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    Your views on how the Tories have handled Coronavirus.

    Or maybe it's all part of Megaminds herd immunity eugenics plan. Imagine how many people are going to use this as an excuse to go out now.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Next is a mixed fruit cider I made last August from half foraged, half shop bought berries, and pear juice. I sweetened it and carbed for 2 weeks before pasteurizing to kill the yeast. Unfortunately I don't think these swing top bottles keep carbonation at all, both this and my mango wine are...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Fancied a bit of a change* this Sunday so I'm on the mango wine. Almost 2 years in the bottle and it's perfect now. No idea what strength it is as I didn't know what a hydrometer was when I made it. *the change being I'm out of beer, it's all conditioning.
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    User upper brew

    I'd add more wheat if I had it! Tbh it's for my father in law. He's impressed with my beers so far and wants to take the leap into AG. I may give him something simpler if I manage to get a homebrew order delivered in time for father's day. I'll have it prepared for him in any case so it's...
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    Your views on how the Tories have handled Coronavirus.

    Dominic 'do as I say not as I do' C***ings.
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    User upper brew

    I'm thinking of doing a user upper brew to get rid of some odds and ends. 2kg Pale malt 1.5kg wheat 500g Vienna 350g Maris Otter 250g Munich 200g caramalt Single Hop Hull Melon 7.2 AA 20g at 60, 25g at 15 Yeast either us west coast or Hefeweizen Thoughts? I've also got some other...
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    AG Brewhouse Efficiency - What do You Get?

    I do pretty much exactly the same as you @terrym My BHE varies from about 67-80% so I input 70% on brewers friend when calculating my recipes. I've found longer mashes increase it, I keep it at temperature for an hour and then if I'm busy I'll let it freefall until I get back to it. Last brew...
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    Brew day fail stories?

    I added some more pureed mango this morning, I used a bit of pectolase to help break it down even further and hopefully prevent further explosions. It's also sitting lower in the carboy so more room for krausen. I have one bottle of beer from the pre mangoed beer (it wouldn't fit) I'll add that...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    How did you make it float? 😮
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    Brew day fail stories?

    Either way it'll end up with a sticky mess.
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    Brew day fail stories?

    Well I've just had my biggest fail yet. So I've just got out the shower, and I decide to check my beers (the airing cupboard is my brew cupboard) before I go into the bedroom to get dressed. I have a 5l carboy which I'm using to make a mango beer at the minute, and I notice the little red top...
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    School opening. [poll]

    What's the reward?
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    School opening. [poll]

    I'll get my (tinfoil) hat.
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    School opening. [poll]

    It's all a bit smoke and mirrors from the government. You have to ask yourself why they want schools open now, when they may aswell wait until September as the school year is almost up. Remember it's only state schools opening, not private schools. What we do know is that the R0 is about 0.75...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Here's hoping! I'm going a bit slow today, the wife caught me at a loose end and I had to do some chores 😂 Time for a wheat beer.
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