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by northmetking
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Using old sterilising powder
Replies: 6
Views: 2552

Re: Using old sterilising powder

Thanks Skippy/Pete. Yes it was and it didn't smell of anything so I'm assuming it's lost it's potency. Do you know if it will sterilise at all? I've heard that this stuff is bad anyway and any residue left on equipment can contaminate a brew.
by northmetking
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Using old sterilising powder
Replies: 6
Views: 2552

Using old sterilising powder

I was given some old sterilising powder from Freegle as part of a wine making set. Would it be any good? It's probably anywhere in the region of 15 to 20 years old. It was bought at Boots when they used to sell wine making gear.
by northmetking
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Moving fruit trees
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Moving fruit trees

We are planning on moving this year, depending on when we sell our house and want to take some of our fruit trees with us. We have a plum tree that has been in our garden for approx 6 years and would like to take it with us. We also have two apple trees, a cherry tree and another plum (all of which ...
by northmetking
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Mashing
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Mashing

I'm making cider and got 4 gallons on the brew. The selfsufficientish recipe for scrumpy says to mash the apples every three days. I've been doing it but it's quite tricky. What is the best way to mash the apples when they are in the buckets brewing and without getting your hands into the mix? It's ...