Saturday, 29 September 2012

Brew Day 6

Phil pitches the yeast & that's it (except for the cleaning).


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Brew Day 5

Our third Heath-Robinson solution to be able to crash cool seems to be working.


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Brew Day 4

Phil is working hard


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Brew Day 3

Black Gold!


Let the sparging begin.

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Brew day 1

Barley weighed out


Brew day 2

A team effort including child labour


Sunday, 23 September 2012

GCR BF 5

One last half


It's a generous measure but I'm not complaining.

Met some guys from Michigan on the train back. Nice people.

I hope you can join me next year.

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GCR BF 4

Last year we had a saxamaphone band playing 633 Squadron.

This year it's a ukelele band playing Da Do Ron Ron.


I don't know what they put in the beer but I appear to be in some bizarre, surreal netherworld.

Again.

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GCR BF 3

First of the day


We made our own payment cards last year. I'll see if I can do one again this year.

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GCR BF2

We've arrived in Loughborough.


Sadly the festival isn't open yet so I'll have to look at some trains.

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GCR Beer Festival

No one would come with me so I roped Matt in.

We're up bright & early to get the first train.


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Sunday, 16 September 2012

We have BAD cider

The cider is now fermenting & therefore earns its right to be called cider rather than apple juice.


I realised that I forgot to check the OG so who knows what strength it will be when it's finished.

Drinking it could be even riskier than last year.

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Apple Pressing

It was a lovely day for it.

Apples were chopped


Apples were scratted & pressed


Some worked harder than others


And all done for a hot dog & some apple & blackberry crumble.

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