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by Calum
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Malt Extract - part 2!
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Malt Extract - part 2!

What are the differences - in terms of both final product and actual practice of using - between cans of malt extract and dried malt extract. I've never used dried before. Worth trying?
by Calum
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Building a plastic bottle fence...
Replies: 12
Views: 5189

Re: Building a plastic bottle fence...

How about making a compost bin with them? Could that work?
by Calum
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Malt Extract
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Malt Extract

Hello all - where do you most regularly purchase your malt extract from? I've purchased primarily from a shop I found online, but I'm wondering if others shop elsewhere. Where's good and cheap? :D
by Calum
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fresh pasta
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Re: Fresh pasta

^^ that works for me too, it's the ratio I've always used.
by Calum
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Experiences with no hair washing?
Replies: 19
Views: 2717

Re: Experiences with no hair washing?

I'm a skinhead and shave my head daily; problem solved :p
by Calum
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Swap produce in your local area
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: Swap produce in your local area

Site currently suspended it seems :(
by Calum
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Leftover Chicken Recipes
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: Leftover Chicken Recipes

Something like a chicken laksa might be the ticket, although it's not really one for the slow cooker. Quick and easy though.
by Calum
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Ginger Beer (or wine) recipe using root ginger?
Replies: 6
Views: 4328

Re: Alcoholic Ginger Beer (or wine) recipe using root ginger?

I do :) I quite often use EZ Caps to make small batches of turbo cider / ginger beer and other goodies. www.e-z-caps.com Anyway, with these I make a 2 litre bottle of slightly alcoholic ginger beer. I'll double check the exact measurments, but it's basically a tablespoon or more of grated ginger, so...
by Calum
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Marmelade time!
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: Marmelade time!

Our local fruit & veg shop helpfully put up a notice in the shop window letting us know that Seville oranges would be in stock at the start of January, and inside they made a display of them, with free 'how to make marmelade' recipe leaflets next to them. This was my first year of making marmelade, ...
by Calum
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: woops its a bit fizzy
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: woops its a bit fizzy

Same argument applies - release the locking lever a little and VERY slowly to allow any excess pressure to vent. I didn't realise you could get those without drinking an awful lot of Grolsch :? Mike They're not the cheapest of bottles to purchase new - but we were on holiday in Germany this year an...
by Calum
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I...get hold of a baking stone?
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: How do I...get hold of a baking stone?

In B&Q yesterday and found good sized sandstone slab reduced to £2. Works a treat! Flat breads done on it were really great. I used my rimless baking sheet as a peel, although I was more successful in using it to remove the breads from the oven than I was putting them in. Practice required I guess.
by Calum
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Change from "How" to "Why Do I?" on breadmaking machines
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: Change from "How" to "Why Do I?" on breadmaking machines

I'd always assumed that powdered milk was recommended (rather than 'real' milk) because of a bread machine's timing function - so that, if you put the mix into the machine before going to bed at night in order to have a fresh baked loaf waiting in the morning, then you won't be leaving the milk out ...
by Calum
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Hydrometer and thermometer (for wine making)
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Hydrometer and thermometer (for wine making)

Too true! My previous hydrometer lasted all of 5 MINUTES!! Opened parcel, removed hydrometer from packaging, walked out of my office, tripped and *smash* :roll:
by Calum
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pumpkin brews
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Pumpkin brews

Since pumpkin season isn't too far away, has anyone ever made a wine / cider with them? I have an inkling that apple and pumpkin could work well together, but I've never tried...
by Calum
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Buckfast
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Buckfast

I drank some Buckfast when I was 17. I'm now over twice that age and haven't touched the stuff since. 'Nuff said :pukeright: