Monday, February 28, 2011

And we're back. Again.

Well a few weeks ago my laptop bricked. And for whatever reason I just can't seem to get much writing done on my desktop. Too many distractions. Screen hurts my eyes. Etc. But I've arranged use of another laptop. Even if (thanks to a prior soy sauce related disaster) it doesn't have a comma key. :/ Also the T key doesn' work very well. Ugh.

One question I've been dealing with is whether to post brew updates as soon as I brew them. On the one hand I've been hoping to get more of a complete wrapup of each beer start to finish. On the other I've found that writing as soon as I brew acts as a really useful brew journal. Records of gravities, last minute substitutions, mishaps and so on. So I think I'm going to keep a record as I go unless it's a big project.


Meredith said...

I fixed the T key.

Jack said...

Glad to have you back. I check your blog quit often here at work (though gave it a rest recently with your inactivity).

Always fun to read about your brewing experiments. I'm a mushroomer, so there's that too...


Russell Hews Everett said...

Keep meaning to update with more non-beer posts. It's winter, so there's not a lot of foraging going on. Although we've just started nettle and fiddlehead season. And I think morel season will be a little late this year, there's a lot of snow in the mountains!

Jack said...

I'm going to try to make a couple trips in search of the wily nettle this spring. I can spot them pretty easily - even in the dark if stumbling through the woods in shorts and tee shirt... :-)

The fiddlehead is still too exotic - too many ferns to choose from and not sure which of them are edible (or even if there is a difference!).

Thanks again for the fun and informational blog!

Russell Hews Everett said...

Nettles are up all over. I was driving around and could spot patches from the car. As for fiddleheads, Foraged and Found has had them at the farmer's markets these last few weeks if you just want to eat some. Langdon has a good overview of the supposedly carciogenic Bracken Ferns up on Fat of the Land. I usually just keep an eye out for Lady Ferns and go with those. Sword Ferns are too woody and hard to clean for my tastes.

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