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    Help needed with newbie recipe idea.

    Sorry, I honestly can't remember if I boiled the peel or not, but I don't think I did. I've never put the peel in vodka, as I would have to buy vodka. I only like the expensive stuff, and an opened bottle wouldn't last long. Another idea is just to make a lager & add 4.5 litres of grapefruit...
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    Help needed with newbie recipe idea.

    I like grapefruit juice & vodka. A nice vodka and grapefruit mixed together is bloody lovely. I don't tend to keep it in the house though as it wouldn't last long. I've never had Elvis juice. Maybe I'll see if I can find some locally. I'll try one and let you know how mine compares. Just had a...
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    Help needed with newbie recipe idea.

    OK, after making this twice I've realised how I could hopefully make it better. So next time. Coopers Cerveza (But really any lager would do I reckon) 500 grams Light Dry Malt Extract 3 litres of Grapefruit Juice I buy the one they keep cold in the supermarket, but maybe there's not as maybe...
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    Help needed with newbie recipe idea.

    Working 12 hours days for a few days. I'll write up what I did later in the week.
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    Help needed with newbie recipe idea.

    I've made a Cerveza. It is a very bland beer. For one thing. I never add sugar / dextrose to Lager type beers. I just add malt. Sugar will give you more alcohol but thin the beer. Going from when I've tried adding things to beer & cider in the past I'd say your half of orange peel will not make...
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    Carbonation drops question

    Do you use a bottling wand? If so just fill the bottle to the top. Then removing the wand from the bottle will leave a headspace. That's how I do it.
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    Garden Centres

    It will be interesting to see what happens with the tomatoes. The question of doing this was raised on a gardening show on the radio the other week. They said the fruit/vegetable that grow may not necessarily be the same as you bought in the shop. I can't remember the reasoning behind it. In...
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    The Coronavirus thread.

    Define "PPE" I was referring to the PPE that is worn in hospitals when dealing with Covid 19 patients or when doing elective surgery. My partner works for a surgeon. Operations will start again this week. So therefore we must have enough PPE. One of the reasons elective surgery was stopped was...
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    The Coronavirus thread.

    Yes, it does appear strange. We had the same in Australia. Mining Magnate goes to China and uses his contacts to buy 10 million covid 19 test kits. Not sure why we need 10 million but hey ho. OK so he sells a shitload of iron ore to China. But how does he have contacts that the government...
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    The Coronavirus thread.

    Well, there was a woman on the radio this week. She'd booked a cruise on the Ruby Princess. Probably the source of most of Australia's victims. I can't remember exactly when the cruise was for. A few months time I think. She was confident the ship would be clean and there would be no issue. A...
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    Anyone else restrict their alcohol intake by doing this...?

    Drinking alcohol seems to jump generations in my family. My Mum & Dad hardly drank. One of my Grandads could put them away. I only have a vague idea on how much a unit of alcohol is, and there's no way I'm counting. No way could I get to 50. I don't have a strict wife either. Still next week...
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    Another newbie for the list

    Oh, yes. Not in Bristol though.:laugh8:
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    Anyone else restrict their alcohol intake by doing this...?

    This is exactly my situation at the moment. Just put a work shirt on though. Either I'm going to have to cut down the beer or get bigger shirts.
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    Coopers DIY Kit

    I take a sample and leave it in the beer fridge with hydrometer in place, next to the FV. You can see it drop over the days. It won't be exact but saves taking loads of samples. I rarely take a final sample. Two weeks in the FV at 18-20C, it's done. I know from fermentables I add roughly what...
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    Snoring

    I wonder if I got my missus a CPAP machine she'd change into a different person. Might have to consider that. They were talking on the radio yesterday about people having problems sleeping at the moment. Apparently having very vivid dreams and being able to recall them next day is very common...
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