So, I took the winter off from brewing. Working with Dan gave me lots of time to talk and think about brewing, so it was definitely on my mind, but never something I was actively doing. He went from someone who was interested in brewing to full blown homebrewer inside of a month or two. All those conversations about brewing gave me the itch to brew, and I needed to scratch that itch. My wife was going to be out of the house all day one Sunday, so I figured there was no better time to start brewing. Continue reading
Solid start to this year. Decent number of games on the list so far. There would probably be more if I didn’t sink so much time into Tropico 4 and Neptune’s Pride II: Triton. Continue reading
Sometimes I think people think I sound like one of the first two guys in this video.
Time is my enemy. I bought a lot of games, but didn’t play all of them. Several of the ones I did play, I sunk a considerable amount of time into (Skyrim, Diablo 3, Borderlands 2 and XCOM). That probably had a lot to do with it. So here’s what actually got finished in 2012… Continue reading
The semester is finally winding down, so now is as good a time as any to write about the oatmeal stout I’ll be drinking and sharing all winter.
I have spent the last couple of months on an oatmeal stout kick. It started when I drank the Oatmeal Stout from the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, and it just spiraled from there. Just with a quick recollection I can remember drinking: Continue reading
It’s been a long time since I last did anything here. To be fair, it is kind of difficult to fit a blog into a real life. However, I have a free moment or two right now so I might as well update on my recent brewing quests.
Before, say, a month ago, the last time I had brewed was back in April. Redoing the basement really threw that off (and will get a blog post of its own once I take some “after” pictures). One of my coworkers recently got into brewing, and we knew some others who brewed as well, and talking with him about it really reinvigorated my spirits. So we planned a day for everyone to get together and brew, which seemed like a great idea, and everyone was psyched for it. Unfortunately, life got in the way and I didn’t make it over to brew with them, but I still set up shop and brewed on my own – brewing with them in spirit, in a sense. Continue reading
For no reason other than the fact that there are not enough hours in any given day, it’s been a long time since my last brew session. I rectified that situation this weekend by firing up the burner to make an IPA. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before or not, but I use the “brew in a bag” method for my brewing, since it gives me the control of all-grain batches without having to purchase a whole lot of new equipment. It’s a great method, the only limit I’ve found with it is with large grain bill batches, but it’s easy to substitute a few pounds of dried extract in the place of base malt (which is what I did). Continue reading
DRIPA at Shores Inn.
Since the world is supposed to end this year, I figure I might as well go out with a bang, so I’m proud to announce the Imperial Stout that wasn’t supposed to be! Continue reading
So, I just did some quick calculations on my Steam account. And when I say quick, I meant for this to take five minutes and instead it took an hour.
First, according to the Wasted on Steam Calculator, my account has seen about 618.8 hours of playtime total. Of that 618, Skyrim alone makes up 12% at 74.2 hours. That’s just where it stands now, I haven’t even finished the game yet. Continue reading