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by Andy Hamilton
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: James' Ginger Beer
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: James' Ginger Beer

Have you tried it yet? How do it work out?

how much water do you add - 25 litres altogher?
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderflower wine disaster?
Replies: 18
Views: 6740

Re: Elderflower wine disaster?

Follow the same recipe but swap the same amount of elderflower for red clover.
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderflower wine disaster?
Replies: 18
Views: 6740

Re: Elderflower wine disaster?

The two things that Its easy to underestimate is the need for patcience and the importance of steralizing the equipment beforehand and I'm sure if you did try another recipe elsewhere but still didn't steralize you'd get the same problems. So just to add to emphasize what Jed and MKG are asking, did...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cherry wine
Replies: 21
Views: 3945

Re: cherry wine

Acutally just put it up now.
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cherry wine
Replies: 21
Views: 3945

Re: cherry wine

Going to put a cherry wine recipe on the front page in a preserving cherries article. Should be up withing a couple of days.
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cherry wine
Replies: 21
Views: 3945

Re: cherry wine

And you can use any cherries mine made with mostly bird cherries last year is delicous.

I'm a cold tea fan too!
by Andy Hamilton
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Headstrongs hairdo
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Headstrongs hairdo

Its about time you joined the rest of us short haired folk ya bloody hippy!

Mind you don't you need all that hair to survive a scottish winter?
by Andy Hamilton
Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging for Lime blossom
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Hello Ross and welcome to our little corner of the net, as I see this is your first post.

When dry they will shrink a bit so don't worry, just use them. I'd suggest returning to the tree in week and getting a few more.
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne
Replies: 68
Views: 21695

Re: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne

Sounds like you need to get a hydrometer that is the best way of mesauring they are quite cheap from a homebrew shop and I think invaluable. Get the same reading for two-three days after moving your fermentables to a warm place and your brew has fermented.

It should clear in time, have patience!
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging for Lime blossom
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Foraging for Lime blossom

Just written an article about it on the front pageas now is the window to pick!
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne
Replies: 68
Views: 21695

Re: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne

Priming bottles to give a fizz, yes you can do that. but Don't put more than about 10g of sugar or you asking for trouble and do use champagne bottles again anything smaller will shatter. Looks like you might be another customer for Booze for free when it comes out Clanpowell, a whole host of things...
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne
Replies: 68
Views: 21695

Re: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne

Gloopy can also mean a bacterial infection. If its gloopy like jelly, if it is that then well its down the sink. When you add yeast you inoculate when you don't you don't so there is more of chance for infection. A friend of mine made this and it came out all gloopy, you could pour it out the bottle...
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Making fewer car jouneys
Replies: 24
Views: 4952

Making fewer car jouneys

A third of peolpe are making fewer car journeys apparently. It often appears that this recession has been one of the greenest things to happen to the world!
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What brought you here?
Replies: 62
Views: 5963

What brought you here?

Its easy for me to talk about what brought me here, I started the forum - back in October 2004. It doesn't seem like almost 7 years ago. But I wondered how you lot got here? Was it a search for nettle beer or did someone you know tell you about the forum?

What brought you here?
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Biting Flies
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

Re: Biting Flies

Attract some birds?

On a smaller scale in my house I use carnivorous plants, I wonder if you could set up some bog plants somewhere and if that might help.