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Blending beers

Blending beers Blending beers was commonplace in Victorian Britain. Landlords would know what blend each of their customers wanted and they would run around with jugs full of beer (before we had bars) and serve each customer there preferred blend. … Continue reading

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How to identify Sloes to make sloe gin etc

How to identify Sloes Before you can make your sloe gin, sloe wine or sloe anything then really you have to to know how to identify Sloes. There was a point when I didn’t know how to identify sloes. In … Continue reading

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The Booze Academy

The Booze Academy is a new brewing and fermentation school that will launch in 2015. The First Booze Academy Course is entry level brewing – Kits! The Booze Academy brings together all of the knowledge that I have gleaned whilst … Continue reading

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Wild booze walks 2015

Wild booze walks 2015 What could be better than a stroll along aside the gentle flow of the river Avon. Along through the beautiful Avon gorge and under Brunel’s masterful suspension bridge. With a group of like-minded people for company … Continue reading

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nasturtium vodka

Most people I know who have planted a few nasturtium seeds now have a nasturtium jungle. The stuff grows everywhere and years after you plant nasturtiums it will have made itself at home, just like a univited guest who’ll always … Continue reading

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The other Andy Hamilton Podcast episode one – Terrible Bosses

Welcome to Other Andy Hamilton Podcast.  This will be a periodic look at whatever takes my fancy and, over time, it might take some form but for now its one subject one podcast, periodically published. It may or may not … Continue reading

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Should I prick Sloes, should I pick sloes after the first frost? – How to make the perfect sloe gin

When shall I pick sloes? Do I need to prick sloes? – How to make perfect Sloe Gin You don’t need to wait until the first frost to pick your sloes nor do you need to prick them. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Elderberry Black and Black

Elderberry Black and Black There are many cocktails made using Guinness one of the nicest being Black and Black which is made simply by adding a shot of blackcurrant cordial into a pint of Guinness. As originally the Guinness brewery brewed … Continue reading

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Homemade bitter lemon and lime – a very easy recipe

Homemade bitter lemon and lime Most student will experiment with drugs at University, I went as a mature student and had gone way beyond that point, instead experimenting with gin (and wearing chaps). I’d mix gin with everything and after … Continue reading

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Homestart Bristol – The Charity I support and Why

When I became a father I felt very privileged, not just because my son seemed so perfect nor because he had two of everything he should have two of. It was because I found myself in the enviable position of … Continue reading

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