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    There's good news.... and bad newsss

    BrewMeHappy has covered it. Pour it really carefully and slowly - bottle and glass at an angle. If you can get some light behind the bottle, you’ll see the yeast coming down the bottle in a white clump. Just make sure this doesn’t make its way into your glass. If you’re careful, you’ll end up...
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    Mangrove Jacks Single Hop Simcoe IPA review

    I’ll be interested to hear what you make of it. As I say, mine had a slight ‘smokey’ or burnt taste, but maybe that’s a property of the Simcoe hop? It was a nice pint, but I much preferred the Juicy Session which was superb.
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    Heating Tube for Fermenter Fridge

    My tube heater doesn’t have a thermostat. Given that’s what the Inkbird does, I’m struggling to understand why it would need one? Set the Inkbird to the temperature you want to achieve and walk away.
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    Mangrove Jacks Single Hop Simcoe IPA review

    Just finishing my last bottle of the MJ Single Hop Simcoe IPA. I’ve enjoyed this one, but in truth, I probably won’t do it again. It’s not even my favourite MJ kit, let alone favourite kit - the Pink Grapefruit IPA and Juicy Session IPA were much better. Still getting the slight ‘smokey’ taste...
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    Streaming TV and film.

    I think Netflix is great value. I’ve watched some brilliant stuff on there that I otherwise probably wouldn’t have found. They are making some great television.
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    The 'Recommend me a TV series' thread

    If you want a bit of escapism for half an hour, watch 'Sink or Skim' on iPlayer. A documentary about the world stone skimming championships, held on Easdale Island. You will not believe how seriously some people take skimming stones! The winner becomes the 'Top T0sser' 😁
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    The 'Recommend me a TV series' thread

    Just ripped through all 3 seasons of The Fall, which I missed first time around. Although some of the police procedures are questionable, that's probably the case with most crime dramas. It's very well done and became more gripping with each season - I'd recommend it for anyone that hasn't seen...
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    Advice for Brewing in a Sub Zero Winter, Ambient room temperature advise for brewing in the winter months.

    Mine is the controller. It still has a probe, but I tape that to the side of the FV to monitor the fermentation temp.
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    Advice for Brewing in a Sub Zero Winter, Ambient room temperature advise for brewing in the winter months.

    If I’m honest, I don’t know, but I don’t think so. I think the probe is designed to measure air temperature rather than liquid, but I’m happy to be corrected.
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    Advice for Brewing in a Sub Zero Winter, Ambient room temperature advise for brewing in the winter months.

    If you really want to improve the quality of your beer and you have the space, look at a brew fridge. I got my fridge for £12 off eBay. The tube heater cost a few quid from Amazon and though the Inkbird was a bit more (around £30 from memory), it’s a really great piece of kit. I then just...
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    My first brew

    I hope you get a good result. There’s a huge feeling of satisfaction when you first brew something that 1) you enjoy, 2) you would happily give to a friend, and 3) you’d be happy if it was served to you in a pub. It took me a while to get there but I’m really glad I stuck with it. Let us know...
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    New range of kits from Muntons arriving in the spring

    Have still only tried one bottle of the NEIPA up until now and have just opened the first of a few to see the new year in with. It's two weeks since the first bottle and I would say it's definitely matured nicely without losing any of its hop character. I've got to say, I think this is up there...
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    The 'Recommend me a TV series' thread

    Watched Blackfish yesterday, a Netflix documentary about some of the dubious practices at Seaworld in Florida. It's pretty uncomfortable viewing at times, but I'd pretty much guarantee that once watched, you'd never think about visiting Seaworld again (not that I've ever felt the need personally).
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    The 'Recommend me a TV series' thread

    Just finished 'Occupied' on Netflix. Set in the near future, Norway halts fossil fuel production and moves to new clean technologies. The country comes under huge pressure from the EU and Russia to start oil production again and ends up being occupied by stealth by the Russians. A big resistance...
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    New range of kits from Muntons arriving in the spring

    The packaging is temporary and hasn’t been properly designed yet so there’s nothing to say what the weight of the cans is and I certainly didn’t weigh them. I’d guess at 3kg total. Besides the extract, the kit comes with the 120g of hops, Safale S-04 yeast and a muslin bag. The only thing you...
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