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Fratastic423
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Homebrewing - Plans for the Weekend


What's on the brewing calendar for the weekend guys (and gals, are there any gal brewers who post here?)?

My plan is to brew a Belgian Trippel one of the two days. Probably will depend on if I get a starter going tonight or tomorrow morning. I am looking to make it traditional but slightly different. I have some Saaz hops (which would be on the traditional side for me) but I may use some German Perle or maybe some Vanguard. Going to enter this into the Karbach Pro-Am and then hopefully the NHC competition.







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LSUBoo
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re: Homebrewing - Plans for the Weekend


We plan on doing a 10-gallon Rosemary IPA batch, probably Sunday morning. Come by if you want!





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Tiger Ryno
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the Pro-am is with Southern Star I believe, not karbach, but good luck with it. last year's pro-am winner is about to become a standard offering.





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BottomlandBrew
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At lunch I'm going to run over and pick up some ingredients to brew at sunup in the morning. I love early morning brews. Going with a light saison in anticipation of warmer weather. ABV should be around 5%.

8 lbs Pils
1 lb Munich
1 lb Wheat Malt
1 oz Hallertauer (60)
.5 oz EK Golding (15)
.5 oz EK golding (flameout)
Wyeast 3711 French Saison yeast
Maybe some coriander, but I'll see how I'm feeling about that in the morning.

Playing with the idea of adding some strawberries in secondary, but again, we'll see how I feel and how it tastes when it comes that time.






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LoneStarTiger
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I'll probably bottle my porter on Sunday





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Fratastic423
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the Pro-am is with Southern Star I believe, not karbach


Nope, Karbach Carboy Classic. Belgian Trippel due on April 2nd.






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Zappas Stache
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re: Homebrewing - Plans for the Weekend


I have 12 gallons of porter to bottle.





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s14suspense
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the Pro-am is with Southern Star I believe, not karbach, but good luck with it. last year's pro-am winner is about to become a standard offering.



Everyone has a Pro-Am.

Just a competition with the opportunity for a Pro to brew an Amateur's beer for the pro am comp at GABF.






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Fratastic423
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Wyeast 3711 French Saison yeast


So much of a better yeast than the Belgian Saison






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s14suspense
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I have 12 gallons of porter to bottle.



frick that....




We're brewing a chocolate porter that'll go in a bourbon barrel for Zapp's on Sunday morning.






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Fratastic423
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I have 12 gallons of porter to bottl


I kegged 25 gallons on Saturday. I cannot imagine trying to bottle 12 gallons. 12 oz or 22's?






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s14suspense
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I kegged 25 gallons on Saturday. I cannot imagine trying to bottle 12 gallons. 12 oz or 22's?


Hopefully growlers


Kegged our first all-grain beer last night. Will give it a proper taste today....






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BottomlandBrew
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So much of a better yeast than the Belgian Saison


By a long shot. The Belgian strains are too fickle. You have to baby them way too much. 3711 chomps through those sugars like it's nothing. After doing a few batches with the Dupont strain I tried 3711 and never looked back. 3711 and WLP670 American Famhouse are my two go-to yeasts.






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LSUBoo
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Kegged our first all-grain beer last night. Will give it a proper taste today....

Bring a growler tonight... I kegged a honey brown IPA a few days ago that we're going to try the hop randall out on tonight.






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s14suspense
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Bring a growler tonight...



We will see...






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Bring a growler tonight... I kegged a honey brown IPA a few days ago that we're going to try the hop randall out on tonight.


Hell ya!






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s14suspense
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I kegged a honey brown IPA a few days ago that we're going to try the hop randall out on tonight.



Hell ya!



What is a Honey Brown IPA? Kind of like a Janet's brown?






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LSUBoo
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What is a Honey Brown IPA?


A brew-gone-slightly-wrong that might actually taste good.







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Fratastic423
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A brew-gone-slightly-wrong that might actually taste good.


Way to pimp your beer.






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LSUBoo
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It was supposed to be just a honey IPA, but I had to get darker crystal malt that I wanted from Marcellos, and then the efficiency was really low so we added some brown sugar. I haven't tasted it yet but the end result smelled pretty nice.





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