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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-15-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By billym99
In a 5 gallon batch 1.1lbs of honey post boil...

In a 5 gallon batch 1.1lbs of honey post boil would add 7-8 points. 1.047 to 1.008 would be around 5.1% ABV.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-13-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By billym99
I enjoyed a glass of this at the Holy Hound in...

I enjoyed a glass of this at the Holy Hound in York, PA last weekend. I'm a big fan of all Ayinger brau, this was very enjoyable.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-13-2014, 08:21 PM
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Posted By billym99
Just finished shoveling out of 15" of snow. ...

Just finished shoveling out of 15" of snow. Enjoying a Boh Pils I brewed in October.
Forum: Dark Lager 02-10-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By billym99
Davi, I stepped mashed it this time around. ...

Davi,

I stepped mashed it this time around. I mashed in @ 147 and held for 50 minutes, then went up to 158 (infusion) and held for an additional 35. I got the idea for this step mash from Kai's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By billym99
If you were 1.062 @ 6.75 gallons, after a 1.5...

If you were 1.062 @ 6.75 gallons, after a 1.5 gallon boil off you would be around 1.079/1.080
Forum: Dark Lager 02-10-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By billym99
I brewed something very close to this back in...

I brewed something very close to this back in September. I dropped the chocolate + crystal and only used carafa II special. I went about 84% munich, 13% pils, 2% carafa. Fermented with WLP 860...
Forum: Introductions 09-19-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By billym99
Welcome! If you get a chance and want a nice...

Welcome!

If you get a chance and want a nice drive down I-83 do yourself a favor and visit Gunpowder Falls Brewing in New Freedom, PA. GFB is a small upstart by a gentleman named Martin Virga who...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 09-17-2013, 04:36 AM
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Posted By billym99
About the last draw from a keg of Maibock. ...

About the last draw from a keg of Maibock.

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Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-19-2013, 04:36 PM
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Posted By billym99
Made a batch this weekend, thanks for the recipe!...

Made a batch this weekend, thanks for the recipe! Pretty much used exactly what you have although I used Northern Brewer for bittering, and only 9lbs of 2-row. Cooked the pumpkin for about 60...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2013, 09:08 PM
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Posted By billym99
18546.5 + 5gal Kolsch ___________ 18551.5

18546.5
+ 5gal Kolsch
___________

18551.5
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By billym99
Yes, you'll be fine. Many people have success...

Yes, you'll be fine. Many people have success using the same process you describe, and adding more to clear like gelatin finings and such, still leaving enough yeast to carbonate.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2013, 09:29 PM
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Posted By billym99
14,708 +5gal Maibock +5gal APA +5gal Marzen...

14,708
+5gal Maibock
+5gal APA
+5gal Marzen
+5gal Altbier
______________
14,728
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By billym99
No need to add wort. Put your starter in the...

No need to add wort. Put your starter in the fridge the night before brew day, remove about the time you start your brew session, decant and place on counter to warm up while your brewing. This is...
Forum: For Sale 03-08-2013, 03:07 AM
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Pennsylvania Temperature Controller
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Posted By billym99
Sold! Thanks Norie!!

Sold! Thanks Norie!!
Forum: For Sale 03-08-2013, 02:31 AM
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Pennsylvania Temperature Controller
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Posted By billym99
Temperature Controller

This is one of the "ebay temp controllers". I purchased two but will only be using one since I mistakenly bought two single stages. FYI, it's a single stage so you can only set it to cool OR heat,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By billym99
IMO, you're already well in to making this beer. ...

IMO, you're already well in to making this beer. I would pitch yeast at a decent temp and let it run its course. Obviously it will not come out the way it was intended but that doesn't mean it'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 09:56 PM
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Posted By billym99
It's possible that you when you topped off with...

It's possible that you when you topped off with water and took a sample it was not mixed well, giving you a less diluted sample to take a gravity reading of. Either this or you were too drunk to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By billym99
you sure about that OG? I punched 8 pounds of...

you sure about that OG? I punched 8 pounds of wheat LME and 1 pound pale LME into Beersmith and it estimates a 1.059 OG for 5.5 gallons... you would gain some points with the 1# of Vienna Malt in...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 02-20-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By billym99
That's a good looking beer, incredibly clear. I...

That's a good looking beer, incredibly clear. I have gelatin finings in the fridge but failed to put them in this batch.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-20-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By billym99
After you pour do you see any bubbles coming from...

After you pour do you see any bubbles coming from the ball lock at the keg? I dealt with this, didn't have enough pressure on my lines as day_trippr noted in the previous post. I swapped out my 5'...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-14-2013, 01:25 AM
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Views: 275
Posted By billym99
I just fermented my first lager two months ago. ...

I just fermented my first lager two months ago. I used WLP838 (1L starter)... very slow and "calm" fermentation, nothing like ales I have done. 1.048 OG down to 1.016 in about three weeks, not too...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 02-11-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 76,672
Posted By billym99
Wanted to post my results with this recipe. ...

Wanted to post my results with this recipe. First, it's been awhile since I've brewed, between family and a couple of moves and job changes it's been a crazy year. This is the second brew that got...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By billym99
Question about CO2 leak

Hey guys,

I've developed a leak in my keg system. I'm 99.9% sure my kegs are not leaking, one is a commercial the other is a homebrew Cornelius. To verify, I put both kegs to 20lbs, closed both...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By billym99
Makes sense, and yes, the recipe uses primarily...

Makes sense, and yes, the recipe uses primarily late addition extract. It's still marked late addition for PM, but I'm assuming Beersmith ignores this.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By billym99
The gravity's are different, extract is lower and...

The gravity's are different, extract is lower and i'm assuming that is because of the difference between mashing and steeping the grains that are included in the bill, mashing of course extract more...
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