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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 03:17:22 pm »

50 Hz in UK versus 60 Hz in USA. Of course, most electronic equipment doesn't care about that. What does care are AC motors, which may run slower (~17%ish slower) and many digital clock radios which are regulated by the line frequency rather than a quartz oscillator. So your classic cat clock is not going to wag its tail as vigorously and you'll be late for church.
And your B-3 will sound like a B-2-3/4 Rent local if you need one. Don't  bring one over.
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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 03:27:34 pm »

I dunno Steve, I'm pretty picky about my beer but I do think it's much, much better cold.

The cold seems to hide the taste... probably an advantage with American beers!  (and lager over here).  Real ale needs to be at room temperature.


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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 04:07:28 pm »

The cold seems to hide the taste... probably an advantage with American beers!  (and lager over here).  Real ale needs to be at room temperature.


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Why do the English drink warm beer?  Because they own Lucas refrigerators...

Why do Triumph cars leak oil?  Trick question - they're Triumphs!

Why don't Soundcraft mixers leak oil?  Soundcraft hasn't found a way to put oil in, yet.
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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2014, 05:44:35 pm »

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/4052
http://www.omf.blogspot.co.uk/2004/03/warm-beer.html


Steve.

To many Americans, any beer that isnt ice cold, is warm.  I'm only partially American - the only beers that taste acceptable at that temp are made here for folks with mass-market taste. Silly wabbits.

You didn't deny the Lucas refrigerator, though, or the leaky Triumph (the TR3b my old biz partner had was good for a quart a week).
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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 05:55:13 pm »

IIRC, the 1960 Austin-Healy Sprite (Mk I) my ex used to own had the classic three-position Lucas headlight switch:  Off--Dim--Flicker. Mark C.
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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2014, 02:47:02 am »

You didn't deny the Lucas refrigerator, though, or the leaky Triumph (the TR3b my old biz partner had was good for a quart a week).

I don't think Lucas ever made a refrigerator - but I understand what you mean.  Lucas electrics are more likely to be in the leaky Triumphs, cars and motorcycles, along with BSAs and the many other glorious British motorcycles which are much better than Harley Davidsons in every way imaginable! 

Of course they leak oil.  You always need something to repair!

Back to beer - A few years ago, the American band Hayseed Dixie played here.  Their rider stated "a good selection of fine British bottled ales in a container with ice to be placed behind us on stage before we start".  As it was a very hot day, we forgave them the ice faux pas but we did educate them about the proper temperature for beer.  They do like British beer!


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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2014, 07:17:29 am »

Why do the English drink warm beer?  Because they own Lucas refrigerators...

Why do Triumph cars leak oil?  Trick question - they're Triumphs!

Why don't Soundcraft mixers leak oil?  Soundcraft hasn't found a way to put oil in, yet.

And here's what you need if you let the magic smoke out of your gear:

http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2014, 08:26:12 am »

We don't use anything to chill beer... It should be served at room temperature.  And we have proper beer!


Steve.

If I was heading over the the UK, the first thing I would have for lunch is Bangers and Mash or a Scotch Egg with a properly poured pint of Guinness. Maybe even two pints... or can you order it in liters?  ;D

I don't know how to get this thread back OT.

Wait.... Don't drink Guinness and do live wiring. I think that qualifies.  ::)
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Re: First time working in UK - anything I should know about power?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2014, 08:36:07 am »

can you order it in liters?

No... but you could try litres.

You Americans with your funny spelling!...


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