I had to remove a few things when varnishing the boat so I tried to take a lot of photos to remember what I had done.
We have decided to sell our campervan, more details are available on the following page of the website More Info
My CD player stopped working- it basically didn’t seem to realise there was a CD in it. I decided to replace the optical pickup. I followed these instructions:
The old optical pickup was a philips VAM1201/11 I got this replacement, Ebay VAM1202 it seems to be a straight swap. I got a replacement unit that had all the wires to the two motors already soldered on as I wasn’t sure I would have been able to manage that!
So far it is all working fine playing Yo La Tengo. The only problem I have is that the CD tray does not open unless there is a CD in there. I am not sure why- I think it might be the magnets that hold the CD in place might be slightly stronger in the new optical pickup.
This was my first go at an all grain brew,
The process I followed was mash the grain in the cool box at about 65°c for an hour.
Then I batch sparged them with water at about 75°c.
Following this it was time for the boil for an hour with various hop addition. The results and ingredients will be posted to this page Beer when I have bottled it.
So i started to make this drink
I have now drunk some and it doesn’t taste great it is sharp and has a bit of a bite to it. In summary not very nice. My wife described it as ermm a slightly weird beer tangy taste, and asked what could be put with it to make it nicer! I didn’t have any ideas.
There is a bit of scum and it tastes a lot of onion. I should have tried making it without the onion.
I am going to leave it a bit longer before I put it in the jars. When it goes into the jars this will stop the fermentation process.
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After hearing The Food Programme on Radio 4 a few weekends ago I thought that I would have a go at making some Sauerkraut.
As I normally do when I try and make something new I look at loads of different recipes or instructions and follow a combination of them in no particular order or without any reason.
For Sauerkarut I looked at the following:
I also looked in two books we have Sloe Gin and Beeswax by J Newdick and S Allison’s Book of Preserving
The basic summary of all those recipes is:
Cabbage + Salt + Time – scum = Sauerkraut
Or in a bit more detail
I have basically done the first few steps of the above- I added one onion maybe a mistake as the kitchen stinks of onions . Also in the mix was caraway seeds, dill and juniper berries. I am waiting for the first 5 days or so.
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I have also spent sometime setting up the plugin Postie which is great for emailing blog posts. This works great if you have limited internet access and quickly want to post something without using the wordpress app.
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