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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Indeed it is! One of the last items they got via enterprise was the keg of Old Tom which they could get via them but not a cask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    May well give it a go.
    If you do take the plunge, let us know how you get on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    The Pinter, eh? A 72-hour wait - now that's what I call a Pinteresque pause!
    Very good, Tris.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    It's basically a malt and hop extract brew but with temperature control built in. I'd be amazed if it tastes as good as the real thing and I suspect the type of tap water will be a factor.
    For all the advances in technology, I'm reminded of those bags that you used to hang on a hook behind the door (1970s/80s?). My gut feeling is that the product will be adequate but not great. Certainly agree with you about the water.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    As I have drank loads of bad beers from supposedly professional brewers how can this be anything but beer flavoured water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    As I have drank loads of bad beers from supposedly professional brewers how can this be anything but beer flavoured water.
    As beer is around 95% water, any beer is essentially beer flavoured water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    I'm reminded of those bags that you used to hang on a hook behind the door (1970s/80s?).
    I don't remember that but I do remember Boots home brew kits which resulted in a product that made Doom Bore nectar.
    When I used to brew beer in the 1970s it was with a mixture of malt extract and a mash but with real hops from the Home Brew shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I don't remember that but I do remember Boots home brew kits which resulted in a product that made Doom Bore nectar.
    You can still buy them in Wilco along with all the gear. There's a shelf in our local branch. And no I haven't tried it in about 40 years either.

    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-tr...-kit/p/0480171
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    As beer is around 95% water, any beer is essentially beer flavoured water.
    Let me rephrase that.As I have drank loads of bad beers from supposedly professional brewers how can this be anything other than shit tasting beer flavoured water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I don't remember that but I do remember Boots home brew kits which resulted in a product that made Doom Bore nectar.
    When I used to brew beer in the 1970s it was with a mixture of malt extract and a mash but with real hops from the Home Brew shop.
    I remember Boots homebrew kits - funny to think that a chemist would peddle something to promote the consumption of alcohol. I recall my dad brewing stout in a black plastic dustbin. I made a batch and at the time it was technically ready, it was indeed far worse than Doom Bar, Pride v.2 and anything from the West Berkshire Brewery. But I went off on holiday for a couple of weeks and when I returned, it was very fine indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    I'm reminded of those bags that you used to hang on a hook behind the door (1970s/80s?).
    Bag? Is that rhyming slang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Funny to think that a chemist would peddle something to promote the consumption of alcohol.
    Before Llanberis had a supermarket the town chemist used to sell bottles of spirits. This was in the days of dry Sunday and the massive hypocrisy on drinking generated by the "Chapel".

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    My old pub has banned mobiles. I cherish the return of tranquility

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...b-bans-mobiles

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