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  • Posted in thread: Harvest Ale Sourness on 11-26-2014 at 02:46 AM
    I'm going to say it's probably just that it sat on the yeast too long and gave it some yeasty
    flavors. Is that something that would age out?No. That's why I only do 14-20 days in primary,
    sometimes le...

  • Posted in thread: Mixed matched grains on 11-26-2014 at 02:44 AM
    That recipe is an extract with steeping grains recipe. If you want to replace some of the
    specialty grains (like carapils), you certainly can. But if you add something like flaked
    wheat, you need to a...

  • Posted in thread: Yet another "is this stuck" thread on 11-26-2014 at 02:40 AM
    At 1.020 (only 4 points above the projected FG), it's probably done, not stuck.1.020 is not a
    bad FG for a brown ale, particularly if there were lots of less fermentable ingredients in it.
    Option four...

  • Posted in thread: No Gravity Drop In Secondary, Dessert Wine on 11-26-2014 at 02:38 AM
    I think your later readings are missing a decimal place. Do you mean it is currently at 1.022,
    after starting at 1.127?

  • Posted in thread: Malts on 11-26-2014 at 02:34 AM
    I forgot to add the LME and the DME and added the magnum and boiled for 30 min. Then I added
    the malts. Is it going to be ok? I am thinking I still should boil for the amount of time?You
    only need to ...

  • Posted in thread: Harvest Ale Sourness on 11-25-2014 at 10:52 PM
    Another thing to consider is that many people find that some yeast flavors include "tartness",
    and 6 weeks on the trub would definitely impart plenty of yeast flavor.

  • Posted in thread: 3 day ferment and cidery taste on 11-25-2014 at 09:20 PM
    Yes, that's almost 50% malt extract and 50% simple sugar. It should be thin, not much malt
    flavor, and not great flavor. next time, instead of using so much sugar, try twice as much malt
    extract. Usin...

  • Posted in thread: Sugar addition during fermentation : how much? on 11-25-2014 at 08:48 PM
    Simple sugars ferment out more than 100% (apparent attenuation). The additional alcohol lowers
    the overall gravity. All the unfermentable sugars are still there. You need to add a lot to the
    OG to get...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot Gravity Reading before priming sugar on 11-25-2014 at 03:26 PM
    Nice to see someone actually addressing the question instead of carrying on about bottle bombs.
    3.2 sounds like a lot, but I personally would not be afraid of bottle bombs if the beer was
    fully attenu...

  • Posted in thread: using a wine yeast to ferment an IPA? on 11-25-2014 at 02:39 PM
    Thanks Yooper, So you think that a wine yeast will perhaps struggle with or be relatively
    unable to ferment the maltose in the grain without additional help if that is essentially the
    only available s...

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July 17, 2008  •  08:03 PM
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  •  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, BB
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!
November 24, 2014  •  05:14 AM
good to see youre still kicking around yoop. ya'll see any deer this yr?

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