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(Saving...) Top 7 Places to Go Hiking in Cincinnati
* Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Loop Trail - 5083 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223
* Withrow Nature Preserve Trail - 7075 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230
* French Park - 3012 Section Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237
* Rowe Woods Perimeter Trail at Cincinnati Nature Center - 4949 Tealtown Rd. Milford, OH 45150
* Adena Loop Trail within East Fork State Park - 3294 Elklick Rd. Bethel, OH 45106
* Little Turtle Trail at Shawnee Lookout - 2008 Lawrenceburg Rd. North Bend, OH 45052
outdoors  dayhikes  hiking  cincinnati 
11 weeks ago by kme
We’re Re-animating Beer from Century-Old Yeast | Urban Artifact
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Kollman Baker got wind of the rumored fermenting tank from our friend Michael Morgan, an author and entrepreneur who helped blaze Cincinnati’s Brewing Heritage Trail. “They found cellars on Race Street and apparently there’s this big wooden vat,” Kollmann Baker recalls Morgan telling him. Kollman Baker was skeptical. But Morgan, Cincinnati’s pre-eminent beer historian, had ascertained that a tenement building in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati—an epicenter of 19thcentury beer-making, just north of downtown—stood atop stone-vaulted lagering cellars used by some of the city’s most prominent beer barons.

Approximately 60 yeast scrapings were gathered from inside and outside the vat, its spigot, and even the cellar’s walls, and captured in jars of wort (a malt infusion; a sort of pre-beer beer). We fermented them for six months and then cracked them open. Well, most of them. Some appeared too scary to unleash. “A few of them had turned black,” recalls Morgan, who cautiously sampled drops with the Urban Artifact brewers. “There was a mild freakout from one of the testers who jumped up to wash his hands.”
beer  wildcaught  yeast  fermentation  history  cincinnati  brewing 
august 2019 by kme
1848 Daguerreotypes Bring Middle America’s Past to Life | WIRED |
Fontayne and Porter were definitely skilled, but no one knew just how amazing their images were until three years ago, when conservators at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, began restoration work on the deteriorating plates. Magnifying glasses didn’t exhaust their detail; neither did an ultrasharp macro lens. Finally, the conservators deployed a stereo microscope. What they saw astonished them: The details — down to window curtains and wheel spokes — remained crisp even at 30X magnification. The panorama could be blown up to 170 by 20 feet without losing clarity; a digicam would have to record 140,000 megapixels per shot to match that. Under the microscope, the plates revealed a vanished world, the earliest known record of an urbanizing America.
photography  daguerreotype  cincinnati  history 
april 2018 by kme

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