time to make cider!

November 16th, 2015

I’m taking part in a group buy over on the National Homebrewclub forums.
Members in the club came together to buy over 2000 litres of apple juice to turn into cider over the next few months.
I’ve one 25 litre drum waiting for me. This should make some lovely cider for next summer.

Apple Juice Group Buy 2015

Next step is to get set for fermentation!

I’ll document the process here and on the East Cork Rebel Homebrewers page.

There’s a great Cider 101“how to” on making cider on the NHC forums.

Meeting House Vienna Lager

November 13th, 2015

Michael in Bradleys of North Main St. and the lads over at Elbow Lane have worked together to create this:

Meeting House Vienna Lager

It’s a super limited lager brewed by the folks in Elbow Lane and named in a competition on twitter.
You don’t get much more local than these guys!

Meeting House Lager

If you’re looking for gifts for this Christmas, Michael has an awesome slection in the shop, and he’ll make up a special gift set or hamper for you if you don’t see one you like!
Meeting House Lager

There’s a super range of artisan products at the front of the shop too. We’re bringing a batch of these out to Switzerland to make an Irish Foodie morning for the family over the break.

restore lost management interface in esx

October 15th, 2015

moving from vss to vds?
got lost along the way?

you can restore management connectivity to your hypervisor like so:

# show interfaces
esxcli network ip interface list

# list current vswitch configuration
esxcli network vswitch standard list

#delete non functional interfaces
esxcli network ip interface remove --interface-name=vmkX

#list vds, get the dvPort for the vmnic
esxcli network vswitch dvs vmware list
# delete the nics from vds
esxcfg-vswitch -Q vmnic -V dvPort_ID_of_vmnic dvSwitch

#remove nic from vss
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink remove --uplink-name=vmnic --vswitch-name=vSwitch

#create vswitch
esxcli network vswitch standard add --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#add vmnic to switch
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink ad --uplink-name=vmnicX --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#create portgroup
esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup add --portgroup-name=MYportgroup --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#create vmk and add to portgroup
esxcli network ip interface add --interface-name=vmkX --portgroup-name=MYportgroup
esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set --interface-name=vmkX --ipv4=ipaddress --netmask=netmask --type=static
#set vlan id
esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup set -p MYportgroup --vlan-id VLAN#

once that’s done you can reattach to vCentre Server.

East Cork Rebel Homebrewers meetup this Friday at 8 in the Mad Monk

August 20th, 2015

The East Cork Rebel Homebrewers club will be meeting in the Mad Monk, Midleton this Friday 21st at 8 to swap some homebrew, taste some homebrew and talk about beer!

All are welcome.

P31 LE Eithne returns home from the Med

July 17th, 2015

The flagship of the Irish Naval Service, LE Eithne returned to Haulbowline from the Med this morning.
While on deployment she and her crew rescued over 3000 migrants.

P31 LE Eithne returns from the Med

P31 LE Eithne returns home


P62 LE James Joyce arrives in Haulbowline to join the Irish Naval Service

July 17th, 2015

The newest ship in the fleet, LE James Joyce arrived this morning in Cobh.

P62 LE James Joyce

P62 LE James Joyce alongside P31 LE Eithne

Jamil the Indian Rhino at Fota Wildlife Park.

July 12th, 2015

We went to meet Jamil, an Indian Rhinoceros in Fota Wildlife park this morning. He wasn’t in the mood to come out
yet, but said hello from the door of his house.

jamil the rhino

brew day at the Mad Monk this Saturday

April 21st, 2015

We’re having a brew day at the Mad Monk in Midleton this Saturday 25th. We’ll be brewing beer in the pub,
and you’re welcome to come along and see how it’s done. We will have some samples of homebrew and show a
couple of the different ways you can brew beer at home.

See you there, any time from 12:30 on.

My grain for the day has arrived – I’ll be making a porter.
Ingredients for Brewday

There’s plenty of parking, good food and it’s family friendly.

Homebrew Meetup Wednesday 18th in the Mad Monk Midleton

March 9th, 2015

Our next meetup will be Wednesday 18th in the Mad Monk, Midleton. All welcome.
We’ll be sampling homebrew, talking about homebrew and planning our next brewday.
All are welcome.

homebrew club meetup this Wednesday in the Mad Monk, Midleton

February 10th, 2015

Come learn about homebrew beer this Wednesday 11th at 8pm in the Mad Monk Midleton.
We’ll be sampling homebrew beer and planning our next public brew day.
All welcome!