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Radical Brewing: Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass
Radical Brewing: Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass
by Randy Mosher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, well reseached but not for the absolute beginner, 21 Jun 2013
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This is now my favourite book about home brewing. the writing style is entertaining and accessible, which is good because, otherwise, the near encyclopaedic levels of information would not be read. Randy Mosher (that is the authors name) takes us through the history of beer, the ingredients used, the different styles of beer and gives some example recipes to use yourself. The section on historic beers hat have been forgotten is fascinating.

It is written for the american audiance but metric conversions are used throughout. The book aims to inspire people to create their own recipes and brews so althogh there are some recipes the thrust of information is on how the different ingredients will affect the brew. This is where the book really shines, talking about unrefined sugars, exotic spices and adjuvant grains. I found it opened up new possibilites with regards to designing recipes. Be warned that the book expects you to have some knowledge of how to brew so not for absolute beginners but for those that have moved from kit brewing to extract and partial grain brewing or who have all grain brewing down pat but find they are lacking some inspirtation this book would be an excellent addition.


Sony MDR-AS20J Active Series Headphones (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony MDR-AS20J Active Series Headphones (discontinued by manufacturer)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value headphones, 27 Feb 2013
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The ear fit is very comfortable and does not slip when running.
The sound quality is adequate for the price.
The cable quality seems appropriate for the price.
The cable is aligned 90 degrees to the jack, this helps prevent sharp jerks from pulling the jack out when on the move. If you are using a bulky running carry pouch for your MP3 player there may not be enough clearance to fully insert the jack - there is about 4mm of clearance.
Overall a good set of headphones that will do the job well but won't set the world on fire.


Oven Timer And Cooking Thermometer, Dual Display with Alarm & Detachable Probe
Oven Timer And Cooking Thermometer, Dual Display with Alarm & Detachable Probe
Offered by ETI Ltd
Price: £10.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy and accurate, 27 Feb 2013
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I bought this to use for my home-brewing from grain. It gives a quick and accurate reading that is necessary fo some of the processes involved in this. Additionally I have begun to use it when cooking meat and the sturdy probe and wire, as well as the magnetic backing, leave it is well suited to this use.

Compared wth other digital thermometers I have used it seems far more robust and gives a reading quicker. Overall I am very imrpessed with this.


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