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Old 10-22-2006, 08:56 AM   #11
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My brew day will be Monday. I'm brewing a Fat Tire kinda beer that I'm going to serve up at the shop Christmas (holiday for you PC types) party this December.
I'm sure it will take me all of 5 or 6 hours to brew it up.
First brewing session in a long time so I am looking forward to it.

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Old 10-22-2006, 03:52 PM   #12
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Mine was yesterday or last night. Yesterday afternoon I pulled all of my ingredients & equipment together. Found out I had to make a trip to LHBS to pick up priming sugar.

This was a first for me in two ways;

  1. My first lager or steam beer. - A Cream Ale.
  2. My first batch with home-grown cascade hops

I know its kind of nerdy , but I created a hop addition schedule in an excel spreadsheet. I did this so I could hit my IBU target of 15. I know I wanted to use 1 oz cascade pellets for bittering, then use my homegrown strictly for flavor & aroma.

I used Charlie P's IBU formula and his hop utilization/density chart. I think it worked out pretty good. I could easily play with times & quantities to zero in on the target.

Woke up this morning to find it slowly bubbling away!!!
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:47 PM   #13
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Unfortunately, I'm on track for a long "business trip" during that time frame. I plan on filling every corny I can with lager (a first for me, I'm an ale brewer thus far), and I want make sure my soon-to-be conical is full of a lager of some sort before I leave. I might be brewing an Oktoberfest in December at that rate...
Sounds like a good plan for your schedule.
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:50 PM   #14
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I brewed a Weizenbeir on Saturday. I most be getting more efficient as I have noticed my brew times are coming down significantly. Only problem this time, had a boil over. What a mess. It happened right after bittering hops addition and I lost a lot.
So: American ale bottled and now drinking.
Continental Pilsner bottled and ready this weekend
Primary has the Weizenbier and will be kegging for the first time in two weeks.

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So my Saturday beers had very good 48 hour starts - the Celebration Ale had some blow-off (left carboy below) and though the Oktoberfest didn't do much blowing it looks vibrant and active - some nice Krausen action on both.

It is interesting though - after the final hops boil on the Celebration (i don't have the notes in front of me but i believe it was a 15 minute with an ounce of whole Hallertau) the wort seemed significantly darkened. This observation was specificaly noted after the final hop addition, not after any malts went in. This was a previously unnoticed event - I never noticed hops contributing much color to the wort, especially as a darkening agent. Regardless, it has returned to it's less dark amber color as you can see in the photo. At pitch, it was more the color of the Oktober.
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We are in the process of planning next weekend . Right now it looks like this:

1 - clean, sanitize bottles for Papazian Prickly Pear Cactus Mead
2 - bottle mead
3 - rack Celebration to secondary
5 - rack Oktoberfest secondary
6 - Boil up a Nut Brown
7 - Boil up Cheesefood's Carmel Cream - hear good things, never gone for this type of batch before!

I'm almost tempted to add a third - but that might just get to be way to crazy for a one-day project.....

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After my last two brewing disasters,

1. Dropping and breaking my glass carboy, amoung other things that went wrong with that batch.

2. Counter Flow Chiller plugging up with the other batch.

Sunday was pretty uneventful. I went back to my immersion cooler and everything went smoothly with my Honey Amber. Total batch time was 3 1/2 hours and included 20 minutes phone conversation with my mother inlaw. To top it all off my fermentor was bubbling within 6 hours.

I know I am doomed and the sky is about to fall.

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Finally did the Whole Harvest Mild. 6 lbs of light LME + 4 oz of CL40, put the 1.25 oz. of mixed Willemette/N.B. /Cascade in at 30, 1 oz. Fuggle at 5. Safale S-04. Real simple, OG 1.038. Didn't bother with the air stone, just whipped it with a spoon. Nice krausen on it this morning.

It was warm enough to brew with the door open, so I spent part of the time smacking yellow jackets.

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I ordered a 32oz jug of Star San, which should cut down on my bottling time considerably. That's the worst---having to bleach and rinse out two cases of bottles every time. And now that I know that Star san can be reused...hell yes.

Also, I installed a new utility sink last week...it's been a freakin' godsend when it comes to washing stuff. Just hook up the bottle washer directly to the faucet head, and put the carboy on top of it, upside down. So nice!

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We are in the process of planning next weekend . Right now it looks like this:

1 - clean, sanitize bottles for Papazian Prickly Pear Cactus Mead
2 - bottle mead
3 - rack Celebration to secondary
5 - rack Oktoberfest secondary
6 - Boil up a Nut Brown
7 - Boil up Cheesefood's Carmel Cream - hear good things, never gone for this type of batch before!

I'm almost tempted to add a third - but that might just get to be way to crazy for a one-day project.....
It'll be a busy day, but you'll feel so good when your through.
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So my Saturday beers had very good 48 hour starts - the Celebration Ale had some blow-off (left carboy below) and though the Oktoberfest didn't do much blowing it looks vibrant and active - some nice Krausen action on both.

It is interesting though - after the final hops boil on the Celebration (i don't have the notes in front of me but i believe it was a 15 minute with an ounce of whole Hallertau) the wort seemed significantly darkened. This observation was specificaly noted after the final hop addition, not after any malts went in. This was a previously unnoticed event - I never noticed hops contributing much color to the wort, especially as a darkening agent. Regardless, it has returned to it's less dark amber color as you can see in the photo. At pitch, it was more the color of the Oktober.
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We are in the process of planning next weekend . Right now it looks like this:

1 - clean, sanitize bottles for Papazian Prickly Pear Cactus Mead
2 - bottle mead
3 - rack Celebration to secondary
5 - rack Oktoberfest secondary
6 - Boil up a Nut Brown
7 - Boil up Cheesefood's Carmel Cream - hear good things, never gone for this type of batch before!

I'm almost tempted to add a third - but that might just get to be way to crazy for a one-day project.....
There's something about that picture that looks very romantic... how do you think SWMBO would feel if I made it into a Valentine's card?

I'd get those carboys covered up with an old T-shirt or something to keep the light out of them.
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