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The bar Elixir was recognized this weekend as being the second oldest (known) drinking location in San Francisco by the wacky historical/drinking club E. Clampus Vitus (aka The Clampers). Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Alcademics.com
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A visit to the UC Botanical Garden for a look at plants used in dyes and in making booze. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Alcademics.com
Eddie gets his wisdom teeth out and in his delirium thinks he made out with Parker Stevenson's wife. The mayor gets murdered but he was a jerk trying to build a hotel or some other nefarious activity. A teenager has a huge crush on Shauni so he keeps faking beach-related... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Baywatching
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EMILY VALENTINE EMILY VALENTINE EMILY VALENTINE EMILY VALENTINE EMILY VALENTINE I mean, Baywatch has had some amazing guest actors over the series, but from the first scene it's clear who the guest star is in this one: EMILY VALENTINE! If you don't know who that is you're probably too young... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Baywatching
Excellent - thanks for sharing your results! Camper
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Homemade Tonic Water Filtration at Alcademics.com
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Thank you Sheri!
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Though I bought the 79 DVD set just because I wanted it, when I learned that there would be a new Baywatch movie starring The Rock and Zac Efron I thought I should start this blog as a lead-up to it. I thought the movie was premiering in July 2017,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Baywatching
Realizing most people aren't watching Baywatch along with me (sadly), I should let you know that Baywatch Season 1 has a different theme song than the rest of the series. It was called Above the Waterline by Kim Carnes, the more-or-less a one hit wonder behind Betty Davis Eyes. Enjoy:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Baywatching
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Oh no! A small plane crashes into the ocean but luckily Mitch is there to rescue its passengers. But these are no ordinary passengers - they're making their escape with a suitcase full of loot, if they can find it at the bottom of the ocean, that is! Meanwhile, Captain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Baywatching
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Our story opens as a rich businessman out for an open water swim is pulled beneath the surface by an evil scuba diver! Our hero lifeguard Jill try to save him but it's just too late. But don't worry, she falls in love with the rich guy's son, who we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Baywatching
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Old Hobie and his tween pals take off on a boat to an isolated island and fall into a cave. Says IMDB: Mitch and Gayle must put aside their personal differences to help the rest of the Baywatch squad find Hobie and two of his friends when they get stranded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Baywatching
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Eddie's former Philly friend is in town and it turns out he's a real troublemaker! Or, as IMDB puts it: Eddie is haunted by his bitter past when a former friend of his, named Jimmy, arrives from his home in Philadelphia and immediately causes friction over personal issues they had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Baywatching
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An eight bar tour of the South Bay of San Francisco, including San Jose, Los Gatos, and Campbell. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Alcademics.com
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Here is the latest batch of booze books to hit store shelves and my mailbox. We've got a cognac history, a couple of cocktail recipe books, one on cooking with cocktails, and another exploring wine. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Alcademics.com
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On a visit to Indianapolis, I was able to check out 9 of 11 Kurt Vonnegut-themed cocktails at bars around the city. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Alcademics.com
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"We're talking about tonic water, clear ice, malaria, and syphilis." Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Alcademics.com
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A quick trip to Detroit: Here's my rundown on the bars I saw and a few that I didn't. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Alcademics.com
That doesn't make sense to me, since in a regular cube the cloudy part is on the inside. And in a cooler it's only on the bottom. Refreezing was one of the earliest experiments I did (but I melted the whole thing and refroze it) and it didn't work for me: http://www.alcademics.com/2009/08/does-refreezing-ice-make-it-clearer.html
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As whisky/whiskey grows as a category and a cultural phenomenon, authors have found interesting new angles with which to talk about it. Or at least put it in the titles of their books. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Alcademics.com
That said, perhaps I will tone down the title from "beware" to "avoid." I did it for the purposes of alliteration, not for fear-mongering click bait :)
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Thank you for your comment and I hope this post is clear in its point that using a non-food-grade buckets for batching is a bad idea compared with using food-grade buckets for batching. No matter how minimal the effects are of using non-food-grade plastic for food applications (and I don't think this was over-stated in the post), there is a reason that these are clearly labeled "Buckets are not food grade" in their description on the manufacturer's website. It is because they are not food grade, and thus should not be used for food.
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A note of warning about using non-food-safe plastics to batch cocktails. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Alcademics.com
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Where and why to drink aquafaba cocktails in the San Francisco Bay Area. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Alcademics.com
I believe they did some in a Sierra Nevada seasonal release (the brewery had leftovers) but that the whisky hasn't come out yet unless it's in a blend.
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