Two things that I have been devoting my time outside of work on these days, besides my family as well which we are expecting an addition to arrive any day now.
I have been working on this side project from time to time for quite a few years now and it has just finally taken a different direction as I have always wanted it to. I apologize that I am not giving out all the information now but I am still working pretty hard on it to get it to a finalized state so it is usable by the time my customer needs it. Additionally, I feel by writing it quickly on a Monday morning I will not give enough details in to who this project came about and some ideas I have for the future of the project.
It has been about 4 years since I brewed beer more frequently and I have finally gotten around to picking the hobby back up again. I decided to grab a kit in December from Midwest Supplies
called Maple Syrup Dark Ale
. Lets just say that day was a learning experience as my first batch (yes I had to do two), I was rushing to much and not checking the size of my boiling pot. Needless to say I did it a second time paying close attention to all the details and I am hopeful this batch is going to turn out good.
On January 8th moved it from the carboy to bottles and am now just waiting patiently to see if it turned out good or if I am going to have to pour all the bottles down the drain. If this one and a few more turn out good, I will post a few tips and tricks that I have found useful to anyone wanting to pick the hobby up. However, I have to wait to post them to ensure the tips and tricks I remember produce the beer I remember.
Well that is all I have for a Monday evening.
Finally have found some time to download Word Press for Android on my phone in hopes that it will allow me to use this more and update things more frequently. So far in writing this it seems like it has a lot of features and should allow a nice mobile medium to post on the go as I don’t always find myself by my laptop computer. Additionally, what I have noticed is that most nights by the time I get home from work the last thing I think about is getting online to post something.
I will work on another post tonight to let you know of some things I have been working on.
So much for trying to keep up with this blog as you can tell from my previous posts. I guess I have been busy with life in general and other random things.
However, I have been working on this other project that I have made a lot of progress on but can’t seem to get the client to agree to the final part. This has made me put that project on hold for the last couple of weeks which has actually worked out well and has given me time to to help a non-profit in Iowa with a couple of things. Also, I was able to prepare for winter or really my wifes need for wanting a fire all the time by splitting a bunch of wood last Friday.
Finally, I have been paying more attention to the Craft Beer scene here around the Twin Cities but even in Minnesota in general and it is really blowing up. I will make another post specifically about that as I might stop by the Golden Nugget tonight to try another some more new beers from Lucid Brewing.
So as I haven’t been as productive on posting anything I have actually been busy.