Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Sometimes walking up early  isnt so bad :)

This was actually from two weeks ago, just copying Erica...

Monday, January 21, 2013

First Homebrew

 My fancy new kettle. We did a 5 gallon Irish Red kit
Steph got me brewing books for Christmas :)

You  bring the water to 170F with the grain bag. I quickly discovered we have the capability to do two batches at once. No hurry but nice to know!
 Steph stirring
 Squeezing all the good stuff from the grain bag.
 You remove from heat, stir in the malt extract then bring to a boil with the 1st hops.
 Smelled good!
 2nd hop addition at 30 mins.
 Ice bath! I bought ice, it melted in 2 minutes so I grabbed a shovel and packed snow from the gas station into a bucket. You bring the beer down to 78 or less before you add the yeast.
 Transferring to the sanitized primary fermenter. Bottling will be in 2-3weeks, finished product in 5-6 weeks.
All done. Many batches planned already!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


 he liked my shoes

 Picked this up last week, we're brewing  beer tonight!
Oatmeal Fest - Last Saturday

bologna al la con

made Steph the old hubicz recipe. Need to have the deli slice it thicker next time but still turned out great!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Mustang


it has this option where you can adjust all the interior lights, totally unnecessary but fun!

Steph and I made homemade spaghetti sauce and lasagna from Grandma's recipe last week, turned out great!

New Years Feast

Mom cutting 3lbs of onions, I think we all cried :)
lucky Mary dropped the bowl in the dip

Our famous Green Bean Casserole
my prime rib
Dinner is ready!
more prime rib
Sophie likes Greyson (with food)
Another good gift from Mom, Frankenmuth Beer
lots of fiestaware @ the kitchen store in Fort Collins

Greyson w/ teeth

Greyson took this

and this

Random Christmas Photos

 Santa! At Lowry Beer Garden with the CC's
 Ska Brewery Christmas Tree - Durango
 San Juans, On the was back to Boulder from Durango
 New Belgium Brewery
 Odell Brewery
 Denver Art Museum
Mom got me a cool MSU disc golfer