Monday, January 10, 2022
Friday, January 07, 2022
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
As I type this, 2021 is almost over. I'm not brewing again before 2022, so I can report on my brewing stats for the 4th quarter and for year end.
I brewed quite a bit of beer in 2021. Not nearly as much as 2020, but significantly more than any other year in my brewing "career".
In the 4th quarter this year, I only brewed 5 batches of beer.
- Mr. Awesome Merican Lager
- Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout
- Dudocs Dark Mild
- X-Mas Ale 2021
- Decemberfest Lager
|Mr. Awesome Merican Lager|
Saturday, January 01, 2022
Well, 2021 is over.
And ... since that time, I've ridden more, and passed my 11th Everest of 2021. 11 x 29,032 = 319,352.
According to Strava, I climbed over 324,000 feet on my bicycles over the year.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Monday, December 27, 2021
My wife has this box of recipes, and one of the cards in this box is labeled "Sopa & Mole".
It is an old family recipe from a grandmother or great-grandmother or something. One of those that my wife had to write down by interrogating her mom, because it actually was never written down.
It's sort of been a tradition to have this on Christmas Eve when my in-laws are in town for the holidays.
I love it. One of my favorite meals. I usually refer to it as "Soapy Sheep" or "Soapy Mole". Weird, I know.
This year, for reasons I won't go into, I cooked for Christmas Eve and decided to try it out ... sort of.
You know me and the trouble I have following recipes ... luckily, it isn't a real precise recipe anyway, so I feel like it is sort of expected that you take liberties with it.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
- Dissolve 1 cup of sugar into water.
- Steep tea in the water.
- Add to a gallon jar, cooled with ice / water.
- Put in the SCOBY with a little "starter" to keep the pH down.
- Let the kombucha ferment for a few weeks.
- Bottle with whatever flavoring you would like.