Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Triple Bypass Ride

If you've been following along on this blog, or my social media pages, you probably know that I have been training for the Triple Bypass Ride.

118 miles, climbing 10,800 feet over 3 Colorado passes.

This past Saturday was the day, and I was able to complete the ride.

In fact, I was able to complete it much faster than I thought that I'd be able to do it.

This being my first time attempting any organized ride, let alone one so long, I wasn't sure how to pack. I wasn't sure if I'd want my camelbak, or if I'd be able to just use water bottles, filling up at the aid stations.

I also wasn't sure how much food to bring, or how to pack for unexpected weather.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Pork Butt Steaks

I've been wanting Pork Steaks recently, and therefore looking to buy them.

For whatever reason, my Sam's club hasn't had them when I looked, and my wife didn't see any at our grocery store when I asked her to look last time she was there.

Some time ago I saw a youtube video where someone (I don't remember which channel this was on) removed the bone from a port butt.

Since I wasn't finding pre-cut pork steaks, I thought I could simply make steaks out of a pork butt.

So ... I got a pork butt from Sam's and cut it up this past Tuesday.

Early in the morning, I cut the bone out of the shoulder. It went pretty good, but I am sure with more experience I'd be better at this process.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

June #7100MilesIn2024 Progress

If you've been following along on this blog (or various social media outlets), you might have seen that I'm Training for Triple Bypass.

On July 13th, which is fast approaching, I am riding 118 miles with about 10,800 feet elevation gain.

So ... I've been working on doing long climbs on the bike, and as a result, I've rocketed ahead of my  #11EverestsIn2024 goal. In fact, I'm on track to blow away 12 Everests for the year.

I'm just about right on track for the #7100MilesIn2024 goal as well.

In June, I only logged 596 miles, but I did get almost 39,000 feet climbed. Both those totals are down from May.

Thursday, July 04, 2024

Nargles American Porter

Venture into the Colorado mountains, where the air is crisp and the pines reach for the heavens, and you may stumble upon a scene from a fable. Here, in the secluded tranquility, Nargels American Porter is not merely a beverage; it’s the centerpiece of an extraordinary gathering. Imagine a clearing, where the gnomes of the highlands convene with the elusive Nargles, their laughter echoing through the thicket.

Monday, July 01, 2024

2024 Q2 SheppyBrew Stats

It is already July, which means the 2nd Quarter of 2024 is done. We can report on the Q2 SheppyBrew Brewing Stats

When it comes right down to it, I'm sure no one besides myself really cares, but I like to look back on these posts to see how much I've brewed and what I was planning on brewing at certain points of the year.

As I've been saying, I expect that I'll brew less beer this year than I have for the past several years, and so far it does look like I'm tracking for a lower volume than 2023.

In this quarter, I've brewed 5 batches of beer:

This 5 batches of beer resulted in 25 gallons, putting me right at a total of 50 gallons half way through the year.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Littleton to Silver Plume

If you've been following along on Sheppy's Blog: Triple Bypass and/or SheppyBrew Facebook and/or SheppyBrew Instagram and/or my Strava profile, you know that I signed up for the Triple Bypass Ride.

FYI ... the Triple Bypass Ride is a bike ride. I am not signing up for heart surgery.

I've been a little surprised how many people thought I was having surgery.

Anyway ... this past weekend, I did another "training ride". 

Littleton to Silver Plume was 6:05 hours of riding time, and a total of 73 miles with 8,458 feet elevation gain.

My unofficial target for the Triple Bypass is to finish the 118 miles and 10,800 feet climbed in 10 hours. The rides I've done give me confidence that I'll be able to do that.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Summer Lovin' American Wheat

Step into a world where fantasy and flavor intertwine with Summer Lovin' American Wheat, a beer that's as enchanting as the meadow it's brewed in. This American Wheat beer, with its **5.5% ABV** and **22 IBU**, is a testament to the art of brewing, crafted by the gorgeous SheppyBrew Beer Model whose passion for beer is as deep as the mountain roots.

In this idyllic setting, surrounded by the majesty of towering peaks, she works alongside a troupe of helpful gnomes, each adding a touch of magic to the brew. The gnomes, known for their brewing prowess, carefully select the finest **Pale and Wheat malts**, blending them to perfection.