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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2280 on: 18 January, 2018, 06:51:09 am »
Don't have a hydrometer, so I don't know how strong it might be.

Use my parents’ ingenious scale of measuring the strength of home brew.

After initial sampling, did you go blind?

Yes = water it down a bit.

No = it’ll be fine.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2281 on: 18 January, 2018, 08:05:19 am »
I made my own beer, sampled the first batch tonight. It's good. Don't have a hydrometer, so I don't know how strong it might be.

I own a TV. Make of that what you will

What did you brew?
As long as it tastes good that's all that matters.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2282 on: 18 January, 2018, 08:06:08 am »
As long as it tastes good that's all that matters.

And sometimes not even that.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2283 on: 18 January, 2018, 08:55:01 am »
The poster claimed not to have a tv and that, because of this, had not heard of the programme in question. That is all. Not having a tv does not equate to an inability to watch tv programmes. I do not own a pogo stick but that doesn't mean I am unable to jump up and down.

There's been some disagreement about the original statement. I too surmised that the non-ownership of a TV had somehow been the reason that the poster hadn't heard of Spa Wars.

However, a more recent post (above) by MIK disputed that was the intention of the post, and that the fact the poster hadn't heard of Spa Wars was not in fact related to owning a TV, but rather the inference was that not having a TV was a good thing, because it meant that the poster wouldn't actually be able to WATCH Spa Wars.

So here we are. How does the poster watch Television programmes without a TV?

I would suggest that actually the poster in question CAN watch TV programmes, via alternative screens/ devices, and could actually watch Spa Wars (if they had heard of it, and were inclined to watch it), but instead chose to bring into the discussion the fact that they didn't own a TV, as if that somehow placed them on a higher intellectual plane, and a more discerning consumer of Television, than people who do own TVs, and might actually watch Spa Wars.

Hopefully the OP can confirm.


I really don't see why I should have to defend myself to somebody who's spent a number of posts over the past few pages attacking me.

I think you might be overreacting a bit. I don't have a clue who you are, and I don't care. It was also not meant as any kind of 'attack' even if, by definition, this would hardly be worthy of the word, given that there's been no abuse, threats, violence, or any sense of anything remotely like an attack.

May I suggest a calming Spa visit?

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2284 on: 18 January, 2018, 08:58:31 am »
Im not really sure what owning a tv proves either way.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2285 on: 18 January, 2018, 09:00:08 am »
I own a TV and he keeps on stealing all my wife's clothes...


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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2286 on: 18 January, 2018, 09:41:08 am »
I've never heard of Spa Wars - sounds like a good reason not to have a TV (which I don't)

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2287 on: 18 January, 2018, 10:19:31 am »
Im not really sure what owning a tv proves either way.

Me neither. To define people according to their possessions, or lack thereof, seems a rather superficial exercise missing the point of what it means to be a complex and unique human being of infinite worth and potential.

I choose not to have a telly but it doesn't make me feel either superior or inferior to the people who do own one. I feel happier and less harassed without one but that doesn't mean everyone would.


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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2288 on: 18 January, 2018, 12:21:08 pm »
I made my own beer, sampled the first batch tonight. It's good. Don't have a hydrometer, so I don't know how strong it might be.

I own a TV. Make of that what you will

What did you brew?
As long as it tastes good that's all that matters.

Irish Red Ale*

I just used a kit, with a nag of malt and some priming sugar. It required more patience than skill to be honest.

*which doesn't get shortened to an acronym like IPA does.
You may quote me on that.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2289 on: 18 January, 2018, 06:35:08 pm »
I made my own beer, sampled the first batch tonight. It's good. Don't have a hydrometer, so I don't know how strong it might be.

I own a TV. Make of that what you will

What did you brew?
As long as it tastes good that's all that matters.

Irish Red Ale*

I just used a kit, with a nag of malt and some priming sugar. It required more patience than skill to be honest.

*which doesn't get shortened to an acronym like IPA does.

Kits are pretty easy but you can get some great results.
My advice would be to ignore the instructions and look online for some advice.The instructions usually don’t give enough time to make a really good beer.
I’d ferment for two weeks and leave in the bottle, or barrel, for about four weeks.

There’s a forum called Jim’s Beer Kit that has lots of good advice.

http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/index.php
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2290 on: 19 January, 2018, 02:03:03 pm »
I made my own beer, sampled the first batch tonight. It's good. Don't have a hydrometer, so I don't know how strong it might be.

I own a TV. Make of that what you will

What did you brew?
As long as it tastes good that's all that matters.

Irish Red Ale*

I just used a kit, with a nag of malt and some priming sugar. It required more patience than skill to be honest.

*which doesn't get shortened to an acronym like IPA does.

Kits are pretty easy but you can get some great results.
My advice would be to ignore the instructions and look online for some advice.The instructions usually don’t give enough time to make a really good beer.
I’d ferment for two weeks and leave in the bottle, or barrel, for about four weeks.

There’s a forum called Jim’s Beer Kit that has lots of good advice.

http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/index.php

I'm within the last few days of looking after my parents' cat / house while they're on holidays.  You've just reminded me to hunt out my Dad's home-brewed porter before it gets dark out.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2291 on: 19 January, 2018, 03:39:54 pm »
I'm within the last few days of looking after my parents' cat / house while they're on holidays.  You've just reminded me to hunt out my Dad's home-brewed porter before it gets dark out.

Party at your gaff, so!

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2292 on: 19 January, 2018, 03:45:44 pm »
I'm more interested in the cat-house aspect...



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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2293 on: 10 March, 2018, 07:11:42 pm »
I'm within the last few days of looking after my parents' cat / house while they're on holidays.  You've just reminded me to hunt out my Dad's home-brewed porter before it gets dark out.

Party at your gaff, so!

Y'know, I've only seen this now.  There kind of was a party, if I'd seen this u'd defo of been invited, soz m8.

Me, I've just landed a part-time teaching job to supplement my occasionally struggling art business, which means I'm not an extra on Vikings any more.  But I couldn't have asked for a better last day - I got to fight invading Russians with King Harald on the beach at Brittas Bay on a lovely spring day, while being filmed by a helicopter. 

Also, Ragnar's not-so-wee lad Bjorn handed me his phone and asked me to film him, before unexpectedly back-flipping off a sand dune in full Viking battle gear.  He did it again then so the rest of us could get a video of him.  Like pretty much all the cast, he is a very pleasant sort in real life; and I've only just copped he's the same lad from the Hunger Games.




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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2294 on: 10 March, 2018, 07:25:15 pm »
But I couldn't have asked for a better last day - I got to fight invading Russians with King Harald on the beach at Brittas Bay on a lovely spring day, while being filmed by a helicopter.

By an inevitable Irish coincidence, my parents were watching ye from the dunes!   Apparently you all looked magnificent.