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How to open beer without an opener

The smoking ban is suposed to have had a huge impact on the amount we drink. Perhaps it has but not for the reasons that many of us think. When you smoke you have a lighter on you at all … Continue reading

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What is the Nitrous Oxide/C02 infuser?

What is the Nitrous Oxide/CO2 infuser? Just a month ago I got a new bit of kit, a Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) infuser. It uses both Co2 and Nitrous Oxide canisters and it makes infusions in minutes rather than days or … Continue reading

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Wild booze walks 2015

Wild booze walks 2015 – NEW DATES DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND 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 … Continue reading

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Boozy advent calendar part two, the run up to Christmas day

“I am in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas yet to come? ” said Scrooge. The Spirit answered not, but pointed onward with its hand. ” You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not … Continue reading

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Homemade boozy advent calendar part one

Homemade boozy advent calendar – Part one If there is one month that it’s compulsory to be drunk throughout its December. The office parties, the glasses of mulled wine given out by shop keepers to coax you into buying more, … Continue reading

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Andy Hamilton’s Boozy Christmas present ideas

It’s that time of year again, shopkeepers are bracing themselves for a buying frenzy, Amazon have upped their bandwidth, authors are writing top 10 blogs and the North Pole is buzzing as the elves wrap up a colossal amount of … Continue reading

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Homemade tonic water – Beta

Homemade Tonic water – Beta There are two ways to make tonic water, either the infusion method or the decoction.  Mercifully, they are both very straightforward and apparently yield excellent results. I’ve only tried one of these methods and so … Continue reading

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Making a homemade muddler, naturally. Part one

Making a homemade muddler, naturally – part one The wind and rain are starting to blow a bit now that the Autumnal months are bleeding into winter. Much of the grown and foraged food by now, should all be stored … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t want to have a sober October and why I won’t be having a sober November

Because I enjoy drinking. Cheers!  

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Common Homebrew mistakes and how to rectify them

Common Homebrew mistakes Common homebrew mistakes are common as most have made them. Every brewer has either made, or been given some kind of monstrosity that is supposed to be beer, wine or elderflower champagne. For some these early homebrew … Continue reading

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