Home brew


Home brew and "home brew" related things, including places, pubbing, gigs and blog posts about home brew.If you have anything to offer regarding home brew that I have not covered here, Please do chip in. Particularly if you have something to offer concerning my family tree, local pubs or other places, home automation home brew experiments, homebrew, ale, or appley goodness. Cheers.

Beautiful day today quite the contrast A warm walk up and down the seafront today. Quite a contrast to yesterday. Feeling a bit queasy... [Fri 24 February 2017]

Home brew bargains Get out of it I'm having this lot ... At least, if I don't win that one, I'm getting a better... [Fri 21 October 2016]

Poured away my latest home brew today The home brew didn't seem to be fermenting, so I left it and left it. Air must have got in... [Wed 12 October 2016]

Colder and drizzly here today Particularly noticing that it has coold down and been drizzling all day as I read updates from a... [Mon 5 September 2016]

Started another brew yesterday Another Woodford Old Nog started yesterday, so the graph suddenly switches from one outdoor... [Fri 2 September 2016]

Have moved the temperature probe out of direct sunlight Here's the temperature graph that sometimes shows my home brew but otherwise shows outdoor... [Wed 10 August 2016]

Food diary (Saturday) Breakfast: vitamin drink, toast and marmite, cup of tea Lunch: hummus sandwich, gherkins, and... [Sun 19 June 2016]

Don't believe this is a real product launch Cracked open the home brew today while Clare is out at her Robert Winston gig... and it's... [Thu 19 May 2016]

Beer temperature is staying pretty consistent That's the aquarium heater in there doing it's job. The beer line is in red, the peaks on the... [Mon 11 April 2016]

New brew on the go Going with a Suffolk Old Ale as it was a successful brew at christmas. Aquarium heater is... [Sat 9 April 2016]

Home brew kit for sale - used once No, not mine of course but just seen this for sale in Folkestone - it wouldn't have cost that... [Sun 28 February 2016]

Temperature dropped last night We have frost, and a layer of ice on the water butt again, but no snow yet: Woodford Old... [Thu 11 February 2016]

Very windy here today Nothing to do with my home brew which is still good. I added gas to it yesterday which will... [Mon 8 February 2016]

Cracked open my home brew Latest home brew is very good! I thought it might not be, as I've not left it to condition for... [Sun 31 January 2016]

There's been an update add "dtoverlay=w1-gpio" to your /boot/config.txt [Tue 26 January 2016]

Never mind twenty years ago what about now? Not much planned for this weekend. Clare is working tomorrow, and Harry doesn't have any actual... [Fri 22 January 2016]

There's a hole in my butt Gah, literally yesterday evening after tea I got my tools out and stripped the wire on another... [Thu 21 January 2016]

Gritters are out today They were gritting the road in Hythe today, preparing for some bad weather overnight. This... [Sat 16 January 2016]

Forgot to turn my aquarium heater on Aha, I put the aquarium heater in my home brew but I didn't spot there's a little waterproof... [Wed 13 January 2016]

Aquarium heater is in Mistakes made so far: I bought a heater that is rated a bit too high really. These details... [Sat 9 January 2016]

Aquarium heater arrived Saturday day off today, sort of. Clare is working so just me and the boys at home. No car, so a... [Sat 9 January 2016]

Getting an aquarium heater for my home brew This looks like a great idea and they're cheap as chips , I hope that comes with a power... [Thu 7 January 2016]

I think those spikes on the beer graph must relate to the tumble dryer going on The temperature is not super consistent in our utility room where my home brew is, might... [Wed 6 January 2016]

Home brew gets some dodgy reviews here Not my home brew but the new kit I am doing ... sounds like I'll have to bottle it all, when I... [Mon 4 January 2016]

Got the sense hat reporting on the new audio player Two different raspberry pi s (raspberries pi?) one playing the music the other just a client.... [Mon 28 December 2015]

Christmas gadgetry I got an infrared kit for the camera and a Sense Hat for my raspberry pi . The sense hat is... [Mon 28 December 2015]

When I don't know what I want for my birthday I might want this ... it's not out yet, but it looks cool. Just got it from this list of stuff... [Tue 22 December 2015]

The Ship are brewing their own beer now I didn't imagine it there is a big "home of Amazing Brewing" thing on their new window. They're... [Tue 15 December 2015]

Fixed my home networking issues I've had problems with all of my raspberry pi s (raspberries pi?) since I tried to give them all... [Wed 18 November 2015]

Home brew is still good Every pint seems like it came out of a soda stream since I added the gas to keep it fresh,... [Fri 9 October 2015]

My beer is leaking I have barrelled my home brew . Not my best effort, I left this a long time, because I didn't... [Wed 7 October 2015]

