Pumpkin Spice Porter Brew

pumpkin spice porterI just finished my pumpkin spice porter beer.  Last night I opened it and it had an the most intoxicating smell.  The smell has a stronger pumpkin smell with the traditional hint of cinnamon.  The taste is even better.  It almost makes you want to get your ugg boots and your yoga pants on.  This is the perfect beer of the fall season.  The only downside is that I only brewed a 5 gallon batch!

As I have always said, if you can cook a box of rice you can brew a batch of beer.  The steps are simple and you will be able to brew your own by watching my YouTube video where I walk through the steps that I took to brew my batch of Pumpkin Spice Porter.


Thank you to Hop Goblin for making this process possible!  Visit their website and purchase your own ingredient kit.

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The Pumpkin Spice Porter Brew video

Yes, this video is pretty long, however it takes your through EVERYTHING you need to know about brewing this beer.  No steps are removed and all explanations are spelled out for you.  While you are watching the video you can pick up your Pumpkin Spice Porter 5 Gallon Extract Kit from HopGoblin.com.  Hurry up though, you need to act fast because it is a seasonal item.

Do you need a more “broken down” view of the brew process?

I took the time to make sure that I made different videos from different parts of the brew process.  Brewing is really easy and a lot of fun to do.  If you are looking for a new hobby or skill, you have found a very rewarding one.  Follow these really easy steps and you can have your own batch of beer.

The beer brewed with this past process was a Red Ale.  This is one of the simpler kinds of beer to brew.  Great for the fall or spring.

 

Surviving a Riot with Speaking Apes Podcast Part 1 of 2

surviving a riotRecently there was a riot that came really close to myself and more importantly, my family.  I had the opportunity to sit down with a very enlightened podcast and speak about the situation that our nation is in currently.  We can all agree that there needs to be some changes.  Our nation cannot begin to heal it’s wounds before we have a very real and very organic conversation about what is happening.  It is the same effect of putting hydrogen peroxide on a cut.  It is going to hurt and you might not like it, but it is the beginning of the healing process.

Fred and Harlin from the Speaking Apes Podcast sat down with me and discussed surviving a riot.  No matter what opinion you have about the subject, you should know how to extract yourself from a rioting situation.  We dove into the subject in great detail and a little about the philosophy of it all.

Speaking Apes Podcast Information

You can find Speaking Apes Podcast in various ways.


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How do you survive a riot?

  • How can you soothe people before a riot occurs
  • What has to happen to heal a community after an incident
  • How to prepare ahead of time
  • What I use to stay up to date on possible riots
  • The use of Facebook live as a tool for staying informed
  • How to get out of a riot and why

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6 Fixes A Homeowner Can Make Themself

6 things homeowner should fixYou might not be a handyman but you can fix a lot of things that break in your home.  As a homeowner you should know the basics.  You should not be calling in the experts to do the simple things that a child can do.  That is my mission today, to teach you how to fix the minor things that break in the house.  By being able to fix minor issues, as a homeowner, you can keep from spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on simple fixes.  Not only are you saving money, you are growing your skill list and ability to work around your house.

However, as a man you should know your limits and when to call someone.  Even though you are the homeowner and you are a man, you have your limits.  Don’t burn your house down because you were too stubborn to call someone.

Question of the day:

What did I miss in the show today?  What should homeowners be able to fix?  Make your answer by visiting the Facebook Page (linked below) under this podcast post.

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What should a homeowner be able to fix?

  • Electrical outlet replacement
  • Light Switch replacement
  • Clogged Sink
  • Sink Disposal Repair
  • Drywall Fix
  • Leaking Toilet
  • Sidewalk Cracking
  • When should you call someone
  • The question of the day

Resource used today in making this podcast:

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Why Men Need A Farm

Why you want a farmAs a Gentleman, you want a farm.  Plain and simple.  Before you get up in arms about how you don’t have the space or the time to own a farm, you need to listen to this episode.  First off, we measure size in acres and time in minutes.  Farm does not describe these two things.  It describes your acts and your goals.  No matter what you call it (homestead, farmstead, hobby farming) it all means the same thing and does not mean anything about the size.  I didn’t start my farming efforts with land and money.  I actually started with a few researching years and then graduated to containers.  My first break was when I had a patch of dirt that I could call my own.  From there my life has been enriched.

You are not going to be a farmer overnight.  You are not going to want to spend a lot of money upfront on this kind of thing.  Understand that this show is not going to be about how to start one.  You are going to get a lot of “why this matters” today.  If this is confusing, give me the next 45 minutes to light a fire in you to change your mind.


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Why does a Gentleman need a farm?

    • How men need a challenge in life
    • Higher Quality food
    • On demand food vs traveling to get it
    • Creating less waste
    • Myths about homesteading

I mentioned a link in the show back to Why Gentlemen Need  A Challenge

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

 

Building a Farm on the Cheap

building a farm for cheapBuilding a full sized farm is not an endeavor that most people will take on.  The biggest reason is because it is so expensive to start up.  What if I could convince you that ,regardless of what you call your farm, that you can build one that wont break your budget.  I go through all of the different tactics that I have used throughout the past few years to design my homestead.  Down to the questions that you need to ask yourself.  Then I talk about the projects that you will be doing and how to prioritize them based on your own parameters.  Lastly we discuss how to make these projects cost as little as possible.

