Sunday, 11 August 2013

Bishops Finger


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  1. In matching beer with food, I understand a Bishop's Finger goes best with some Parson's Nose. ;)

    Kent is very dear to me as the location of Down House, the ancestral home of Charles Darwin, which I visited two years ago. It was quite a pilgrimage for me as a biologist working in the "Buckle of the Bible Belt", where Mr. Darwin's work is still dismissed by many, these many decades after normal thinking folk have accepted his genius.

    As a homebrewer myself, I am curious what hops are used in Bishop's Finger; I would assume Fuggles or some similar classic old English hop.

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    1. As it happens, and according to their website, the hop of choice is Goldings. It isn't massively hopped, but just enough. And Mr Darwin? I think he may be onto something...

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  2. Just a thought Rob, if you notice that the skipping occurs roughly in the same area on the page I would look at your escapement rack and examine the teeth in that region. If they are badly burred you may be able to clean them up with an appropriate file . Then you may be able to lower the escapement rack a fraction..to get better engagement....

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  3. That is a very unusual name for anything. Name makes me think it was made out of a bishop's finger.
    I wonder if your escapement problem is related to the common Facit dry grease problem with the escapement.

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  4. The beer may be well balanced, but is that bottle half-empty or half-full?

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    1. Half empty of beer but half full of air.

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  5. Upon reading: "Of course it sounds a lot ruder out of historical content" a very small quantity of my shiraz, (which was in my mouth at the time) managed to very quickly enter my nasal cavity and drip from my nose. Luckily I'm wearing a t-shirt that I only wear about the house. Many thanks for that experience and for an otherwise interesting post.

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