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  • I started brewing young. In 11th grade, I was researching a paper on King Arthur, and found a website detailing the method to make mead. I was in love. Two of my friends joined in with me and we started brewing with a simple kit with 5 gallon glass carboys. When college came around, we went our separate ways, and brewing went on hiatus.rnrnNow, twelve years since I last brewed, I have finally gotten a house with a basement for brewing, and I am back in the saddle. My brother and I have our first batch in primary, and will bottle just after Labor Day.rnrnMy love of beer has done nothing but grow. Living in Michigan, the self-proclaimed "Great Beer State" has its advantages. With 92+ breweries in the state, and three very good brew stores within 20 miles, I am very lucky.rnrnLift a glass with me; I am thirsty.
  • - Caribou Slobber kitrn- Kolsch or Saison session beerrn- I have about 20 or so recipes created on Hopville right now...
  • 1. J.A.O.M. Variant - Blackberry Melomel (1g)
  • Nothing right now
  • 1. "Young Americans" Brewer's Best American Pale Ale kit with 1oz whole Crystal hops in dry hoprn2. Cider Mill Cyserrn3. Ugly Sweater Holiday Alern4. Powder Glade Wit
  • 1. Simple Hefeweizen
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  • Posted in thread: Brewers Best Milk Stout - Make it better & Knowledge on 10-21-2014 at 02:19 PM
    Q. Why the is chocolate always dark chocolate?Because the milk solids and other fats in the
    milk chocolate don't play well during fermentation and beer-making.

  • Posted in thread: Modifying pumpkin ale to a pumpkin pie ale on 10-15-2014 at 05:50 PM
    Add 4 ozs of Biscuit Malt to the steep? Not sure if you'd be able to get the crust flavor
    really easily with the pumpkin and spice.

  • Posted in thread: Recipe Feedback - 3 Northern Brewer Kits (SMASH Session, Irish Red, Nut Brown) on 10-15-2014 at 05:26 PM
    Does this mean 1/2 lb toasted oatmeal at steep and lactose (1/2 lb?) at 10min? What was the
    schedule for that stuff?

  • Posted in thread: Recipe Feedback - 3 Northern Brewer Kits (SMASH Session, Irish Red, Nut Brown) on 10-15-2014 at 01:05 PM
    Hey there everybody, can you help a fellow brewer out by checking on the kits I just ordered?
    Iíve been brewing for around 10-15 years off and on, and my brother has brewed with me 3 or 4
    times. I am ...

  • Posted in thread: Not sure if I can still hang out and post here... on 08-02-2013 at 05:41 PM
    The general consensus agrees with my opinion as well: Stay. If you are interested in the hobby
    and would like to remain as part of the community, you are welcome.Hell, someone with brewery
    work experi...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Fall Cinnamon Cider on 08-02-2013 at 03:20 PM
    I am planning on putting together a relatively simple sweet cinnamon cider to keg and tap
    through the fall/winter. I have come up with the following recipe:Primary and Secondary in 5
    gallon carboys to...

  • Posted in thread: Most annoying response when you tell someone you're a homebrewer? on 08-01-2013 at 04:40 PM
    My favorite response was from my sister-in-law, who is an engineer and also an instructor to
    educate other engineers:"What type of liquor do you add to it to make it alcoholic?"My natural
    response was...

  • Posted in thread: Keg in Basement - How Long Will It Last? on 08-01-2013 at 02:33 PM
    I have a ball lock keg in my basement that has a Summer Wheat inside. I did not yet have my
    kegerator built, and financial setbacks kept me from getting it set up for quite some time. I
    pressurized it...

  • Posted in thread: Beer trade on 01-27-2013 at 07:15 PM
    Tell him to shove itI have to agree. Regardless of the bottle, I wouldn't give up half of my

  • Posted in thread: How long does mead keep for? on 08-08-2012 at 05:11 PM
    Sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity. I've got a mead going now that I'd like to keep
    for a couple decades but I'm afraid I'll get thirsty before then. Does anyone know about laws
    regarding th...

Primary: 1. Blackberry JAOM Bottled: 1. Young Americans American Pale Ale - only 4 left! 2. Cider Mill Cyser - 20 left 3. Ugly Sweater Holiday Ale - 16 left 4. Powder Glade Wit - 6 left Kegged: 1. Dead Simple Hefeweizen