This is Steve & Viv Carter's log of the trips and travails on the narrowboat Adagio – liveaboards from October 2015. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." (Mark Twain)” firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, I know it’s sideways but that’s a fault of Tumblr – if you take a portrait photo it just will not rotate! Still, it does show that the beer is indeed a pale ale and pretty much clear, which is nice. The manufacturers did say they had a decent yeast strain that was good at flocculating.
Viv’s fantastic cake – fruit, nuts, Drambuie (yes!), marzipan, icing and now a ScoobyDo candle
Not a very precise Mary Berry take off but no evidence of a soggy bottom
John & Christine from “Poppy Eyebright” popped in for a “Kaffee und Kuchen” – which was nice. Always good to soak up information from more experienced boaters. Time to walk Toby – there’s a great Millennium Garden on the route to Crick and then it’s down to the Wheatsheaf for a steak dinner tonight. Cheers
For the technical … the OG was 1052 and the final gravity 1008 – which makes it a 5.8% abv beer? We’ll see. The two bags of hops added late were Zeus and Centennial. Probably be 2 to 3 weeks to clear or explode, one or the other! If this is successful then I’ll have a go at some of the others.
Of course the main reason we go to Lilbourne is for the house-that-turned-into-a-pub, the Head of Steam. No food, just a brilliant little pub serving lots of real ale. One such ale was called “ What the Foxes Hat?” an odd name but not one to shout too loudly or indeed too quickly!