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How to use home grown produce to create some wonderful liquors and spirit mixes.  

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An easy video instructions guide

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Jan 17, 2018. 15 Replies

I thought I would have a crack at producing a video instruction guide to making spirits and liquors for anyone who wants to see what's involved.  I've recently added a couple of videos on making…Continue

Recipes and Instructions

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 3, 2016. 19 Replies

This is where we will store recipes for specific drinks and general "how to make alcohol" discussions.Continue

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on December 8, 2016 at 23:17

Non-alcoholic Elaine.  Ginger cordial (you can do turmeric) with carbonated water (I use soda streamed water, you could use mineral water, tonic or soda water). 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 8, 2016 at 23:15

Now what is Ginger spritzer? Alcoholic? If it's not alcoholic, would Turmeric work?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on December 8, 2016 at 23:06

I have been experimenting with ginger.  I'll do a clip soon about ginger spritzer and cordial.  I'll have some on offer at the garden visit. 

Later on, I'll do one on making a traditional ginger beer bug and the subsequent beer.  

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 31, 2016 at 20:27

Oh you evil man.... 

Comment by James Rosenlund on March 31, 2016 at 19:55

The 23 liters of Passion wine has finally finished fermenting and has already cleared, so I siphoned it off into another 23 liter bottle and topped up with a 750 ml bottle from a previous batch. We had the tailings  with a chilli meal tonight. They went well together.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 30, 2016 at 20:44

Sold Barb!!!!!

Comment by Rob Collings on March 30, 2016 at 18:25

I think that's a good philosophy Elaine, we were blessed with the ability to see colour, taste bitter etc. and observe changes. so it would be a shame not to use these senses to keep our own selves safe. You get to feed thousands of your own livestock when you put it into the compost :)

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 30, 2016 at 18:13

More Chemistry than I have ever studied, Rob! I wonder was the beetroot canned in Australia? Not that we are naturally perfect ;-) I look at foods that just don't look right and think 'compost'. Not having chooks nor anyone close with them, compost is the next destination.

Comment by Barbara Tealby on March 30, 2016 at 18:10

Thanks everyone. I'll bring both bottles to the next GV, unless, Andy, living close, you would like to come round and pick them up.

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on March 30, 2016 at 17:55

Boiled the Rosella and strained and then in freezer when mixed with alcohol turned to jelly like pectin test .

If you are on blood thinners i think Rosella will have an effect on that  medication.


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