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From: Mike Fertsch <hplabs!uiucdcs!meccad.RAY.COM!FERTSCH>
Subject: BOOTS Ale Kits
Date: 1988-12-28 21:31:00 GMT

Recently, a new occupant moved into the office next to mine. He was born
and educated in Scotland, and worked in Cambridge, England before moving to
the States. He loves good British beers, and often reminences about the
commerical cask ales from home.

In addition to the pub beers, he did his share of homebrewing in the UK. He
wants to resume brewing here, and wonders if he can get his favourite
extracts in the US. He is partial to kits make by BOOTS; he claims to make
super ales with just the tin of hopped extract and corn sugar. The Boots
kits apparently come with a vial of liquid yeast, rather than the normal
dry yeast. Sounds interesting to me...

Has anyone out there in netland heard of Boots Ale Kits? Are they
available in the US? He can probably get some from his friends in the UK,
but he would greatly prefer a supplier on this side of the puddle.
Apparently, the airline security people are paranoid about letting
cylindrical metal objects onto international flights. [He says the airport
people once held his extracts for three days in a bunker at Heathrow, waiting
to see if it would blow up...]

Mike Fertsch

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