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  Topic: How long does making your daily bread take?
JH

Replies: 42
Views: 8216
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 06 9:19 pm   Subject: How long does making your daily bread take?
If I make it by hand it can take a wee while as you have to mix and then knock back etc. I'm not exactly the fastest though. I make a lot by hand but I do admit to using the breadmaker quite a lot too ...
  Topic: EMERGENCY: Pork! lots of it
JH

Replies: 2
Views: 1367
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 06 8:44 pm   Subject: EMERGENCY: Pork! lots of it
Ah thank god! Cheers! Talk about being thrown in at the deep end
  Topic: EMERGENCY: Pork! lots of it
JH

Replies: 2
Views: 1367
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 06 8:33 pm   Subject: EMERGENCY: Pork! lots of it
Just arrived, fresh, in the shape of a pig. We have 2 hams and a shed load of other bits and some belly for bacon already cut. We didnt get any warning of arrival so have no cures or anything ready.
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  Topic: Veggie burgers
JH

Replies: 9
Views: 2172
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 06 11:07 am   Subject: Veggie burgers
I use this recipe I adapted from one off the net.. I tried to copy the 'Cauldron' Black bean burgers which I fell in love with.

1 can black beans, drained,rinsed
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup dice ...
  Topic: My wholemeal loaf sunk in the middle
JH

Replies: 37
Views: 14369
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 06 3:21 pm   Subject: My wholemeal loaf sunk in the middle
Sorry, have to resurrect this thread!

I bought a Fastbake breadmaker about a month ago and up until a week ago it made perfect bread every single time (every day) - wholemeal, raisin, white, sa ...
  Topic: Introducing new chooks to the existing lot?
JH

Replies: 4
Views: 2223
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 06 10:25 am   Subject: Introducing new chooks to the existing lot?
OK - seems like an intro pen then. Thanks both
  Topic: The Drought of '76
JH

Replies: 61
Views: 9337
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 06 6:48 pm   Subject: The Drought of '76
I was 6 and it was the year we moved from Gloucestershire to Scotland!
  Topic: Introducing new chooks to the existing lot?
JH

Replies: 4
Views: 2223
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 06 5:36 pm   Subject: Introducing new chooks to the existing lot?
At what age is it recommended you introduce new chooks to the existing flock? Our chicks are now 4 weeks old and I think a little way off being introduced - but what age should we be aiming for? Does ...
  Topic: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
JH

Replies: 25
Views: 17868
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 06 5:30 pm   Subject: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
Thats very true and treacle ale......and barley wine.....

We had to blow our honeymoon money on getting new cooker but managed to fix tumbledryer and BT are 'investigating' the ...
  Topic: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
JH

Replies: 25
Views: 17868
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 06 5:02 pm   Subject: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
I think my electrical sprite may have travelled via our PC's and infected your home. At the weekend we lost the cooker, phone line and *cough*tumble dryer - not that i ever use it unless its a ...
  Topic: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
JH

Replies: 25
Views: 17868
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 06 8:11 am   Subject: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
No I believe you! I had that thought as I was loading them up so *hands up* I used sterilising solution. I hate it but it was either that or the cider....

All bottled
  Topic: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
JH

Replies: 25
Views: 17868
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 06 5:47 pm   Subject: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
Ok about the dandelion wine - its still at the demijohn full of golden raisins stage - thats still ok to leave like that for a while? It fermented out about a week ago....

Sounds as though the win ...
  Topic: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
JH

Replies: 25
Views: 17868
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 06 3:51 pm   Subject: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
Gil - yes thats how I sterilise most of my stuff for homebrew or jam - I can do 'bulk', its handsfree and unpolluting (excepting electricity to power cooker).

Ok about the dandelion wine - its ...
  Topic: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
JH

Replies: 25
Views: 17868
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 06 3:26 pm   Subject: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
Thanks for that.

Would sterilzer baby thng woork though? Hesitant to use sterilizing powders/fluid..
  Topic: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
JH

Replies: 25
Views: 17868
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 06 2:36 pm   Subject: Sterilizing bottles for homebrew
Goddamn cooker blew up last night and I have a batches of Dandelion and Cider ready to go but can't sterilise the bottles!

Just wondering - those 'mothership' looking things for sterilising babies ...
 
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