Until they make powdered instant beer, there will be some degree of craft involved in the process of making your own. Learn how it’s done right in six easy steps from author/brewer William Bostwick. He shares tips & advice for home-brew newbies and veterans alike. Don’t blow it. Read all 176 pages.
Having a barbecue usually means you’ll be drinking while you cook. For this reason alone, the Pit Mitt is a good idea. Its magical, heat-resistant material allows you to do stupid stuff like reaching into the red-hot coals for a mushroom or picking up a 475º burger. It will also grip your beer nicely. Maybe get two.
This ‘Stud Squared’ isn’t a two-man stripper-gram. Sorry ladies. It’s an advanced tape measure/multi-tool working like a regular 25-foot tape, except it has a square attached for better measuring, marking & framing. Let’s you do the work of two men. She might like that.
So there’s a new 007 novel coming out. But James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, has been dead since 1964. So, how do they get the new book? Hold a séance? White Magic? Nope. Ian Fleming Publications handpicked author Jeffrey Deaver to do the work. Deaver has written a grip of thriller/espionage books, but this is serious. Dear Jeff: hot chicks, sick cars, radical weapons. Don’t screw it up.
Beat Now is kinda like Wii for people who are actually active. Sort of-ish. This workout computer/music device syncs your heart rate with your playlist to keep the tunes and your metabolism pumped-up while you work out, run, etc. Simple hand gestures control the unit so you can keep pace and punish yourself properly without stopping to fiddle with buttons or controls.
Down home cookin’. What does that really mean? It means the food isn’t just a decoration for the plate, it’s made for chowing down. It’s hearty and maybe not healthy. Barbecued ribs qualify. Especially, when they’re spiced & glazed up with a root beer marinade. Fire up the grill, we’ve got the recipe right here.
There are a lot of reasons why Steve McQueen is hailed as the coolest dude in the history of Hollywood. Between filming huge movies he raced motorcycles; insisted on doing as many of his own stunts as possible; slayed the babes. But this 1968 movie sealed it. Hands-down, the sickest car chase ever filmed. McQueen is absolutely shredding the streets of San Francisco in a fastback Mustang as a gutsy cop trying to catch a crook. Classic.
When whiskey ages in a barrel evaporation claims a small amount, called the Angel’s Share. What soaks into the wood is called the Devil’s Cut. Jim Beam distillers have now developed a process to extract this evil shit from the wood. They’re blending it into a new 90-proof bourbon called the Devil’s Cut. It’s smooth, earthy and delicious as hell.
Leica cameras are known as the best in the world. The reason: image quality. Theirs is the best. It’s the glass in the lense, the internal geometries, crap you don’t even want to think about. Point is, Leicas take great shots and this new digital V-Lux 30 makes it even easier. Photos, video, whatever you want to shoot, it’s so easy with the V-Lux 30 it should be called Idiot Proof. People won’t even have a clue as to how clueless you are about photography. So don’t tell them and ruin it.
Every bottle of booze, wine or spirits you buy should come with a cap. If for some reason it doesn’t or you lost it, you can use this rooster-shaped one. It’s red, it’s elegant, but its name is really all that matters. It’s called the Cock Blocker. The name alone is worth the eight bucks. Isn’t it?