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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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Late Summer- The Need to Write Again

Well. Three months without an update isn’t too bad, is it? Wait. Yes it is. It’s been a really busy summer here in Delaware. I’ve been all over the country and all over the world, as a matter of fact. … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – Liquid Stupid

Today’s lesson is a variation on a recipe I originally found on the Brewboard about a year and a half ago.  I had originally wanted to brew it in January of 2010, using a simple witbier as the starter for … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – Concord Pyment

I have had several requests for a particular recipe to be posted here.  For some reason, a batch that I made last year which I had thought was hopeless has become incredibly popular.  It had started with the idea of … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – RDWHAHB

As I’m sure most of you saw already, I’ve been kind of in a panic for the last few days.  You see, this past weekend I started a new batch of strawberry wine using a very delicious recipe that I … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – Sanitation

One of, if not THE most important aspect of your brewing practices, is sanitation.  Sanitation is the overall cleanliness of your brewing process, including your equipment, ingredients, and yourself, as well as your brewing methods.  The first thing to know … Continue reading

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