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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: Thin mash on 09-02-2014 at 01:09 AM
    I accidentally left the HLT valve open and got way too much water in my mash. It is now to the
    point of about 2.3 quarts per pound. Should I just call it quits since pretty early and just
    get new grai...

  • Posted in thread: Using flaked rice in cream ales. How much is too much? on 09-02-2014 at 12:56 AM
    So will flaked corn and flaked rice not mix well for this level of use? Is it better to use one
    or the other but not necessarily both? I know that flaked adjuncts like wheat, corn and rice
    have a shor...

  • Posted in thread: Did I mess up? on 09-02-2014 at 12:52 AM
    did you test the brix before deciding too harvest and crush.... It seems a bit early for cab
    grapes...If you want to have any chance at making decent wine you need to buy a refractometer
    and test the ...

  • Posted in thread: Using flaked rice in cream ales. How much is too much? on 09-02-2014 at 12:30 AM
    That's fine. You can cut out the corn and go with all flaked rice as your adjunct if you'd
    like, and go as high as 30% flaked rice if you want a super light American lager beer. I like
    the idea of som...

  • Posted in thread: 10gal BIAB on 09-02-2014 at 12:27 AM
    Hello All,I am planning a new BIAB setup for 10gal batches. After reading through this forum
    and other others I decided on a 20gal brew kettle. After further consideration and
    pondering....Question #1...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein - Cane Sugar + Champagne Yeast = Okay Result? on 09-02-2014 at 12:19 AM
    Oh that is good to know because I had this impression of corn sugar being the sort of "holy
    grail" of wine making ;-)I wasn't sure what the fuss was all about, really. I'm sure some
    people claim to ta...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein - Cane Sugar + Champagne Yeast = Okay Result? on 09-01-2014 at 11:56 PM
    I haven't used corn sugar in wine- but you certainly could. Chemically, it's so similar to beet
    and cane sugar that I've never tried to track down corn sugar. Wine yeast metabolize sucrose
    just fine, ...

  • Posted in thread: Masstoberfest 2014 on 09-01-2014 at 11:34 PM
    This is like shooting smelt in a barrel. Who wants to spank Yooper's
    azz?Whoooo!Whoooooooooo!Ok. The line forms to the left. $50/ chance. No. Cash only. Did you
    really need to ask?Oh, you are just so ...

  • Posted in thread: My beer comes out way too bitter on 09-01-2014 at 11:27 PM
    I made a 1 gal batch following this hop schedule (but only used 1/5 the amounts) and it still
    came out tasting the same. It smelt a lot nicer, it smelt fantastic! but still had a concrete
    taste. Could...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity question on 09-01-2014 at 11:24 PM
    You can use anything that sounds good to you- brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, regular sugar,
    treacle, whatever. I personally hate the taste of molasses and fermented brown sugar, which
    tastes like mo...

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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!