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04-22-2010

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    ABOUT ME

  • Multi-tasking geek type female who works in the tech industry. When I'm not working, I'm playing World of Warcraft, knitting while catching up on my favorite tv shows, yoga, cooking, blogging, or figuring out what the heck I want to brew next.
  • cooking,knitting,World of Warcraft,aquariums
  • tech nerd
  • Amy DeFalco
  • Seriously eclectic collection of stuff.. too numerous to list out here.
  • Movies that make you think, and movies that make you laugh.
  • Fringe, Burn Notice, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Mad Men
  • Close to 10 batches brewed at this point (now at it around 2 years) and I've learned to embrace the AG way of life. What got me into this in the first place? A "how to brew" introductory class and starter kit offered by a local HBS. I'm a beer geek - love well crafted brews particularly anything Belgian or Belgian-inspired. My best brews so far were the Belgian honey blond (brewed with the Unibroue strain yeast and a lb. of local honey) and a clone of Rogue's DG ale (Yooper's recipe). The dubbel I brewed last year was pretty funky for a long time, but after a year in the bottle it's turned out to be pretty tasty as well.
  • Belgian styles are my favorite, and I've brewed a few so far, but I would like to try my hand at brewing a good old fashioned pub bitter, and maybe a chocolate stout. I also recently picked up an ancient mini-fridge on craigslist that would be perfect for lagering - so anything goes at this point!
  • Empty (sad sad homebrewer)
  • Empty
  • Bink blond clone (a bitter Belgian blond)rnBelgian Blond (from the NB kit "Twisted Enkel")rnBelgian DubbelrnTribute to Rogue's "Dead Guy" alernBelgian honey blond (first AG brew)rnBelgian witrnCyserrnNut brown ale
  • Single
  • Schaumburg
  • IL

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  • Posted in thread: Best LHBS in NW or W suburbs? on 07-21-2012 at 02:21 AM
    So just as a followup to this thread...The Brew and Grow in Roselle is close to where I live,
    but I was totally spoiled by my previous HBS where you could measure out only the grains you
    needed, run t...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor brewing in summer on 07-20-2012 at 03:27 AM
    I've decided to brew smaller AG batches indoors for the time being as I really don't have a way
    to avoid hot sun + patio burner and I know that it would take forever to cool the thing down.
    It's just ...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor brewing in summer on 07-14-2012 at 05:24 PM
    yes. i usually start in the morning around 9 amHmmmm.... I suppose I could let the mash sit
    overnight (I've done that before) and sparge in the morning so I could start my boil early
    enough in the day...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor brewing in summer on 07-14-2012 at 05:16 PM
    Okay... I'm gonna sound like a whiney little brat but do you guys actually boil wort outdoors
    when it's over 90 degrees outside?I've been trying to schedule a brew day for the past month
    and every sin...

  • Posted in thread: Revvy's Belgian Blonde (Leffe Clone) on 06-29-2012 at 12:07 AM
    I'm finally going to get around to brewing this as soon as it friggin cools OFF here in the
    midwest (the thought of standing over an open kettle in 91 degree heat sorta freaks me
    out).Anyone try this ...

  • Posted in thread: Chicago water science. on 06-19-2012 at 02:55 AM
    ^^bump^^ I have city water, suburban Cook County (Schaumburg). Am going to start brewing again
    soon (as soon as it cools down a bit !) and was wondering if I need to treat for chloramines
    (my water re...

  • Posted in thread: Starting Homebrew Club in NW Suburbs on 06-12-2012 at 04:37 PM
    I'm going to try to make it out to the meet-up tonight. Sounds like fun.

  • Posted in thread: Best LHBS in NW or W suburbs? on 04-27-2012 at 03:39 AM
    Thanks for the sugestions guys! Can't wait for my life to get back to it's semi-normal state.
    I've been dying to start a sour .. and I'll actually have a garage in this new place so I'll
    have a place ...

  • Posted in thread: Best LHBS in NW or W suburbs? on 04-22-2012 at 08:21 PM
    I'm moving to Schaumburg in about a month, and hope to get right back into brewing. I tell ya,
    moving halfway across the country really puts a damper on what you can brew (not wanting to
    schlep full c...

  • Posted in thread: Starting Homebrew Club in NW Suburbs on 04-22-2012 at 08:10 PM
    Subscribing to thread.. I'm moving to Schaumburg in about a month!

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The sands of time were eroded by the river of constant change. ------------------------- Primary: Empty Secondary: Empty! an empty fermenter is a sad fermenter Bottled: Nut brown ale, Bink blond clone (she's a bitter Belgian!) Belgian Wit, several other tasty beers that have since been consumed! On deck: TBD
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