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What cha brewin'?

Postby bredmakr » Sun Feb 02, 2003 4:34 pm

What is everyone brewing right now?
I just pitched an IPA all grain. Thinkin of a Red Ale for St. Patric's Day.
How about you?
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Dry Irish Stout

Postby stouts » Sun Feb 02, 2003 4:37 pm

Got a Dry Irish Stout going at the shop right now, but a red ale does sound good. Maybe that'll be next.
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extract, partial, all grain?

Postby bredmakr » Sun Feb 02, 2003 4:41 pm

Did you post your recipe?
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Postby jayhawk » Sun Feb 02, 2003 6:44 pm

Right now I am idling the brewery. This is the first time in 6 months that I have not had anything going, so I have a large stockpile of beer to see my through. However, this week I will be picking up the goods for a honey PA and something else, maybe a red rye beer.
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25 Gallons in the Closet

Postby Push Eject » Sun Feb 02, 2003 7:12 pm

An English-style barleywine, an American brown, an American pale ale and a cranberry mead, although I really can't take credit for the mead as its my wife's.

Thank God I ordered that counter pressure bottle filler.

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Postby scruz » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:09 am

Well I took my Beertools recipe for Rye Red and increased the time of boil for hops, I used WL Irish Ale yeast. No starter, it was the ready to pitch stuff. Next, will be my Febtoberfest ready in march. Im drinking a very Chocolate Porter, very cascaded APA, and a nearly flat Belgian Wit that nearly failed. Cant complain about the Wit though, all very tasty beers. Still learning and Ive been brewing for a while now. Best to you all. Cheers.
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I just bottled

Postby dartedplus » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:10 am

I just bottled some Rauchbier and an Irish Red, that should keep me for a while. I have some ingredients, but havent decided what I'm going to brew next. Plus, I'm kinda waiting until I put together my mash tun. I "acquired" a keg and am in the process of "transforming" it to suit my needs. I still have to get some of the parts and the pump. For now I might go without the heating loop and just use it for recirculating, we'll see.


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Postby Gravity Thrills » Mon Feb 03, 2003 7:27 am

I'm clearing a good old-fashioned, over-the top Perle/Cascade APA, to be kegged on Thursday. It was the first - and probably last - batch Idid using that Fermentap inverted carboy dealie. Everyone on the board who cautioned that the outlet is too small and the slope of the carboy neck and shoulders is just not right is correct. I lost at least a gallon of beer trying to remove break material and yeast!

Next session will be a double bill, with a malty American amber ('Bermuda Triangle Amber') and an insanely hopped IPA ('Rabid Mongoose').

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American Brown

Postby zeno » Mon Feb 03, 2003 11:36 am

I have an American Brown Ale just in the bottles, a rasberry wheat beer that I'll chill this weekend, and a flat porter.. Everything's ready for the late winter warmer, but I'm trying to get all my bases covered, and mill the grains somehow (no mill and the HBS is only open on weekends)..

An American brown was my first beer, and this one has been designed to my personal tastes.. Brown Ales ae by far my favorite beer, so I dump a lot of time into them..
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kit beer cream ale

Postby canman » Mon Feb 03, 2003 2:12 pm

I just finished a Brew House kit. Cream Ale. It is most excellent. My allgrain setup is not quite ready so I'm using wort kits for now. That Cream Ale is surprisingly good. I have many new friends because of it.
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Nut Brown

Postby johnbarley » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:46 pm

Nut brown ale was bottled a few weeks ago and at the same time a pale ale (which turned out flat read post below week ago or so no luck with shaking) Nut brown is awesome. Had a side by side test with commercial brand and my taster enjoyed mine! Not bad for my 2nd batch (these were from kits not ready for all grain yet!) Oatmeal stout and a pre prohibition style brew is next in a week or so!
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On a roll!

Postby Stretch » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:58 pm

Yesterday I brewed a Strong Scotch ale, and transfered a California Common that I brewed last weekend from the primary to the secondary. After brewing for three years (extract), these are the first brews for which I used a yeast starter, and it seemed to do its work a little faster than in previous batches. I plan to do a Porter next weekend (Papazian's Goat Scrotum, for the fourth time).
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Next recipes on deck ...

Postby Azorean Brewer » Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:34 am

I have not brewed in sometime now, maybe 3-4 months, busy with other necessary projects that could not wait. Anyway I am an all grain brewer, nothing going right now but have all the ingrdients in the freezer or fridge for 2 double batch brew days consisting of

My Marzen/Oktoberfest recipe "Autumn in Bavaria" and My "Azorean Brewer's Harp Clone", following that will be my "Mocha Porter" (My wife's favorite) and "Intense IPA" or "Haufbrau Helles", will decide on the IPA or Helles a day or two before hand. All of these recipes can be found in the archives.


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wait a minute?

Postby Freon12 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:54 pm

I know your afraid to get dust in your beer right? Hee, hee.

I thought you were going to put Beertools wit at the top of the "to do " list!

Anyway, I'm in the same boat with you, and it looks like two more months :(

Cheers with the store bought!
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Postby Gravity Thrills » Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:14 pm

We have to figure out a way to get some homebrew to the sleep-deprived Daddy, or else Store-bought Syndrome may claim yet another victim!
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