Other Social Media Sites I’m On

If you want to follow me on my other social media outlets, have at it. Instagram: http://instagram.com/blairellis642 FB: https://www.facebook.com/blairellis123 Strava: http://app.strava.com/athletes/165404 Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/profile/blairellis

50 pounds lost

50 pounds lost

1 year, 4 months, and 4 days ago on October 2nd, 2011 I was 50 pounds heavier. Thanks to everyone for their support and belief in me that I could do it! (And to my critics, thanks for encouraging me even more – telling me I can’t do something will make me prove you wrong) PS -I am eating 2-3x… Read more →

Fall grades are in...

Fall grades are in…

 SO CLOSE!!! I missed the Deans List (3.7) by .025 GPA. Ended up with a 3.675 as you can see. 3 A’s and 1 B. I have some mixed emotions going through my head right now. I’m a bit disappointed. I thought the Microeconomics was a sure A. I put in the most effort out of all in that class… Read more →

First semester back…complete!

Well, I’m all done with my first semester back and this officially makes me a sophomore. Yay, only 2.5-3 years to go. I did quite well my first go round. I think I made all A’s on all 4 classes. Results won’t be back until later next week or so, but that’s what I am expecting. If not, my teachers are… Read more →

Reflecting over the past year

This will be a brief post as I need to get back to studying. It’s the holiday season and that always gets me to thinking about all sorts of different things. I was actually out riding my bike when the thought hit me to reflect over the last year and try and write down some of my thoughts. I feel… Read more →

Great Lakes Christmas Ale clone - update #2

Great Lakes Christmas Ale clone – update #2

So, Stefan and I got together today and pulled the primary fermentation into secondary. Pretty straightforward process. It was quite a bit easier than I thought it was going to be. Sanitize the secondary bucket and all associated items used to transfer, get the beer flowing, try not to suck up much trub (sludge from the yeast on the bottom)… Read more →

Great Lakes Christmas Ale clone - update #1

Great Lakes Christmas Ale clone – update #1

Quick update on the beer brewing process. So I pitched the yeast into the wort on Wednesday night. I was expecting some more immediate results, but all day on Thanksgiving (Thursday), I saw no results from the airlock. Friday I got my relief, as it started bubbling quite feverishly and has been going strong every day since then. I’ve never… Read more →

Great Lakes Brewery Christmas Ale clone

Great Lakes Brewery Christmas Ale clone

So I brewed another batch of beer today with my friends Stefan and Steve. It was a perfect day for it!   This was my first foray into the all-grain technique (vs extract) so it took a bit longer than I expected but I also expect the results to be a bit better. It should hopefully be a great beer… Read more →

Added two new pages…

Just a real quick post before I head off to work here. I added the weight loss and bucket list pages. They are works in progress, but they should serve as place holders for now. Leave a comment and let me know what you want me to add in the content of those pages!