Did You Think About It?

Believe it or not, the title of this post is not a reference to the hordes of students who’ve been asking me to create a thesis for them for their Graduation Requirement Presentation. (Though it could have been. The last month or so has become a stream of one-on-one tutoring sessions for people who apparently […]

Something to Munch On

I have an insane day ahead of me: last minute desperate students will be seeking advising throughout my afternoon break, since tomorrow’s the deadline for second applications for their Grad Presentation Proposal; I will be lucky if I fit lunch in fitting lunch in no matter what, but it will be a trial; midterm exam […]

Machine of Death anthology hits #1 at Amazon

I mentioned my story “Improperly Prepared Blowfish” was included in the Machine of Death anthology. It was one of the first stories I ever sold, and the book is now out. In fact, yesterday the book was #1 on Amazon, because of “a clever bit of internet marketing that urged people to buy the book […]

100% Brett Brewday: All Brett Night at the Amarillo

This is a SHaSY, which is a less catchy name for a beer than a SMaSH brew (Single Malt and Single Hop), but since I used a few different malts, I went with a Single Hop and Single Yeast. I’m fermenting with 100% Brettanomyces Clausenii, which is a nutsy yeast — it’s a dice roll […]

Sour (Mini-)Mash, Second Try

Whoops, wrote this yesterday but got busy, so I’m posting it now. The present tense… that’s yesterday afternoon’s present tense. The souring didn’t happen, and the thermos didn’t seem to hold in the heat enough, so I’m going to try warm up the mash again to 50, and then sit it on a hot pad. […]