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Home Made Soda

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

I made my first home made soda using instructions from

Most of the parts came from a keg kit I bought from someone on craigs list, I added a tire valve from autozone, and some tubing clamps and air quick releases came from Home depot.

On the left is a 5 lb CO2 cylinder, dual head regulator, and the home home made soda cap. The soda cap is made up of bottle cap I drilled a hole in then mounted a car tire valve, then 1/4 inch tubing to an air quick release valve. The third photo shows the quick release that came from the air compressor section of home depot.

I have some flavoring on order from flavrz, if they don’t work, Soda stream has from concentrate called MyWater that I can try.

If i get bored with soda, I can always build my kegerator and bar in the basement. I already have the keg tap and a beer tap, so I just need something the keep the beer chilled and build a bar.

Beer Tap

Monday, April 6th, 2009

I picked up a beer keg starter kit from someone on craigslist over the weekend for $100 (orginal cost about $184)
I got a regulator, a CO2 tank, Keg Tap, and Beer tap

So now I need to build a bar and find a keg of good beer.

Good prospects include

Norms in Vienna

Arlington Market
Total Wine in Mclean

Birthday Photos

Friday, September 26th, 2008

So what does a beer drinker do on his birthday in Beijing China. He drinks beer, and good beer at that. We were are the Kro’s Nest next to workers stadium. The beer was good but the pizza was average at best, soggy crust, lack of toppings other than cheese and tomato sauce.

From Left to right, Brooklyn Pale Ale, Brooklyn Brown, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Brooklyn Lager, Rogue Dead Guy Ale.

Each bottle has its own label translated on the back. We tried to save them but they were too well glued.

Happy 10 century, Trek 4300

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

On my commute home last night my Trek 4300 turned over 1,000 miles.

I bought my bike just before Bike to work day

This explains why we just got new credit cards

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Hannaford loose 4.2 Million credit cards. We stopped there on the way back from Killington to grab some beer. I think every credit card I have has been replaced with a new number in the last 2 years.

Weekend Activities

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Saturday was a fun day, started at the SPBW Real Ale Festival at the wharf rat. I posted my beer list from the Real Ale Festival at the Wharf Rat on Then we went to an Indian engagement party. I don’t think I have ever seen so many Mercedes in one parking lot. On Sunday I was complaining about about having a sore back. It took me a while to work out that it was from all the beer I was pouring on saturday. Before you say anything I was a volunteer pouring samples from 4 different casks. Just not used to bending over and turning the tap.

Baltimore Real Ale Festival

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

I have been going to this for a number of years, great fun and not to be missed

The Society for the Preservation of Beer from Wood is holding its annual Chesapeake Real Ale Festival!

“The Region’s Premier Real Ale Event”

Saturday, October 27, 2007
The Wharf Rat at Camden Yards
206 W. Pratt St, Baltimore

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door

More information at

Suzanne Vega Concert

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

We are joining Dave for a Suzanne Vega concert at the Birtchmere on the 18th of Sept. Just an FYI if anyone else wants to join.

Couple beer cross posts

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Smithsonian National Zoo + Beer = Brew at the Zoo
When in Rome