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Reply #20 - Jun 9th, 2017 at 11:29pm
 
It does seem that these kind of forums have been put on the back burner by some, probably due to the demands of every day life, which is  a shame as this has been such an invaluable website over the last 8 or so years for me.

I was looking on the forum at wines at home and its the same story, not many posts over the last couple of years compared to before.  I've joined a couple of pages on Facebook but its nowhere near the standard of advice that you get on here nor is it the same kind of friendly banter.

Ah well it comes to something when you start feeling nostalgic over how the internet use to be in the' good old days'
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Reply #21 - Jun 10th, 2017 at 9:56am
 
justin9 wrote on Jun 9th, 2017 at 11:29pm:
Ah well it comes to something when you start feeling nostalgic over how the internet use to be in the' good old days'
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True, I can hardly believe it, but I remember the sense of awe I felt when I first encountered an electronic calculator. I mean, nostalgia's OK but to be honest, the Good Old Days were actually a bit rubbish.
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Reply #22 - Jun 10th, 2017 at 1:25pm
 
I remember when I had a Sinclair and every week in the Sinclair mag I would copy the coding into the computer.
After doing this for several weeks, I would finally run it.
It was great to see a matchstick man run across the screen from coding I had input.

But as you do, I upgraded to a Commodore 64 and then to a BBC Basic and onto an Intel running Windows 3.1, and now look where we are today. Shocked
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Reply #23 - Jun 10th, 2017 at 2:12pm
 
More affluent younger generation, "no time to stop and stare",
or be creative in relation to home brewing, sooner spend 10
on a bottle of supermarket wine, or eat out losing culinary skills also, shame, but like fashion -- it will come back for another spell.
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Reply #24 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 10:47am
 
I think Ive got the best excuse, lol. 3 months ago I was diagnosed with Lymph node cancer which metastasized into full blown brain cancer. Ive been in hospital to have all my Lymph nodes removing and a separate visit for brain surgery. But alas the tumour is now a stage 4 blastoma an Im laid up at home now waiting for god or a miracle cure, but i did manage to finish off 8 x 23 liter kits before I went in.

Ive now got 167 bottles of white racked and aging, 45 bottles of red doing the same and 9 x gallon demijons waiting to be bottled but ive run out of plain screw top bottles. The ebay sources are daft prices, around 1 per bottle cheapest.

My missus will be left well provided for as will my kids in terms of booze and once im gone, she gets the booze, a large selection of spirits, a big insurance payout and tinders address. Dont worry ill keep an eye on her from afar so she doesent give my prize wines away, lol.
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Reply #25 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 7:36pm
 
sampvt wrote on Jun 21st, 2017 at 10:47am:
I think Ive got the best excuse, lol. 3 months ago I was diagnosed with Lymph node cancer which metastasized into full blown brain cancer. Ive been in hospital to have all my Lymph nodes removing and a separate visit for brain surgery. But alas the tumour is now a stage 4 blastoma an Im laid up at home now waiting for god or a miracle cure, but i did manage to finish off 8 x 23 liter kits before I went in.

Ive now got 167 bottles of white racked and aging, 45 bottles of red doing the same and 9 x gallon demijons waiting to be bottled but ive run out of plain screw top bottles. The ebay sources are daft prices, around 1 per bottle cheapest.

My missus will be left well provided for as will my kids in terms of booze and once im gone, she gets the booze, a large selection of spirits, a big insurance payout and tinders address. Dont worry ill keep an eye on her from afar so she doesent give my prize wines away, lol.


Very sorry to hear your news. Keep on posting man. You'll always have an audience here that appreciate your contributions.
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Reply #26 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 9:24pm
 
Ive actually got a bit of a weird one as it happens. I did 4 whitye kits 2 months ago. conniseur pinot and sav blanc. when they were done I didnt have enough bottles so I demijoned them all. Shortly after that they found my lymphnodes were infected with cancer so i was taken in and they removed all of them from under my right arm. This week is the first week \ive found myself fit enough to bottle. My wife says the pinot is ok but all the sav blanc tastes a bit sour.

The room the demis were stored in were at house temp and although the sun didnt shine directly on the demijons, there was light in the room all the time.

Any suggestions as all the demijons were on the same shelves, so why is the pinot ok and sav blanc not
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Reply #27 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 10:05pm
 
Sam, Sauvignon Blanc can be a bit sour at the best of times, it just needs more time to mature and you'd better stick around so I can say "I told you so". Wink
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Reply #28 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 11:48pm
 
Angry So sorry to hear your news samp.. My brother has also been diagnosed with the same , but unfortunately I now have to see a surgeon about having surgery for my colitis.

Happy days or what??? Cheesy
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The doctor told me not to drink alcohol so I went to the local pub for a pint
 
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Reply #29 - Jun 22nd, 2017 at 6:54pm
 
Grin Text amended Manny mis-read your post Embarrassed
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The doctor told me not to drink alcohol so I went to the local pub for a pint
 
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