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  1. Cheshire Cat

    Co-Pitching Philly Sour and Wallonia

    I want to brew 2 beers from a common base. The base would be a American Wheat beer to 22 litres, mashed, hopped , boiled and chilled. Then I would split into a 12 litres cherry beer and a 10 litre raspberry beer. The two yeasts I want to use are Philly Sour and Wallonia. Can I pitch half a...
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    Beer and Curry

    I know the Floyd story about cooking with alcohol and sometimes putting it in the food. However has anyone used beer as the stock for a curry? If so please publish.
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    PPG and Diastatic power

    I am confused by my recipes in Brewers Friend. For a WI Porter they quotes the PPG very close for Maris Otter and Chocolate malt and Roasted Barley. So if I reduce a dark malt by say 200g and replace it with MO then the OG and ABV doesn't alter. However if I look this chart for Diastatic power...
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    Are you a true Southerner or southwestener

    You know the rules. 1. Were you conceived on or near the Cerne Abbas giant. 2. Do you think Cornwall is not part of England. 3. Do you have a smock and pitchfork. 4. Do you drink cider. 5. Did you christen your children at Stone Henge 6. Do you know what Emmets are 7. Do you like pasties 8. Are...
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    Are you a true Southerner

    The south is harder to define than the north (do we include East Anglia and the South west). So the scope will be the southeast Do you 1. Like the Royal Family. 2. Do you like Only Fools and Horses. 3. Do you think Spurs are a sleeping giant. 4. Do you like Jellied Eels and Pie and Mash 5. Do...
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    Are you a true Northerner

    1. Do you like Mild 2. Do you wear a flat cap 3. Do you like Tripe 4. Do you find "Last of the Summer wine" funny. 5. Do you own a Whippet. 6. Do you think all Southern beer is awful. 7. Do you use expressions like "I'll go to the foot of our stairs" 8. Do you know what a Mersey Trout is. 9. Do...
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    CR7 return to OT

    What do the football fans on here make of Ronaldo proposed return to United. The history is favourable. It worked with Larrson Ibrahimovic Cavani So why not CR7?
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    Coconut flour

    After buying Dan Toomes curry guy bible I bought some coconut flour which adds depth to a passanda curry. Has anyone used it in beer making? Maybe in a tropical stout?
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    The King has dementia

    Denis Law is the latest footballer to be diagnosed with Dementia following his United colleges Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles. Ex footballers are 3.5 times more likely to get the condition than non footballers. Was lucky to see him play in his prime.
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    Where's Messi going

    Where is the great Messi off to
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    Oktoberfest Cancelled

    The Oktoberfest in Munich has been cancelled for a second year.
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    Overrated beers

    I just wonder what beer styles or individual beers you find overrated. Mine would be NEIPA's which I find cloudy and flat.
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    European Super League

    20 European clubs have "signed up" to join the European super league including 6 English teams. For me this is a terrible idea driven purely by greed. It could be a negotiating ploy of course but I'm not so sure. The European Cup was devalued when the 4th played team could enter the Champions...
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    Social media abuse

    Three Liverpool players Alexander Arnold, Kieta and Mane have been subjected to racial abuse on social media. This follows players at United, Villa and Brentford. This has to be stopped and the perpetrators severely dealt with. The SM companies know who these sick individuals are and must pass...
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    Covid Passports

    Should the so called passports be introduced in the UK or are they impinging our liberties?
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    Poisson d'Avril

    Tomorrow is April Fools Day what revelations can you think of?
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    Ireland 0 - 1 Luxembourg

    I was in Dublin in the hotel when England played Germany in the semifinal in 1990, all the Irish supported Germany. So for ever since I want them to loose.
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    Greed and Capitalism

    Today someone's leader said that the development and execution of a AZ vaccine was down to greed and capitalism. Surely it was down to innovation, creativity and insight by the developers and dedication, organisation and hardwork by the people delivering. This guy's judgement as ever is way off...
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    Bristol protest: Demonstrators clash with police Bristol protest: Demonstrators clash with police
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    Census 2021

    Tomorrow is Census day how will you enter the following questions, here is my stab 1. Religion: Jedi 2. Ethnicity: Klingon 3. Sexually: Twice a week if I'm lucky.