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Title: Aussie disaster
Post by: muskrat on 28.11. 2019 18:38
G'day fellas.
Only two days to the start of Summer and already having high 20's to mid 30's. Got home from work and went straight to the shed for a beer or ten. Water on floor and warm beer *eek*. Beer fridge buggered. Bugga, now have to buy a bag of ice on way home for the esky and go upstairs to get my 1st coldy.
 *beer*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Greybeard on 28.11. 2019 18:59
First World problems
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: morris on 28.11. 2019 19:18
First World problems
Not sure. Of all essential fluids, cold beer comes second to petrol  ;)
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Sluggo on 28.11. 2019 21:48
Low hanging fruit, but, there is the tired old chestnut jokes about Lucas Electrics and why some are cursed with warm beer. 

However speaking of Fruit, Beer and 1st world problems.  I often host others from outside the area and a German friend who visits often, I can appear generous as I often tell them I will take them out for a Steak dinner and beers.  Theres a Greek Mafia strip club (I understand some call them peelers) that has their own farm and offer Steak dinners and other food for insanely low prices.  PLUS 64 Beers on tap.  Now Wusel, is picky about his beers and one from the wrong region or recipe is likely to be heaped with scorn and curses.

However faced with 64 taps of unknown beer. (Eine Bieren Bitte) Its a problem.  So we eventually settle on a Hefeweizen and the bar tender, Assuming typical US tastes goes to garnish it with a Lemon slice as thats a popular thing in certain circles (I dont like it).
She asked while going to annoit the freshly poured mug assuming we wanted it.  BIG MISTAKE.  Normally reserved and passive a look of anger and fear crossed his face and he bellowed in a loud German accent very  forcefully "There is NO fruit in beer!!!!"   *eek*

Everyone froze.  Crisis averted though.   For an amusing tale, read this, YES,, we have a vegan strip club next to the Greek steak house strip club and they are feuding.

See: https://www.wweek.com/bars/2017/05/01/vegan-strip-club-fueding-with-steakhouse-strip-club-vice-reports/

Some folks from Scotland visited, and along came my friends son on the trip at the tender age of 22.  There was a dancer that strongly resembled Jennifer Anniston, the movie actress and the young lad was smitten.  She asked him if he wanted a private-lap dance.  I leaned in and mimicking their Scottish accent, suggested he pay for it.  "Aye Laddie, can ye really deny your sons happiness?" 
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: muskrat on 29.11. 2019 09:31
G'day fellas.
I avoided a national disaster (how did you know Aussies like beer?). I remembered the spare but very small (only holds 48 stubbies) bar fridge in the spare room.  *smile*
The problem was the old one had a Yamahahaha 1000cc 4 cyl motor on top! Adrenalin for the want of a cold one helped me lift it off unassisted. Problem is now I have to get down on a knee to get a beer! Now working on a stand for it but that's OK as I have now cold beer to help.
 *beer*
ps: anyone need a motor for a mobility scooter?  *bash*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Rex on 29.11. 2019 09:35
Low hanging fruit, but, there is the tired old chestnut jokes about Lucas Electrics and why some are cursed with warm beer. 

And the usual unprintable reply alludes to those who errr...don't quite get the concept of "cellar temperature". ;)
I wonder if the French serve a fine red through an industrial chiller unit?
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Swarfcut on 29.11. 2019 09:51
Musky, before you junk it, try power direct to the compressor. If it runs, then the thermostat has failed. Easy fix, new stat or a plug in timeswitch.   Runs but does not cool, the thing needs regassing. Compressor  getting very hot, no sound of working, then the unit has seized, and you have a new vermin proof storage locker.

Cheers.

Swarfy.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Greybeard on 29.11. 2019 10:05
Cold? Is that to kill the taste, so you can get Ozzie beer down your throat? Real English beer has flavour and needs to be drunk at cellar temperature.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 29.11. 2019 10:23
Cold? Is that to kill the taste, so you can get Ozzie beer down your throat? Real English beer has flavour and needs to be drunk at cellar temperature.

GB yr waiting yr time on this Southern Hemisphere lot, they absolutely do not understand beer.

