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  Topic: Hard cheesemaking
graysalchemy

Replies: 3
Views: 2195
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 15 8:34 pm   Subject: Hard cheesemaking
I have a big electric jam maker from lidl which i fill with water then put in a 5 gallon FV. worksa treat.

For cheese cloths I use muslin squares found in the nappy department in supermarkets and f ...
  Topic: Drying grapes?
graysalchemy

Replies: 12
Views: 3374
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 13 7:35 am   Subject: Drying grapes?
Chris, I'm facing the exact same problem plus I've just got 15lbs or so of apples from my Dad's to deal with quite urgently - I wish I'd not sold my dehydrator!

Cider
  Topic: So many blackberries!
graysalchemy

Replies: 24
Views: 27082
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 13 8:34 pm   Subject: So many blackberries!
I make a rather good elderberry Port with Elders Damsons and blackberries.

per gallon

2lb damsons
2lb elderberry
2lb blackberry
1lb raisins (minced)
1 tsp pectinase
2lb of sugar

Disolve ...
  Topic: So many blackberries!
graysalchemy

Replies: 24
Views: 27082
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 13 8:08 pm   Subject: elderberry Port
I make a rather good elderberry Port with Elders Damsons and blackberries.

per gallon

2lb damsons
2lb elderberry
2lb blackberry
1lb raisins (minced)
1 tsp pectinase
2lb of sugar

Disolve ...
  Topic: #FreeMeatMonday
graysalchemy

Replies: 6
Views: 3431
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 13 8:11 pm   Subject: #FreeMeatMonday
Meat Free Monday just wouldn't have worked
  Topic: Damnation !
graysalchemy

Replies: 18
Views: 10686
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 13 10:25 am   Subject: Damnation !
I know to many brewers like that

I think the best thing is to stand out from the crowd, why is your product different what are your USP's however minor they may seem to you.

Even ...
  Topic: Damnation !
graysalchemy

Replies: 18
Views: 10686
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 13 10:08 am   Subject: Damnation !
Good news Bodger, but don't rest on your laurels still have a think about new markets for your cider. I wish I had 3 yrs ago.
  Topic: Damnation !
graysalchemy

Replies: 18
Views: 10686
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 13 9:13 am   Subject: Damnation !
Sorry too hear that Bodger. the Leisure Industry used to account for 50% of my turnover and the majority of that went last year so I feel your pain.

I have had to diversify into other sectors of m ...
  Topic: Eliza the Gallery
graysalchemy

Replies: 6
Views: 4740
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 13 8:36 am   Subject: Eliza the Gallery
The Website is not their primary source of marketing or selling, they are very proactive doing all the major shows, they also have pop up galleries in 4* hotels.

Don't judge the proverbial book by ...
  Topic: Eliza the Gallery
graysalchemy

Replies: 6
Views: 4740
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 13 8:39 pm   Subject: Eliza the Gallery
I can personally vouch for them Very very nice people and a very good business, she sells a lot of paintings through the gallery and pop up galleries and shows that she does.

I am a commercial pict ...
  Topic: Alternatives to Paypal?
graysalchemy

Replies: 11
Views: 5567
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 13 7:24 pm   Subject: Alternatives to Paypal?
Funny how someone has posted introducing themselves and then advertising Nochex

I am a mod on another forum and that would get deleted.

Having said all that I may take a look my ...
  Topic: S.G. - help please
graysalchemy

Replies: 9
Views: 2271
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 13 5:04 pm   Subject: S.G. - help please
Were you expecting wine or cider?

If you were expecting cider then you have a very respectable 6.6% cider.

If it was wine then you need to add sugar back to it and try fermenting again. ...
  Topic: Your thoughts on names for a business
graysalchemy

Replies: 36
Views: 15611
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 12 11:43 am   Subject: Your thoughts on names for a business
Indigo on its own is stronger IMHO. However it has already been used by indigo art and probably a whole heap more. Vermillion is another strong one but again I have a customer who's gallery business ...
  Topic: Can anyone make bread?
graysalchemy

Replies: 27
Views: 12734
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 12 9:01 am   Subject: Can anyone make bread?
I proved my sourdough for 14 hrs overnight and ended up with the most wonderful bread with a decent crumb. Some of the bubbles were a bit big but I should have knocked it back a bit as per Sgt.colon. ...
  Topic: Dog brought down Muntjac
graysalchemy

Replies: 20
Views: 13380
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 12 3:12 pm   Subject: Dog brought down Muntjac
I had a friend who had a collie and a Jack Russell they managed to take down a red deer stag in the highlands. They had escaped from the house and returned covered in blood, my friend finally found a ...
 
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