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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: First recipe IPA critique please. on 05-23-2015 at 01:13 AM
    So I have put together a IPA recipe that i think I will brew Monday. Looking for honest
    feedback. I enjoy big aroma and healthy hops flavor. Grain bill is 7 lbs Maris otter5 lbs
    2-row1.3 cara-pils1.3 ...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting Pale Ale Bitterness on 05-22-2015 at 11:16 PM
    I went ahead and brewed this last night because you were nice enough to give me your time and
    it was a recipe you're able to personally vouch for which I like more than just brewing
    something random. ...

  • Posted in thread: Chill Haze - Breaks and cold conditioning on 05-22-2015 at 10:02 PM
    Thanks for the response and the link, Yooper. Both are very helpful. They inspire another
    question: I understand that I want a strong rolling boil until the hot side break subsides, and
    then I can dia...

  • Posted in thread: Water Profile? on 05-22-2015 at 04:48 PM
    They are not all 0, but close enough. My RO water as an alkalinity of 17 ppm, but without using
    RO my tap water is 228 ppm. Everything else is so darn near 0, if not 0, that using 0 is close
    enough. L...

  • Posted in thread: Chill Haze - Breaks and cold conditioning on 05-22-2015 at 04:15 PM
    That old learning curve is a long one, ain't it?I've just gotten far enough along the learning
    curve for chill haze to matter to me. Before the current brew, my experience was entirely with
    five Brook...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 BJCP American Strong Ale Category on 05-22-2015 at 02:40 AM
    The OP said they are using the 2008 guidelines. The 2015 guidelines have not been adopted yet.
    This beer is an IPA. 15 arm is still an IPA and the fg should be lower than the projected fg
    with that gr...

  • Posted in thread: Mash/Sparge size on 05-22-2015 at 02:33 AM
    Hey I'm doing an AG batch and trying to remember the mash/sparge ratio. From what I remember
    1.25q/lbs of grain, and sparge is 1.5x the mash size.I have 14lbs grain which is
    (1.25x14=17.5q) 16.56 lite...

  • Posted in thread: Speed up carbing on 05-21-2015 at 07:58 PM
    Great, thanks for all the replies! I am going to check it after work today and set it back to
    30 PSI for 24 hours, then back down. Do you think it would be okay if it is left for a little
    longer (my b...

  • Posted in thread: Blissfully Child-Free on 05-21-2015 at 02:19 PM
    I married a man who never wanted children of his own, but when we met I had two small children.
    It was weird, because he knew when he met me that I had kids and that they were the priority
    for me. He ...

  • Posted in thread: Mango Wine - possible infection?? on 05-21-2015 at 01:33 PM
    Yes maam I learned my lesson with that one and all of my batches are being racked to secondary
    on day 7. I did use KMeta and KSorbate on the must and let it sit for 24 hours prior to
    pitching.Greg, I ...

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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?
January 29, 2015  •  04:47 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  •  01:28 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 18, 2015  •  08:23 PM
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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