Biking to Work

As I was working on implementing a Google Map for my Portland, OR based posts, I came across my bike route to work I had loaded into Google Maps… It’s about 12 miles from N Portland to Lewis & Clark College. A great ride featuring views of all the mountains around us, the river, bridges,…

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I HAVE THE POWER

My first attempt at a jungle song… It actually turned out quite like I intended, but listening to it years later, I definitely would have changed a few things… Hmm. Maybe a remix will be on it’s way? Enjoy! I Have the Power

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Spontaneous Ink

Last night, my wife and I were out and about on the town and she proposed we stop by her friend’s new tattoo shop in Portland to spec out her new tattoo. Lo and behold, there was a seat open, and I asked about walk-ins. I ended up getting the tattoo to the right in…

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XXX Malt Liquor

Style: Specialty Beer Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: August 22nd, 2010 Bottle Date: November 2nd, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/398939/specialty-beer-recipes/xxx-malt-liquor My attempt at a very high alcohol content “light” beer. It turned out to be more like a barley wine, but I left it in secondary a long time. Inspired by my 30th birthday, I wanted a…

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Dirty Man Old Ale

Style: American Pale Ale Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: August 14th, 2010 Bottle Date: September 12th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/397612/old-ale-recipes/dirty-man-old-ale Brewed for my 30th birthday, Dirty Man Old Ale is my first attempt at a higher alcohol content style. Old ales have always been a favorite, so I thought I would give it a shot. My…

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Love Potion Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: July 11th, 2010 Bottle Date: July 27th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/397555/american-pale-ale-recipes/love-potion-pale-ale Brewed during the end of raspberry season and during a time in my life where there was a _lot_ of love going around. My experiment with fresh fruit in the secondary imparted a lot of scent…

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Xtra Pale Ale

Style: American India Pale Ale Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: April 23rd, 2010 Bottle Date: May 7th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/310829/american-ipa-recipes/xtra-pale-ale The XPA is my response the Black IPA style that is very popular in the Portland microbreweries right now. It has lighter malts than a standard IPA yet still retains the same amount of hops….

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Brass Monkey Belgian

Style: Saison Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: March 25th, 2010 Bottle Date: April 7th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/193255/saison-recipes/brass-monkey-belgian My idea for the Brass Monkey Belgian originated from the Beastie Boys song “Brass Monkey.” The original Brass Monkey is made by drinking a 40oz. of your favorite malt liquor to the top of the label, then filling…

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Mr. Binger’s Ale of Ginger

Style:Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Volume:5 gallons Brew Date: February 21st, 2010 Bottle Date: March 21st, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/193476/spice-herb-or-vegetable-beer-recipes/mr-bingers-ale-of-ginger Mr. Binger’s is my first attempt at a Ginger Ale. I used a lot of ginger because I like a strong ginger flavor. Using brown and cane sugar gives the ale a cider like carbonation quality….

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Pipe Weed Pale Ale

Style:American Pale Ale Volume:5 gallons Brew Date: February 7th, 2010 Bottle Date: February 25th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/193473/american-pale-ale-recipes/pipe-weed-pale-ale Pipe Weed Pale Ale is my first attempt at brewing with marijuana. I got a bum bag and decided rather than smoke some subpar weed, I could just brew it into some beer. Interesting flavor. Definitely a Pale…

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