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by Mark B
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: mobile phone solar charger
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: mobile phone solar charger

Thanks for the replies, shall wait for some sunshine to try it out.

Thanks Mark
by Mark B
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: mobile phone solar charger
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: mobile phone solar charger

So you think it will work? Trickle charger to cigarette adapter then to the phone?

We havnt had enough sunshine yet to try it out but if it works it could be an easy way to keep things charghed when we go camping without expense of a purpose made charger.

Thanks Mark
by Mark B
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: mobile phone solar charger
Replies: 5
Views: 837

mobile phone solar charger

I bought a 1.5 watt trickle charger for a 12 v car battery and was wondering if I can use it to charge a mobilt phone if I use a car cigarette lighter plug?

Thanks Mark
by Mark B
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

At present I don't have any surplus because of my big giveaway and because I've not brewed for a while.

I will readvertise on the forum if and when I get some more.

Unfortunately our local post office has closed down meaning its out of the way to post the plant now as well.

Sorry about that Mark
by Mark B
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

I found when I left the brew for too long I needed to add more sugar to sweeten it up again making it palatable, this was needed to get the secondary ferment going which develops the fizz. I prefer the brews that are strictly completed over one and a half weeks. Storage is not a problem, use a sieve...
by Mark B
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Hi all, I just wanted to say that the grand GBP givaway has been very popular and now down to my last litre or so, by the end of this week I will have given away all six litres surplus plant. All future requests will have to go on a waiting list. You're welcome to request but be prepared to wait unt...
by Mark B
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

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Here's a picture of the plant :mrgreen: the black bits are peppercorns.
by Mark B
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Hi, yes I still have loads of surplus ginger beer plant, by the litre, literally I have around six litres of the stuff. The more I brew the more it grows I just cant get rid of it, its silly. Its a give away, I dont make any profit, I ask for either £1.coin or £2. coins depending if you want a small...
by Mark B
Mon May 26, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

by Mark B
Mon May 26, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Yes nemain, it makes lovely Elderflower Champagne, alcoholic soda water, rosehip champagne, lemonade, limeade, cherryade to name a few. I think the only reason they stopped using this to make drinks is because its not commercially viable, can be difficult to control the pressure build up during seco...
by Mark B
Mon May 26, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Hi nemain, I'm off work this week enjoying the rest but will post the GBP Tuesday as soon as the bank holiday is over, didn't want it delayed in the post too long. Bob, really pleased you're enjoying brewing This week I am going to pick nettle heads. I will dry them to a crisp then pour boiling wate...
by Mark B
Sun May 18, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Water???
Replies: 81
Views: 10341

I have made alcoholic soda water with the ginger beer plant - just for interest - I used a plastic X2 litre pop bottle for secondary ferment. Its developed plenty of fizz, those pop bottles can withstand high pressure. Still just a tad too sweet at the moment so it will need a few more weeks. Mark
by Mark B
Sun May 18, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Hi, I think I pm'd you too - but if I didnt pm me and I'll send details. Its very similar culture to Kefir but without analysis its not possible to tell the difference to what they are selling in the kefir shop. That is apart from mine being a whole lot cheaper and larger quantity :lol: Anyway cool ...
by Mark B
Sun May 18, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36424

Hi, I sent you a pm.

I still have plenty as the culture grows with every brew.

I've sent some to a few people from the forum now.

Mark :mrgreen:
by Mark B
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Treacle Ale - Help please
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

To help prevent explosions bottle in X2 litre pop bottles, those things can withstand a lot of pressure.

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