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  1. Portreath

    Stout fermentation

    I can agree with the temp issue, if I've gone up to 67c mashing stouts I,ve had a few stick at around 1.020., so I keep it lower now.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    I don't personally but I've been there a few times fecking awesome little set up!! ..My wife likes Cornish Gin, wife goes there = wife is happy wink...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Lushingtons, and Porthleven are both nice pints. Just found out Skinners now have a drive through service :cool: I might take a walk down there and take a look.
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    Trump v Biden.

    and that is the most worrying thing about this whole election situation and the divisiveness that the Flump administration have perpetuated.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Coincidentally last night I was drinking an Oatmeal Stout made from malt bought from Skinners brewery, the kind folk there let me buy 25kg bags of Muntons pale.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Sadly due the the current situation the Old Ale House (Skinners pub) is clean and free peanut free :-(
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    Trump v Biden.

    Listening to a US commentator, who strangely sounded quite neutral! He mentioned the piling litigation and poor financial forecast of the Trump fortunes, I got a steaky feeling that hiding being the presidency might be his way of keeping the wolves from the door for 4 more years.
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    Greg Hughes recipes

    well I've just put a GH Milk stout in the hot tub to chill (tubs been off for a few week) and this time I stuck to the recipe by the gram.
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    Marmite Beer

    If think (your responses got me thinking really) a low hop/alcohol quick beer like a mild might be worth a shot, may be a sample 5ltr batch erhmmm. I might just give it a punt. Edit: Marmite Mild....has a nice ring to it:beer1:
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    Making cider with no press

    Is it possible to make cider without a press? I've just found a tree properly loaded with apples in our local woods, apples taste nice too. I recon I could get a couple of ruck sacks full of the things. Cheers
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    Marmite Beer

    Of late I've been getting through shed loads of Marmite, in fact I'm saying away form any thing sweet as I fear I may start fermenting!ashock1 I know that Marmite is a by-product of the Beer brewing industry, so I wondering if I can go full circle and make a Marmite beer?
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    Back to brewing

    I'm getting ready to bottle this today, I've 3 demijohns and a bit so around 15ltrs in all, it's come out at about 9.8% ABV so not too bad for a quick throw together really. Taste from the sample is good, nice honey hit and plenty of flavour. Going to leave this to condition for as along as I...
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    That's decent of them. Verdant are down my way btw, one of the owners used to own a falafal street food van in Falmouth, really popular & dam good falafals too...if you like that sort of thing.
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    @MmmmCitra Is there anyway of knowing how long it's been in the can?
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    Covid-19 the second wave.

    Pilgrim's Pride they are calling it now!!. It was always known as Tulip down here and It never had a great reputation. They have a high proportion of European migrants on their workforce, and from speaking with an ex employee, the workers are not at the forefront of the companies list of...