Top 7 Albums of 2010

All of my favorite bloggers are posting their year end lists, so on day three of this site, I figured I’d post my own. I’ll be honest. My original plan was to put together a full top 10 list, but I just couldn’t come up with 10 albums from this past year that I’m actually excited about. But I really enjoyed these seven (in no particular order): 1. Acrade Fire – The Suburbs 2. LCD Sound System – This is Happening 3. The Black Keys – Brothers 4. Broken Bells (Self Titled) 5. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 6. Monsters of Folk (Self Titled) 7. Ok Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky The best music video

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Homebrew Review: Magellan’s Black Cherry Stout

It’s a complete coincidence, but I’m happy to say that my first homebrew review is of a beer that came out particularly well. It also happens to be the first recipe I ever brewed. Back in 2006 after being inspired by a Sam Adams brewery tour, a good friend and I decided the whole “brewing thing” didn’t seem all that hard, and we went out and picked up a homebrew kit. Given that we knew absolutely nothing about the process, the store manager suggested we try out one of the pre-packaged recipe kits. The most interesting one on the shelf was a black cherry stout, so we went with it. The kit was a pretty simple extract based recipe, and we

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Relax. Don’t Worry. Have a Homebrew.

I’ve been homebrewing beer for about five years now, and plan to use this blog to discuss techniques, recipes, and of course the beer itself. There’s lots to talk about, but to start, I’ll share my homebrew recipe log. It’s a listing of (just about) every beer I’ve made since I began brewing back in 2006. The early brews are mostly extract recipes, and the more recent ones are all-grain. One thing I’ve neglected to do is write up reviews of each brew. I hope to change that with this blog, but for the time being, feel free to email me with any questions about a recipe. If you’re just getting started with brewing and are looking for a good

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Let’s Get This Started.

Welcome to my blog. I’ve decided to start writing about things I see, think, and do, and thought I’d share my thoughts with anyone interested in reading them. I’m excited to see where this goes, but expect it will be heavily influenced by beer, music, markets, photography, and traveling. Thanks for dropping by, I hope you enjoy.