Central ADV Homebrewers

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by GSAnderson, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    First round for us went to bottle last night. Brewer's Best English Pale Ale. Four days in fermentation, three weeks in secondary, a few more weeks in the bottle and we'll know if it was worth the effort.

    None of the process was difficult, but it sure is a lot of fiddling around.

    Next up, Imperial Blond Ale....
  2. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    WHen/if you switch to kegs, it takes a lot of that irritation away :nod

    My Imperial IPA has been in 2ndary for about 3 weeks now. Gotta make time to clean some kegs and get a new siphon.
  3. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    The "fiddling around" comes down to repetition, and process. Once you get a few brews under your belt, it starts to flow much easier. The little stuff that you need to double check and think about, just happen. I highly recommend brewing some kits (or recipes) that are well reviewed. Northern Brewer, Midwest Supplies, Austin Homebrew Supply and HomeBrewTalk.com have some great recipes, that turn out well. I have only done one Brewers Best kit, and didn't like it... Hopefully yours turns out much better!!!


    I just kegged a couple new ones. Hop Head IIPA, Blackberry Wheat and Caramel Apple Cider. I also bottled Java Stout, and the last few bottles out of the kegs of Irish Red, Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig.

    I have a Rye Pale Ale that I want to brew next. :clap
  4. Apocalypse Cow

    Apocalypse Cow SHEEP LIE!!!!!

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    Four days in fermentation sounds little premature to go to the secondary so soon.
    Let us know how it turned out...




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  5. Apocalypse Cow

    Apocalypse Cow SHEEP LIE!!!!!

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    10th Annual UnderGround Home Brew Festival
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    CAMBRIDGE, WIS. – A family-oriented festival will feature Home Brew tasting and live music. Brewers will distribute samples of their beer, educate participants on the brewing process and promote home brewing as a hobby. <o:p></o:p>
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    The 10th Annual UnderGround Home Brew Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17<SUP>th</SUP>. This year the event will be near the bank of the Koshkonong Creek directly behind CamRock Café & Sport, only 20 minutes from Madison, WI. Home Brew tasting will be offered from 2 to 6 pm. Additional live music, sponsored by CamRock Café & Sport, will follow the tasting adjacent to CamRock Café & Sport’s locally-made flaming metal art.<o:p></o:p>
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    Home brew tasting proceeds support local not-for-profit entities and volunteer organization. All brewers generously donate their time, talents and beer for this event. <o:p></o:p>
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    Suggested donation to sample home brews: $20. Contact Chris Krueger, ckrueger@wisc.edu, of UnderGround Homebrew. Visit www.camrocksport.com for additional information on the venue.<o:p></o:p>
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    Recruiting Brewers and Sponsors:<o:p></o:p>
    UnderGround Home brew is recruiting brewers and sponsors up to the day of the event. The recruiting effort began in earnest on June 5, 2013 with the launch of their monthly (1<SUP>st</SUP> Wednesday of the month) UnderGround Home Brew night, hosted at the CamRock Café & Sport. <o:p></o:p>
  6. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    Planted 7 varieties of hops this year on a trellis structure, and on twine up a tree. Cascade is coming in good, and harvested my first bit of cascade hops. Should be great next year, but this year looking like only 3 oz per cascade plant, and one for others.

    Brewed up an english bitter recipe on Sunday, still bubbling away.
  7. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    Zoid shamed me into diving into all-grain. Here's the first piece of equipment.

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  8. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    That zoid....what a FF!! :lol3

    :clap
  9. zoid

    zoid Dirty Old Hippie

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    :lol3. :lol3 You people from up nort there ,eh, crack me up. Must be that extended cold weather that you endure.

    You'll love brewing all grain. Opens up a whole new world of recipes plus you have the added benefit of the added time it takes to brew a batch. More consumption of homebrew.

    If you have any problems or questions, fifthcircle is your man. In the short time he has been brewing, he has become the wizard of wort.

    Have fun!!!
  10. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    :rofl I fake it pretty good! :deal
  11. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    Picked up 3 lbs of lime, 3 oz nugget, and a packet of safale 4. Time for another smash ale. Getting the yeast going tomorrow, brewing a nugget pale ale on Sunday. Should be a great taste test with a similar cascade smash from April.

    sent from my perfectly sized do it all galaxy note
  12. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    3lbs of lime? I'm interested, but confused.

    I've been brewing the crap out of cider this summer since I have a kegerator set up now. Easy, tasty and cheap booze :)

    I need to think up a good harvest ale for my cascade hops though.
  13. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    I was in the local brew pub's homebrew competition this weekend. They had specifics for a flower ale or Saison. I did a Hibiscus Saison with 3724 yeast. Turned out quite good...but the winner had a similar beer that was a bit more clean, and less Saisony (yep, I just invented that term) since he used 3711 yeast. I wouldn't mind making another Hibiscus brew though. Adds a nice tart cranberry flavor, and a really cool red color.

    [​IMG]

    Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.
  14. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    Lme not lime. Wow. Damn autocorrect.

    sent from my perfectly sized do it all galaxy note
  15. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    I wondered WTF you were up to. :huh

    Sunday I brewed what may be my last extract batch before jumping into all-grain: An English IPA, 9+ lbs of malt and it calls for dry hopping in the secondary. This should be tasty.
  16. zoid

    zoid Dirty Old Hippie

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    Nine plus pounds of malt extract? Should be powerful also. :clap
  17. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    I posted a question in the "New Brewery" thread.

    In a nutshell, I want to upgrade my whole system from the cooler MLT, 10g BK; to a "system" with better efficiency, process, cleanup, consistancy, and bling! :evil

    Not opposed to building my own stand, but since I already have one Blichmann burner, I was thinking about purchasing the Top Tier system. Just not sure I want to go with a TALL system. If I build, I would copy the Ruby Street Brewing system. I would put in two Blichmann burners though :deal

    Thoughts? :ear
  18. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    HOLY CRAP, there's a Brewery thread? I should check out Shiny Things more.

    Oh, and you're gonna need at least a 15g kettle to go 10g batches.
  19. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    Yeah, I was going to use my 10g kettle as a HLT, and get new MT & BK :wink:
  20. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile

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    Sweet jesus. I did not think this would be a thread.

    The misses and I are avid iron butt riders, and home brewers.

    The misses works at Northern Brewer, so we usually have atleast two in primary at any given time.

    My preference is the imperial ipa, sours, saison, and the more eclectic.