Brief History Of Hand Planes


Note: this is a test post, all text from the Hand Plane History website For almost 2,000 years the plane has been one of the craftsman’s most important tools. It has helped to shape history, but its origins are unknown. In the earliest times wood was probably roughly trimmed with an adze and then smoothed with a stone, using sand…

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Our First Give-A-Way


This is our first official give a way and we did our best to make it BIG. Everyone likes free beer right? We just finished our first give a way.  It was a way for me to give back for all the likes on our Instagram posts and our followers. @TwistedHops had just hit the 10k followers mark and I…

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Beer Caramelized Onions

Beer Caramelized Onions


You know what’s better that caramelized onions? Beer caramelized onions. So tasty, and the possibilities of what they can be used on are endless. Before we begin let’s see what the biggest mistakes are so we can avoid them. Biggest Mistake You want to guess what the biggest mistake people make when caramelizing onions is? People use the wrong type…

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Scottish Ale Bread


First things first, I’m only calling this Scottish Ale Bread because the beer happens to be from Scotland. This is very tasty bread.   The Bellhaven Scottish Ale has strong flavors which really modify the bread flavor to near perfection. What’s In It Here’s all the ingredients. Salt, Flour, Yeast, Ale and Oats sprinkled on top before baking. Here’s the…

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Instagram Is On Fire


I like to put things simple, and simply put beer is social. Alcoholic beverages are social. Beer Is Social Beer in itself is a very social beverage. For decades, no, make that centuries, friends and families alike have been sharing drinks. To celebrate a victory, a marriage or defeat. Regardless of the situation it’s still social. Beer Is Visual Beer…

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Ready To Begin Planing The Beer Garden


All this cold weather has done is make me want to start planning my garden this year. I have one more snowboarding trip planned and after that I’m ready for spring. Who’s with me? So in addition to my hops I need to decide on a few recipes and then figure out what I can grow. It’s been over 2…

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Fixie Bike Racer

Looking For A Bike – Part II – The Fixie


After reading a lot of websites, searching online including craigslist and watching youtube videos I learned one thing, and that is… I want a fixie. Yep, that’s what I want.  So, I’m looking for a bike, well make that a fixie.  If you missed part I, click here. What’s A Fixie Fixed gear bicycle, fixed wheel bicycle, commonly know as a fixie.…

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Open 24 Beers At Once


What we have here is an engineering feat that we had no idea existed. Cheers to engineers everywhere, we often take your work for granted.  Not anymore we don’t. Open 24 Beers At Once It’s a single opener designed to open a whole 12 pack at once.  That’s right, all 12 bottles open at the same time.  I’m getting excited just…

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Raw Oysters

Mama’s On The Half Shell


It was Friday and just past 1:00 pm.  I was in the mood for lunch and a pint.  So I’m in the Jeep and drive to Of Love & Regret at 1028 South Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD.  As I pulled up it seemed empty and parking was easy (that should have been the tip off).  They don’t open till 4:00 pm, rats! Ok,…

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Soft Crab Sandwich

Maryland Soft Crab Sandwich


Growing up in Maryland has it’s benefits, great seafood is one of them.  I just love a good soft crab sandwich!  Let me date my self and say that I remember being a pre-teen (at least 28 years ago), going to my grandparents waterfront home on Seneca Creek and picking soft crab’s out of the slough box.  So excited because…

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