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  1. Tim C

    Water kefir, Milk kefir - natural fizzy drinks & Labneh

    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...
    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...
    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...
    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...

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  2. Mark

    Homemade lacto fermented pickled cucumbers experiment

    Good going Tim! Yep, I'm beginning to think not all vegetables pickle equally so as you are saying different veggies need more or less salt. Also, I think it makes a difference how big the batch...
    Good going Tim! Yep, I'm beginning to think not all vegetables pickle equally so as you are saying different veggies need more or less salt. Also, I think it makes a difference how big the batch is and what the average temperature is. My lacto beetroot are still going nowhere. They have...
    Good going Tim! Yep, I'm beginning to think not all vegetables pickle equally so as you are saying different veggies need more or less salt. Also, I think it makes a difference how big the batch is and what the average temperature is. My...
    Good going Tim! Yep, I'm beginning to think not all vegetables pickle equally so as you are saying different veggies need more or less salt. Also, I think it makes a difference how big the batch...

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  3. Tim C

    Scotch biofuel.?

    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!
    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!
    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!
    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!

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  4. Mark

    Rambo Wok Burner - Outdoor Stir-frys instead of a BBQ

    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)
    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)
    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)
    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)

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  5. Mark

    My steps to preserving corn by freezing

    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...
    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...
    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...
    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...

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  6. Tim C

    More Brewing - Making alcoholic lemonade or squash

    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting...
    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting image of Solo, but with 4.5% alc. The "artificial" sweetener taste subsided over time. I'm sure the...
    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting image of Solo, but with 4.5% alc. The "artificial"...
    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting...

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  7. Tim C

    Dehydrating Nectarines, Peacharines and early Peaches

    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:
    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:
    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:
    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:

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  8. Tim C

    SodaStream adaptor

    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)
    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)
    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)
    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)

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  9. Tim C

    We don't eat much around here...

    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but...
    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but it has by no means stopped, as I still have heaps of area that is watered but not yet planted. Beans...
    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but it has by no means stopped, as I still have heaps...
    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but...

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  10. Tim C

    Speed-balls to feed a tribe

    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
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  11. Steve

    Butcher a Whole Lamb

    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his...
    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his portable cold room. Although he said he doesn't save money the flavor of the meet is so superior to...
    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his portable cold room. Although he said he doesn't...
    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his...

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  12. Mark

    Perfect Fruit by SPC

    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....
    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....
    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....
    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....

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  13. Tim C

    Potato salad

    3-4 big spuds. Peeled and cooked ' til just about able to put a fork through. Then add a diced onion, and turn off the heat. By the time the water cools the onion will be blanched, but not cooked...
    3-4 big spuds. Peeled and cooked ' til just about able to put a fork through. Then add a diced onion, and turn off the heat. By the time the water cools the onion will be blanched, but not cooked (clear). Drain and cool. Add 4tblspn fresh/ 1tspn driedParsley. Same of mint. Use the generic...
    3-4 big spuds. Peeled and cooked ' til just about able to put a fork through. Then add a diced onion, and turn off the heat. By the time the water cools the onion will be blanched, but not cooked (clear). Drain and cool. Add 4tblspn fresh/ 1tspn...
    3-4 big spuds. Peeled and cooked ' til just about able to put a fork through. Then add a diced onion, and turn off the heat. By the time the water cools the onion will be blanched, but not cooked...
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  14. Tim C

    Bean milk and coffee

    A coffee without the caffeine. Now I know I would go through withdrawals... :(
    A coffee without the caffeine. Now I know I would go through withdrawals... :(
    A coffee without the caffeine. Now I know I would go through withdrawals... :(
    A coffee without the caffeine. Now I know I would go through withdrawals... :(
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  15. Mark

    Lacto fermented mixed vegetables (recipe)

    That would have to be a pretty rare case though. I haven't heard of or read anything about poisoning from fermenting vegetables like sauerkraut. By the time it got to the meth stage it probably...
    That would have to be a pretty rare case though. I haven't heard of or read anything about poisoning from fermenting vegetables like sauerkraut. By the time it got to the meth stage it probably would taste and smell awful anyway. If oxygen is allowed to access the ferment it will eventually...
    That would have to be a pretty rare case though. I haven't heard of or read anything about poisoning from fermenting vegetables like sauerkraut. By the time it got to the meth stage it probably would taste and smell awful anyway. If oxygen is...
    That would have to be a pretty rare case though. I haven't heard of or read anything about poisoning from fermenting vegetables like sauerkraut. By the time it got to the meth stage it probably...

