Archive for March, 2007

Ellie Drooling

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

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Ellie in Lime Green

Monday, March 26th, 2007

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Installed First Tap

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

We installed the first tap to my kegerator with the money I got from my Mom for my birthday.  Thanks Mom!  It’s installed on a chest freezer I converted into a beer fridge.  After installing a collar, it has room for six 5 gallon cornelius kegs.  Pouring a beer with a real tap is much better than using a picnic tap.  All the parts of the tap are stainless steel.  The faucet is a forward sealing Shirron faucet.

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Currently on tap:

Cider, 7.4% Alc./Vol. (brewed May 27, 2006)

IPA, 6.0% Alc./ Vol., 98 IBU (brewed September 10, 2006)

Imperial Milk Stout, 7.2% Alc./Vol., 30 IBUs (brewed November 19, 2006)

Smoked Porter, 5.3% Alc./Vol., 37 IBUs (brewed OCtober 8, 2006)

IPA, 6.3% Alc./Vol., 94 IBUs (brewed October 8, 2006)

Rye IPA, 6.5% Alc./Vol., 53 IBUs (brewed December 17, 2006)

Simcoe IPA to Tertiary.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

We transferred the all simcoe IPA to tertiary today.  A tertiary fementer is not necessary, but the use of one will make the beer clearer.  The taste and aroma are excellent.  I can’t wait to try this one when it is carbonated.


Ellie & Claire

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Ellie met Claire today.  Claire is 4 months old and the daughter of one of Andi’s co-workers.

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Coo coo ca choo

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Ellie is starting to coo more and more.  Andi and I can now get her to coo in reply to us if we act like big enough fools (that’s not too hard).  She has her right fist up near her face a lot.  She likes to suck on her fist.  It seems like she is going to be a righty.


Ellie’s 2 Month Checkup

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Ellie had her 2 month checkup today.  She now weighs just over 12 pounds (a 4 pound gain since birth), measures 23 inches (a 2 inch increase), and has a head circumference of 15 inches (a 2.5 inch increase).  Her doctor says these are all just above average.  She also had her first shots and got Wile E. Coyote Band-Aids:


Rockstar Ellie

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Ellie was wearing a shirt that says “Future Rock Star”.  So, Andi and I decided to spike her hair like a rockstar:

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After a bath Ellie gets curly hair.  Where does that come from?


Ellie with her cousins

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Ellie with her cousin Josiah:

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Ellie with her cousin Logan:


Josiah, Logan, and Ellie:


Ellie’s Aunt Kelly and Ellie’s counsins Josiah and Logan:


Ellie Picture of the Day

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Below is Ellie in her crib.  She loves her mobile.

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