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Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 378
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've got my starter going already; I'll be brewing my Superbowl Stout. Although SWMBO doesn't think so, holidays are brew days in my opinion.
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 487
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Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be brewing a Helles with a couple of newbies. Will use the yeast cake for a Bock in 2-3 weeks. Hopefully my starter is going good - will have to check when I get home.
 

Matt C.
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Username: Brewdad

Post Number: 65
Registered: 01-2008
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Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am going to hold off until Saturday so I can use the yeast cakes from my APA. I brewed the APA on Sunday, and Brewed B-52 today. I love the week between Christmas and New Years. I think I may do a Mild. 30 Gallons should hold me over for a little while.
 

brett matthews
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Username: Brettj

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Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No brewing here on NYD but I racked a German Pils to secondary yesterday and will use the yeast cake for my first attempt at a CAP in two or three weeks. Can't wait to see how the Pils turns out as it tasted fantastic out of the primary
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1235
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Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brewed one barleywine and one RIS last new years day. Never again, I tell you! Two brews on one day is bad enough, but two big brews with a raging hangover... It was bleak.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 518
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Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 11:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm thinking of Sunday am to complete a pilsner cycle.
 

dhacker
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Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll just wave goodbye to my dusty brew rig as I head out NYD to continue what will be another in a long series of 6 day work weeks.
 

Chumley
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Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 11:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I might brew a brown ale or an IPA on Satuday....New Year's Day, I will be ice fishing.
 

Cory K.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I will be brewing with a couple of friends and will be one day early with a New Years Eve brew. Ten gallons of a half breed Amber. English yeast (1318) and German heritage hops (Magnum, Mt. Hood, and a variety thought to be noble that was found in Silver City, an old mining town in the Owyhee mountains of Idaho).
Possibly an Englerman beer?
 

mark taylor
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Post Number: 207
Registered: 06-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be brewing a blonde ale with some of the local honey. I sampled some of my jamaica (hibiscus flower) wheat yesterday. It's o.k. but I'm not used to the tartness that the flower imparted.
mark
www.backyardbrewer.blogspot.com
 

Randy Ricchi
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 01:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brett,
It tasted good right out of the primary? Seems like most, if not all of my lagers tasted like hell out of the primary (sulfur). I'm guessing you used one of the pils yeasts like Budvar or PU?
 

brett matthews
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Username: Brettj

Post Number: 325
Registered: 06-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 02:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, I was surprised too Randy. I used the Wyeast Danish which threw off a heap of sulphur during the ferment. I don't brew lagers often - this one was the first in about two years - so perhaps I'm not used to the sulphur but it was full on. I performed a diacetyl rest when it hit 1018 and let that go for 2 1/2 days. Back down to 10oC for about 5 days and then into secondary.

Don't get me wrong, it's pretty rough but I noticed a big difference from all the past lagers I've tried and failed to brew. This time I pitched big, started the ferment at the right temp and, dare I say it, used olive oil.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2009
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 03:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not for me. Not in the mood. My buddy Rob, who has brewed with me on almost every session since 2003, is still out of action. (5 weeks in the hospital, from 11/19 to 12/23; now in rehab but still in a wheelchair when not in PT.) We'll start again when he's finally out of rehab and can at least hang with us while we brew. I've got enough stock to last another month or so.

I may not be in any shape to brew anyway. For New Year's Eve, I will pull out the last bottles of the cyser I made in Jan 2003. I anticipate a rough morning.
 

Steve Jones
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Username: Stevej

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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 03:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A bunch of us from the club will be brewing ... it has become traditional for us to brew on NYD ... this will the the 8th consecutive one.

I'll be brewing 10 gallons of ordinary bitter.
 

Greg Brewer
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Username: Greg_r

Post Number: 200
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skiing with the kids on NYD but brewing a regular IPA on Friday. My LHBS was out of all the yeasts I had wanted to try, so I decided on 2112. It has lower than desired attenuation but otherwise a great yeast. Big starter already waiting.
 

Steve Pierson
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Username: Stevepierson

Post Number: 419
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 08:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Our homebrew club is brewing 50+ gallons of a Celebration clone on Saturday. We have brewed on New Year's Day before but decided on Saturday instead this year.
 

Michael
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Registered: 03-2002
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes..."The Mother In Law Has Left the House and Returned to Florida" .....

A ProMash Brewing Session - Recipe Details Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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08-C English Pale Ale, Extra Special/Strong Bitter

Min OG: 1.048 Max OG: 1.072
Min IBU: 30 Max IBU: 60
Min Clr: 6 Max Clr: 18 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 15.00 Wort Size (Gal): 15.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 29.00
Anticipated OG: 1.056 Plato: 13.78
Anticipated SRM: 6.5
Anticipated IBU: 37.1
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
62.1 18.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
31.0 9.00 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 1.037 8
3.4 1.00 lbs. Cane Sugar Generic 1.046 0
3.4 1.00 lbs. Wheat Malt Germany 1.039 2

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.50 oz. Target Pellet 10.00 23.9 60 min.
1.40 oz. Styrian Goldings Pellet 4.75 10.6 60 min.
2.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 4.05 2.6 10 min.


Yeast
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WYeast 1275 Thames Valley Ale


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 28.00
Water Qts: 0.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 0.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 0.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 0 Time: 0


Total Mash Volume Gal: 0.00 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
 

Colby Enck
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Username: Thecheese

Post Number: 559
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 24.229.200.120
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 08:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just poured a Victory Hop Devil clone on to a yeast cake, and now I'm enjoying a DFH 90 Min. Mmmm.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It would have been hard to brew here in southern Ontario today (New Year's Day). The low this morning at my house was 0 F; the temperature climbed to +11 by afternoon under cloudy skies. I did roast a small (10 lb.) turkey in the garage (with the door partially open) in my Chinese knockoff Weber-type grill. We had guests for dinner and dessert, and served my Duvel clone.
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

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Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 01:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Today was a day to recuperate after a marathon of gluttony, both eating and drinking, over the holidays. What a great setup for my New Year's resolution to finally get in shape this year! This time, I really mean it!

BoPils, German Pils, Cream Ale, and CAP to follow within the next couple of weeks, but today? All the relatives are gone, I don't have to cook anymore, and I can just sit back and enjoy the afterglow of the holidays. Cheers.

edit: We closed on the new brewery on the 22nd. Merry Christmas to me!


(Message edited by t2driver on January 02, 2009)
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 05:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Way to go Graham and welcome to Metro Atlanta. I'm sure you and your family will like it here, always something going on....and lots of brew supply shops. Crosby & Baker (wholesale supply) is off I20 W outside 285.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7098
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congrats on the new digs, Graham! I brewed a maibock yesterday....
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3535
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 09:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was going to brew a maibock on new years eve but I froze my starter

I'd put it in the fridge to crash the yeast so I could decant it and when I took it out I noticed the airlock was frozen and there was a layer of ice slush on the top. Warmed it up in a water bath and decanted and then pitched some fresh wort on it. Had activity in the airlock in a couple of hours again. Good thing it was a lager yeast! Brewing that maibock tomorrow now.

I did the chili run up on the Cartacay river on NYD. Paddle a easy section in the cold and then back to the outfitters for a chili cookoff. The river was chilly and the chili was good. Took a keg of chili ale there as well to keep this beer related.

When's moving day Graham?
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 2023
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 11:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not 'til summer, Vance. We want our daughter to finish the school year, and I have a LOT of work to do on our current house to get it ready to sell.

When I'm done brewing for the Nationals, I'm probably done for several months.