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  • UP of Michigan
  • 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!
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  • Posted in thread: Masstoberfest 2015 on 08-04-2015 at 11:22 PM
    You SO need to move.Trust me, if I was going to move the last place I'd choose would be close
    to Detroit. It's right up there with Baltimore on my list of favorite cities to try to avoid.If
    I move, I ...

  • Posted in thread: Making cider without a press on 08-04-2015 at 11:16 PM
    I used to always do it "the redneck" way until I got a press. That is, freeze the apples (so
    when they thaw they are easier to smash up), and then smash them by hand. I put them in big
    mesh bags (from...

  • Posted in thread: Masstoberfest 2015 on 08-04-2015 at 10:28 PM
    Hey Yoop,We have a travel nurse from the UP working here for the summer. Nice enough kid but
    he's kind of awkward. Never saw overall scrubs before. Anyways, he flew home this past weekend
    for a weddin...

  • Posted in thread: lost instructions-which kit do I have? on 08-04-2015 at 12:20 PM
    what could I do if I wanted to make it hoppy like an IPA? put the hops in towards the end of
    the boil?You need some bittering hops at 60 minutes, to balance the sweet malt. But yes, but
    most of the ho...

  • Posted in thread: Countdown to Armegeddon: Will Yooper's post count break the internet? on 08-04-2015 at 12:13 PM
    Oh, no! Maybe I should just shut up? Wait. What am I thinking? I don't know if I can! :drunk:

  • Posted in thread: Another am I stuck? on 08-04-2015 at 12:00 PM
    No I have not dumped the yeast yet. Thinking I may just harvest and repitch the same yeast to
    see if that will get it going?No, as yeast is microscopic and there should be plenty in
    suspension. I'm re...

  • Posted in thread: More questions from a newbie on 08-03-2015 at 11:27 PM
    I hate fermented molasses/brown sugar as it just tastes terrible to me. I don't love molasses
    anyway, but once the sugar is fermented out it's even worse. My favorite ciders use no added

  • Posted in thread: primary to secondary to bottle on 08-03-2015 at 11:24 PM
    What about just leaving it in the primary until done and then bottling in the 1 gallon.For the
    in bottle fermentation (after adding sugar), don't you bottle and then close the tops?In the
    video at the...

  • Posted in thread: Plum wine on 08-03-2015 at 11:21 PM
    Yooper...I have a 3 gallon patch in the carboy now, secondary...been in there 3 weeks and is
    slowwwwly clearing....still hazy looking. Any tips to help it clear? Looks like with my
    schedule, it will n...

  • Posted in thread: dry hopping in a keg on 08-03-2015 at 12:04 PM
    Any IPA isn't going to have 'in your face' hops aroma after 6 months. Hops aroma fades
    relatively quickly.I dryhop in the keg, and usually keep the keg at room temperature three days
    or so before chil...

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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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