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  • UP of Michigan
  • 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


  • Posted in thread: Mash pH predictions on 11-28-2015 at 12:59 AM
    Firstly....my apologies for the long post. I hope someone has the patience to read it.After a
    few years and over 100 batches brewed, I've decided to progress from using the guidelines in
    the "Brewing ...

  • Posted in thread: HERMS recirc rate vs sparge rate on 11-27-2015 at 06:58 PM
    Thanks! I understand how sparging on the fast side might hurt efficiency, but I don't get how
    it can cause channelling. If I maintain a few inches of water over the grainbed during
    sparging, how would...

  • Posted in thread: HERMS recirc rate vs sparge rate on 11-27-2015 at 06:46 PM
    For those of you who fly sparge with a HERMS system, do you sparge at the same rate that you
    recirc at or do you throttle back? With my setup, I can recirc with my Chugger wide opened, but
    I'm not sur...

  • Posted in thread: Getting away from airlocks on 11-27-2015 at 06:36 PM
    Unless you live in the desert, it takes a pretty long time for an airlock to go dry.I have had
    some wine in carboys in my living room behind the couch since December 2013, and I keep
    thinking I'll bot...

  • Posted in thread: Chinook SMaSH hop schedule wanted on 11-27-2015 at 05:57 PM
    It depends on what you want. If you want a firmly bitter all-chinook (a la Arrogant Bastard),
    I'd go with 1 ounce at 60/15/5/whirlpool. If you want more of an APA type of beer, I'd go with
    .50 oz FWH/...

  • Posted in thread: Rogue's Beard Beer has been One-Upped! on 11-27-2015 at 05:20 PM
    Oh, God. ANOTHER thread about this?Let's just let it go, shall we? This forum is a great place
    to talk about beer, but let's not go into gross things that have NOTHING to do with brewing. It
    could go ...

  • Posted in thread: I think I'll actually do an IBU test! on 11-27-2015 at 04:29 PM
    Are you having the beers tested by a lab? Or is your test not really a test, but a tasting

  • Posted in thread: My last batch of Beer! on 11-27-2015 at 04:18 PM
    I hate to be a dissenter, but I found that using those pre-hopped LME kits (ie Coopers and the
    like) NEVER made a decent beer for me.Sure, water without iron will be important, but using a
    good qualit...

  • Posted in thread: wipa yeast selection on 11-27-2015 at 04:06 PM
    Much of the haze comes from the wheat, but if you want a "clean" taste and don't want to use
    something like S05 which is pretty low flocculating, Wyeast #1010 (American wheat) would work

  • Posted in thread: New Toy on 11-27-2015 at 03:52 PM
    I'd have to brew something that was ready quick, just to make sure I could get some
    not-quite-immediate-but-fast satisfaction. :DMake sure you take lots of pictures and let us
    know how it works out fo...

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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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