Archive for 2021

Joe at the trailhead in the dark Mt. Adams (c2c w/ a friend)

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

I try to climb Mt. Adams each year. It is a beautiful mountain and the climbing route offers majestic views and a reasonable challenge without being too technical. Last year, I decided to try a single day, car-to-car climb. This made for a very long trek: 14 miles, 7000′ of elevation gain and loss… not […]

Simple Crusty Bread Simple Crusty Bread

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

I used to bake a lot of bread, but eventually got out of the habit. Then the pandemic happened… and like everyone else, I suddenly had the time and need to again bake. But… if I’m going to take he time to bake bread, I might as well bake beautiful bread. For the past few […]

Sake log (take 2)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Just keeping track of the initial sake experiments: Day 0 (2021-02-01) Preparing the rice. After a false start, I am planning to do things right. This time the rice will be soaked and steamed in preparation of day 1. 8pm – 2.5lbs of sweet, short-grain rice was rinsed and set up to soak overnight. It […]

Sake log (false start)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Just keeping track of the initial sake experiments. Unfortunalty, this first attempt didn’t make it far. Feel free to learn from my mistakes: Day 1 9 cups (dry) of sushi rice was prepared. This took 3 batches in my small rice cooker: 3 cups rice + 3.75 cups water for a firmer rice. Why plain […]

Sake experiments

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

I’ve been homebrewing beer, mead, and wine for a while now – but, the one item on my list yet to try at home is Sake. I am in no way an expert on the beverage, but I really do enjoy the dry/fragment beverage. So, let’s dive in… Overview For anyone who stumbles across this: […]