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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
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  • 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!
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  • Posted in thread: Water Volume Measuring Question on 11-25-2015 at 02:35 AM
    Makes sense. So in other words, focus on hitting the boil volume target. Correct?Right. You
    will get conversion from your mash anywhere in the sub- 1 quart/pound range to 2+quarts/pound
    range. I like ...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Smith with low "boil" temp for automated brewing on 11-25-2015 at 02:19 AM
    Well, boiling is boiling. It doesn't matter what the temperature is, if something is boiling
    it's boiling. Where I live, wort boils at about 209 degrees. Wort would never boil at 207. It
    might simmer,...

  • Posted in thread: Mash ratio with eherms system on 11-25-2015 at 01:50 AM
    When I starting using my current HERMS, I ended up with increasing my mash liquor to 1.5
    quarts/pound.You don't have to be exact by measuring the amount in all the tubing, but you can.
    The goal is to ...

  • Posted in thread: Residual Sweetness...Why? on 11-24-2015 at 11:19 PM
    Yooper, thank you for this information. Can you help me understand the math that goes into this
    ratio?Sure!But remember..............even the best IBU calculators are only a best guestimate.
    Unless yo...

  • Posted in thread: Why Do Dark Beers Take Longer to Carbonate? on 11-24-2015 at 09:39 PM
    Thanks for the replies.For priming I used the Northern Brewer site and based on Temp, Style and
    Volume, used about 0.23 cup Dextrose.Not sure if it matters, this brew was extract (DME) with
    specialty ...

  • Posted in thread: Residual Sweetness...Why? on 11-24-2015 at 09:09 PM
    No, probably not.The reason is probably much simpler- 35 IBUs in a beer that has an OG of 1.061
    is pretty darn low!That's an IBU/SG ratio of .583- almost perfectly balanced. That means that
    it wouldn'...

  • Posted in thread: Really sweet ipa on 11-24-2015 at 08:57 PM
    So I am curious... If you are brewing to style, say Brown IPA OG:1.056 1.070, 40 - 70 IBU's,
    and I have OG: 1.062 with 42 IBU's is this wrong. I have tried a few commercial IPA's 70 and up
    IBU's and...

  • Posted in thread: The Dysfunctional-Palooza Obnoxious Masshole BS Thread on 11-24-2015 at 02:02 PM
    I usually side with Alice however I am trying to figure out why she is mad at YOU for the
    stupid plummer being late? For once that's NOT your fault!Oh wait... maybe it is.A is a saint
    who apparently d...

  • Posted in thread: Water Volume Measuring Question on 11-24-2015 at 01:34 PM
    Yeah, the whole "efficiency" subject is still not clear to me. I've read a couple of brewing
    books and still don't completely understand it. I'm sure I will after I get my first AG batch
    under my belt...

  • Posted in thread: What did i cook this weekend..... on 11-24-2015 at 01:22 PM
    You sir should be reported for posting food porn. Nice work! Cheese making is next on my list
    of crazy hobbies. If @Yooper talks me into one more thing I think my family is going to have me

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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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