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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #200 on: September 24, 2013, 10:05:36 PM »
I've come to the realization that I've brewed way more recently than I can possibly drink...

On now-
5 gallons Riwaka Pale Ale
5 gallons Double Red Ale
2.5 gallons of Sauvignon Saison fully carbed in the kegerator but not on tap

Upcoming-
5 more gallons Double Red - as soon as I find time to keg/carb (might just bottle it)
5 gallons Mosaic IPA (<2 weeks)
5 gallons Fresh Hop El Dorado IPA(<2 weeks)
5 gallons Fresh Hop El Dorado PA (<2 weeks)
5 gallons Saison w/Brett (this one can probably sit and wait in the fermenter and brett can take hold a bit more

How the hell am I going to drink all this?

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #201 on: September 24, 2013, 10:22:54 PM »
I've come to the realization that I've brewed way more recently than I can possibly drink...

On now-
5 gallons Riwaka Pale Ale
5 gallons Double Red Ale
2.5 gallons of Sauvignon Saison fully carbed in the kegerator but not on tap

Upcoming-
5 more gallons Double Red - as soon as I find time to keg/carb (might just bottle it)
5 gallons Mosaic IPA (<2 weeks)
5 gallons Fresh Hop El Dorado IPA(<2 weeks)
5 gallons Fresh Hop El Dorado PA (<2 weeks)
5 gallons Saison w/Brett (this one can probably sit and wait in the fermenter and brett can take hold a bit more

How the hell am I going to drink all this?

One glass at a time :ale:

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #202 on: September 24, 2013, 10:34:16 PM »
I've come to the realization that I've brewed way more recently than I can possibly drink...

On now-
5 gallons Riwaka Pale Ale
5 gallons Double Red Ale
2.5 gallons of Sauvignon Saison fully carbed in the kegerator but not on tap

Upcoming-
5 more gallons Double Red - as soon as I find time to keg/carb (might just bottle it)
5 gallons Mosaic IPA (<2 weeks)
5 gallons Fresh Hop El Dorado IPA(<2 weeks)
5 gallons Fresh Hop El Dorado PA (<2 weeks)
5 gallons Saison w/Brett (this one can probably sit and wait in the fermenter and brett can take hold a bit more

How the hell am I going to drink all this?

I've got a few empty growlers.  ;)
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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #203 on: September 25, 2013, 09:36:18 AM »
I wish I had that problem ;)

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #204 on: December 04, 2013, 08:51:56 PM »
I haven't brewed since September, but should be doing at least one batch this weekend.  Will likely bottle the Saison-Brett finally this weekend too.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #205 on: December 20, 2013, 11:43:22 AM »
I haven't brewed since September, but should be doing at least one batch this weekend.  Will likely bottle the Saison-Brett finally this weekend too.

Didn't happen. 

Got my East Coast Yeast, now I have to figure out what and when to brew with them.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #206 on: December 30, 2013, 08:08:16 PM »
I haven't brewed since September, but should be doing at least one batch this weekend.  Will likely bottle the Saison-Brett finally this weekend too.

Didn't happen. 

Got my East Coast Yeast, now I have to figure out what and when to brew with them.
Whatcha get?  :popcorn:

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #207 on: December 30, 2013, 11:35:45 PM »
I haven't brewed since September, but should be doing at least one batch this weekend.  Will likely bottle the Saison-Brett finally this weekend too.

Didn't happen. 

Got my East Coast Yeast, now I have to figure out what and when to brew with them.
Whatcha get?  :popcorn:

Brett Brux, some other Brett, and Bugfarm.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #208 on: December 31, 2013, 11:06:24 AM »
You save/wash/reuse (or something) your yeast, right??  ;)

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #209 on: January 02, 2014, 02:49:45 PM »
I haven't brewed since September, but should be doing at least one batch this weekend.  Will likely bottle the Saison-Brett finally this weekend too.

Didn't happen. 

Got my East Coast Yeast, now I have to figure out what and when to brew with them.
Whatcha get?  :popcorn:

Brett Brux, some other Brett, and Bugfarm.

i've got some rad looking pellicle's from my most recent pitches of bug farm and bug county.

 :cheers:

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #210 on: January 04, 2014, 01:18:35 AM »
You save/wash/reuse (or something) your yeast, right??  ;)

I've reused the yeast cake, but have never washed. I'm sure I'll do something with these.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #211 on: January 04, 2014, 10:08:49 AM »
I haven't brewed since September, but should be doing at least one batch this weekend.  Will likely bottle the Saison-Brett finally this weekend too.

Didn't happen. 

