Let's Brew's basic brewer's starter kit comes equipped with all necessary tools to blend, process, and fill two cases of beer bottles, although only one case of bottles is provided. A home-beer-making book guides hop-hobbyists through the steps of crafting a thirst-quenching batch with the brewer kit's essential tackle, which contains one pound of corn sugar, a siphon hose, a 5-gallon glass carboy, a hydrometer, a 32-ounce funnel, and a transfer bucket that can double as a Sunday-morning cereal bowl. Although not included in today's Groupon, Let's Brew's staff of knowledgeable beerologists also educates wannabe draft-makers on the finer points of fermentation in classes at the facility's fully stocked kitchen and stout-filled scuba-diving pool.
PotteryFun's simple, hands-on process lets visitors decorate and take home a piece of expertly crafted earthenware. Like a child emperor preparing to mobilize toy terra-cotta soldiers, potential painters can pace to and fro to eye the studio’s selection of unfinished daubale goods before selecting an item for decoration, fire, and containing. Clay canvases include magnets ($6–$8), tiles ($5–$10), plates ($18–$30), bowls ($20–$60), figurines ($12–$50), and more. Once equipped, owners can festoon their items as they please thanks to a selection of 64 paints and implements including brushes, stamps, sponges, and hands. Once painted, the ceramic vessel is set within PotteryFun’s kiln, thereby emblazoning the piece forever with the spongy markings, and then set to cool. Users swing by a few days later to pick up their nontoxic, food-friendly masterwork.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
Josun Korean Grill’s experienced chefs dazzle diners with a menu of Korean fusion cuisine served in a modern, elegant dining room. In the pork egg roll, tendrils of glass noodles snake around pork and vegetables within a deep-fried envelope, ready to ship to eager stomachs without assistance from a Forever stamp ($3.50). A lightly salted pollock fillet debates the merits of surf and turf with banchan and steamed rice on the grilled pollock platter ($10.50), and chefs prepare the seafood jun-gol hot pot in front of customers' awestruck peepers, uniting assorted seafood with noodles in a spicy stew ($12.95). A half-rack of special Josun barbecue pork ribs soak in Korean spices before upstaging banchan and provoking white rice to get really steamed ($11.95).
The certified pedorthists at Arch Fitters use state-of-the-art technology to provide healthcare professionals, retail facilities, and individual patients with a variety of pain-relieving orthotics. They craft each custom-made pair by employing products such as advanced pressure-mapping software, malleable foam, and digital foot scans. Their raster-vector 3-D software captures 900 control points on the foot, measuring the effects of body weight and providing the outline for the frame of the orthotic. Senior orthotic designers then use SolidWorks software to edit the orthotic to each patient's specifications, adding custom options such as metatarsal pads to relieve pressure on the ball of the foot, heel wedges that improve spinal alignment, and rear oil-slick sprayers to elude the Fratellis. Finally, computerized machines carve out the wooden molds and cut the orthotics themselves from polypropylene plastic, carbon-fiber graphite, or ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA).
Oregon Green Pros helps customers grow hearty plants with wood ash—burnt wood that improves soil quality and contains calcium carbonate, which raises the pH of the soil. Slightly alkaline soil ensures that plants receive proper nutrients. In addition to using it on growing veggies such as tomatoes, Oregon Green Pros recommends sprinkling the ash on lawns to increase clover production and provide more nectar to bees, as well as spreading the wood ash around the base of hardwood trees.