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by irigg
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: winter crops?
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: winter crops?

just planted my garlic last week and its come up really well
by irigg
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Pallets
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Pallets

I've found a good source of pallets at my local cornwall farmers store,been told i can have as many as iwant when available so lots of projects to do now starting with double gates for the drive :icon_smile: :icon_smile: :icon_smile:
by irigg
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 110336

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

just looking at my wines that are brewing and realised i have made the same mistake again and used the te**o orange again when it was on offer li*l nectar range from now on for mine :santa: :santa: :santa: 24th november i've added some pectic enzyme to my above wine and it has started to clear withi...
by irigg
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 110336

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

i have just had a brain wave when i made this once using Te__o orange juice it took nearly 4 months to clear in the end i put in the fridge to chill it for 3 weeks and it cleared you could put it outside somewhere and cover with something like a bin liner and see if the forecasted cold weather will ...
by irigg
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 110336

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

hi there first of all how long since it finished
have you racked it a couple of times
have you added campden and stabilizer
and lastly sometimes it requires finings or filtering

hope this helps
by irigg
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First time brews
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: First time brews

keep up the good work
homebrewed drinks are much better than the big boys offerings :santa: :santa: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :santa: :santa: :drunken: :drunken: :santa: :santa:
by irigg
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 110336

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

good luck phil
i'm going to make a press over the winter when all my other winter jobs are done (ie docrating and such like)
and hopefully then i can make some proper cider
by irigg
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Replies: 16
Views: 6231

Re: Alcoholic Ginger Beer

you can ferment this in demijohns and then when it has finished do not use any campden tablets
add half a teaspoon of sugar per pint bottle or equvalent if using larger bottles to prime wait about 2 weeks after bottling and it will be fizzy and ready to drink

hope this helps you
by irigg
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Sloe Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Re: Sloe Recipes

put sloes in a bucket and cover with boiling water allow to cool and then add pectic enzyme and leave covered for 24 hours add the sugar and stir until dissolved,add yeast and ferment for 3 or 4 days before straining out the sloes put liquid into a demijohn and top up to just below the shoulder with...
by irigg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: parasol mushrooms
Replies: 1
Views: 855

parasol mushrooms

tried my first one and i loved it
but it did not like me and gave the worst batch of wind i've ever experienced
which is a shame because they are all over the place here and growing in abundance
by irigg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 110336

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

all wine i've given up trying cider until i make a press :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: 2 gallon of apple 1 gallon of pear 1 gallon of plum and blackberry 1 gallon of crab apple 1 gallon of orange wurzel 1 gallon of hawthorn berry and drinking my cloudy plum wine (but it tastes fine :banghe...
by irigg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Sloe Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Re: Sloe Recipes

may i suggest sloe wine this is one of the best red wines i have ever made :iconbiggrin:
3lbs of sloes
2lbs of sugar
1tsp pectic enzyme
nothing else required only patience in maturing it 3 months minimum
by irigg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Freecycle (love it)
Replies: 15
Views: 5086

Freecycle (love it)

Just bagged myself a brand new push along lawn mower :icon_smile: :icon_smile: :icon_smile: and last month a 13ft fibreglass dell quay boat bit of work needs doing to the boat but nothing major and then i'll be off down the helford river :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:
by irigg
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Plum Wine
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: Plum Wine

only 2 gallon left now :drunken: :drunken: :drunken: :drunken: i've been tasting it for a week or two
by irigg
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing with bulb fennel
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Brewing with bulb fennel

hi i've never brewed with fennel but heres a link to jack kellers recipes for fennel wine
hope this helps you

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/request123.asp