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Posted in thread: Broken Jaw? on 02-21-2006 at 04:38 PM
A jawbone never breaks only in one place. In two or more places usually. If in doubt seek
Posted in thread: Worthington's White Shield on 01-13-2006 at 03:37 PM
I've noticed bottled White Shield appearing more and more in my local supermarkets (UK) in the
past few months. I can't for the life of me remember who currently owns the brand as it has
been passed a...
Posted in thread: Origins of Isinglas on 12-14-2005 at 03:46 PM
I remember reading an article where someone speculated that finings came about when it was
noticed that wine or beer kept in animal skins/stomachs etc cleared better than in other
vessels.Nice idea. I...
Posted in thread: Chimay yeast on 11-29-2005 at 05:37 PM
I used to live near Elgin (about 60 miles NW of Aberdeen) but all of my family are from
Aberdeen. All dyed in the wool Aberdeen football supporters!I can't say I've seen a recipe for
McEwans Lager. Bu...
Posted in thread: Claymore Wee Heavy on 11-29-2005 at 05:30 PM
Looks good. Getting the 'right' amount of hoppiness is tricky. My 75/- is a little too hoppy
for a bona fide Scottish beer (East Kent Goldings and Fuggles). Still tastes good though!I have
Posted in thread: Chimay yeast on 11-29-2005 at 05:00 PM
Very few indigenous Scottish beers have a true peaty/smokey character in my opinion. Hence,
even if I could get my hands on peat malt I wouldn't use it for a 'true' scottish beer. I might
give it a wh...
Posted in thread: Chimay yeast on 11-29-2005 at 04:46 PM
Born and raised in Scotland. Now working 'undercover' south of the border in England! ;)
Posted in thread: Chimay yeast on 11-29-2005 at 04:35 PM
Posted in thread: Chimay yeast on 11-29-2005 at 04:22 PM
It used to be traditional for your first visitor (or 'first-foot') of the new year to be tall,
dark, handsome and to come armed with a lump of coal for your fireplace.In my household we
preferred it i...
Posted in thread: Chimay yeast on 11-29-2005 at 04:14 PM
Hogmanay (HOG-MAN-'A') refers to Scottish new year celebrations (late December 31 and early
January 1). Historically this is a bigger "piss-up" than Christmas. :D I have read that the
name may have Fr...