(Tap Tap Tap) Is this thing on?…

Move is underway. Here’s a quick update / test.

Cornelia and Monk(eymutt), the Laser Dogs

On the way home (to Texas, that is, with a load of furniture from House v1.0 in Idaho) we adopted a co-dog. Now Cornelia isn’t the only official dog in the house.

Yeah, I know, pretty frivolous stuff. What do you want – this is mainly a test post. You guys ARE seeing this post, right? (Please comment and let me know). I’ve finally found and jumped through the hoops necessary to migrate the bigroom.org website over to the new host. It’s also running on the old server in House v1.0 on the DSL line as well, but this post isn’t getting put on it. If I’ve done everything correctly, hosting for bigroom.org should now be handled by Eskimo North. Just a few other minor tweaks and I’ll be set to return to House v1.0 and shut down the old server so I can move it down here to Texas.

I’ve gone from about 4400ft elevation down to about 250ft, but the plastic bottles of Mountain Dew Wine seem to have positive pressure, so it would appear there is still some live yeast left in there and the priming sugar is slowly doing its job. I’m pretty sure the benzoic acid is what’s slowing down the activity so drastically, but it hasn’t killed it off yet.

I’ve also got a couple of entries in mind already for the next The Giants’ Shoulders blog carnival, and hopefully some more crazed brewing project news to offer sometime. And, of course, the promised post on why benzoic acid works. Stay tuned.

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The Author is (currently) an autodidactic student of Industrial and Environmental microbiology, who is sick of people assuming all microbiology should be medical in nature, and who would really like to be allowed to go to graduate school one of these days now that he's finished his BS in Microbiology (with a bonus AS in Chemistry). He also enjoys exploring the Big Room (the one with the really high blue ceiling and big light that tracks from one side to the other every day) and looking at its contents from unusual mental angles.

3 thoughts on “(Tap Tap Tap) Is this thing on?…”

  1. I sees it.

    I think you ought to experiment with molded cheeses (mmmm, brie) as well as brewing…and then send me the brie. Because I read Dad’s book, and it looks time consuming. And I don’t have that much spare time. 😉

  2. Your dogs look so opposite that they just might get along well. I hope that he likes cats.

    Glad to hear that the move is underway.

    Can we go back to Montana yet? No, but I wish we could. We sure hated to come back here. So did my dogs, as now they have to stay on the leash.

    Keep us informed about what is happening there.

  3. Cheeses are on my list of Intentional Food Microbiology projects one of these days. I also think it would be fun to drill some cores out of some commercial or imported cheeses and see if I can isolate any still-viable cheese-bugs from them.

    Meanwhile, I’m amused to find that we now have two laser-dogs. Both of them love chasing the laser-pointer dot.

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