Planning A Trip To Espana


Ah, Beautiful Espana with Wines and Tapas or Pintxos (pinchos) if your in the Basque Country, and don’t forget the Bulls. Nicole and I have been talking about visiting the Iberian peninsula for at least the past 3 years, however we just never committed.  It was just to easy to keep the status-quo vacation themes running which consisted or OBX…

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Scottish Ale Bread


First things first, I’m only calling this Scottish Ale Bread because the beer happens to be from Scotland. This is very tasty bread.   The Bellhaven Scottish Ale has strong flavors which really modify the bread flavor to near perfection. What’s In It Here’s all the ingredients. Salt, Flour, Yeast, Ale and Oats sprinkled on top before baking. Here’s the…

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Instagram Is On Fire


You may not know this but I’m a huge fan of craft beer and homebrewing. Here’s a brief note about my @TwistedHops Instagram account. I like to put things simple, and simply put beer is social. Alcoholic beverages are social. Beer Is Social Beer in itself is a very social beverage. For decades, no, make that centuries, friends and families…

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Tongue & Groove Plane by Lie-Nielsen


After deciding to build the Dutch tool chest and the thought of making it with only traditional hand tools led me to buying this plane.  Old school design with new school quality. Lie-Nielsen has done a wonderful job of recreating this tongue and groove plane. They’ve put their quality touch on it and the 1 piece blade design is something…

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Looking For A Bike – Part II – The Fixie


After reading a lot of websites, searching online including craigslist and watching youtube videos I learned one thing, and that is… I want a fixie. Yep, that’s what I want.  So, I’m looking for a bike, well make that a fixie.  If you missed part I, click here. What’s A Fixie Fixed gear bicycle, fixed wheel bicycle, commonly know as a fixie.…

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Open 24 Beers At Once


What we have here is an engineering feat that we had no idea existed. Cheers to engineers everywhere, we often take your work for granted.  Not anymore we don’t. Open 24 Beers At Once It’s a single opener designed to open a whole 12 pack at once.  That’s right, all 12 bottles open at the same time.  I’m getting excited just…

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