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  • Bay City MI
  • watergarden (koi pond),video gaming,and brewing
  • industrial maintenance
  • Hard rock and metal, really like rock with blues roots like lynyrd skynyrd,black stone cherry,clutch
  • The whole nine yards, the big lebowski, star trek, Star wars, 300, gladiator, braveheart, diehard,
  • Sons of anarchy, burn notice, Dexter, Family Guy
  • Lord of the rings, odd Thomas, the first three bourne books
  • When I started drinking I hated beer. All I'd been exposed to were bud, Busch, pabst etc. People said it was an aquired taste but then I got a chance to try my first Sam addams and it was pretty good. Moved on to blue moon and started getting braver and started buying craft brews I'd never heard of. Sometimes you get burned sometimes you chance upon something great. I saw a Mr beers kit once and thought itd be fun to make my own beer but forgot about it. I was on a real boring job this summer and started looking up how to brew on my blackberry. I read palmers ebook and bought a couple others. As soon as the job was done I came home bought the base gear and brewed my first batch which I just got to enjoy this past weekend. It turned out really good and now I'm hooked!
  • Cherry Wheat
  • Denny Conn's Vanilla Bourbon Porter
  • Nada
  • Irish red ale, Cream Ale, American Amber, American Wheat, Brown Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Bourbon Vanilla Porter (AG) on 03-20-2012 at 04:05 PM
    Try warming up the bottles a little before giving up on them. If they're in the basement bring
    them upstairs. If they're in a dark closet take them out to the kitchen or something.
    Conditioning at sli...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Cali beers on 03-20-2012 at 03:50 PM
    Perfect thanks for the suggestions. I've heard of three out of four of the beers you mentioned
    but when he asked if there was anything he could bring back I totally drew a blank. I'll have
    to text him...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Cali beers on 03-20-2012 at 12:37 PM
    Yeah I'm staying home and he's going. I work with him and would have gone too just because I
    know there's good beer there but my sons 1st birthday is in a few weeks and I didn't want to
    risk getting s...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Cali beers on 03-20-2012 at 01:52 AM
    My brother-in-law is working in Pittsburgh California this week and possibly next. he asked me
    if there were any beers he could get there that wouldn't be available in Michigan. I like
    pretty much any...

  • Posted in thread: Using a yeast cake on 01-23-2012 at 11:17 PM
    Mixed it up Thursday and threw it on the yeast cake Friday night. The airlock was bubbling
    pretty steady Sat and Sun but it's really going today. Any suggestions on what hop to use? I
    know the B. Nekt...

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Chai on 01-23-2012 at 09:42 PM
    Finally got around to making this, well I made it in sept but just bottled it last week. A real
    pretty clear gold color. I only used 14 lb of honey and dropped the cloves like you said. It
    fermented o...

  • Posted in thread: Lake Huron water treatment on 01-19-2012 at 05:45 PM
    Wow I made this post a few months back I'm kind of suprised it just came to life out of the
    blue. You're right it was the total Ca not CaCO3. Dad's not a drinker so I didn't push him too
    much to help ...

  • Posted in thread: Using a yeast cake on 01-18-2012 at 06:49 PM
    so do I need to do the whole camden tablet thing or do you think it'd be fine to mix it up and
    throw it onto the yeast cake? I didnt do it with my last mead but since I'm using fruit this
    time I wasn'...

  • Posted in thread: Using a yeast cake on 01-17-2012 at 11:59 PM
    This is going to be my second mead, well technically my first was a metheglin and this is going
    to be a melomel for anyone who might nit pick ;) I'm trying to make something close to Funky
    Monky made ...

  • Posted in thread: oxyclean rinse process on 01-16-2012 at 08:07 PM
    I just soak in oxyclean for a day or two then triple rinse them then sanitize. I know its kind
    of wasteful but it works great and I'm not exactly in an area where fresh water is in short
    supply. I sup...

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