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    ABOUT ME

  • 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

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  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-19-2014 at 05:09 AM
    I plated the two samples tonight. How soon should I expect to see growth?

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone dry hopped with el dorado? on 09-16-2014 at 10:53 PM
    1 oz in 5 gallons will not be overpoweringly candy-like, if you want to play it safe. My all-El
    Dorado amber (1 oz/3 gallons) scored a 39 and a 37 in two competitions, and none of the judge's
    tasting ...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone dry hopped with el dorado? on 09-14-2014 at 06:08 PM
    I used 1 oz for a three gallon batch. It was an amber, so I didn't want over the top aroma. For
    something like a pale or IPA I'd double that or go 1 oz/gallon.

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-13-2014 at 01:03 AM
    I've let the samples grow for two weeks, and I've tasted them both. Both samples definitely
    fermented and have white layers of yeast at the bottom.Jar 1: fruity, solventy, hot. Not very
    flocculant. If...

  • Posted in thread: Fruit Flies... Oh MY! on 09-12-2014 at 02:56 AM
    Brewing seems to be the best solution for me...I ferment in a chest freezer, and during active
    fermentation the CO2 just builds up in there. (I was leaning in once to retape the temp probe
    to the buck...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone dry hopped with el dorado? on 09-06-2014 at 04:24 AM
    Yes. Expect delicious aromas of tropical fruit!

  • Posted in thread: Glacier/ El Dorado combo?? on 09-05-2014 at 02:57 AM
    I absolutely love el dorado! I make a really good amber using all El Dorado. However, I know
    nothing about Glacier. El Dorado is a very unique hop. It produces cherry and melon flavors,
    not the typica...

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-03-2014 at 03:33 AM
    You mean visually smaller under a microscope? I may be able to get access to a microscope, if
    needed.

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-03-2014 at 03:03 AM
    I should be able to pressure cook the plates. I'm still concerned about being able to
    distinguish the yeast and bacteria on the plate. Pedio and yeast look the same, according to
    the plate images on g...

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-02-2014 at 07:49 PM
    Neat! I might have to get that.

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