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  • UP of Michigan
  • Brewing, traveling, hunting, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and camping are some of my obsessions.
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  • Alternative, hard rock, classic rock, well anything!
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  • 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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  • Posted in thread: Please identify possible infection? on 09-04-2015 at 04:40 PM
    Looks like a ton of headspace there. If only two are infected, and all three have that much
    headspace, then you are very lucky. I'd bottle or rack the one without the pellicle to a
    smaller carboy imme...

  • Posted in thread: Citra, my God citra on 09-04-2015 at 04:38 PM
    It is usually high in AA's so can be used as a bittering hop (but somehow it feels like a waste
    using it for that?). I've grown to be careful with Citra when using it for late additions and

  • Posted in thread: Good recipe for Chinook hops???? on 09-04-2015 at 04:34 PM
    An Arrogant Bastard clone! Super easy grain bill- 13 pounds pale malt, 1.5 pounds 120L. Hop
    with 1 oz 90 minutes, 30 minutes, 5 minutes, and flame out. Dryhop if you want.I did this in
    two versions a ...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on connectors/connections on 09-04-2015 at 03:36 PM
    Ok, I played with it today with cold water. Still no leaks. :DI think I've got the priming
    thing figured out, but it's still a pain. I'm going to leave it as is, and see how it goes
    before trying to "...

  • Posted in thread: Question about 30 psi for 2 days.... on 09-04-2015 at 03:28 PM
    Is it really that freaking simple?No. Oh, sure, it'll carb but it could be overcarbed. It will
    be full of suspended sediment, cloudy, and maybe have a "bite" from the burst carbing.What's
    the temperat...

  • Posted in thread: Pressure issue on 09-04-2015 at 03:25 PM
    If you want it to be sparkling, don't release the pressure. However, I'm not sure how much
    pressure that plastic barrel and spigot can hold, so I'd use caution with it.

  • Posted in thread: Chicago/Upper Midwest growers-have you harvested yet? on 09-04-2015 at 02:25 PM
    Mine are all harvested. The first ones ready were Northern Brewer, followed by columbus. Then,
    the centennials were ready, after that the chinook was ready and the cascades were last. I
    didn't harvest...

  • Posted in thread: Probable infection in IPA. HELP! on 09-04-2015 at 01:50 PM
    you'll be fine, lacto (if thats what it is) is a slow worker. have you tasted it?? I bet its
    just fine. you gotta really screw up to create dumpenbraulacto will not continue in an O2 free

  • Posted in thread: Am I boned? on 09-04-2015 at 01:46 PM
    Would it help to rack to a secondary at this point? Trying to avoid all that crap on top and
    see if it pops back up?No. The more time it has, the worse it will get. It's already got a ton
    of headspace...

  • Posted in thread: How much is too much to steep? on 09-04-2015 at 01:42 PM
    I agree with NCSU Brewer, you could just do a BIAB. I think Vienna would be better utilized in
    a mash rather than a steep anyway.But that is a mash, from what is described. That will work.
    You can mas...

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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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