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    R.I.P Thread.

    "The PC" lot. Otherwise known as "those who now have a voice and don't like bigots".
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    £52M Houses???

    Whenever I've seen very expensive homes on television, they seem to have been commissioned by people with no inagination or taste whatsoever with interiors to match. Or beautiful old houses in the UK where the interior has been gutted and replaced by something so vulgar, that it's on its way...
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    Off smell in bottling bucket

    Don't use hot water. Apparently that helps 'fix' the smell to plastic.
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    Man drove without licence for more than 70 years

    How can this possibly the fault of DVLA? As someone else pointed out, unless he's lived in a cave for the last 70 years, he knows. If you do some cash in hand work and don't declare it but never get caught, is HMRC at fault or are you at fault?
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    I use powder rather than tablets and adding it to the water is the first thing I do before I set up my equipment.
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    POLL - Would you rent a grainfather?

    I think you're spot on. Also, I think there needs to be a very comprehensive list of terms and conditions detailing exactly what is included in the hire (no ingredients or fermenter etc) and what they're responsible for that the customer has to have read and ticked a box for before they can...
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    POLL - Would you rent a grainfather?

    If I didn't own one already, I might. However, I think there's too much scope for it to become a nightmare on your part. -Unless you state there is no helpdesk, your weekends are tied up answering questions (silicon top and bottom plate seals anyone?) - People might not want to take a day off...
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    Postage charges

    But if it's not charged as P&P, you're paying for it somewhere else. And you're not purely paying for what it costs to transport from shop to customer, are you? Have you considered how much extra time, plastic, cardboard, packing tape, checking of paperwork and printing labels takes for 35 x 1kg...
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    TCP Off-Flavours

    Nothing will be sterile unless it the container and anything going in it is sterile. The best you can hope for is to sanitise. Bleach is apparently the most effective sanitiser, but must be used at the correct concentration (I don't know what that is). A no-rinse sanitiser is best. It's not as...
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    Postage charges

    I think it's a little bit unfair to blame the online sellers completely for the demise of LHBS. I suspect the main factors for the demise of the local homebrew shop is mainly the number of customers in any given area. If there only got a hundred people willing to travel to your shop, that's your...
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    Postage charges

    The threshold for free shipping does seem to have risen over the last few years. Is the disparity in carriage charges for flour vs grain not a volume issue as well as weight issue? Flour is very fine, so takes up less space per kilo. You can probably get more flour on a lorry or van in terms of...
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    Edward Colston statue case could be sent to appeal court

    Hadn't the people of Bristol been calling for the removeal of the stague for some time?
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    The art of parking.

    How can none of you know that buying an expensive and/or German car gives you the right to take up two spaces or a disabled designated space?
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    Storing beer prior to bottling?

    You might find some taint if beer is in them for some time. I don't know if beer will react with them in a different way to water and these are probably only designed to be used for a no longer than a long weekend at most. I'd dispense from them (gravity or with a handpull) assuming they're...
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    The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

    But I'm not trying to prove anything. Just saying that no-one can really know for certain one way or another. Everything in opinion polls is just that. Unqualified opinion. And probably a lot of those people couldn't manage their own finances properly.