Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pear Wine Must

15 lbs Ripe Pears
1/2 lbs Honey
1/4 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
Boiling water to 5 gallons
1 package Red Star Montrachet
Yeast Nutrient according to package

Wash pears.
Boil water.
Remove stems, seeds, bad spots.
Puree pears in blender.
Pour into 5 gallon water jug.
Add honey to boiling water.
Fill to shoulder of jug with boiling water.

Allow to cool to room temp (59f to 86f)
Add yeast and nutrient.
Shake for 15 minutes.
Attach Airlock




Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Heated slippers

The insole were made for duck hunting but the worked really well in my cartman slippers. They have a protection circuit so they won't go over 98 degrees F.  Nickel Metal batteries last about 6 hours.


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Making E Juice

Beno, Dan Sweetin, and me making e-juice. I got enough ejuice for 2 years for $103.











Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Protesting the Governor's Cuts








While I was under the dome in the capital building I let a bif fart rip and cleared out a good area.

#SHITONILLINOIS

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Braggot Ingredients





from the top left:

Honey, 3 kinds of malt
Can of cherries, lemon,lime,orange, northern brewer hops, saaz hops
Bottle caps, priming sugar (under the fruit)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Mead The Vikings Stole

A Braggot is a mead (honey wine) made with a beer recipe. They were popular in northern Scotland during the time of the Picts (800 to 1200 AD). Whether they bought it or more likely stole it, the Vikings drank it.

Here is my braggot recipe for 5 gallons:

4lbs Light Amber Honey
1 lbs Weyermann Carafoam Malt (for body and head)
1 lbs Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt
1 lbs Belgian Special B Malt
1 orange (zest & juice)
1 lemon (zest & juice)
1 cup of sour cherries
2 oz US Northern Brewer Hop Pellets (Boil 60 minutes)
2 oz Czech Saaz Hop Pellets (1 oz add to boil at 15 minutes, 1 oz add to secondary fermenter)

Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager Yeast

 

Monday, January 5, 2015

My New (to me) Kimball Artist Console Piano

http://youtu.be/S939BjRJf0I

Spinets aren't the best sound but for $120 tuned and ready. That includes all the tools and parts to fix most of it's problems. It fit nicely for the space i had for it. Sounds nice in my room. Thanks to Dan and Freddy

Oh and that's the piano part to my song The Blow Job Blues