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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!
  • Edwort's Apfelwein, or hard cider using Nottingham yeast, Some sort of Brown Ale, preferably a Bell's Brown Ale clone
  • Skeeter Pee
  • Margarita Wine (all lime version of Skeeter Pee)
  • various hard ciders and beers, a few wines
  • I have a keg now, but have yet to use it. That needs to change soon
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 04-19-2015 at 02:38 AM
    A cider I started on 10/23/2014

  • Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 03-13-2015 at 10:40 PM
    I chilled a beer for testing purposes ;-) it still needs to be carbed up a little more as
    expected but damn it does taste good!

  • Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 03-08-2015 at 02:50 PM
    Pictures

  • Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 03-08-2015 at 02:49 PM
    Bottled it last night. I ended up with 46 bottles. FG of 1.010, attenuation 69.9%, ABV just
    north of 7%. The last tasting I took before adding the priming sugar was excellent. So long as
    my carbonatio...

  • Posted in thread: Automated Bottle Filling and Capping Station on 03-06-2015 at 06:43 PM
    Well I wrote a long reply two times now but the app keeps crashing.Short version - I do like to
    tinker.I get to design custom machines for my line of work and just thought of this as an idea
    last nigh...

  • Posted in thread: Automated Bottle Filling and Capping Station on 03-06-2015 at 05:24 PM
    I have a keg and some accessories for it (it was given to me) but no way to keep it cold. I
    like the convenience and portability of a bottled beer. I've seen bottle fillers that can
    attach to a keg bu...

  • Posted in thread: Automated Bottle Filling and Capping Station on 03-06-2015 at 05:09 PM
    Pictures below

  • Posted in thread: Automated Bottle Filling and Capping Station on 03-06-2015 at 05:07 PM
    Last night, I was just going over my bottling game plan for 5 gallons of brown ale and 5 of a 2
    Hearted Ale clone and just getting that daunting feeling of how long it's going to take made me
    start th...

  • Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 03-01-2015 at 06:24 PM
    Well so far it tastes awesome, but it sure doesn't taste like 2 Hearted, which I expected due
    to using different grains, yeast, and DME. It is lighter in color by a few shades. It's closer
    to the colo...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 02-25-2015 at 11:47 PM
    It has more to do with the yeast overcoming the preservatives in the lemon juice, coupled with
    the acidity of the juice makes for a harsh environment for the yeast.

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