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  • 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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  • Married
  • UP of Michigan
  • Winter Texan


  • Posted in thread: Hop Stand vs. Boil Addition | exBEERiment Results! on 05-02-2016 at 12:41 PM
    Interesting writeup. One thing though...Aren't you supposed to chill the wort to 180, and then
    add the hops for a hop stand? That has always been my impression. Did your higher temps have
    something t...

  • Posted in thread: Pitch new wort onto yeast cake on 05-01-2016 at 10:09 PM
    There are quite a few (lazy) homebrewers who pitch right onto the cake. It's not really a good
    idea, more because it's a gross overpitch than actually unsanitary. Some food for thought:
    what I do: ...

  • Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 05-01-2016 at 01:42 AM
    I take soap with me... And I happen to be named Bob too!My wife would never say I'm
    spoiled....I knew your real name was Bob, but I'm pretty sure that everyone around us called
    you "Mouse" anyway!

  • Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 04-30-2016 at 10:59 PM
    Those are great, Mouse!It's funny that once you start using handmade good quality soap that you
    can't believe you ever used that detergent stuff from the store.Bob noticed that when we
    travel, I don't...

  • Posted in thread: Extract beer keeps getting sweet. WHY? on 04-30-2016 at 02:13 PM
    Beers that are "too sweet" are oftentimes simply underbittered. I'd try increasing the boil
    size and increasing the length of the boil for more hops utilization so that the beer is better

  • Posted in thread: You could make soda! on 04-30-2016 at 02:10 PM
    I'd love if you would share the details of this. even started growing lemongrass, just for
    this!I cut the sugar, but otherwise this is pretty much how I do it! The only difference is I
    dilute the syr...

  • Posted in thread: You could make soda! on 04-30-2016 at 01:42 PM
    I don't make soda any more, since I gave up sugar and sugar substitutes, but I have been
    working on seltzer water. When my kids were living at home, I made root beer quite often (and
    so did my son), a...

  • Posted in thread: Golden stout water profile on 04-29-2016 at 07:22 PM
    A mash pH of 5.4-5.5 would work. I can't recommend a "profile" as really no such thing exists,
    but if you get the calcium to 50-100 ppm, and have chloride in the 50-100 range, that would be

  • Posted in thread: would you keg it? on 04-29-2016 at 01:24 PM
    I normally dryhop for 5 days, but have gone as short as 3 days with great results. Sometimes
    things have come up, and I've dryhopped for 7 days, but I like the 5 day dryhop for fresh hops
    aroma better...

  • Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate on 04-29-2016 at 01:29 AM
    Campden (potassium metabisulfite) is added again, as it dissipates relatively quickly. One
    crushed (and dissolved) tablet per gallon is the usual 'dosage' and it can be added with the
    dissolved sorbat...

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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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