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by SaveSomeGreen
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: James' Ginger Beer
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

James' Ginger Beer

Just bottled my home made Ginger beer, looking pretty good, anybody else made any here.. ?? 1.3kg ginger 6 tsp ground ginger 1tsp Cream of tartar 3 lemons 2 limes 1.5kg sugar 1kg brew enhancer Boiled up the ginger, lemons and limes (ground ginger too) for 30 min (in cheap bottled water) added the re...
by SaveSomeGreen
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Comfrey

Comfrey is fab stuff, I am itching to get some on my allotment to have as ground covering gubbins as opposed to bloody nettles which are persistant buggers... can't find any near me that I can blag though ... annoyingly!!
by SaveSomeGreen
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most "money-saving" vegetable
Replies: 68
Views: 9887

Re: Most "money-saving" vegetable

I am finding soft fruit is deffo becoming the biggest saver.. small boy in the house now and don't want him on crisps and chocolate biscuits, he goes nuts for his 'boobries' though
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Help with my rhubarb wine please
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: Help with my rhubarb wine please

surely though not disagreeing at all but the oxalic acid is concentrated in the leaves and not in the stalk.... personally i don't worry about taste till it has finished fermenting. I have never had much of an issue with sluggish fermentation.. excessive ones without doubt! I do end up with highly a...
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: A question about my pondlife
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: A question about my pondlife

i was confused too.. it was a new pond and I had to empty it and faff somewhat last year during the season but still had a good clutch of tadders which have seemingly come back, plenty of frogs. just no tadders this year???
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 36282

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

I would be very very keen to get a ginger beer plant.. I have made a couple of batches of alcoholic ginger beer which is pretty good but nothing like the jelly stuff has remained in the bottom of the FV which is what I thought I should use to get a plant going....
if I am missing something let me know
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Help with my rhubarb wine please
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: Help with my rhubarb wine please

I have a bit of a man crush or CJJ Berry, good chap all round I say. I have done the hot water method on rhubard without issue but I have left it in a bucket for at least a week and lifted out the bits. 5lb of sugar is a bit mental and toast.... well I dunno what to say about that, never heard of it...
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fruit Tea Bag Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Fruit Tea Bag Wine

depending on the yeast, most yeast will die off when you reach a certain alcohol level anyway. as MKG says the wine will be sweet, but what you can do is make some more with less sugar and make a blend. Get some yeast nutrient to help the yeast along too. it may well be that one will be to dry and o...
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderberry still bubbling!
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Elderberry still bubbling!

you any find when it comes to sampling that a good old turkey baster (well cleaned and sterilised) is very good for taking out a little to sample.
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Campden tablets
Replies: 17
Views: 15774

Re: Campden tablets

Sodium meta bisulphite is one of the cheapest ways to do things, it gives things that extra touch of sterility and as mentioned before it can be used to arrest yeast activity after racking to make a more stable medium for the wine (it can undergo secondary reactions many weeks after bottling). If yo...
by SaveSomeGreen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: A question about my pondlife
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: A question about my pondlife

it has been very odd in the pond this year.. didn't even get any spawn and had loads last year.. lord knows what's going on?? :(
by SaveSomeGreen
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: warmcoat insulating paint
Replies: 18
Views: 8501

Re: warmcoat insulating paint

you may be able to to get cavity wall insultion for a big fat zero.. the grant system is pretty good nowadays.

http://www.savesomegreen.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=21

Gives you the skinny on what grants you can claim... if that is at all helpful..
by SaveSomeGreen
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Ecofan
Replies: 21
Views: 18504

Re: Ecofan

morso Dove for £150, good work.. Anybody else got one?? V jealous!!
by SaveSomeGreen
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heating a Polytunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 4444

Re: Heating a Polytunnel

I would have to agree with wulf, , biggest concerns will be keeping the bugger cool enough when the temp gets up. The victorians used to use fresh manure underneath the soil as the rotting of the doings toasted it up a treat.... make make things a little whiffy though!!
by SaveSomeGreen
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Cotswolds/Gloucestershire
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Hello from Cotswolds/Gloucestershire

hello and good luck. don't worry about being late just get in there, car boot for some starter plants and you can still be inundated with courgettes, beans and brassicas , not to mention salads, spring onions or tomatoes. go green ranger go, go, go, go go

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