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  • Brewing, traveling, hunting, fishing, kayaking, 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!
  • Chianti; pinot grigio; catawba grape wine; tannat/merlot; apple wine; crabapple wine; dandelion wine; rhubarb wine; concord grape wine; zinfindel; sauvignon blanc; pinot noir; native grape wine; oaked chokecherry wine, and a LOT more!
  • Too much to mention, but if you come over I'll pour you one!
  • Female
  • Married
  • UP of Michigan
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  • Posted in thread: Western Wisconsin Brewery/Brewpub Recommendations? on 08-24-2016 at 02:07 AM
    we're skipping Madison (and New Glarus) this trip, so it's on the list for next time.Right now
    we're thinking Eau Claire, after a stop in Wausau for one day/night to stock up at the Asian
    markets and ...

  • Posted in thread: Turbo Cider Changed Colour on 08-24-2016 at 02:01 AM
    Time changes the pigment in wine in my experience- bright pink fruits drop color and will be
    golden in color after the sediment drops out. I've never experienced that with cider but I've
    never added b...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling with champagne yeast on 08-24-2016 at 01:54 AM
    I have some of the fast pitch yeast starter, would that work?I'm sorry, I have no idea what
    that is. I use sugar, water, and dry champagne yeast that is 79 cents. I don't know of any
    product that repl...

  • Posted in thread: Coopers Lager, Smells Funny and Tastes Vile on 08-24-2016 at 01:33 AM
    In my experience, your results with the Cooper "lagers" is typical. I never once made a
    drinkable beer with one of those kits, or with their yeast. I quit brewing a long time because
    I thought that I ...

  • Posted in thread: beer in keg taste flat on 08-24-2016 at 01:11 AM
    One of my keg i used priming sugar but i added the keg in the fridge so that is my first
    problem there. And yes after 2 week i added under co2 at serving pressureOk, in order for 10
    psi to be right fo...

  • Posted in thread: alcohol content question on 08-23-2016 at 11:01 PM
    Just out of curiosity, how much did you use for how big of a batch? I'm working on some cider
    now, same yeast and very close SG. My Gravity reading was 0.994 after 6days in primary. That
    stuff is craz...

  • Posted in thread: Post your weight gain on 08-23-2016 at 12:47 PM
    I was in the middle of grad school when I started. Weight has dropped steadily with the
    reduction in stress and more time to eat better.With a handle like "bruteforce", I don't
    exactly see you as a sk...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling with champagne yeast on 08-23-2016 at 12:43 PM
    The easy way is to make your priming solution, cool it, and stir in a package of champagne
    yeast. The packages are 6 grams, I believe. Then rack the beer into it and bottle.The idea is
    that champagne ...

  • Posted in thread: Where in the world is EdWort? on 08-23-2016 at 02:14 AM
    I was in Bee Cave last spring, and I suddenly pulled out my phone and didn't have his number,
    just an email. Darn it. Next time, I need to plan in advance!

  • Posted in thread: Western Wisconsin Brewery/Brewpub Recommendations? on 08-23-2016 at 02:12 AM
    We want to do a 3 day (ish) road trip next month. I am familiar with Milwaukee area brewing
    "things" but we are thinking about going a bit west and going to places like Pearl Street.Do
    you have any re...

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July 18, 2008  •  01:03 AM
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  •  03:12 PM
Yooper makes the best Pfeffernussen this side of the Pecos...
October 25, 2008  •  10:24 PM
Hey! You ever been to Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire?
October 26, 2008  •  09:59 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  •  11:52 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  •  04:56 PM
I like pie!
May 28, 2009  •  07:09 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  •  11:06 PM
Hope you head injury stays non-serious and gets better soon!
March 27, 2013  •  10:40 PM
send me some of your lawn mower brew recipes.
I am very intrested to try. thanks john in florida
January 22, 2014  •  10:06 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 23, 2014  •  12:59 AM
@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 9, 2014  •  01:32 AM
Happy Birthday!
November 24, 2014  •  11:14 AM
good to see youre still kicking around yoop. ya'll see any deer this yr?
January 29, 2015  •  10:47 PM
Hey Yooper

Love the new atavar on your profile!
When I see it appear in a thread, I know it's a must-read! SR
May 1, 2015  •  06:28 PM
Hey there, I just found your Da Yoopers ale recipe and was wondering if there is a tie-in to the music/comedy troop Da Yoopers? Just curious, love that group :P
May 19, 2015  •  01:23 AM
Please help me out, I renewed membership & also pay my monthly dues & I cannot post anything... Heres what I get when posting:

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