Saturday, June 23, 2007

Family Guy / Star Wars 10 Minute Preview.

According to variety, Family Guy is kicking off its 5th season with an hour long tribute to Star Wars Episode IV. There's a hilarious 10 minute preview floating around the net. I'm posting several links to it because it seems the Fox's lawyers are probably trying to kick this off the net.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Beer Updates and the Alcohol by Volume Calculator

We started brewing our first batch of beer last Friday. Fermentation has already slowed considerably, probably due to it fermenting at a warmer temperature.

I decided to cook up a spreadsheet to calculate the % alcohol by volume given the specific gravity and temperature of your first and last hydrometer readings. You can down load the Alcohol by Volume Calculator at

Details about our own brew: The first reading was 1.046 (at 76 deg. F). The last reading was 1.011 (at 70 deg.F.). Yielding a tasty little brew of between 4.9 to 5.6 % alcohol by volume. If the reading stays about the same tomorrow, then we are ready to bottle!

UPDATE: Hydrometer reading for June 20 (next day) 1.009. (We bottle when the difference in readings is negligible.) June 22: 1.008.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Best of the 10th Annual San Diego Real Ale Festival

The 10th Annual San Diego Real Ale Festival was this past weekend. Here are some of my favorite beers from it in no particular order.

Deschutes Brewing Co., Quail Springs IPA
Four Peaks Brewing Co., Hop Knot IPA
Oggi's Pizza, IPA 101
Koningshoeven Quadrupel