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Mead 1

June 3, 2017

I’m trying a plain old mead so I can compare it with cyser, the cider/mead hybrid. Also trying a new yeast. I wanted to get it going really well before pitching into the must. Time to do my first yeast starter! A yeast starter increases the amount of yeast you pitch so it gets going really […]

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Apple Wine 2

May 20, 2017

Ingedients 2 gallons apple juice 2 quarts blueberry pomegranate juice (sweetened with apple) 2 lb honey with enough water to make 2 quarts. 1 additional quart water to compensate for racking loss. 1 ½ tsp yeast nutrient 1 ½ tsp pectin enzyme Yeast: Red Star Premier Blanc (champagne) Notes OSG: 1.074. If FSG is 0.99 […]

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Cyser 1

May 13, 2017

Just heard of Cyser, a cider and mead hybrid. Giving it a try. My buddy Gary came over to help. Ingredients 1 gal water 1 gal organic apple juice – $8 5.5 lb local wildflower honey – $35 ½ tsp pectic enzyme 1 ½ tsp yeast energizer Yeast: Red Star Premier Blanc (champagne) – $1 […]

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Daikon Radish Pickles

April 30, 2017

Finally sharing some of my pickle adventures in detail so others can try things out. 1 cup daikon radish sticks 1 cup carrot sticks 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp peppercorns sea salt spring water Peel the radish and carrots then cut into sticks. Put about 6 cloves of garlic into the bottom […]

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Apple Wine 1

March 5, 2017

Ingredients 15 lb Fuji apples – $22.50 2 gal organic apple juice – $18.00 8 oz date sugar Yeast: Red Star Premier Blanc (champagne, up to 17% alcohol) – $1.00 Notes I did not use pectin enzyme For > 10% alcohol, need 1.1 OG (https://www.omnicalculator.com/other/alcohol-by-volume) OSG: 1.0666 (1.064, add 0.0026 due to 80 F) FSG: […]

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A simple lightweight charging dock

March 20, 2016

Kathy P suggested a craft day so we all gathered on the back porch to make useful messes. Lynell painted a birdhouse, Kathy worked on her paper mache angel fish, and I made a wireless charging cradle.  

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IntelliJ for Atlassian Plugin Development

September 26, 2014

I had some trouble setting up IntelliJ with the Atlassian SDK.  Time to contribute! Tutorial: Set up the Atlassian Plugin SDK and Build a Project Help Doc: Configure IDEA to use the SDK Another poor soul entered an improvement ticket with similar questions: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/AMPS-1076 Maven Dependency Resolution Initially the generated sample project had compile and POM errors […]

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Back on track with Bukobot

August 18, 2014

After a long hiatus I buckled down to get going again with the printer.  I used the “nylon cold pull” technique to clear the nozzle… pretty slick trick. Ok here goes… Gumby Guns. My buddy Greg runs model trains and has cooked up a whole village of Gumbys and Benders to run the place.  Some […]

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Successful Prints and Nylon Is Tough

July 2, 2014

Yay finally!  I swapped out the cheapo PLA I got from Amazon for the good stuff from Matterhackers.  Working great! For more nerdy fun here’s video of it working… OK so with PLA mastered I was ready to tackle my dream… a cooler latch with a living hinge!  This has become my “white whale” project. […]

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Nearly successful calibration print

June 14, 2014

Huzzah!  After breaking a bunch of glass, cursing Kapton, and putting my laptop in the shop I finally have my calibration print.  Not done yet… hopefully I’m not jinxing it. My build plate temperature control seems to be stuck, it goes all the way to max no matter what I set it on.  It’s at […]

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