Got some deliveries on the way today Got a big order of nespresso pods and some home brew equipment on the way - I love post pay... [Mon 5 October 2015]

Ruby and Rugby Clare went out last night to watch the rugby and have a curry, I stayed home and watched it and... [Sun 4 October 2015]

Hacked Amazon dash buttons This is a good one . This guy has hacked the amazon dash button to use it for his own internet... [Fri 4 September 2015]

Planned to go out this bank holiday monday The weather saw to that though. Clare is at work, the boys and me are at home. We've done... [Mon 31 August 2015]

"in some cases, children were failing to turn up to school because they were too hung-over, and that Vegemite was an increasingly common factor in dom Wowsers, how do you make booze from Vegemite then? Amazing that it is a problem in Australia... [Sun 9 August 2015]

More pub action The boys asked to go to The Fountain after tea yesterday, so how could we say no? There is a... [Thu 18 June 2015]

Raspbrewery temperature monitor stopped working when I moved it back to the fridge Hmm, we have new internets since I last tried this. The new router is in a different place in... [Thu 21 May 2015]

Raspbrewery update Updated my raspbrewery raspberry pi temperature monitoring code here . I had a bug, stopped it... [Wed 20 May 2015]

Home brew is now barrelled Beer is done, and as last time, I've bottled a few and put the rest in a barrel. Hope it turns... [Tue 24 February 2015]

Busy weekend Clare worked yesterday, so the boys and I had a day of fun on the bus. We went into Folkestone,... [Sun 22 February 2015]

I think that BBC video is slowing the page right down Going to remove it and put in a link instead... It's either that or the multiple twitter embeds I... [Mon 9 February 2015]

How's my brewing? How to monitor temperature of your home brew (or anything) with raspberry pi... [Tue 3 February 2015]

Crime dramas embiggen your brain Ooh and also raspberry pi powered home brewing! [Sat 31 January 2015]

A slice of relay I got one of these for christmas, a pair of relay s that plug direct into a raspberry pi .... [Mon 26 January 2015]

Successful dinner for sixteen at our house I can't take any of the credit, except for the shopping and washing up parts of it, but we... [Mon 5 January 2015]

Was certainly regretting not not drinking last night this morning Does that make sense? I decided to not drink in January (do they call it dryanuary ? Is that... [Sat 3 January 2015]

Tryanuary Hmm possibly Clare and I are going without drinking in January. Possibly. Writing this before the... [Sat 3 January 2015]

Revisiting my RF Butler Just used the rf butler code running on the arduino to control the lights in the house for... [Sat 1 November 2014]

Very clever move labelling booze with calories This is a much smarter idea than nagging people into stopping drinking, just adding the calorie... [Fri 31 October 2014]

Thermal probes arrived I've now got five of these waterproof temperature probes , they look good and the cables are... [Mon 13 October 2014]

Massive Brewery Someone is selling one of these on the ebay, locally: [Mon 13 October 2014]

Thermal probes! Was looking at a one wire thermal probe which will sort all of my home brew temperature... [Fri 10 October 2014]

The last working day of the month What was it I wanted to buy again this pay day? It's pay day today. I ordered some batteries for... [Tue 30 September 2014]

On the plus side my beer might be OK after all Despite the hassle of the bureau (not the FBI , an actual bureau) I just checked on my home... [Sun 28 September 2014]

Weetabix in a bottle? Just seen an advert at the bus stop for Weetabix in a bottle , sounds grim. My home brew is... [Wed 24 September 2014]

This cold snap might kill off my home brew I started a home brew on Friday, checked it when we got in on Sunday and it's sat at about... [Mon 22 September 2014]

Just started another home brew It's 1050 OG, in case I forget to make note of this anywhere else, and I put the yeast in at 26... [Fri 19 September 2014]

It's brewing time! I went in the new home brew shop in Folkestone today, and bought some beer making stuff! Time... [Sun 14 September 2014]

Excellent ebay bargain complete cider making kit Some expensive kit here however as I just denied the wife the luxury of a new makeup brush I am... [Tue 13 May 2014]

Good range of beer + wine making kit for sale locally! This is not mine , though I did just stash all mine in the loft for a while. [Mon 4 November 2013]

More local thrills As you will know I never go out these days but there are a couple of local excitements coming up,... [Sun 10 March 2013]

Nearly went to Googies today I like the idea of frugal 'til february , a nice cheap set menu from Chambers in Folkestone! [Sat 19 January 2013]

BrewPi is the business! Good spot @dan_jenkins BrewPi looks ace ... [Sat 15 December 2012]

Mad Dremel skills Just got started on my big batch of home brew with the goodies I got for christmas. Needed to get... [Sat 17 March 2012]

Cider / wine press for sale! Man alive this is a good lot of stuff, what a shame I don't have the space for more clutter... [Sun 11 March 2012]

