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  1. I’ve been using Beanz for the last few months, they pick a different roaster every order based on your preferences (brew method, flavour etc). Had some great roasteries: Caravan, Perky Blenders, Darkwoods etc. 


    25% off your first 3 months as well…

  2. Trailer for The Big Conn is out, it’s the latest by the team who made the excellent Mcmillions documentary.


    Eric C. Conn was a lawyer living a little too large in eastern Kentucky… until two whistleblowers realized he was at the center of government fraud worth over half a billion dollars, one of the largest in US history. And that was just the beginning.



  3. For Burger and Beyond the meat burger are excellent - avoid the veggie burgers, last one my wife had was wet mush. Only been to the Shoreditch branch.


    I really enjoyed Black Bear Burger (Shoreditch and Brixton), possibly the best bun I’ve had. The burgers themselves felt similar to Bleecker.




    Mac and Wild was also great… looks like their website is down at the moment though.

  4. 59 minutes ago, Capwn said:

    Is it possible to make Yorkshire puddings without milk? Am fine with oat/almond/cashew/soy/coconut milk so would any of those be better than water?

    We used Oatly for our early Christmas dinner last night. Worked well.

  5. Always wanted to try a dough with a poolish so will give this a shot next week.

    I’ve been really happy with this (very low effort) recipe in my pizzaiolo:


    523g flour

    324g water

    13g salt

    .86g yeast


    - Add yeast to flour, mix.

    - Make a well, pour water to a custard consistency then add all salt.
    - Add remaining water and mix until it’s come together. 

    - Put whole batch in a large tub in the fridge for 48/72 hours.

    - Ball then cover on counter 4/6 hours before cooking


    Interested to see what a poolish can do!

  6. 1 hour ago, Plissken said:

    The climbing was excellent.  There is a Slovenia - Janja Garnbret - who just made the bouldering look totally effortless. 

    Janja is amazing, last World Cup season she won every round of bouldering - flashing the majority. It’d be a huge upset if she didn’t win gold.

  7. 5 hours ago, HarryBizzle said:

    Made it to Nemesis last night. I used my first recovery chamber thing and died on the second round. 

    When I go back to the boss, will it start again or where I left off?


    I think it took me about 6 hours to do up to the B2 boss, and wouldn’t be surprised if it’s taken me near that time on just B3 so far. Will have to check when I next die. 

    I used that chamber for the first time earlier… the boss will reset to phase 1 with full health 😭.

  8. On 22/06/2021 at 11:12, Gotters said:


    do the brewers make that much difference if all using a paper filter ? I like the hold/release mechanism as you control the time quite easily, when I see them with no hold mechanism just strikes me as something to drive me mad with it running thru too fast before extracting. Know this is all dialled in but just seems like faff.


    are we into real diminishing returns if you compare the same coffee in a V60 to a dripper ?

    I think so, yes.


    Chemex is the cleanest cup, really thick filters which works great for some filters. 



  9. 30 minutes ago, Gotters said:

    Been getting some lovely brews in the last few days and increasing my understanding of what I'm meant to be doing to achieve the flavour I want from the coffee going into the clever dripper.


    The eureka eye opening moment for me was with a bag of Dark Woods coffee, my first attempt was horrible, we both agreed we didn't want to drink it, thin, sour just no coffee taste to speak of, I've brewed coffee like this before but didn't know why. Looks like under extraction was the issue so I ground a bit finer and brewed for a bit longer and bingo, the beans that had gone in the sink first time were now delicious - I'll tweak a bit more but its eye opening the sheer amount of change a few notches on a dial or 30s can make.


    Also been enjoying this Spiller & Tait South American blend, its lighter than their signature one but full of flavour. 


    The Niche is fantastic, it's a lovely thing to use and just perfect for a kitchen worktop as its so small. Being designed as a single dose grinder its great if we want a different blend and means I can have a couple of bags of beans on the go.


    I've test weighed a few grinds on my pretty accurate Acaia scales and its showing no retention to a single decimal place on a gram. I'm not spritzing but using Hoffman's other water technique which is a quick swirl of the beans to be ground with a wetted tea spoon handle. 


    When I first got the dripper somebody recommended some beans, which I bought ground, and I think I slated them and ended up chucking them - now totally realise this was my mistake and I didn't understand extraction or what I was doing. So apologies for that !


    Think I've proper got the bug now, no interest in espresso or buying more brewing equipment, quite happy with the dripper and the posh grinder, just got to resist the temptation to have 20 bags of beans sat here waiting to be used. I'm already upping my coffee drinking as enjoying the process of making as much as drinking. I'm lobbying the other half to lose the Nespresso machine as I can't drink it anymore but she likes it first thing for a low effort shot of caffeine.

    I think our next step was buying numerous types of filter brewers… Chemex is still our go to for bulk but single cups move between V60s and Kalitas.

  10. 3 minutes ago, Gotters said:

    They look like they've stolen the font used by Tyrell's and the same shade of blue, from some of the images looks like they will become the official crisp partner of GB News or the Daily Mail.


    These are very nice, but best eaten with something alcoholic to clean off the slightly clinging taste (which is nice but needs washing down)




    These are superb, didn't think you could get a high end tortilla chip but you can, the chip itself has lovely taste then the flavourings on top are superb


    All the manomasa ones I’ve had have been pretty great. 

  11. 6 hours ago, Gotters said:

    I got very lucky, had been watching Hoffman's latest vid when he was looking at a rival and then went and watched the old reviews of this again, always liked the look of it.


    I took a look at Niche and then eBay and saw what looked a reputable person selling one barely used in the colour I wanted, and the price wasn't anywhere near as high as the buy it nows on people selling them elsewhere. 


    Watched the auction and put a last minute bid in only paying a pretty small premium over brand new, and avoiding waiting, the next batch of UK for August is sold out already via Niche. I took a tax refund coming in as a sign to go for it. It's brand new effectively, the tools and brush were still sealed in plastic and it came in all the original wrapping and boxes, person said they'd only had few weeks and apart from some grinds in the burrs its spotless.


    I'm awaiting beans to give it a go, want to see the difference with what I've been buying ground and got a few others to try as well.


    Curse bloody Hoffman, he's such a good salesman as isn't pushy, he educates and then I do the rest and fill in the 'need' !

    Interested to hear how you get on - I’ve been thinking about replacing our Mazzer with one. 
    Are you brewing filters?


    Sainsbury’s have refreshed their Beerhawk collaboration. Looking forward to trying the To-ol and Vocation ones in particular. 

    There were a few others including a (sold out) NEIPA Brew Dog / Mikeller collaboration.


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