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    Serious buildings. I don't think that there are...

    Serious buildings. I don't think that there are any working maltings in Kent now.
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    Not really sure about hop stringing, but I think...

    Not really sure about hop stringing, but I think the number of strings,2 vs 4, could determine eventual yield,so the grower manipulates productivity to meet terms of contracts that have been...
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    We live midway between two villages with three...

    We live midway between two villages with three pubs between them,say a minimum forty minute walk.I can't say that we've used any of them this past twelvemonth. We seem to have to travel further...
  4. Thread: Speculation

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    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/...

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/21/uk-pub-gardens-could-host-distanced-drinking-from-4-july-says-trade-body

    I spend my days outdoors, so I'd quite like to be able to lurk inside!...
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    My neighbour! They haven't used the old oast for...

    My neighbour! They haven't used the old oast for a few years now,the hops being dried in a bin system in the portal frame buiding in front of the picking machine.
  6. Not an advert,but did anyone see The War Game?...

    Not an advert,but did anyone see The War Game? Made by the BBC in the mid 60s, it imagined the result of a nuking of Rochester. Judged too beastly, it wasn't televised until the 80s, but I saw it at...
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    Blogs I seek out: Shut up about Barclay...

    Blogs I seek out:

    Shut up about Barclay Perkins
    Tandlemann
    Paul Bailey-when discussing Kentish issues.I think our paths crossed when I was an active (?) CAMRA member.
    Boak and Bailey
    Look at...
  8. I was more a Protest and Survive man, myself....

    I was more a Protest and Survive man, myself. (Occasionally).
  9. An evening in September, Summer's main force is...

    An evening in September,
    Summer's main force is spent,
    A dog barking somewhere in Sussex,
    Can be heard...
    From a village In Kent

    An ancient elm remains unmoved
    As a swallow performs some...
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    Do you ever come across newly set up gardens in...

    Do you ever come across newly set up gardens in your travels? I found one yesterday when following a diversion in the back lanes between Biddenden and St Michaels. The young plants were climbing up...
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    Do you think there might have been fire damage in...

    Do you think there might have been fire damage in the past? My grandfather, who wasn't a hop grower allowed a third party to store some apples in the Oast.Surprisingly enough they caught fire. To...
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    August it is?...

    August it is? https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/10/pubs-fear-disaster-after-being-left-out-of-plans-to-ease-lockdown
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    Thought at first the 2nd was a "Conder" grain...

    Thought at first the 2nd was a "Conder" grain store, especially with the cockloft,but on reflection they were usually of monocoque (?) construction rather than portal frame, and so virtually...
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    My neighbour is going around with a face full of...

    My neighbour is going around with a face full of chisels,so probably yes.
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    I think this was selected by Mr Cyster of...

    I think this was selected by Mr Cyster of Northiam, a well known hop grower,from material growing in a hedge that bordered a former garden. The same remarks apply to Epic hops, selected in Sandhurst...
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    For those of an agrarian pursuasion, many of the...

    For those of an agrarian pursuasion, many of the leading Kent farmers of a now elderly generation were trained here, under the redoubtable Captain Beale. They lived in the upper storey of the gate...
  17. Thread: Lost Beers

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    Lost Beers

    Veteran beer blogger Tandleman was recently reminiscing about mainly Northern and therefore largely undrunk by me beers that he misses from his past. Here are some of mine from breweries closed or...
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    I don't usually drink during the week, unless I'm...

    I don't usually drink during the week, unless I'm out,or if people come indoors (unlikely!). I've been buying tins from local micros,which tend to be stronger than the 3.8 abvs that I usually drink...
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    Last night: Reflection PA-Good Things Session...

    Last night:

    Reflection PA-Good Things
    Session IPA-The Three Legs
    Tonight-something similar.
  20. Thread: beery quiz

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    Simply guesswork: 1-3 2-1 3-2 4-1 5-2 6-3...

    Simply guesswork:
    1-3
    2-1
    3-2
    4-1
    5-2
    6-3
    7-3
    8-1
    9-2
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    No,it's not the one I was thinking about;that's...

    No,it's not the one I was thinking about;that's even more workshop-like. same vintage, though.
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    Workshops? Anyway, if it is were I think it is,...

    Workshops? Anyway, if it is were I think it is, near the Onion pub.
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    Feature on p 7 of today's Sunday Crimes on Ali...

    Feature on p 7 of today's Sunday Crimes on Ali Capper and her band of hop trainers on their Worcestershire farm.
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    At Wittenden's Retreat-The Three Legs Session...

    At Wittenden's Retreat-The Three Legs Session IPA. Order placed at 1042, delivered to our non contact loading dock by 3.15 the same day, by one of the Legs if I'm not mistaken. A delicious murky...
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    Yikes!

    Yikes!
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