The Beer Thread

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:57 pm

i do wish the hilton would stop pretending that they have craft beer brewery in HH--they dont, its just a name for the bar.

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Post by Name Taken » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:50 am

prcscct wrote:There is something different and not that pleasant though in the brewing process here. A Thai Heineken isn't even close to the Heineken I had in the US in July....and to me that US type isn't as good as what I've had in Holland in year's past.

As brewers spread around the world and open new plants I think there'll always be a regional difference in taste....and not always a good difference. Pete :cheers:
I think it's because of what Ratsima said "Cheap Ingredients and Bad Brewing".
Quality does not seem to be important to Thai people and that's why the Food and Beer is so bad here, it sometimes borders on unhygienic.

The food quality here really is very bad, Stale Bread at McDonald's, Wood splinters from the sticks that they put in meat to cook it, Excessive fat on meat, Toughness in meat, Excessive amounts of cooking oil used in almost everything.
A lot of people here just laugh about these things, but it's really not funny at all and it's your health to.

And a lot of it has to do with Thai Companies(CP-Charoen Pokphand, Singha, Chang, LEO etc.) not allowing Foreign Companies to compete or sell their products in Thailand.

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:41 pm

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by prcscct » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:38 pm

Putting lipstick on a pig comes to mind........

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by STEVE G » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:21 pm

If you want a large bottle of beer, try one of these:

Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue) Magnum 1.5L - Belgium - 9%
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chimay-Grande- ... B0030B4IC2

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Nereus » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:38 pm

I think that this has been posted previously. Looks like the end of the road though.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-29/d ... on/6508116
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Post by Bamboo Grove » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:44 pm

Just has to put this one here as well.
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Post by J.J.B. » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:40 pm

I am about to go to a brewing shop in the coastal town of Worthing with my FIL to take a look at some equipment for an all-grain brew. Mash tun (lauter tun), sparge arm, boiler, wort chiller...the works. Has anyone got any wise (I'm semi holding my breath) advice other than "don't do it, you massive plonker"?

I've done a few extract brews but am figuring, what the hell, and in the words of the great philosopher, Jeremy Clarkson: "how hard can it be"?

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Post by Dannie Boy » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:42 pm

Go for it - in my younger days I used to brew home made beer in a baby burco using barley grains and hops and although the sparging had to be done manually, I used to get some pretty good results. I also had a book called "Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy" which reproduced the ingredients to end up with a similar tasting brew to what you could buy in a pub - I recall my most successful brew was for Fullers London Pride.

Maybe the success was partially down to the fact that the burco had previously seen life as a boiler for my two son's nappies!! :cheers:

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by STEVE G » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:45 pm

Bamboo Grove wrote:Just has to put this one here as well.
Mansfield bitter, along with Shipstones and Home Ales was one of the beers I first started drinking when I was a teenager in Nottingham.

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by oakdale160 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:52 pm

I remember that BOOTS in the UK used to sell alll the equipment and packs of ingreiants butthen at some point d/c doing so.This was for relatively small batches.

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Midsman » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:35 pm

I used to work at Mansfield Brewery many moons ago.

Mansfield Bitter took some beating.

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Bamboo Grove » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:17 pm

Midsman wrote:
used to work at Mansfield Brewery many moons ago.
Mansfield is brewed in Wolverhampton now, right?
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Chazz14 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:23 pm

JJB - I've just returned from a 2 week visit to Worthing (small world!)...
If you find yourself with a raging thirst after your homebrew shop visit, I recommend that you head for the Anchored In Worthing Micro Pub in West Buildings. You know it makes sense...
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by STEVE G » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:19 am

Bamboo Grove wrote:Midsman wrote:
used to work at Mansfield Brewery many moons ago.
Mansfield is brewed in Wolverhampton now, right?
I think it is, all those original Nottinghamshire breweries died out in the late nineties. Shipstone's is making a comeback though:
http://www.shipstones.com/events/shipst ... nch-party/

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