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by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Buy and sell precious metals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: Buy and sell precious metals?

And gold is supposed to be a pretty good investment as the price of gold should only ever increase. From what I've read the price can fluctuate but the value remains pretty much constant. I know that sounds a little bit odd but it was explained as thus, 2000 years ago in Rome an ounce of gold would...
by Skippy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 2263

Re: Guilty pleasures

When left alone and not forced to have a "proper" Sunday lunch there's nothing I like better than beans on toast with a sprinkling of cheese and brown sauce.
by Skippy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

Three panels down although to be fair two of those were only just holding in the post as the post was damaged in the last winds when next doors tree fell on it. Other than that bits of the garden have been rearranged a little but nothing to worry about. On the other hand working at a house barely ha...
by Skippy
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Instant allotment.
Replies: 0
Views: 723

Instant allotment.

I've been hearing the Halifax rewards squad ads on the radio for a while now and one story is about a woman with a son that has a restrictive diet. Her husband applied to the scheme as she would have liked to grow some food for her son herself. On the radio you hear her say that she has an allotment...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Yes filling or rather refilling a plastic liner seems at the very least problematic . I've reused them for water but probably as much got spilt as actually went in , not something I'd want happening with my wine. Also once out of their box the liners seem a tad vulnerable for storing anything precio...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

To be honest I've not heard of those Novatwist tops , probably need to check those out. The possibility of the glass breaking is something I'd read on the web but as the screwtop bottles I've got all have larger necks than my corkable bottles it's not something that's concerned me overly much. I hav...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Yes I prefer corked bottles when brought . Maybe I don't spend enough time looking around off licences but in my own limited experience more wine seems to be sold in screwtops these days. I mentioned that I have been using plastic corks since the '80's without problems. I did also use cork but have ...
by Skippy
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Compost worms

Odsox wrote:Where do compost worms come from, anybody know ?


Well when a mommy worm and a daddy worm love each other........
by Skippy
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Cheers brewtrog . Can I ask how many times you may use or consider using the same the same cap? One comment on picked up on looking elsewhere was that the caps become looser with use. I don't make a conscious decision to use wines by a certain date (hence still having the odd bottle from '85 or '89 ...
by Skippy
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

The wax might also give it a faintly classy look too as well as recycling all the bits of wax I have . It'd certainly look more classy than a bit of gaffer tape.
by Skippy
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Screw top wine bottles.

This could perhaps have gone in the reuse section but ho hum. Recently having a bottling session I realised I hadn't got enough wine bottles and still have four gallons left in the Demijons . I normally use regular bottles and plastic corks and have done without problem for ages , there is still a c...
by Skippy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 80
Views: 66401

Re: Marrow Rum

Interesting thread. I've never made the stuff but was always intrigued by the hanging it up and leaving it to rot method. I've noticed that some on here using the traditional method go to lengths to remove the seeds whereas in the recipe posted by Mike and also in my C.C.J. Berry book the seeds are ...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Best floor for greenhouse?
Replies: 16
Views: 1833

Re: Best floor for greenhouse?

I have two greenhouses and both floors. The first was built on an exsisting slabbed area when I first moved in. The whole floor is slabs and I use staging to grow tomatoes or whatever on. The second greenhouse is one I was paid to remove , which I did and then repaired it for my own use. It has a so...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bit of a dream crusher!
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Bit of a dream crusher!

Reading through that I think we could add stubbornish.
by Skippy
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Woodshed
Replies: 7
Views: 4527

Re: Woodshed

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