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  1. Slurp

    Food Gardening

    Turnips look awesome! Not a chef just a big time foodie.
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    Food Gardening

    Thanks. first time I have seen them outside actually. Only seen them otherwise indoors in growing conditions without sufficient air flow in my experience. That will teach me to get lazy and buy plants rather than grow from seed. I'm looking at you Bunnings! Oooh salsify.... Salsify with a...
  3. Slurp

    Food Gardening

    Lol one of the very few veggies I don't really like, whitlof being the other. But they do grow well here for sure. I checked the buerre bosch pear tree, it is loaded with fruit spurs as are the apple trees, so assuming the frosts play nice we will be in business with them this year . The...
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    INKBIRD Giveaway on ITC-308 for Father's Day

    Just in time for the Spring smoking. Please count me in!
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    Food Gardening

    I envy you, while the thermostat is in the positive for the next few days, we have big frosts and negatives here for at least another 6-7 weeks. Lucky I have seed raising and small plant set up inside to get them going and can harden the tomatoes off in anticipation of planting. Not planting...
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    Mead Experimentations

    Do you use GoFerm to prepare your yeast too? I have read that it is pretty much essential for big sticky meads. I picked some up but curious how much of a difference it makes.
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    Chilli! All Things Chillies.

    I ended up giving a lot of my reapers away, they are just pure heat and I prefer to have some chilli flavour with my heat. My absolute favourite is Jamaican MOA. Smells like apricots when you cut them open and have a great heat about 1 1/2 times a habanero. If you want seeds pm me, I saved a...
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    Chilli! All Things Chillies.

    The worst is when you finish making a sauce and go to clean your gear - all the capsaicans just turn into steam. Damn I hate clean up.. well on everything really but particularly chillies.
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    Chilli! All Things Chillies.

    The chilliFactory vids are excellent for learning how to grow them. A milton soak is a must! A heatpad is really worthwhile if you are going to get into propagating specific strains etc as you really need to hold a 27c temp with 100% humidity for these guys to pop. Can't remember the rules on...
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    Cider gear

    Just thought I would share a pic of my cider gear. The spiedel hydro press and crusher are from grain and grape. The price of entry for the press is high, but it is bloody brillant on juice extraction, and so easy to do. We built a table for the crusher, which we can remove for cleaning and...
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    Food Gardening

    Our neighbours behind us keep 2 hives. We have awesome pollination rates on all the fruit trees, chillies and tomatoes. Only downside is cider season. I made 100 litres across 2 batches from our trees, the bees cottoned onto it for the second batch and they were swarming around my crusher and...
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    Food Gardening

    We picked one up from Bunnings a couple of years ago. If you water them heavily to size and then dial the water back the heat intensifies.
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    Mead Experimentations

    Nice! My beechworth orange blossom honey arrived last week, just waiting for my DB-47 yeast and I'll be underway. I have 9.5kg of it so planning on doing 3 small batches which should see me hit similar SG. The reading I have done suggests you should be stirring vigorously twice a day for the...
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    Mead Experimentations

    I am about to have a crack at some mead, I use EC1118 to good effect in my ciders. If you are looking for super clear mead, my understanding is you are going to need to use both finings and a good whack of time. I cold crash my ciders and beers and with the ciders using EC1118 it drops like a...
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    Chilli seed swap

    Hoppy, I have a bunch of seeds and dried pods to play with. If you have a viable choc hab, I am interested, my last lot did bugger all. I have many seeds in common, but also some you don't have, like SB7J, MOA yellow hab, jamaican, a lovely red jolokia but not a rampant hot one (although I...
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    Back to brewing

    Hey all Was a member on here a while back, but coming home to some dedicated brewing after a 2 year hiatus that focused on the heads, hearts and feints. Just picked up a robobrew 3 to play with, along with my old 2v system. Cheers! S
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