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  • I love to cook, specially baking. I make my own bread from sourdough and have for many years. I made my own sourdough starter and have kept this line active for more than 8 years. I have created a lot of my own recipes for everything from Apple Pie to Zucchini Bread. rnrnI watch very little television and even fewer movies, prefer to spend time in my wood shop making furniture. Camping, Trout Fishing, Archery, and making beer and reading about beer and studying beer and drinking beer.
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  • Posted in thread: Hi from Northern Michigan on 08-28-2015 at 03:45 PM
    Welcome to the adventure. Your going to love all grain brewing.

  • Posted in thread: Do You Depit Your Cherries? on 08-03-2015 at 07:22 PM
    I make a cherry wheat every year... about 3 pounds pitted fresh cherries in the cereal mash
    with oats and rice and 6-row (1lb ea) which I use to step from 140 to 153. After primary I will
    use another ...

  • Posted in thread: Snow! on 04-22-2015 at 03:47 PM
    Snow this morning. About 1/4 inch on the ground. I just love Michigan spring, last week shorts
    this week coats.

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 04-14-2015 at 01:21 PM
    I am in. Thanks for the cool stuff!

  • Posted in thread: I Love My City on 03-03-2015 at 05:17 PM
    I do not like cities... I like woods and tress that go for miles and no houses closer than 1/2
    mile. I have lived in many cities:Fort Wayne Indiana -- yuck!Cleveland Ohio -- yuckMiami
    Florida -- yuckG...

  • Posted in thread: [laughs maniacally] on 02-23-2015 at 12:19 AM

  • Posted in thread: Made a yeast starter but couldnt brew today on 02-23-2015 at 12:18 AM
    you can refrigerate in the flask covered for two weeks at least. Longer if you can step it up a
    few days before using it.

  • Posted in thread: whats the best available software? Beer Smith? on 02-21-2015 at 08:43 PM
    I have tried Beersmith, BrewTarget Brewers Friend and many others, some free, some were
    subscription some were licensed. None of them matched my process or equipment or the way I brew
    exactly. So I wr...

  • Posted in thread: protein rest...Ha on 02-16-2015 at 07:41 PM
    I do not brew GF but I do use a protein rest as part of cereal mash. Basically many grains need
    a protein rest as they are not significantly modified during malting. (most 2 row barley does
    not need a...

  • Posted in thread: Converting historic recipes on 01-12-2015 at 06:39 PM
    A cereal mash is not hard or complicated it is just a separate mash using some of the original
    strike water. I use a cereal mash all the time in a stepped mash process. Taking the info
    posted for perc...

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