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  • Upper Michigan
  • Brewing, traveling, hunting, fishing, playing hockey, canoeing, hiking and camping are some of my obsessions.
  • brewing,winemaking,hockey,hunting,fishing,camping,reading,travel
  • Lorena
  • Alternative, hard rock, classic rock, well anything!
  • Classics, or comedies.
  • Way too many to list- classics, trash, mysteries, non-fiction, everything
  • 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!
  • Open to suggestions!
  • apple cider; rhubarb wine; blueberry wine; blackberry wine; dandelion wine; plum wine; crabapple wine; native grape wine; concord grape wine; chokecherry wine
  • Chianti; pinot grigio; catawba grape wine; tannat/merlot; apple wine; crabapple wine; dandelion wine; rhubarb wine; concord grape wine; zinfindel; sauvignon blanc; pinot noir; and a LOT more!
  • Too much to mention, but if you come over I'll pour you one!
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  • Posted in thread: Pearl barley on 12-26-2014 at 02:28 AM
    Can I use it straight or do I have to roast it or do anything to it first?It has to be mashed
    with the base grain. You can use a little of it, maybe 25% or so, if you have enough diastatic
    power for c...

  • Posted in thread: Whats on my beer? on 12-26-2014 at 01:32 AM
    It looks like lactobacillus. I would guess it's been in that bucket a while, as it needs oxygen
    to form.

  • Posted in thread: Your go to brew on 12-26-2014 at 01:29 AM
    I always have a house IPA on tap, and a pale ale or American red. Then, whatever else strikes
    my fancy but generally something hoppy, or something totally different from the others like an
    oatmeal sto...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity question on 12-26-2014 at 01:27 AM
    The skinny:We're not new to brewing beer and hard cider, but wine is an new venture for us.Wife
    shows up with a flat of white grapes, so we made 2 one gallon batches that slightly vary from
    each other...

  • Posted in thread: Sparkloid on 12-26-2014 at 12:39 AM
    It might work. It depends on what is causing the haze.If it's a pectin haze, pectic enzyme
    would work.If it's a haze caused by positively charged particles (protein), then a negatively
    charged fining ...

  • Posted in thread: Cider 101 on 12-26-2014 at 12:32 AM
    So the two quarts of sludge I poured into an old glass apple juice jar (previously I had made
    starters in it) with an airlock, has now nearly cleared. I've moved it a few times, but most of
    the sludge...

  • Posted in thread: What did Santa bring you? on 12-25-2014 at 11:04 PM
    We don't do much for holidays- but I got two t-shirts and a CD.Here's one of the t-shirt
    (unflattering picture of me for sure, but I burst out laughing at the t-shirts from my grandson
    and husband):24...

  • Posted in thread: Tubing length keg question on 12-25-2014 at 10:52 PM
    Right there with us Gavin. I just installed this today and can't wait to fill it and run it.
    244316I'm pretty much an IPA/APA brewer and will be serving at a constant 2.4 vol of C02. My
    fridge here is...

  • Posted in thread: Dogfish Head 60 Minute Clone (AG) & Extract on 12-25-2014 at 08:49 PM
    I just brewed this recipe (extract version) and got an OG of 1.081. My boil was approximately 2
    to 2.5 gallon in a 3 gallon kettle. Will the higher OG be ok?You used 9.5 pounds of liquid
    extract, or 7...

  • Posted in thread: Lack of bottle condition a result of low nutrient, lack of yeast or both? on 12-25-2014 at 08:10 PM
    I think it's a couple of things. First, stalling the yeast means, well, that the yeast are
    injured. It's probably a good thing, as at 1.012, if the yeast were still active you'd have
    bottle bombs. I'm...

Broken Leg Brewery Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006 Find me on facebook: Lorena Evans But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much! https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
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!
November 24, 2014  •  05:14 AM
good to see youre still kicking around yoop. ya'll see any deer this yr?

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