What does your home smell of?

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Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:08 pm

toast now - only just got back inside
dang these long days :mrgreen:
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Post: # 236164Post Nomada
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:43 am

froggi wrote:a cheeky little alcoholic dandelion and burdock (cheats version)....
Ohh, froggi, where did you get the recipe? I'd love to try that!
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Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:44 am

The flat smells of elderflowers after starting a batch of champagne using Andys recipe from the guardian. It also smells faintly of ginger and onion kimchi.
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Post: # 236175Post clanpowell
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:50 am

Wet dog! A shower hit us whilst the dogs were in the garden. I opened the door to two wet, sorry looking PBGVs. Fortunately they love being towel dried so a happy ending for them.

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Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:37 pm

today my home smells of new car smell!
i *love* the dashboard polish DH his for his car (he's one of these nuts that shows it and wins awards!)so everything plastic or non-food surfaced has been polished with it today! :D
it's a turtle wax/bubblegum/plastic smell and i honstly can't explain why i like it! it's so alien from the other smells i love...

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Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:22 pm

Carnations picked from the garden and strawberry jam. My friends daughter accidentaly promised that she would make some jam for a friend, but then realsed she hadn't a clue how to do it! So she consulted the (in her words) Jam Jedi and came round at 10.30pm to make jam. She was very pleased to leave at 11.05pm with 2 jars of home made strawberry jam, and completely amazed at how easy it really is! Oh she did come last night to prepare the fruit so it was quick tonight.
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Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:43 pm

cherry jam, wine
fresh bread
mint tea
and lavender
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Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:08 pm

honeysuckle - brought bunches of it home from lotty! ^_^

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Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:16 pm

Neighbour's unpleasent bonfire...just closed the windows despite temps of 22 degrees :angryfire:

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Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:25 pm

sorry to hear that Middy Witch :grouphug:

mine just seems to be neutral but last night i put some rose essential oil in my burner and the bedroom smells lovely :flower:

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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 237733Post froggi
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:14 pm

Nomada wrote:
froggi wrote:a cheeky little alcoholic dandelion and burdock (cheats version)....
Ohh, froggi, where did you get the recipe? I'd love to try that!
Dunno.... I guess I just guessed and tried experimentation (evil laugh)..... So sorry bout the delay in response....
2 x 2ltr bottles of D&B (don't do what I did and get no added sugar - stooopid :banghead: ) - let them go flat as poss - I used a clean demijohn & shook - leave - shook ad infinitum...(the demijohn that is not me!!!)
General purpose brewing yeast - or a high tolerance yeast (due to preservatives in the shop bought stuff)
Sugar - I reckon I used about a pound or so to bring up the OG until I got something that would reap a 5% ish ABV but it obviously depends on what you want
Yeast nutrient - helps the fermentation process along I feel

Chuck it all in a DJ (after it's gone flat that is), add the other stuff, tap it with a bung and airlock and hope it starts.....

Cos there are a certain amount of preservatives in shop bought pops, this can inhibit the process a deal so if you find the potential brew is dead either give up, try and coax it back to life or try again, this time with a certain amount of boiling as I've read this helps break them there preservative thingys down.

If all goes well, sit back with crossed fingers, take up knitting or another pastime that will wile away the time until the evil brew has done it's stuff and then bottle as per cider/wine etc .....if you want it flat then bottle straight from the FV, if fizzy then add a tsp of sugar to the bottle before capping - Oh and use PET bottles as this lessens the risks of explosion and showering the place with glass.

Not trying to teach you how to suck eggs with some of the info but I don't know your level of brewing experience

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Post: # 237742Post tisme
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:46 am

Great thread.
This morning mt house smelt of Bees as I made 30 frames for new hives last night.

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Post: # 237788Post Mrs Moustoir
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:04 pm

Sweetpeas - picked a huge bunch of them this afternoon between the showers.

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Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:22 pm

lavender and lemon balm
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Re: What does your home smell of?

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Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:03 pm

vingar and elderberries
just made pontack sauce , elderberry chutney , elderberry vingar, elderberry vodka
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