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What are you brewing today?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Xshark, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    Xshark

    Xshark [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a Maibock Lager kit from Northwestern Brewer.

    I hope to brew this weekend, but I'm not sure the kit will come in before the weekend. I have brewed several kits from northwestern, and almost all of them have been very good. (The California Common wasn't great).

    My keezer is full of beer at the moment, so I can't use it to lager the maibock, but we have a temperature controlled freezer at work that nobody is using, so I've commandeered it to lager my beer. I just hope the production guys don't try to sample it while it ferments!

    What are you guys brewing currently?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    medusa1066

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    Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA Clone from Yooper at Homebrewtalk.com currently in fermenter. Lotsa Hops!
     
  3. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Nothing..... but i am drinking a nice yuengling porter! but i cant wait to do my brew! but i need to save up some money to get started first. but hey let us know how it is!
     
  4. Jan 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    I've got my Maibock in the freezer (temperature controlled) here at work.
    FedEx delivered on Saturday, so I brewed on Sunday.

    I did a yeast starter (my first), but my batch has not started fermentation yet. *gulp*. It hasn't been 24 hours, but I'm hoping I'll hear/see some bubbles in that airlock soon.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    We have fermentation! *whew*.

    The two most stressful times (for me) when brewing is waiting for fermentation to start, and drinking the beer for the first time.

    In my many years of brewing, I've only had one brew go south on me (not ferment). I've had several beers that were not 'great' to drink, however.

    I'll let you know in 2-3 months how this one turns out.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    Work 'keezer'
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    Fermentation!
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  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    I have a chocolate stout that is ready to rack to secondary - will be doing so tonight. Have a Belgian Trippel in secondary that is ready to keg. will be aging that one for a few months before it gets tapped.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Sunday I'm going to start another batch of hard apple cider. Can't decide if I'm going to do a secondary flavor, or just make it straight out!
     
  9. Feb 7, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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    Dry Hopped my IPA. I was worried that fermentation was stuck, but it is 1 point shy of target. Smells so goooood! Get your hands on some Simcoe and Amarillo Hops!!!
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Not brewing today, but will be kegging an Irish Red tonight and brewing an IPA tomorrow. Then I have to get on my new beer fridge project, old brew fridge died. This onw will have 2 (maybe 3) taps in the door and Co2 inlet line just like the old one.

    Cheers.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    It turned out great!

    I brewed a Northern Brewer kit "Dead Ringer IPA" this weekend as well. It is fermenting away in closet.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    Just bottled 5 gallons of Apfelwein and pitched some Skeeter Pee (Lemon Wine) on top of yeast cake. Another 5 Gallons of a Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA clone dry hopping, and 5 gallons of my "Mt. Citra Summit" IPA in primary.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    I got a Blonde Ale Fermenting. I can't wait to try it!
     
  14. Dec 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    I have 5 gallons of Live Oak Hefe clone in the primary. Starting work on the kegerator this weekend hopefully.
     
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