Monday, November 25, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Hard Apple Cider Recipe Video

The classic Pumpkin Cider I've made multiple times over the past 4 years now has its own video guide. Check it out!

For the full recipe write up and past brew days, visit one of the links below:

First Batch (5 Gallon)
Second Batch (1 Gallon)
Third Batch (5 Gallon)
Fourth Batch (5 Gallon)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Honey Butter Glazed Biscuits

You are absolutely going to love these biscuits....
I recently received a request to bake clone recipe of the Church's Chicken biscuits. Those ever popular honey butter glazed biscuits.....

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mounting a 4-Jaw Chuck On My Lathe (Video)

I had received a 4-Jaw chuck that was going to be scrapped a while ago, but suddenly became inspired to finally mount it on my lathe after watching this video.  Also the revelation that I actually had a right-angled screwdriver that could help me disassemble the original chuck mount made it possible.
I didn't really cover the process of building the adapter in the video so here are some more detailed photos:

I started with this scrap piece.  I had to use one of the lathes at school because mine couldn't hold this large of diameter.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Cyclists Beware! Nylon Rim Liner Causing Flat Tires (Video)

I had this weird problem over the summer when I was mysteriously getting consecutive flats for a week straight in my rear wheel for no explained reason.  I first believed it to be defective tubes, but upon closer investigation, it turned out that the rim liners (which are supposed to prevent interior punctures) were actually causing the flats.
nylon rim liner causing flat tire single vs double wall rim
The reason this was only happening in the rear wheel was because the rim contour caused the liner to get stuck in this U-shaped position with the edges pointing up toward the tube.  After being on the bike for so long, being stretched, and all crusty from the heat, the rim liner was sharp enough to slice the tube.  The front rim was a double walled design, which allows the liner to sit flat with no edges pointing upwards.  I have since bought a new rear wheel which is double walled, so I shouldn't have this problem in the future.

Solution: get wider rim liner, don't use nylon rim liners or get double walled rims.