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by Crastney
Fri May 17, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A couple of questions about dandelions
Replies: 11
Views: 4664

Re: A couple of questions about dandelions

dandelion wine - remove as much green as you can from the flowers, only use the flower heads - a bit of green won't matter, but try to minimize it as much as possible.
by Crastney
Wed May 15, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Opening tins
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Re: Opening tins

not the basics tins, but a basics (or just cheap quality, poorly made) tin oppener usually last me about a week before breaking. Save up and pay more for an expensive one that's rugged and well made, and will last for more than 10 uses (or use a good old multi use pen knife)
by Crastney
Thu May 09, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How do I make GOOD wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 4452

Re: How do I make GOOD wine?

just a quick question - what kind of yeast are you using? any yeast will work, but there are specific yeast for specific things, so cider, champagne, red wine, white wine, ale, bread, etc, etc. all have yeasts that work for that specific application. you wouldn't use champagne yeast to make bread, s...
by Crastney
Wed May 08, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beech Leaf Noyau
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Re: Beech Leaf Noyau

cool thanks - I'll see what I can get on the way home.

[edit to add] - found the copper beech, but thought that the taste of the leaves was too bitter, so went with another tree just down the road. picked a quarter carrier bag full, and they're now under gin in a jar in the cupboard.
by Crastney
Wed May 08, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How do I make GOOD wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 4452

Re: How do I make GOOD wine?

it's good that you've continued so long. I would recommend noting down as much information as you can remember and then going to a specialist wine/home brew forum (like for instance www . thehomebrewforum . co . uk ) - I admit that I'm a member there, and have had lots of very good advice, and every...
by Crastney
Wed May 08, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How do I make sweet fizzy cider?
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: How do I make sweet fizzy cider?

you could stop the fermentation early, so it's still sweet, and then force carbonate, either in pressure vessel with CO2 gas (sparklet) or by the bottle in a soda stream type way. otherwise, once fermentation is finished, bottle into either pop bottles that have had pressure before or screw top wine...
by Crastney
Wed May 08, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beech Leaf Noyau
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Beech Leaf Noyau

Hi there, I've just joined the forum. I have the Booze for Free book, which has a recipe for beech leaf noyau - I'm struggling to identify beech trees. I've just planted a beech hedge in my front garden however I don't want to take the leaves off these trees as they're small and I don't want to risk...
by Crastney
Wed May 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: new member in London
Replies: 1
Views: 739

new member in London

Hi there, My name is 'Crastney' I'm in London, I enjoy making homebrew, I got Andy Hamilton's book 'Booze for free' for Christmas. I'm a member of TheHomeBrewForum online as well, so I'll mostly be on here in the homebrew section, and possibly foraging, Gardening and DIY sections too (or those that ...