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    ABOUT ME

  • Being Awesome
  • Dan
  • I always found our American history to be intriguing..American moonshiners past and present, the Whiskey Rebellion,the folly that was (and still is) Prohibition. I began to really enjoy local beers (Bells Beer in Comstock/Kalamazoo, MI) and at the same time began to garden and grow/can/pickle my own food. So, I thought, "If I can grow my own food, I can make my own beer." I actually made 5 gallons of hard cider as my first brew of choice, because it was fall and SW Michigan has many cider options available. It turned out very strong and too much of an astringent taste, but that didn't stop me from enjoying every last damn drop!
  • Edwort's Apfelwein, or hard cider using Nottingham yeast, Some sort of Brown Ale, preferably a Bell's Brown Ale clone
  • Skeeter Pee
  • Margarita Wine (all lime version of Skeeter Pee)
  • various hard ciders and beers, a few wines
  • I have a keg now, but have yet to use it. That needs to change soon
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  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 12-23-2014 at 05:26 PM
    Just bottled 5 gallons yesterday. I sweetened with a homemade mint simple syrup. With 4
    bottles, I added a small amount of cherry pie filling, and 3 bottles with blueberry pie
    filling. Those definitel...

  • Posted in thread: Limeade (margarita wine) on 12-23-2014 at 05:23 PM
    Sounds good. I finally bottled mine a week ago... better late than never! ...and I'm the one
    that started this damn thread haha ;-)

  • Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 12-08-2014 at 12:20 PM
    I made an extract version of this today. Pretty excited about it. Sent from my iPhone using
    Home BrewWhat's your recipe?

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 11-29-2014 at 02:45 PM
    Another update: everyone that tried my wine loved it. The ones that braved the sulfur smell of
    the cider thought it "tasted amazing." I'll definitely be making both again.

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 11-27-2014 at 01:18 PM
    It turned out pretty damn good actually. I kept a mason jar's worth of the wine dry and
    sweetened the rest with 1-1/2 cups of apple juice. Both versions are very drinkable. It's not
    the best wine I've...

  • Posted in thread: Cider smells... on 11-25-2014 at 12:51 AM
    Visit some recycling centers. You'll find plenty of free 1 gallon or 4 liter glass jugs. That's
    how I started compiling my cache of tester jugs for cider and wine experiments.

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 11-24-2014 at 02:09 PM
    Well my impatience got the best of me on this one. Fermentation restarted, but fortunately this
    isn't one I planned on aging or bottling anyway. I don't want to add anymore metabisulfite or
    sorbate ei...

  • Posted in thread: How much Red Star? on 11-21-2014 at 12:17 PM
    I've actually had an open package of yeast last over a year and they were still alive. Maybe
    they were just some strong SOB's? But yeah I try to use those up first anyway so I get my $0.50
    worth €...

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 11-21-2014 at 12:14 PM
    I poured it off the lees (although it was still cloudy so I'm sure there will be more) and I
    shook it to mix in the sorbate and metabisulfite. I actually had no idea campden and
    metabisulfite are the ...

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 11-20-2014 at 11:59 PM
    Edit: I wrote out a long update just to be told "you do not have permissions to access this
    page." Now I have to type it all over again (on a phone, not on a PC). Anyway, here
    goes:Gravity: .992Temp: ...

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