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    ABOUT ME

  • I am me... Deal with it!
  • Photography,cheesemaking,beer mistress
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Paula Cartwright
  • Maroon 5, Pat Monahan, Weird Al
  • The Rock, Star Wars, Love Actually
  • Star Trek Voyager, Castle, Lost, Whose Line is it Anyway?
  • 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,
  • Secret for now...
  • Also secret....
  • All Secret....no cheating at name the beer game :)
  • Female
  • In a Relationship
  • Waukesha
  • WI

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  • Posted in thread: Whoppers Stout on 06-29-2015 at 06:17 PM
    So, I finally re-brewed this... Except I was in a hurry and went extract with it, which I have
    to admit is great.Here is the recipe. And the results...Chocolate Malted Milk Stout (5 gal
    batch)1 lb. Mi...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 06-29-2015 at 04:35 PM
    Newsman ~ If you have a carbonated cap you can try this. Take a small clean soda bottle and
    stuff it full of fresh (new) cinnamon sticks. Fill with vodka. Put your carbonator cap on and
    hit with aroun...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-26-2015 at 07:36 PM
    She mentioned "highly carbonate spring water".If the water has a high RA it's going to
    interfere with the pH drop of the mash.Hence the need for acidification.Correct. Sadly, my
    yeast accentuated the ...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-22-2015 at 11:34 PM
    1. Ferulic acid rest is 30 minutes. The minimum needed to see a large jump in Free Ferulic Acid
    to bump up 4VG. No it does not really acidify the mash. My ferulic acid rest sat at 5.76. Then
    after inf...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-22-2015 at 04:40 AM
    It's application time.... Yesterday I was a bad scientist. I brewed my Hefe again, but made 4
    changes! Agh too many! Just kidding. With all my prep for NHC I ran across old notes and some
    new realizat...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-16-2015 at 03:44 PM
    To answer a few questions...On the acetylaldehyde, I did not detect it, nor was it mentioned by
    any of the tasters. I did pull an early few bottles of the flat/open Hefe and send them to
    midwinter com...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-16-2015 at 02:24 AM
    The analysis came back a few days later and I spent many hours tracking down ester names,
    descriptions and threshold levels. The following slides show the differences in the two
    batches. The first sli...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 06-16-2015 at 01:50 AM
    So, I thought this tread could use a little update. I decided (was highly annoyed by my club
    leader) to submit a proposal to speak on at NHC 2015. I was accepted and spoke on the two
    experiments I chr...

  • Posted in thread: Whoppers Stout on 12-30-2014 at 04:36 AM
    I wish I had better news for you. But it ended up infected. One of my only infected batches
    ever. It was good when I first made it... not sure where the defect in my process came in. Good
    luck if you ...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 11-05-2014 at 08:02 PM
    Wow, There has been quite a bit of discussion on this while I was gone! Suffice it to say,
    perhaps the depth of the fermenter on a homebrew scale has less to do with the increased ester
    levels than th...

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