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    ABOUT ME

  • I am me... Deal with it!
  • Photography,cheesemaking,beer mistress
  • Nutrition Educator
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  • Harry Potter, Twilight series, Dan Brown novels, Meg Cabot novels
  • Beer Barons of Milwaukee
  • Started making cheese in August 2009. Thought about beer for a while. Bought the kit for my Boyfriend for Christmas 2010 and started our first brew early January. Immediately expanded from just the kit to a total of 2 plastic pail fermentors and 2 carboys, and a wort chiller. After an extract, a partial grain kit and a cider I went AG.
  • S'mores stout/SEB,
    Weizenbock,
    Bavarian Weiss,
    Honey Lager Light,
    Raspberry Lambic,
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  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 08-07-2014 at 05:56 PM
    Sorry if you allready posted it and i missed it but could you throw up a link to that info
    regarding fermentor shape and ester production please.Not a link, but the 2nd photo in the
    first post is the ...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 08-07-2014 at 04:46 AM
    Here are some photos from the transfer. Seriously easiest transfer I've had in a long time. I
    put the fermenter up on my freezer yesterday to let it settle before moving to keg. Yeast cake
    was well se...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 08-05-2014 at 02:48 PM
    If my new Refractometer is calibrated correctly and I can trust the online calculators for SG
    conversion from brix, I'm at final gravity. 1.003 or 1.004. I'll transfer to keg and take a
    hydrometer rea...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-31-2014 at 09:37 PM
    I don't know if it's the fact that it's truly open so much as the geometry of the fermenter.At
    this point I'd put money on the geometry over open factor. I've done a number of open
    fermentations, all ...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermenting wheat beer on 07-31-2014 at 04:17 PM
    My update on the saison. I left the fermenter open for about 18 hours. On Tuesday night I
    closed it as the krausen was starting to compact and I wanted the yeast to develop a nice CO2
    blanket over the...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-31-2014 at 03:36 PM
    My update on the saison. This morning the fermenter is sitting happily at 74 F, a nice
    temperature for a saison. The aroma is extremely estery, but in the best way. Krausen has
    started to fall, and c...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-31-2014 at 03:27 PM
    Awesome! Can't wait for the results... But do you think decoction is REALLY adding to your
    beer? I'm skeptical of that part. Many German breweries don't even decoct anymore.I question
    that as well, si...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-31-2014 at 03:04 PM
    For this saison, I wasn't ready to leave it fully open. It was cracked, but my basement is a
    typical basement and the wort needed a little protection from the elements, while still
    allowing for oxygen...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 07-31-2014 at 03:01 PM
    I know it's NOT really a coolship, but what else do you call a shallow flat open fermenter?Sent
    from my iPad using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Open fermenting wheat beer on 07-30-2014 at 02:56 AM
    Instead of a fish tank I went with a food safe air/water resistant sterilite 13.5 gallon bin.
    Looks to be working beautifully. This is a saison in there now. Next up my Hefe recipe.
    214359214360Sent f...

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