Brewathon - What to brew? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Brewathon - What to brew?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
HokieBrewer
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,073
Liked 33 Times on 30 Posts



Hey gang,

SWMBO will be out of town visiting her folks at the beach for a week. I'm planning a Brewathon to fill up the pipeline and brew some beers that can age for a while. I'll have 5 nights and I'm planning on brewing for at least 4 of them. Right now here's what I'm thinking:

RIS
Barleywine
Some sort of sour?
Pumpkin beer possibly?
Maybe an oaked beer?

I've got a brown ale that's waiting for a keg to free up and an Octoberfest and a Saison currently fermenting. These three will take me a while to get through, so I'll have my guess at least 3+ months to age the Brewathon beers. Really I'd have no problem letting them sit longer for that matter.

What would you guys brew?
__________________
Now here's a little something that you might not like. My DJ's name is Mix Master Mike.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
pm5k00
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Cibolo, TX
Posts: 934
Liked 34 Times on 31 Posts


Dark Belgian strong, christmas beer and a porter would be good for a few months of conditioning.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
bad coffee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bad coffee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
NYC
Posts: 5,103
Liked 478 Times on 467 Posts


partygile (or however it's spelled!)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer
Why do you think they choose that path? (.)(.) = $$$$$$$$$
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuljin View Post
Wtf was chasing you for an hour? Buy a gun already.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
I'm a meat hunter. PKU.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #4
aerialmedical
Recipes 
 
May 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 334
Liked 18 Times on 4 Posts


Christmas in July! Brew up that holiday beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
beerandloathinginaustin
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Temecula, California
Posts: 554
Liked 24 Times on 23 Posts


Let WLP530 do its thing on any IPA or DIPA. I still haven't found a way to go wrong with that.
__________________
www.BJCPhero.com - Head Brewer for Indian Joe Brewing. (Was) trying to win an award in all 23 BJCP beer categories (7 down so far with 19 awards) & taking Brett excursions along the way.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:04 PM   #6
Hatchbrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Cloverdale, California
Posts: 192
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Tripel for Fall, Dark Strong Ale and a Porter for Winter.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 12:56 AM   #7
JoeBuch
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Ossining, NY
Posts: 77
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I would definitely suggest something sour if you have the capacity to meet your patience.

The roeselare yeast would be an easy way to break right in.
__________________
Joe
Westchester Homebrewers Organization
Ossining, NY
Email Me

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 01:14 AM   #8
GryphonBrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Auburn Hills, MI
Posts: 219
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


First off, I'm jealous!!!!

But I would brew up a full rainbow of beers:
-A light wheat like a Weihenstephaner
-A bitter like an Old Speckled Hen
-A moderate hoppy IPA like SNIPA
-A sour like La Roja
-A big RIS like Old Rasputian

... but in the end, brew whatever makes you happy while we all hate your freedom! Ha!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 02:17 AM   #9
MONKandTUCK
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Philly, PA
Posts: 25

Quote:
Originally Posted by HokieBrewer View Post
Hey gang,

SWMBO will be out of town visiting her folks at the beach for a week. I'm planning a Brewathon to fill up the pipeline and brew some beers that can age for a while. I'll have 5 nights and I'm planning on brewing for at least 4 of them. Right now here's what I'm thinking:

RIS
Barleywine
Some sort of sour?
Pumpkin beer possibly?
Maybe an oaked beer?

I've got a brown ale that's waiting for a keg to free up and an Octoberfest and a Saison currently fermenting. These three will take me a while to get through, so I'll have my guess at least 3+ months to age the Brewathon beers. Really I'd have no problem letting them sit longer for that matter.

What would you guys brew?
Well, why not a Barleywine... a SMASH even, but brew them using different yeasts... preferably one winding up of Bretts.

That way you can get a barleywine and a sourish beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 06:55 PM   #10
HokieBrewer
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,073
Liked 33 Times on 30 Posts


All good suggestions. Not a huge Belgian guy, which I know is sacriledge, but I hate raisins, and dubbels and quads have that funky dried fruit flavor I can't get into yet.

Today I'm thinking RIS, barleywine, hoppy red (that I'll dryhop closer to drinking) and a Christmas beer.
__________________
Now here's a little something that you might not like. My DJ's name is Mix Master Mike.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the wildest brew you have brewed - or what is a 'Strange Brew' to you? Slatetank General Beer Discussion 30 10-07-2012 04:43 AM
Brew now for great tasting winter brew. redalert General Beer Discussion 14 06-08-2010 03:00 PM
Brew Baby - Moose Drool Brew Video FishinDave07 General Beer Discussion 14 03-18-2010 10:39 PM
Brewing this weekend ? BREWATHON - PART II Mutilated1 General Beer Discussion 5 01-20-2008 01:38 PM


Forum Jump