The latest grain/malt/hop/yeast concoction is a dark one. Northern Brewers 'Black IPA'. Which as they say, is...'an ebony brew with a beige head that is surrounded by an aromatic citrus-and-pine force field, backed by a smooth roastiness redolent of cocoa and French roast coffee'. The yeasties are nearly done their first round of fermentation; at which point the whole lot will be siphoned into the secondary fermenter. The final product should pack a hoppy punch, just the way we like it.
Always stoked on this magazine. The folks at Superior Outdoors Magazine do a beautiful job of laying out a mag that captures the adventure,spirit and beauty that is so prevalent in the Lake Superior watershed. Make your way to a local retailer or go online and scoop a copy of the 2012 Winter edition. Plenty of good reading and some stellar photo's.
I snapped these shots of the mag...but here are the Real Photo Creds:
After much contemplation, some humming and hawing and several emails back and forth with Tom Neilson over the last year, i finally settled on a new sled. This stubby, wide and thick, slightly concaved hull, stringerless epoxy stick should put me into just about any wave round here. Combine that with a quad setup with Futur Fins or the single 8'' Greenough 4A and it'll be a badass allrounder. Just need some waves.
mmmmm yeah. Happy New Years all. Into the fifth year here at the fresh aspect and back at er after a christmas hiatus. Here are a some snaps from the last couple of weeks.
Lynx canadensis. Pulled into our blueberry haunt for a pit stop on the way back to Winnipeg and came across this critter, who didn't seem to be too concerned with our abrupt arrival. Here he or she is slinking off after we had a chance to get a good look.
The new sled. More on this later. But i will say it's hand crafted by Tom Neilson down in Cocoa Beach, Florida. 6'8'' 23&1/4''wide and 3'' thick, with multiple fin possibilities. Should be a dealdy slider for the lake.
A rack of freshly smoke Lake Superior herring. As good as it gets.