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  • 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!
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  • apple cider; rhubarb wine; blueberry wine; blackberry wine; dandelion wine; plum wine; crabapple wine; native grape wine; concord grape wine; chokecherry wine
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  • Posted in thread: I Got Bored and Made a Recipe on 10-23-2014 at 11:52 AM
    This is why I test recipes here! I've never worked with honey malt, I didn't realize it was a
    specialty malt. So... Cut Honey Malt to 1 lb, increase 2-row to 8 lb?Yes, and cut the crystal
    malts (the s...

  • Posted in thread: Do pellet hops have longer shelf life? on 10-23-2014 at 12:58 AM
    Do pellet hops have a longer shelf life than leaf hops when properly nitrogen purged and vacuum
    sealed? I get that if the hops are not nitrogen purged then pellet hops will have less surface
    area to o...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweeten & Kill Yeast? on 10-23-2014 at 12:53 AM
    If you don't stabilize the cider, adding more fermentables (even with preservatives) will cause
    fermentation to restart.There are hundreds of billions of yeast in the finished cider, so
    adding another...

  • Posted in thread: Fining on 10-23-2014 at 12:48 AM
    Do you add 1 campden tablet and potassium sorbate before the fining agent?For 1 gallon.I don't
    do sweet wines usually, but I'd do the campden and sorbate last. That should be the last thing
    you do bef...

  • Posted in thread: using distilled water then adding salts on 10-23-2014 at 12:45 AM
    Thanks for quick reply. In my post I added a very small amount of soda to the mash water but
    not the sparge, as I have read you don't want to add it to the sparge water. I guess I was
    doing that to bo...

  • Posted in thread: Do we "think" too much about brewing beer? on 10-23-2014 at 12:32 AM
    When I posted my random musing yesterday, I never imagined it would take off like it
    did...lot's of great comments on BOTH sides of the fence done in a very civilized way! I think
    mjdonnelly68 made th...

  • Posted in thread: Classic Cream Ale 6 row adjunct brew on 10-23-2014 at 12:28 AM
    I am definitely going to try the minute rice and maybe use more of it next time to this batch.
    I decided to ditch all of the wheat and only do the 6row corn and rice. Added 2 pounds of
    pilsner dme at ...

  • Posted in thread: Adding sugars, ending fermentation, etc on 10-22-2014 at 11:57 PM
    If you have a smaller batch of cider (say, 1 gallon) is it possible to heat pasteurize it to
    kill the yeast, then keg and back sweeten it? I was thinking about doing just this - say,
    bringing my gallo...

  • Posted in thread: Help oktoberfest not carbonating on 10-22-2014 at 11:22 PM
    I brewed a northern brewer Oktoberfest extract kit back in June. I used a yeast starter kit and
    Wyeast #2633 Octoberfest Lager Blend. After 2 weeks I transferred the beer into a second
    fermenter and t...

  • Posted in thread: How long can I keep yeast in mason jars? on 10-22-2014 at 10:29 PM
    Thanks for the reply Yooper. I'll give it a shot then and hope it takes off. Should I perhaps
    run the plate for longer than the usual 12-18 hours I normally do simply because the yeast is a
    bit old?Ye...

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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!