Got my East Coast Yeast, now I have to figure out what and when to brew with them.
Whatcha get?  :popcorn:

Brett Brux, some other Brett, and Bugfarm.

i've got some rad looking pellicle's from my most recent pitches of bug farm and bug county.

 :cheers:

Damnit.  Now I really need to get off my ass and see if I can find these.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #212 on: January 10, 2014, 11:52:17 AM »
Should be brewing my first 2014 beer this weekend.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #213 on: January 10, 2014, 01:10:38 PM »
Should be brewing my first 2014 beer this weekend.

likewise

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #214 on: January 11, 2014, 01:30:25 PM »
Should be brewing my first 2014 beer this weekend.

likewise

 :cheers:

Me as well.  Finally going to get the second incarnation of the Flanders Red to put on the cake that has been under the first brewing of the beer for about 6 months now

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #215 on: January 11, 2014, 01:42:07 PM »
Should be brewing my first 2014 beer this weekend.

likewise

 :cheers:

Me as well.  Finally going to get the second incarnation of the Flanders Red to put on the cake that has been under the first brewing of the beer for about 6 months now

Working on my first boil right now for a DIPA.  Then I do a second runnings brew off of it.  If I feel up to it, Blood Orange IPA tonight.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #216 on: January 13, 2014, 10:14:33 AM »
How was the OG on the second runnings beer?

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #217 on: January 13, 2014, 10:16:24 AM »
How was the OG on the second runnings beer?

1.042

I added one lb of c-40 to the mix though.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #218 on: January 13, 2014, 10:36:14 AM »
That's awesome... what was the OG on the big beer?

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #219 on: January 13, 2014, 10:59:54 AM »
That's awesome... what was the OG on the big beer?

1.093 IIRC

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #220 on: January 21, 2014, 06:18:19 PM »
How was the OG on the second runnings beer?

1.042

I added one lb of c-40 to the mix though.

1.010 FG.  Kegged.  Hopefully ready this weekend.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #221 on: January 29, 2014, 04:51:29 PM »
I'm looking to add another pot to my system and I'm having a hard time deciding what I'm going to get.  I brew mostly 5 or 10 gallon batches now and don't see myself wanting to do anything larger than that for a long while.  I have a 15 gallon aluminum pot that is fine now, but want to add another to be able to be more efficient on brew days with my dual burner stand and get multiple batches overlapped.

Currently leaning towards a 15 gallon Megapot.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #222 on: January 29, 2014, 08:15:44 PM »
I'm looking to add another pot to my system and I'm having a hard time deciding what I'm going to get.  I brew mostly 5 or 10 gallon batches now and don't see myself wanting to do anything larger than that for a long while.  I have a 15 gallon aluminum pot that is fine now, but want to add another to be able to be more efficient on brew days with my dual burner stand and get multiple batches overlapped.

Currently leaning towards a 15 gallon Megapot.

I'd like a second pot as well.  That is what I have been looking at and leaning towards as well. 

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #223 on: January 29, 2014, 08:18:48 PM »
I'm looking to add another pot to my system and I'm having a hard time deciding what I'm going to get.  I brew mostly 5 or 10 gallon batches now and don't see myself wanting to do anything larger than that for a long while.  I have a 15 gallon aluminum pot that is fine now, but want to add another to be able to be more efficient on brew days with my dual burner stand and get multiple batches overlapped.

Currently leaning towards a 15 gallon Megapot.

I'd like a second pot as well.  That is what I have been looking at and leaning towards as well.

I've been using my original pot for mash and sparge water, so I do my first runnings into my Blichmann and get it on the stove while waiting for the batch sparges.  It seems to make things go much faster.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #224 on: January 30, 2014, 09:36:01 AM »
Check this guy out, he always seems to have something decent on sale: http://spikebrewing.com/

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #225 on: February 21, 2014, 06:13:38 PM »
Looks like Sour Blonde and IPA this weekend.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #226 on: February 21, 2014, 09:01:50 PM »
I'll be brewing with this for the first time.


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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #227 on: February 24, 2014, 08:54:17 AM »
That's fancy ;)

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #228 on: February 26, 2014, 01:16:34 PM »
I really need something like that.  Pooring scalding hot water into my mash tun is turning out to be dangerous business.  Added bonus of transferring the cooled wort too.
Gilly> this is totally murdering my unicorn blood boner

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #229 on: February 26, 2014, 03:42:16 PM »
I really need something like that.  Pooring scalding hot water into my mash tun is turning out to be dangerous business.  Added bonus of transferring the cooled wort too.

