Pulled Beef Tacos

Pulled Beef Tacos

I made this one up and it turned out well. I’ve been asked for the recipe, so here is what I did, from memory. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 4 hours + Serves: 6+ Ingredients For the beef 1.5kg beef brisket 2tsp chili powder 3tsp smoked paprika 2tsp cumin powder 1tsp garlic powder 1tspContinue Reading Pulled Beef Tacos

Christmas Stout

Christmas Stout

Kit: MYO Irish Stout Original Gravity: 1062 Final Gravity: 1013 ABV: 6.6%* Dry-hopped for 5 days First time using heat pad and inkbird. Bottled: 07/11/2020 Batch primed with 100g of table sugar, aiming for 2.0 valumes of CO2. Mixture of 330ml and 500ml glass bottles, and 500ml PET bottles. Rather than the 1kg of dextrose calledContinue Reading Christmas Stout

Homebrew 101

Homebrew 101

From the outset it is necessary to declare that I am a novice homebrewer, and at the time of writing, I have done five brews using mostly two-tin kits. Rather than putting you off, I hope this encourages you take a look at the Homebrew 101 articles. I am just a normal bloke who gotContinue Reading Homebrew 101

Don’t assume

Don’t assume

While I was out on one of my Ale Trail bike rides, I stopped at one of my favourites. The Magpie and Parrot is situated just outside Shinfield at the end of what looks to be a short by-pass. It’s the kind of pub where you feel like you’re sat in someone’s living room. That’sContinue Reading Don’t assume

A pigs ear

A pigs ear

One of the drawbacks of living in a Victorian terrace is the stairs. They are often very steep and rather narrow, and ours are no exception. For this reason, a handrail is almost certainly required, especially when the more senior members of our family visit. Initially my concern was that handrails are always so functional.Continue Reading A pigs ear