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How to Use Solar Energy to Power Your RV

Are You Solar RVing Yet?<p>Written by: Anna Sibal<p>Enjoy the benefits you can get from solar RVing.<p>Is your RV running on solar energy already? If you're …

Navy Makes Armor Clear As Clay

Well, transparent clay, that they made armor out of<p>It’s a transparent armor so good it might turn the phrase “glass cannon” on its head. The Naval Research Laboratory developed a manufacturing process to reliably make a strong, transparent ceramic that also allows infrared cameras to look through …

So what IS the difference between barley wine and old ale?

I see Wikipedia reckons that “According to Martyn Cornell, ‘no historically meaningful difference exists between barley wines and old ales’.” Do I …

What I’ve Learned From a Lifetime of Homebrewing

Fourteen years ago, I was recovering from major surgery and had some time to reflect on what I had not accomplished in my life.<p>I decided to work on …

Beer

Bittering Hops in 15 Minutes

Each of the parts in this series will stand alone, but you might be interested in reading the kickoff article: 4 Tips for Making Great Beer in 15 …

Beer

The Four-Eyed Night Vision Goggles that Helped Take Down Bin Laden

When Seal Team Six kicked in the front door of Al Qaeda's top brass back in 2011, you can be sure they didn't spend any time looking for a light …

Osama Bin Laden

TNVC - IR Defense Corporation IR Patrol Thermal Monoculars

<i>TNVC will be debuting a new line of IR Patrol Thermal Monoculars from IR Defense Corporation at SHOT Show 2015, booth #6502. The full release can be</i> …

Guide to Buying Your First DSLR

DSLR cameras are what the vast majority of professional photographers use to get the job done. Here's your guide to buying your first DSLR of your …

DSLR Cameras

7 Instant Cameras + Free Film with Every One

<i>“Oh my good gracious.” “How did you know?” “Eeeeeek!”</i><p>That’s just the kinds of things you should get used to hearing if you put any instant cameras …

The 11 Best Growlers (and Accessories) for Draft Beer

Growlers are more than just dark glass jugs. Here are the coolest we could find, from hand-glazed ceramic to stainless steel, plus essential accessories<p>Once upon a time, you either bought beer in a six-pack or drank it by the pint at a bar. Then, in 1989, the Otto Brothers Brewing Company …

Defy Gravity: Brewing High-Gravity Beers

While it’s impossible to make generalizations, I would wager good money that every one of us, at some point, gets a hankering to brew something …

Tears, Fears, & Tasty Beers - 5 Lessons Learned My First 20 Batches

I started homebrewing about 2 years ago, before I got started with my first batch I spent about a year gathering equipment & knowledge from YouTube …

Beer

Homebrew Hacks: Aquarium Heater Fermentation Controller

Having the ability to precisely control fermentation temperatures can be the difference between a good tasting beer and a great one. In an ideal …

Homebrewing

LME vs DME: Which Is Best For Your Brewing?

Malt extract tends to get a bad rap. Some assume brewing with grains will automatically create better beer, which isn’t necessarily the case.<p>Sure you …

How to Brew Beer at Home

Let's Get You Homebrewing!<p>So you want to learn how to brew beer or make mead or cider at home? Here you'll find info for every level of homebrewer, …

Homebrewing

5 Ways Homebrewing Will Make You a Better Beer Nerd

Do you consider yourself a craft beer nerd? Well, there is no better way to advance your understanding of all things beer than learning how to …

How To Store Homebrew Ingredients

It’s not unusual to have a surplus of homebrew ingredients, but, with a few simple precautions, it’s easy to make ingredients last for quite some …

Homebrewing

Why I Became a 1-Gallon Homebrewer

When I first started brewing beer at home, I was a five-gallon girl — much like most new homebrewers. It's just what you do. But there were drawbacks …

Beer

SMaSH Brewing – Single Malt and Single Hop Beers

18 comments<p>SMASH is a relatively new approach to home brewing based on simplicity. Simplified home brewing has some significant rewards. It cuts to …

10 Great Beers Made with Flowers

From jasmine and dandelion to chamomile and hibiscus, brewers are adding flowers to their springtime ales<p>To devise this liquid ode to spring, Portsmouth, NH's Smuttynose partnered with the local Black Trumpet Bistro, which enlisted a local farm to grow a variety of flowers (including yarrow, …

The World's Only Airport Brewery Is Totally Worth A Flight To Munich

Peace out, overpriced airport pints. We're headed to Oktoberfest in a terminal.<p>We stumbled upon Airbräu, the greatest airport brewery in the whole wide world. Let's face it: you're bound to find yourself stuck at -- or enduring a long delay at -- Munich airport at some point in your traveling life. …

Avery Brewing - TWEAK, Spontanea + Einzigartig Release Info

(Boulder,CO) – Avery Brewing Co. has announced the upcoming release of three special barrel aged beers, one an old renamed favorite and two more …

Why freezing glassware is a beer geek no-no

When the <i>City Paper</i>'s annual Beer Issue hit the racks with a photo of a full, frosty, glass stein on the cover, local craft beer enthusiasts were not …

Charleston

Get That Life: How I Turned My Love of Beer Into a Career

Erin Lowder went to school to become a fashion designer. Now she runs Solemn Oath Brewery in Chicago.<p><i>Growing up outside of Chicago, Erin Lowder spent a lot of time with her sewing machine — making clothes for her dolls, for herself, and just "fooling around." It was a hobby she thought she'd turn</i> …

Here’s how you make toasted marshmallow shot glasses. It’s easy!

As if alcohol wasn’t a good enough reason to love shots, they just had to add in marshmallows! Food blogger Cheri Alberts of ‘The Watering Mouth’, …

Beer Calendar: Sour Ales, Thanksgiving Tie-Ins and Beery Anniversaries

Comrade Brewing taps its 7 percent ABV American Red Ale today. Brewed with Cascade, Chinook and Galaxy hops, the beer has a "big malt backbone but …

Antique Cameras Are Cataloged Into Impressive Digital Archive

French camera collector Sylvain Halgand has cataloged over 10,000 vintage and antique cameras in an ongoing digital archive called <i>Collection Appareils.</i> Providing a photo of, and from, each device along with its history and specifications, Halgand has been amassing this record since 1999. About 1800 …

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …