Journal Of A Long Strange Trip
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  • My First Beer Competition

    Posted on February 23rd, 2010 Dirk No comments

    Well, I have entered my first home brewing competition.  The competition is sponsored by the Bridger Brew Crew out of Bozeman Montana. Deadline for entries is March 6th.

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  • Guerrilla Soap Mold

    Posted on February 13th, 2010 Dirk No comments

    Making your own handmade soap is a great example of chemistry in practical use.¬† You are mixing fats with a solution of lye to convert the fat to soap.¬† Pretty easy isn’t it? I think that once you get over the fear of soap being chemistry, the entire process is a wonderful creative outlet.

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  • A New Pizza Favorite

    Posted on February 6th, 2010 Dirk 1 comment

    Photo shamelessly stolen from Nick Jones via Facebook.

    As Saturday night was approaching, my family was trying to figure out what to do for dinner. ¬†About the only thing that we could agree to make for dinner was “reservations”. Since we needed to find some fabric for a costume for a musical production, we decided to head into town for dinner.

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