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Offline cmbrougham

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Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« on: May 01, 2014, 07:26:36 PM »
I am! In fact, it'll be my first 10 gallon batch--and actually, it'll be my first two-batch day. Our loosely-organized, newly-christened homebrew club, the Up North Collaboration for Libation Exploration or UNCLE! is getting together to do 6 or 7 batches--we should be well in excess of a BBL brewed!

Another brewer and I are each going to mash a 5 gallon batch for the OG 1.100 Imperial Stout that is one of the official recipes from the AHA, which we'll do as a 10 gallon batch. I usually fly sparge, and he's a batch sparger, so we'll do a tun drain followed by a single batch sparge (I'm adding an extra pound or so of base malt to help account for lost efficiencies). Once that batch is on the fire, we'll do a second sparge for a 5 gallon small beer batch, probably something like a dry stout. I might do a small auxiliary mash on the side to help augment the gravity, but we'll see how we end up. It's a whole bunch of firsts for me: first 10 gallon batch, first double batch day, first really big beer (1.080 is probably as big as I've gone before), first partigyle, and maybe only by third or fourth batch sparge. Really looking forward to it! We've advertised in the community and even had a couple articles in the local paper, and I've heard a lot of interest from people. It's going to be a blast with all the kettles bubbling away!

Anyone else going to participate in some fashion?

Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 08:19:34 PM »
I'm not...our club is brewing in front of our lhbs...but I'm flying in from a trip and won't have the vehicle I need to transport my equipment...I'm also lacking the time...I'll drop by for an hour or so though
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Re: Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 09:16:53 AM »
I got a jump start. I'm doing a batch of Summer Ale today. We'll be out of town this weekend, so I'd be unavailable to participate.

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Re: Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 09:51:27 AM »
My hometown club is doing a big old fashioned batch. Can't remember what style we settled on but we will be using hot rocks for the boil and other various older techniques, i'm very excited!

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Re: Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 09:54:20 AM »
Wow, that sounds awesome! Steinbier, I think it's called...? Get some video of that!

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Re: Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 12:24:56 PM »
Turns out we did not get the method perfected in time for the Steinbier(could not get the rocks hot enough) so we did a batch of Altbier instead. It was a great brew day, hopefully by next year we can do the Stein!

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Re: Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 05:44:35 PM »
how far up north?

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Re: Anybody brewing on Big Brew day?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 06:58:31 PM »
how far up north?
Just a little south of the Mackinac Bridge.