Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
Check the temp in your closet.
Your remarks about laws on brewing relating to watered beer prompts me to tell about "Holliday Beer" here in the UK. Close to me we have a large holiday centre on the east coast of Lincolnshire, and I noticed some years ago that the beer in the bars on the complex were very watery ( I am talking about a poplular beer sold in local pubs ) As a seasoned beer drinker you can tell when the stuff is watered, and one day I asked one of the managers from the complex and he told me that they have a special brew made for them. Unlike the normal beer of the same name sold in pubs, which is 3.8 abv, this version actually watered down to 2.8. The reason, the guy told me, is that they don't want the people getting drunk and causing problems!. At the time the proper strength beer in local pubs was around £1.65 per pint............on the holiday centre it was £2.25 !.............So , it just goes to show that it is all about making big profits.
I was a local bus driver at the time and needless to say, I had many people boarding my bus at the holiday centre and asking where they could buy a good pint of beer ! This actually worked very well for me because I often delivered a bus full of people to my local favorite pub.........and when I went in there myself the owner would give my drinks on the house !
Nice to meet you and all on the forum.....regards. Mike..........Lincoln U.K.