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Greetings!

Post: # 206292Post scrap »

Hi there.
I just stumbled on this site while searching for some more info on a couple of old demijohns that I bought today.
A search for ''ayelense'' and ''viresa'' glassware came up with a link to this site.
I have an interest in making my own fruit-wines,and this site seems to hold all that precious info, and a lot more.... :study:

I'm Frank,known as scrap by most E-people.
I'm 38 years old,married.
I live and work in the Netherlands as a sheet-metal worker.
We mostly produce custom-made suction hoods for restaurants and hotel kitchens all over the Netherlands,and my specialty is making the fan-housings and ducts.
(I put the ''suck'' in the suction-hoods.)
I have an interest in growing the forgotten vegetables and fruits,cooking with lots of fresh herbs,
and learning more about home brewing fruit wines.
Looks like I found the right place. :pirate:

Cheers,
Scrap
''I'm riding a pig and trashing things,I dunno what else I'm supposed to do here.''
(My wife, while playing Lego pirates of the carribean.)

''If you open your mind too far your brain will fall out''

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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206293Post half_pint »

ello and welcome

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Millymollymandy
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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206301Post Millymollymandy »

Hi and welcome! :wave:
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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206307Post frozenthunderbolt »

Hello and welcome Scrap! Good to have you here
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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206316Post spider8 »

Hello and welcome Scrap :wave:
Life's a bitch and then you diet.

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Post: # 206323Post Milims »

Hi there and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: # 206333Post Green Aura »

Hi scrap, welcome to Ish :wave:
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Post: # 206381Post yvette »

Welcome - I have learned such a lot from people here who have always shared their knowledge and experience very generously. Hope you enjoy learning and sharing here too. :wave:

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Post: # 206390Post Thomzo »

Hi and welcome

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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206415Post old tree man »

Hello :wave: my daughter lived in the Netherlands for 10yrs, hope you enjoy the ish
Respect to all, be kind to all and you shall reap what you sow.
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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206553Post MuddyWitch »

Welcome to ISH :flower:

You certainly are in the right place!

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Barbara Good
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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206562Post scrap »

Thanks for the warm welcome, y'all. :wave:
I've been digging trough this site a lot lately,and the info on winemaking is very usefull.
I truly love the no-nonsense way of explaining the process in ''Winemaking 1+2+3''

So yesterday I ordered some additional supplies at Brouwmarkt.nl,mostly stops,airlocks and two interesting strains of yeast.
One promised it would do the job at pretty low temperatures,so that would be ideal this autumn.
I can set up the whole smelly contraption in my shed.
The other said (well, yeast can't talk...but alcohol can in my experience :drunken: ) it had a high tolerance to alcohol so it could potentially produce fruit wines up to 16%.
Imagine that...but we'll just have to wait and see.

I'll probably start up my first brewski two weeks from now,I'm heading for the Belgian Ardennes coming friday.
Just me and the missus and a rented log-cabin in the middle of nowhere on the edge of the French border....
Hmmm...affordable quality Calvados and Confit de Canard.
''I'm riding a pig and trashing things,I dunno what else I'm supposed to do here.''
(My wife, while playing Lego pirates of the carribean.)

''If you open your mind too far your brain will fall out''

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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206580Post 123sologne »

Hello and welcome, from a newbie to another newbie.
Enjoy the middle of nowhere, the Calvados and the lovely canard... :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206584Post Millymollymandy »

Wrong part of France, Ardennes pate more like. :lol: Have a great holiday!
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

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Barbara Good
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Re: Greetings!

Post: # 206613Post scrap »

Yes,that too!
Not to mention that fab Boudin blanc,and a chance to stock up on cans of Cassoulet.
(breakfast in a can..Yum.)
''I'm riding a pig and trashing things,I dunno what else I'm supposed to do here.''
(My wife, while playing Lego pirates of the carribean.)

''If you open your mind too far your brain will fall out''

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