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by geordie
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished wine too early, too sweet, advice please?
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Re: Finished wine too early, too sweet, advice please?

No, the stabiliser will kill any yeast. Invest in a hydrometer for next time. I have a hydrometer but not used it for years, normally just do a taste test to ensure it is dry, but I was doing 2 lots at once and got mixed up, my fault, probably sober at the time! I won't comment on your last idea, o...
by geordie
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished wine too early, too sweet, advice please?
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Finished wine too early, too sweet, advice please?

Hi all, for some reason I decided one of my youngs kits had brewed out (done hundreds of these without a problem) so I added stabiliser then finings as per instructions. When I bottled it I discovered it is way too sweet, is there anything I can do with this to restart the ferment? I might serve it ...
by geordie
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: New craft program on More 4 last night.
Replies: 0
Views: 4585

New craft program on More 4 last night.

There was a new craft program shown on more 4 last night called "I made this" that we really enjoyed,showing both complex and simple stuff you could try at home, far better than the recent BBC effort. Looking forward to the rest of the shows. :iconbiggrin:
by geordie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Collecting Wood for woodburner
Replies: 16
Views: 4436

Re: Collecting Wood for woodburner

All land belongs to someone, even if it is the council.Who owns the land you took the wood from? We have issues near here at the rising sun country park near wallsend where people are taking the odd bit of wood, it soon mounts up and they want their wood left to rot.It was mentioned on country file ...
by geordie
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Silly Me!
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Silly Me!

If its off you could run it through a still, of course you will have to be somewhere it is legal to run a still!
by geordie
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine from supermarket juice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Wine from supermarket juice?

I don't want to steal others work, but if you google "wine from supermarket juice" there are loads or recipes. I tried it once and it wasn't quite right, for the cost I would just buy a kit, we have been making youngs merlot for years, 22L kit mix with 4 kilos of sugar, works out just over...
by geordie
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: First bread maker
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

Re: First bread maker

I love making bread but TBH I prefer to knead it myself and bake in the oven, I used to have a machine but gave it away.

I became obsessed with sourdough last year, leaving it alone at the mo as we are trying to lose weight!

Anyone else make sourdough?
by geordie
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pressure Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Pressure Barrel

Assuming you are using a youngs plastic pressure barrel, I did once put some bitter into a barrel before it was brewed out, then added sugar. A few days later the concave bottom popped out, there was that much pressure in it!

If you brew properly one gas canister will not over pressurise it.
by geordie
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pressure Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Pressure Barrel

Taf wrote:I think that most people still prime the barrel, as it would take quite a bit of c02 to get the same amount of carbonation. When I had pressure barrels, I primed the barrel, and then only used the c02 bulbs when pressure got a bit low, so you could get a good pull again.


This was my way too.
by geordie
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Recommend me a cheese/fruit press
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Recommend me a cheese/fruit press

Thanks for the advice, we bought one, it was on special offer at £110 delivered (normally £130), it arrived this week and looks like a well built piece that will last a lifetime.
by geordie
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Recommend me a cheese/fruit press
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Recommend me a cheese/fruit press

Been making soft cheese for a while and now want to try hard,and crushing fruit for wine, could anyone recommend me a cheese/ fruit press that they have used, we are getting one for Christmas? Cheers, John.
by geordie
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Pocket knives
Replies: 20
Views: 6768

Re: Pocket knives

Never ask a policeman for legal advice, many of them have no idea.

Under 3.5 inches folding (not locking) is legal anywhere in the UK.

Any bladed instrument is legal provided you have a (legal) reason to have it with you.For example I can take my axe with me when I am going to cut wood.
by geordie
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackberry wine
Replies: 40
Views: 8065

Re: Blackberry wine

benner wrote:Around 17lb sugar


That seems a lot of sugar for 5 gallons, I would have thought 10lb would be nearer the mark, you don't want it too sweet when the alcohol kills the yeast.
by geordie
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Alaskan bush people
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Re: Alaskan bush people

All tv is fake.
by geordie
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine kit woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2766

Re: Wine kit woes

Just saw your location, was there many moons ago, are you anywhere near Scourie or Ullapool? All I can suggest is follow the instructions, check before stopping the fermentation using a hydrometer or tasting it and good luck.

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