The plan - oldbloke's mutterings
is to make a gallon of something each month, starting in the New Year
What to make in January?
Other, to be described in comments
I nicked mine from Google Images.
The elderberries are ALL GONE. If we manage to meet at all over christmas you can try some of the wine we made from them.
Peapod, maybe. Involves a lot of shelling. Does anybody just make wine out of the actual peas, I wonder?
I have heard of such a recipe. Also of one which ends up with vodka rather than wine.
You can make alcohol with old boot leather; the Russians have.
but that doesn't mean you *should*.
Mixed citrus booze; the new marmalade.
I'm not sure where the fermentable sugars come from in old boot leather - the polish, perhaps.
Edited at 2010-12-07 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'd go with whatever's in season and therefore readily available (cheap).
I am of course using recipes from the great CJJBerry's "First steps in winemaking" - handily arranged by month.
Except the parsnip & carrot are just a couple I'm going to do sometime and they're always in the supermarket and pretty cheap.
|Date:||December 7th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)|| |
Water. Start with the easy stuff and work up. Next month, orange squash.
Which reminds me: YB is on a squash&soda kick. Anything about soda water that's bad for 7 year olds?
|Date:||December 7th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)|| |
Isn't it just fizzy H2O?
No, it has sodium hydrogen carbonate (aka soda, hence the name) in it.
Sodium carbonate is harmless.
Oh it's just another name for bicarb
Thought the taste was familiar.
ORL-RAT LD50 4220 mg kg-1
Yeh, looks safe enough
|Date:||December 8th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)|| |
We were given Sodium Bicarb as a drink at school if we were feeling queasy. Not the best thing to give someone who was already feeling poorly...
I hadn't made the connection with soda water, though, so I guess the dilution is a great deal more (i.e. less of the stuff). I hated the 'cure all' remedy at school, but I'll happily drink soda water by the pint.
Presumably, if the bicarb remedy works, you can look forward to YB having a queasy-free life. Win all round, I'd say.
|Date:||December 8th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)|| |
It's gotta be Peapod Burgundy for the good life... (pun intended)
Yeh... Sometime... Except: 1 gallon recipe includes 5lbs of pods. That's a LOT of peas!