I had an enjoyable 6 weeks in the uk sampling a few beers this (uk) summer ....pics below

Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: cyclobutch on 29.11. 2019 10:26
Cold? Is that to kill the taste, so you can get Ozzie beer down your throat? Real English beer has flavour and needs to be drunk at cellar temperature.

Horses for courses I think GB. I got a real taste for the thin p155y ice cold stuff in the Northern Territory on hols out there last year. It’s the way it hits the back of the throat.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Greybeard on 29.11. 2019 11:21
Cold? Is that to kill the taste, so you can get Ozzie beer down your throat? Real English beer has flavour and needs to be drunk at cellar temperature.

Horses for courses I think GB. I got a real taste for the thin p155y ice cold stuff in the Northern Territory on hols out there last year. It’s the way it hits the back of the throat.
I get the need for a coldy when the weather is scorching but real beer should not be consumed like that.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Topdad on 29.11. 2019 12:38
Reminds me of a comment about champagne I read from the late Alan Cohren . ( Apologises in advance to our American cousins )He commented the  The demi sec was for the French ,the Brut for the English and anything for the Americans  , as they drink it so bloody cold they can't taste it anyway ! *bash*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: muskrat on 29.11. 2019 18:41
Beer should be served at between 2 and 4 degrees C. I can taste the difference between different makes. After a hard day sanding floors I need a few to cool me down and wash the dust off.
The two weeks I was on the IOM I drank cider as the taste and temp of most beers put me off my food! Most pubs over there were built before refrigeration was invented and the owners too cheap to install it.
Now ducking for cover.
 *beer*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 29.11. 2019 19:03
Beer should be served at between 2 and 4 degrees C. I can taste the difference between different makes. After a hard day sanding floors I need a few to cool me down and wash the dust off.
The two weeks I was on the IOM I drank cider as the taste and temp of most beers put me off my food! Most pubs over there were built before refrigeration was invented and the owners too cheap to install it.
Now ducking for cover.
 *beer*

You see GB! (I rest my case).

I’ve spent 20 years in NZ fruitlessly trying to educate the locals on proper beer, even buying them a selection of semi real ale unfortunately only easily in bottles) for after Friday work drinks, despite this being the ideal situation of free beer, they still turned their noses up.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Greybeard on 29.11. 2019 22:37
I've been making beer from kits over the summer. Beer kits have improved a lot since I last tried making my own beer 20 years ago. I was advised to use Sucrose rather than normal sugar. The results have been very satisfactory. If you drink at home, why not make some of your own, KiwiGF
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: olev on 30.11. 2019 03:18
hmmmmm, aussie beer is sh!t hey.
according to the Fosters UK site, poms manage to down 1.9 million pints of this stuff each day.
cheers
https://www.fosters.co.uk/

Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Black Sheep on 30.11. 2019 06:37
Many moons ago I used to work for Guinness. Learned a lot about how to look after it and pour it (and sample it). The rule was it was to be kept and poured at 59 degrees F. There was outrage when the marketeers started promoting ice cold Guinness. Understandable I suppose for these hot climes...   
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Greybeard on 30.11. 2019 09:25
hmmmmm, aussie beer is sh!t hey.
according to the Fosters UK site, poms manage to down 1.9 million pints of this stuff each day.
cheers
https://www.fosters.co.uk/
Marketing. When I was a kid, lager was a ladies drink.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Swarfcut on 30.11. 2019 09:28
Best thing about Fosters was the ad's. They were good when Paul Hogan did them, not so good now. Brewed in Manchester, brand is now owned by Heineken.  Always tastes better when someone else is buying.

 Don't confuse refreshment with enjoyment.  Sometimes you need refreshing, and a nice ice cool swillie hits the spot.  Other times a relaxing sip is called for....that's when a traditional regional beer adds enjoyment to life's tapestry.

I like to try local brews. Yukon Gold (drunk in Whitehorse, can't get more local) gets my vote. Surprisingly Dorada, on the Canary Islands, a great refresher.

