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The fruits of my labors

So the fruits of the last 4 months of brewing are coming to a head now, and what a foamy wonderful head it is. Between my roommate Jordan and I we have had up to 35 gallons of homebrew fermenting in our laundry room. Now some of these creations, such as the infamous Wasabi Pale Ale turned out tasting like fermented barf. Some others, like the Jasmine Grean Tea Mead came out beautifully and are now dutifully ejecting themselves from my kegerator into my quaffing container of choice. Some more brews waiting in like to be consumed: Golden Ale, Orange Tea Wine, a couple of fruit ciders and a Hefe by Jordan. Also my sister asked me to make a couple batches for her… upcoming wedding in September. Boy do the years fly by. Anyway, I will leave you with this parting image of one of the coolest things you’ll ever see.

-Aaron

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Who knew you could brew? Shoe?

You see.. heheh, shoe rhymes with all those other words and ehm.. Yeah. Heh heh. So anyway, last week I started an apprenticeship at a certain brewery in Los Gatos. All of you nay-sayers out there can now put your nay-saying tools back into the miscellaneous tool drawer because I really am planning on becoming a brewer. Screw that stupid computer industry and all of it’s money, and lack of physical labor and… well really, there is just a huge lack of jobs out there and the whole reason I wanted to get into the industry is because I like video games. So I sat down and pondered to myself what my favorite job would be if I had to make a career change. What do I like as much as video games? Okay, porno star did come to mind, but I would rather limit my penicillin intake to a manageable level and retain sex as one of my favorite pastimes. Beer however, I cannot get enough of so I set out to be a brewer. Thanks Dad for the killer hook up on that one! This may be a small step in a big thing if certain cards are played correctly in this big poker game we call life, or I may just schlep beer for a nondescript brewery for the rest of my days. But hey, free beer!

In other news, I am excited about the movie Troy. Yep that’s about it. Oh, and World of Warcraft, but knowing Blizzard’s (well respected) reputation for mobile release dates, that day may be a long way off. Oh, I also made this cool brewing station thing that has an oxygenator, water filter, water pump and counter flow heat exchanger, all on quick connects and it’s really cool and I just peed my pants again. That’s all for now folks!

-Aaron