Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

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Ahh, we need two orders, don't we. Lunch and dinner! Post amended.
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DM is to go into 2 magnum decanters

TH to be split into Sandeman tawny bottle, Straight and Ship's with hopefully 650 to 700 ml in each, the same setup for each Tappit Hen. I'm thinking of splitting the group into 2 maybe 3 groups for the Tappit Hen's only. we need to have ideally 4 to 5 rounds over time, but not small samples each time. maybe i need to do the same TH ie Dow 1977 for each group. i don't have a preferred sub-labelling but think they should be clear.

Then the leaker bottles will just be shared around as people see fit.
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:38 Tue 02 Apr 2024 Ahh, we need two orders, don't we. Lunch and dinner! Post amended.
we normally order dinner on the day.
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I'm looking for 3 or 4 Sandeman Tawny Bottles for this event, if you can bring one or two, please let me know.
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Draft of the placemats added to the first post. Please inspect and either confirm satisfactory, or instruct.
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hadge wrote: 20:44 Tue 02 Apr 2024I'm looking for 3 or 4 Sandeman Tawny Bottles for this event, if you can bring one or two, please let me know.
Believe yes, two, but that needs checking.
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looks like a lunch list and a diner list ....

in which case can I have soup of the day and smoked salmon (both are starters) for lunch

and medium steak with peppercorn sauce and fries for dinner please.
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hadge wrote: 20:44 Tue 02 Apr 2024 I'm looking for 3 or 4 Sandeman Tawny Bottles for this event, if you can bring one or two, please let me know.
Do you mean empty ones? I have a dozen or so.
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flash_uk wrote: 09:12 Wed 03 Apr 2024
hadge wrote: 20:44 Tue 02 Apr 2024 I'm looking for 3 or 4 Sandeman Tawny Bottles for this event, if you can bring one or two, please let me know.
Do you mean empty ones? I have a dozen or so.
Yes empty ones, please.
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hadge wrote: 09:25 Wed 03 Apr 2024
flash_uk wrote: 09:12 Wed 03 Apr 2024
hadge wrote: 20:44 Tue 02 Apr 2024 I'm looking for 3 or 4 Sandeman Tawny Bottles for this event, if you can bring one or two, please let me know.
Do you mean empty ones? I have a dozen or so.
Yes empty ones, please.
I'll bring 3 as that's my largest bottle carrier.
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flash_uk wrote: 09:48 Wed 03 Apr 2024
I'll bring 3 as that's my largest bottle carrier.
great and thanks
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akzy wrote: 19:25 Fri 15 Mar 2024 Might be able to make this. Tentatively yes please! Move me off if others are more sure.
This is now unfortunately a can't attend.
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I will just be attending the dinner part of this - so can I please order medium steak with peppercorn sauce & fries (hope to arrive 6.30-7pm)
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jdaw1 wrote: 19:51 Tue 02 Apr 2024Harry has asked me to assemble the food order, for which you might welcome a link to the food menu. You know what to do; do it.

Lunch:
• Crab;
• Beyond Meat Burger;
• Welsh rarebit.

Dinner:
• Soup of day;
• Sirloin steak, blue, + skinny fries, + carrots;
• Bramdean Pudding.

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Also, by permission of our host, a high-shoulder W47 has been added to the placemats.
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Lunch

Smoked Salmon
Sirloin Steak (M-R), Skinny Fries, and Carrots
Chocolate Fondant if possible

extra course of a cheese board enough for a few people

Dinner,
no starter
Bangers and Fries
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akzy wrote: 13:27 Wed 03 Apr 2024
akzy wrote: 19:25 Fri 15 Mar 2024 Might be able to make this. Tentatively yes please! Move me off if others are more sure.
This is now unfortunately a can't attend.
sad news.
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It’s looking unlikely that I will be able to attend.

If I can, it will be a last minute decision — in which case I will order on the day.
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Lunch food order for me please:
Burrata
Crab, king prawns, chilli, tomato, garlic, linguine
Rarebit
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Important: anybody bringing a decanter for this experiment, please ensure that it is clean and fresh. If it hasn’t been used in the last two-ish weeks, please re-rinse by filling with very hot water, and then dry, perhaps in sun and wind. Must be very dry, so do this task before the last moment.

My prior is that decanter shape matters little to not-at-all. If that is correct, or even just not wholly wrong, then the results could be swamped by small differences in decanter freshness. Hence they must all be super-fresh.
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Apologies but I will now be tied up with a new business proposal and so, won’t be able to attend the lunchtime part of this tasting but should still be able to make the evening if that can be accommodated? Assuming so, I will have my new usual:

Welsh Rarebit
Steak (M/R) fries and carrots with peppercorn sauce
Dessert TBD on the night

Thanks
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idj123 wrote: 19:01 Thu 04 Apr 2024 Apologies but I will now be tied up with a new business proposal and so, won’t be able to attend the lunchtime part of this tasting but should still be able to make the evening if that can be accommodated? Assuming so, I will have my new usual:

Welsh Rarebit
Steak (M/R) fries and carrots with peppercorn sauce
Dessert TBD on the night

Thanks
absolutely no problem, see you for the evening part, arrive when you can.
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My arrival time for the afternoon is subject to getting away from a funeral in Gravesend and then driving into London, so will order something when I get there - hopefully mid-afternoon. Could someone please pour for me and I’ll catch up on arrival…

For evening I’ll have the Rarebit, followed by Sausage & Mash (large).
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does anyone have a ship's decanter they could bring with them? just trying to find my third one.
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we have a space if anyone wants to join in the fun and games.

PS, I have added Bottles and Decanters to the second post.
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Today has gone well. There is an outside chance we may be done Thursday night, in which case I will turn up with a thirst and a hopeful expression (not with the Judge in tow though).
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