 Nice to see a pint of Proper Job on the go. This is from the St Austell Brewery, Cornwall, a regional brewer with national distribution, but still an independent family owned concern. Can't tell from the pic if that was the Kiwi's first glug, or the dregs, having given up on the possibly curious taste. Its an IPA style, but has a slightly grapefruity hint, so a great refresher on a hot day. May have come as a bit of a surprise, tastewise.  The name comes from the local expression for any task that will be completed to perfection, or to describe something well finished or working as intended.

Swarfy.





Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Greybeard on 30.11. 2019 11:57
Nice to see a pint of Proper Job on the go....

...The name comes from the local expression for any task that will be completed to perfection, or to describe something well finished or working as intended.
In Suffolk they pronounce it something like; 'Prapper jaab'
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: berger on 30.11. 2019 15:45
I have not been to the pub, backs been in bits for a WEEK had my first poo after 5 days *eek* thought you'd like to know that. anyway I have said it before and will say it again FOSTERS is sheep dip! *fight*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: RDfella on 30.11. 2019 16:28
Kronenbourg original for me. Hope your sphincter (and back) has recovered, Berger.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: lawnmowerman on 30.11. 2019 21:38
I have not been to the pub, backs been in bits for a WEEK had my first poo after 5 days *eek* thought you'd like to know that. anyway I have said it before and will say it again FOSTERS is sheep dip! *fight*

Just toooo much information.

Jim
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Swarfcut on 30.11. 2019 21:47
For folks using painkillers, any codeine (and other opioid) containing medicines will have the side effect of causing constipation. By chance, a couple of pints of Burton Ale, such as Marston's Medicinal, will overcome this, as the Burton Water in the brew is high in Magnesium Sulphate, otherwise known as the household laxative, Epsom Salts.

 So Bergs, ditch the tablets, drink the beer.

Swarfy.

Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: trevinoz on 30.11. 2019 21:58
I wouldn't even dip my sheep in Fosters.
Probably OK as a weed killer. Or snails.
Don't see it much around my neck of the woods.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: lawnmowerman on 01.12. 2019 12:45
Tanglefoot for me - Badgers brewery in the West Country.  *beer*

Jim
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Greybeard on 01.12. 2019 13:03
Tanglefoot for me - Badgers brewery in the West Country.  *beer*

Jim
Chilled?
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: lawnmowerman on 01.12. 2019 13:14
Tanglefoot for me - Badgers brewery in the West Country.  *beer*

Jim
Chilled?
Garage temperature in the Winter - in the fridge in the Summer. A bit lively when pouring if it is not cold.

Jim
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Joolstacho on 02.12. 2019 23:57
Many years ago we did 'blind' taste-tests researching beers. Almost all tasters THOUGHT they could tell the difference between the two popular brands we were testing.
Almost none could actually identify the different brands correctly. (These were 2 lagers being tested).
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 03.12. 2019 04:10
More uk visit “proper beer” pics, beer is cheap there eh, at least in wetherspoons pubs...

Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 03.12. 2019 04:22
Tanglefoot for me - Badgers brewery in the West Country.  *beer*

Jim
Chilled?
Garage temperature in the Winter - in the fridge in the Summer. A bit lively when pouring if it is not cold.

Jim

Yep I sample a pint of tanglefoot, pic attached :-)
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Joolstacho on 03.12. 2019 04:52
When we weren't on the Guinness back in the day, I'd taken a great liking to 'Old Speckled Hen' - a south England bitter. Absolutely delicious drop.
(But I'm an Aussie lager lover too). Now, I learned a while back that this beer was the favourite of some of the lads at the MG factory over in Abingdon, who, at 'special' lunchtimes would all pile into an old battered MG to 'op darn the pub. The beer they drank became known after the old MG. It was so battered and bogged with body repairs, it was known as 'The Old Speckled 'un'. So while we were thinking of old speckled hens, in fact, we should have been thinking old speckled bodywork!

(Yes I'm sure some ol' codger thought this apocryphal tale up to have a giggle at the (then) kids who would rock up on brand new Super Rockets etc.

I wish I could remember the pub name... it was at Locks Bottom (I kid you not!) near Bromley Kent.

