Once you’ve reached a certain point in your homebrewing journey there are only so many horizons left to conquer. All-grain is the only thing you’ve known for years, your draft setup is totally dialed in, you’re involved in a number of homebrew forums, and maybe you’ve even played around with souring microbes. So, what’s the next big project going to be? How about setting that sweet kegerator up to serve homebrew on nitro?! That’s right, you can serve your very own concoctions using the same … [Read more...] about Beautiful Bubbles: Adding Nitro to your repertoire
Most cover crops are a fall affair. Planting seed like crimson clover or rye can be depressing because it means winter will soon sequester the barren land for three months. Still, not all cover crops need the fall fixture for optimum growth. Buckwheat, also known as the "phosphorous pump", is a beautiful and beneficial addition to a summer garden. Buckwheat is unique in its ability to mine phosphorous from the soil into its roots. … [Read more...] about Buckwheat: The Phosphorous Philanthropist
Winter is a great time for... Writing memoirs for no one but yourself. Turning on family members after being snowed in for two weeks. Losing nerve endings permanently due to frostbite. It also can remind you to start some preservation techniques before the whiteout commences. Perhaps one of the easier winter preps for outdoor gardens is in the herb bed. Before the season of discontent begins, look around at your herb garden. See all that green? … [Read more...] about Up Yours Winter! Or How I Saved the Herb Garden from Freezing.