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  • Eugene, Oregon
  • I have been a craft brewer and wine maker for 25 years. I worked as a cellar master and assistant wine maker here in Oregon for 10 years. I am a graphic designer and illustrator now and still enjoy the craft. Looking for good advice, new ideas & new friends.
  • art,cooking,craft brewing and wine making,gardening,fly fishing
  • Graphic Designer/Illustrator
  • Michael Alferes
  • most anything, not to much Opera though!
  • Full Metal Jacket
    Indiana Jones movies (all-4)
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Cash Cab
    Breaking Bad
    Rescue Me
  • Sometimes a Great Notion
    Geek Love
  • Have been brewing and wine making for many years. When I owned a home I had planted a vineyard of 36 Riesling and 9 Gewurztraminer, which I had 5 harvests from. Now I am a garage crafter.
  • Bass style Ale
    Red Ale
    20-25 gallons of Riesling this fall and some Gewurztraminer if I can find it.
  • 5 gallons Sierra Nevada clone
  • lately,
    5 gallons Imperial Stout (Rogue Rasputin recipe) 7/29/08
    5 gallons Nut Brown Ale (Rogue Hazelnut recipe) 7/30/08
  • Male
  • Single


  • Posted in thread: Plum wine recipe? on 08-10-2009 at 08:20 PM
    Fellow crafters,I am looking for a Plum wine recipe. I have an Italian plum tree that is ready
    for the picking. My apologies if I am posting in the wrong forum.Michael

  • Posted in thread: oh man I love mead. on 08-02-2009 at 02:06 AM
    let us know how it tastes...lots of aging...interesting to see how they hold up.Michael

  • Posted in thread: Honeymoon Mead on 08-02-2009 at 12:26 AM

  • Posted in thread: How does one upload an attachment here? on 07-31-2009 at 05:03 PM
    What do I have to do to upload label pictures here?Michael

  • Posted in thread: Honeymoon Mead on 07-30-2009 at 09:00 PM
    I made the mead for my Son's wedding. I was hoping it would have been ready for the ceremony
    (July 17), but close enough....Michael

  • Posted in thread: Honeymoon Mead on 07-30-2009 at 08:23 PM
    Wayne, Thanks for the response...I started this batch in August of 08, racked in February 09,
    30ppm So2 addition in Mid April. It has cleared and now is a brilliant golden amber. I have not
    noticed an...

  • Added a new Photo on 07/29/2009

  • Posted in thread: Honeymoon Mead on 07-29-2009 at 11:25 PM
    Hi all,Here's the recipe for my Honeymoon Mead.5 gallon batch6lbs carrot blossom honey6lbs sage
    blossom honey3lbs Oregon clover honeylalvin 7ib-1122 champagne yeastyeast nutrient12.5%

  • Posted in thread: Bottling time! on 07-29-2009 at 10:55 PM
    thanks guys!

  • Posted in thread: Bottling time! on 07-29-2009 at 09:03 PM
    Should I add So2 at bottling? I added 30ppm in mid April. I started this batch last August,
    racked in February. It has cleared to a brilliant amber gold.Michael

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