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  • Posted in thread: Recipe Critique - IPA on 04-21-2014 at 12:03 PM
    I like it!I'd probably take that .5 oz simcoe at 60 minutes and move it to later in the boil
    and make all hops additions about one ounce except for the first 60 minute hop addition.Like
    this:.75 ounce...

  • Posted in thread: Breweries in Airports...Awesome!!! on 04-21-2014 at 01:58 AM
    So I just recently flew into Portland on my way back to Bend, and I saw they had a Laurelwood
    Brewing Co. in my terminal. I asked the bartender if he would fill a growler if I brought one.
    His answer ...

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts about a recipe idea on 04-21-2014 at 01:56 AM
    Okay, after poking around a little bit, I think if I switched the black patent out with carafa
    I could make a some sort of psuedo schwarz. What do you think?Yes, but I would still use some
    crystal mal...

  • Posted in thread: How does a Noob to All Grain learn the Grains? on 04-21-2014 at 01:49 AM
    There are a lot more than 4 base grains!You could spend a ton of time on trying them all.
    Basically, there are similarities between different "types"- like US two-row is relatively
    plain. UK varieties...

  • Posted in thread: Taking homebrewed beer on a plane on 04-21-2014 at 01:28 AM
    best is to not ask.wrap them up in carry on. done it lotsa times.Just careful if you are
    shipping them in the winter! - I lost a couple via Purolator in January because they froze
    solid. I've never ha...

  • Posted in thread: emergency recipe adjustment on 04-21-2014 at 01:19 AM
    Or, you could have kept what you had, and boiled 15 minutes longer and had 4.75 gallons or 4.5
    gallons and had the exact same OG that you wanted without burning up more propane. ( I didn't
    do that mat...

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts about a recipe idea on 04-21-2014 at 12:19 AM
    So, I want to make a dark beer, but not a porter or stout. Anyway, I mostly just wanted to do
    something simple but different and I thought some of you could give me some opinions on a
    recipe I thought...

  • Posted in thread: emergency recipe adjustment on 04-20-2014 at 10:56 PM
    personally i think you're wrecked. you have 2 # of cara to 11# of base when you probably wanted
    less than half as much. I think you'll end up with a sweeter version of what you anticitpated.
    nothing t...

  • Posted in thread: emergency recipe adjustment on 04-20-2014 at 09:38 PM
    Sparging more, in this context, increases the OG, once the excess water is boiled off. In cases
    when a lot of the sugars were extracted in the normal sparging process, further sparging might
    not help ...

  • Posted in thread: Taking homebrewed beer on a plane on 04-20-2014 at 09:13 PM
    You can do it without any issues at all. Just packed them well, as the luggage does get thrown
    around by handlers. I used some bubble wrap, and then wrapped that in my clothes to help
    cushion the bott...

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July 17, 2008  •  08:03 PM
Hey hotstuff, I created a Michigan club on this side of the ******....[url]http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Michigan_Mashers[/url]

Come be a member. (I don't know what it means yet...but at least it's a place for all the Michigan
folks to say hello!)

July 23, 2008  •  10:12 AM
Yooper makes the best Pfeffernussen this side of the Pecos...
October 25, 2008  •  05:24 PM
Hey! You ever been to Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire?
October 26, 2008  •  04:59 PM
It's way up near the top of the lower peninsula. Make a trip! Joe Short is an extreme brewer. Those beers are amazing. I guarantee you it'd be worth the drive. =)
November 4, 2008  •  05:52 PM
Does adding a person as a friend simply because they send you free homebrew through the mail make you shallow? I invite more members to send me free homebrew and we'll see who's shallow then!

OK, so I'm shallow! :D
December 28, 2008  •  10:56 AM
I like pie!
May 28, 2009  •  02:09 PM
Congratulations on having the Top Viewed Profile...by a landslide. That avatar of yours works wonders, now if only you could figure out how to profit from it... (insert evil laugh)
January 10, 2010  •  05:06 PM
Hope you head injury stays non-serious and gets better soon!
March 27, 2013  •  05:40 PM
send me some of your lawn mower brew recipes.
I am very intrested to try. thanks john in florida
January 22, 2014  •  04:06 PM
Hey Yooper,

I'm a newbie and want to make wine, beer, soda, etc. For right now I'm looking for someone who fills Co2 tanks (5 lb) in Marquette. So far the only place I've found is a welding shop in Escanaba. Any ideas? Thanks,
January 22, 2014  •  06:59 PM
@bboyyak1 I have no idea! Try sending a message via private message (PM) to brewerforlife. He is the brewmaster at the Vierling, and he works on c02 systems on the side. He'd probably know. I know a place in Iron Mountain, so
I know they are out there!
March 8, 2014  •  07:32 PM
Happy Birthday!