A specially designed cabinet in John Pepin's garage holds carboys that are allowed to ferment brewed beer under darkness and in a temperature-controlled environment.
Linda Cowles reaches into a large cooler for a cold glass and helps herself to one of the many selections of home-brewed beer in John Pepin's garage. During a recent brewing evening, neighbors stopped by to test some of the latest beers.
John Pepin grows a small crop of chinook hops that he sometimes uses. His home beer brewing hobby is a community effort for Pepin and his neighbors.
Lawrence High sophomore quarterback Brad Strauss (11) passes the ball to receiver Aaron Gile for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Lions upset the Hawks, 27-21, on Friday at Lawrence High.
Head coach Dirk Wedd celebrated after the Lions gained the lead in the fourth quarter Friday. Lawrence High defeated Olathe East 27-21.
Sophomore running back Kharon Brown celebrated after Lawrence High took the lead in the fourth quarter. Lawrence High defeated Olathe East 27-21.
Junior wide receiver Anthony Buffalomeat catches the ball for a touch down that tied the game at 21-21. The Lions went on to win the game 27-21.
Lions teammates celebrate after scoring a touchdown against Olathe East Friday. The Lions won the game 27-21.
Connie Finnegan of Lawrence had her voter registration mistakenly taken out of Douglas County and listed in Barton County. Her registration has been corrected in time for the Nov. 2 general election.
In center, from left, Orlando Cachiguango, Lawrence, attends the first "Our Local Food Fest" with his son Noah, 8, daughter Zoe, 4, and wife, Kristine Latta. The event was Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Liberty Hall. At right is Margaret Tran, of Local Burger.
From left, Margaret Tran, of Local Burger, Kirsten Bosnak, Lawrence volunteer, and Nick Rogers, chef with Pachamama's, serve up local foods to Lexi Grigg and her mother, Jennifer Werbin, Lawrence, during the first "Our Local Food Fest" Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Liberty Hall. The event raised money for Lawrence school garden projects.
John Pepin pours in the bittering hops to another batch of beer. A personal goal of his is to get others to appreciate beer as much as he does. “I love that challenge when people tell me that they don’t like beer,” he says.
The brewing structure holds three large kettles that can easily transfer the mixed brew from one kettle to another. It is designed to hook to a portable propane tank that creates the heat needed for the water. On a recent evening, neighbors Larry Palmquist, left, and David Conway helped John Pepin, right, with a batch in the garage.
Columbus bittering hops are measured out on a scale before added to the evening brew mixture.
Notes are kept on every brew that John Pepin makes in order to go back and make subtle changes or just to repeat another fine mixture.
An American Pale Ale fresh from the carboy where it had been fermenting. The home beer brewing hobby is a community effort for John Pepin and his neighbors.
Neighbor Larry Palmquist sniffs a sample of an American Pale Ale freshly pulled from the carboy.
The menu board of beer selections above John Pepin's beer cooler.
The brew flows through copper pipes into a kettle that allows the starch to turn to fermentable sugar.
Shawnee Mission East’s Seth Hartman (48) runs away from Firebird linebacker Tim Lewis. The Lancers defeated the Firebirds, 28-21, on Friday at Free State High.
Firebird running back Henry Vaeono breaks a tackle during Free State's homecoming game against Shawnee Mission East Friday night. The Firebirds fell to the Lancers 28-21.
Owen Phariss waves to the crowd after being crowned homecoming king during halftime of Free State’s football game Friday night. Audrey Hughes, left, and Rachel Heeb, right, tied for homecoming queen honors. Free State lost the football game to Shawnee Mission East, 28-21.
Owen Phariss is crowned homecoming king during halftime of Free State's football game Friday night.
Owen Phariss recieves a hug from Audrey Hughes as his mother, Nancy Holmes celebrates, after Phariss was named homcoming king Friday night during halftime of the Free State football game against Shawnee Mission East. Hughes played a huge role in getting Phariss on the ballot for homecoming king.
From left, Nancy Holmes, Owen Phariss, Bob Hughes and Audrey Hughes react as Phariss is named homecoming king during halftime of Free State's football game Friday night. Audrey, who was insturmental in getting Phariss on the ballot, was next announced as one of the two homecoming queens.
