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Batch 100 (and 101)

Last week, without any real pomp, I brewed a couple beers for that thing in the desert. Turns out they were my 100th and 101st batches of homebrew. Yay! They’re both finished – or at least they’d better be, since I’m kegging them today. I had to use Wyeast 1056 (courtesy of DBC) for the […]


I can think of worse places to stop for a pint.

The Man burns in 11 days.

Steamboat Stagger

Yeah, well, let’s see how you do at 6800 ft.

Name: Steamboat Date: Aug 17, 2010 9:08 am Map: View on Map Distance: 2.05 miles Elapsed Time: 19:24.8 Avg Speed: 6.3 mph Max Speed: 7.4 mph Avg Pace: 09′ 28″ per mile Min Altitude: 6,698 ft Max Altitude: 6,798 ft


Hoisington, Kansas

1086 miles in, and already with the obscure references.

Sean, The Road, Again

See what I did there?

It’s that time again. This year’s road trip is a humdinger too – hiking in Rocky Mountain, Zion, and Yosemite NPs, plus visits with friends, family, and fellow brewers. If you’re anywhere near the blue line, give me a call.

The man burns in 26 days.

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Rock Us, Bacchus

Je vais voyager en Nouvelle-Orléans de ce soir à mercredi. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

BM2K9 Photos

This is a thoroughly inadequate attempt to convey some of what Burning Man is like. You really have to experience it for yourself, but the best summary I know of is this: Burning Man is fucking intense.

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Pitstop in Hays, KS

I think you’re supposed to play dead.

Not too clear, but you get the idea.

Me, um, driving, apparently

Steering technique? A Yuri joint.


Magnificent Desolation

The Salt Flats

Reception seems unlikely.

Timer FTW

Pyramid Lake

Yuri, getting excited

Almost there!

Waiting for entry

Finally on the playa

Most of the things you see will be juxtaposed against incredible natural beauty.

Sizzle and her flamethrower

11:11 art car

The Retro Rocket

The utter lack of safety equipment is just awesome.

Ranger Post Berlin

The path to the Man

Fallopian Moth


Wonderful nutrition overall

Art car hijinks

Giant robot spider!

Properly licensed, of course

So much penis

Neat idea

Center Camp

Not really all that naked, by BM standards

DFT enthusiasm

Darwin Fish Tank (and Dave)

Barbie Death Village

What a sweet tattoo.

Temple at sunset

Temple at sunset

Art cars are EVERYWHERE.

The sun sets on the playa

Kite farm

I don’t actually know if this was burned, but I like to think so.

Most fun I’ve ever had with my pants on

Some art is pretty funny.


I did NOT make it out far enough to see if they included Pluto.

Putt-putt in the middle of nowhere

Really sweet bike

Sunset: time to head to Martini Village

Skinny Kitty

Yuri at the Skinny Kitty

Porta-potty prize patrol

The generator WAS running.

Public transit

Two men go into Thunderdome. One man comes out. Then a little later the second comes out.

Terminal City

Nothing like a dust storm to put you in the mood to hula.

Not even as safe as it looks

So dusty

Dan and Dave

Fire spinners

The only thing there’s more of than spinning, is fire.

I miss those crazy bastards.

The Man Burns in 5 Days

1940 miles in two days; not too shabby…

I’ll be on the playa for the week, so no updates for the next little bit.

Waste Not

This is the coffee-making apparatus from the hotel room in St. Louis. Note the waste associated with brewing a single cup of coffee. I can understand the need for ensuring the hotel-room coffee-maker is clean, but I mean, this thing still has a water reservoir, so what’s the point? I guess I just feel like […]

And Sparks Will Fly in the Summer Air

I hold in my hand two tickets to Burning Man. This will either be the best idea I’ve ever had, or the worst. Or both.