Author Archives: Josh

About Josh

I'm an engineer, brewer, vintner, gamer, hiker, biker, and many other "-ers" besides. I grew up in Connecticut, but now live and work in Delaware. This is where I put various ramblings and musings, as well as tasty recipes for beer. Yes, beer. I brew my own beer, wine, cider, mead, and other fun fermented beverages. It's fun, easy, inexpensive, and I love it. It's something I'd love to do professionally, but that's a plan for a future day. For now I work as a chemical engineer with a bunch of great people that I'm never going to talk about here. Have a great day, and good brewing to all!

Late Summer in Connecticut

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I took a trip home in September to visit family in Connecticut. Here’s a few pictures from Ender’s State Forest.

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The Math of Tak

Those of you who know me in real life know that I am a gamer. I’ve been playing board games of various sorts since I was a kid; Dungeons & Dragons and its ilk since high school; and LARPing (boffer … Continue reading

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EWM: Engineering While Muslim

Anyone who tells you that we’re living in a post-racial America is ignorant, lying, or both. Continue reading

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I did the thing again…

So. It’s, uh, been awhile. A year, in fact, since I wrote anything on here. Yup. That’s awhile, for sure. But I’m back now! And boy, do we have some catching up to do. There’s so much stuff I have … Continue reading

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The Work of One’s Hands

  I finished the blanket chest. After nearly a year, a few dozen hours of actual work, a ton of self-doubt and self-loathing, and plenty of trial and error, it is done. Those of you who’ve followed this blog for … Continue reading

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Collaboration is good!

I’ve started collaborating with a bunch of good friends on a new side project, Hot Glue and Hope. My first post there is up today. In it, I show you how to make a cheese board using only hand tools that … Continue reading

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Side Projects and Procrastination

  As I mentioned last week, I am absolutely terrible at getting projects completed on schedule and on time. I inevitably wait until the last possible second to start something, and usually wind up with an inferior product because of … Continue reading

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Sawdust is Therapeutic

Over the past few months I’ve been doing a whole lot of work around my new house. Painting, putting up trim, installing towel racks. You know, those things you do after you buy a house to make it your own. … Continue reading

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In Which I Yell At (Most) Florida Republicans

I’m going to rant a bit. I spent a couple hours tonight brewing what promises to be a rather tasty IPA, and I’m tired. I sit down at my computer to do a little reading before bed, and this story pops … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Brewing and Religion

You see that Corgi? That look of pure, unadulterated joy and excitement? He knows he is about to be thrown his ball. He is excited for his ball. He wants his ball. He’s bouncing off the floor repeatedly, begging for … Continue reading

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