From Brülosophy

Chili Beer: Whole Pepper vs. Tincture | exBEERiment Results!
Author: Jake Huolihan Of the various adjuncts that can be added to beer, hot chili peppers are among the most unique, imparting flavors commonly associated with Southwestern cuisine along with a noticeable heat. While the ultimate Scoville rating of a chili beer largely depends on the types and amounts of peppers used, some content the […]

Homebrew Finds

Using a Keg as a CO2 Source for Portable Serving!
This technique uses an economical inline secondary regulator to utilize a spare keg as a CO2 source to serve a keg.  I’m not suggesting this setup as a replacement for your kegerator CO2 tank.  You still need a standard CO2 tank.  What this setup could be very useful for is as a replacement for those […]


From Zen Habits

The Beautiful and Scary Practice of Moving Closer
By Leo Babauta Life is full of all kinds of stresses, and each of us has habitual ways of reacting to those stresses — we procrastinate, run to comforts, lash out or distance ourselves from others, try to exit from a stressful place, mentally complain about others. The sad effect of these habitual reactions is […]

Gardening Know How's Blog

Caraway Uses – What To Do With Caraway Plants
A pastrami and rye sandwich just wouldn’t be the same without caraway plant seeds. It’s the caraway that sets rye bread apart from all other deli breads, but did you ever wonder how else to use caraway seeds? There are a plethora of caraway uses, primarily for use in cooking but also to cure medical woes. Read on if you’re interested in what to do with caraway post harvest. About Caraway Herb Plants Caraway (Carum carvi) is a hardy, biennial herb native to Europe and Western Asia. It is primarily grown for its fruit, or seeds, but both the roots and leaves are edible. Caraway is a member of the umbelliferous, aromatic plants along with anise, cumin, dill, and fennel. Like these spices, caraway is naturally sweet with a licorice flavor. The first season of growth, caraway plants form a rosette of leaves that look rather like carrots with a

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

Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby, dies at 94
On this day in 2013, Pauline Phillips, who for more than 40 years wrote the “Dear Abby” newspaper advice column, dies at age 94 in Minneapolis after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Using the pen name Abigail Van Buren, Phillips made her “Dear Abby” debut in 1956, and over the ensuing decades ...

BeerSmith™ Home Brewing Blog

Growing Wet Hops Year-Round with Kyle and Greg Stelzer – BeerSmith Podcast #185
Kyle and Greg Stelzer join me from 24 Hour Hops where they are growing hops year-round in greenhouses in Arizona and providing wet hops to home brewers! Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file […]