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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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  • Posted in thread: using refractometer to confirm fermentation is complete? on 02-11-2016 at 01:39 PM
    Sure, that works fine!It won't give you an accurate actual reading due to the presence of
    alcohol, but once it is not changing, no matter what the reading is, the beer is done.

  • Posted in thread: Can't get SG down - what am I doing wrong? on 02-09-2016 at 06:45 PM
    My math came up with something totally different! The OP said an OG of 1.128 (close to the
    1.124 mentioned). But I come up with 10% at 1.050. (I must have had a couple of beers before
    the last bit of ...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping non-steeping grains (ZDC recipe) on 02-09-2016 at 03:16 PM
    Munich 20 can convert.Munich 10L can convert.No worries.Put the grains together in 1.5-2 quarts
    of 164 degree water per pound of grain, and hold at 150-155 for 45 minutes. Stir well, put the
    lid on it...

  • Posted in thread: Could one of the H2O gurus look at my water report and make suggestions? on 02-09-2016 at 03:09 PM
    I would just get the W-6 Household test for $21. It has everything the Brewer's test has except
    iron and phosphorus, which you really don't need.Yep, that's the one you need unless you are
    really worr...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe review please on 02-09-2016 at 02:45 PM
    Thanks for the advice. I guess I will cut the Special B and combine with another grain. I did
    not know about the strong flavor. I will work on that and get back....If you want to clone AB,
    adding more...

  • Posted in thread: Dissecting pro-brewers' fermentation practices and comparing to homebrewing? on 02-09-2016 at 02:39 PM
    Thanks for pointing to the article ... I guess though I am looking for the answer to the
    question you post, "if you want to". Why would these practices be advised or advised against
    ..Some people simp...

  • Posted in thread: Goodbye, and Thank You on 02-09-2016 at 03:44 AM
    Hmmmph. Look at you. All soon to be famous and forgetting your old pals.I see how it is.One
    minute you're throwing baitfish to a seal lion, and the next minute it's "Goodbye Yooper". I'll
    remember tha...

  • Posted in thread: Ball-Lock Quick Disconnects: Exploded View on 02-08-2016 at 10:58 PM
    The o-ring "sits" around the opening, so it doesn't matter when you put it in. It fits around
    the top of the disconnect, the part you take off with the screwdriver. Sometimes it sits inside
    the discon...

  • Posted in thread: Can't get SG down - what am I doing wrong? on 02-08-2016 at 08:16 PM
    I have not added hot water. Does yeast sink? I wonder if it is possible that the temperature
    around the fermentor, where I am taking a reading, is ok, but maybe the temperature at the
    bottom surface i...

  • Posted in thread: Can't get SG down - what am I doing wrong? on 02-08-2016 at 03:52 PM
    28C is very hot, but not hot enough to kill yeast.Did you ever add hot water or something like
    that to kill the yeast?What were the steps exactly in doing this kit?

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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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