You don't really need this expensive brewing robot to make good beer.

Stuff You Don’t Need: The Minibrew

The Minibrew will handle all the messy, inconvenient, and time-consuming aspects of home brewing … but you don’t need it.

The Pint Canteen that converts to a cup.

Rewards Package: The Pint from Stable Goods Co.

I was intrigued when I learned about The Pint, a canteen that converts to a cup, so I ordered one. Mine arrived the other day, and it’s fantastic.

The fixings for making two batches of IPA Pickles

Making IPA Pickles: Results (and a Recipe)

As it turns out, pickles are insanely easy to make and the recipe is perfect for experimentation. And that’s how I decided to make two batches of IPA Pickles.

The books I read in 2015

Books I Read in 2015

A list of the books I read in 2015.

How to Drive off a Mountain Road

How to Drive off a Mountain Road

When driving CA-2 (the Angeles Crest Highway), it’s critical to always remember one thing — you’re on a mountain, and if you lose control of your vehicle, there’s a very real chance you’ll drive right off of it.

A jar of fire cider.

On Making Fire Cider

This winter I mixed up a small batch of Fire Cider, a curative tonic made from all sorts of spicy, sinus-clearing ingredients. Here’s how it turned out.

Mr. B's Christmas Album

A Very Mr. B Christmas

It’s no secret that there are only a few unconventional Christmas songs that I enjoy listening to around the holiday season. But this year, thanks to the the ragtime, chap-hop musical stylings of The Gentleman Rhymer, it’s going to be a very Mr. B Christmas.

Fordsbasement 2015 Gift Guide

The Fordsbasement 2015 Gift Guide

It’s time for the 2015 edition of the Fordsbasement Gift Guide!

Shaving with Harry's

Shaving with Harry’s

I decided to see if shaving with Harry’s lived up to the hype. Here’s what happened.

John Muir Trail T-Shirt

Cool John Muir Trail T-Shirt

I’m not always fond of T-shirts, especially commemorative T-shirts, but I really like this John Muir Trail T-Shirt from Anywhere Wild.

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  • You don't really need this expensive brewing robot to make good beer.

    Stuff You Don’t Need: The Minibrew

    The Minibrew will handle all the messy, inconvenient, and time-consuming aspects of home brewing … but you don’t need it.

  • The Pint Canteen that converts to a cup.

    Rewards Package: The Pint from Stable Goods Co.

    I was intrigued when I learned about The Pint, a canteen that converts to a cup, so I ordered one. Mine arrived the other day, and it’s fantastic.

  • The fixings for making two batches of IPA Pickles

    Making IPA Pickles: Results (and a Recipe)

    As it turns out, pickles are insanely easy to make and the recipe is perfect for experimentation. And that’s how I decided to make two batches of IPA Pickles.

  • The books I read in 2015

    Books I Read in 2015

    A list of the books I read in 2015.

  • How to Drive off a Mountain Road

    How to Drive off a Mountain Road

    When driving CA-2 (the Angeles Crest Highway), it’s critical to always remember one thing — you’re on a mountain, and if you lose control of your vehicle, there’s a very real chance you’ll drive right off of it.