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by Mash
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Beer, Wine & Cider
Topic: stubborn plum wine
Replies: 20
Views: 399

Re: stubborn plum wine

Buy some pot goblets to drink it from.
That way you won't see the cloudiness or waste time trying. Plum is well know to be a utter basteedo to clear.
Splitting the atom is easier. Once you have that under your belt, experiment with getting Robert to try xanthan 👍
by Mash
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Brown sauce not chutney
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Brown sauce not chutney

I am not suggesting sliced bread will have to hand over the trophy, but xanthan is just easier to use, with a different usage envelope. If you have never used it how do you know it isn't?

And as for being a sales person I would starve.... So many people are ludites. 🤣🤣
by Mash
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ardmore surprise
Replies: 33
Views: 831

Re: Ardmore surprise

With the advent of combi boilers, many houses don't have a hot tank. So don't come with a fermentation cupboard. Terrible state of affairs!
by Mash
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Fermentation calculator

I know there are a few of these online.

I don't use them very often, but found this one yesterday. Very concise and comprehensive.

Fermcalc.com
by Mash
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Brown sauce not chutney
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Brown sauce not chutney

Never used arrowroot as a thickener, but as a starch it will need cooking in like cornstarch.
Xanthan does not. It really does make a better sauce, a better thickness, more easily that won't drop out.
by Mash
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ardmore surprise
Replies: 33
Views: 831

Re: Ardmore surprise

phantom wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:39 am
Pressing cloths link.........
How much!
by Mash
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Brown sauce not chutney
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Brown sauce not chutney

Oooo. How do you work it?
by Mash
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Ageing & Flavouring
Topic: sputnik size
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: sputnik size

Sorry Jack, don't understand :D
by Mash
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ardmore surprise
Replies: 33
Views: 831

Re: Ardmore surprise

Use natural hessian or muslin cotton as pressing cloth. Much cheaper. Bugger the net curtains.
by Mash
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Brown sauce not chutney
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Brown sauce not chutney

If you make sauces/gravies/soups you will find xanthan worth having around as a thickener.
It also has uses in bread and dips that I am yet to explore.
by Mash
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Brown sauce not chutney
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Brown sauce not chutney

Thought I would share this.

This is chutney season. This is something else to do once that shelf is full and it much quicker.
BROWN SAUCE.pdf
(82.26 KiB) Downloaded 18 times
by Mash
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Gardening with bee's and goats
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: Garden?

Look in a wild boars eyes. It most definitely looks back at you.
by Mash
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ardmore surprise
Replies: 33
Views: 831

Re: Ardmore surprise

Easydrinker wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:15 pm
just chatting in a virtual shed.
That is a good way to summarise this site. It also gives jacquie a unique insight.
by Mash
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Ageing & Flavouring
Topic: sputnik size
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: sputnik size

It needs to be a snug fit to where the vapour leaves the boiler.You are trying to make sure the vapour goes through and cannot get around it.

Big EASILY big enough for all your bots and will not cause a blockage.

Copper is good, but size matters.
by Mash
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: T500
Topic: Inkbird Temperature controller
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Inkbird Temperature controller

Good shout. I for one am a fan of timers alarms and sensors.

I use an inkbird for ale - secondary fermentation in the bottle. Three crates stacked in an insulated bag.
by Mash
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ardmore surprise
Replies: 33
Views: 831

Re: Ardmore surprise

Easydrinker wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:51 pm
Good result on the juice.
Maybe Mrs.bb resented the temporary lack of privacy? :)

Robert.
.. Or the nuns
by Mash
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Gardening with bee's and goats
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: Garden?

... And get at least 3.
1 will get bored and destructive, 2 fight.

And there is a reason they are a symbol for Satan 😉
by Mash
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ardmore surprise
Replies: 33
Views: 831

Re: Ardmore surprise

Lobbing in some elderflower towards the end of the fermentation really does turn it into a pleasant white wine. (if such a thing exists)
by Mash
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferm fridge back.....
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Ferm fridge back.....

Image

Albert Wine-Stein.
Have a couple of glasses and become
a fecking genius
by Mash
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Growing Stuff
Topic: Garden?
Replies: 51
Views: 7165

Re: Garden?

You have put some work into that. When's the party?
by Mash
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferm fridge back.....
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Ferm fridge back.....

Why do I feel a plague coming....
by Mash
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Feeding Birds
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Ardmore surprise

Blimey never considered they would not ripen. We spend a fortune feeding the birds all year. That and a bit of magpie management have significantly improved the variety and quality of the birdsong.
by Mash
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pork pies
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: Pork pies

gaza the instructor wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:36 am
cutting wot?
Sorry gaza. Its jargon for butchering a carcase once it is clean. With a pig it's getting it down to joints and cuts ready for the freezer.
by Mash
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pork pies
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: Pork pies

That's about the same price and the same service.

I would go and see them in the chiller. And tag/slap them again to make sure I got my own back.

If your new butcher is collecting, you could end up with anything when cut.
by Mash
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: WINE: Aeration during primary fermentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: WINE: Aeration during primary fermentation

Got the aerator in a couple of time for 1/2h a time during punchdown.
Trying it in just one FV to see if these is a difference.