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Offline BILLY BREW

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WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« on: December 06, 2020, 02:39:51 PM »
Can't drink fast enough.
So far 3 gal porter 7%
Then a 6gal imperial milk stout on that yeast cake 12.6%

Then a standard P6 gallon Pale Ale on that cake. (you gotta try that one, the flavor is out of this world with the remnants of the stout.

Next a 3 gal Bock 7.4%
Threw a 7 gallon dopple on that cake. 11.5%
Going to toss another dopple on that to make Eisbock Won't even know the % of this one

Then, I am gonna try a Maibock on that cake.
I need help drinking all this stuff, or COVID will be the least of my worries!
Anyone else making your homebrew supply shop happy? :o
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Re: WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 06:53:18 PM »
Just getting ready to cold crash my 27th five gallon batch of the year, and will likely be brewing a couple more before the new year. Mostly APAs and IPAs with a Best Bitter, a Cranapple Cider and a Cream Ale thrown into the mix.
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Re: WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 06:53:40 PM »
I thought I would have brewed more but actually my output has drastically declined compared to previous years. And now with winter fully set in my brew season is over.
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Re: WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 09:51:16 AM »
At first, I didn't brew. I brewed an American Light Lager in February, 1st then not again until April 9th when I brewed my Phoebe Pry Rye IPA.  Phoebe Pry (an anagram I came up with camping many years ago) has a lot of Citra, Cascade, Amarillo and Mosaic hops.

Then again July 11th when I brewed another variation Phoebe Pry Rye IPA of with out of favor hops (Northern Brewer) and also 50% Maris Otter.

Nothing until September 27th when I brewed a lighter version of Phoebe Pry (Pale) using no crystal malt. This was for my Disc Golf weekly players group. This batch was crisp and lighter coming in at 5.4% ABV. Hops were Centennial and Meridian with just cascade as a dry hop. No crystal malts, just light pale, maris otter munich and rye.

A month later on October 22nd, I brewed Phoebe Pry IPA again.  This time for the local Disc Golf Club fall league. I poured from a keg out the back of my car before and after my round. I wanted this to be a more approachable beer so I backed the IBU down to 63 and simplified the hop bill to Centennial, Cascade and Mosaic charged late boil as well as dry hop.

Most recently, on November 27th, I brewed an Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter. I'll be transfering this to a keg this week where I will add vanilla beans and bourbon.


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Re: WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2020, 11:27:24 AM »
Winter is for Lagerheads! Just transferring my 3rd in a series to secondary, a maibock.
Next session a triple of ales on 1056, starting with a ginger pale and ending with a barley wine. By the time I get to the barley wine, the yeast cake should be @ 4" thick on the bottom of my 6 gal. Should hold up to the high alcohol. This will be my 4 year doing this.
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Re: WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2020, 12:17:18 PM »
Just started a run of lagers last weekend with a Dunkel.  I will be brewing lagers until mid February since it is easier to run my fermentation refrigerator on the colder side while the basement is moderately cold.  I also repurpose my sauna into cold storage for lagering.
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Re: WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2020, 10:35:12 PM »
Started brewing in March, shortly after covid became a thing. Have done the following: 2 batches of pale ale, an American red IPA, a brown ale, a juicy IPA, a dark IPA, Scottish Wee Heavy, and I'll brew one more in 2020 along the lines of Stone Arrogant Bastard. All batches were 5 to 6.5 gallons, so I should hit about 45 gallons for 2020. I'll probably continue to brew about 1 batch per month, but I'm running out of places to put all the beer!

For next year I'm going to start trying to reuse the yeast for a second batch, add CO2 w/corny kegs, and buy in bulk and crush. I might also see if I can malt a bit of grain and plant some hops for the fun of it. What a great hobby!


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Re: WHO ELSE IS BREWIN UP A STORM DURING COVID?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2020, 05:53:16 AM »
KEVIN!
OVER?!? NOTHING IS OVER UNTIL WE SAY IT IS!!!! DID WE SAY IT WAS OVER WHEN THE... you know the rest
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