Sunday, October 30, 2011

bad santa

winter warmer/spice ale is in the fermenter... OG came in a bit low, 1.064 instead of 1.085, not enough volume lost to boil off again. cinnamon is in the primary, vanilla on hold till bottling.

temporary name: Bad Santa (that's the name on the recipe from BYO.) Not sure on buried castle's name yet.

Full Recipe

Saturday, October 29, 2011


I failed at my mission, but bill found the gopro... here's the firstish test vid

Occupy REI

We arrived @ 2100 and were the 10th tent in line (which actually became #8 once we evicted the two placeholder tents), good enough to be in group 1 to hit the corral at 1000. A cold, damp night followed by a snowy morning. REI garage sale success: pedals, tools, and gopro and new friends among the fellow campers. REI failure: let the softshell getaway


After a rainy night into snowy day at the garage sale, the first all grain batch has been updated and renamed. Previously "pumpkin" is now "Chunkin." This beer is well into bottle conditioning. First tastes may be ready in time for Halloween.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

rainy day

mash tun is fixed, cherries are ready.... waiting for the rain to stop. Bad santa sunday instead?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

EDIM508 728 Challenge

Count Qnum Response
100 1 I'm Jeff,coatesville alt ed + cyber science teacher, + mountain biker, climber, photographer, guide
86 2 Goal = explore/integrate resources to improve student engagement, motivation, learning
89 3 Students can and want to learn. The world is waiting to be explored and undestood by them
101 4 Tech brings resources, interaction, process, engagement, otherwise difficult for classroom or student
82 5 Concerned about working with limited technology and restrictive policies at school
100 6 Alt Ed program is asynchonline learning,+ cyber school. I find and add rsrc and options for students
85 7 smaller classroom, no group instruction, mix of content areas, emphasis on technology

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Going Grain

First all grain brew day, pumpkin ale... ready to enjoy by thanksgiving

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Valley Green

 Back to the Wissahickon Valley.  This time on foot.

Morris Arboretum

It was a really long time since school field trips to Morris Arboretum, so Will and I spent the day exploring it.  It was much better than I remembered.  That's probably because there no classes or presentations to go to.