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    Hi all back to normal now for me anyhow.
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    Unusually large forum text

    I’m seeing the same thing text in posted messages looks correct but people’s names are huge plus text While entering glad its not just me as I was double checking the zoom on my tablet trying to figure out what was going on.
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    Conditioning technique

    Conditioning really isn’t that complicated, basic rule of thumb for kits is the 2-2-2 rule, two weeks in primary, followed by two weeks somewhere warm followed by two weeks somewhere cool to condition. This of course isn’t absolute some beers take longer some a bit less, (you should ideally...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    GW Top Dog Stout Clone, smooth easy drinking to start off the weekend with.
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    Directors - Quick question

    I have to be honest that seems a pretty weird instruction to the point that I was assuming you had misread but looked it up and it is indeed in the instructions for this kit. https://www.muntons.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/160104-Courage-Directors-instruction-leaflet-updated.pdf I’m still...
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    Liquid malt extract

    One thing I noticed awhile ago while browsing get er brewed was their malt extract kits which use Isomerised hop extract for bitterness combined with dry hopping they also sell it separately: https://www.geterbrewed.com/isomerised-hop-extract-30-15ml-home-brew/ So I don’t see any reason in...
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    Can I still get an abv if I didn't take an O.G

    Was this kit brew in which case you could get a pretty good estimate of the OG I.e. 3KG of malt extract in a 23 L batch will give you an OG of about 1.040 it won’t be perfect but will give you a pretty good idea. https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/calculator If it’s all grain it’s...
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    Add malt extract or short brew?

    An interesting point ‘thinness’ is subjective I rather enjoyed the Youngs Heavy kit made with malt extract due to the sweet malty flavour so it’s very subjective. But yes dry hoping the kit could give some nice flavour (worth adding Crossmyloof do 25g hop tea bags which are excellent for this).
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    Add malt extract or short brew?

    Adding sugar in high amounts will tend to produce a fairly thin beer it adds alcohol and little else(one can kits I suspect suggest it because it helps with the whole only 20p a pint or similar marketing). Personally I would agree with labrewski and go with option 1.
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    Keg priming

    I have tried both force carbing as well as priming my kegs and I’m going to be honest I have not really seen any difference, at worst you get a fine layer of sediment at the bottom of the keg if you prime. For reasons I won’t bore you with I do not have a large CO2 cylinder and use a soda...
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    How many kegs do you own

    It’s worth adding that the mini kegs can all use the same fittings hence I can use the tap I purchased from Dark Farm on my generic 2 and 4L mini kegs I bought on eBay.
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    Gold Statue at Conservative Conference

    Conservative Political Action Conference Basically a bug conference of American right wingers from what I can see.
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    If you could only take one beer with you to a desert island what would it be?

    I suppose that’s what I get for being facetious
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    If you could only take one beer with you to a desert island what would it be?

    Given the high temperatures I think I would have to go for a decent Pilsner not my normal preference but seems the right beer for the circumstances.
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    How many kegs do you own

    4 if your just counting Corny kegs 2 9.5L Corny Kegs 1 12L Corny Keg 1 6.5L Corny Keg I also have a number of mini kegs (the Dark farm style and similar) 1 10L 6 5L 3 4L 2 2L But I only have two tap units for these, overall I will typically have 2 minI kegs plus a corny tapped at any one...
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