Cruizin Brewz Uses CoolBot For Unique Customized Tap Trucks

Pete Shanley has been collecting antique cars all of his life. “I’ve got a bit of a collection,” he tells us. “Most of the stuff is older, from the 1920s and 30s, but there’s also some new stuff. Most people are into [collecting] the same type of cars, but I’m more into things that are a bit different.”  Pete has …

Dustin Apple Celebrates 7th Season With CoolBot

Dustin Apple – or you might recognize him by his YouTube handle Whiteriverrambo – and his wife Amy have both been bow hunting since the nineties. Dustin is actually celebrating his 30th year bowhunting. They reside in Southern Indiana and are “year round avid sportsmen,” hunting deer, turkey and fish. Their diet consists mainly of this meat, in addition to …

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Advanced Brewing: Mashing

Mashing is the process of converting grain starches into sugars that can be used by the yeast in the brewing process. The term applies to “all-grain brewing” which uses crushed malted barley to make the wort (unfermented beer). Though a bit intimidating at first, most homebrewers can master the art of mashing with just a bit of research and practice. …

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Advanced Brewing: Milling Grain

Ready to take your homebrews to the next level? If you’ve already started moving away from extract brewing into the all-grain territory, you might be ready to test the waters of milling grain. Milling your own grain is a great way to get consistent results and finely tailored ingredients for your brew. The process also allows you to control the …

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Why Are There Almost No Spring Hunting Seasons?

Hunting is typically associated with cold, fall weather: perhaps a little snow on the ground, lots of warm layers. Why is fall hunting season, and not spring hunting season, the norm? Why can’t hunters pursue their passion in the spring? Hunting Seasons are Determined by States Each state has its own version of a department that regulates hunting. In California, …

Can I Make Homemade Champagne?

As far as homebrewing projects go, some seem more accessible than others. Cider and kombucha are some of the simpler processes, with the more confident homebrewer tackling beers and wines. But you can up the DIY level once again by making homemade champagne! Whether you want to show off your homebrewing skills at your upcoming nuptials or are just a …

Hunting Season 2022: How Much Storage Space Will I Need?

How terrible would it be to bring home an animal only to realize you don’t have the right place to process and age the meat? Proper meat and game storage space is essential for a successful season. Hunters, by necessity, are planners. It takes logistical knowledge to get tags, organize the trip, and execute the kill. But proper planning for …

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Advanced Brewing: Racking

Part of the appeal of homebrewing is the nearly infinite varieties of beer you can make. Different ingredients and techniques can yield drastically different brews, and there’s nothing more satisfying than cracking open a bottle from a particularly worthy batch. For the most part, you can keep your homebrews relatively simple and don’t need to put out all the fanfare. …

Marietta Floral – Keeping their Flowers Cool and Business Growing with CoolBot

Alex Lam knows that flowers aren’t something people necessarily need everyday. This is why it’s so important for him to have an edge on his competitors in the Oakland flower industry. “Why should people choose us over our competitors?” he asks. “Especially when these [other] guys have been around forever. Because I know my customer base. I know what they …