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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
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  • 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!
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  • Posted in thread: Growing Hops in the North Woods on 07-29-2016 at 02:28 AM
    Where are you at? I'm at zone 3 in the Northwoods, and grow chinook, centennial, cascades, CTZ,
    EKG, northern brewer and hallertauer.They grow like weeds, overtaking my yard and popping up
    under my de...

  • Posted in thread: Utter noob and need help on 07-29-2016 at 12:08 AM
    You can definitely carb up water and serve carbonated water through the tap. You'll need to
    make sure you have the right connections, so if you post a picture of the "stuff" you have, we
    can guide you...

  • Posted in thread: First batch newbie! on 07-28-2016 at 11:53 PM
    Many thanks yooper! I have heard many conflicting answers on whether or not to squeeze the
    fruit bag. Great campden recommendations! Such an art form, and I still just have crayons!
    :)Well, making win...

  • Posted in thread: First batch newbie! on 07-28-2016 at 08:30 PM
    It's hard to guess when you remove the bag of fruit how much wine you'll have, but if you
    filled the primary to three gallons, there is no way to have more than three gallons after
    primary. My thought...

  • Posted in thread: Super light blonde color for IPA on 07-28-2016 at 02:06 PM
    I'm pretty sure after all the talk it's going to be a combination of getting raising my
    efficiency, controlling a hot rapid boil, and utilizing lighter malts... Specifically malted
    oats which I know t...

  • Posted in thread: body and carbing issues on 07-28-2016 at 01:52 PM
    I'm not sure how much .65 "cups" or whatever is. The first thing I'd recommend is a small
    kitchen scale, and measure your priming sugar strictly by weight. A good rule of thumb is .75-
    1 ounce of prim...

  • Posted in thread: Please help mancave in need of expertise on 07-28-2016 at 01:42 PM
    Since we have two threads on the same issue by the same OP, this one will be closed to keep the

  • Posted in thread: I got drunk from my ginger beer! (beer/brew/cider/wine?) on 07-28-2016 at 01:46 AM
    Hey Yooper! It's actually around 5 gallon which is the size of my carboy. I mentioned to top up
    with water in the recipe. 16 oz gave me a nice buzz and it also tastes really good. I wasn't
    sure how it...

  • Posted in thread: Quick question with treated water + mash pH Stabilizer on 07-28-2016 at 01:42 AM
    Interesting stuff. So as I said before, this is my adjusted water profile.Ca - 140ppm Mg -
    22ppm Na- 19ppm SO4 - 305ppm Cl - 81ppm. My Ca is 10 ppm, my sulfate is 4ppm, and my chloride
    is 19. So prett...

  • Posted in thread: I got drunk from my ginger beer! (beer/brew/cider/wine?) on 07-27-2016 at 11:40 PM
    Is this a 3.5 gallon batch total volume? I see three gallons of water, but I know the sugar
    added makes the volume greater but I don't know how much.Anyway, if it was a 3.5 gallon batch,
    it's likely t...

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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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