Author Archives: Jay

Smoking Amazing Ribs with a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM)

I L-O-V-E love ribs, if your reading this post I bet you love ribs too! In the most modest and humble way I can type this next statement: I can make ribs so good that I no longer order ribs … Continue reading

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Guest Post at Homestead Geek

I wanted to share a link to a guest post I recently wrote for Homestead Geek on how I became a homebrewer. I think that a few of my friends will really like some of the content Erin has on … Continue reading

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Five Excuses Why You Should Not Become a Homebrewer

1. the equipment is real expensive and I think it will take up too much space 2. brewing takes too long, i want some beer right now! 3. there is so much good commercial craft beer on the shelves why … Continue reading

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Custom Logo Bottle Caps

I have recently updated the look and feel of the Kruski’s website to include some new logo work. The logo was inspired both by my dog Barley and The Great Beer State of Michigan. Once the logo was finished and … Continue reading

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Old No. 7 Brand Gifts

I just received a few Jack Daniels Old No.7 gifts for the Kruski’s Basement Bar (imported from Lynchburg) from my Uncle John and Aunt Pam.   As I opened the package I found a Jack Dainel’s wooden napkin holder, with No.7 … Continue reading

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Walnut Faced Carcass

This weekend we were able to get most of the walnut onto the patron side of the bar.  You can see the progression from maple to walnut with the images below.  Because of our solid planning, some hard work, and … Continue reading

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Completed Raised Panel Assembly

Last time I posted I promised I would talk about space balls.  Sometimes referred to as raised panel door spacers, the space balls I want to describe are a woodworkers aid. (not the Mel Brooks movie from the 80’s)  These rubber … Continue reading

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Walnut Raised Panel Creation

Last week Phil and I made what might be our final trip to Armstrong Millworks in Milford MI.  We spent about three hours in the barn picking thru the walnut boards.  Our focus was on minimizing the waste due to … Continue reading

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A Gluten-Free Ale Worth Drinking

Do you know some one whom loves beer but can not partake due to a gluten sensitivity?  I have a few close friends and family members that have significant sensitivities to gluten.  Although there are plenty of alcoholic beverages (wine/cider/liquor/mead) … Continue reading

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More Pictures of My Progress

Some pictures of the men who worked the wood enjoying some glasses of Kruski’s Close up shot of one of my four drawers, the two drawer fronts do not move that are in front of the sink. Tons of room … Continue reading

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