Nettle Wash

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Nettle Wash

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I struggled to find this post a home, so have started a new one.
I made a (first) nettle wash,
I took a longer time than normal before stripping it, the wash was clean smelling and virtually clear.
The strip smelled clean.
The spirit run has produced a good volume of hearts.
But not good enough to drink un-charcoal filtered.
Filtered it is as expected.
Tomorrow I will start a first ever Kale wash.
And follow that with my now usual Lentil and Tom paste wash.
And then try and line them up for comparison.
Before and after filtering.
Pedantic? Maybe.
I am happy to experiment to find MY best neutral wash.
I thought that I had it, but I am always open to persuaision.

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Gotta be done. I think it will top up your stock nicely and getting them through at the same ambient temps is good.
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certainly a good idea to do a "side by side" for comparison..........

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Phantom, Just between you and me, you would have thought he would have pulled his finger out before now wouldn't you 🤣🤣🤣
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I have fingers in so many pies right now that I don't have a free one to pick my nose!

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OKaaay. I have you the image of Bob the Builder... Not sure I should share the image I got here. :D
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My simmered Kale smell has magically transported me back to a hated grannies kitchen!
Advancing years have taught me the mantra,-
'Get thee behind me,foul witch' , so all should be good. :lol:

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You are very "witchy" today Ed
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"Can We Fix IT? ...Yes We Can!"
Open the ferking window!

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Good idea Robert a side by side comparison, don't know why you didn't think of it before :D . Re the kale wash, I have had a couple of kale wash's stall on me but in both cases it was because the kale couldn't be described as super fresh. It must have been on sainos shelf for a good while before I put it in my trolly. I'll have to get some kale growing in a pot.
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buffalobob wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:02 pm
I'll have to get some kale growing in a pot.
Curly kale is easy. Mate of mine grows sutherland kale on the side of the road.... Nobody recognises it so it isn't "foraged"
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I read up a bit on the subject since my last post. Didn't know there were so many varieties to choose from. Perhaps too late this year to plant now. Next year though I'll be planting out.
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It doe's easily get white fly. But I haven't found it affects the flavour.
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I laugh in the face of whitefly ha ha ha ha, the zillions of wasps circling around my brewing dept will see them off probably, I must have evicted 2 or 3 zillion just today. They love a bit of yeasty goodness.
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I am still planting dwarf Kale to over-winter, not too late, by a long way
I'll pop a few seeds in the post Bob.
However, the reasons that kept me offline the last few days, buggered my first Kale brew, it fermented with wild yeast, before being pitched.
Hey ho!
I'll start again tommorow.

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Did you mention wasps?
I watched one take out one of my bees today, at the entrance to the hive.
I'm sure the bees would have sorted it, but I saved them the task.
Wasp traps are set, and I will watch tomorrow.

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Easydrinker wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:55 pm
I am still planting dwarf Kale to over-winter, not too late, by a long way
I'll pop a few seeds in the post Bob.
However, the reasons that kept me offline the last few days, buggered my first Kale brew, it fermented with wild yeast, before being pitched.
Hey ho!
I'll start again tommorow.

Robert.
Wild yeast or gone sour (lacto) ? Just wonder if it is worth stilling?
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