Technology

The one about ebooks:

I have a growing collection of e-books thanks to my mom getting me my first e-reading devices roughly seven years ago–since Christmas of 2009 I’ve owned an e-reader. My first, the Nook 1st Edition was easy to manage, I kept everything on one device and that was it. Today, I Read more…

By David Spatholt, ago
Technology

Podcasts worth looking at:

One of my new year’s resolutions (besides updating my blog weekly) has been to learn more ‘stuff.’ My wife would probably laugh at that statement since 90% of our conversations revolve around some new, really cool, thing I want to tell her about. In the interest of sharing, I figured Read more…

By David Spatholt, ago
Home Brewing

Homebrew Chocolate-Chili Stout

The “Beaver Avenue Brewer’s Guild” (BABG) brewed this beer on January 10. I did some work on v1.0 of the recipe, I attached the recipe below. I’m affectionately calling it Poseidon’s Wrath, a name first suggested as a taunt related to the snow this morning by Nikki. Anyway, the beer went Read more…

By David Spatholt, ago
Technology

Spam :(

I’ve been getting slammed with spam the last two weeks thanks to my two most “relevant” blog posts Dash v Automatic and Modernist Mac & Beer Cheese Today I added reCaptcha to the site via BestWebSoft Google Captcha plugin. We’ll see if it makes any dent in the numbers. Regardless, Read more…

By David Spatholt, ago
Home Brewing

Brewing the 15-minute IPA

With a boil time of 15 minutes, you're getting a lot done. This recipe is designed mostly to test varieties of hops in a somewhat controlled environment. I add a small bag of specialty grains, in my version, to add just a hint of malt flavor behind the hops--I think it provides a better backboard for tasting the hops. First, the recipe for a 1 gallon batch and then the process:

15 Minutes IPA

Grains, Yeast and Hops:

  • 1 oz hops, your choice. (I've used Citra, Mosaic and Chinook)
  • 1.5 lbs Light Dry Malt Extract [DME] (keeping it simple)
  • 4.8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt 60L
  • SafAle English Ale #S-04 (1/2 packet)
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By David Spatholt, ago
Technology

On Retropie problems..

RetroPies for Christmas! For Christmas this year I ended up building a bunch of RetroPi’s with Raspberry Pi 2 “kits” (they come with a case, RPi2 and power supply) I also ended up getting a controller, for my dad I got a Buffalo SNES USB controller. For everyone else, especially Read more…

By David Spatholt, ago