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  • Brewing,Hunting,Motorcyles,Camping
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  • Joseph Michalek
  • Kuhnhenn Guild Of Brewers
  • I Got into homebrewing when I was 18 actually, I went on a camping trip and saw a mr. beer kit and thought I can do that... so I brewed wine (go figure) my first batch was about 1/16th of a 5gallon bucket mini roses, 3 oranges, 3lbs sugar and 5 peppercorns turned into a tea then fermented in the bucket (one gallon batch) using bread yest bought from meijer. I have yet to try it but I bottled it may 2012 exactly two years after brew day. Now I am up to five gallon batches, aging in oak barrels, and working with investors to open a nanobrewery in the metro detroit area. How the times have changed!
  • I am looking to get back into mead making and explore the braggot field but my future brews right now are alot of Gruit Style ales that I want to commercialize
  • Gaelic Dream (Irish Red base with 1oz mugwort instead of hops, 3gal batch)rnJPA (Joes Pale Ale... I had a 1.5 year old grain bag from either a red or scotch ale and 2oz hops so you put it all together and viola! I am scared of this one)
  • My Oak Barrel Is Empty :(
  • 1. Rose Wine 2. Blackberry Apple Wine 3. Buckwhet Mead 4. Vanilla Metheglin 5. Apple Cyser 6. Wildflower Mead 7. Blackberry/Cascade Melomel/Metheglin 8. Strawberry Blackberry Wine 9. Blackberry Rhubarb Wine 10. Hard Cider (Still) 11. Bourbon Oaked Irish Red Ale 12. Irish Red Ale
  • 1. Polish Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Do we need watch who we respond too? on 08-09-2012 at 02:13 AM
    I'm proud of you!Thank You! Now I'm into all grain, propane burners, and oak barrels! Good luck
    doing that as a minor unless your parent brews!

  • Posted in thread: Do we need watch who we respond too? on 08-09-2012 at 02:03 AM
    Not that I am promoting it but I am just barely 21. I started when I was 18 because making beer
    isn't like being a dumb drunk teen. It's science and experimentation and it's a pain in the
    butt unless ...

  • Posted in thread: Coriander "ham" flavor from previous batch? on 07-30-2012 at 04:54 PM
    One of my local microbreweries (Kuhnhenn) had the same tast with their witbier, it reminded me
    of summer sausage. Its most likely the corriander, I found it to be kind of pleasing to be
    honest, like d...

  • Posted in thread: Is it ok to brew beer if I don't have a beard ?? on 07-27-2012 at 02:22 PM
    I have seen numerous posts of brew days and noticed that even though only a small portion of
    the general population has beards it seems to be a mandate for home brewers ....... Any
    theories on this ?B...

  • Posted in thread: Burner, i just use a turkey fryer on 07-27-2012 at 02:16 PM
    Here is the route I would go BTU so you can do your small batches and get it up to boil quick,
    or do some larger batches and this thing almost sips propane for how big it is.

  • Posted in thread: Please help me name my brewery! on 07-27-2012 at 01:47 PM
    You cant just come up with a name like it was nothing, it needs meaning. I have been pondering
    this concept for several months now and still have not settled on something. When the time
    comes you will...

  • Posted in thread: Oak chips. What should i do? on 07-26-2012 at 12:59 PM
    I wet the oak cubes with tap water and then nuke (microwave) for a couple minutes. Once they
    are steaming I dump them right into the Bourbon I am going to use and allow them to soak for a
    week or two ...

  • Posted in thread: Accidental crash during 2nd day on 07-26-2012 at 12:50 PM
    Note that water additions are based on adjusting Poland Spring bottled water to the mineral
    profile from the Polish paper, so your additions may vary (and I didn't actually do the epsom
    salt or calciu...

  • Posted in thread: Boil Pot? on 07-25-2012 at 08:35 PM
    I am not sure how much turkey fryers are in your area but they average a good $55-65 which in
    reality is not all that much especially since youre getting 54,000 BTU (Give or take depending
    on the mode...

  • Posted in thread: Will some corn sugar in beer make it taste bad? on 07-25-2012 at 07:17 PM
    Youre beer is going to be fine, it may impact the body but in such a small amount that you
    probably wont notice. Youre just boosting the ABV

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    Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)
Quote: Originally Posted by unionrdr Exactly so. Don't try to "stretch" it.