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    ABOUT ME

  • Being Awesome
  • Dan
  • I always found our American history to be intriguing..American moonshiners past and present, the Whiskey Rebellion,the folly that was (and still is) Prohibition. I began to really enjoy local beers (Bells Beer in Comstock/Kalamazoo, MI) and at the same time began to garden and grow/can/pickle my own food. So, I thought, "If I can grow my own food, I can make my own beer." I actually made 5 gallons of hard cider as my first brew of choice, because it was fall and SW Michigan has many cider options available. It turned out very strong and too much of an astringent taste, but that didn't stop me from enjoying every last damn drop!
  • 2-Hearted Ale Clone
  • Skeeter Pee - Blueberry Mint (Mintberry Crunch!); Concord Grape/Blackbery Wine; Brown Ale (from Beer Kit); Chai Tea Beer (2 gallon batch)
  • several different hard ciders; brown ales; Hefeweizen; IPA's and DIPA's; several flavors of Skeeter Pee; several different wines
  • Hard Cider; Skeeter Pee (soon)
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  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 08-08-2015 at 02:07 PM
    I checked the gravity and it is at .992 so I didn't add any juice to it. I pulled out more and
    had some more people do a taste test. I was offered money for a few bottles already 👍

  • Posted in thread: How does my cider recipe sound? on 08-07-2015 at 02:59 PM
    The FAJC does have a good amount of sugar in it. I'm sure somewhere in this board, someone has
    a calculation to determine how much of a boost your ABV gets per 12 oz. can of FAJC. Invest in
    a hydromet...

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 08-06-2015 at 10:20 PM
    Here it is. It's a nice plum color. It's sweeter than my final ABV would suggest. I may have
    topped up at some point with more juice and forgot to write it down. I suppose I could've taken
    a gravity r...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone elses Centennials already need to be harvested? on 08-06-2015 at 10:14 PM
    The hops or the Japanese beetles?Or is it beatles? it be all 3?

  • Posted in thread: How does my cider recipe sound? on 08-06-2015 at 04:10 PM
    1 - The Cote de Blanc yeast makes a good cider, but so do many others. Experiment with others
    after you use the Cote de Blanc to get a feel for what you like. Some of them (can't think of
    which off th...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone elses Centennials already need to be harvested? on 08-06-2015 at 03:28 PM
    Mine started to be ready to pick well over a month ago (I'm in Tennessee) but the Japanese
    beetles go to my plants while I was out of town before I could pick any. They did a number on
    my hops plants....

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 08-05-2015 at 11:04 AM
    I guess I was a few months off on when I started this wine. I started it in February. OG -
    1.074Temp - 68 FIn April, these were the numbers:FG - .992Temp - 68 FABV - 10.74%So it's been
    sitting around ...

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 08-04-2015 at 07:16 PM
    I've made a few 1-gallon test batches with nothing but good results. It was when I used cheaper
    juices (like Juicy Juice or generic, store-grand juices) is where it tasted 'thin', bland, or
    just plain...

  • Posted in thread: Welch's Concord Grape Juice Wine on 08-04-2015 at 03:03 PM
    So shortly after I finished off drinking my 1 gallon sample batch, I started a 6 gallon batch
    of Concord Grape/Blackberry wine (somewhere in the middle of December; I'm not at home to check
    my notes)....

  • Posted in thread: What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had? on 08-04-2015 at 12:42 PM
    Pepper beers seem best for cooking and not drinking. I was at Bell's Eccentric Cafe 2 weeks ago
    and they had a habeņero infused Oberon, but I was to preoccupied drinking Kalamazoo IPA and
    other delici...

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