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by Brewtrog
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Short Mead

Update on the mead, just bottled it, it fermented dry (1.000 once I degassed the sample), giving about 3.9% abv. It is nearly flavourless, and certainly doesn't taste like mead. Either the honey was just rubbish, or there wouldn't be enough honey for decent mead no matter the quality. Probably just ...
by Brewtrog
Mon May 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Short Mead

I find mead tends to stay sweet, as a guess there are non-fermentable sugars in there somewhere. This is a test of concept as much as anything. As I was looking if anyone said not to do it (my only real test of not to try a ferment is if several sources say it is a bad idea (e.g. tomato wine)) I fou...
by Brewtrog
Mon May 18, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Short Mead

After bottling the first batch of cider, and putting another 5L of apple juice onto the lees (why waste the yeast?) I had another itch. The second 5L bottle of squash became free, and was dutifully turned into a second fermenter (anyone would think I planned ahead when I bought 2 airlocks :scratch: ...
by Brewtrog
Tue May 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 5027

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Weedo wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Fly spray now!
Must be getting desperate if you're eating the fly spray :lol:
Or do you just use it to collect the flies and then et them? :scratch:
by Brewtrog
Tue May 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 85
Views: 36997

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Lots and lots of grass. Apparently my house mate didn't clear all the roots out before planting onions. Plenty of weeds, not much else. So saying there is plenty of wild garlic frozen now Nettles still usable? I've got loads of them - I was freezing them and using them like spinach but thought they ...
by Brewtrog
Wed May 06, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Back to my old ways (in a little way)
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Back to my old ways (in a little way)

Yeah, plenty of dandelions here too, but as I say the only bit of kit I have is the one "demijohn", so I don't have kit to strain wine off the petals. I'm also brewing with speed in mind - I want something that'll save me paying for my booze quickly, and wine takes longer than turbocider. Which is a...
by Brewtrog
Tue May 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Back to my old ways (in a little way)
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Back to my old ways (in a little way)

I've not been brewing for a few years now - not had the time for bottling days. Now I have plenty of time, but all my gear is back home, so might as well be on the moon. That is until a couple of days ago :mrgreen: My housemate had bought a 5L PET bottle of blackcurrant squash which ended up being f...
by Brewtrog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: No tomato pasta ideas?

I love pasta with garlic and oil, it's a lazy lunch if I'm hungry, just never thought it substantial enough for tea. May have to try the blitzed veg sauce, if there is a blender here. Add as much cheese as you like! That is a very dangerous suggestion, may (most definitely) turn into a bit of pasta ...
by Brewtrog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9590

Re: Self Isolation

Same here too. If anything it's just given me more time to study, which is no bad thing. Between study and my housemate giving me jobs I've not even got out for walking as much as hoped, that may have to be remedied at some point :scratch:
by Brewtrog
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 970

No tomato pasta ideas?

So I'm locked down with a friend who might as well be veggie, which is interesting given that most my cooking skill is with meat. One of the biggest problem this is causing is with pasta - I cannot stand tomatoes. Between no meat and no toms does anyone have any decent pasta recipes (pesto obviously...
by Brewtrog
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Long time no see

Hello all, life got busy took me away from anything ishy. For some strange reason I have a bit more time on my hands :scratch: , so I shall be back to brewing and, hopefully doing a bit of foraging on my exercise walks
by Brewtrog
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 5613

Re: Hi from a half way place

Hiya, welcome to the Ish :wave:
by Brewtrog
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Wye Valley.
Replies: 5
Views: 4403

Re: Hello from the Wye Valley.

Hiya Herbert :wave:
by Brewtrog
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 27201

Re: What are you growing right now?

Herbs, the last few chillies, and liquorice. The liqourice is getting eyed up for being harvested this season, with the intention being not to re-plant it, it's gotten a bit big for the patch this year.
by Brewtrog
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hoppy mead
Replies: 5
Views: 5202

Re: Hoppy mead

How did the hopped mead turn out?