Monday, 23 December 2013

Cider Progress Report

Does anyone want 15 gallons of cider vinegar?


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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Praetorian Stout

I've managed to get some conditioning into my bottles from the last symposium. It's actually still very good & may benefit from another week or two in the bottle.


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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Ale 2013

No explosions this year! My opinion: a light ruby coloured 'cooking beer' with the slightest hint of caramel and a hoppy aftertaste. Not a typical winter warmer but enjoyable nonetheless. Goes down very quickly, on my second already.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Crawl 3

It's a good turnout. I think all of the regular BAD boys & girls except JD will have put in an appearance before the night is out. And I believe he is in The Pub.


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Christmas Crawl 2

And Bharat made it too.


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Christmas Crawl

The early shift have arrived in the Kings Head. Flipside Chocolate Penny is a fair start.


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Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Beer

The Christmas beer is ready. My test bottle is prickly with carbonation but it's not explosive. It's based on a Gales HSB recipe & it tastes like a good strong flavoured premium bitter.


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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Symposium 2

The beer is still slipping down very nicely & the food is fantastic & plentiful.


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Symposium 1

Here we go again. John Dzelme's recipe for Praetorian Oatmeal Stout. It's really good.


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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Birthday Cake

The Prof has unveiled his 60th birthday cake. Outrageous.


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The Prof's Do

I'm at The Exchange for The Prof's do. JD is just pondering another bottle of Brewdog.


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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Brew Day 4

The wort is boiled & cooled. All we need to do now is strain off the hops & pitch the yeast. It's looking dark & smelling good.


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Brew Day 3

Sparging has commenced.


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Brew day 2

Getting serious

Brew Day

We're up & running at Bharat's house. An oatmeal stout recipe from our head brewer, John Dzelme.


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Monday, 7 October 2013

Brussels BAD Trip Postscript

A last beer back in Leicester. A Steamin Billy 1485 in The Parcel Yard.


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Brussels BAD Trip 16

One last beer (Duvel) in La Brocante & then it's back on the Eurostar.


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Brussels BAD Trip 15

Monday morning was spent in the Cantillon Lambic brewery. Interesting for the brewers & a selection of fascinating beers. I don't think any beer is more real than this but they still sell it in keg. Don't tell CAMRA.








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Brussels BAD Trip 14

Le Cirio with a Westmalle Dubbel.


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Brussels BAD Trip 13

Sunday was finished at Le Roy D'Espagne with Gauloise Ambree, Falstaff with a Kwak &...














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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Brussels bad trip 12

Moules Frites with Moinettes. It's mandatory in Brussels.


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Brussels BAD Trip

We then went to the beer museum and had a Brune abbey beer & then a bar in an old undertakers called Le Cercueil & drank Le Trappe Quadrupel from a skull.














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Brussels BAD Trip

We've been a few places today so far. We started in Le Theatre de Toone & I had a Ciney Brune.











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Brussels BAD Trip 9

Ciney Blonde & Brune. And the pub cat.


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Brussels BAD Trip 8

We've made it to another bar. Theatre Royal de Toone features marionettes. And beer.





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Brussels BAD Trip 7

Some more pictures from yesterday.














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Brussels BAD Trip 6

Wifi again so I can update what we did after the Monk bar yesterday. Deleria in Dellerium, Kriek in Mort Subite, Wolf, St Feillon Tripel & dinner in Beer Circus & Orval in the bar near the hotel. And so to bed.














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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Brussels BAD Trip 5

Who would have thought that Cliff would be big in Belgium?


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