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  • Posted in thread: Imperial IPA, First time messing with water chemistry on 01-27-2015 at 02:21 PM
    Many brewers I like and respect use 300 ppm of sulfate in their IPAs. I've tried that, and I've
    tried a lot lower- and I have one recipe (out of dozens of IPA recipes) that I like with a
    sulfate of ar...

  • Posted in thread: Giveaway: YOpener on 01-27-2015 at 01:43 PM
    Thanks for doing this- what fun!Now I can admit that the first time I saw this thread, about 7
    AM before my coffee, I did for a minute think that I was being raffled off. :drunk:Although I'm
    not sure ...

  • Posted in thread: How do YOU customize your water on 01-27-2015 at 01:32 PM
    Yooper im brewing in southern California so I ONLY use additions to lower pH in the form of
    calcium chloride or gypsum or acid malt. So is there any reason to add any of those into the
    sparge water? I...

  • Posted in thread: Campden Question on 01-27-2015 at 03:11 AM
    The ideal is to keep 50 ppm of s02 in the wine at all times. Without an SO2 meter, it's just
    guessing, but a good guestimate is one crushed and dissolved campden tablet, per gallon, at
    every other rac...

  • Posted in thread: Marshmallow beer! on 01-27-2015 at 02:13 AM
    ......... I personally thought the whole point of craft beer was lots of new and unusual
    flavours..? (At this stage I'm already bored of brewing my chocolate stouts,etc arnt you?)Way I
    see it...if you...

  • Posted in thread: Campden Question on 01-26-2015 at 10:43 PM
    Campden doesn't kill yeast, especially not wine yeast which is amazingly tolerant of
    sulfites.Sulfites (campden) is added when mixing up the must to kill bacteria and other
    microbes that may be in the...

  • Posted in thread: Sour taste....why? on 01-26-2015 at 09:45 PM
    Not only is it dry (hence, 'tart'), but that yeast strain is a saison yeast. You should get
    some tart/clove/fruity flavors from that as well.

  • Posted in thread: Whats your favorite IPA yeast? on 01-26-2015 at 09:43 PM
    My 'go-to' is WLP001, but I also like Wyeast 1335 (it's an English strain, but it's not
    'englishy' and it makes a super clear beer in the end) and I'm really getting into Omega's
    OLY-004 (also a chico...

  • Posted in thread: How do YOU customize your water on 01-26-2015 at 09:37 PM
    Yeah so far Ive been treating all of my water volume with the total amount of additions needed.
    But I was wondering if I split the addition as Bru n Water recommends will it make my
    adjustment more ac...

  • Posted in thread: I have a couple questions on an upcoming brew on 01-26-2015 at 09:33 PM
    Actually you are correct. I read the software wrong :drunk:This is what the water would end up
    being AFTER the additions Beersmith recommended...Ca 36.4Mg 15.5Na 16.5SO4 137Cl 34.7HCO3
    0Sorry about th...

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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!
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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