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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: I need help, lol on 12-08-2016 at 01:07 AM
    If you can take it out the night before you bottle, and put it where you will be racking it
    from, it should settle out in a couple of hours.

  • Posted in thread: Grape wine - there is no bubbles while secondary fermentation on 12-07-2016 at 04:51 PM
    I agree that it could be finished but racking removes a significant percentage of the viable
    yeast culture AND removing the wine from the lees means that you are removing various sugars
    and nutrients ...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer -- What if I don't actually Lager my Lager? on 12-07-2016 at 04:44 PM
    I don't really have a good spot outside, and the temperatures here fluctuate too much for me to
    trust that the beer will ferment/lager correctly.With regards to the wet t-shirt and fan and/or
    ice buck...

  • Posted in thread: All-grain Brewing Alone on 12-07-2016 at 04:30 PM
    I prefer to brew alone, instead of with a friend. With someone else, I get distracted and
    that's when mistakes (messes, especially) happen.Most of the work is hands-off, really. Pumps
    help so there is...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing water test requirements on 12-07-2016 at 12:57 AM
    I moved and need to get an updated water test from Ward Labs. I noticed they offer a household
    mineral test and a home brewer's test. The only difference is that they don't test for Iron and

  • Posted in thread: 1.030 is my curse.... on 12-06-2016 at 11:19 PM
    I use campden tablets to de-chlorinate my water. At most I wait an hour before heating it up
    for mash. I've never had an issue with fermentation stopping so I don't think that it is the
    issue.I'm with...

  • Posted in thread: 1.030 is my curse.... on 12-06-2016 at 07:07 PM
    What mash temps did you obtain? Have you calibrated the thermometer?

  • Posted in thread: To be done or not done? on 12-06-2016 at 06:19 PM
    Update....Took readings and came up with .990. Could be possible I did it wrong,although I read
    the sample 3 times and followed the directions. Will monitor over the next few days to
    determine if it i...

  • Posted in thread: Apple & Cranberry Cider for Xmas on 12-06-2016 at 02:29 PM
    I've just realised that I've made a fatal error, the sorbate will prevent it from carbonating
    :( what a dumbass, anyone got any ideas how I can carb this? :confused:Well, if you just added
    sorbate wit...

  • Posted in thread: Why is clarity an attractive quality in a brew? on 12-06-2016 at 01:31 PM
    Just like when I go into a nice restaurant, my food seems to taste better if it's nicely
    arranged, and not just glopped on my plate. I know that it actually tastes the same, but since
    you smell/taste/...

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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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