Bottled a batch of scotch ale today. 49 bottles: 45 12oz and 4 20something oz bottles. Scotch ale is a pale ale where the malt is peat-smoked which lends a burnt-ish taste reminiscent of Scotch whisky. I’m carbonating in bottle … Continue reading
We’ve been building little food and gear kits for disaster preparedness as well as general unforseen circumstances… and zombies. For example, we made a simple “concert kit” with some groundcloth, a compressible blanket, earplugs, binoculars, flashlight, a tiny first aid … Continue reading
Julie and I joined our friends Ted and Claire on a trip down to Los Angeles via San Luis Obispo this last weekend Saturday to Tuesday. I decided to split our recent vacation trip report in a few parts for … Continue reading
Bottling a beer today. Maybe. We’re pretty tired from cleaning the bottles, and that’s just the outside. We reuse beer bottles, so we clean them inside and out, santize them to kill any nasties, fill, and cap them. We need … Continue reading
A while back I said we made a batch of beer intending to be in time for the Harry Potter movie as a recreation of the butter beer. Well, things didn’t work out as planned, but it was still an … Continue reading
OK, what happened? I used to be a “I don’t drink coffee” person, but something broke recently, and the addiction’s on. Read on to see how I manage it.
I can’t believe I typed that. Julie got 10 kinds of excited about brewing the next batch of beer, and on Sunday we put together a special cask-strength edition of Butterbeer.
Drove up with my friend Hannah to see the Giants’ Opening Day Game in San Francisco at 3Com…PacBell…AT&T Park. Forecast was heavy rain, thundershowers, and hail. All we noticed were ballpark sausages, garlic fries, and home runs. Go Giants!