Ahhh, Oohh I'm thirsty!
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 03.12. 2019 05:31
When we weren't on the Guinness back in the day, I'd taken a great liking to 'Old Speckled Hen' - a south England bitter. Absolutely delicious drop.
(But I'm an Aussie lager lover too). Now, I learned a while back that this beer was the favourite of some of the lads at the MG factory over in Abingdon, who, at 'special' lunchtimes would all pile into an old battered MG to 'op darn the pub. The beer they drank became known after the old MG. It was so battered and bogged with body repairs, it was known as 'The Old Speckled 'un'. So while we were thinking of old speckled hens, in fact, we should have been thinking old speckled bodywork!

(Yes I'm sure some ol' codger thought this apocryphal tale up to have a giggle at the (then) kids who would rock up on brand new Super Rockets etc.

I wish I could remember the pub name... it was at Locks Bottom (I kid you not!) near Bromley Kent.

Ahhh, Oohh I'm thirsty!

But this is what happens when you drink lager  *eek* (Arkwright arms, Duckmanton, on hawaiin shirt day 2019)
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Tomcat on 03.12. 2019 06:01
When we weren't on the Guinness back in the day, I'd taken a great liking to 'Old Speckled Hen' - a south England bitter. Absolutely delicious drop.
(But I'm an Aussie lager lover too). Now, I learned a while back that this beer was the favourite of some of the lads at the MG factory over in Abingdon, who, at 'special' lunchtimes would all pile into an old battered MG to 'op darn the pub. The beer they drank became known after the old MG. It was so battered and bogged with body repairs, it was known as 'The Old Speckled 'un'. So while we were thinking of old speckled hens, in fact, we should have been thinking old speckled bodywork!

(Yes I'm sure some ol' codger thought this apocryphal tale up to have a giggle at the (then) kids who would rock up on brand new Super Rockets etc.

I wish I could remember the pub name... it was at Locks Bottom (I kid you not!) near Bromley Kent.

Ahhh, Oohh I'm thirsty!









The Old Speckled Hen is a bit hard to find Down Under Jools. I believed the MG car story too, but have just seen the date on the tap 1711  *eek* which is a bit before MG's!
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Joolstacho on 03.12. 2019 06:21
Oooh that nauseating 50 Lashes sign makes me want to puke and I haven't even had a beer all day!! (Chateau cardboard maybe but...)

Breweries like Carlton running on market research pretending to be trendy eh. Pretentious toss.... Oooh I nearly said a naughty word.

Pigs may fly!
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: muskrat on 03.12. 2019 10:13
Ha, only cheap because they don't have to refrigerate it. *lol*
$5.50 au for a schooner (15 oz) at the pub near the bike club.
 *beer*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Swarfcut on 03.12. 2019 10:50
Jools, you are right about the name, but by all accounts the brew first appeared in 1979 to cash in on the 50th anniversary of MG car production in Abingdon, which was also home to the Morland brewery. The speckled car was a customer order in the 1920's or the paint flecked and oversprayed factory runabout, depending on which urban myth appeals.

 Morland became part of Greene King, the Abingdon brewery was closed, and now Speckled Hen is brewed at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. So thanks to the recent Chinese takeover, who knows what's coming.

Black Horse, Whyte Lion, British Queen, ring any bells for Locks Bottom?

 Another local bottom in Bromley is Pratts Bottom, or Pratt's according to local Graffitti.  Just don't get GB onto somewhat similar rude village names in Worcestershire.

 Wetherspoons...Comedian Rich Hall does a song that says it all, but to be fair their offering is great value, as the average price is creeping closer to the £4 mark in this part of Suffolk.

Any news of the fridge....Has the space time (can't spell the next word) been restored?

Swarfy.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 03.12. 2019 11:00
Ha, only cheap because they don't have to refrigerate it. *lol*
$5.50 au for a schooner (15 oz) at the pub near the bike club.
 *beer*

It’s the law in uk that beer has to be served in pint (20 oz) or half pint glasses, so $5.50 au is a lot more cost than wetherspoons.

