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This $30 Smart Power Strip Gives You Four Alexa Smart Plugs For The Price of One

If you’re looking for a power strip that allows you to turn on your fans, lights, coffee machine, and more with Alexa, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has …

Home Automation

9 Great New Products from the National Hardware Show

Tech, tools, and multi-use, are showing strong at this year's National Hardware Show.<p>The National Hardware Show is a great opportunity to check out the latest in home improvement tools, goods, and gear. Held annually in Las Vegas, this show brings out founders and inventors, who are passionate …

Woodworking

Cushwa Brewing Company: Beyond the Haze Hype

January 25 marked the one-year anniversary of the highly esteemed <b>Cushwa Brewing Company</b>, located in Williamsport, MD. Over the past year, Cushwa has …

Filson's Ballistic Nylon Duffle Pack is one of the best bags ever made

It's a bag. What's so great about a bag? Well, it's not often that a humble holdall can get someone who reviews products for a living excited, so …

Camping

North Korea May Have Launched a Domestic Beer Brewed with Wheat

The existence of the beer is still a rumor, however.<p>Ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, news reports out of notoriously secretive North …

North Korea

$44 and 15 minutes is all it takes to convert any car’s headlights to LEDs

The CougarMotor LED Headlight Bulbs All-in-One Conversion Kit isn’t just one of the best LED headlight conversion kits on the planet. It’s also one …

Smart Homes

Review: The F200W Shadow is a great GPS drone that's wonderfully quiet

After checking out a beginners’ drone from Force 1, I was ready to move up to something a little more robust. I wanted a drone with brushless motors, a 1080p camera, and GPS guidance. What I got was an F200W Shadow review unit, and it did not disappoint.<p>The F200W is actually easier to fly than the …

Drones

The Biggest Name in Beer You’ve Never Heard Of

After announcing his retirement, Charlie Papazian talks to us about his mind-blowing list of craft beer accomplishments.<p>In his book <i>The Homebrewer’s</i> …

Beer

Gerber Fish Collection

Serious fishermen know that having the proper tools on-hand is essential. The Fish Collection from Gerber has you covered, featuring 11 …

Fish

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Shining a Light on Pale Malt Flavors

A favorite travel ritual is the arrival of that beautiful rainbow of tiny glasses of beer stacked on the sampler board of a newly visited brewpub. …

Beer

Brewers Association announces 2018 research grant recipients, awarding $432k

(Boulder, CO) — The Brewers Association(BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independentAmerican brewers—is pleased to …

Beer

How do you grow your own hops for home brewing?

One or two plants are plenty for backyard cultivation, says an Oregon State University expert. A single vigorous plant can yield about five to six …

Gardening

Beers Americans no longer drink

Americans bought 210.5 million barrels of beer in 2016, up about 2% from a half-decade ago. Surely, beer is big business in the United States. The beer industry generated over $350 billion in economic output in 2016, or about 2% of total GDP.<p>Like many industries, the beer industry is subject to …

11 Napa Valley Wines That Will Change Your Life

These are also can't-miss gifts for dads and bosses<p>If you don’t like wine—or you like it fine, but you don’t get what all the fuss is about—you haven’t had a great Napa Valley Cabernet. Period. This is life-changing stuff—like drinking nothing but Bud Light, and then having a buddy buy you a Two …

8 Bottles of Wine That Will Impress Everyone at Your Holiday Party

When it comes to wine, I have to admit, I spend most of time championing the atypical: minerally muscadets of France’s Loire Valley, spicy, …

How to Buy a CMP Surplus 1911

You may have heard that a mandate has come down to transfer all of the U.S. Army’s stockpile of vintage M1911 and M1911A1 pistols to the Civilian …

Headphones that Span a Generation

The author's pair of MDR-V6s.

Your New Favorite Whiskeys Are All Under $40

Too often, whiskey lists are compilations of fancy, limited-run bottles that are either impossible to track down or simply too expensive – usually …

Irish Whiskey

Today in Gear: Onsen Towels, the Smartest Coffee Mug Ever, Rapha’s Latest Shades and More

<i>We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Motorcycle

Traditionally a maker of dirt bikes, Husqvarna is expanding its range of asphalt offerings beyond supermotos and into pure street bikes. The Vitpilen …

Garb: Homebody

Parachute Waffle Robe ($119). <br>Parachute Essential Quilt ($249). <br>Parachute Pillow Case 2 pack ($59). <br>Parachute Waffle Slippers ($39). <br>Parachute Merino …

Shopping

Wipebook Pocket

Use the same pocket notebook forever. That's what the makers of Wipebook Pocket are offering. Their 6x3 pocket notebook allows you to ditch paper and …

Sustainability

How to make a sourdough starter—and keep it alive

The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.<p>Sourdough bread, tangy and chewy, is my favorite bread for grilled cheese sandwiches (white cheddar only, please), pesto paninis, and eating an entire loaf in one sitting. To rise, this bread doesn't rely on the packets of dried yeast you find in …

Tasting the Dark Side

(Photo courtesy Jeff Quinn)Black beers can be highly polarizing. They can be a slow mover in a brewery’s lineup, but some breweries manage to have a …

Beer

What’s the difference between stouts and porters, anyway?

But seriously: What is the difference between stouts and porters? It’s a question we get from our readers several times a week. Their confusion is …

Beer

Blackboard Electronic Writing Tool

It's not a tablet. It's not quite paper, either. Instead, the Blackboard Electronic Writing Tool uses Liquid Crystal Paper technology to become …

Bad news for beer drinkers

Boys, if you’re a big fan of beer, we’ve got bad news for you.<p>The hops used in your favorite drink could be giving you man boobs.<p>That’s because hops …

Off Centered Stuff For Off Centered People

The Show<p>We've partnered with some of our best pals from our Project Extreme Brewing adventures for an episodic journey that can't be missed. Get …

Craft Brewing

Lautering Techniques - Brew Your Own

Article<p>MEMBERS ONLY No-Sparge Brewing<p>A quest of mine to brew a flavorful but quaffable session ale was coming up short. I was getting wonderfully …

Scotland