In brewing, racking is the process of moving the beer from a primary to a secondary fermenter. The additional time during the conditioning phase will clarify the beer and provide an overall better product. It’s known as secondary fermentation in homebrewing circles, but the fermentation has pretty much happened—the final gravity has been taken—but the yeast will still reabsorb a bit to clean the beer up a bit. After a couple of weeks, we’ll add a little priming sugar, which will start a smaller fermentation process to carbonate the beer, and get it in the bottle.
Hundreds of times a year, civilians accuse military personnel of sexual assault. The cases can wind up in the military justice system, where many victims say they are at a big disadvantage.
This story is incredible for more than a few reasons: that 16 is the absolute age of consent in the UCMJ, the lack of assistance to civilian victims, victim therapists being compelled to explain their confidential notes.
The most popular sport in the US is savage, creative, brutal & balletic. Love it or loathe it, it’s a touchstone of the American identity.
Source: American Football
Radiolab, a radio show distributed by NPR, had a very interesting episode on football. The first half discussed the history of the game, particularly the roots in post-Civil War men needing to display masculinity, how the forced assimilation of Native Americans influenced the game, and how Pop Warner’s trickery is responsible for half of the rulebook.
As a football fan, this tackled football in a manner completely new to me. It is worth the listen, especially the first half.
Shiner’s newest beer, Haymaker, is now available in stores.
The latest in Shiner’s Brewer’s Pride series is in stores, at least in the bomber bottles. Check out the full review on 365brew.com
Source: Shiner Haymaker | 365 Brew
We had Teresa at Seton too, but I never made it across the street to enjoy the beer.
One advantage—silver lining is perhaps a better term—of having the girls in the NICU is you explore the area around the hospital more. The cafeteria is fine and has enough of a selection to get you through the normal hospital stay, but after a week, it gets repetitive.
In this case, we needed food later, after the cafeteria closed. Going to Doc’s to pick up some food, they notice my bracelet and offered a beer. Looking closer, “why do you have two? One for each day or something?”. “Nope, I have twins up in the NICU.”
Turning to the manager, our bartender said “Did you hear that? Twins!”. “Give him a shot too; he needs it.”
It took the edge off of a long day. While Dads are no greater than third when childbirth is involved, it was a nice treat that has won me over to think of Doc’s favorably.