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  • Co-Founder Black Bottom Brew Club & Biergarten in Detroit MI.
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  • I started home brewing after being interested in it for 10 years. I studied and read up on the craft for over a year before I actually began. My brother was brewing for a long time before I started. Last year I took the plunge and now I can't learn enough to satisfy my thirst for brewing knowledge and for craft beer itself! I had lost interest in commercial american bottled beers 20 years ago but then in the late 90s I took a trip out to the west side of the state (MI) and while I was there I had the opportunity to visit the Bell's Brewery. There I tasted what real beer was for the first time. Now I can make my own recipes and that is something I can get passionate about.
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  • Posted in thread: Cherry Stout Recipe -- Thoughts? on 10-22-2013 at 08:31 PM
    I made a 1 gallon Traverse City Black Cherry wine for my wife last fall which I used 6 lbs of
    cherrys to make. I racked the wine and left a 1/2 inch of cherry sediment in the 1 gallon
    carboy, then I r...

  • Posted in thread: What the hell is this? Infection? Pls help on 06-14-2013 at 02:12 AM
    Get a bag of marbles and sanitize them, throw them in the hop bag next time. The bag will sink.

  • Posted in thread: Kegging question on 06-06-2013 at 11:28 PM
    126871I have no self control! It's carbed perfectly.Once perfection is achieved, self control
    is obsolete! :tank:

  • Posted in thread: Spring rhizomes! Detroit Urban Growers Co-Hop on 05-02-2013 at 12:41 PM
    I figured you are not a business. I was hoping you could put some in a flat rate box, and I
    could pay you via paypal or mail you a bankers note before you shipped. There is a place in
    Appleton, WI (~3...

  • Posted in thread: Spring rhizomes! Detroit Urban Growers Co-Hop on 05-01-2013 at 12:54 PM
    Are you guys interested in shipping just the cut rhizomes? I would need them shipped to the
    Green Bay, WI area, but will be planting in Upper Michigan. I'd love to support a great beer
    state co-hop!Th...

  • Posted in thread: Spring rhizomes! Detroit Urban Growers Co-Hop on 04-29-2013 at 05:56 PM
    We have a few Santium, Brewer's Gold, Golding, Spalter, Galena, Chinook and a couple others,
    that are in their second year in containers. We'll also have rhizomes fresh cut "while you
    wait" for the ne...

  • Posted in thread: Celebrated my 25th Anniversary! on 04-04-2013 at 09:48 PM
    Tried Chimay for the first time at the place we had dinner. It was very nice and I enjoyed it
    immensely, however I must admit, the homebrewed Belgian I'm enjoying right now is as good if
    not better......

  • Posted in thread: I am wondering why my initial gravity of a stout is at 1.034? on 03-26-2013 at 08:11 PM
    Beersmith says you need 9 lb of LME to get 1.079 @ 5 gallons. Convert 9 lb.s and you get 4.1
    kilos, not 3 kilos. If I were you I'd boil another 3/4 gallon (3L) of wort with the extra LME
    your missing ...

  • Posted in thread: community hop-yard going in in urban Detroit. on 02-28-2013 at 07:25 PM
    Law? What the **** is that?Do you sell any of these hops? What part of Detroit are you in?
    Corktown?East side neighborhood, hopefully moving to Corktown soon. I have't sold any yet. I
    gave a lot away ...

  • Posted in thread: community hop-yard going in in urban Detroit. on 02-28-2013 at 07:21 PM
    Law? What the **** is that?Ya no kiddin man, self-policed here these days. My AR-15, shottie
    and 1911 have kept the peace rather well thus far. (knock on wood)

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July 4, 2013  •  08:03 PM
I like your forum signature,

I am a noob but increasingly appreciating real beers...i have a brewbuddy who has been brewing for 15+ years.... a real help in times of panic.....I would like to find a Cream Ale Recipe (couldn't locate yours), I just bottled a redo of last years "family hit" raspberry ale i have two batches of Irish stout in secondaries....Brewbob52