Lager is cheaper for pubs to supply, as it does not go off in the barrel.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: berger on 03.12. 2019 12:08
KiwiGF you've been to DUCKY! wow what an experience it's only about 4 miles from my abode *beer*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Joolstacho on 03.12. 2019 12:38
Aha Swarfy, it was the Queen! The British Queen, right over the road from my mum's flat. The bell rung! (And sometimes the Bells ran too).
But here's the thing... I feel sure I was drinking Old Speckled in the late 60's, before I emigrated to Oz. But if what you say is right I must have encountered it on one of my rare trips back.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Topdad on 03.12. 2019 14:21
Had a few pints in our local weatherspoons on Saturday , Ruddles , cooking bitter but it was spot on and at £1.69 a pint ,happy days ! Funniest named place/with pub  was in Kent, a  place called gotterspluck or futtsbuttock  on the Sandwich rd , we were there the year the Brooks fireworks factory went up , bloody great fire !
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 03.12. 2019 18:49
Had a few pints in our local weatherspoons on Saturday , Ruddles , cooking bitter but it was spot on and at £1.69 a pint ,happy days ! Funniest named place/with pub  was in Kent, a  place called gotterspluck or futtsbuttock  on the Sandwich rd , we were there the year the Brooks fireworks factory went up , bloody great fire !

The traditional pubs are pricing themselves out of the market, if it carries on only wetherspoons pubs will be left!
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: muskrat on 03.12. 2019 18:52
G'day Swarfy.
Yes the beer is cold in the shed again. Made a small bench for the replacement bar fridge to sit on and the motor is now under it.
In Victoria and I'm not sure about Qeensland beer is served in middies (10 oz). The glass is that small I get cramp trying to hold one.
On a different track (Aussie Disaster). About 20 miles south Highway #1 has been cut by fire for a few days. Lots of little towns can't get out. I know a few people out there with lots of old bikes. Hope their safe.
Cheers
https://tinyurl.com/we796e4
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: KiwiGF on 03.12. 2019 19:10
KiwiGF you've been to DUCKY! wow what an experience it's only about 4 miles from my abode *beer*

I stayed just one night in my mates place in brimington, rode up from Dorset on my borrowed R6, my mate said there was a little gathering at a pub not far away we could go to for lunch, to commemorate a bloke who had passed and was a local at the pub and had a tendency to wear loud shirts, so I bought a shirt in chesterfield on the way there, as we had to change buses in chesterfield to get to Duckmanton .

As it happens it was a huge event, hundreds maybe over a thousand people attending, all in loud shirts (even Daves dog). An epic day, finishing with a takeaway curry at midnight.

I was a bit fuzzy the next day, on the ride over to my nephew’s in Macclesfield, must have been the couple of lagers.



Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: duTch on 03.12. 2019 22:49
 
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.....Any news of the fridge....Has the space time (can't spell the next word) been restored?.....

 ' continuum ' ?

 
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....In Victoria and I'm not sure about Qeensland beer is served in middies (10 oz). The glass is that small I get cramp trying to hold one....

 No kiddies/ middies up here or in Vicco- they called pots or sometimes half- pints, which in theory I can have two of (In an hour  *beer* *beer*) and still be legal to ride/ drive which suits me but I can't have any more than one schooner 15oz (1oz less than a US Pint = 1Lb).....(I think a schooner in crow county SA is different.... *conf2*



Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: lawnmowerman on 04.12. 2019 00:04
When we weren't on the Guinness back in the day, I'd taken a great liking to 'Old Speckled Hen' - a south England bitter. Absolutely delicious drop.
(But I'm an Aussie lager lover too). Now, I learned a while back that this beer was the favourite of some of the lads at the MG factory over in Abingdon, who, at 'special' lunchtimes would all pile into an old battered MG to 'op darn the pub. The beer they drank became known after the old MG. It was so battered and bogged with body repairs, it was known as 'The Old Speckled 'un'. So while we were thinking of old speckled hens, in fact, we should have been thinking old speckled bodywork!

(Yes I'm sure some ol' codger thought this apocryphal tale up to have a giggle at the (then) kids who would rock up on brand new Super Rockets etc.

