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by CyberPaddy66
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Looking for real GBP to start my own brew
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Looking for real GBP to start my own brew

From what I've read about Ginger Beer Plants it's just regular ginger and sugar and yeast, there's nothing special about them and they require no specialised kit to start. The plant of the above statement refers to the 'industrial' kind of plant and not the 'growing' type, I can see where it would b...
by CyberPaddy66
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Re-Capping Beer Bottles.
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Re-Capping Beer Bottles.

Agreed, the act of opening them causes the caps to be deformed and therefore they never seal right again, the screw ones might be ok but I wouldn't bother with them. If your bottles contained fizzy drinks then they should be fine for beer, even the plastic PET bottles are usable as long as you don't...
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Ish beer question
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Ish beer question

Bear in mind that the bitterness and hopiness will mellow over time as your beer matures!
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: woops its a bit fizzy
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: woops its a bit fizzy

If they were full of beer then they'll be fine for fizzy wine but Like MKG says your best off releasing the excess gas now and enjoy the wine in a few months.
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home Brew web site please.
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Home Brew web site please.

Greenbeast wrote:http://www.brew-it-yourself.co.uk

that's who i use, they also have an attached forum, that might prove useful
I have to admit to being one of the top posters on that forum, it's full of very helpful people like me :D
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cherry Plum & Crab Apple Overload
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Cherry Plum & Crab Apple Overload

If you make it all into jam now you can make it into wine later with the jam instead of the sugar and fruit ;)
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Those unripe plums ...
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

Re: Those unripe plums ...

Wish I'd seen this earlier :banghead:

If you want to ripen any fruit stick it near a Banana and it'll ripen faster then a whippet with diarrhoea going to the loo ;)
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: fisrts attempt at wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: fisrts attempt at wine

jampot wrote:its also *quite* strong ( i have no idea of the %) woohoo
If you take a specific Gravity reading just before you add the yeast then another specific gravity reading when it's finished fermenting you can calculate the ABV% with a simple calculation...

(O.G - F.G) / 7.36 = ABV%
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: wine, where do I start??
Replies: 15
Views: 3768

Re: wine, where do I start??

When I was in my late teens Dad used to make a thick port like wine, I now he used to double ferment, anddouble ferment with brandy added. I too fancy making a port like wine, can anyone suggest how I would go about this? Thanks, Sue Best way to do this is to keep testing your wine for sweetness wh...
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: answering emails
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: answering emails

Hello there , I was just wondering , am I a moaning idiot ? or is it not me ? I frequently send emails to people around europe , friends , buisness people , all sorts . They don't respond to my emails the same day , is that normal ? or should I give them more time ? They don't respond to my emails ...
by CyberPaddy66
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine form cordial
Replies: 20
Views: 5030

Re: Wine form cordial

As long as the cordial you are using has no preservatives in then yes you can make wine out of it, if there are preservatives in there you may be able to boil them out but I prefer not to bother with them myself. My method... Make a red wine from grape juice or a basic kit. Top up with cordial and p...
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What no update Andy?
Replies: 3
Views: 598

What no update Andy?

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/index. ... -pear-wine

:roll:

It's summer already, don't tell me you forgotten to try this :lol:
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Butternut Squash
Replies: 22
Views: 1491

Re: Butternut Squash

We just put out squash seedlings (:lol: they are almost 2 foot tall!) into type planters this weekend, fingers crossed they don't die from the move outside.
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pick apples now for homebrew?
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Pick apples now for homebrew?

If you pick them early (pulp then freeze to keep long term) they'll end up being sour but later you could add them to a super sweet batch and make a nice medium dry cider ;)
by CyberPaddy66
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cleaning old demijohns
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Re: Cleaning old demijohns

probably less flat :lol: