July 11th, 2003



first batch of b33r is now sitting in the closet. in about 3 weeks from now we shall see if it's any good. :)

I learned a few things from this experiment. 1) bathtub, not sink, for sanitizing the equipment. 2) it takes a *LOOONG* time. set aside 4 hours for the process. 3) Hops is rabbit food.

The beer started with an OG of 1.070 or thereabouts. a little heavier than the recipies (I was consulting two) said it should be (they were both of the opinion that it should be from 1.04 to 1.06), but I'm hoping it doesn't cause any problems. If all turns out well, this could end up either *very* alcoholic or *very* heavy.
As long as it's not *very* bad, I'll be happy with it as a first batch.


operating on 5.5 hours of sleep today..

two big cans of energy drink are done, and I'm just barely manageing to get by. I forsee livewire and code red in my near future.
sp in river

soundtrack for the day

(well, so far at least)
Goodbye Sky -- Future Sound Of London
Sweetness Follows -- REM
I'll Take the Rain -- REM
Porcelain -- Moby
Signal to Noise -- Peter Gabriel
So The Story Goes -- Erasure
Fragile -- Sting
the fear [rmx] -- mu-Ziq
sp in river


Hrmm... I'm considering running through another roll or two after work. perhaps I'll even sneak out early to further this endeavor.

I feel justified in doing so because I actually did manage to get about an hour of work done on this laptop in the spaces last night and this morning.

That, and I work too damn much anyway and the camera is calling to me.