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by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 3824

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Retsina is good - but you have to give it a while to get used to the VERY resinous flavour. Potato wine ... ... ... why? Turnip/swede wine .... again, why? You can make an alcoholic drink by fermenting a solution of sugar with some yeast nutrient in it, and it's (relatively) tasteless. Potato/turnip...
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 71069

Re: Marrow Rum

Very late, I know, Bernard, but you'd be absolutely correct in what you say. I have been running a one-man campaign for several years in an effort to prevent people from deliberately infecting themselves with strange microbe-y type organisms which would abound in a rotting marrow (the state which a ...
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 31
Views: 12312

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

Flo!!! The things I could teach you! The complete release from the Microsoft hegemony (not sure what that means). You KNOW it makes sense. Look into my eyes ... you KNOW it makes sense .. You KNOW it makes se ... You KNOW ...
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Chilli wine

My experience tells me that nothing's off-topic in the mad world of Ish, Odsox. I hope it hasn't changed.
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 31
Views: 12312

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

So - five years on and no further replies. Does this mean that everyone and their mum is now on Linux?
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Chilli wine

Being a glutton for punishment, I tried this again.
I never learn ....

Chilis, which I love. are probably best in chili con carne.
by MKG
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Making Parmesan with nettle rennet
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: Making Parmesan with nettle rennet

Probably rupture the cell walls by increasing the osmotic pressure.

Just a guess, though.
by MKG
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?
Replies: 27
Views: 4062

Re: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?

Those are fine, CM, if you can adjust the sensitivity to exclude triggers from any animals smaller than a fair-sized dog. Otherwise birds, rabbits, foxes and even moths if they're close enough will set off an alarm.
by MKG
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?
Replies: 27
Views: 4062

Re: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?

Hi Happyhippy ... For goodness sake, don't waste your money on one camera. In daylight anyone can see where it points, and then it's a simple matter to approach it from behind and cut the video cable - result: no camera (either in effect or literally - people nick cameras). At MINIMUM, you need two,...
by MKG
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 11775

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

Aaaaah!

Well, that's question 3 which needs to be changed now!
by MKG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another intro message...
Replies: 19
Views: 3651

Re: Another intro message...

Hiya :wave:

Yeah - I know I've already said that, but twice doesn't hurt.
by MKG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 11775

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

Oh that's the way to do it! Welcome to Ish, Tomatoes (I trust you don't mind the informal name).

Plenty of time to look around and get to know people before it all starts.
by MKG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 11775

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

As long as you can reach your keyboard, it can be done from the top of your roof.

Welcome aboard :iconbiggrin:

Ah - hang on. You live in a flat, don't you? Amend that to read "As long as you can reach your keyboard, it can be done from your balcony".
by MKG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 11775

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

You certainly can, RunnerBean.

SAMANTHA!!!! - More quiz fodder.




Come on, you lurkers - I know you're out there. It'll be STUPENDOUS FUN
by MKG
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 11775

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

I can assure you that London Underground stations will very possibly not get a mention in the context of Mornington Crescent. This does not preclude the use of the Paris Metro version, but I'm not thinking in that direction. Yet.