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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 […]

Burning Beers 2: Electric Boogaloo

I haven’t posted in… let’s see… six months. Yikes. Here’s a quartet of beer recipes, though, so that’s basically the same as posting almost once per month.

10.2 Mk2: I’m still struggling to get the attenuation I need out of my Belgian-style “Blond” (I use quotation marks because BJCP-wise, it would be a Belgian Specialty […]


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Burning Beers

Oh yeah, good stuff. Especially in cans. Labels were ordered today!


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

The Man burns in 11 days.

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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Playa Dust Pale Ale

Sometimes I just can’t leave well enough alone. I decided I needed a second beer ready for Burning Man, so I whipped up a hopbursted APA recipe that would use up some odds and ends on a day’s notice. Apparently I angered Ninkasi with my lack of planning though: I accidentally doughed in with 3.75 […]

Black Rock Maibock

Graphics courtesy the Beer Labelizer.

It’s so damn hot! Brewing was a poor choice!

Seriously, it was pretty nasty yesterday, but I had to get in my Burning Man brew session; I’d already put it off at least a month longer than I should have. From last year’s burn I learned two important facts:


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.