Beer Man, House Brewer, and Homebrewer: Larry Coble

Long time house brewer for Brew and Grow, Larry Coble talks homebrew, history and hops from a seat next to four five-gallon carboys of brewing beer.  We talk about how to drink, make and appreciate beer.

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Labor Day Play List, Put Your Work In

In honor of Labor Day weekend I am giving you eight songs about working.  These work songs come from the coal mines, chain gangs, and the bawdy houses.  There are so many songs about work, this list could easily have been a hundred songs long, so please add your own in the comments.

Tennesse Ernie Ford – 16 Tons

The list starts with 16 Tons. Of all the many kinds of dangerous, unrewarding and onerous types of manual labor few are more infamous than working in a coal mine, and there is not a better or more known coal mining song than 16 Tons

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Tweets and T-Shirts

Noel Burkman and his partners started the website Coin That Phrase in July. Since then his products have been nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award, put in the Emmy Gift Bag, and stood at the center of a growing online community. But, what those products are, is hard to explain. I’ll let Noel do it.

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Clean Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of

Heat capture is a technology that uses waste heat to generate power. Its a little used and in many places little known technology, but it could have wide reaching effects on carbon emissions, climate change, and industry in United States.

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Our interview subject today, Ken Pavlich, is a friend of the site. When he last spoke to North and Clark he was talking about the goldmine he managed.

photo by: Crystalline Radical

Running A Goldmine

Ken Pavlich, former general manager at a Nevada Gold mine, walks us through the process of getting Gold out of the ground and into the market.  Ken oversaw the entire process from scouting out and founding new mine sites to the final refinement.  Today he sits down with North and Clark to talk about what it’s like to pull gold out of the ground in the middle of the desert.

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Photos by: Lachlan Hardy and Milena Mihaylova