Sticking with my promise to update the blog when I rotate what's on tap, here comes November's entry.

The last round of beer lasted pretty long. That's due to only having one bbq party, and me drinking less beer these last few months.

First up is another pale ale. Basically same recipe as last time except no clarifying agents (usually I throw a whirlfloc tab in), and I threw the dry hops in while the yeast was at high krausen. As expected it came out very hazy (NE IPA style), and has really good hop aroma. I love this one!

The porter is a toasty malty wonderful beer to have on tap for the winter season. It could handle aging a while, but it's pretty good fresh out of the fermenter.

Finally I've got the holiday ale, your classic winter warmer. Not much to say about this one other than I expect it to be a big help getting me through the rainy winter months ahead.

Here's the recipe:

9 lbs 8.0 oz          Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        76.0 %        
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM)   Grain         2        12.0 %        
1 lbs                 Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)    Grain         3        8.0 %         
4.0 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         4        2.0 %         
4.0 oz                Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)               Grain         5        2.0 %         
1.00 oz               Galena [12.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           6        46.2 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           7        10.2 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Willamette [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 mi Hop           8        10.2 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min        Hop           9        11.6 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0  Hop           10       0.0 IBUs      
1.50 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Dry Hop 3 Hop           12       0.0 IBUs      
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days      Hop           13       0.0 IBUs 

Whats On Tap, August 2018

Fri August 10 2018 by Christopher Aedo


I promised to do this whenever something on tap changed but I completely failed to stay on top of that. Instead maybe I'll just do it when ALL the taps have rotated, as I am doing this time!

The Saison is tasty, but came out a little higher gravity than …

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Publish WordPress to static GitLab Pages site

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A long time ago I set up a WordPress blog for a family member. Though there are lots of other options these days, back then there were few decent choices if your requirement was a web-based CMS with a WYSIWYG editor. An unfortunate side effect of things working well was …

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Whats On Tap, February 2018

Thu February 08 2018 by Christopher Aedo


I am going to start putting up a little post whenever what's on tap at home changes. I will also make an effort to post when I brew something as well. To that end, here's the first post on that subject!

The Porter I brewed came out really nice. When …

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Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

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Over the last year I've been making small tweaks to my Aedo Family Secret Pancake Recipe, and I think I've finally perfected it. Rather than update the original post I thought it would be better to make a new one for reference. Ultimately the modifications were pretty small (less olive …

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Backing up your machines

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TL;DR After CrashPlan discontinued their home plan I found a good solution using open source software and an inexpensive yet reliable cloud storage provider. I've got automated replicated backups now using Borg, Rclone and Wasabi cloud storage - details below.

Several years ago I started using CrashPlan to back up …

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Speaking, streaming and brewing

Fri September 08 2017 by Christopher Aedo

Science Hack Day PDX

Tomorrow and Sunday PSU is hosting Science Hack Day PDX. This free to attend avent is going to be a blast, I'm really looking forward to it. I will be there checking out what people are working on, and interviewing them on Twitch. We will likely end up editing together …

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Brewing Beer for IBM

Tue September 05 2017 by Christopher Aedo

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On Monday, September 11th at 9am PDT I'm going to brew beer live on twitchTV! I'm as surprised as anyone that I get to do this during working hours and as part of my job. Really looking forward to this :)

My employer (IBM) is trying to draw attention to some …

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Making Beer with Linux, Python and a Raspberry Pi

Thu July 13 2017 by Christopher Aedo


I was lucky to have a talk about brewing beer with Linux, Python and a Respberry Pi chosen for OpenWest 2017. As part of that talk I wanted to put up a quick post with the slides from the talk and links to some of the resources I used. It's …

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Delivering a keynote at OSCON 2017

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Working as a developer advocacy program director for IBM, improving how the world of developers perceive our company is my top priority. One of the ways I believe we can make a huge impact is by using our time in front of developers wisely. That means no product pitches at …

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