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Message 1167329 - Posted: 3 Nov 2011, 0:06:04 UTC

It was Beer-O-Clock here also. Two IPA's and a Becks so far. Long days call for beer!

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Message 1167934 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 2:39:54 UTC - in response to Message 1167329.

Well as its Saturday afternoon I'm just going to wonder down to the bottom pub in this small village of mine for a little R&R. :D

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Message 1167938 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 3:14:16 UTC - in response to Message 1167329.

It was Beer-O-Clock here also. Two IPA's and a Becks so far. Long days call for beer!

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Message 1167950 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 3:50:47 UTC

I don't drink often...It Has to be the Best I can find locally.
There are some good brews from "Micro Breweries" locally...YUM!
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Message 1172510 - Posted: 20 Nov 2011, 17:05:33 UTC

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Message 1176579 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 21:50:19 UTC
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How about Cider, not Apple Juice, (those across the pond might get confused as they don't have Apple Juice), I've got 45 gallons of homebrew Cider on the go at the moment, with various part-way %ABV, ranging from 8.4% to 9.6%.

The Final SG of each batch here will depend on the mix of apples.

Legally I can't call it Cider above 8.5% (or 5.5% if I make it fizzy), as its then called 'Made Wine', I reckon the one batch might finish at around 10.2%.

The oldest (0.995), is really strong and really smooth, although still live with yeast as its not quite finished, and the other batches are going through similar changes in taste as they get older.

I'll need to get hold of 9x 5 Gallon Kegs, and perhaps won't need to buy commercial cider for a few months, ahem!

Homebrew beer next me thinks, probably an ale, I may need to convert half the shed, looks like the 20ftx10ft shed wasn't big enough when I bought it; they never seem to be big enough.
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Message 1176614 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 23:34:05 UTC

Hmmmm, I wonder if you are within driving distance ..... ;-))
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Message 1176687 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 5:15:52 UTC

Depends how far you mean to drive, I'm in Shrewsbury, however, the production will be at least a couple of months yet, as the Cider will need casking in a week or so, and will have to stand at least two months for malo-lactic maturation to add extra flavour. It's a long process.

I should have a couple of ales before then though, they don't take as long.

However, I don't brew low alcohol drinks, so you'd be advised not to drive anywhere after a tasting session.

I already have a local Free House interested in stocking my Cider, I may end up going into business small scale, since the first 7,000 litres per annum are exempt Customs & Excise Tax, although profits would obviously be taxed. The pub is talking about paying me £10 a gallon.

A big commitment, being a regular producer and wholesaler, I'd have to sleep on the idea.

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Message 1176694 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 6:17:57 UTC

You will definetly need a bigger shed. That is a great offer. If you take the offer, I would do per batch/year.

If you donate just 1% of the profit to Seti, you have a write off too and a green star.

I might be in your area in 2014. I would not mind, taking my Alci allotment to Berkeley.
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Message 1176703 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 7:30:53 UTC - in response to Message 1176694.
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Well it's Friday evening here so that means that I'll walk 3 doors up the hill to the pub, hopefully I may win a meat raffle or 2. :)

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Message 1176804 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 16:34:10 UTC - in response to Message 1176694.

You will definetly need a bigger shed. That is a great offer. If you take the offer, I would do per batch/year.


I don't know, the local Free House seems to want a continuous supply, and I've just discovered that another Free House is interested in a low alcohol traditional still Cider product, in greater quantities, and then there's my local Rugby Club also wants to stock it at 8%ABV. Its a big commitment.

If you donate just 1% of the profit to Seti, you have a write off too and a green star.


I've already indicated months ago that I'd sign a UK Gift Aid Form to SETI as soon as they implement it, has there been any progress towards that?

I might be in your area in 2014. I would not mind, taking my Alci allotment to Berkeley.


I'm sure I'd still be brewing Cider in three years time, I just haven't decided how much!

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Message 1176900 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 21:53:51 UTC

Need Beer! (GASP!!!) Help.....
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Message 1176903 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 22:09:50 UTC

Depends how far you mean to drive, I'm in Shrewsbury, however, the production will be at least a couple of months yet, as the Cider will need casking in a week or so, and will have to stand at least two months for malo-lactic maturation to add extra flavour. It's a long process.


About 175 miles ...... I'd better grab some quick before Uli nicks it all ;-))

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Message 1184451 - Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 4:24:01 UTC

Well I didn't nick it all. It does need some restocking tho. A couple of kegs are flat.

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Message 1184456 - Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 4:43:56 UTC

They won't let me drink any beer until they scope my throat...waaaahhh!

and I have 2 Scotch Ales in my fridge :(
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Message 1184486 - Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 8:06:20 UTC

I've found I prefer 0.33l bottles. 0.5l is slightly too much alcohol (i.e. i go tipsy). I probably just need more training!

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Message 1184503 - Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 10:51:27 UTC

For the average guy brought up on pub pints, a 330ml bottle (0.58 pint), isn't enough volume for a satisfactory drink. Whereas a 500ml can (0.88 pint) is acceptable. You also find that you often drink more volume in a session with the smaller liquid measures.

When we used to go on pub crawls in my 20's, having 1/2 pint in each pub got you drunker quicker, than having a pint in each one!
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Message 1184537 - Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 14:02:02 UTC

This is another reason for not bowing down to Brussels. The UK pint gets us 13.6% better value than the Euro 1/2 litre.
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Message 1184565 - Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 16:19:38 UTC

But for a bigger price.

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Message 1184570 - Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 16:40:51 UTC - in response to Message 1184565.

But for a bigger price.

Maybe so, but i'm prepared to bet that if we changed to demi-litres, the price would remain the same.
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