Sunday Project — Cleaning the BBQ

23 05 2011

This one has been a long time coming. Over the years, my bbq has become encrusted with grease, dirt, and leaves and started to lack the cooking efficiency it once had. I cleaned up the inside pretty easily using a steel wire brush and some sandpaper (on the gas vent holes), but the outside was a different story. Although it had been covered when not in use, the grill was caked in oil, grease, cobwebs, dirt, ect. After cleaning out the garage and finding an old can of engine degreaser, I thought it may be the perfect solution. Read the rest of this entry »


One Month Hop Update

30 04 2011

It’s been about a month since I planted the hops, and let the record show that I’ve successfully sprouted all three hop rhizomes. The weather Read the rest of this entry »

Hop Update — Let there be light!

17 04 2011

It looks like my hops are making some progress. With the recent heat wave in the SF bay, I’ve seen little sprouts start to peek out from beneath the soil in the pots. I’ve placed them Read the rest of this entry »

Growing hops in containers

6 04 2011

So while waiting for my Blind Pig IPA clone to finish dry hopping, I received my order from of hop rhizomes. I ordered Cascade, Nugget, and Chinook. They all came in small bags that I put in the fridge until I found out how to grow these things.

Because we are renting a house, I wanted Read the rest of this entry »

Quick Bedside Shelf Project

29 03 2011

Yesterday I had the chance to knock off a quick and easy project by making a bedside shelf. The requirements for the shelf were only that it needed to hold an iphone, glass of water, and possibly a book. So in between NCAA basketball games, I headed over to Home Depot for a few supplies. Read the rest of this entry »

BMW Wheel Emblem Repair

20 03 2011

So my quick project this weekend was to fix my missing BMW emblems that disappeared seemingly all at once from my wheels. I am convinced the wheel cleaner I had been using loosened the glue and they finally fell off on the drive to work. After looking at a replacement Read the rest of this entry »

Beginning of the end — Evolution of a man cave

10 03 2011

So after recently leaving San Francisco for a house in the East Bay, I am beginning my pursuit for the perfect man cave.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved spending time in my dad’s garage. Taking things apart, tinkering, head scratching, and occasionally putting them back together again. I didn’t realize how much I loved the garage until I was living in San Francisco and discovered Read the rest of this entry »