Tuesday, June 23, 2009


OK, maybe the one post every two months was pushing the limits of my ability to communicate. It has been less than three months, so I've got that going for me.

Anyway, my shop is in the middle of being moved to Zazzle from Cafe Press. I've updated the links on here. It was a lot of work trudging through the vast number of links on this blog (4?).

Here's a zazzle do-dah in action.

Wow, that's freakin' huge. I'll have to play around with that.

Edit: that looks better. I just wrapped the code in a div with style="float:left;width:30%;margin-right:5ex"

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brews Brothers

I used to frequent the BrewBoard. A lot. Maybe a slight addiction.

Unfortunately the owner imitated a Buddhist Monk, and performed self immolation. This unleashed a flood of virtual drunken refugees on the internet, with no place to call home.

Fortunately, some of the former mods set up a new home for these displaced souls. Brews Brothers. It feels a lot like the old place, sans the green and political screeching.

Hopefully this post will help some of the lost refugees find their way to new haunt.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Two Months

Wow two months since I've had a post. Been busy with the real world, and not the fun escapism of the internet and tshirts. I'll post something more substantial later this week. Until then, here's a little Steeler joy

Monday, December 8, 2008


But it here

In my last post I referred to "Dookie on a Stick." Not two days later, I was posting on Facebook about the dookie. Kind of weird how things like that happen. I hadn't thought of the phrase for years, and there I was using it twice in the same week. I figured it was a sign that "Dookie on a Stick" had to be immortalized on a mug.

The phrase came from a kid that I went to grade school with. I was reminded of some of his other inspirational tomes, such as "Bubble eyed tree monster" and "(insert famous person), He's my cousin."

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ha. Finally a new post

Buy it here.

I said I was bad at doing this kind of stuff. Didn't think I was this bad. Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed. Christmas is coming, and I have actually added some new products.

Hops..Better than mistletoe. What good is mistletoe anyway? Sure, they say you can get kissed under it. But look at the Wikipedia entry:

The word 'mistletoe' is of uncertain etymology; it may be related to German Mist, for dung and Tang for branch, but Old English mistel was also used for basil.

Dung Branch. Dookie on a stick. That's romantic.

I say replace mistletoe with a mighty bunch of hop cones. If a poo stick can get you a kiss, imagine what you'll get with the fragrance of seraphim.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wow, I'm pretty crappy at this

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Almost two weeks since my last post. I guess I'll explain the whole "Air Lock Sniffer" t-shirt. For non brewers, the two questions are usually "What's and airlock, and why would you sniff it?"

An airlock is placed on a fermenter to prevent nasties(bacteria, mold) from attacking the wort (unfermented beer). The air lock allows the CO2 produced by fermentation to escape, while not allowing any air to enter.

The one pictured in "Air Lock Sniffer" is a three-piece air lock. You fill the main compartment with water. The center piece will float up while being filled with CO2, until its tipping point is reached. It then tips slightly to one side, releasing the CO2, and starting the process over.

Why would you sniff an air lock? Because at it's best, it's the scent of heaven. Fresh hops mixed with yeasty goodness. At its worst, it smells like hell if you use a yeast which throws sulfur during fermentation. I usually use SAFALE US-05 ale yeast, which has the heavenly scent.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ichabod's Revenge

I was going to brew it up. Really I was, but my Half Hearted ale depleted all of my specialty grains. So, I designed a label for it first. Hopefully it will be brewed by the end of October, and being enjoyed around the holidays.

From kenlenard on the Brewboard

Spiced Pumpkin Ale

8 lbs 2-row Pale Malt
8 oz Crystal 120°L
4 oz Brown Sugar (into the boil)
1.5 oz Chocolate
1.5 oz Roasted Barley

30 ounces Libby Pumpkin (from grocery store... right into the mash)
1 oz Vanguard 4.4% for 60 minutes

1½ tablespoons McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice steeped in brewpot (lid on) for 15 minutes after flameout

1½ tablespoons McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice steeped in some Bacardi Spice or Captain Morgan for 1-2 days and added to the secondary, rack the beer on top

White Labs 01 California Ale Yeast

OG: 1.050, FG: 1.012, IBU: 20, SRM: 15, ABV: 4.8%