31 December 2008

A Happy New Year to All!

Even to socialists. May you change your ways in the coming year.

18 December 2008


Well, I thought I had it whipped! ...

...but the bottles of WSSAle3.0 now have a film/scum on them. I figure that as long as they don't live past 2008 they'll be alright. They are developing a crust (pellicle?) though, so you have to ignore that because it breaks up when pouring and flows out with the beer, but they don't taste bad yet.

WSSAle v3.1 is still in the primary. In case I didnt't post about it (and I don't think I did), It was 9lbs. of Munton's mild ale malt+ 1lb. Weyermann's CaraAroma [mashed~150 for 90 minutes] + 1/2oz. EKG 60min. +1/2oz. EKG 7minutes, +1.25lbs. panela sugar (from Columbia- the ingredients' list is: "pressed cane juice") for a starting gravity of 1.060, cooled in kettle on the lanai (that's like a patio to y'all up north) and pitched the next day with SafAle's 33 (IIRC). It is not showing any signs of infections after a week and a half in the fermenter and I will not rack or bottle it until I replace my tubing. That's the number one suspect right now.

14 December 2008

Salvador "Sal" Jimenez
Jimenez, SalvadorOct. 16, 1963 - Dec. 9, 2008Salvador "Sal" Jimenez, 45, Palmetto, formerly of Danbury, Conn., died Dec. 9, 2008.Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Bradenton Chapel.Survivors include three daughters, one son, two sisters and his parents, Enrique and Hilda Lopez.In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Nancy Jimenez Trust Fund, c/o Grimes Goebel Law Firm, 1023 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205.

10 December 2008


Rest in Peace, friend.

September, at the Ortiz' wedding.

An 80 year old man in a Hummer pulled out in front of his motorcyle at lunch break yesterday. He died about 5 1/2 hours later in the hospital.