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by Glen Gilchrist
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Prune wine
Replies: 6
Views: 3710

Re: Prune wine

Update: As suggested this was vile - far to intense prune taste, with a vicious acid bite. Bottled x5 bottles: 1 - Month - vile 6 - Months - slightly less vile, but maybe I was just being generous 12 - Months - vile 16 - months - drinkable , oddly worked well with cheese. Will update at 18 months. G...
by Glen Gilchrist
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Prune wine
Replies: 6
Views: 3710

Re: Prune wine

Fermented to dryness and racked to new demijohn.

I've had a glass to test on transfer and it blew my head off. No real residual fruitiness - rich black / brown colour.

Will bottle and age it to see if it develops and more subtle flavour.

Still, I'm sure I'll drink it....

Glen
by Glen Gilchrist
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fireweed, Himalayan balsam and bramble tip wine and MKG
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Fireweed, Himalayan balsam and bramble tip wine and MKG

MKG has been an enormous help to me with my wine making. I raise a glass to him most evenings!! pbf. MKG is 100% responsible for why I am right now drinking grape and raspberry wine - and have discovered a new hobby that I am sure won't run it's course in a couple of months. MKG - I salute you with...
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Prune wine
Replies: 6
Views: 3710

Prune wine

Local supermarket - 1lr prune juice 50p on offer. Bought 4 litres Made up to 1 gallon with tea made from x3 teabags in 500ml 500g sugar (1kg equivalent per gallon) 1 x tsp nutrient 1 x tsp yeast 1 x tsp pectolase (not sure if needed) 24 hours later - bubbling away nicely. I love all things prune, bu...
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New to chooks
Replies: 5
Views: 788

New to chooks

Hi Just about to take the plunge and consider getting 3/4 chooks. We live in a traditional "estate" with neighbours overlooking our garden. Some own pigeons for racing. Does anyone know what the rules are about owning livestock such as chickens in an urban environment? Is there a minimum distance fr...
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rabbit poo
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Rabbit poo

Jumping in late.

Dry the poo pellets. They burn very well, little smoke and no smell.

Sheep poo and cow pats are very effective as well. Goat poo is not as good as goats are more omnivorous and the poo tends to smell when burned...

Glen
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Mead and meadish
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Mead and meadish

Said I'd feed back. Racked the mead-ish and just bottled off. Sampled a bottle and the feedback is mixed. 1) no residual flavour from the syrup 2) cleared perfectly to a light straw colour - from the tea 3) intense lavender bouquet - hard on the nose. 4) tastes better than it smells, with a subtle l...
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Mead and meadish
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Mead and meadish

Morrisons own ;-) found in the back of the cupboard along with some curry power. Syrup in date, curry powder, best before 2002!!

Will feedback when it's done.
G
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Mead and meadish
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Mead and meadish

I've just racked off my first mead... 3x 450g jars of local honey 2x tea bags 5x bags of mulled wine spice bags 1tsp wine yeast 2tsp nutrient Made 2 pints of "tea" with all the bags Added all the honey and allowed to cool to room temperature Added to 1 gallon demijohn Made to to neck and added yeast...
by Glen Gilchrist
Tue May 31, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cola bottle cordial brew
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Cola bottle cordial brew

Hi all

Just bottled off the brew. It tastes like PIMMS - in a blind test the OH could not tell the difference.

Not bad for a bottle of cola bottle cordial, some sugar and yeast.

Yumm

Glen
by Glen Gilchrist
Wed May 25, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm glad I make my own bread.
Replies: 41
Views: 5369

Re: I'm glad I make my own bread.

Not to be argumentative, but what if you had enough bad luck to end up in a monogamous relationship with one of the few people who contract HPV during their own birth? Or had caught it from a previous girlfriend through mutual masturbation? Obviously I'm not going to be promoting sleeping around, b...
by Glen Gilchrist
Wed May 25, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm glad I make my own bread.
Replies: 41
Views: 5369

Re: I'm glad I make my own bread.

Hi Ditto - our children are vaccine free. My concern is the manipulation of perception of risk. How come we have the worst teenage pregnancies in Europe? We have the worst excluded children, the most self harmers and in the international ranking of education we are behind Poland and the Ukraine!! An...
by Glen Gilchrist
Wed May 25, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm glad I make my own bread.
Replies: 41
Views: 5369

Re: I'm glad I make my own bread.

What bothers me is mass medicating the entire population with something that has no proven benefits to many and has been shown to have detrimental effects on some. Same with fluoride! Mass medicating - I feel the same with the HPV vaccine. Have you seen the letters that go out to the school childre...
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun May 22, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Neem Oil??
Replies: 13
Views: 2234

Re: Neem Oil??

Green Aura wrote:1 part honey, 1 part sunflower oil (preferably organic if you're not using proper therapeutic grade stuff) and 1 part rosewater (make sure it's got no alcohol in it) or rose hydrolat, which is better.
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As a sufferer myself - honey / light oil 50:50 soothes the most viscous flare up.

Glen
by Glen Gilchrist
Sun May 22, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First brews
Replies: 17
Views: 2560

Re: First brews

Glen Gilchrist wrote:
MKG wrote:Cider screams apples at you (and very nicely). Apple wine is supposed to be a little more subtle.
Mike
As I'm subtle as a brick, good job its definatley cider that I'm 3 days into....

G
Cider racked once and in bottles now... Bottled into wine bottles with corks.

Gert lush...

Glen