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03-14-2011

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03-21-2013 6:08 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • I'm pretty new to beer in general, taste as well as crafting.

    My downfall was an amazing Oatmeal Stout... I fell in love with beer and I want to someday get to that level of amazing.

    Also, I'm a baker. Making beer is just my natural next step.
  • A particularly awesome Chocolate Raspberry Stout got me interested in beer in general. As it turns out, one of my friends was dating a guy who was a homebrewer. She bought me my first instructional book, and I took off from there.

    My first brew was a Muntons Pale Ale, very straight forward. My next was a partial extract, an Amber Wheat Ale. I attempted a Maple Porter, but I was disappointing with the results. I really think it was a recipe failure.

    Barkshack Gingermead is currently aging in my secondary, so I won't know the results of that one for a while.

    Next up is a Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, and I can't wait.
  • Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

    Cherries in the snow
  • Amber wheat ale (partial extract)
  • Barkshack Gingermead
  • Pale ale (kit)
    Amber Wheat Ale (partial extract)
    Maple Porter (partial extract)
  • Female
  • In a Relationship
  • Toronto
  • Ontario

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Energizer substitute Question on 10-19-2012 at 05:16 PM
    Hey All,Hope your meads are clearing and that explosions are at a minimum!My brother is coming
    by tonight to help me bottle a berry/rhubarb mead, so I have an empty carboy! I'm planning on
    starting up...

  • Posted in thread: Opinions on a mead on 10-03-2012 at 02:59 PM
    So if it's a nutrient thing, would I do alright by removing a bit, warming it up, stiring in
    some nutrient and readding to the must?So sorry guys, I've been researching up and down the
    internet but no...

  • Posted in thread: Opinions on a mead on 10-02-2012 at 09:19 PM
    Degassed and aerated until the damn thing exploded ;) Still have mead on my ceiling.I used Red
    Star champagne, as it's what I had on hand and I've had success with it in the past.I roused
    the yeast mu...

  • Posted in thread: Opinions on a mead on 10-02-2012 at 09:01 PM
    I'm 2 months into BigKahuna's Leap Year Mead and have a couple of hmmmms...2 months in, no
    airlock activity (has leveled out nicely) and has cleared beautifully. Tastes fantastic, has a
    slight hint of...

  • Posted in thread: Dilemma.... First Batch on 03-29-2012 at 12:10 AM
    I agree, I'd rather leave it in primary longer then bottle or transfer it to secondary.

  • Posted in thread: Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snout on 03-28-2012 at 12:59 PM
    This went into the primary last night, 1.080 hydrometer reading. Pitched at around midnight or
    so, and fermentation is giong quite well 7 hours later. I don't think I've ever seen
    fermentation kick in...

  • Posted in thread: Opened bucket on 03-26-2012 at 12:45 PM
    My primary bucket almost never bubbles through the airlock, but I haven't had a bad brew
    yet.Airlock bubbling is no indicator of fermentation activity, so don't worry too much about
    it. As long as you...

  • Posted in thread: What am i doing wrong on 03-24-2012 at 02:54 PM
    Thanks for the info guys. Here is more background...the beer is in the fermenter only 7 days.
    Have not used Irish Moss yet but that was suggested to me by my son. Actually this weekend I am
    at my brot...

  • Posted in thread: Tasted my first two brews on 03-24-2012 at 02:51 PM
    A Belgian dark strong ale and a Belgian dubbel. Been in bottles for month eachDid you keep
    notes on the recipes you used, your gravity readings, or your length of fermentation?

  • Posted in thread: Air Lock on secondary fermenter on 03-24-2012 at 02:49 PM
    Did you take 2 consequetive gravity readings over a three day period to determine fermentation
    was complete BEFORE you racked? There's no reason for any active fermentation in a
    secondary.Don't worry ...

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Primary: Amber Wheat Ale, Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Secondary: Barkshack Gingermead
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