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  • If I ever win the lottery, it's goodbye grad school and hello to opening my own brewery.
  • Brewing,painting,soccer
  • Graduate student
  • Arizona Society of Homebrewers
  • One of my friends from college brewed, and my dad used to brew as well when I was a kid. I decided to give it a try after tasting my friend's pale ale, which was pretty amazing. My first homebrew was a dunkelweizen kit. It turned out great! I then tried a pale ale kit before finding a partial mash wheat beer recipe online. There was one problem, however: every beer I made with extract had a similar flavor. There was this toasty flavor in the background which we attributed to the DME. It was then that I tried an all-grain IPA recipe from Popular Mechanics, of all places. It was my best beer so far! I have never gone back to extracts ever again. Since that IPA, I have altered and adapted the recipe 3 or 4 times to make something that was truly my own. I have also made an all-grain trippel and a Belgian pale. I now re-use my yeast to save money and make my beer more efficient. Home brewing has changed my life, how I think about beer, and is probably my favorite hobby so far.
  • Female
  • In a Relationship
  • Living in a van
  • Down by the river


  • Posted in thread: Tis' The Saison - Spiced Raspberry Ale on 04-14-2015 at 05:08 AM
    Looks great! Glad it turned out well for you :)

  • Posted in thread: Your three favorite hops for an IPA on 03-12-2015 at 05:17 AM
    Mosaic, Simcoe, cascade.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone brew 5 gallon batches on your kitchen stove? on 03-10-2015 at 01:51 AM
    I have a small gas stove and use a heat stick to achieve a rolling boil. I do 5 gallon batches
    and usually start with 7 gallons of preboil volume.

  • Posted in thread: Kriek Lambic question on 02-26-2015 at 12:09 AM
    Okay, I'll look into those suppliers instead, and leave out US-05.

  • Posted in thread: Kriek Lambic question on 02-25-2015 at 11:51 PM
    I have a 5 gallon glass carboy. I was planning on doing a normal month-long primary at
    65˚F, bulk age, rack on to cherries, and bulk age some more. I want to use a combination
    of US-05 and Wyeast...

  • Posted in thread: Kriek Lambic question on 02-25-2015 at 08:53 PM
    I want to make a traditional kriek, and I am aware that these can take up to 3 years to mature.
    However, I can't dedicate my fermentation chamber for that entire time. Would it get
    undrinkably funky/s...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing Needs a Woman's Touch on 02-20-2015 at 01:27 PM
    I have not experienced any sexism on HBT. I agree with Yooper, that most of us probably don't
    care what gender everyone is. It's not always obvious, and you'd have to bother going to
    everyone's profil...

  • Posted in thread: Crystal hops on 01-10-2015 at 10:59 PM
    Crystal hops impart spicy flavors. I used them in a pumpkin ale that turned out great. I would
    use them in an amber, or maybe a spiced belgian ale.

  • Posted in thread: What's your occupation: Engineer or Non-Engineer on 01-09-2015 at 01:42 PM
    Chemistry grad student, for now. I actually started out as a chemical engineering major, but
    switched when I found out how little chemistry we were actually doing. It just bored me to

  • Posted in thread: Water Vending Machines on 01-09-2015 at 03:32 AM
    I have never gotten a sample tested, but I do treat it as a blank slate...sort of. I measured
    the ph, and found it was around 6.5. I recommend at least measuring the ph. I always use that
    water for br...

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