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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
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  • 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!
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  • UP of Michigan
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  • Posted in thread: New to partial mash, a few questions on 01-20-2017 at 02:36 PM
    Thanks, I'll be starting on this soon, I'll let you guys know how it turns out.Edit: how much
    base malt (pale and otherwise) would I need to use to do this all grain? I know extract
    efficiency is 100%...

  • Posted in thread: New to partial mash, a few questions on 01-20-2017 at 02:58 AM
    Will 104 be enough to degelatinize the oats for them to convert properly? I plan on using a
    half pound and would hate to waste them. I assume I'll lose some temp when I add my sparge
    water so I'll hav...

  • Posted in thread: Mash PH adjustment before mash temps reached on 01-19-2017 at 03:19 AM
    Is there any downside to adding all your brew salts and acid to your water, then adding your
    grain and checking PH before heating to mash temps before conversion starts? My system is eBIAB
    so I could ...

  • Posted in thread: First yeast wash on 01-19-2017 at 01:40 AM
    Is it better for the yeast to re-pitch as is (no washing), or would you consider washing an
    unnecessary part?Washing yeast means to use acid and actually wash the yeast and that is a
    valid technique. ...

  • Posted in thread: Broken bottle on 01-18-2017 at 02:59 PM
    When you primed for bottling, did you dissolve about 5 ounces of sugar in some boiling water?
    Or did you add the sugar to the pail without dissolving? The reason I ask is because if it was
    dissolved w...

  • Posted in thread: First yeast wash on 01-18-2017 at 02:27 PM
    Your using 2 full mason jars per 5 gallon batch? Seems like a lot.I go one full jar. I think
    its like 500ML,maybe 350-400 of actual slurry if I decant before swirling it up.Which is still
    more than th...

  • Posted in thread: First yeast wash on 01-18-2017 at 02:59 AM
    Ive been watching some youtube videos.... They only take the top liquid and call them bottom
    the Trub and leave that behind... did I do it wrong and transfer the Trub? Should I do it again
    and take on...

  • Posted in thread: Wine kit shows no fermentation after 48 hours on 01-18-2017 at 02:20 AM
    I checked it again just now and there was a small amount of white bubbles on top, but nothing
    like the massive head of foam I remember from my last wine kit (which also came to me on a
    boat). The foam...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering wine? on 01-17-2017 at 02:17 AM
    If you start with a clear wine, filtering will polish it and it should come out brilliantly
    clear. What size pads are you thinking?

  • Posted in thread: How many people use a Keggle for HLT/HERMS for 10gallon batches? on 01-17-2017 at 02:15 AM
    The only issue I have with my 3 keg system is that the HLT holds a max of about 13 gallons,
    with the HERMS coil in there and the electric element. Most batches need 15 gallons of water to
    start. It wo...

Broken Leg Brewery Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
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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