Monthly Archives: April 2014

Priming Guitar

Looks like I have more sanding to do.  I had put a couple of coats of sealer on and sanded it all down, but not good enough. Once this dries, I’ll pull out the 320 and give it another sanding. … Continue reading

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Hops are hopping!

I think I need to trim these guys back a little bit.  Cascade on the left, Goldings in the middle, Nugget at the far end. Really hope to get some hops out of these guys this year.  

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My Nemesis, The driveway

So, Ever since last year when we had frozen gravel dumped on the driveway in big uneven piles, I’ve had a hard time getting the driveway leveled off.  Bob, my 763g model Bobcat, has such a short wheel base that … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Update

Just a little garden update.  Seedlings are doing quite well in the greenhouse. Historically, June 15 was last frost date for the Reno Area.  The guy at the nursery is saying “Go ahead and plant”, but I think that’s just … Continue reading

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Brewed up a Special Bitter Last night

Keg inventory is getting a little low, so decided to brew up a Special Bitter last night. OG of 10.50, pale ale extract, some crystal malt, fuggles hops, and West Yorkshire 1469 yeast.  It’s always nice when you wake up … Continue reading

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  Bottled some of the Manifesto Mango and Spine bender today. I had kegged both of these beers and force carbonated them.  It gives me more control over the carbonation level, and makes the beers ready faster than using corn … Continue reading

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Lonely Boy

This guy has been hanging around for a couple of weeks. Found him eating weeds in the front ‘yard’. Feel really sorry for him. There’s a herd of at least 20 horses hanging out about a mile south, but they … Continue reading

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Double Neck – Paint Prep

Painting is hard for me.  I like instant gratification.  It takes everything I have to just not grab the can of paint and start spraying on on the bare wood. But what I’ve read, and started to learn and get … Continue reading

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Double Neck Guitar Project

So a buddy of mine got this guitar for cheap off of ebay.  It’s an inexpensive chinese guitar, probably a kit put together by somebody here in the states.  The hardware on it is ‘ok’, but the pickups really needed … Continue reading

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A Couple of new labels

Will be doing some bottling this weekend, so need to get some labels ready. Worked with Greg Lonesome at the Rock and Roll manifesto on both of these beers and labels. Loving the way the labels turned out, can’t wait … Continue reading

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