394 reputation
19
bio website northernbrewer.com/brewing
location Michigan
age 34
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen Apr 14 '10 at 17:20
I love me some beer!

Jun
12
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
3
awarded  Popular Question
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
29
awarded  Yearling
Jan
28
answered Wet Crushing Grain
Jan
27
comment A good style for first batch?
I agree, throw some malt extract, water, hops and yeast together and learn as you go. As long as the beer comes out drinkable you are good to go. As your knowledge grows your beers will be more and more drinkable. Cheers!
Jan
26
comment Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Boiling
I have a similar arrangement worked out with my brother in law. Everything is stored at my house because I have room. His apartment doesn't allow proper storage so everything is always in my basement. Its a nice trade off because I have access to both of our brewing equipment at all times. If you have a small space and need room I'm sure there is someone out there that would love to have brew stuff at their house for the privilege of storing them.
Jan
20
comment Remedy for a Stuck sparge
Blowing air back through the exit tube has almost always worked for me too. Its quick, easy and usually works well.
Jan
14
accepted Is a yeast starter required when brewing a lager?
Jan
14
asked Is a yeast starter required when brewing a lager?
Jan
7
comment Bottle Sizes Smaller than 12 Ounces?
Little Kings beer is made by Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. out of Ohio.
Jan
7
revised Bottle Sizes Smaller than 12 Ounces?
added 11 characters in body
Jan
7
comment Shipping beer cheaply
If asked be sure to state the items inside the box are "live yeast samples" and not beer. I believe it is illegal to knowingly ship beer. I'm not positive about any of this but once heard it.
Jan
7
answered Bottle Sizes Smaller than 12 Ounces?
Jan
7
answered Cocoa Nibs for Chocolate Flavorings
Jan
6
comment Adding Bourbon flavor to a beer
I just soak my oak chips in a bottle of bourbon and have not ahd any issues with not boiling it. The alcohol keeps it clean. I see that others dont think this is a smart thing to do so I amy be wrong but it works for me.
Jan
4
accepted Replace o-Rings on Keg?
Jan
4
comment Old grain and hops stored in fridge for 1 year - ok to use?
The hops if stored correctly will still be usable but will not be as good as newer hops as they break down over time losing all the good stuff. Just be aware that whatever AA% they were originally they are likely a bit lower now. (That my understanding anyways)
Jan
4
answered Where do you brew?
Jan
4
accepted Wort Chiller Cool Down Times?