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John Armstrong
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Willing to try almost anything at least once.
Willing to try almost anything at least once.

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Cracked open a Modelo de Mayo from +Northern Brewer that I brewed over a year ago. It had been sitting on the yeast until I finally got around to bottling it a couple weeks ago. Still came out pretty darn well.

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Did not know that if you tell Google+ your birthday the Google Doodle wishes you Happy Birthday...
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It's a brew day for me today. I love watching the currents in the water as the grain steeps.

OK. Did something wrong I think. Brewed a White House Honey Porter from Northern Brewer. Close to three weeks after bottling there is no carbonation at all--totally flat. Wasn't diligent about taking gravity readings, so maybe I left it in the fermentor too long and the yeast didn't have anything left to interact with the sugar? Any possibility of saving it? The flavor is good so worst case I'm making a lot of beer batter for fish fry...

Mid-week brew day! Have a one gallon batch of White House Honey Porter from +Northern Brewer currently in the cooling stage before pitching the yeast. Once I get that bottled we'll be moving on to some of their limited edition El Modelo de Mayo.

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This is exactly what all the budget talks sounds like it's coming to.

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Did this in my VFF KSO Treks. Worst part was the occasional slushy puddle that I couldn't go around and had to splash through. It's why I actually prefer running when it's around 20F/-7C to 35F/+1C.
Really need to stop making excuses and just get out and run. Went out this evening for the first time in 4 weeks. Need to get back in the running habit since I've got races to run and goals to beat!

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Really need to stop making excuses and just get out and run. Went out this evening for the first time in 4 weeks. Need to get back in the running habit since I've got races to run and goals to beat!

Did my first half marathon race today. Securian Winter Run in Saint Paul with temps at gun time running right around 5F/-15C. Was not able to train for this race nearly as much as I would have liked so I tried to keep expectations down. I lined up a little ahead of the 2:10 pacer and focused on starting out nice and easy. Made it a point to start out easy. Once I passed about mile 5 I decided to see about starting to pass a few people--nothing too crazy, just worked on reeling in one person at a time. Kept that up through about mile 10 then settled back into trying to just maintaining. Ended up really happy with my final time. When I signed up for the race in the first place I was hoping to finish under 2 hours. With my total lack of training I still managed to turn in a 2:03. Makes me really excited for what I may be able to do with some actual training time.

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'Tis winter in Minnesota and the waterfalls have stopped.
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January 16, 2013 (4 photos)
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