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1ByOne 1500 Watt Fog Machine Review

Check out this awesome fog machine that 1ByOne sent me to check out. I have always loved using these for Halloween and just to goof around. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Fog Machine
Fog Juice

The maker of this product did send me a unit to review for free. The opinions are still my own and I received no other compensation from the maker.

2015-09-11T22:03:22-07:00 August 30th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , |0 Comments

AeroPress & How To Use It

Check out this awesome coffee setup I just got. Here are the links to all the products I use in my day to day coffee making and below is a step by step guide to making awesome AeroPress coffee.

AeroPress
Hario Grinder
Contigo Mug
Medelco Kettle
EatSmart Scale
Lanna Coffee

Step 1

Bring to a boil enough water for both the AeroPress and your brew vessel. 4 ounces ought to do it.

Step 2

Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap.

Step 3

Weigh out 15 grams of coffee.

Step 4

Grind your coffee. AeroPress calls for a fine grind – just a bit more so than drip coffee.

Step 5

Assemble your AeroPress. Make sure the entire assembly is dry, since any residual moisture can compromise the device’s seal.

Step 6

Place it on your scale with the flared end up, then tare the weight. The numbers should appear upside-down. It’s possible to attach the black filter cap and place it right side-up, but this tends to cause leakage and make accurate brewing slightly more difficult.

Step 7

Add your ground coffee. Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress, as this can make attaching the cap a challenge later on.

Step 8

Add twice the volume of water to your amount of grounds. For example, if you’ve got 15 grams of coffee, add 4 ounces. Your water ought to be about 200 F.

Step 9

Gently immerse the grounds with a bamboo paddle or butter knife. The goal here is not to stir them so much as it is to guarantee even saturation. Let this sit for 30 seconds.

Step 10

After a minute has elapsed, give your grounds 10 vigorous stirs.

Step 11

Screw the cap onto the AeroPress. You’re in very close proximity to seriously hot coffee here, so please be careful.

Step 12

Flip the whole assembly over with haste and control and purpose. All three. Position it atop your brew vessel and begin applying downward pressure. You ought to experience about 30 pounds of resistance here. If the pushing feels too easy, your grind is likely too coarse; if it’s very hard to push, chances are the grind is a bit too fine. Your coffee’s fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means there’s no more water to push through the device.

Step 13

Now here’s the really satisfying part, for two reasons. Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing the AeroPress’s interior section a final inch. Then, of course, you can pour your coffee and enjoy. And please do enjoy.

2015-08-25T21:09:40-07:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

1byone 7 Inch Colorful LCD Screen Video Doorbell Review

Check out this awesome video doorbell that was sent to me by 1byOne. I really like the idea of having a camera out on my doorstep. I can’t wait for our house to be done so I can put this in!

Video Doorbell on Amazon

The maker of this product did send me a unit to review for free. The opinions are still my own and I received no other compensation from the maker.

2015-09-11T22:04:15-07:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

Jokeret S2 Sports Headphones Review

The Jokeret S2 sports headphones are a solid pair of bluetooth headphones. They aren’t the best for running but do sound really good. I would definitely recommend checking them out.

Jokeret S2 on Amazon

The maker of this product did send me a unit to review for free. The opinions are still my own and I received no other compensation from the maker.

2015-09-11T22:04:56-07:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. If you use my link to to amazon it helps out the site and you can find some killer deals today.


2015-07-06T23:07:43-07:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Elembe Podcast 9: Burns Family History, Part 2

This is part 2 of a special edition of The Elembe Podcast. My father sat down a few years ago and spoke about his family history. I decided to post this up so everyone can give it a listen and hear some cool old stories. Leave some comments about it and I will make sure he reads them!

If you are liking the podcast please go to iTunes and leave a review. Check out our website over at elembemedia.com and try Audible and get two free audiobooks to help us out.

2015-06-24T21:49:51-07:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Elembe Podcast|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Griffin Apple Watch Stand Review

The Apple Watch stand by Griffin is an awesome stand. It will hold both the watch and my iPhone and charge them both. I really love having a one stop area to charge my devices overnight. Let me know what you think of it in the comments and click the link to go to amazon to buy it.

WatchStand Charging Dock [Dual Stand] for Apple Watch and iPhone

2015-06-25T11:41:47-07:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

FlipBelt Running Waistbelt Review

The FlipBelt by Level Terrain is probably my favorite running accessory. I used to run with an armband but it felt bulky and would pinch my skin on longer runs. Now that I found the FlipBelt it is so much better. Its super comfortable and fells like nothing is there. I can fit my phone and key and forget I even have it on. I strongly recommend it for any runners out there. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Level Terrain FlipBelt Waist Pouch, Black, Large/32″-35″

2016-12-13T20:05:34-08:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Matone QY8 Running Headphones Review

I got sent an awesome pair of running headphones from Matone. These are the Matone QY8 running headphones. They sound really great and fit well in your ears. There isn’t too much noise from the cable rubbing on your neck and its long enough to not cause any issues if you need to turn your head. Check them out on amazon and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Matone Qy8 Running Headphones

The maker of this product did send me a unit to review for free. The opinions are still my own and I received no other compensation from the maker.

2015-09-11T22:05:31-07:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments