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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