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Paul Hayslett
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Post Number: 2785
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry. Just can't stand the sound of crickets chirping in here. Gotta get something going.

So. What's everyone brewing this weekend? I think I may mix up my first-ever ABC and pitch a starter for a cream ale to brew the following weekend. (The Mets will be playing an afternoon game on 4/3. Nothing better than listening to the game while brewing up a summer beer. Unless, of course, it is snowing, like it is today. It just feels weird to listen to baseball with the snow coming down.)

(Message edited by paulhayslett on March 23, 2011)
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7546
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Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 05:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be doing something with WY3522. Haven't decided between something Chouffe-ish or a Belgo-American IPA.
 

Chumley
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Post Number: 6275
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm thinking Maerzenbier....seems like it is that time of the year.

Saturday I am meeting fellow local homebrew club members at the semi-local LHBS. We are bottling/kegging 50 gallons of Denny's BVIP recipe (minus the bourbon) that has been aging in a bourbon barrel for the last 3 months (which is why no bourbon). We are also brewing an IPA on the LHBS's brew-on-premise rig in which each club member is bringing a pound of malt and an ounce of hops.
 

Bill Pierce
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Post Number: 12745
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No brewing here. The temperature is in the mid-20s F, with gusty winds and as much as 7-8 inches of blowing snow. It's not expected to get above freezing until Monday. It was 60 last week, but that was then and this is now.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 2078
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 76.252.24.250
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 06:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Racked my Imperial IPA to secondary yesterday, and added a dose of Citra hops to each carboy.

65 deg F today, so I've been outside. Ran 6 miles this morning. Taking the dog for a walk to the grocery store in a little while. Will do some clean-up stuff in the brewery over the weekend when the weather goes into the dumper
 

Marc Rehfuss
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Post Number: 290
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 07:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not brewing, but bottling an oaked imperial porter on Sunday. Next week I'm thinking of brewing a tripel w/ 3787 or 3522 (which I've not used yet)
 

Brad On Bass
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have starters going for a weizen and a saison, all the grain and hops ready to go, just have to find the time to get it brewed. I also have to bottle 15 gallons in the next few days, which may interfere with the aforementioned brewday. Saturday, one of our club members is hosting his annual lambic/sour beer tasting, blending and bottling party, which I would gladly postpone brewing to attend.

(Message edited by august_west on March 23, 2011)
 

ChriSto
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Post Number: 778
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewed a weizen last weekend and plan to use the cake for a weizenbock next weekend. Also have a washed cake of 1762 that I'm going to use for a Belgian IPA as soon as I can.
 

Graham Cox
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Post Number: 2691
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just found out my folks may be coming in for the weekend so no brewing for me. Four still to bottle for the Nationals, two to keg, and then I'll have four empty fermenters for the first time in a long time.

Oh well, California Common/ESB split on deck with a Maibock to follow whenever I get the time.
 

Steve Haun
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Post Number: 398
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pale ale. I may have to ferment in seven 6 gallon buckets because my fermenters are tied up with that damn california common. Maybe I should brew a bitter as that is how I am feeling about wyeast 2112...
 

Dave Witt
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Post Number: 1561
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chumley has me thinking that I'd like to brew a batch of BVIP. Other than that, in a couple weeks my brew partner and I, along with a couple friends are planning on brewing an ICAP, 20 gal, something along the lines of that Imperial Pils that Dogfish did recently.
 

Brad On Bass
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 03:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dave - Had one of those Imperial Pils (My Antonia) the other day and found it pretty excellent. I'd love to see the recipe you come up with.
 

Andy Hancock
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Post Number: 308
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 07:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anchor Steam clone from Clone Brews. I was supposed to brew this last weekend but got rained out.
 

dhacker
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Post Number: 2307
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 74.177.55.142
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nicht, on the brewing . . no plans until the remodel of the house is complete, (or mostly) and the meniscus I tore in my right knee is fixed.

BP, I totally relate to yer weather extremes. 83 here on Tuesday . . freeze warning tonight!

(Message edited by dhacker on March 24, 2011)
 

Paul Hayslett
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Post Number: 2787
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good luck with the knee! I wish you a speedy recovery.
 

Gary Muehe
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Post Number: 264
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 03:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewed Bill's Ballentine I.P.A clone last Sat. Racking and dry hopping this Sat.
 

Denny Conn
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, Chumley, 50 gal. of BVIP! Good on ya!

Looks like I've decided on a Chouffe-ish kinda thing for this weekend.
 

Robert
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Post Number: 349
Registered: 05-2003
Posted From: 138.32.32.166
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 04:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewed last weekend. Have 5 gal of Czech Pils going along with 5 gallons of CP's Barkshack Ginger Mead and a gallon of Elderberry Melomel. This weekend my daughter's school is doing the production of "Annie" and she is an regular orphan on Friday and on the Saturday show she is "Duffy". Busy weekend for me.....
 

Doug Pescatore
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 04:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dave,
I have done an Imperial CAP in the past. I really liked it but two things I would change is 1) I would put in 2 to 3 oz. of cluster for 60 minutes instead of 1.5 oz. It just didn't have that harsh bitterness I was expecting from a normal CAP. and 2) I would drop the corn from 20% to 15% of the grain bill. I like that corny flavor but on a big beer like this it was just a litle more than I wanted.

