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For 30 years I've enjoyed a good pint with port scratchings, surely a marriage made in heaven.

And then along comes a politically correct young whipper-snapper re-classifying my favourite bar snack as salty pig fat.

I'm not sure whether to feel guilty or cantankerous, but after 3 pints of homebrew I would say theres nowt wrong with salty pigs fat (in moderation and as part of a calorie controlled diet as prescribed by your doctor)

Governmet health warning: salty pigs fat may reduce the effectiveness of your manhood, the 3 pints of homebrew had nothing to do with this.
 
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New addition to my garage. Still have a few bits to do to it though. Like figure out a way to attach a drip tray to it without wrecking the freezer...
Ah, the answer to the question I was yet to ask. I didn’t think about the taps coming through the wood side. I was going to put a tower on top and was worried that when opening the lid they would smash against the wall.
 

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The previous owner kept chickens in the shed... 😁 it's reasonably clean now. It looks chaotic but is planned chaos to avoid heavy lifting (I can't handle more than 10kg these days). Use a trolley mounted Grainfather + elevated GF sparge boiler for brewing and 2 GF temp controlled conicals and home-made heat belt bucket for fermentation. I use the GF pump to fill FVs on the benches. After fermentation I drain the green beer into the bottling bucket which I lift up with an elevating trolley for bottling direct into crated bottles. Oh, wort cooling water pipe goes through the wall into a couple of water butts and 'waste water' is used in the garden. Vessel cleaning takes place outside but I'd like to add a sink sometime.
 

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Here's some ideas for anyone looking to cheaply and easily brighten up garage/shed/spare room walls:

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The posters were taken from google images, resized and edited in an image software application, saved as A4 pdf and printed on doxdirect.com for pennies and framed.
The beer mats are self explanatory.
The bottles have small LED fairy lights inside (think I searched "bottle lights" in Scamazon).

All that cost me under £20 I think. The guinness clock and grolsch light were nicked when I was a barman in my youth!

Brightens up an otherwise grim room!
 
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I’ve been brewing in the kitchen but I’ve just got an electric HLT and boiler so I’m in the process of setting up in the garage (my wife is not a fan of brewing smells).
The finished product gets dispensed from a keezer hidden underneath this unit in a little sitting area we have at one end of the kitchen. (Excuse the inclusion of a startled Mary Berry!)
 
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Here's some ideas for anyone looking to cheaply and easily brighten up garage/shed/spare room walls:

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The posters were taken from google images, resized and edited in an image software application, saved as A4 pdf and printed on doxdirect.com for pennies and framed.
The beer mats are self explanatory.
The bottles have small LED fairy lights inside (think I searched "bottle lights" in Scamazon).

All that cost me under £20 I think. The guinness clock and grolsch light were nicked when I was a barman in my youth!

Brightens up an otherwise grim room!
Love these posters!
 
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For 30 years I've enjoyed a good pint with port scratchings, surely a marriage made in heaven.

And then along comes a politically correct young whipper-snapper re-classifying my favourite bar snack as salty pig fat.

I'm not sure whether to feel guilty or cantankerous, but after 3 pints of homebrew I would say theres nowt wrong with salty pigs fat (in moderation and as part of a calorie controlled diet as prescribed by your doctor)

Governmet health warning: salty pigs fat may reduce the effectiveness of your manhood, the 3 pints of homebrew had nothing to do with this.
They are high protein, low carb, great for Atkins or Keto diets! 🤣
 
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I have graduated from the cupboard under the stairs to my own space. It still needs a bit of sorting but I have tried to work from left to right from equipment which I keep in an old wardrobe and ingredients (in the blue plastic drums) round to fermentation fridge and kegerator/bottling gubbins. I have a record player set up for sounds as well.
 

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Prompted by @Burtsbeets in another post, here's my little brew corner.
Nice and compact. I do move into the kitchen in the winter sometimes on wheeled trolley, but most of the year this is where the magic happens.
Pretty much everything I need in 1.5 metres x 0.6 metres of footprint, including the fridge.

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That's some brewshed, be good to see a tour of the set up when you have time mate.


This is the brewshed from the outside, and a close-up of the bar area. The bar pulls out to almost the full width of the shed for when we have larger gatherings.

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It was originally intended to be a shed to store some tools and a bar but I took up brewing more seriously, evicted the tools, and repurposed the shed. This is from the re-fit where you see me installing pipework and control wires for temperature control of a fermentation cupboard and the shed itself.
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Fitting the insulation and on the floor you see the glycol chiller that keeps everything cool. This is boxed in with it’s own air inlet under the bar and exhaust to the right, aided by a fan when the temperature gets to 30C. The pipework on the left is the beer python under construction.
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Here I’ve finished the inside with ply, protected from any condensation using yacht varnish. You can see the boxed in chiller here with it’s controls visible.
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Inside, the fermentation cupboard has space for 4 fermenters (30litre buckets!). The temperature is controlled but I do have the small limitation that all 4 spaces are at the same temperature. Above the fermentation cupboard is a shelf for two King Kegs that I use for clearing beer prior to bottling.
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On the left is all the plumbing for the kegs and you saw there are shelves at the far end.
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This is the brewshed from the outside, and a close-up of the bar area. The bar pulls out to almost the full width of the shed for when we have larger gatherings.

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It was originally intended to be a shed to store some tools and a bar but I took up brewing more seriously, evicted the tools, and repurposed the shed. This is from the re-fit where you see me installing pipework and control wires for temperature control of a fermentation cupboard and the shed itself.
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Fitting the insulation and on the floor you see the glycol chiller that keeps everything cool. This is boxed in with it’s own air inlet under the bar and exhaust to the right, aided by a fan when the temperature gets to 30C. The pipework on the left is the beer python under construction.
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Here I’ve finished the inside with ply, protected from any condensation using yacht varnish. You can see the boxed in chiller here with it’s controls visible.
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Inside, the fermentation cupboard has space for 4 fermenters (30litre buckets!). The temperature is controlled but I do have the small limitation that all 4 spaces are at the same temperature. Above the fermentation cupboard is a shelf for two King Kegs that I use for clearing beer prior to bottling.
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On the left is all the plumbing for the kegs and you saw there are shelves at the far end.
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That's fantastic, you just given me even more work to do now, seriously that's a professional set up, some serious beer drinking going off there, happy days
 

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