Making noise in the blogosphere with beer.
I'm not sure of etiquette either. I've just been using it to find new and interesting things to read and hopefully providing some to others (yes, it also increases traffic). That said, I've been posting some old stuff, but its not too far behind my new stuff.
if you're looking for feedback, I'll send it via message.
Also regarding feedback, I'll take some from whoever reads this.
Nevermind, can't send a private msg. So here it goes.
The HopRiverAles site is a interesting mix of technical, practical, and recreation. In one story you talk about some of the technical aspects of brewing and it terrifies me to ever want to delve into brewing again because you write about SO MUCH that I don't know. It's cool that you have that technical knowledge and can write about it so easily. The second part that I enjoyed/noticed was the "practical aspect." This includes everything from bartering prices at Gander Mountain to truly MAKING equipment (kegerators, keggles, aqurium heaters, "radiators" for cooling, etc). I think its creative and looks like a lot of fun. The third part that stuck me was despite all that hard work, how relaxing it all can be and what a soothing hobby it can turn out to be. Very neat way to show someone who doesn't brew (me!) some of the different aspects of the total experience.