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by Maykal
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A 110 million lottery win
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

Re: A 110 million lottery win

diggernotdreamer wrote:If you won this kind of money, what would you do with it and would you and your partner agree on how to spend it


I'd buy a village (you could do that here with that kind of cash) and set up a self-sufficient(ish) comunity something along the lines of Mainaleda in Spain.
by Maykal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !

I think if you taste it you should be able to work out if it started and died, or didn't start at all. If it did start, it should taste pretty dry by now. And there's nothing wrong with cloudy! :D I've never heard of using Marmite - does it leave any after-taste? Elderflower cordial is made in my vi...
by Maykal
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !

Only guessing here as I've never made champagne, but I suppose you added some yeast and now it's fermented out and the yeast has settled into a sediment at the bottom. I think you probably need to prime the bottles first by adding a little sugar to them before you rack the elderflower into them. Dor...
by Maykal
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Sweetening cider before bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: Sweetening cider before bottling

Hi, If you have another bucket, you could rack the cider off the lees into the new bucket and sweeten it there. You can add sugar to the bottles but it's a lot easier in a second bucket because you know that you'll end up with a consistent product. It's also a lot easier to add one large quantity of...
by Maykal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Mixing pressed apple juice and shop apple juice
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Mixing pressed apple juice and shop apple juice

Hey there, When you say fermentation vessel are you talking about a plastic brew bucket? If so, you don't need to fill that up. In fact, because the initial fermentation will be a bit hectic, it's good to only fill it about 75% so you don't get a sticky mess on the floor if it bubbles over. Same app...
by Maykal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished already?
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Finished already?

1.3kg of sugar in 1 gallon should give you an OG of about 1.107. With an FG of 0.990, that's already about 15% abv! Then of course there were some fermentables in the juice initially. It's more or less impossible to tell how much sugar the original mix of juices had in it but it seems to me most of ...
by Maykal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished already?
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Finished already?

With an SG of 990 I'd say it's probably finished. What was the OG?
by Maykal
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: ACORNS what else to do with them
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: ACORNS what else to do with them

Acorn and chickpea coffee?
by Maykal
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What do Badgers NOT eat???
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: What do Badgers NOT eat???

Like regular lard, but from badgers instead of pigs. You make a kind of tea with it, adding honey to sweeten it, or mix it with hot milk. Apparently it's good for TB, pneumonia, bronchitis, broncho-pneumonia, asthmatic conditions, as an ointment for burns, bullet wounds, frost bite, ulcers, herpes, ...
by Maykal
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What do Badgers NOT eat???
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: What do Badgers NOT eat???

Or turning the situation around a bit, in these here wild parts, badger's lard is considered a great cure for various respiratory problems.
by Maykal
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What do Badgers NOT eat???
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: What do Badgers NOT eat???

Corn is one of the badger's favourite meals. The even do some kind of trick where one will use the back of another to get a better grip to flatten down the corn stem to get at it. Not a problem in the UK especially but apparently they like grapes too.
by Maykal
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Just ordered a wood burner.
Replies: 17
Views: 6846

Re: Just ordered a wood burner.

Let me know your opinion of it once you've tried it out too!
by Maykal
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Just ordered a wood burner.
Replies: 17
Views: 6846

Re: Just ordered a wood burner.

Looks like the same one (the one you have upstairs). It's only ₤100 in Dedeman so thinking of getting one for the utility room downstairs as it'd be handy to have one which heats up quickly like these metals tend to do. Also could use another one upstairs so I can have guests in winter, but I'll get...
by Maykal
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Thrifty furniture
Replies: 10
Views: 3201

Re: Thrifty furniture

Unfortunately we don't have hens as we don't live up at the house full time yet (hard to find employment in the area) so mostly I'm focusing on renovations and getting the garden into shape at the moment. Hens are definitely on the agenda in the long term though.
by Maykal
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Just ordered a wood burner.
Replies: 17
Views: 6846

Re: Just ordered a wood burner.

Snap, we've just bought two. One for downstairs with an oven, and one to heat the spare room where we do crafting and to keep the rest of the upstairs above freezing. The Prity factory is just down the road so the two only cost about £400. But we had to collect them which was interesting, a middle ...

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