14 hours at the pub 14 hours at the pub

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Also know as the Lord Of The Rings marathon. Showed up at 9am for a lite breakfast before waiting in line. Then movie 1 (extended version). Spent some time exploring the building. Then movie 2 (super extended version). A costume contest. Then movie 3 ( ultra uber super extended version). Cigar bar, bluegrass and a […]

Oatmeal Stout (All Grain Experiment 2) Oatmeal Stout (All Grain Experiment 2)

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

After the success of the last all-grain stout, we decided to try an oatmeal version. We cooked oats in minimum amount of water as recommended by a book. Turned clumpy – probably kept it from adding much to the mash. In turn, the OG was low (1.042). Added 1lb natural cane sugar at end to […]

Brew Calculator

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I have been brewing more and more lately. The basics are firm, but I am still learning and finding new resources. Just spotted this great calculator on powersbrewery.home.comcast.net

Backyard wine update Backyard wine update

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

It has been just over 2 weeks since Jamie and I spent the day picking grapes. The buckets were kept upstairs where the ambient temperature was warmer. Each day, I would open the buckets and punch down the pomace that had risen to the top of the must. At first, the whole room smelled like […]

Backyard wine experiment Backyard wine experiment

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

There are some tremendous grape vines growing on the south side of my house. The vines were planted years ago by my landlord and each year we get buckets of concord, himrod, and canadice grapes. Usually, we make a little juice or jelly and let the rest go to the birds. This year, Jamie and […]

DragonSlayer Wheat Beer DragonSlayer Wheat Beer

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

DragonSlayer (super easy mini mash) recipe: Slightly modified version of Greydragon’s recipe. Ingredients (for approximately 12 gallons) 6 lbs – Wheat Malt (grain – we used 5.5lb white +1/2lb “special-b” for flavor) 6 lbs – Amber Unhopped Malt Extract (liquid) 6 lbs – Light Dry Malt Extract (dry) 3 oz – Boiling hops (Hallertau) 1 […]

Fooseball is the devil Fooseball is the devil

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Stuck in some smoky pub watching the “big game”. Good food, good suds, good friends… Guess I shouldn’t complain…

Conference Update

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Out my window So far, the conference has been great. The day started with a quick registration, some food and then the pre-work shops. I was signed up for the “Paper Prototyping” hosted by the Penn State team (the other PSU). They were informative and had great advice to offer. After a quick run thought […]