale or a tripel, and some kind of sour ale (haven't decided what, exactly).

In the pale ales, I want to try some different adjuncts (amaranth or quinoa, probably), as well as an all-glacier pale ale.

Oh, and I still want to brew some kind of gruit-like beverage, too.
 

James Ammon
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 05:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just pitched yeast on my first batch of cider (I like cider in the summer) this evening. I also have a batch of stout, a wheat and a bock planned in the near or somewhat near future. My goal this year is to start either a Belgian Ale or Double.
 

stephen weiss
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 01:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A dunkleweiss
 

Rob Farrell
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A lager. I made the same resolution in 2004, but this time I mean it.
 

Dave Witt
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 04:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My next brew will be a Cream Ale next week. Then a string of lagers, amber, pils, possibly a bock and then a Baltic Porter. Later in the spring, a Belgian or two and a pale ale.
 

Denny Conn
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 06:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doing a Roche 8 clone tomorrow, then 2 batches of N. German pils for the decoction experiment over the next 2 weekends.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

danno
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 06:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Trying to revive some yeast for a batch of Koelsch and a Bock. From there, I need to stock up on grain again; waiting for others to put together a bulk grain buy so I can get my grain under $0.40/lb with shipping.
 

Richard Nye
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Denny, if you're doing this Roche clone
http://www.geocities.com/iluvhops/brouwsel/rochefort8.html

and you're using Wyeast 1762, give 'er plenty of room in the fermenter. Mine took off like rocket fuel and lost almost 1/2 gal of wort in the blow off. I had about 5.5 gal in a 6.75 gal fermenter.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just kegged an Irish ale and a dry Irish stout. next will be a kitchen sink brew to rid me of leftovers
 

tim roth
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 08:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Schwarzbier.
Cheers, Tim
 

Steve Ruch
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 08:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I will be brewing a bitter to showcase the goldings hops that I grew in my backyard this year. Then a Cinder Cone clone, then a nut brown that I am going to age on some Wild Turkey soaked oak chips.Then whatever strikes my fancy.
 

Mark Bushey
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 09:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've got a Honey Cream Ale ready for secondary, and I'll probably do an Amber Ale w/Honey. I've also wanted to try Mike Mayer's Red Cream Ale and the B&V Collective's Baltic Camel Porter.
Mark
--Artificial Intelligence is no match for Organic Stupidity.
 

Chumley
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was pondering how to deal with two apparently conflicting New Year's resolutions: (1) lose weight, which means cutting down on beer consumption; and (2) brew the same or more than what I brewed in 2004 (around 25 five gallon batches). So, I came up with idea of brewing big beers, and letting them age for a year.

Getting a few house pilsners in the lagering fridge is the immediate priority, then its big beer time. Wee heavy, old ale, barley wine, doppel bock are all on the short-term list, then from April through June I will be brewing a lot of Belgians.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 09:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Next up is Skotrat's B-52, as written, long-ass step mash and everything. After that, probably Denny's Rye IPA and a chamomile wit.
The dreadful foul drink called mead is made from honey, then fermented. It is the sourest, blackest, vilest stuff ever invented by any man, and yet it is potent beyond all knowing; a few drinks and the world spins. -- Ibn Fadlan A.D.922
 

Mike Walker
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 12:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dusseldorf style Alt and then a Saison inspired by the Farmhouse Ales book followed by the SNCA clone
 

Geoff Buschur
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Post Number: 421
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 02:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

1) Pacman's Kolsch (Black Widow)
2) Scottish (my first stab at it)
3) DC RyePA (I am planning far enough ahead to use the real yeast)
4) My award winning Chocolate Cherry Stout (let's hope I can make it as good the second time around)
5) St. Sebaastian Golden Ale clone (from Beer Captured)
 

William B Roberts
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 06:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My Red Ale, & its as Red as a Tomato & the taste is so good it still brings tears to my eyes, even after 10 years with this receipt.

Simple, yet so good
 

Richard Nye
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Post Number: 438
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

William, care to share your recipe? I'd like a good tasting red recipe.
 

tranquil_liza
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

c'mon william.....give it up.
 

Busted Still Brewery
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 01:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

barleywine
some sort of belgian
octoberfest
kolsch
hefe
and a lot more DC Rye.P.A
 

Eugene Rich
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 01:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd like to try a couple of fruit beers. Apple, raspberry and so on.
 

Michael
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Strike water heating at this very moment for this...got in a pale ale rut....Hefe today.

