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  • I'm originally from Marquette Michigan (Upper Penninsula). I left Marquette in September 2001 for the Army. I've been on active duty ever since and I am half way to retirement. I started brewing in December 2011 and haven't looked back!
  • Infantry Weapons Squad Leader
  • Jason Wester
  • Mythbusters, American Restoration
  • Hefweizen
  • Saison
  • Summer vacation has depleted my pipeline.
  • Cherry Wheat
  • Surly Cynic
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  • Fort Drum
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  • Posted in thread: Hot weather styles on 08-03-2012 at 03:53 AM
    It would be amazing if one of the yeast companies could find or make something like 1056 that
    would be nice and clean at 70-80F.Absolutely!

  • Posted in thread: 3724 and 3711 Saison Yeast on 08-03-2012 at 02:55 AM
    I brewed the same Saison from NB with 3724 on 21 JUL. I came home from a business trip today
    and took a 1.034 reading. After doing some research, it seems that this strain is slow moving.
    Its still bu...

  • Posted in thread: Hot weather styles on 08-02-2012 at 11:35 PM
    I live in northern New York but this summer has been very hot. My place stays around 75-80
    degrees during the day while I'm at work and have the A/C off. It gets to about 70 at night
    when I turn it on...

  • Posted in thread: Dandelions on 05-06-2012 at 04:40 AM
    As someone also struggling with dandelions in my yard, I'm assuming your plan is to brew up
    some dandelion goodness and then drink in the yard in full view of the survivors, resulting in
    a mass exodus...

  • Posted in thread: 2L vs 1L Yeast Starter on 05-06-2012 at 04:35 AM
    Thanks for the feedback, I've been away from this site for a while so I apologize for the delay
    in my response.I've upgraded to a larger flask. That should solve the problem.

  • Posted in thread: Dandelions on 05-06-2012 at 04:32 AM
    My yard is currently covered in dandelions. While searching for a good chemical weapon to use
    against them, I came across a website for Dandelion Beer. I searched around and found one
    recipe that seem...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck on 02-05-2012 at 07:59 AM
    Keep in mind that there is nothing inherently wrong with extract kits. Many great beers have
    been brewed using them. The key to kits is freshness, especially of any liquid malt extract. It
    does funny ...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck on 02-05-2012 at 07:56 AM
    If it were me (and it was, last weekend...), I would take one more measurement just to be sure.
    If still at 1.020 (I bet it will be, by the sounds), bottle it up. One theory that I have seen
    is that M...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck on 02-05-2012 at 07:01 AM
    I was feeling impatient and bought a Brown Ale kit from my LHBS 2 weeks ago. I didn't want to
    wait for mail order. It was a True Brew kit. They don't carry much in the way of beer kits,
    it's mainly a ...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck on 02-05-2012 at 06:50 AM
    From what I've read, rehydrating a dry yeast may or may not help, but a full blown starter
    usually isn't necessary because the cell count in a pack of dry yeast is so much higher than
    liquid yeasts.In...

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