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Toys for Watts

Get it? It’s a thermodynamics pun! How many brewing blogs give you wordplay like that? None of the reputable ones, that’s for sure.

Anyway… Last year I started experimenting with partial boils, due to not being able to use a garden hose in the winter. And that technique has been working well for me, [...]

Hiatus? They love us!

Obviously I haven’t been updating the blog lately (though there have been some behind-the-scenes upgrades, and hopefully you’ll notice decreased page load times). In lieu of actual content, I thought I’d share some of the reasons why, in order of ascending time-suck.

I fried my video card. A new cooling fan seems to be doing [...]

Practically a Mini-Mash

At 335 pounds, Tuesday’s grain bill (for our next seasonal, a Smoked Vienna Lager) was the smallest I’ve done yet. It’s remarkable how much more smoothly the brew day goes when you only have two-thirds the usual amount of grist to deal with…

Until the backflow valve on a sump pump broke and I spent [...]

WTF Is Going On?

So, yeah, it’s been a while. Long story short, I am now the Head Brewer at Silverton Brewing Co. Long story slightly less short, I’m also the only brewhouse employee for the time being. A 70-hour week means I managed a day off. I’m planning a minor shift in focus in that direction, blog-wise. There [...]

Sup?

In case anyone was wondering what I’ve been doing in stead of blogging, here’s (part of) the answer. I finally got around to revamping the Silverton Brewing Co. website. It’s now 100% Flash-free, and 100% grammatically correct (probably). Also, I don’t know if you’ve ever poked around in some HTML source that was generated by [...]

…And We’re Back

Hello (again). My apologies to regular readers (Google Analytics assures me there are some) for the long absence, but getting internet access was an unexpected ordeal.

Silverton is interesting, and brewing is interesting, and I’m sure I’ll be writing plenty about both in the long, cold months to come. For now, though, shiny things!

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When the Going Gets Weird…

…the weird turn pro. Say hello to Silverton, CO. Population 531, elevation 9318 ft, and soon-to-be home of Assistant Brewer Sean Terrill.

Now imagine it with eight feet of snow.

 

Same Shift, Different Day

Well, I’m unemployed again. Today’s tips, in order, were:

$1.11 $0.09 $0.11 $0.21 $0.00 $2.10 $0.01 $0.00 $0.00 $2.32 $3.21

Not only did I not make minimum wage, I had a flat – technically, I lost money by going to work today.

The moral of the story is: tip your driver well. You never know [...]

Ten Deliveries

What’s the point of having GPS on your iPhone if you aren’t going to geek out about stuff?

Name:    13 June 2010 Date:    Jun 13, 2010 6:17 pm Map:    Google Maps Distance:    48.3 miles Elapsed Time:    1:50:30 Avg Speed:    26.2 mph Max Speed:    55.1 mph Avg Pace:    02′ 17″ per mile Min Altitude:    656 ft Max Altitude:    819 ft Start Time:    2010-06-13T22:17:01Z

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How I Spend My Time at Work

I really don’t know what all the fuss is about graphic design. This was super easy and hardly looks like crap at all. (It’s also an awesome example of your tax dollars at work.)

This gag would work a lot better if it was an actual pizza.

 

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