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  • Upper Michigan
  • Brewing, traveling, hunting, fishing, playing hockey, canoeing, hiking and camping are some of my obsessions.
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  • 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!
  • apple cider; rhubarb wine; blueberry wine; blackberry wine; dandelion wine; plum wine; crabapple wine; native grape wine; concord grape wine; chokecherry wine
  • Chianti; pinot grigio; catawba grape wine; tannat/merlot; apple wine; crabapple wine; dandelion wine; rhubarb wine; concord grape wine; zinfindel; sauvignon blanc; pinot noir; 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: i want to do a hopstand beer on 12-27-2014 at 03:17 PM
    I like combos of hops, like simcoe/amarillo, chinook/centennial, cascade/centennial, and 7Cs
    will pair well with other US citrusy hops.What hops do you have?

  • Posted in thread: IBUs , how much is too much ? on 12-27-2014 at 01:55 PM
    The IBUs don't really matter. I mean, they do, but only in the sense of the OG/IBU ratio.For
    example, say we have a beer that is 15 IBUs. That would be fine in a cream ale, with an OG of
    1.040. That's...

  • Posted in thread: What percent do you set your BK? on 12-27-2014 at 01:45 PM
    When I did 5 gallon batches and started with 7 gallons of wort, I'd boil at about 75% with my
    5500 w element. When I started making 10.5 gallon sized batches, and using a 4500 w element, I
    almost alwa...

  • Posted in thread: Chill how long after natural carbonation? on 12-26-2014 at 10:55 PM
    My brewing overran my kegorator space in November, so I naturally carb'd the last beer, which
    has been sitting at cellar temperatures ever since. It's now time to imbibe in that last keg,
    but never ha...

  • Posted in thread: receipe for Stella Artois on 12-26-2014 at 04:43 PM
    Not sure what you mean by equipment to Lager? I am pretty new to this. All the recipes I have
    read say to ferment at like 40 degree's F and it takes up to 12+ weeks?No, for a lager (not an
    ale), you'd...

  • Posted in thread: Whats on my beer? on 12-26-2014 at 04:35 PM
    Would the bucket not being air tight have something to do with it? or just a bucket not washed
    well. It was in there for about 3 1/2 weekYes. A wide headspace like that, with not being
    airtight, and b...

  • Posted in thread: building a water profile on 12-26-2014 at 04:32 PM
    For a cream ale with 100% distilled water, you will need a few salts. Just as Yooper says, I
    would target a Ca ppm of at least 50 using calcium salts to get there. Unfortunately, if you
    only use calci...

  • Posted in thread: building a water profile on 12-26-2014 at 01:00 PM
    Anybody have a water profile I could use for a cream ale? I'll be using 100 distilled water as
    a base.That's perfect! Adding 5 grams (about a teaspoon) to the water should about do it.I'd
    target 50 pp...

  • Posted in thread: Pearl barley on 12-26-2014 at 12:56 PM
    Is it possible to use just the pearl barley for the mash no other grains?No. It's not husked,
    and it's not malted. In order to have the enzymes to convert the starch in the barley to
    fermentable sugar...

  • Posted in thread: Sparkloid on 12-26-2014 at 12:25 PM
    When you talk about a tannin haze, does that represent a part of the flavour profile? If I use
    gelatin to remove a tannin haze, am I also stripping away some of that flavour?Yes.I never use
    gelatin, b...

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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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