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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 12-30-2014 at 03:36 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 07:02 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...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 09-15-2014 at 05:58 PM
    I did two attempts at the 260 this weekend per directions and using DAP both ended up being the
    consistency of half crystylized honey. Reading all 39 pages, I have three thoughts: 1, need to
    use more ...

  • Posted in thread: Open fermentation in a plastic DIY Coolship on 09-15-2014 at 05:44 PM
    Here's my final update on the Saison. I have not yet had time to brew my Hefe... But my
    basement is pretty close to optimal temp for a well controlled Hefe at 63-66F. I served the
    saison keg at Great...

  • 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...

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