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    Bottled ales that are over carbonated

    That's probably more of a comment on the cellarmanship in the pubs you frequent...
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    Is this going to be the end of the orange man?

    Well that's one aspect you're wrong on. Elections always boil down to "do we want more of this, or do we want change?", so the "plague on both their houses" voters will generally vote for change. In 2016 Trump was the change, candidate, this time he's not - in 2016 polling suggests the "hate...
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    Porter recipe advice please

    Extra dark crystal compared to what? 14% of dark would be getting too much.
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    Is this going to be the end of the orange man?

    Actually the polling data suggests that the best predictors for winning elections are leader approval ratings and which party is most trusted with the economy. And to that extent, Starmer has made remarkable progress, he's been approaching Blair-in-1994/5 levels on the former, but the jury is...
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    Porter recipe advice please

    You might want to give this a go, the Fuller's London Porter recipe pretty much from the horse's mouth : https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads/fullers-recipes-for-esb-pride-chiswick-imperials-neipa-from-the-horses-mouth.642756/page-3#post-8674860 14% crystal, 10% brown, just 1.5% chocolate to...
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    Are you sure this is a west coast ipa?

    Actually pale ale goes way back to the beginnings of brewing - sun/wind-dried malt is pale, and seems to have been widespread from early times, and not just in hot climates. Straw was also used to kiln pale malt. In terms of beers that were made in sufficient quantities to be go down in history...
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    Bottled ales that are over carbonated

    Generally higher if anything but they seem to have got more sophisticated in recent years - Marble Metric (ie canned Pint) is an example of a beer that is noticeably less carbed than is typical for cans. Also bear in mind that most cask ale is served somewhat dead, and at the height of...
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    Hazelwoods Beef Chilli

    It sounds like you're into this kind of stuff so, if you've not had proper mole poblano then you're in for a treat - chicken (or properly, turkey) in a chilli/chocolate/spice sauce, with layer on layer of flavour. It's great, but a pain to do properly - as this article describes, even the...
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    Hazelwoods Beef Chilli

    For me, not so much, I take my chilli in more of a mole direction, some chocolate/cocoa, generous with chipotle etc rather than the habaneros and more of the spices like nutmeg and mace.
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    Are you sure this is a west coast ipa?

    You know less than you think, or at least need better books - historically IPA was typically one of the lower ABV beers in a brewer's range, somewhere around 1.055 OG was usual. The 1901 Boddington's IPA is typical - and turned into the 3.8% Bitter we know today, it was still known as IP within...
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    Are you sure this is a west coast ipa?

    Well I order plenty of WCIPA and I know that Greene King IPA is an actual IPA, as does anyone who knows their beer history. It's weird, people would never insist that a mild should be pale and 7-8% like they were in the 19th century, but IPA is expecting to be frozen in time since then. Or do...
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    Planning a Raspberry Wheat

    Some commercial krieks go up to 400g/l, but they are using their weird local cherry which is all stone with not much flesh. For stuff like raspberries then I would have thought 100-150g/l is plenty, but you need to look after them. Too often raspberry beers come out "jammy" without the fresh...
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    A kit similar to Timothy Taylor Landlord?

    There's some more details (and pictures of happy yeast!) at A visit to Timothy Taylor's brewery Mash for an hour at 66C, then an hour at 70C. Some years they use actual Goldings but not usually. There's a bit of invert #2 in there.
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    7 year old Fullers 1845

    Yep, they've been tweeting the odd one and I've been collecting them over at HBT. On page 2 of that thread is a homebrew version of ESB that's claimed to be close. That kind of temperature profile is pretty common in British brewing, see this discussion over on HBT. Failing to do that kind of...
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    Salopian Oracle

    Salopian is one of those breweries that doesn't get nearly as much attention as it deserves - no other brewery comes close in terms of consistent success at Champion Beer of Britain in recent years (I can't remember the details but they've had something like 11 medals in the indidual categories...
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