In the show, I mentioned that you should listen to the podcast about permaculture zones and watch the YouTube video on the subject, here are those links.


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How can you build a farm for cheap?

    • First steps to designing your farm
    • How to keep it cheap but not crappy
    • The advantages of having a small plot of land versus large
    • Why the experts are looking at the small plot designs

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

Resources used in the making of this podcast episode:

  • All resources used were from the experiences and setbacks from creating my own homestead

 

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Fraternity of Gentlemen is LIVE!

I have spent the past 2 months working to get this program started and off the ground.  I am supper excited about it and hope that you guys enjoy the fruits of my labor.

What is the Fraternity of Gentlemen?

The Fraternity of Gentlemen is a membership program designed to help compensate my time and efforts of bringing you quality content through Skilled Gentlemen Podcast.  However, unlike other podcasts, this is not a donation.  I wanted to avoid donations because this is not a non profit, this is a for profit business.  So you might be asking yourself…

Why do you want to become a member?

To some people, making a podcast is a simple thing to do.  The host will sit down and ramble on for a while and expect someone to enjoy the show.  This is far from what Skilled Gentlemen Podcast is about.  I have spent the past few years working to make sure that the last episode is better and more in depth than the last.  The subjects are not just a random assortment of topics that have nothing to do with the subscribership.  The topics are what men actually want to hear and know more about.  It also takes on average around 3 hours to make a single podcast because of all the meticulous details that I add in to it.  It goes without saying that Skilled Gentlemen Podcast is a labor of love.

Your patronage wont just go toward some great scotch.  Your money will go toward upgrades to both the recording hardware and software, upgrades to the video equipment, website usage, and advertising.

What is the cost of being a member?

If you would like to join the Fraternity of Gentlemen the cost of membership is $30.00 US per year!    This means that if you listen to an episode of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast and feel like you gained $0.30 cents of entertaining information, then you should consider joining.

If you are a public service member (Firefighter, Medic, Police, Military) please email me with “Service Member” for the subject and I will email you with a special service member discount code.  In the email, tell me a little about your service.

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What does September 11 mean to a firefighter

what does September 11 mean to a firefighterToday a few years ago we were thrust into a war that no one wanted to be apart of.  It all stemmed from a group of people that had hate in their hearts and decided to attack the United States of America.  Everyone remembers where they were at the time they heard that we were under attack.  Some of us were getting ready for work, some of us were at school getting our day started, 343 firefighters that day were getting their day started having no idea how their day would end.  We all have heard stories of how everyone felt and what firefighters did to help the victims of the attacks, but a story that is not told very often is how the fire service changed in response to the September 11 attacks.

Today as you go about your day, please take the time to stop by a fire station and thank the firefighters there or if you see a police officer at a coffee shop buy their cup of coffee.  No it is not necessary, but a kind gesture is always welcome.  Also take a moment to remember the families that were effected by the September 11 attacks.


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What does September 11 mean to a firefighter?

  • what happened to the service
  • how we changed
  • how we adapted to the changing world

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

Resources used in the show:

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Pregnancy

a gentlemans guide to pregnancyYou have just figured out that you are pregnant, what do you do now!?  To many men, this is both very exciting and extremely terrifying.  The major issue is that you have experience with caring for you and your spouse, now you have to face the unknown of caring for a child.  Some men will ignore the issue and just deal with the struggles and issues as they come.  Gentlemen face this head on and prepare for what is to come.  The effort today is going to be to answer the nagging problems that you have come up with in your mind.  Pregnancy comes with a lot of possible medical problems and money fears.


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How does a Gentleman survive a pregnancy?

  • What should we be concerned about medically
  • How to cut costs for the child without being negligent
  • What should men be doing during the pregnancy
  • Your plan for the big day
  • What is your job after the baby is born

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

Resources used in the show:

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Getting Your House Prepared For Winter

Getting house ready for winterRather you like it or not, winter is getting close.  We are already seeing signs that fall is here with cool mornings and leaves starting to fall.  There are steps that we all should take to prepare for the cold grip of winter.  These are steps that will keep your house and the resources that you rely on from breaking down prematurely.  This is something that if you are a homeowner you should be working on twice a year.  Once in the spring to prepare for the summer and in the fall to prepare for winter.  Not only should you be preparing your house and vehicle for winter’s grips but if you call yourself a gentleman you should be concerning yourself with the very real possibility that you will encouter an emergency.  Getting your family prepared for winter is also a concern that we will be covering.

In the podcast I mentioned that I would link to a YouTube video that I made as a review on a gutter guard to help keep you from spending a lot of time on your roof.  You can find that video here called Cheap Gutter Guard.


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What steps should be taken to get ready for winter?

  • Why you should consider getting your house ready for the cold
  • How to prepare you vehicle for winter
  • Steps to get house prepared
  • What emergencies you can see happening during the winter months
  • How to prepare to survive these emergencies
  • Why you, as a gentlemen, should be doing these
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Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

Resources used in the show:

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast onFacebook,iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

How to brew beer beginners guide

Bob Mayne from Today’s Survival Show was nice enough to let me do a guest podcast on his show.  The podcast was about how to brew beer as a beginners guide.  If you are interested, check out the podcast link below!

Episode 285- Brewing Beer

Guest host Clay from Skilled Gentlemen podcast discussing home brewing beer.