More presents I got more home brew kit, including a 5 gallon fermenting bucket and a barrel for storing it... [Mon 26 December 2011]

Merry Christmas Got five minutes watching Harry play with his new stuff while I wait for Clare to get dressed,... [Sun 25 December 2011]

Dear secret santa We're doing "secret santa" in the family again this year, this is the email I sent around, in... [Sun 20 November 2011]

Limited time for the blog No time to write anything this wee, at least this means the week is going quickly. Would normally... [Wed 16 November 2011]

Pretty mean My instinct is is to punish you for your cheeky comments by making you drink some of my home... [Sun 23 October 2011]

RE: I started on cider batch 1 you can drink cough mixture straight away you dont have to wait!!!!!!! [Sun 23 October 2011]

I started on cider batch 1 Cider batch 1 was very good! I did not have any beer or anything in yesterday, so although... [Sun 23 October 2011]

Cider: bottled I have finally bottled batch 1 of my spectacular cider man , I have two two-litre demijohn... [Sat 8 October 2011]

Apple scratter for hire ... [Sat 24 September 2011]

The cider has come back to life After "racking" the cider the other day I thought maybe it would stop fermenting, but NO! It is... [Thu 22 September 2011]

Cider diary What is this, day eight of my home brew cider experiments? Finally got round to "racking" the... [Tue 20 September 2011]

You can buy a still to make your own vodka on ebay It's legal to buy and legal to sell but if you want to use this home still to make your own... [Thu 15 September 2011]

What's a small demijohn called? Home brew equipment for sale near me! [Tue 13 September 2011]

Strange brew 2.79 per pint for my home brewed cider so far... [Tue 13 September 2011]

Going to home brew me some cider My favourite cider s seem to have disappeared from our local shops. I have got quite in to the... [Sat 3 September 2011]

Don't forget it's an old school night at the Frog and Frigate tomorrow I'm wearing my frog t-shirt that's older than I was when I went there... [Thu 25 June 2009]

It really might keep It's sealed inside that barrel, the pump on the top means I can pump out some beer on the top... [Sat 10 March 2007]

RE: What time is it? Damn wish I was down this weekend. Save some for the 24th. [Fri 9 March 2007]

What time is it? It's about ten minutes to BEER O'CLOCK! My home brew is ready tomorrow! [Fri 9 March 2007]

RE: PSP update The software I've been having fun with recently is http://www.pqdvd.com/psp/. I've also invested... [Mon 23 January 2006]

RE: Cheers Sorry, yeah, it needs at least 2.5. Not sure if you like football, but I bought FIFA06 and took... [Wed 11 January 2006]

PSP Hacks - Hacks, Mods, Cracks, Utilities, Homebrew. Hack Sony Play Station Portable [Wed 11 January 2006]

Home - PSP Hacks [Wed 11 January 2006]

Cheers not sure what version our firmware was to start with, but I've checked out those sites and looks... [Tue 10 January 2006]

RE: I thought it was only the 1.0 or previous that could do the unauthorised stuff? Anything upto version 2.0 is downgradeable (is that a word?) anyway it wont be long until 2.6 is... [Tue 10 January 2006]

I thought it was only the 1.0 or previous that could do the unauthorised stuff? Gah, have I messed up? We are on 2.60 now. I don't imagine it's easy to change down to an earlier... [Tue 10 January 2006]

RE: PSP update Hi Paul, I am a friend of Nic P and often check your website from the link from his. My link is... [Tue 10 January 2006]

PSP update I updated Clare's PSP yesterday, it's now got a new version of it's little operating system,... [Tue 10 January 2006]

Folkestone RestauRANTS Our impartial guide to the restaurants in Folkestone , such that they are... [Sun 31 October 2004]

None that I am aware of at this moment in time.
Regards, Bazzer
None that I am aware of at this moment in time. Regards, Bazzer [Tue 27 July 2004]

Gedcom.pm I used Paul Johnson's http://search.cpan.org/dist/Gedcom/ Gedcom.pm to process the output of... [Tue 28 October 2003]

Clarke Family Tree Paul Leslie Clarke's family tree and genealogy resource, Clarke family history, mostly Hampshire,... [Thu 9 January 2003]

Paul Clarke's blog - I work and live in Seabrook near Folkestone, Kent. wed to Clare and father to two, I am a software engineer, and I do mostly js, Node, python, ruby, and php. I like pubs, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

This is my personal blog, so if you search here for pubs or other venues you will only find home brew pubbing / venues I have been to or will go to. It will hopefully return those anyway...If you are interested in a more general search Please do try home brew on Folkestone Gerald, where I have national and even international places...

As it turns out there are no pubs / venues concerning home brew anyway. Enjoy the blog posts though.Have I missed something? Please give me a shout!

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