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09-29-2008

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09-28-2009 1:30 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Ypsilanti, MI
  • brewing-duh,reading,Java,video games,running
  • Lab Rat - I am a research scientist for University of Michigan
  • Cheryl
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  • Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
  • My husband's co-workers started brewing and got us hooked!!!

    Our first beer ever was a Belgian Wit kit and it was quick and easy.

    Next we moved to a part grain/part extract clone recipe for Hacker-Pshorr dark wheat. Very tasty!

    Then we did a clone Franziskaner hefeweissen that has a great hop profile and a nice redish color.

    Tried a couple of root beer and creme sodas from extract - pretty tasty but not very exciting.
  • 1. Mead (gonna have to hit the farmer's market this weekend)
    2. A Cyser mead
    3. A hard cider (mmm starting with a great cider from the local mill)
  • Maple Brown Ale (Tommyknocker clone recipe)
  • empty
  • In bottles right now is a combination recipe...we took the grains and malt of the dark wheat recipe we liked and used the hops of the hefeweissen recipe we tried. Tasted pretty good at bottling but we have another month before we will really know.
  • never kegged.
  • Female
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Best source for root beer extracts on 05-07-2009 at 08:23 PM
    Sprecher makes the best root beer extract we have ever done. It is a huge success with all our
    friends and family (cream soda is good too).(Note: must be kegged...not an option to yeast
    carb.)

  • Posted in thread: Cutting Hole in Magic Chef Freezer Lid on 04-06-2009 at 05:21 PM
    Just finished our freezer build last night with a 3 tap tower...We have the Holiday freezer
    from Lowes and couldn't remove the white cover without damage so we just cut a hole. I used a
    Dremel tool wi...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel apple cider on 11-04-2008 at 06:17 PM
    Not sure how this would work since I haven't done it personally yet but I got a stout recipe
    from a friend that uses caramel and chocolate flavorings in the recipe. They add the flavorings
    after ferme...

  • Posted in thread: Another First Timer, fearing failure! on 11-04-2008 at 05:44 PM
    Well, this evening we sanitized everything (with boiling water -- how do YOU sanitize?)...If
    you have some kind of LHBS you will really want to look into a chemical sanitizer like iodophor
    or san-star...

  • Posted in thread: First Cider - Smells Like rotten Eggs!!! HELP! on 11-04-2008 at 12:40 AM
    Thanks guys! I will check it again in a few days and see if it has lessened...mean time, no
    video games in the basement i guess LOL!!!(Nice mibrewer...I don't have a dog, but my first
    reaction was to ...

  • Posted in thread: First Cider - Smells Like rotten Eggs!!! HELP! on 11-03-2008 at 10:07 PM
    Okay I am starting my first hard cider and am having a slight problem...I got 5 gal of apple
    cider (no preservatives no pasteurization) from my local cider mill and put it in a 6.5 gal
    carboy (no camp...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Book on 10-02-2008 at 07:23 PM
    But are any of them any good?It's hard to tell from some of the online descriptions. I am
    really looking for something that will list a couple good recipes and outline some of the
    basics about how cid...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Book on 10-02-2008 at 06:57 PM
    I am sure this has been posted a billion times but...Is there a good hard cider making book out
    there???I have read Palmer for beer brewing and Schram for mead and was wondering if there is
    an equival...

  • Posted in thread: Hi from Michigan on 10-02-2008 at 06:12 PM
    We actually live in Ypsilanti Twp (Bemis/Whittaker Rd).I am really excited to see other local
    folks!Though we frequently go visit family in Macomb Twp and Coldwater!!!

  • Posted in thread: Hi from Michigan on 09-29-2008 at 04:00 PM
    Hi All! I started brewing less than a year ago with my husband and we are in Ann Arbor, MI.Our
    first beer was a belgian wit (kit extract beer) and we were hooked!We are now doing grains +
    extracts and...

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