Archive for April, 2010

An Awesome Heineken Commercial

Posted in Beer and Wine with tags , on April 29, 2010 by Aaron

Awesome Hubble Images

Posted in Space with tags , , , on April 26, 2010 by Aaron

20 years of the Hubble telescope imaging the universe.

http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/gallery/20th-anniversary-of-NASAs-Hubble/3247/1

Thermohydrometer

Posted in Beer and Wine with tags , , , , on April 24, 2010 by Aaron

I was transferring a batch of beer into a carboy last night and when I was finished I found something wrong… I had dropped my Thermohydrometer (basically a glass weirdo buoyancy device) into my wort (unfermented beer) and I heard a crack. I hoped for the best until I siphoned all the beer into a clean carboy for secondary fermentation. Unfortunately it had broken and now I don’t know what to do about it. Here is a picture of my broken device.

I am not too worried about the ball bearing type things… just the red dusty stuff that I have no idea what it is… Most of the yellow stuff is spent yeast and not harmful at all. You can see in the picture that it got inside the big hole (which you can’t see so well) in the bottom.

This must have happened to someone else out there. Is my beer poisoned? Do I have anyone who will volunteer to test it?

UPDATE: I found out that this particular Hydrometer uses only food grade materials inside. Steel shot and food dye (for whatever the red stuff actually is). The only problem might be broken glass …

New Beer Coming Soon: “Fucking Hell”?

Posted in Beer and Wine with tags , , on April 23, 2010 by Aaron

Woah! German firm wins right to call beer: Fucking Hell. After the town named Fucking. The best part is that they have to use concrete and welding to stop people from stealing the signs with the towns name on it.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,686305,00.html

Beer Workers Strike For Not Being Able To Drink While at Work

Posted in Beer and Wine with tags , , , on April 9, 2010 by Aaron

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8612531.stm

Maybe we should try this at all our jobs? Whose with me?

The Expendables

Posted in Movies with tags on April 1, 2010 by Aaron

Wow.

Even with my new dad status I am going to have to make sure I go see this one.

Directed and co-written by Sly.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more (like that would be necessary). This is like a dream movie for any male who was alive during the 80’s and 90’s (and some females too!)