Tuesday, April 02, 2013

How to add a German -> English dictionary to Kindle iOS app

  1. Download the dictionary - or pick a different language or direction from here
  2. For German, rename the resulting "German-English.mobi" to "B003YL4LVQ_EBOK.azw"
  3. Using PhoneView (or a similar app), move the file to Kindle's Library/eBooks/ directory. Note: You may need to use the "Show All Apps" checkbox, to access Kindle's Library folder.
For other languages, just take a look at the Kindle/Library/eBooks/ directory, then download another language's dictionary within the Kindle app (via the little (i) button in the definition window), and then look in the Kindle/Library/eBooks/ directory again to see which file has newly appeared. Then delete or move it aside, and put your new one in place.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bottling day!

Julie picked up some Grolsch-style bottles (32oz and 16oz), and we bottled the beer this morning! Now, just 2 more weeks of carbonation, and another 2 weeks of cold conditioning, and it'll be ready! Had a bit of help:

Friday, March 02, 2012

Mr. Beer: Day 5

A: Less foam, darker yellow
S: Doesn't smell as strongly anymore.
T: Almost no sour flavor left. Not as sweet as I expected.

Really curious to see what this turns in to.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mr. Beer: Day 2

A: Still a nice layer of foam on top
S: Slightly stronger sour smell today?
T: Less sour

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mr. Beer: Day 1

A: Looks yellow, cloudy, and even has a tiny bit of head / white foam on top!
S: Woah, smells like beer! I was expecting to smell something awful, but it smelled like thin beer, and even had a tiny hint of the honey.
T: First second: tastes like cheap beer that was left out in the sun. Seconds 2-30: Ungh, fairly bitter / sour. Seconds 30-: something interesting.

I've heard sour is fairly normal early, but extremely sour may mean it's infected. Don't think it's extreme, so I've got hope :-) Even though I was careful to clean and disinfect everything (can opener, whisk, etc.), some sources of foreign bacteria introduction might have been:
1) I brushed out the last of the yeast by hand
2) The local honey, probably unpasteurized?


Mr Beer: West Coast Pale Ale

Made my first batch of beer Sunday (2/26) night! Used a Mr. Beer kit: West Coast Pale Ale, and added ~1/4c local honey.

I plan on sampling it every 24 hours (via dispenser spout), to watch the fermentation progression.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Port: Taylor Fladgate LBV 2005

Incredible. Tasted this next to the Dow LBV 2005, and the TF was a hands-down winner.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What would you teach?

If someone asked you to stand up and address a small crowd for 15 minutes (to fill the time during technical difficulties, for example) what would you share?