Owen Phariss points to a friend as he waits in line with his mother, Nancy Holmes, to be announced at the beginning of Free State's homecoming ceremony Friday night during halftime of Free State's football game. Phariss would be named homecoming king.
Defensive back Shawn Knighton (2) delivers a big hit to Alex Pirotte during Free State's homecoming football game versus Shawnee Mission East Friday night. The Firebirds fell 28-21.
Nate Davis is sandwiched between two Shawnee Mission East defenders during Free State's homecoming game Friday night. The Lancers defeated the Firebirds 28-21.
Prosoco, 3741 Greenway Circle, has a new “hurricane in a box” testing chamber that can create wind pressure and rain to simulate up to Category 5 hurricane conditions. Prosoco employees checked out the simulator chamber Friday.
Free State quarterback Dylan Perry breaks free for a touchdown during the Firebird's homecoming game against Shawnee Mission East Friday night. The Firebirds fell to the Lancers 28-21.
A new interior design and furniture store has become the first tenant for the former Arensberg Shoes building, 825 Mass. BIAO Designs, a new home interior and home store, is the first storefront business at the newly redesigned building.
Rachel Shipley (7) takes the ball away from Erin Lewis (26) during a soccer match between Kansas University and Texas A&M University Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Aggies beat the Jayhawks 1-0.
Madi Hillis (14) takes a shot during the Jayhawk's soccer match against Texas A&M University Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks fell to the Aggies 1-0.
Kansas’ Whitney Berry (7) attempts a shot between two Texas A&M defenders Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks lost,1-0.
At right, patient Don Hall, Lawrence, visits with AmeriCorps member Brittany Love, Conway Springs, center, and Kathleen Litton, advanced registered nurse practitioner, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Heartland Medical Clinic. Heartland received a $117,000 grant to partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide nine AmeriCorps members with training in the health care field. At left is Jack Campbell, a Kansas University student and volunteer at the clinic.
Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert (7) is sacked by Texas Tech defender Brian Duncan during their game Sept. 18 in Lubbock, Texas. Saturday, Gilbert will lead UT against rival Oklahoma in Dallas.
Oklahoma State’s Dan Bailey (95) kicks the winning 40-yard field goal as time expires against Texas A&M, lifting OSU to a 38-35 victory Thursday in Stillwater, Okla.
San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval celebrates his solo home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Barry Enright during the second inning Thursday in San Francisco.
Rutgers professor Robert O’Brien leads a group in a “lie-in” Wednesday near the Student Center at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, N.J. The rally was in response to the death of a Rutgers University freshman who jumped off a bridge last week after a recording of him having a sexual encounter with a man was broadcast online.
Nobel laureates, from left, Roy Glauber (Physics, 2005), Sheldon Glashow (Physics, 1979) and James Muller (Peace, 1985) wear women’s bras on their faces as they demonstrate how they can be used as emergency gas masks during a performance at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony Thursday at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Ig Nobel prize is an award handed out by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine for silly sounding scientific discoveries that often have surprisingly practical applications.
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Trader Luke Dalton works on his hand-held device Thursday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Despite the economic doldrums, the stock market put together an 11 percent upswing over the past three months.
Art is all around, even if it’s not wanted. Part of Sheila Hurst’s job with the Lawrence Public Works Department is to remove graffiti from the parking garage on New Hampshire Street.
New York Republican House candidate Nan Hayworth shakes hands Tuesday with members of the Westchester Putnam Association of Realtors in Westchester, N.Y. A Republican pollster who has been studying “Walmart moms” — mothers of children under 18 who shop at the superstore — says “candidates ignore them at their own risk.”
A buggy and car drive through high water Thursday on South Farmersville Road at Groff’s Creek in Ephrata, Pa. Much of eastern Pennsylvania is under flood warnings as storms could bring as much as six inches of rain before leaving the area today. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Thursday for counties stretching from Philadelphia west to York and north to Allentown.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh pose with their children, Kelly 5, and Jamie, 2 1/2, in this Sept. 19,1961, file photo prior to their departure on the SS Argentina. Curtis died Wednesday night at age 85.
It was a dog day afternoon Tuesday as Bill Anderson and his dog, Sugar, enjoyed the sunny day with a cruise. October will get off to a sunny start today with the high reaching about 75 degrees. See a more detailed
forecast, page 10B.