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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!
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  • Married
  • UP of Michigan
  • Winter Texan


  • Posted in thread: Brew dog Punk IPA kit rubbish instructions help! on 12-05-2016 at 04:18 PM
    Thanks for thatI didnt get anything like the one you've provided in the box but I seem to have
    done pretty much what its asked purely by being a spawny git I think!. Its asking for 3
    tablespoons of ho...

  • Posted in thread: First Cider atempt - stopping carbonation? on 12-05-2016 at 03:54 PM
    So that will kill the yeast or just slow it down? Don't like the idea of giving away bottles to
    other people if I'm not shure if the fermentation is complete.Fermentation is NOT complete, not
    if it wa...

  • Posted in thread: Any corny kegs to avoid? Favour? on 12-05-2016 at 03:42 PM
    You're going to carb it in a fridge, and then bottle it carbonated? If you're going to do that,
    you may want to go with a Blichmann beergun, as bottling carbonated beer can be a pain. Or, if
    you want ...

  • Posted in thread: Martinelli wine on 12-04-2016 at 02:49 PM
    It's so easy!Try this:

  • Posted in thread: Best way to emulate munich malt? on 12-04-2016 at 02:33 PM
    Aromatic malt is a darker kilned Munich malt- so that would work.But, why not use Munich malt?
    Hold the grains at 150-155 for 20-40 minutes, and you can use Munich or aromatic malt.Any cara-
    type malt...

  • Posted in thread: Dead Guy Clone (Extract & AG- see note) on 12-04-2016 at 01:18 PM
    Yeah, would attempt that if it was an option. But when i get my grains from LHBS, they are
    crushed and mixed...so no way to substitute. So cant try to substitute anything, because I got
    what I got.Don...

  • Posted in thread: Why not let us know where you're from? on 12-04-2016 at 01:11 PM
    It seems a lot of folks are afraid to disclose their location around here. I have never been
    very specific but I give a state at least. Is there something to fear? I can count on less than
    one hand th...

  • Posted in thread: Grape wine - there is no bubbles while secondary fermentation on 12-04-2016 at 01:08 PM
    The wine is probably finished. If you have hydrometer readings available (and you should, if
    you've moved it to secondary), the reading should reflect that.

  • Posted in thread: Good Samaritan on 12-03-2016 at 02:32 PM
    I mean no harm. I truly am in hopes that people can be adults. I don't want any burdens placed
    on any one. Sadly, if this can't be because of what "we" have become. Then so be it. I will
    still hope th...

  • Posted in thread: Good Samaritan on 12-03-2016 at 03:01 AM
    Ruined by a bunch of grinches...Well, not a grinch, but there was enough squabbles and "no
    fairs" that it required quite a bit of moderation and attention and sometimes it's harder to
    manage than othe...

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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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