Doug
 

Pete Mazurowski
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Post Number: 449
Registered: 07-2003
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 04:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have to bottle up my "Erections have Consequences" BGSA this weekend. Might sneak in another brew too.
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 826
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 98.125.114.182
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No brewing here but PTA is coming down to help me empty some bottles. :>)
cheers,tim
 

Vance Barnes
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Post Number: 4122
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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 01:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paddling the Chattooga tomorrow and brewing a London Pride clone Sat. Waitin for some hops to come in to brew 10 gal of pils for the summer.
 

Jonathan White
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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had an S.S.O.S. all lined up to brew this morning; but, got rained out.

I've got my version of a Cascadian Dark in the fermenter. O.G. - 1.065, and after three weeks, it's only down to 1.023 so I pitched 140 ml of 1028 slurry into a pint starter and at full krausen threw that in. It's the same yeast that I pitched initially, in fact, it's from the same batch of recovered slurry. I've never tried anything like this before, see what happens.
 

Tom Burk
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Post Number: 230
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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 12:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewing 10gal of an APA as a yeast starter for a Black IPA and wort for canning. Second brew of the day will be small Belgian split between 2 yeasts as starter for bigger beers. Sunday we have people coming over to bottle their reward for helping brew an O'fest for the Relay for Life Auction. They didn't buy the beer; I just give the beer as friends.
 

michael atkins
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Post Number: 823
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good thing I brewed last Friday - an Alt and Oktoberfest. This week snow last night and snow predicted all weekend (3-5 inches), with weather crappy all week. Maybe next weekend.
 

Brian Sparks
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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 01:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My first all-grain in about 5 years. Brewing 10 gal Cream Ale for the non-beer friends and 10 gals IPA for me. I have a all new set-up/stand, an empty beer fridge a empty kegeator... Oh and the the highs here in Houston are 82 deg.
 

Jeff Rankert
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Post Number: 297
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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have been doing cellar work this week. This afternoon I will bottle the lagers from the kegs, and a few ales also.

Getting the entries ready for the NHC. I am registered, and the bottles will be dropped off in Indianapolis (going to see my brother).

It is currently 12F here. I did enough cold weather brewing in January and February this year.
 

Dave Witt
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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doug,

Regarding ICAP, My plan was to simply take my 31 gal recipe and make 21 gal. But after running my numbers, I was short of where I wanted to be gravity wise. I added an extra 5# of corn meal to make a total of about 28% of the grain bill. Perhaps I should rethink this as I have preferred in the past to brew a lower gravity CAP (<1.050) due to it seeming too sweet and corny. That said, the least corny flavored CAP I ever brewed had the most corn in it.(24%) Go figure.
 

Steve Jones
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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 09:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a 'tweener' weekend for me. Did an IPA last week and will do an RIS next week that is destined to be aged in a wine barrel.

Taking my granddaughters to see Cirque du Soleil this weekend.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 6277
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 71.217.133.38
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

50 gallons of BVIP kegged and bottled!

Due to some newbie members low gravities, the overall OG turned out to be 1.075 (according to the guys with calculators figuring out this stuff), and our FG was 1.010. It is one sweet tasting beer....got the gas on my keg of it right now.

We also did a club "blind brew" where every member brought a pound of unknown malt which consisted of 80% base malt/20% specialty malt of your choice, recognising that we are brewing an APA/IPA.

Only one club member failed to recognise that, brought black malt, and now we have one of those "Cascadian" ales.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 6278
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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 11:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

P.S. I purposely spelled recognize with a "s" so Bill Pierce doesn't think we are prejudiced against Canadian homebrewers.

That oughtta work for you Bill, eh?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 12748
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Posted From: 24.150.49.181
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 01:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chumley, most Canadians spell "recognize," with a "z," although they would pronounce the letter like the Brits as "zed". The spelling "recognise" is considered an alternate form, but more British.

Canucks are conflicted about the language, caught between the "Queen's English" across the pond and the American variety spoken by more than nine times the population across the border. The teachers in the schools try to uphold a unique Canadian middle ground, but I'm convinced it's a lost cause. Already many people here spell "color" without the "u".

On the Canadian homebrew forums I try to pass for a native, but I have my occasional lapses. It's still unnatural for me to spell it "defence", for example. Even so, no one ever corrects me when I spell like a Yank.
 

Tony Legge
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Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

no one ever corrects me when I spell like a Yank.

It's alright Bill, no one corrects me either, nor do they correct me when I speak like a Canadian, lol. Newfoundlanders having a language all their own and all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0jJcAibNls

Yesterday, I sent away my entries for the Nationals and one other in Montreal. No brewing for another few weeks until I can clear out my fermentors
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 781
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 68.51.179.166
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Decided to brew the Weizenbock today since it's my daughter's confirmation day and we won't go to mass until 3 pm (I'm such a heathen). Seemed like a good way to celebrate a Catholic confirmation with a bock?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 12749
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.49.181
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 02:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, Tony, out there on the Rock, you Newfies have bent the King's English into a unique language. It's like something from Tolkien's Middle Earth.

(Message edited by BillPierce on March 28, 2011)