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 the highlights for later use on https://developer.ibm.com/code/. I expect there will be a bunch of interesting projects in progress so should be super fun.

UPDATE: All the interviews went really well and were super fun, the whole list can be found on YouTube here. I have to admit I had such a good time doing this I am going to try to make a habit of it!

On Monday 9/11 at 9am PDT I will brew beer and talk brewing on Twitch. I'm still a little bit surprised about this one but hopefully it goes well and I have an excuse to do it again one day. Getting paid to brew has always been kind of a dream - maybe I'm not going pro but for one day, it feels pretty close! I decided to brew a Cascadian Dark Ale for the event; I put the recipe up if you want to see what I'm making.

UPDATE: the session went great, and can be found on YouTube here

SeaGL Logo

Finally, I'm super excited to be speaking at SeaGL 2017 in a little more than a month! I also answered a little Q&A about the talk. It should be a lot of fun to talk about my brewing system, and how using a Raspberry Pi has changed how I make beer (and in my opinion gone a long way to improve it).

Hopefully I'll see you at PSU, SeaGL, or online for one of the Twitch streams!


Brewing Beer for IBM

Tue September 05 2017 by Christopher Aedo

TwitchTV logo

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

taps

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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A Typical Brewday

Fri December 30 2016 by Christopher Aedo

While writing about my electric brewing system I thought it would be helpful to outline what a typical brew day looks like with that setup. Since that post was already getting too long I decided to put this in it's own relatively small post.

The FIRST step is to figure …

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The Electric Brewery

Sun December 25 2016 by Christopher Aedo

One of my best friends (bones!) sent me an email asking if I'd ever heard of this thing called Hosehead (it's a control system for an electric brewery using open source software called Strangebrew Elsinore). I had never heard of it, but had been thinking on and off for some …

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The $1k IPA

Mon August 03 2015 by Christopher Aedo

1k IPA on tap

I have been brewing for a while now (around 10 years I think?), and have always done 5 gallon batches, and kegged into corny kegs rather than bottling. (Mainly because I love brewing, love beer, and really like having beer on tap in the kitchen.) I have been interested in …

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Inspired by our founders

Tue August 14 2012 by Christopher

"AMERICA has a proud history of drinking on the job. Craftsmen who built the first government buildings in the 17th century were sometimes paid in brandy. The 19th-century railroaders who laid the foundations of modern America were notoriously thirsty."

The Economist

Obviously for the sake of our country I need …

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Mashing with steam

Thu August 20 2009 by Christopher Aedo

I've been brewing beer for a little while now, and have been having a lot of fun with it. As it seems to go with all my hobbies I just kept escalating, expecting to eventually have a huge crazy brewing setup (aka "brew sculpture") with three computer controlled burners, multiple …

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Homebrew Primer

Wed August 19 2009 by Christopher Aedo

I wrote this up for my friend Moshe, and have since forwarded it to probably five or six people who are interested in brewing their own beer. I thought I might as well put it up here, should make it a lot easier for me to share!

WOW, here's my …

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