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  • Brewing, traveling, hunting, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and camping are some of my obsessions.
  • brewing,winemaking,hockey,hunting,fishing,camping,reading,travel
  • Lorena
  • Alternative, hard rock, classic rock, well anything!
  • Classics, or comedies.
  • Way too many to list- classics, trash, mysteries, non-fiction, everything
  • I started with wine but realized it takes forever. So I started making beer with extract kits and gradually went to all-grain. I've become quite a beer lover!
  • Open to suggestions!
  • Chianti; pinot grigio; catawba grape wine; tannat/merlot; apple wine; crabapple wine; dandelion wine; rhubarb wine; concord grape wine; zinfindel; sauvignon blanc; pinot noir; native grape wine; oaked chokecherry wine, and a LOT more!
  • Too much to mention, but if you come over I'll pour you one!
  • Female
  • Married
  • UP of Michigan
  • Winter Texan


  • Posted in thread: Why am i gettinf spammed asking to give this site money ? on 06-01-2016 at 03:05 AM
    OK, but I just used the word conspiracy. It's a lot older. But I like the way you think. In
    fact, I think we have a place for you in our organization.Oooh, please tell me that he's my new
    assistant br...

  • Posted in thread: Why am i gettinf spammed asking to give this site money ? on 06-01-2016 at 02:39 AM
    No those who choose to support this "free to use" site enjoy the site being here and are
    appreciative of the knowledge and information shared within and are willingly happy to part
    with money to help ...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Line Length Balancing Question on 05-31-2016 at 09:36 PM
    Wait... Do I need 15-20' of tubing for gas, liquid or both?3/16" beverage tubing for the
    serving lines, the beer line. For gas, it doesn't matter. It just has to be long enough for you
    to be able to p...

  • Posted in thread: Why is my beer stopping so fast on 05-31-2016 at 09:30 PM
    With almost all of my beers, fermentation lasts up to 5 days but the vast majority is over by
    day 3. Warmer temperatures accelerate the fermentation process, but not for the better, and
    I've seen a ve...

  • Posted in thread: first-timer questions: airlock, post-ferment temperature, degassing on 05-31-2016 at 01:44 PM
    Kits have specific instructions about degassing and things- degassing is not normally done in
    non-kit wines.The temperature you have is ok and should work fine for your kit. After degassing
    and toppin...

  • Posted in thread: Clearing temperature and CO2 on 05-31-2016 at 01:41 PM
    Mismost, thansk for your reply.I did rack it when the fermentation had completed. Since than it
    has dropped some more sediment from which I will rack again in a few weeks. And I'll move it to
    the cool...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Line Length Balancing Question on 05-31-2016 at 12:05 PM
    Thanks for the mental kick day_trippr! I needed that. Had a brain fart. Was thinking volume and
    not time. Duh.Educate me a bit here if you would. I'll give you my disclaimer upfront before I
    do the re...

  • Posted in thread: Unconventional hops growing on 05-30-2016 at 12:16 PM
    I have hops everywhere. My cascade goes up an archway trellis, about 6 feet tall right in my
    yard by my little fish pond, and my chinook covers my greenhouse (it's empty in the summer). My

  • Posted in thread: D-Rest Guideline on 05-29-2016 at 01:02 PM
    Trying to get more scientific with my process...I usually just wait 2ish weeks and my lager is
    "near" final gravity to raise the temp up for a D-rest. How many points before FG is ideal for
    the start ...

  • Posted in thread: Can I do it? Measure carbonation level in a keg that is using yeast to carbonate. on 05-29-2016 at 12:23 PM
    You can use a spunding valve to see the carbonation level- but you'd have to sterile filter
    (with a .5 micron filter I think) to remove yeast since it's microscopic. Also, the filtering
    of a carbonate...

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July 18, 2008  •  01:03 AM
Hey hotstuff, I created a Michigan club on this side of the ******....http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Michigan_Mashers

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  •  03:12 PM
Yooper makes the best Pfeffernussen this side of the Pecos...
October 25, 2008  •  10:24 PM
Hey! You ever been to Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire?
October 26, 2008  •  09:59 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  •  11:52 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  •  04:56 PM
I like pie!
May 28, 2009  •  07:09 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  •  11:06 PM
Hope you head injury stays non-serious and gets better soon!
March 27, 2013  •  10:40 PM
send me some of your lawn mower brew recipes.
I am very intrested to try. thanks john in florida
January 22, 2014  •  10:06 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, BB
January 23, 2014  •  12:59 AM
@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 9, 2014  •  01:32 AM
Happy Birthday!
November 24, 2014  •  11:14 AM
good to see youre still kicking around yoop. ya'll see any deer this yr?
January 29, 2015  •  10:47 PM
Hey Yooper

Love the new atavar on your profile!
When I see it appear in a thread, I know it's a must-read! SR
May 1, 2015  •  06:28 PM
Hey there, I just found your Da Yoopers ale recipe and was wondering if there is a tie-in to the music/comedy troop Da Yoopers? Just curious, love that group :P
May 19, 2015  •  01:23 AM
Please help me out, I renewed membership & also pay my monthly dues & I cannot post anything... Heres what I get when posting:

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