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by noodles
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Mashing
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: Mashing

Hi, After some experimentation this is what i do. Make sure you wash your hands and keep your mashing area and the kit below clean. 1) get a plastic colander and use it to scoop the apples out of the bucket. 2) Put the apples into a plastic / wooden bowl. 3) Attack them with a plastic spud masher. 4...
by noodles
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Simple cider
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

Re: Simple cider

Hi All, my cider is looking good. First lot has been put to bed and will be ready just before xmas. It looked good and had a great smell too. Having followed tips on here i managed to blag another bag of apples and made a further 4 gallons!!! This looks different to my first batch, which i put down ...
by noodles
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31521

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Thanks mike. Now moving on, I have some frozen rhubarb in the freezer. Recipe suggestions welcome please. Cheers.
by noodles
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31521

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Decided to chuck the wine. Checked it this morning and it
Had lumps in it and smelled rank.
by noodles
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31521

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Hi mike,

I am using the recipe from the ish bible, and I am up to stage 5.
I now realise I have left the stuff in the bucket longer than the 3-5 days
Recommended, more like 8 days now. Should I now go ahead and strain
The must or abandon the project?

Thanks.
by noodles
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31521

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Worried about my elderberry wine again, now smells, well
A bit vomity. Is this ok? Also has a bit of a film on it. Hmmm.
by noodles
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31521

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Cheers mike, panic over.
by noodles
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31521

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Help needed here please. I have made my first ever elderberry wine
Using the ish bible recipe. What I have now is a bucket of brown liquid, that
Does smell sort of like wine. Is this how it is meant to look during the early stages? Just looks a bit frightening at the moment.
by noodles
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Simple cider
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

Re: Simple cider

Hi mike,

I added some wine yeast this morning. See how it goes.
I think I will do a second batch with yeast in from the start.

Cheers,

Noodles.
by noodles
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Simple cider
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

Re: Simple cider

Thanks Mike. Will do some more of the ish recipie. I have 2 gallons on the go at the moment and havent added any yeast to it. I have some wine yeast, and some beer yeast, would they be any good? how much would you reckon? I have mashed the apples a couple of times, but not done the ginger, lemon jui...
by noodles
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Simple cider
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

Re: Simple cider

HI, I am trying out Andy H's cider recipie at the moment, but MKG's post got me interested. Just need to ask a couple of questions please. In your post you said:- Added some citric acid, pectic enyme and yeast, covered it up and waited. What I was waiting for was the point at which I could strain of...
by noodles
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: RAISED BEDS/HOW TO?
Replies: 27
Views: 3926

Re: RAISED BEDS/HOW TO?

wow, those gravel board beds look great. might well nick that idea. I am going to put weed-proof matting in between my beds too, then cover that with chippings. Hope it works. Is 4ft and 12 ft
a standard size for gravel boards?
by noodles
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: railway sleepers
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: railway sleepers

i think i will go ahead and use the sleepers i am getting. I had heard about the issuse re creosote and preservatives etc. What i plan to do is cover the inside bit of the bed with plastic to stop any chemicals leaking. Hope this works. I had a look at the othe thread on here about making raised bed...
by noodles
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: railway sleepers
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: railway sleepers

Hi SusieGee,

i see what you have done, thanks for the pic. Like the idea of nailing the sleepers
across the top, that's simple enough even for me.

Cheers,

noodles.
by noodles
Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: railway sleepers
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

railway sleepers

Hi All,

I have been offered a lot of railway sleepers from a friend. I intend to make some
raised beds with them. Anyone got tips on the best way of putting them together for best results? No fancy wood work though as i am not great at DIY.

Cheers,

Noodles.