01-02-2005

A ProMash Brewing Session Report
--------------------------------

Brewing Date: Sunday January 02, 2005
Head Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Recipe:

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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17-A Wheat Beer, Bavarian Weizen

Min OG: 1.040 Max OG: 1.056
Min IBU: 10 Max IBU: 20
Min Clr: 2 Max Clr: 9 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 14.50 Wort Size (Gal): 14.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 27.75
Anticipated OG: 1.053 Plato: 13.12
Anticipated SRM: 3.8
Anticipated IBU: 19.9
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.052 Plato: 12.89
Actual FG: 1.012 Plato: 3.07

Alc by Weight: 4.13 by Volume: 5.28 From Measured Gravities.
ADF: 76.2 RDF 63.4 Apparent & Real Degree of Fermentation.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 74 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 53.11
Actual Points From Mash: 52.12


Pre-Boil Amounts
----------------

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour

Raw Pre-Boil Amounts - only targeted volume/gravity and evaporation
rate taken into account:

Pre-Boil Wort Size: 17.06 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.045 SG 11.23 Plato

With sparge water, mash water, additional infusions, vessel losses, top-up
water and evaporation rate recorded in the Water Needed Calculator:

Water Needed Pre-Boil Wort Size: 15.37 Gal
Water Needed Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.050 SG 12.41 Plato


Formulas Used
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Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
48.6 13.50 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
48.6 13.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
2.7 0.75 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 1.037 8

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
2.50 oz. Hallertau Hersbrucker Pellet 4.75 19.9 60 min.


Yeast
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White Labs WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step
Heat Type: Direct

Grain Lbs: 27.75
Water Qts: 36.79 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 9.20 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.33

Tun Thermal Mass: 0.00
Grain Temp: 80 F

Dough In Temp: 160 Time: 0
Saccharification Rest Temp: 150 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp: 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp: 165 Time: 20

Runnings Stopped At: 1.010 SG 2.56 Plato


Total Mash Volume Gal: 11.42 - After Additional Infusions

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
 

Chris Bodley
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 04:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First one for 2005 is going to be all grain 10 gallons of SNCA in my freshly made 15.5 gallon kettle - then would like to make a batch of Golden Monkey. Anyone have have the skinny on a recipe for that delicious treat?
 

Richard Nye
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 08:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There was a clone of Golden Monkey in the last issue of Zymurgy.
 

ELK
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nothing on the deck at this time...I have 4 beers on tap. and my kegs are all filled.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 03:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just dropped my first real barely wine in the fermenter. Fell shy of the 1.130 with an OG of 1.105, but I'm happy.

Next up will be a CAP and then a DAB clone.

-Doug
 

J. Steinhauer
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 03:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chumley, you're not drinking too much, you're eating too much!
 

David Beckerdite
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 05:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Probably an oatmeal stout and a Cream ale.
Each Day brings a new beginning....Thank God for beer!
David B
 

Vance Barnes
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

6 kegs tapped currently but all about to blow. That's OK cause I have kegs of DIPA, Irish American Red, and a Bigfoot clone waiting on fridge space.

First up next Friday will be Skotrat's Traquair House clone. Then Doubravka Dunkel the next Friday. Maybe have to do a bock or dopplebock the next day to have my lager fridge full. Saving the Belgians and saisons for the summertime when it's warmer. An all amarillo brew will be on the horizon soon too.
 

Wykowski
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 03:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

it's Lager season, for us basement lagerers

CAP or Budvar clone I can't decide
You remember that foul evening when you heard the banshees howl
There was lousy drunken bastards singing 'Billy is in the bowl'
They took you up to midnight mass and left you in the lurch
So you dropped a button in the plate and spewed up in the church

 

Chumley
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 04:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do what I am doing, Wykowski. I am brewing a CAP, then using the yeast cake to brew a Budvar clone. Made a 2L starter of WY2000 Budvar yeast Saturday.
 

damon
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 04:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, well, sat at home last night planning my Winter/Spring brew schedule... in order of brewing:

Steam Beer - all Glacier hops
Baltic Porter
IPA - C, C, & C hops
Imperial Stout - age that puppy for 8 months!
Blonde Ale
Double IPA
Summer Saison
Fall Saison - brew in Spring, age until Sept.

Gotta pick up Phil Markowski's book!
 

Stephen Manchester
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Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dry Irish Stout will be my first brew of the year.
 

MJR
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Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 11:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I didn't brew much in '04, and I plan to remedy that in '05.

These styles are at the top of list:

-Kölsch
-Baltic Porter
-Saison
-Biere de Garde
-Biere de Mars
-Impy Stout
-Barleywine
-IPA
-Altbier
-Quad/Abt 12...with a secondary spent on top of sour cherries and brettanomyces

-Mark
Brewing and cycling in the People's Republic of Anheuser-Busch (that's St. Louis for you slow-witted folk out there)!

Cheers!
 

Joe Alf
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Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 11:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All but one of my carboys are full,
Alt [2], Vienna [2], Sami, Santa's Lil Helper,
I'll soon be racking and then;
Porter and Bitter with the Wy1007,
Bocks and Dark lager with the 2206,
Then maybe another round of Belgians.