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  • David Gibb
  • AHA, Sons of Liberty Homebrew Club
  • 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. Twelve years since I last brewed, in 2011, I finally have a house with a basement for brewing, and I am back in the saddle. Living in Michigan, the self-proclaimed "Great Beer State" has its advantages. With 150+ breweries in the state, and three very good brew stores within 20 miles, I am very lucky. Lift a glass with me; I am thirsty.
  • 1. Simple Cinnamon Hard Cider
  • Nothing right now
  • 1. SMASH (Simcoe/Pils) 2. Irish Red 3. Nut Brown Ale 4. Cider Mill Cyser 5. JAOM Blackberry Mead
  • Nothing right now
  • Male
  • Married
  • Livonia
  • MI


  • Posted in thread: Brewing on a budget on 03-12-2015 at 07:56 PM
    1. Until you have enough gear to support a pipeline, you don't have to worry about brewing on a
    weekly basis. I don't know that I could drink that quickly anyway...2. Yes, you can brew small
    1 gallon ...

  • Posted in thread: Stupid question about Juice. on 03-12-2015 at 05:20 PM
    I made cider from Indian Summer with absolutely no issue other than taking longer than normal
    to get going. The vial of yeast was old, and I attributed it to that. It had steady tiny
    bubbles for about...

  • Posted in thread: Fellow (future?) MI peeps on 03-11-2015 at 05:24 PM
    I am from Livonia, myself.I was born in Detroit, and have lived in Livonia, Belleville,
    Ypsilanti, Westland, Canton, and Royal Oak.I am a homeowner in Livonia, and my neighborhood (5
    mile and Farmingt...

  • Posted in thread: Conversion from 1 to 2 taps on 03-09-2015 at 02:31 PM
    All right then. Thanks to both of you for quick responses. I am doing a bit of birthday
    shopping for myself (tomorrow), and I think I will look at upgrading my tower now and regulator
    later! I found a...

  • Posted in thread: Conversion from 1 to 2 taps on 03-09-2015 at 02:00 PM
    Hey there,I'm on a pretty tight budget with 1 kid in day care and another due to arrive in May,
    but I wanted to upgrade my kegerator from 1 tap to 2 (draft tower). Looking at what I would
    need, I see ...

  • Posted in thread: Pickled eggs--recipe? on 03-06-2015 at 01:52 PM
    Does this need a blow-off??? :DNo... but you will after you eat them!

  • Posted in thread: Things the SWMBO says....... on 02-16-2015 at 01:32 PM
    I thought they cant drink while still breast feeding. Dont have kids so idk but i thought i
    heard that somewhere.Not in large quantities, no. She can have a small glass right after she
    finishes feedin...

  • Posted in thread: Things the SWMBO says....... on 02-09-2015 at 02:34 PM
    My wife is certainly NOT a beer drinker. The only one she has come close to enjoying is
    Lindeman Framboise. The cloying sweet raspberry lambic did enough to "hide that beer flavor"
    she hates. I've tri...

  • Posted in thread: I need to name my son.. any suggestions? on 02-03-2015 at 06:36 PM
    GothamDangit, that's what I was going to suggest. That gives your wife license to roll over in
    the middle of the night when the baby's crying and say "Honey, Gotham needs you" and you will
    spring in t...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Soda Extract? on 01-22-2015 at 07:33 PM
    Call me ignorant, but do you use whole cones or pellets? I could do with making a hop tea and
    sugar, then turning that in to a syrup to use with my Sodastream...

Primary: 1. Simple Cinnamon Hard Cider Bottled: 1. SMASH (Simcoe/Pils) Session Pale, 2. Nut Brown Ale, 3. Irish Red, 4. Blackberry JAOM, 5.Cider Mill Cyser Kegged: 1. Alas, nothing currently

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