Gone Fishin'


I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!


Brewing Journal: Batch #4, Entry #1

Batch #4 brew day.  Northern Brewer Bourbon Barrel Porter. Price Chopper store brand spring water purchased for $6.00  Steeped almost a pound of dark malt for 20 minutes at 152 degrees, then raised to 170 degrees and removed, continued with the boil. Hop additions at precribed times. Cooled 3 gallons of boiling wort in my Coleman cooler with a faucet water bath of 65 degrees. Wort cooled to 100 degrees in 20 minutes, ice would have been a help, but this was a better system than the kitchen sink. Original gravity was 1.065.  Had some trouble with the Wyeast smack pack, was unsure if I had broken the internal package of yeast nutrient. Turns out it broke just fine. Some fermentation activity observed in three hours, vigorous bubbling has continued through the morning of 8/31.