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    • "Rule of Thirds".  I know this is a brewing forum but, well.... seen as you brought it up!  I actually I think James is photo is fairly well-balanced - placing the main object centrally can work if it's balanced by other elements in the frame.  In this case you have the leaves on the lower left countered by the palm tree peering over the fence on the right.   The dark shadow of the wall (lower right) however is a bit of a distraction.  Also, I'd crop a little tighter on the right-hand side and probably tweak the colours/contrast etc.  🤓  But not everyone is a photographer/image editor of course and grabbing a quick, unedited shot off the phone is certainly adequate enough for most.   Now, back to beer!  😛
    • I know EKG (& presume Styrian) are low alpha hops but a 90 minute boil of them? I would imagine that would produce a beer I wouldn't want to drink. Happy to be corrected but that seems overkill on a boil for any hops. English Pale (which I presume this is meant to be) is a high IBU of 29.6% and the SS gives those 2 hops @ 90 mins as 66%. Am I missing something here? 
    • Got my house IPA down yesterday. Partial 14 CSM Verdant IPA Basically Maris, Munich, Caramalt, wheat DME and LDME with the Coopers lager can and white sugar. OG 1.062, IBU 65 Brewhouse efficiency 85% Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic, 25g each for 10mins and the same quantities again for 5min. 1.2L starter of Verdant IPA yeast, pitched yesterday arvo and chugging away nicely this morning. Can’t wait to taste this one, compared to my usual US-05 brew. Cheers James
    • Killed off Brain Cells. 💀
    • That's odd. Could'a sworn I bought 4 packs in the past. Memory fade I guess. 😄
    • Guiness widget cans have been in six packs for as long as I can remember. 
    • To the chux I add a SS spoon and string. Oh and I got the large chux roll from Bunnings - think it's 60cm x 30cm.  The spoon weights the hops down and the string is held by the lid so the hops doesn't sink into the trub. Then I can use the string to pull them out and not disturb the trub in the bottom.
    • Last week there was a '2000 points' if you spent $100 in BWS - SWMBO wanted to take advantage but not spend an entire $100 so I found a John Boston 'The End Island IPA' and cans of Guinness. BOTH were 6 packs - Guinness always used to be 4 packs, so not sure what gives there. The Island IPA is quite drinkable, at least as good as some name-brand craft IPA's I've had on tap in Bendigo. They're only 330ml cans but were also $15 for 6!
    • I must have missed the boat, I thought I had read it was to be released at a later date, but $85.00 for a Carton 24 they can .....🥾 however I will try a 4 pack just for a taste.
    • I’m going to put my money on the Munich classic 💰 
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