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  1. Jul 14, 2019 at 11:09 AM #1

    Shaun Clark

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    Having brewed a few half decent (but not good enough) wine and Coopers kits around 10 years ago.
    I dug out my buckets from storage late last year as Mrs C had collected lots of hedgerow fruit to make wine and pies. Whilst visiting the LHBS I thought it would be rude not to check that the buckets were still working (any excuse) and picked up a dinted Coopers Cerveza kit and some DME which was also on offer.
    I hate bottling day with a passion so decided to give the re-use mini keg system a try. I collected up the required amount but as with most things I tend to get a little carried away and so hit eBay bought a corny (will always sell on I argued) and a basic CO2 setup. I was so impressed with the ease and quality of the end result that within weeks I raided eBay and gumtree again and built a kegerator with 2 taps, a third tap for stouts and got another 2 cornys.
    Next stop partial extracts.
    Made a fantastic chocolate and espresso stout, and a few Munich blondes using BIAB and a big saucepan. Only one way to go from here.
    Wort pan and chiller sorted and all grain commenced. Following some great recipes on the web I have made a Hoegaarten clone, Peroni a like and a couple of general pils efforts.
    The only problem I have now is my neighbours. All the husbands have discovered a love for walking their pooches in the evening, usually around when they see me pottering around my garage. My cornys don't seem to last very long now but i've never been so popular and its amazing how much free joinery/help with jobs/gardening I am getting done for free now lol.
     
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  2. Jul 14, 2019 at 11:23 AM #2

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    Welcome to the forum Shaun :thumba:

    Sounds like everyone's a winner.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2019 at 11:41 AM #3

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    Same when you retire you become everyone's taxi, happy brewing acheers.
     
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  4. Jul 14, 2019 at 12:12 PM #4

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.....
     
  5. Jul 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM #5

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    I have a 16 year old daughter. I already do that job 40hours a week!
     
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    I have 18 and 16 daughters both studying and working part-time the oldest has a boyfriend then a son at 15 and another at 11 never mind working full time shifts and two cars averaging 25k a year and live local to work....
    Still have another 20 years to retire...
     
  7. Jul 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM #7

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    Your going to be busy Gerry ;)
     
  8. Jul 14, 2019 at 4:58 PM #8

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    Going too!!!! It's never ending and you can't take money of your children though I do know a few who have.Lousy gitts...
     
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    I am lucky that both my kids drive and have their own cars, my job at the mo is ferry mum in law round but I don't mind she is brilliant, people charging kids how horrible
     
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    Yep, I was fearing that myself. Retired on 19th July (2016) moved to a healthy distance on the 20th. Job done.
    Welcome Shaun Clark and gallons of happy brewing.
     
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    Welcome Shaun! acheers.

    Your next objective: lead your neighbourinos into brewership!
     
  12. Jul 15, 2019 at 11:29 AM #12

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    They know when they are on to a good thing! Good grief Gerry. The ultimate Catch 22. Enough kids to drive you to drink but too busy with them to ever get drunk!
     
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    Yes can certainly be like that at times but they are good kids.
     

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