Article: The London Beer Flood of 1814

The London Beer Flood of 1814


http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/17/The-London-Beer-Flood-of-1814/

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I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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From beans?

So if not from beans, then what?

coffeebean1

 

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I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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my Cider-in-Fall

Made a second batch of cider on the 14th of October.

 

I cannot find my notes from my first batch of cider. It looks like I did an update from the train and it failed during upload and I lost everything after the first paragraph.  This makes me sad. It turned out to be pretty decent cider.

This batch has a couple of things different:  Its a kit again,but from Black Rock homebrew in new Zealand. The mix seemed thicker and more aromatic than the John Bull mix I used for the first batch. (I’ll have to try and recreate that entry. )  Plus I’m adding in some apple juice from actual apples I gathered from my Father in Law’s back yard. I used the juicer setting on my blender to get a juicy pulp of about 16 ounces and added that right into the batch.

Its a week or more on and I can barely detect yeast activity. The wife has kindly allowed me to stow it under the stair and so far there’s been little sign of fermentation.  I was just linking the directions from the Black ROck website for you to compare with my previous efforts and saw something I didn’t know about:  The yeast packets came in 3 sachets. I only added one. I will drag the fermentation unit from under the stair and add in the other packets.

http://www.blackrock.co.nz/brew-kits/item/31-apple-cider

I THINK I had to do the same with the first kit.  I’m still a bit bothered by using concentrate but I have to admit its less messy than 8 bottles of apple juice.  I don’t do this to save money but people always ask me how much it cost to make.  So roughly this can of concentrate (with yeast) cost 18£, 4 more for the sugar. Water free and I already had the fermentation unit. That gets you in at slightly less than 1£ per liter.

In another radical change I’m going to use collapsible water bottles to ferment half of this in, I found them at the pound store (ala dollar store) and the one I tested didn’t leak.  I will trust a third of my cider output to it.  Barring any deep freezing it should be ‘bottled’  in early November. drinkable in January. Better in Feb.

 

About Flash Jervis

I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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its Gump!

New place to eat in Leicester Square:

BubbaGump

About Flash Jervis

I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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royal naval college

Greenwich

About Flash Jervis

I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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Things that make you go mmm?


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I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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Yes its been quite a summer

Juliet takes me to interesting places! THIS is my notice board above my desk. Not everything is displimage visible but it gives you an idea…

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I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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ironic dream or just literal?

I dreamed I was trying to put out a huge brushfire. My only tool: An aluminum baseball bat. Gives new meaning to “Fire fighting.”

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I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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sigh

 

The only thing worse than not having internet access is having really really slow internet access.

 

About Flash Jervis

I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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clearing the fog

I want to write some stuff.
My brain doesn’t want to. This is a compromise. Probably better in the long run if I just sit with my eyes closed for a bit.

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I was born a small grey alien on the south side of the Kanawha Valley to a Coal Miner's daughter and the son of a son of a sailor.

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