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Expo 2013 Homebrew thread

mertesnmertesn I am Bobby MillerYukon, OK Icrontian
edited Jun 2013 in Community
EPIC 2013 is just over four months away, which means it's time to prepare.

This past weekend I brewed up two batches which are now fermenting:

The first is a British-style mild brown ale with a starting gravity of 1.032. It's going to be a low alcohol beer, great for not getting smashed.

The second... I shall leave a mystery for now. Let's just say it will settle an argument.

These two batches will join two other brews already completed:
- An unusual Saison: dark, slightly sweet, moderate alcohol. It made an appearance at Expo 2012 and will return this year.
- Barleywine: This is from the same batch that showed up at ICOK 2012...It's been bottle aging all this time.

More varieties are planned. I'll update as they progress.
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Status
- Dark Saison: Bottled & Ready
- Barleywine: Bottled & Ready (Aging since September 2012)
- Mild Brown Ale: Bottled & Ready
- ?????: Bottled & Ready
- Honey-Ginger Saison: Bottled & Ready
- ????? #2: Bottled & Ready
- ????? #3: Bottled & Ready
- India Dark Ale: Secondary
- Modelo Dark Lager: Primary fermenter
- Farmhouse Biere de Table:
- Dundalk Irish Heavy:

Edit: Moved to Events thread
Edit 2: Added status for each batch in production
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Comments

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    THE SECOND IS GOING TO BE THE BEST.
    Canti
  • lmorchardlmorchard {web,mad,computer} scientist Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Oh, this reminder is a good excuse to get off my butt and brew again myself!
    mertesnmidga
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Another batch has gone to primary fermentation: This one is an attempt at a honey-ginger saison. It's pretty experimental; it's the first one where I wasn't following a proven recipe. Hopefully it'll turn out well. Should know right around ICSP...
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    I am excited for the Bobby Miller Lite Lager beer. I need something to hydrate with before I go jogging.
    UPSLynx
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited Feb 2013
    The brown ale is now bottled. The leftover bit that wasn't enough to fill a bottle was delicious.
    midga
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Moved the honey-ginger saison to secondary and sampled a bit while checking gravity. OMG.
    Something else went into the bottle today. :ninja:
    Another special brew has been assembled for tomorrow. Its contents will remain a mystery.
    Annes
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian

    I am excited for the Bobby Miller Lite Lager beer. I need something to hydrate with before I go jogging.

    OG 1002, FG 1001; .1% Alc by Volume.

    mertesnGnomeQueenUPSLynx
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Too bad I don't have the required cooling equipment to do lagers.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    mertesn said:

    Too bad I don't have the required cooling equipment to do lagers.

    Oh, but I do.... I do.

    GnomeQueen
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited Mar 2013
    The honey ginger saison is now in the bottle. There's always a little bit left that doesn't fill a bottle, and I always drink it because it's a sin to waste good beer.

    This may be my all-time favoritest beer that ever beered. It's definitely a recipe that will see another batch.

    Oh, and that second mystery brew is now fermenting.
    JBoogalooWagsFTW
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    mertesn said:

    The honey ginger saison is now in the bottle. There's always a little bit left that doesn't fill a bottle, and I always drink it because it's a sin to waste good beer.

    This may be my all-time favoritest beer that ever beered. It's definitely a recipe that will see another batch.

    Oh, and that second mystery brew is now fermenting.

    omfg honey ginger LORD MASTER I BEG FOR THE RIGHT TO LAP AT THE DREGS OF THIS BEER
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    mertesn said:

    The honey ginger saison is now in the bottle. There's always a little bit left that doesn't fill a bottle, and I always drink it because it's a sin to waste good beer.

    This may be my all-time favoritest beer that ever beered. It's definitely a recipe that will see another batch.

    Oh, and that second mystery brew is now fermenting.

    omfg honey ginger LORD MASTER I BEG FOR THE RIGHT TO LAP AT THE DREGS OF THIS BEER
    Hot? Yes, definitely hot.
    GnomeQueen
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Time for an update:

    The second mystery brew will be bottled this coming weekend. Despite its style being something I don't typically enjoy, this one is pretty good. A final special ingredient was added to the fermenter that should be a good complement to the style.

    The third mystery brew was brewed this weekend. It's a custom recipe with a starting gravity of 1.086. If it tastes as good as things smelled during the brewing process, it's gonna be good.
    JBoogaloo
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    May not be attending expo, but so badly want to taste these beers. They sound delicious.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    @mertesn's honey-ginger saison is delicious. TruFax.
    Annesmertesn
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    BuddyJ said:

    @mertesn's honey-ginger saison is delicious. TruFax.

    omg take all my money and my first born
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    There is a particular box of thing that I do love so much.
    mertesn
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    Are any of these gluten free for the lady wife?
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Nope. She's not particularly fond of beer. Cider and (sweet) wines are her thing.
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    Maybe I'll stop by Expo just to try some delicious beers. ;)
    GnomeQueen
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    mertesn said:

    (sweet) wines are her thing.

    I can attest to this, as I sat next to her at the Epic2012 wine tasting and consequently had to leave my car at the cafe that night.
    mertesn
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    mertesn said:

    (sweet) wines are her thing.

    I can attest to this, as I sat next to her at the Epic2012 wine tasting and consequently had to leave my car at the cafe that night.
    Totes had nothing to do with 6/7 people drinking 5 more bottles of wine.
    mertesnAlexDeGruven
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    Tushon said:

    mertesn said:

    (sweet) wines are her thing.

    I can attest to this, as I sat next to her at the Epic2012 wine tasting and consequently had to leave my car at the cafe that night.
    Totes had nothing to do with 6/7 people drinking 5 more bottles of wine.
    Nope. Absolutely nothing to do with the vertical tasting after the main tasting whatsoever. Entirely @purplemonkeygirl's fault.
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    I've seen this thread so many times, and I'm only now realizing it doesn't actually say "Expo 2013 Hebrew thread".

    AlexDeGruvenKoreish
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian
    Teramona said:

    I've seen this thread so many times, and I'm only now realizing it doesn't actually say "Expo 2013 Hebrew thread".

    So close.

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    TushonTeramonaAlexDeGruvenJBoogaloo
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    The three mystery batches are getting their own labels...
    UPSLynxGnomeQueen
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited Jun 2013
    Had to drop the last four batches off the Expo list. IRL stuff ate up all my brew time :( I'm bottling the Modelo and the India Dark Ale this week.
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    @mertesn if you weren't married I'd wife you solely based on your homebrewing skills :)
    mertesnThraxUPSLynx
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