Friday, January 7, 2011

Add Video to Your Website

Okay. This is pretty flippin' cool. I just went to, a video syndication service, and was able to add video to my blog (at the very bottom) very easily and for free. Not sure if it adds anything to the site, but the idea that even a relatively unsophisticated person like myself could add video to their blog in just a few minutes is pretty powerful. I didn't have to create anything. I just selected the categories I wanted, pasted the Java script into a Blogspot widget and was off and running.

Scroll down to the bottom and check it out. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Couple of Thoughts Today on Beer

So today's post is a quick update on what I'm brewing. Santa was kind and brought some new beer kits from Northern Brewer. What I'm learning is that the homebrewing culture in Minnesota is also better (and cheaper) than the homebrewing culture in Maryland. I just saw a great recipe for Clementine Hefeweizen from Northern Brewer (check out blog post here and did a quick calculus on the ingredients bought and shipped from NB vs. my local homebrew supply store. NB not only came up with a killer recipe but won on cost (shipping included) hands down. This recipe will be a welcome addition to my late January brew schedule.

Second, I just found this awesome website on growing hops ( which is something I plan to try in my garden this Spring. Question is, what do I grow?

Finally, the Fat Tire is looking good. It's been in the secondary fermenter for about a week. Will bottle next week. Thinking about firing up a stout tonight.

Life is short. Drink good beer.