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by MKG
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: New season veg

They can and they do.
by MKG
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Hops

Apparently, Dave, 55 degrees north is your latitude limit. As that goes through Newcastle (the on Tyne one), you should be OK.
by MKG
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 31
Views: 11832

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

... Still on a 12-year-old Optiplex 745 (scrapper from work) Very good point, Dave - thanks for that. Just in case anyone is wondering what on Earth we're going on about, a Linux installation can bring a very old machine back into useful life. I use an ancient (early 90's) IBM Thinkpad armed with a...
by MKG
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Keeving
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Keeving

It's a fascinating process, but I have noticed one thing - apparently no yeast is introduced, so it appears to be a completely natural fermentation and therefore comes with all the usual warnings (ie success may come down to where you live).
by MKG
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Madeleine Angevine
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Madeleine Angevine

How many vines did you plant originally?
by MKG
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Keeving
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Keeving

I'd never heard of it, so thanks for the article, GA. I'd be very interested as to how it turns out, Dave, although I can't see myself being that patient with a cider.
by MKG
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Weather forecast

I spoke too soon. Still - it's very pretty.
by MKG
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Weather forecast

We got a light covering this morning which had gone an hour later. It's just tried again and got nowhere. Situation normal, then. I've been here for nearly 16 years and we've had settled snow only once, I think.
by MKG
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Thickness lines
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Thickness lines

I'm actually looking forward to this. We (it seems) have an EXTREMELY localised climate pattern (halve all extremes then halve again in winter) and, apart from occasional breakthroughs, that seems to be the norm.
I shouldn't have said that, should I?
by MKG
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

Om nom. Om nom nom nom.
It's enough to make me get some chillis from the freezer right now. Thanks muchly.
by MKG
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Weather forecast

I use the Met. Office ever since I discovered that you can fine-tune it to narrow it down to a local weather station. It's now wrong only on rare occasions - certainly it's good enough to make plans.
by MKG
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: Bread flour question

My six penn'orth ... I use a fair bit of yeast in a slightly different application, but mine's a specific strain designed to do a different job. It's still Saccharomyces cerevisiae, though. However, it's a few years ago that I read about adding a small amount of vit. B1 to a wine must - and I have t...
by MKG
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 31
Views: 3092

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Very good clarity for its age. Nice one, Bernard. As for taste, I'll join the queue behind GA. I'm sure you'll let us know. I'm also sure that you know that it's worth tasting at a very early stage to establish the benchmark for improvement over time. It promises to be interesting.
by MKG
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Chilli wine

This is getting my curiosity going again. I'm beginning to wonder what a sweet chilli wine would be like (not a sweet chilli, you understand but a sweet wine). Off the top of my head, I think it would have to be a white. I may try it with rhubarb. On the other hand, I may not. I wonder ... ... ... ....