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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
It's in the same category as scrumpy. Good as a varnish remover, but dangerous for everything else.
My uncle did concrete floors for factories, got a contract to repair a spillage in a cider plant where the cheap stuff (white lightning type, can't remember which) had been spilled and eaten away at the concrete.

Not touched any of that stuff since.
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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 11:11 am
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My uncle did concrete floors for factories, got a contract to repair a spillage in a cider plant where the cheap stuff (white lightning type, can't remember which) had been spilled and eaten away at the concrete.

Not touched any of that stuff since.
Sounds about right. It could probably be used as a weapon of war.
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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Sounds about right. It could probably be used as a weapon of war.
I actually lie, I did touch it again. A lot of it one night when out with school buddies for a gig. Got absolutely barry battered and woke up learning what it mean to be hungover. Mum laughed it off, she was reasonably cool like that and we were all sensible boys, but when I ate some cereal, the milky pure acid combo in the stomach meant unavoidable, violent vomcano all over the kitchen table. She was less amused after that.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
It's in the same category as scrumpy. Good as a varnish remover, but dangerous for everything else.
I once bought a gallon of scrumpy in a plastic container, go it home and poured it into a pint glass.

long swig and instantly spat it out...……. cider vinegar.
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but the pickled onions I made with it were lush..
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
It's in the same category as scrumpy. Good as a varnish remover, but dangerous for everything else.
I like it occasionally, but only when accompanied by food; get some olives, feta, salami, bread, and maybe some dried squid or smoked fish and it's easier to take than on it's own.
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Lot of nonsense being talked about scrumpy here.

I was brought up on it and look how I turned out.
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Originally Posted by tonymahony View Post
I once bought a gallon of scrumpy in a plastic container, go it home and poured it into a pint glass.

long swig and instantly spat it out...……. cider vinegar.
Nothing alcoholic should ever come out of a plastic jug.
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
Lot of nonsense being talked about scrumpy here.

I was brought up on it and look how I turned out.
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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 12:34 pm
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It's pretty piss-poor to build apartments that don't have room for closets, where are you supposed to keep your clothes? Makes me grrrr.

An annual service charge here and in the UK is a fee that covers building insurance and maintenance, and the maintenance of grounds, lifts/elevators, swimming pools etc. Usually the owners pay the fee, not the tenants, although owners who rent the apartment out probably build the fee into the rental tariff. If a building doesn't have fancy extras like a swimming pool the fees are much cheaper here. Ball park figures range from AU$2,000 to upwards of AU$8,000, and then you have Council tax on top of that.
When we looked at apartments to buy in the UK, the monthly fees were peanuts to what we pay here in Toronto. Our condo is just under 1K sq ft...our condo fees are around $1K per month, it does include water and elecricity, but does not include property taxes. They are high because the building management have to have an extremely high reserve fund by law, to cover major repairs.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Nothing alcoholic should ever come out of a plastic jug.
You haven't bought scrumpy in Somerset or Herefordshire then..
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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Nothing alcoholic should ever come out of a plastic jug.
I was drinking shochu (read: rocket fuel) in Tokyo and it came out of a plastic container. Was delightful from what I remember.
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My uncle did concrete floors for factories, got a contract to repair a spillage in a cider plant where the cheap stuff (white lightning type, can't remember which) had been spilled and eaten away at the concrete.

Not touched any of that stuff since.
It's nasty as ****, but when you're 19 and skint, you really can't beat white cider for getting you wankered on a budget. Don't know how much it is now but back in '98, it was £2.99 for 3L, and a pack of fags was hovering around £3.00 at the time too, so you could have a decent night on the lash for under a tenner. I'm getting all misty eyed, you'll have to excuse me.
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I'm getting all misty eyed, you'll have to excuse me.
That's the white cider - messes with the vision.
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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
That's the white cider - messes with the vision.
Bourbon and Canadian Club does that with me.

Well, I say does but it was only once each time. There was never a second time for either.

Apart from Bourbon biscuits of course. They don't do it.

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