From Brülosophy

Brü It Yourself | Habanero Hard Cider
Author: Matt Del Fiacco In addition to being easy to make, hard cider is ripe for both experimentation and tweaking. From spicy and dry ciders to fruity and sweet, there seems very little that doesn’t pair well with fermented apple juice. One such example is habanero peppers, which Blake’s Hard Cider out of Armada, Michigan features alongside […]

Homebrew Finds

Ends Today: 2 Liter Barrel from William’s Brewing on sale for $39.99
3 liter American Oak Barrels via William’s Brewing. About: “When you distill a spirit, it invariably comes out clear as water. Put the clear spirit in contact with charred American oak, and it turns amber and mellow with toasted wood vanilla-like richness. Want to speed up the aging process? These new American Oak Barrels are charred […]

From Zen Habits

The Guide to Insecurities You’ve Been Waiting For
By Leo Babauta Everyone feels insecurity. It’s a part of our lives, which are filled with uncertainty, no matter how much we want to get rid of that uncertainty. We often use the term “insecure” to negatively label a person who doubts themselves, but in truth, no one is free from feeling insecure. We feel […]

Gardening Know How's Blog

Flat Top Goldenrod Plants – How To Grow Flat Top Goldenrod Flowers
Flat top goldenrod plants are variously identified as Solidago or Euthamia graminifolia. In common language, they are also called grass-leaf or lance leaf goldenrod. It is a common wild plant in parts of North America and can be considered a nuisance in a few regions. While the plant itself is not particularly spectacular, the pretty flattened clusters of golden yellow flowers that bloom all summer are a treat.2> What is Flat Top Goldenrod? On a nature hike in many eastern states, you might come across this native goldenrod. What is flat top goldenrod? It is a tall, sprawling, fall-over-itself mess of a plant with beautiful flowers. Growing grass leaved goldenrod can help tempt pollinators to your landscape. Several bees and butterflies are drawn to the lovely flowers and their nectar. Combined with other native wildflowers, flat top goldenrod plants will pack a powerful golden punch. Flat topped goldenrod can become

Taste of Home - Lower Fat Recipe

S'mores Milk Shake
When cabin fever hits, we whip up a beverage that tastes like s’mores. Oven-toasted marshmallows and a blender make it happen. —Sarah McKenna, Centennial, Colorado

Today in History

Olympian Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s death
On this day in 2014, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee runner to compete at the Olympics, is sentenced to five years behind bars after being found guilty of culpable homicide, the equivalent of manslaughter, in the February 2013 death of his girlfriend, 29-year-old Reeva ...

BeerSmith™ Home Brewing Blog

Creating a Mead Recipe with BeerSmith 3 Software
Here is a short video tutorial on how to create a mead recipe using BeerSmith 3 home brewing software. BeerSmith 3 is software designed for creating beer recipes, but it also now has support for mead, wine and cider recipes. Total run time is 8:17. You can find additional tutorials on the main tutorial page […]