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  • Tallahassee, FL
  • I'm a biology PhD student studying Hepatitis C. Hopefully come December I will have my PhD. Besides science I love cooking/baking and now getting into brewing.
  • Cooking,baking,crafts
  • Grad Student
  • Rachael
  • rock, hardcore, indie
  • My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Bride
  • Good Eats, Bones
  • I love making food from scratch and I love drinking fermented beverages so getting into home brewing was really just a matter of time. Started with soda from Good Eats, then I saw a blog with a balloon on top of an apple juice bottle and I had to check this stuff out. First thing I brewed was a spiced cider (which was a little funky due to being overspiced I'm told). Now I'm getting into wines and more cider since they seem simpler to get set up. Sometime soon I will move to beer.
  • Welch's white grape peach, some sort of mead
  • Apple cider
  • blackberry wine, (white) muscadine wine
  • Summer Cider, welch's wine
  • Female
  • Single


  • Posted in thread: Mint Julep Beer? on 02-28-2013 at 08:53 PM
    Here's my recipe from last year: Derby Day Ale- Mint Julep 3.50 American Six-row Pale 3.00
    Flaked Corn0.25 Black Patent 0.50 American Crystal 120L 1.00 Flaked Rye 3.00 Light Malt Extract
    Syrup 1 oz Pe...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry wine yeast on 05-23-2012 at 05:19 PM
    I would go with the 71B-1122. I think it would go better with the flavor profile and not dry
    out the wine as much.

  • Posted in thread: Ministry and beer on 04-05-2012 at 05:31 PM
    I didn't read through the whole thread yet so forgive me if this has already been posted.
    There's a funny post over on Stuff Christians like about this subject and how to find out if
    other Christians ...

  • Posted in thread: Mint Julep Beer? on 04-05-2012 at 05:10 PM
    I made a partial mash Kentucky Common that was based on Revvy's recipe but upped the grain bill
    in hopes the bourbon won't overwhelm it. Also I used perle hops since some descriptions say it
    has some ...

  • Posted in thread: Ministry and beer on 04-04-2012 at 06:52 PM
    The bible study I'm in sometimes meets at a bar that has all craft beer and we occasionally
    host events there to collect supplies for the homeless shelter. I was pleasantly surprised that
    my church wo...

  • Posted in thread: No bubbles, HELP! on 03-28-2012 at 04:21 PM
    People get confused about bacteria in honey because honey can sit forever and no bacteria
    grows. That's because there is too much sugar and the osmotic pressure it too high. Same reason
    syrups and jam...

  • Posted in thread: No bubbles, HELP! on 03-21-2012 at 03:28 PM
    Wine and mead tend to just look like champagne while fermenting...there will just be small
    bubbles rising, not like beer. If it's really going some bubbles might build up.

  • Posted in thread: Sulfur tasting mead on 03-19-2012 at 02:47 PM
    I thought I'd post an update even though the thread is quite old. I splash-racked, added more
    honey to make up for my initial mis-reading of the recipe, and bottles after 6 months. A little
    over a yea...

  • Posted in thread: Mint Julep Beer? on 03-16-2012 at 02:43 PM
    Thanks. I think I will try working with that recipe, upping the OG and carmel malt a bit. I
    might try some of the "minty" hops and then before secondary see how it tastes with a little
    bourbon and/or ...

  • Posted in thread: Mint Julep Beer? on 03-13-2012 at 06:17 PM
    So I was thinking of brewing a beer for a Derby party and of course Mint Juleps crossed my
    mind. I'm not sure how well mint would go with beer. I saw a few recipes for mint stout but I'd
    be interested...