Good 44º pouring rain morning. It rained all night, wind blew, windows all got wet! Since yesterday we have gotten 1¾" of the wet stuff. More coming...
Yesterday the rain started in again about noon..
An hour later:
The weather did this back and forth all day..
Throw Back Thursday...
I was in the Sheriff's academy, 1979, and stopped by Mom and Dad's on my way home...
For breakfast I made a bagel sandwich with egg...
Normally I eat yogurt with something or Egg-Tastic scrambled eggs. This was good, but OMGOSH, I was soooooo full. I wished I had just had some yogurt!!! Didn't want any food the rest of the day. Won't do this again!!! Dinner was a cup of soup!
Historically this date...
And births this date include...
....drafted into the Army during Korea but was fanatical against the Viet Nam war to the point of leaving the country! A Texan, a Methodist, and a Democrat. Odd.
1941 – Tommy Kirk, American actor
1941 – Tommy Rettig, American actor (d. 1996)
1952 – Susan Dey, American actress
1964 – Bobby Flay, American chef and restaurateur
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Lager Day
Enjoy a cold one as you read through these lager facts, compiled by the brewers at Samuel Adams.
1. History. Alhough beer has been made for more than seven millennia, the first lager wasn’t brewed until the 16th century. America’s first lager was brewed in 1838, when Bavarian brewmaster John Wagner brought lager yeast across the pond from Europe.
2. Science. Lager yeast, as opposed to ale yeast, ferments (eats sugar to produce carbonation and alcohol) at cooler temperatures. When the fermentation is finished, lager yeast settles to the bottom of the fermentation tank while ale yeast remains on top. Lager yeast also takes a longer time to condition the beer than ale yeast.
3. Character. Due in part to their clean, crisp character, lagers are labeled by some as plain or boring. That might be so with some mass-marketed beers, but craft lagers are flavorful and complex. There are also different styles of lager: Baltic Porter; Bock, Double Bock and Wheat Bock; Oktoberfest; Rauchbier and Vienna Lager, among many others, as you’ll see below.
4. Cold. Before modern refrigeration, brewers needed a way to keep their lagers cool during the brewing process. Before the advent of modern cooling tanks, German lager brewers often cooled their beer in Alpine caves or in cellars dug deeply into hillsides (the latter technique used by immigrants German-American beer makers).
5. Meaning. In German, Czech and Polish, to lager means to store, keep, preserve or keep safe.