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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2018, 12:30:51 PM »
Just my luck. I’m leaving for the UK (Wales, specifically) tomorrow for a week. Hope the shortage has not hit Hay-on-Wye yet.
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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2018, 12:55:38 PM »
Yes and no. It depends how rough you are prepared to drink it. :grin:

You can possibly brew it in a week at 22-24C but taking two weeks at 19C for ales is considered better.
When the yeast has consumed all the sugars you bottle/keg it.
For bottles you add a little bit of sugar which fuels the carbonation.
Ageing minimum 2 weeks, 8 is better, 12 is better still.  Stouts benefit from a year.

 :o And here I was thinking a couple of days would suffice...
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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2018, 03:15:27 AM »
Just my luck. I’m leaving for the UK (Wales, specifically) tomorrow for a week. Hope the shortage has not hit Hay-on-Wye yet.
Got an empty suitcase (on wheels) to lug the books back home in? You are a bit late for the Festival!

We missed the festival on purpose.  We wanted more peace and quiet.

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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2018, 02:57:21 PM »
Just my luck. I’m leaving for the UK (Wales, specifically) tomorrow for a week. Hope the shortage has not hit Hay-on-Wye yet.
Got an empty suitcase (on wheels) to lug the books back home in? You are a bit late for the Festival!

We missed the festival on purpose.  We wanted more peace and quiet.

No parties?  :o
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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2018, 02:00:54 AM »
Hey!  I just thought of a solution...  drink gin and tonic instead!
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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 08:48:11 PM »
Fortunately, there is no beer shortage in Wales where I am now.

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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2018, 02:53:52 AM »
Is it true Brits like their beer warm?  :o
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Re: Britain faces beer shortage in hottest part of summer!
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2018, 05:35:42 AM »
Is it true Brits like their beer warm?  :o
In comparison to the near frozen lager type drinks other countries go for - yes!

Real ale, the tradional bitter, pale, mild and brown varieties were often served at room temperature, though ideally 11-14C is the modern temp. The traditional ales were "designed" to be dispensed from casks on trestles behind the bar in the days before electricity. Beers had hops added as a preservative for storing (a "lager" is a store) and travelling and the world went downhill from there. "Stout" was just that, a brew that could withstand the battering of travel, as in "stout hearted fellow".

Lager relies on refrigeration in the brewing process to slow it down - OK, if you had snowy mountains available before electricity!

"Indian pale ale" was a light ale that could survive the ship ride to India.
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