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I’ve previously discussed Cooks Lane in Dublin, former home of my father’s father’s people. It is now under the Guinness Brewery.
A recent post from UCD is about maps built based on the Thom’s Street Directory, the telephone book of the day, caught my eye, so I looked for Cooks Lane on the most recent map available: 1898.… Read the rest
My father’s father’s family lived in the area around Watling Street, Dublin, Ireland in the late 19th Century.
One of the longest running addresses that they had was on the now extinct Cooke’s Lane.
I have run across mentions of this laneway on maps from the 18th Century, and every time I find a new-to-me old map of Dublin, I look for Cooke’s Lane.… Read the rest
I finally finished up my kegerator drip tray and I have to say, I am shocked at how well it turned out.
This is a very low-mileage fridge that my SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) gave me when we got married last year.… Read the rest
Things have been slow at werk of late. Too slow.
I am used to being busy the whole time I am here: 7:30AM to 4PM.
But, lately, things have been just dead.
I won’t have anything to do until 8 or 9, if I get anything, and then I won’t have anything else to do the entire day.… Read the rest
I was getting ready to start brewing up sixteen 5gal batches of beer for the wedding.
I emailed my local homebrew shop to give them some heads-up and to let them know that their Q1/Q2 were about to be made.
They got back to me stating that they offer brewing services on site.… Read the rest
Blowing the dust of this week off me with a Sam Adam’s at Clarke’s (South Station). 7:45 train.… Read the rest
So, I’ve been looking at regulating the temperature of my fermentations beyond wrapping carboys in towels and placing them near radiators.
Earlier this week I took my just about then two-week old porter and placed it near a radiator and saw with my own eyes what a couple of degrees can do for yeasties in a sugary solution.… Read the rest