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Sunday 21 July 2019
by Wulf
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Preserving the Weekend

A lot of my weekend has been spent cooking up various preserves to make the most of our ongoing plum harvest. Plum jam, plum jam with rum and plum chutney have been the main three so far. One thing I … Continue reading

Sunday 30 June 2019
by Wulf
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Pudding for a summer day

Or pudding for a summer evening. The point of this post was to note that I’ve been able to construct a summer pudding entirely out of soft fruit from the back garden – strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and tayberries. Along with … Continue reading

Tuesday 14 May 2019
by Wulf
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Back in the day, when I was at university, beansprouts were a major part of my diet. Home-sprouted mung beans to be precise, which was a cost effective ingredient. I’ve been trying again recently and think I’ve finally recovered the … Continue reading

Monday 6 May 2019
by Wulf
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Decanting, decanting, decanting

My homebrew bottling process involves several steps of decanting: Fermenting vessel into jerry can. The brewed beer is siphoned into a 10l plastic jerry can, trying to minimise the amount of trub (sediment) transferred. Jerry can back to fermenting vessel. … Continue reading

Sunday 5 May 2019
by Wulf
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Spring’s Arm Bottled

My Spring’s Arm batch of homebrew got bottled yesterday without particular incident. My calculated ABV (4.46%) is slightly stronger than the target but within the bounds of error introduced by trying to read the hydrometer – what I could really … Continue reading