Well, that sure took a while. If I can come out from behind the scenes here at nicehat.org a minute, I broke a couple things on the backend including some libraries I reference in a script I use to make … Continue reading
The key word is tired. The days are running together very well. I have a good flow to and from the conference and i’m eating and am hungry at the right time, but I am just tired.
The work begins. I put in almost 12 hours of computer wrangling on Saturday to get the environment up and running for the conference. Sunday was spent in dry runs of the studies, so it’s almost at the point I … Continue reading
Not too much to report, mostly because I was in a plane for most of the day. I did learn a few things, and I had two beers. Not a bad start.
Today I opened up our first bottle of the new homebrew. It’s a Scotch Ale, and I have dubbed it the MacAlan. It’s supposed to be a “wee heavy” which means usually 7%+ alcohol by volume, but I think it’s … Continue reading
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
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