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Old 05-18-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Wisconsin looking for a mentor!

I have been homebrewing for a little over a year now. I started with a Mr. Beer kit that was given to me by my sister-in-law and I was hooked immediately! After my first batch I was looking for bigger and better. Now I am brewing bigger and better but not great, it's been hit and miss sometimes. I do have to Thank this forum for all the information it has produced and taught me (extremely helpful), without it I would still be brewing out of Mr. Beer, not that there's anything wrong with that.
I live in southeast Wisconsin and I am basically looking for someone in the area that can help fine tune my brewing or maybe provide a little insight as to some of the mistakes I might be making.
Thanks Again to all that post on this forum!

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Old 05-19-2007, 05:44 AM   #2
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See if there are any local Home Brew clubs. Your LHBS should point you in the right direction.

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Old 05-19-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Here's a list of home brew clubs:
http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/listings.asp

Stateline Brewing Society ID #: 000150362
435 E Grand Ave
Beloit, WI 53511 USA
608 368-1933
afriedl@charter.net
www.geocities.com/statelinebrewing/
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Boars Head Brewing Club ID #: 000148042
c/o Mr. Jeff Parish
Eau Claire, WI 54701-9132 USA
715-839-0555


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Chippewa Valley Better Beer Brewers ID #: 000148094
529 Hobart St
Eau Claire, WI 54703 USA
715 835-2604
bobs@bartechsol.com
http://www.bartechsol.com/cvbb
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Bidal Society Of Kenosha ID #: 000148032
3621 16th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140 USA
262-914-7810
brewercraig@juno.com
www.hbd.org/kbs
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Green Bay Rackers ID #: 000158531
1021 Juneau Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216 USA
920-388-2728
mconard@itol.com
www.rackers.org
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La Crosse Area Homebrewers ID #: 000168159

LaCrosse, WI 54602 USA
608-452-2950
lacrossehomebrew@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lacrossehomebrew/
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Madison Homebrewers & Tasters ID #: 000148205
PO Box 1365
Madison, WI 53701-1365 USA

greattaste@hbd.org
mhtg.org
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Manty Malters ID #: 000148208
1512 Jasmine
Manitowoc, WI 54220-2222 USA
414-684-6135


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Central Wisconsin Amateur Wine ID #: 000148090
c/o Mr. Ed Holt
Marshfield, WI 54449-5605 USA
715-384-9441


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Stout Brew Crew ID #: 000157979

Menomonie, WI 54751 USA

mishlerju@uwstout.edu

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Beer Barons of Milwaukee ID #: 000148024
PO Box 270012
Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA
414 529 9485
mrpivo@wi.rr.com
www.beerbarons.org
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Brewtown Brewmasters ID #: 000148066
818 E Chambers St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA
414 264 2337


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Milwaukee (Eastside) Brewers ID #: 000148217
1872 N Commerce St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA
414 372 8800
lakefrnt@csd.uwm.edu

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Appleton Libation Enthusiasts ID #: 000150181
c/o Byron Burrier
Neenah, WI 54956 USA
920 727-1152
thealeclub@att.net
home.new.rr.com/thealeclub/
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Oconto County Brew Club ID #: 000148236

Oconto Falls, WI 54154 USA
920 846 2692
wjreis@netnet.net

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Sheboygan Sudzzers ID #: 000148272
934 Superior Ave
Oostburg, WI 53070 USA
920-564-6023
lwwrehm@yahoo.com
www.sheboygansudzzers.org
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MOST ID #: 000148222
393 Lake Kegonsa Rd
Oregon, WI 53575 USA
608 345 MOST
most@microporousoxides.com

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Society of Oshkosh Brewers ID #: 000152532
2905 Universal St #10
Oshkosh, WI 54904 USA
920-236-9080
mengel@realsob.org
www.realsob.org
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Washington Heights Brewery Club ID #: 000150884
N48 W27671 Lynndale Ln
Pewaukee, WI 53072 USA

thx1138@execpc.com
www.washingtonheightsbrewery.com/
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Belle City Home Brewers and Vintners ID #: 000155821
234 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI 53403 USA
262-554-4994
frank_tylla@yahoo.com
www.bellecitybrew.org
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Central Wisconsin Draught Board ID #: 000152473

