Brian Christie

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A Crash Course in Beer Recipe Design

Do you want to create your own homebrew recipes but don’t know where to get started? Here’s a short course in how to research, design, and brew your …

Homebrewing

The World's Smokiest Whisky Unlocks The Secrets of Peat

The Bruichladdich distillery, off the west coast of Islay, produces a wide variety of whiskies. Some are soft, light and creamy. Others are rich and fruity. And some will have more smoke than an enormous bonfire. Bruichladdich’s Octomore line of whiskies belongs in the latter category.<p>Only those …

Flavors

This is the Kit This Pro Uses for Travel Photography And Why He Chose It

The dilemma for the travelling photographer is a tough one. What to take, what not to take. Can this lens cover all these situations? Will I need …

Cameras

Eggplant Bacon Is Here For Vegans Who Still Want Their Bacon Fix

Whatever reason you have for keeping meat out of your diet ― veganism, a vegetarian lifestyle, or taking on a healthy diet of some sort ― abstaining from bacon can be one of the trickiest challenges. No matter how much you don’t <i>want</i> to eat the porky, fatty meat, one smell of this breakfast staple …

Eggplant

My Brew System: Josh Weikert, CB&B Contributor and Beer: Simple Blog Author

I started brewing ten years ago as part of a one-two punch of “realizing craft beer is awesome” and “learning that brewing is easy,” all while …

Beer

Remove Sticky Labels From Glass With Whatever Oil You Have on Hand

Glass jars and bottles are infinitely reusable, but the label doesn’t always stay applicable for very long. Luckily, the cheapest method for removing …

If Your Leather Looks Tired, Make This Clever 3-Item Cleaner

You look like trash.<p>Olive Oil<p>Vinegar<p>Essential Oil, $10.95<p>Toothbrush<p>Rag<p>Full list of supplies here.<p># Mix ¼ cup of olive oil, ¼ cup of vinegar, and 10 drops of essential oils in a small container.<p># Mix the ingredients thoroughly.<p># Scrub the worn leather with your leather cleaner and a toothbrush.<p>View …

Essential Oils

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Brew with the Seasons

Scratch Brewing's (Ava, Illinois) focus on local, foraged ingredients and their seasonal approach to brewing beer puts them philosophically closer to …

Tomatoes

How to make an awesome one-pot camping breakfast

Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli breakfast dish made by cooking eggs in a spicy tomato-based sauce. This shakshuka recipe is perfect for camping — …

Our Top 10 Vintage Lenses to Use on Digital Cameras

Why would anyone in their right mind want to use old lenses on their shiny new high-performance DSLR or mirrorless camera? The simple answer is that …

10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Know by Heart

Is your cleaning mantra "When in doubt, douse it in bleach"? While you might feel confident your house is sanitary and squeaky clean, you can't …

Essential Oils

How To Create Your Very Own Smudge Sticks

Mugwort and cedar and sage, oh my!<p>Let’s be real, the world today is <i>totally</i> screwed up. With all of the negativity and madness we’re constantly seeing, hearing, or reading about, we could all benefit from cleansing ourselves from bad energy and vibes every so often. That’s where the act of smudging …

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Hello! As an IB Japanese student, I wanted to create a masterpost of resources I’ve found throughout the years for FREE online Japanese learning. I hope this list is of some help to you. Of course, feel free to share your own favourites too.<p><b>*</b> = my most used<p><b>GENERAL:</b><p><b>*</b>JOSHU - resource for learning everything• <b><br>*</b>NIHONGO eな - database of Japanese links/resources<br>• Nihongo wo Narau - resource for learning everything<p><b>ALPHABET/VOCABULARY:</b><p><b>GRAMMAR:</b><p>Basic Japanese Cheat Sheet - condensed grammar poster<br>• JGram - …

5 of Our Favorite Tokyo Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Even though things are changing with longer videos, new algorithms and more, Instagram continues to surge as today’s premiere social media network, …

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

Canon EOS

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Education

A DIY Rotating Timelapse Rig Is an Incredible Way to Document Your Best Builds

Make your timelapse videos really stand out.<p>DIY timelapse videos are always awesome, but perhaps the most crucial part of any timelapse is the camera rig. A typical timelapse involves a rig that doesn't move, but if you want to get fancy and have a moving timelapse video you're going to need …

This Map Shows You the Best Road Trip Route Between National Parks

If you like the outdoors, a road trip between several national parks is perfect for a long weekend or vacation. This map plots the best route between …

Hiking

Took a leap and now I'm carbonating cocktails! Thanks to @jeffmorgen & @kevin.k.liu for all their info on the subject. I'm having a wonderfully carbonated Dark & Stormy! @goslingsrum #therituals #carbonated #rum #ginger #cocktails

Science Says Burning Sage Can Clean The Air And Improve Your Health

Whether the season is summer, spring, fall or winter, it is a good idea to clean the air in your home regularly to get rid of germs and all the other …

At today's Rituals board meeting: The Conquistador, which will conquer your dark moods forever. Dos Armadillos Reposado, coffee syrup, Licor 43, fig and cinnamon bitters. #melroseumbrellaco #daydrinking #therituals #tequila @melroseumbrellaco

8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

Gardening

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The stars can also be observed from Ikenosawa Sauna, a geothermic hot spring that sits in the middle of the crater that makes up most of the island, which is 224 miles/360 kilometers south of Tokyo.

5 Tips on Barrel Aging from Avery Brewing Co.

We caught up with Avery Brewing Co.’s (Boulder, Colo.) senior brewer and barrel herder, Andy Parker, and asked him for some tips on barrel aging …

Homebrewing

I made a Lewis bag today! Prototype #2. Not bad seeing that I'm learning to sew as I go! #therituals #lewisbag #sewing #cocktails

Sequencing Wild Yeast: Brewers Team Up with Scientists to Better Understand Fermentation

Before co-founding the brewpub Mollusk, Cody Lee Morris brewed in a dusty 100-year-old warehouse in Seattle where he was fond of leaving buckets of …

Beer

Monster-B-Gone Keeps Kids Safe from Creepy Bedroom Critters

Build a (pretend) bedtime scanner to repel creepy critters — so easy a kid can operate it.<p>Do you have a child who worries about lurking beasts in his or her bedroom? Are you weary of inspecting closets for fanged creatures? Are your knees sore from examining beneath the bed for clawed critters?<p>If …

Complete Gardening Guide For First Time Gardeners

So, one fine morning you decided to set up a garden on your own. To do so you are now looking for some good gardening tips to start with. Gardening is not all about growing plants. If you don't know how to nourish your plants then they can die. You certainly don't want to pour some cold water on …

4 Expert-Approved Tips to Help Make Traveling With a Newborn a Breeze

Sure, after reading Brooklyn Decker’s plane story about missing her flight because she needed to breastfeed in an airport bathroom, it can seem like traveling after just having a baby is a total nightmare. Fortunately, this is not the case, even if you’re traveling <i>with</i> your newborn! Whether you’re …

Brooklyn Decker