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  1. Horners

    An amateur's keezer

    Brackets were from amazon. Not the most elegant but were the right dimensions. Think the drip tray detracts from aesthetics a bit but as I already had it .... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08861WCT4?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
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    An amateur's keezer

    Should have seen me trying to get the collar to sit square!
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    An amateur's keezer

    There seems to have been a glut of keezer/ kegerator posts recently and having previously been put off by a complete lack of practical skills I had not considered it. Anyway suddenly realised actually I have nearly all the parts some of which are not being used so let's give it a go. I'm quite...
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    Bakers yeast alcohol tolerance

    Article 2 definition of a spirit drink: it is intended for human consumption; (b) it possesses particular organoleptic qualities; (c) it has a minimum alcoholic strength by volume of 15 %, except in the case of spirit drinks that comply with the requirements of category 39 of Annex...
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    Bakers yeast alcohol tolerance

    See my previous post in this thread - they do not meet legal definition of spirits in the first place so as you are not producing spirits this guidance would be irrelevant.
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    Bakers yeast alcohol tolerance

    I am not a lawyer but if you trace back through the legislation then looking at it I think it might turn on the definition of "spirit" which is derived from EU law. See Article 2 of this : https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32019R0787 Concentrating by freezing would...
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    Higher OG and lower FG?

    Might be a trick of the light but it that is your FG sample looks higher than 1.005?
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    Eat out to help out discount scheme

    Every participating restaurant where I live in Beckenham packed to the rafters to the point that without a booking we struggled to find a table. The shortage of spaces was exacerbated by the fact that many other restaurants who have registered for the scheme did not open because Monday is their...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Looks like a Tony Laithwaite special
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    Eat out to help out discount scheme

    Was meant to be going to Greece yesterday but canned it in the end so as we would have been eating out of a night am going to go out for lunch or dinner every day the offer is on and try and get round most of the local restaurants. It will basically be £40 off each meal for us.
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    Killyu

    Dont know anything about it but spelling looks like it is Kilju https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilju
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    Mystery seed packages

    Mrs ordered some seeds and they came described as earrings on outside packaging. I assumed it was to circumvent customs rules prohibiting importation of seeds, agricultural samples, etching. Not sure what we ordered that you couldn't get in Dobbies mind.
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    Shank Compatibility

    That seems to be the case with mine too. My original flow control taps came on a slow boat from China complete with 2" shanks via eBay IIRC. At some point I ordered longer shanks probably also ebay and as these fit ok didn't give it a second thought. It's only now that I am having a go at a...
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    Shank Compatibility

    Hi All Does anyone know anything about the compatibility of shank with different taps? I have a Krome dispense stout tap from Brew UK and need a longer shank. I assumed they would be universal but noticed that the shank I bought for my regular taps are different and don't fit the stout one...
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    Calcium Reducing Solution?

    CRS is carbonate reducing solution generally used to reduce alkalinity.
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    Starting all grain brewing after 45 years rest. Aiming for a Hophead style ale.

    The Amarillo is a misprint and they don't dry hop. I've done quite a bit of research see my post earlier in this thread.
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    Cost per pint

    Noone was suggesting that anyone should drive just that my own empirical evidence suggests that by 10am I'd be well under 0.8 BAC and certainly not permanently drunk which is suggested by randomly googling online calculators which err on the side of caution. I rarely drive sober yet alone...
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    Cost per pint

    This is an over conservative rule of thumb which works for smaller amounts. I breathalyser myself regularly and if I was to have 22 units which is ten pints these days say starting at 4 and packed in at 9 I'd be well under the limit by ten the following morning.
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    ****Fermentasaurus Mega Giveaway****

    Wow very generous giveaway. Feel like closed transfers is the next step in my brewing odyssey and also like the idea of being able to watch the yeast at work. I would choose the Fermentasaurus Snub Nose Starter Kit as looks like it is a better fit for the freezer. It would be great if I won...
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    Cost per pint

    Just depends what goes into it. Lets say for arguments sake you are doing 40 pints of a straightforward UK bitter - say about £4 for the pale (from a 25kg sack); Another couple of bowls full of speciality grains (crystal)/ adjuncts £1; Wilkos Yeast £2; 50g of EKG £1.50. That would put you at...
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