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Animated Christmas Train Town Scene. LED Lights & Sound. Low Voltage. Xmas.
Animated Christmas Train Town Scene. LED Lights & Sound. Low Voltage. Xmas.
Offered by forestfox_trading
Price: £39.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality and potential fire risk, 15 Dec. 2014
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After a few uses the train would randomly go backwards. The train would also make an intermittent grinding noise, which was annoying but we could live with it.

However on about the 5th day of use the twinkling lights in the houses stopped working (I can only assume that some sort of colour wheel had stopped working). Then not long after this we noticed a very strong smell of burning plastic.

This item is not fit for purpose, and now that I have read other reviews of the same item I find that I am not alone in my opinions.

Worse still, this item has become a potential fire risk, and I am not at all happy about the build quality of the device, especially as it has put myself and my family at risk. It may have been that my item was defective, however I would strongly recommend not buying this item at all.


Typhoon Pizza Stone Set with Chromed Rack/Handles
Typhoon Pizza Stone Set with Chromed Rack/Handles

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good while it lasted, 15 Dec. 2009
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The pizza stone must be placed into a cold oven and then you leave it until your oven is hot. I'd advise putting a small amount of flour on the stone as it can be tricky to get the pizza off! The stone produced excellent pizza - just make sure that your dough is nice and thin and then it only requires 5 minutes or so on the stone. Unfortunately on the third occasion I used the stone it split in half in the oven so I had to return it.
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How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right for the First Time
How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right for the First Time
by John J. Palmer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.24

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate homebrew reference, 12 Nov. 2009
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After having previously purchased Brew Your Own British Real Ale (Camra) which was a great book for novice to intermediate brewers I wanted to know more about the actual brewing process and the chemistry involved in each of the ingredients. This book is the only reference guide you will ever need as it goes into great depth to cover all aspects of brewing. The book is written by a US author and as such in places it can be slightly slanted to US style beers but on the whole the techniques are fairly generic and very easy to understand. The chapters start off with the basics and end with more information that you'll ever need to complete your brews, including a handy troubleshooting guide to assess why your beer didn't quite turn out as you expected!


Brew Your Own British Real Ale (Camra)
Brew Your Own British Real Ale (Camra)
by Graham Wheeler
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 12 Nov. 2009
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This is an excellent book for those who are first starting off in the world of homebrew. It covers the absolute basics from what equipment to purchase through to more complex matters like formulas for calculating the differences in hop bitterness values.

The book includes brewing from kits, the extract brewing method and explores the more advanced full mash brewing. This book is up to date with techniques and ingredients and in written in an easy to understand way. It also has a large range of recipes for both extract and full mash beers.

Once you have mastered the recipes and techniques in this book I'd recommend How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right for the First Time for intermediate to advanced brewers. This covers a lot more of the chemistry behind beers and is truly a great reference guide.


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