I wish I could remember the pub name... it was at Locks Bottom (I kid you not!) near Bromley Kent.

Ahhh, Oohh I'm thirsty!
Could have been the Black Horse or the Whyte Lion (yes that's how they spell it). The Fantail is at the top of the High St but not really a proper pub - more restaurant. I was born in the hospital nearby and lived in Orpington until my late teens.

Jim  *beer* *beer*
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Joolstacho on 04.12. 2019 06:04
Cheers Jim, yes, Swarfy pinned it for me, it was the 'Queen', a little further down towards Orpington on the left. There was a row of mock Tudor shops on the left, and on the right, Princes Parade, which was a row of shops with flats above, one of which, my dear ol' mum's, was the scene of much 60's debauchery, (by which I mean plenty of pretty innocent drinking, hilarious times, Thelonious Monk blasting, THE best roasts in England!, the occasional shagged Velocette and B40 out the back).
We never darkened the door of the Fantail up the road, well, maybe only once to check out the new barmaid.
Locks As* we called it.
Apologies for my nostalgic tripping lads.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: Swarfcut on 04.12. 2019 08:27
Thanks, duTch. That's the word, but must be the only one with a double U.....so I tried but gave up as the spell checker flagged up all my efforts as wrong.

Swarfy.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: lawnmowerman on 04.12. 2019 15:33
Thanks, duTch. That's the word, but must be the only one with a double U.....so I tried but gave up as the spell checker flagged up all my efforts as wrong.

Swarfy.

There is vacuum but I don't know too much about them  ;)

Jim
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: RoyC on 04.12. 2019 15:46
Thanks, duTch. That's the word, but must be the only one with a double U.....so I tried but gave up as the spell checker flagged up all my efforts as wrong.

Swarfy.

There is vacuum but I don't know too much about them  ;)

Jim


Anschauung.
Carduus.
Continuum (also Continuüm)
Duumvir.
Equus.
Fatuus.
Menstruum (also Menstruüm)
Muumuu.
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: muskrat on 05.12. 2019 10:54
G'day fellas.
Pic attached a mate's place down at Bawley Point (20km south of me). Fire only 200 yards from his shed with about 10 BSA's, Trihards and lesser others. Two fellas I know have lost the lot.
Cheers
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: lawnmowerman on 06.12. 2019 11:57
G'day fellas.
Pic attached a mate's place down at Bawley Point (20km south of me). Fire only 200 yards from his shed with about 10 BSA's, Trihards and lesser others. Two fellas I know have lost the lot.
Cheers

Jeez Musky - stay safe mate. I will stop complaining about the six weeks of daily rain here in the UK.

Jim
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: duTch on 06.12. 2019 13:03

 yeah crazy stuff- the place is burning...high 30's here today and a fire down the road from my official camp up the coast....I was happy to be rained on the other day but just a usual 1/2 hour afternoon November storm
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: muskrat on 06.12. 2019 19:38
I know of a few that have lost everything.
Please send all that Pommie weather down here. We've only had 1/4 of our average rainfall here on the coast, some parts inland haven't seen any for years!
duTch, is that the Logan fire? My sister lives at Beenleigh. Better ring her.
Cheers
Title: Re: Aussie disaster
Post by: duTch on 07.12. 2019 12:00

 
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..........duTch, is that the Logan fire? My sister lives at Beenleigh. Better ring her....

 Mate - they're all over the shop- listening to the wireless they give new warnings constantly.....there was at least one or two at Beenleigh the other day, also at Logan Village, the Il -Bogan area and a couple around Ippy(The Switch) somewhere and out around T-bah.... when I heard about one that flared up at Cooloolabin the other day caught my attention, that's only 10 or 15 k's from where I have some gear stashed in a shed at my ex's but eucalypt forest all in between.....definite smell of smoke in the air even in the CBD of Brizzo got close to 40˚ the last couple of days......some of that pommie rain might be handy- c'mon guys send us over a coupla buckets   I really enjoyed the wet ride back to the youngsters last week- only ~20ks but good

 Better call yea sista.......