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  Topic: pressure barrel disaster averted
dpack

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 17 6:18 pm   Subject: pressure barrel disaster averted
5 gallon beer barrel with a co2 injector, so not high pressure as we know it but enough to make a bit of a pop and expel the contents while doing a soda bottle rocket impersonation if the barrel fails ...
  Topic: Elizabethan / Medieaval Gingerbread
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 4558
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 17 3:09 pm   Subject: Elizabethan / Medieaval Gingerbread
  Topic: pressure barrel disaster averted
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 84
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 17 3:02 pm   Subject: pressure barrel disaster averted
as i was cleaning to get ready for a batch i noticed a stubborn streak which on closer examination was hiding a crack about a 1/4 the way round the base with a tiny ouze in the middle inch or so.

s ...
  Topic: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
dpack

Replies: 11
Views: 272
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 17 4:59 pm   Subject: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
the last MS op i rather liked was W98 sp 2

oddly stable for a pile of rubble

XP had a few nice features but many faults, since then MS stuff has seemed over complex unfinished bloatware that req ...
  Topic: solar roadways crowd funding
dpack

Replies: 29
Views: 16851
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 17 1:34 pm   Subject: solar roadways crowd funding


very neat and accurate
  Topic: Harvesting rose hips.
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 262
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 17 10:40 pm   Subject: Harvesting rose hips.
thinking about it as a drink flavouring half a dozen nice hips in a pint of vodka for a few months might be rather nice

or a similar proportion added to the second still pass might be even better. ...
  Topic: Harvesting rose hips.
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 262
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 17 10:29 pm   Subject: Harvesting rose hips.
to flavour it it might be ok, as the main sugar source it would be interesting
  Topic: Harvesting rose hips.
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 262
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 17 8:14 pm   Subject: Harvesting rose hips.
what gz said plus

rosa rugosa has a very good vitamin and flavour content

keep a lid on the pan so the steam prevents any oxydation from the air. hot vit c in aq is pretty keen as a reducing age ...
  Topic: a good year for bramble wine
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 621
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 17 11:22 am   Subject: a good year for bramble wine
2015 was a good year for size and ripeness , iirc the wine was pretty ok but the less promising looking fruit this year seems to have produced a better than usual wine .

the two bigger batches are ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 17 6:14 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
re tractor tech history gt uncle wilby got the first tractor+haymaking and frontloader kit in 1964 for a yorkshire hill farm.
i will check but chances are his grand daughter still has it
  Topic: a good year for bramble wine
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 621
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 17 2:53 am   Subject: a good year for bramble wine
this years seems pretty good
it was a bit of a rubbish year for my crop for providing eating berries as it was quite cool, grey and damp when warm and sunny would normally be considered better.

a ...
  Topic: Beautiful Cattle
dpack

Replies: 32
Views: 8872
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 17 10:41 am   Subject: Beautiful Cattle
nice moos looking happy is a good way to start my day , thanks.
  Topic: Hello from Herefordshire
dpack

Replies: 22
Views: 3196
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 17 11:53 pm   Subject: Hello from Herefordshire
they are a bit special.
  Topic: Hello from Herefordshire
dpack

Replies: 22
Views: 3196
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 17 2:02 pm   Subject: Hello from Herefordshire
the working lines are fairly similar but the afgan is a bit bigger and a lot hairier. they are very closely related as the afgan is a branch of the saluki line and both need a lot of maintenance.

i ...
  Topic: Posting Pictures of Wild Foods to Identify
dpack

Replies: 40
Views: 150912
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 17 9:55 pm   Subject: Posting Pictures of Wild Foods to Identify
me too, they do look very crabby from most directions.
 
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