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 intended. That was the result of a (lucky? unfortunate?) confluence of a higher than expected mash plus really happy yeast.
The Pale was a huge hit, perhaps the best thing on tap this time around. This will probably be the next thing I brew, just to be sure it's on tap at all times.
The ESB was a fun one, brewed in a 10g batch with a friend so he could take a keg with him to an event. It turned out really good and is probably the most easy drinking thing on tap right now.
The last one (C.J.) is my "Conceited Jerk" recipe, which is a clone of Arrogant Bastard that I've been making changes to for ten years. On the taste front it's pretty close, but it's still too dark. This time around I got a lot closer though, except it came out higher ABV than the real thing. Still tastes great and really hits the spot sometimes.
Publish WordPress to static GitLab Pages site
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 …read more
Whats On Tap, February 2018
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 …read more
Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes
Backing up your machines
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 …read more
Speaking, streaming and brewing
Brewing Beer for IBM
Making Beer with Linux, Python and a Raspberry Pi
Delivering a keynote at OSCON 2017
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 …read more
Next Few Talks in 2017
I'm sitting here on a plane headed home, finally, after what has been a pretty long week of travel for work. All of it has been good stuff, and even included the opportunity to share the stage with IBMs Chief Digital Officer Bob Lord. During his quarterly "all hands" town …read more