Economic Recovery September 2009

This post isn’t really a comment on the state of the economy. However, for a blog that doesn’t have an insane readership, I’ve gotten two requests to come in for full time Django job interviews in the past week for SoCal area positions. Perhaps this is just a testament that established companies are starting to believe in Django and develop with it. One person had found my blog directly and one person had come through Djangogigs.

Quick Blog Update

It has been a while since I had an update of much substance. Nobody seems to be interested in my brewing updates so I might just cut those out and stick with software development. I got a Palm Pre recently and there might be an update or two about developing for that. Otherwise, just stay tuned.

I added subversion access to the rpc4django repository:

Edit (March 31, 2010): The RPC4Django codebase has been moved to Launchpad.

Brewing Update 08-14-09

I forgot to post about Tuesday’s brewing

8.5 lbs standard liquid malt extract
1 lb 40L Crystal
0.5 lb Chocolate
0.5 lb Biscuit

1 oz Challenger boiled for 60 minutes
1 oz Challenger at the last minute

1.5 gallons San Diego tap
3.5 gallons Ramona purified

11.5g Safale US-05 (hydrated)

I forgot to measure the gravity so this is going to be a mystery brew of sorts.

Brewing Update 08-08-09

The pale ale turned out very good. I just bottled the IPA this morning. With a final gravity of 1.020 @ 76F, we are looking at 6.1% alcohol by volume. The IPA tasted very hoppy albeit uncarbonated. In 2 weeks, I’ll know for sure.

My biggest problem is that I’m bottling faster than I’m drinking — even with help.

Brewing Update 07-22-09

I just finished cleaning up after another brewing night.

1.5 lbs Mashed
6 lbs Coopers Plain Light
2 lbs Liquid Extract

1.5 oz Centennial
0.5 oz Amarillo @ 12 min
0.5 oz Amarillo @ 24 min
0.5 oz Centennial @ 36 min
0.5 oz Amarillo @ 48 min
0.5 oz Amarillo @ last min
2 oz Cascade dry hopped

1 gallon San Diego tap
4 gallons of Arrowhead Mountain Spring

11.5g Safale US-05 (hydrated)

1.066 @ 84F => 1.069

This should make for a very hoppy IPA provided everything goes well. The alcohol content should be pretty strong considering there’s a lot more malt in this one than there is in the pale ale. The fermentor is sitting in my bathtub where I’m trying to keep it cool. It’s currently 84F in my apartment and the water in the bathtub is at 75 even after I added 7 lbs of ice. Hopefully it can survive tomorrow while I’m at work and happy hour for 14 hours.