The Art of the Brew

Since the completion of my new mash tun my desire to homebrew has been back on the rise.  Over the years it’s come and gone.  There have been periods where I was making a couple beers every month.  Then suddenly I’d go half a year without brewing.  I’m sure there were any number of factors … More The Art of the Brew

Taking Control of Your Online Identity

Recently on Lifehacker and a couple of other sites that I read regularly they had been talking about your online identity. Who you are when someone types your name in to a search engine. I’m sure you’ve tried it, most people have done what has been referred to as “vanity Googling”. While vanity, or some level of curiosity may be the motivating factor behind people searching their own name online, it actually is something everyone should try. Why? Simple, so that you can be aware of how you are being presented should someone search your name. That someone could be a potential employer, client, date, or any number of other people you’ve come in contact with. If you don’t know what the search engines reveal about you, you could be in for a nasty surprise. … More Taking Control of Your Online Identity

Big Orange Mash Tun

All the parts arrived over the weekend for my new mash tun.  My old setup was a five gallon cooler with a half-assed home made false bottom and some plastic fitting.  Not at all an ideal setup, but did a decent enough job for partial-mash stuff.  Still I had been itching to get back to … More Big Orange Mash Tun