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Andy Strickland
Attended North Carolina State University
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Running in the neighborhood
In Nashville, we basically lived on the side of a hill. It was an advantage when the big flood happened; the creeks and rivers overran their banks but we were much higher.The downside was there was little room to run in the surrounding neighborhood. What fe...
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Rained out at the race track
I may have told this story before in a previous post but I'll repeat it, if you don't mind. I never was that big a NASCAR fan growing up. My parents watched, I think my grandparents up the road did as well (I feel like I was yelled at for standing in front ...
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Brew Day (Secondary): Jalapeno Pale Ale
Two weeks ago, I put a Jalapeno Pale Ale in primary fermentation ; it was my attempt to clone a great, local brew by Birdsong. It's a fairly standard American Pale Ale, but with a hint of jalapenos in the base flavor and a spicy bite at the end. Today, I ne...
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Day 51: Further down the (fat) rabbit hole
In yesterday's post , I highlighted a section from Kessler's The End of Overeating  that touched on the relative emptying rates from the stomach of fat, protein and simple sugar. I admit it, I'm the first guy screaming " Fat satiates !" so color me a little...
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Day 49: There are other reasons, you know
I won't belabor this for very long; I simply wanted to point out one of the difficulties facing those that attempt to cut grain out of their lives. The picture above comes from today's local paper. In a nutshell, it is an article about how food manufacturer...
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Day 89: March to 190
I have not written much the past three weeks but my weight has been far from neglected. In fact, I have probably weighed myself more in March 2014 than in any month in the past year (26 of the past 28 days). Besides running, eating has been my singular focu...
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Day 67: A new homeostasis
I haven't talked much about my weight this year; but don't take that to mean I'm hiding anything. I still write down what I eat almost every day; I weigh almost every day. Yesterday I was 194.8 pounds, for the record. Nothing to be ashamed of. When the year...
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Brew Day (Bottling): Jalapeno Pale Ale
This is the last post in my series about the Jalapeno Pale Ale clone of Birdsong. (In previous posts, I talked about brewing the beer and then placing it in secondary .) Since I don't have a kegging system ( yet ), I need to carbonate the beer in bottles. T...
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Day 52: Why protein wins the satiety race, part 1 (Enzymes)
Two days ago, I mentioned I was struck by something Kessler wrote in TEoO : Scientific studies of satiety have advanced in recent years, and we now know that most people find protein the most satiating macronutrient. It was a one-off comment in a section ab...
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Day 50: A little bit about the fat paradox
There's a Starbucks nearby I like to go to at lunch. It's not as busy as typical Starbucks, so I can always find a seat, usually the same one beside the same window looking at a parking lot. I know it doesn't sound like much but it's the opposite of my cubi...
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Brew Day: Kolsch
Yesterday I wrote about homebrewing at home , in particular a Jalapeno Pale Ale last Saturday. For me, that means partial mash -- specialty grains plus malt extract, hops and yeast but no more than about four gallons of boil. The following day, I joined the...
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Graduate degree in Engineering, survived underway on a submarine
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  • North Carolina State University
    Chemical Engineering
  • University of South Carolina
    Chemical Engineering
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