You can contact me at jmlabeckjr@optimum.net - Please support this blog, either by visiting the ads, or making a donation. Thank you.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Here It Is!!


And, here's the label for my newest beer.


I'm calling it Non-Sequitur Ale, A Black IPA. I'm sure you can figure out the connection.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Back To Beer

I've moved. Yes, I know, the title says "Back To Beer". Bear with me.

Over the last several years, I've become disabled, I need assistance walking, I no longer drive, or work. I now brew 2-gallon batches, instead of 5. One concern I had about the move was, "Can I brew in the new place?" I'm happy to say, I can.

In fact, there are several things easier. The kitchen is smaller, so there's always something nearby to hold onto. We have a large closet, with enough room for 2 fermenters, and all my brewstuff. It's much cheaper to rent and heat, which means more money for beer. I don't have to work, which leaves more time to plan, and make, beer.

My first two are a black IPA with rye, and a smoked pale ale. Since this is senior housing, I don't know how many beer drinkers there are, but I intend to find out.

With the extra fundage, I was able to purchase two more cankits, both pale ales. I intend to add molasses to one, and probably brew the other straight.

Think I'm gonna like it here.

Friday, July 15, 2016

You Have A Choice!

It's not just Trump or Clinton. If you want to vote for one or the other, you can stop reading. I'm not voting for either one. After the Lewinski affair, I can't vote for anyone named Clinton. I simply can't see that man getting that close to the seat of power again. And Trump? His speeches have alienated nearly every minority in the country. I simply don't understand why anyone would even consider him.

There are many other choices.

http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm

If you look at this site, you can see the full range of candidates running. Do your homework. Read, listen, find someone you can be comfortable with. Don't just "hold your nose" and cast your vote. Make a choice you can be proud of.

I think this may be our single best chance to really make ourselves heard, and have somebody in office who is actually our choice.