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  • I started with wine but realized it takes forever. So I started making beer with extract kits and gradually went to all-grain. I've become quite a beer lover!
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  • Posted in thread: Nail polish remover on 07-31-2014 at 12:27 AM
    If that's the case, I'll be happy (no other infected batches). There was no acetate smell in
    the fermenter though, and the yeast harvest from the infected batch (which I'll dump
    regardless) doesn't sm...

  • Posted in thread: How to All grain brew on 07-30-2014 at 11:58 PM
    Some of these responses are less than helpful. Please remember your manners, and either provide
    a helpful answer, or don't answer.Thanks.Anyway- there is a great free resource here:
    howtobrew.com. It ...

  • Posted in thread: Nail polish remover on 07-30-2014 at 11:55 PM
    Nail polish remover odor is from acetone. Ethyl acetate, in larger amounts, is the cause. It
    can be from infection, but is commonly caused by high fermentation temperature. I've heard it
    can be from o...

  • Posted in thread: Force carbonate diet soda on 07-30-2014 at 11:29 PM
    Damn science, such a poor loser. Always has to win. Ok next question: given this information I
    want to carbonate at 20 psi and use a 20 foot 3/16th line. Can I set pressure at 20 psi and
    rock it to en...

  • Posted in thread: Help with a Porter recipe on 07-30-2014 at 01:54 PM
    I like the looks of this: could use light DME for the 8 pounds of two-row, about 5 pounds DME,
    and I think it'd be a great beer.

  • Posted in thread: Perplexed by Perry on 07-30-2014 at 01:02 PM
    After doing some research I believe that you are 100% correct Yooper , thank you. Still unclear
    about the color change that occurred , but it's crystal clear now and smells rather pleasant .
    It seems ...

  • Posted in thread: Slow carbonation in bottle after gelatin on 07-30-2014 at 12:57 PM
    Not looking for an argument here. I have used the same amount of sugar every time I bottle a
    batch of beer and these last two times I've had an issue. Never before. So either my
    measurements have been...

  • Posted in thread: Force carbonate diet soda on 07-30-2014 at 12:47 PM
    Is it possible to carb at 30PSI then after the 10 days lower the pressure down to 10,15, or 20
    PSI to pour? I have heard that you can do this and I have heard that you can't. I have been
    told to do th...

  • Posted in thread: Slow carbonation in bottle after gelatin on 07-30-2014 at 03:12 AM
    But weight in ounces doesn't convert to "cup" measurements. 4 ounces, by weight, is not equal
    to 1/2 cup. I will try to remember to weigh out some sugar tomorrow and put it in a measuring
    cup but I re...

  • Posted in thread: Force carbonate diet soda on 07-30-2014 at 02:47 AM
    Soda is higher carbed than beer- 30 psi at fridge temps. It takes about 10 days or so to carb
    up fully. Some people rush it by blasting it worth a higher pressure or shaking the keg, but
    that has alwa...

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July 17, 2008  •  08:03 PM
Hey hotstuff, I created a Michigan club on this side of the ******....http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Michigan_Mashers

Come be a member. (I don't know what it means yet...but at least it's a place for all the Michigan folks to say hello!)

July 23, 2008  •  10:12 AM
Yooper makes the best Pfeffernussen this side of the Pecos...
October 25, 2008  •  05:24 PM
Hey! You ever been to Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire?
October 26, 2008  •  04:59 PM
It's way up near the top of the lower peninsula. Make a trip! Joe Short is an extreme brewer. Those beers are amazing. I guarantee you it'd be worth the drive. =)
November 4, 2008  •  05:52 PM
Does adding a person as a friend simply because they send you free homebrew through the mail make you shallow? I invite more members to send me free homebrew and we'll see who's shallow then!

OK, so I'm shallow! :D
December 28, 2008  •  10:56 AM
I like pie!
May 28, 2009  •  02:09 PM
Congratulations on having the Top Viewed Profile...by a landslide. That avatar of yours works wonders, now if only you could figure out how to profit from it... (insert evil laugh)
January 10, 2010  •  05:06 PM
Hope you head injury stays non-serious and gets better soon!
March 27, 2013  •  05:40 PM
send me some of your lawn mower brew recipes.
I am very intrested to try. thanks john in florida
January 22, 2014  •  04:06 PM
Hey Yooper,

I'm a newbie and want to make wine, beer, soda, etc. For right now I'm looking for someone who fills Co2 tanks (5 lb) in Marquette. So far the only place I've found is a welding shop in Escanaba. Any ideas? Thanks, BB
January 22, 2014  •  06:59 PM
@bboyyak1 I have no idea! Try sending a message via private message (PM) to brewerforlife. He is the brewmaster at the Vierling, and he works on c02 systems on the side. He'd probably know. I know a place in Iron Mountain, so I know they are out there!
March 8, 2014  •  07:32 PM
Happy Birthday!

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