Current Projects

Breathalyzer

2017 Summer - current

I'm always curious about recommendations for alcohol intake. Different countries have different standards. Even if I decide to follow the Japanese standard for women, I always felt like there must be a lot of between-person *and* within-person variations that it'd be difficult to have one recommended rule. I decided to do a little experiment and see if my alcohol metabolism fluctuated from day to day by drinking the same beer at the same time for 5 days and measure my BAC level by a Breathalyzer for two hours after finishing the drink.

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Beekeeping

2017 Spring - current

I got 2 hives; one Italian queen with 3lb package bees and one Carniolan queen with a 5lb nuc. I was initially interested in understanding why many people were passionate about beekeeping; but now I'm in love with the bees. They are awesome. More updates to come.


Beer Fermentation

2016 Fall - current

I made my first beer! It was American Pale Ale. Lucy designed and made beautiful labels for this beer. It tasted like...beer.

Update: I made my second beer! Imperial IPA with 10 times as much hop as instructed. Still not hoppy enough! Gotta try again...


Fermentation: Miso

2016 Spring - current

I finanlly got some koji to make miso last year. The miso looks ready for consumption now (summer 2017).


Hop growing

2016 Spring - current

I biked through fields of hops in central Washington in 2015. I loved the fragrance so much that I grew hops at home (Willamette) and at our friend's garden (Cascade) last year. We got more hops than we could consume in one year!

2017: The Cascade hops did not come back but Willamette did. I transplanted Willamette in our friend's garden.

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