I have something like that... I still pour scalding hot water into my mash tun ;)

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #230 on: March 01, 2014, 10:54:49 PM »
Looks like Sour Blonde and IPA this weekend.

IPA never happened last weekend.  Doing a split batch tomorrow though.  Brewing Pale Ale wort and pitching half on the yeast cake for Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey and the other have will get ECY17 Burton Union.  A Belgian Pale Ale and a Pale Ale in loose theory.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #231 on: March 04, 2014, 09:01:19 AM »
Looks like Sour Blonde and IPA this weekend.

IPA never happened last weekend.  Doing a split batch tomorrow though.  Brewing Pale Ale wort and pitching half on the yeast cake for Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey and the other have will get ECY17 Burton Union.  A Belgian Pale Ale and a Pale Ale in loose theory.

That sounds awesome.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #232 on: March 04, 2014, 09:39:38 AM »
Looks like Sour Blonde and IPA this weekend.

IPA never happened last weekend.  Doing a split batch tomorrow though.  Brewing Pale Ale wort and pitching half on the yeast cake for Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey and the other have will get ECY17 Burton Union.  A Belgian Pale Ale and a Pale Ale in loose theory.

That sounds awesome.

I'm really looking forward to finding out how it goes.  I want to clear my kegerator so that these are both on tap at the same time so I can compare.  If I don't get that stuff drank, I might bottle them both.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #233 on: March 20, 2014, 03:09:00 PM »
In the process of brewing a Black IPA right now.  Also cleaning a couple kegs and transferring two brews to secondary.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #234 on: March 24, 2014, 04:47:57 PM »
Tasting the TTFest brewed Seamonkey Sour for the first time today.



Both are good.  Not puckering yet, but you can completely see where this is going.  I prefer the one fermented with Brett Lambicus.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #235 on: March 30, 2014, 09:30:46 AM »
Azacca IPA bubbling away in the basement.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #236 on: June 19, 2014, 09:44:13 PM »
I haven't brewed in quite a while.  I have all next weekend.  Just did hops inventory, and I'm definitely doing some hoppy shit.  5 gallons of lambic too.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #237 on: June 24, 2014, 01:41:38 PM »
I haven't brewed in quite a while.  I have all next weekend.  Just did hops inventory, and I'm definitely doing some hoppy shit.  5 gallons of lambic too.

What is your grain bill/mash schedule on your lambic?  I finally have enough fermenter space to dedicate a few for long-term aging.  I've almost finished the American Sour Beer book that just came out, and I am thinking about doing a turbid mash for mine, but I'm still looking for input from others as well.  I need to get some of the ECY stuff to put in for fermentation, but I have not seen what I want up in a while.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #238 on: June 24, 2014, 02:28:24 PM »
I haven't brewed in quite a while.  I have all next weekend.  Just did hops inventory, and I'm definitely doing some hoppy shit.  5 gallons of lambic too.

What is your grain bill/mash schedule on your lambic?  I finally have enough fermenter space to dedicate a few for long-term aging.  I've almost finished the American Sour Beer book that just came out, and I am thinking about doing a turbid mash for mine, but I'm still looking for input from others as well.  I need to get some of the ECY stuff to put in for fermentation, but I have not seen what I want up in a while.

Well, the only "lambic" I've done so far was the TTFest brew.  I'd have to go back and check what I have for mash, but it's not a turbid mash.  The other 10 gallons of sour I have going in the basement are off of Belgian Blonde malt bases (one started with trappist strain and the other straight BugFarm).

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #239 on: November 21, 2014, 07:45:49 PM »
Finally back at it.  10 gallons of Citra/Golden Promise SMASH Session IPA mashed in right now. :pickle:

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #240 on: December 02, 2014, 11:45:00 PM »
Looks like Sour Blonde and IPA this weekend.

IPA never happened last weekend.  Doing a split batch tomorrow though.  Brewing Pale Ale wort and pitching half on the yeast cake for Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey and the other have will get ECY17 Burton Union.  A Belgian Pale Ale and a Pale Ale in loose theory.

That sounds awesome.

Wow, just killed off the Belgian Pale Ale version and it was still awesome.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #241 on: December 02, 2014, 11:46:23 PM »
Finally back at it.  10 gallons of Citra/Golden Promise SMASH Session IPA mashed in right now. :pickle:

Still bubbling.  Hopefully will transfer this weekend and dry hop.

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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #242 on: December 02, 2014, 11:59:15 PM »
So whats next then?
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Re: Tip Top's Homebrewing Thread
« Reply #243 on: December 03, 2014, 12:54:39 AM »
So whats next then?

Rebrewing some wort to repitch on sour cakes.  IPAs and more IPAs.