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by Brewtrog
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2462

Re: Bamboo advice please!

The latter sounds the most sensible answer to the problem. Where can I get one? (Although it would mean I needed to plant bamboo...)
by Brewtrog
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Horseradish vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Re: Horseradish vodka

When I said overproof I was meaning something like spirytus at 90-95%abv, and using a flavourless wine of 10-15%abv to bring it down to 40% (cant find a calculator that will do it, and don't have the time to remember my pearson square). It gives a lot more alcohol that just using water to dilute. It...
by Brewtrog
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Horseradish vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Re: Horseradish vodka

Never done it with horseraddish, but I've made both chilli vodka and black pepper vodka. As with GA, Chilli vodka isn't my favourite tipple (can be useful to add a dash to other flavoured vodkas for an interesting twist though). The black pepper vodka I made was far too strong, but you could tell it...
by Brewtrog
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Short Mead

The same people told me I had to grow up, but I realised that was a trap before it was too late :tongue:
by Brewtrog
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Short Mead

Yeah, the "tester" pint had cordial added to it once I realised it had no flavour of its own. I wasn't about to pour away the stuff I've made, I just won't repeat the experiment until I'm back home and am not trying to ferment quickly, and then I may play "how little honey can make mead"
by Brewtrog
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Short Mead

Update on the mead, just bottled it, it fermented dry (1.000 once I degassed the sample), giving about 3.9% abv. It is nearly flavourless, and certainly doesn't taste like mead. Either the honey was just rubbish, or there wouldn't be enough honey for decent mead no matter the quality. Probably just ...
by Brewtrog
Mon May 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Short Mead

I find mead tends to stay sweet, as a guess there are non-fermentable sugars in there somewhere. This is a test of concept as much as anything. As I was looking if anyone said not to do it (my only real test of not to try a ferment is if several sources say it is a bad idea (e.g. tomato wine)) I fou...
by Brewtrog
Mon May 18, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Short Mead

After bottling the first batch of cider, and putting another 5L of apple juice onto the lees (why waste the yeast?) I had another itch. The second 5L bottle of squash became free, and was dutifully turned into a second fermenter (anyone would think I planned ahead when I bought 2 airlocks :scratch: ...
by Brewtrog
Tue May 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6123

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Weedo wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Fly spray now!
Must be getting desperate if you're eating the fly spray :lol:
Or do you just use it to collect the flies and then et them? :scratch:
by Brewtrog
Tue May 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 87
Views: 39358

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Lots and lots of grass. Apparently my house mate didn't clear all the roots out before planting onions. Plenty of weeds, not much else. So saying there is plenty of wild garlic frozen now Nettles still usable? I've got loads of them - I was freezing them and using them like spinach but thought they ...
by Brewtrog
Wed May 06, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Back to my old ways (in a little way)
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Back to my old ways (in a little way)

Yeah, plenty of dandelions here too, but as I say the only bit of kit I have is the one "demijohn", so I don't have kit to strain wine off the petals. I'm also brewing with speed in mind - I want something that'll save me paying for my booze quickly, and wine takes longer than turbocider. Which is a...
by Brewtrog
Tue May 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Back to my old ways (in a little way)
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Back to my old ways (in a little way)

I've not been brewing for a few years now - not had the time for bottling days. Now I have plenty of time, but all my gear is back home, so might as well be on the moon. That is until a couple of days ago :mrgreen: My housemate had bought a 5L PET bottle of blackcurrant squash which ended up being f...
by Brewtrog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: No tomato pasta ideas?

I love pasta with garlic and oil, it's a lazy lunch if I'm hungry, just never thought it substantial enough for tea. May have to try the blitzed veg sauce, if there is a blender here. Add as much cheese as you like! That is a very dangerous suggestion, may (most definitely) turn into a bit of pasta ...
by Brewtrog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11404

Re: Self Isolation

Same here too. If anything it's just given me more time to study, which is no bad thing. Between study and my housemate giving me jobs I've not even got out for walking as much as hoped, that may have to be remedied at some point :scratch:
by Brewtrog
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

No tomato pasta ideas?

So I'm locked down with a friend who might as well be veggie, which is interesting given that most my cooking skill is with meat. One of the biggest problem this is causing is with pasta - I cannot stand tomatoes. Between no meat and no toms does anyone have any decent pasta recipes (pesto obviously...