Stevens Point, WI 54481 USA
715 346-3753
jason.white@charter.net
www.cwdb.org
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Clüsterfück Brewing Corp of SE WI ID #: 000166412
1504 Alice St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 USA
262-227-3774
etimmel@hotmail.com

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CLUSTERSNUGGLE BREWING COOPERATIVE ID #: 000166474
1504 Alice St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 USA
262-227-3774
etimmel@hotmail.com

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Fleuchaus Brauhaus ID #: 000152894
3141 N. 106th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222 USA
414 607-0756
kfleuchaus@hotmail.com

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Wisconsin Vintners Association ID #: 000148317
c/o Mr. John Rauenbuehler
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217-4317 USA
414-964-2098

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Old 05-19-2007, 01:38 PM   #4
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Like Uhlee1 said, a local home brew club. I found mine online and posted a message to the group asking for an All Grain Mentor and that I wanted to help in their next brew session. I had several replies of folks brewing that weekend.

It changed my life. I truly learned a great deal and went home confident and ready to make the change to All Grain.

The result is beer better than most micros IMHO, but then again, I'm a bit biased about my own beer.

If you were in Austin, you could come by my place tomorrow for my inaugural 10 gallon batch of Haus Pale Ale. I'm working today to make room in the garage for my new freeze for cornies and the old freezer be comes the 3 bucket fermentation chamber for the hot Texas summer.

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Old 05-19-2007, 03:40 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RichBrewer
Here's a list of home brew clubs:
http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/listings.asp

Thanks for the list, Rich. You're not from WI, so you prolly don't know the local geography, so I took the liberty of eliminating the ones not from the SE portion of the state. As you can see, there's still quite a few, and more pop up all the time





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Bidal Society Of Kenosha ID #: 000148032
3621 16th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140 USA
262-914-7810
brewercraig@juno.com
www.hbd.org/kbs
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Beer Barons of Milwaukee ID #: 000148024
PO Box 270012
Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA
414 529 9485
mrpivo@wi.rr.com
www.beerbarons.org
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Brewtown Brewmasters ID #: 000148066
818 E Chambers St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA
414 264 2337


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Milwaukee (Eastside) Brewers ID #: 000148217
1872 N Commerce St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA
414 372 8800
lakefrnt@csd.uwm.edu

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Washington Heights Brewery Club ID #: 000150884
N48 W27671 Lynndale Ln
Pewaukee, WI 53072 USA

thx1138@execpc.com
www.washingtonheightsbrewery.com/
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Belle City Home Brewers and Vintners ID #: 000155821
234 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI 53403 USA
262-554-4994
frank_tylla@yahoo.com
www.bellecitybrew.org
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Clüsterfück Brewing Corp of SE WI ID #: 000166412
1504 Alice St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 USA
262-227-3774
etimmel@hotmail.com

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CLUSTERSNUGGLE BREWING COOPERATIVE ID #: 000166474
1504 Alice St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 USA
262-227-3774
etimmel@hotmail.com

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Fleuchaus Brauhaus ID #: 000152894
3141 N. 106th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222 USA
414 607-0756
kfleuchaus@hotmail.com
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[QUOTE=Bernie Brewer]Thanks for the list, Rich. You're not from WI, so you prolly don't know the local geography, so I took the liberty of eliminating the ones not from the SE portion of the state. As you can see, there's still quite a few, and more pop up all the time

Thanks Bernie Brewer.

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Old 05-21-2007, 03:24 AM   #7
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Wow!!!
As always thanks everyone great info!!
Also I entered my first homebrew competition just to see what it was like. I am waiting for the results but I'll keep everyone posted, as far as the results and my progress with the LHBS.
THANKS EVERYONE!!!!

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