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by MKG
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 9777

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

Hmmmmm. Different, you say? How different?
by MKG
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 9777

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

Yes - a quiz. A very different quiz.
by MKG
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 9777

A QUIZ!!!!!!

A Quiz?
by MKG
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Telly radio
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Telly radio

ojay54 wrote:Yep..we all watch 'Only Connect'....don't listen to it much though...


:lol: :lol:

Yes - how do they get her in to some of those dre... oh - for a moment, I forgot where I was.
by MKG
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Aconitum napellus
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Re: Aconitum napellus

Blimey - didn't know a little flower could be as poisonous as that! ... And nor does anyone else, Ina. It's fairly typical lax journalism, full of surmise and assumption. There's no doubt that the plant is very toxic - but merely brushing against it is unlikely to be fatal. Pulling it out with bare...
by MKG
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 90946

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

The more bulk the better as far as maturing is concerned. On the other hand, a gallon isn't that much bulk anyway, so bottling isn't going to make a crucial difference. If it means another gallon of wine on the go, get that elderbery bottled now.
by MKG
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's an odd season
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: It's an odd season

... and I had to mow the lawns yet again yesterday. I counted a dozen butterflies while I was at it.
by MKG
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dishwashers v Hand washing
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

Re: Dishwashers v Hand washing

I'm not sure about that. When it comes to hand washing, I have to factor in the heating of the air as I stab my finger yet again on the tines of a fork (why does it ALWAYS get you just under your fingernail?), the extra dog food because the sod sits right behind me and I fall over him resulting in h...
by MKG
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: My Latest Hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: My Latest Hobby

... or find some kitchen fitters. They sometimes use marble/granite/whatever work surfaces. There are bound to be offcuts.

:lol: I've just discovered that "fit*ed k*tchens" is a pornographic phrase according to our autospam remover.
by MKG
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: 5 "schnapps"
Replies: 15
Views: 3157

Re: 5 "schnapps"

Yes - according to the powers that be, duty is calculated on the volume of alcohol. So the duty on anything containing, say, 25 mils of alcohol will be the same whether the overall volume is 100 mils, a litre or even an ocean.
by MKG
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Newbie wine making instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 12862

Re: Newbie wine making instructions

Some people :roll: :lol: If you're impressed at this very early stage, it's going to be a good 'un. What more do you want? Plant more grapes! EDIT: And back-sweetening is perfectly allowable and, more to the point, desirable in an apple wine. You have to develop the ability to say "Jeez, that's...
by MKG
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: 5 "schnapps"
Replies: 15
Views: 3157

Re: 5 "schnapps"

Looks interesting. I'd be REALLY glad to hear how the black pepper and thyme ones turn out.
by MKG
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Newbie wine making instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 12862

Re: Newbie wine making instructions

Take the earliest of the apple wines out to the unheated conservatory and bring your grape wine in - that'll give your grape wine a bit of warmth to finish with and give the apple a chill. As you've added pectolase at the outset, it should clear soon (but apple wines are - you know - a bit like grow...
by MKG
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Organic hydroponic nutrient
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Re: Organic hydroponic nutrient

Green Aura wrote:I've just scored myself ...


:iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: If ever there was a word usage which puts anyone within a period of time, that's it :lol:
by MKG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Show us your harvest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8178

Re: Show us your harvest!

Mutter mutter frazzle gnumph mutter steam ..........

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