Archive for 2009

Confluence Wiki and the Pains of Theming

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Note: I was just introduced to confluence a few weeks ago, so there may be better ways to do all this. This is just what I have found as a newb confluence admin who has experience theming  other apps. Confluence is the enterprise wiki designed to “make it easy for you and your team to […]

16 Stout Ice Cream 16 Stout Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The last batch of beer was really good. So good in fact that I couldn’t bring myself to throw out the dregs left in the keg after the wedding. But, what was I to do with a quart of left-over, completely flat stout? Make ice cream, of course! Stout Ice Cream Recipe based on the […]

16 Ton Stout 16 Ton Stout

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

After the success of the last stout, I decided to brew up enough to keg for my upcoming nuptials. I even added a few more adjuncts – bringing the total amount of “grains” to lucky number 13. The brew includes barely, wheat, oats, amaranth, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, rice, corn, flax, sesame, sunflower and hazelnuts. I […]

Who needs Gravity? Who needs Gravity?

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Sorry Jamie, I just couldn’t help myself:

Multigrain Stout Experiment Multigrain Stout Experiment

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Finished off the last of the stout and decide to make a new batch. This time, inspired by the HUB Survival Stout, a bunch of extra grains were added. None were malted and only meant to add flavor – not sugars. I also plan to add some cold-brewed espresso when racked. OG was exactly 1.050. […]

Spruce Beer Update (bottled!) Spruce Beer Update (bottled!)

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

The spruce beer has been bottled and it is awesome! Jamie racked it for me last week and snuck a sip for his trouble. He immediately called and tell me how good it was. Today we bottled and it was my chance to see what had been produced.  The beer is heavenly. In the carboy […]

Cuban Cigars 101

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Note: I wrote this while in Mexico, but due to an error in the wordpress app – it was stuck on my phone. I just had a chance to  update the application, which seems to have fixed the bug. So, here we go: We spent several hours Sunday in a small cigar shop that we […]

Spruce Beer Recipe Spruce Beer Recipe

Monday, May 11th, 2009

On Friday, we brewed a batch of beer that incorporated freshly picked spruce tips. I chose a pale ale (like this recipe), but altered the hops a bit and threw in some oats and ginger for good measure. Oats in  a pale ale? Why not? Recipe 10 lb – 2 row malt 1.5 lb – […]

A Bicycle Built for Two A Bicycle Built for Two

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Last Friday, two very good friends of mine got married (to each other, no less). The ceremony was conducted on top of Rocky Butte by another friend Luke, who had gotten his reverend’s license just for the occasion. It turned out to be an extraordinary wonderfully day for the event. If they had done it […]

The PCC Foundation The PCC Foundation

Monday, May 4th, 2009

The Project As part of the web team, I create and update dozens of pages every week. However, our newest launch, the updated PCC Foundation site, is something special.  Marketing had designated the foundation a co-brand. Meaning that it needs to maintain a strong relationship to, but is not a subsection of the college. This […]