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Bill Rehm
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Username: Lwr

Post Number: 80
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 02:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Today is my annual Big Brew Warm-up Session, the start of my brewing season and the time to make sure all the kinks are worked out of my brewing setup. I just started up the burning under my HLT to Heat up my strike water. I'm making a simple English Pale Ale, my first attempt using Marris Otter Malt. Next week, along with the rest of the Sheboygan Sudzzers, my wife takes over and we will be brewing her wonderful Maple Porter.
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 114
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brewed an American Brown yesterday. It's happily chugging away as I type.
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 369
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rain and thunder boomers in Atlanta today
 

Catt22
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Post Number: 94
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Black Widow...again
 

Jeff Preston
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Username: Jeffpreston

Post Number: 68
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 02:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm brewing an APA today and going to ferment with US-56. Finally going to try this yeast.
 

Wm John Ivey
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Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 324
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be striking up the burners tomorrow, since I willnot be able to go to the big brew-out next week in Phx. My youngest son kick butt in the Pinewood Derby so State finals are the same day.
I too Bill am doing a simple English, 20# Marris Otter, 2# Munich and 2# Honey Malt. I using some new Hops to me aleast, Phoenix for the bittering and finish up with Kent Golding
John
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 3150
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No brewing for me - all three 6.5 gallon primaries are chugging away (APA, alt, rauchbier). I'm at work, supposedly writing reports on a Saturday, but unable to resist the siren call of the board.
 

Bill Rehm
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Username: Lwr

Post Number: 81
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My recipe is straight out of the Classic Beer Style Series Pale Ale book 16 lbs Pale, .5 lb crystal 60, Kent Goldings hops, and Wyeast British Ale yeast. I tried Fermcap when I made my starters, no where near a boil over in either of my 2L flasks when boiling.

A new member of the Sudzzers is also brewing with me, his first batch, so I have to work a bit harder than usual. He is making an extract pale ale kit so it should go well. The only problem so far is his Polarware brewpot "second" didn't have a valve, so he had to run the hardware store.

Unfortunatly I will not be relaxing and having a homebrew, I will be having Fuller's London Pride today!
 

don price
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Post Number: 630
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 04:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Look like a good day to get a very late start on the house special...James Brown Ale.

Don
 

John Thompson
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Username: Jt100

Post Number: 366
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wee Heavy in the kettle. 2 APA's and a Smoked Porter in secondary. pLambic rotting in the basement and 10 gallons of ESB ready to drink.
 

michael atkins
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Username: Mga

Post Number: 172
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kegged a Golden Oats Ale last night. Enjoying a Rye IPA today. Got a couple of yeast starters going.

Formulating my recipe for next week end.
Love This Hobby!
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 1460
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nah, waitin' fer bigbrew, but with all the talk of double sessions, I am considering torturing myself with a looong brew day...

I'm subbin mt.hood (vs centennial) in my ryepa in honor of DC, and then either a brown or a all FWH'd pale.
 

Bill Rehm
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Username: Lwr

Post Number: 82
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 08:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

10 Gallons in the basement, just waiting for the bubbles now. Time to kick back and start suckin'!
 

Michael
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Post Number: 210
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 03:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

American pale ale, Glacier hops.
 

J. Steinhauer
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Username: Jstein6870

Post Number: 719
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 04:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lot's of open fermenters, but not a lot of free kegs, so no action.

5g IPA in secondary, 10g pils in primary, 10g Texas brown ready for secondary. Helles, Dry stout, ESB, Saison on the taps. Lots in between.
 

Graham Cox
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Post Number: 116
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 04:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Michael, I really want to hear how the Glacier APA turns out.

J., give up the Texas brown recipe, if you don't mind - I'd be interested to see how it compares to my first American Brown I conjured up.
 

JimTanguay
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Post Number: 444
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 05:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

not till monday or tuesday. Got a gallon starter of 1272 going but I'm not sure what I'm going to brew yet. Hoppy pale maybe?
 

Mark Smith
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Username: Markx43

Post Number: 39
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

St. Chuck's porter brewed Friday. Bubbling away strong still.
 

Mark Smith
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 01:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

St. Chuck's porter brewed Friday. Bubbling away strong still.
 

Mike Mayer
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Post Number: 388
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thought about it.......then got side tracked. Cleaned the garage instead. Thinking about an IPA next weekend, time to get the summer beers going.
 

Mark Zgarrick
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Post Number: 158
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 08:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did my own version of a rye IPA today. Used 1272.
 

Michael
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Post Number: 634
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 09:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

15 gallons of APA (SNPA'ish) about 20 minutes from end of boil. Pitching 1272. 70 degrees here today....sunny. Life is good.
 

dave star
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just got done brewing 28.5 gal of an IPA that turned into a small imperial IPA (1.090)
Dave
 

Mike Walker
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 04:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

10 gallons of Saison today which is just showing signs of fermentation.
 

Kenny Reed
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Post Number: 112
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It rained all day Sat. but around 3:pm we decided to brew anyway. My pard brewed up an oatmeal stout & I brewed an APA. Just 6 gals. each. It was getting late by the time we finished so I said I would clean the mash coolers in the morning.
Sunday morning I realized my brew pards mash still had a lot of good left in it. Mine was about played out. So I says to myself, self why don't you dump 5 lbs of 6-row ontop of the stout grain bed & see what you get? So I did.
I ended up with 6 gal. of 1.046 brown that is quite tastey. I poured it onto a pkt of Coopers & this morning all 3 are chugging away.
All in all, a good weekend.
 

Andrew Chronister
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Username: Andre_the_giant

Post Number: 19
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 02:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On Friday I brewed 5g IPA, 5g Chocolate Porter, and 5g Bass clone. I have 5.5 gal of Hefeweizen in the secondary almost ready to be bottled. I have another triple brew day planned in 3-4 weeks.

This has to be the tastiest hobby in the world.
 

Michael
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Post Number: 636
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 04:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whoa, Andrew...3 (5) gallon batches in one day? I admire your dedication (and, free time). How long did that take you?

BTW, my APA session went fine yesterday. Talk about multi-tasking... laid brick pavers during mash and boil (There were certain, "implications" with SWMBO if the brick patio did not get completed).

For the hell of it, I split the batch between Wy1272 and Wy1968 (I love this yeast).

Season is getting shorter and hot weather coming. Need to squeeze in a Hefe and Wit over the next few weeks.

Cheers.
 

Andrew Chronister
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 02:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It took 13 hours from start to finish. I have two burners, but only one brewpot large enough to boil. So I had to guess when to start the mash on the second batch so that it would be ready for sparging when the first batch was siphoned out of my brewpot. My wife has suggested getting another, even bigger brewpot. :-) I could have probably done it in 11 hours if I knew then what I know now.

I figured, its raining like crazy, I have a day off, my wife is out of town for the day... why not brew a few?

(Message edited by andre the giant on May 03, 2005)