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  17. Mark

    Barbecue & chillie beef jerky recipe

    Yeah I really love their style.... The Picking slip is a classic ..... It so refreshing to see a business be the true Aussie fun people we are.
    Yeah I really love their style.... The Picking slip is a classic ..... It so refreshing to see a business be the true Aussie fun people we are.
    Yeah I really love their style.... The Picking slip is a classic ..... It so refreshing to see a business be the true Aussie fun people we are.
    Yeah I really love their style.... The Picking slip is a classic ..... It so refreshing to see a business be the true Aussie fun people we are.

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  18. Tim C

    Roasting your own coffee.

    I thought the fermentation of coffee beans had something to do with the final product taste but there ya go hey - just a way to remove the husks! I might put my coffee plants down the back then...
    I thought the fermentation of coffee beans had something to do with the final product taste but there ya go hey - just a way to remove the husks! I might put my coffee plants down the back then and see how they go... the soil is definitely acidic and it's in part shade.
    I thought the fermentation of coffee beans had something to do with the final product taste but there ya go hey - just a way to remove the husks! I might put my coffee plants down the back then and see how they go... the soil is definitely...
    I thought the fermentation of coffee beans had something to do with the final product taste but there ya go hey - just a way to remove the husks! I might put my coffee plants down the back then...

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  19. stevo

    Question Home brew?

    A cupla bits of hardwood, some stainless tek screws and a length of 3/4 inch all-thread with a lever/handle welded to one end. It could be square, with an angled run-off tray with a lip to run all...
    A cupla bits of hardwood, some stainless tek screws and a length of 3/4 inch all-thread with a lever/handle welded to one end. It could be square, with an angled run-off tray with a lip to run all the juice to one corner. I've never been much of a fan of wine, but it could be used for all sorts...
    A cupla bits of hardwood, some stainless tek screws and a length of 3/4 inch all-thread with a lever/handle welded to one end. It could be square, with an angled run-off tray with a lip to run all the juice to one corner. I've never been much of...
    A cupla bits of hardwood, some stainless tek screws and a length of 3/4 inch all-thread with a lever/handle welded to one end. It could be square, with an angled run-off tray with a lip to run all...
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  20. Mark

    How to make fermented hot sauce in a jar with airlock

    Here's a great example of how to ferment hot sauce in a standard jar and something I just have to try!
    Here's a great example of how to ferment hot sauce in a standard jar and something I just have to try!
    Here's a great example of how to ferment hot sauce in a standard jar and something I just have to try!
    Here's a great example of how to ferment hot sauce in a standard jar and something I just have to try!
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  21. Mark

    10 Good Reasons To Buy And Use A Food Dehydrator

    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)
    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)
    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)
    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)

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  22. Mark

    Fermentation of vegetables is it safe to eat them (Botulism)?

    I had a go at making fermented beetroot from some of our home grown beets. I modified a large glass jar by drilling a hole in the top of the lid and inserting a plastic airlock which I got for...
    I had a go at making fermented beetroot from some of our home grown beets. I modified a large glass jar by drilling a hole in the top of the lid and inserting a plastic airlock which I got for $3.50 from the local brew shop. I grated up about 10 beets and then shoved it into the glass jar with a...
    I had a go at making fermented beetroot from some of our home grown beets. I modified a large glass jar by drilling a hole in the top of the lid and inserting a plastic airlock which I got for $3.50 from the local brew shop. I grated up about 10...
    I had a go at making fermented beetroot from some of our home grown beets. I modified a large glass jar by drilling a hole in the top of the lid and inserting a plastic airlock which I got for...

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  23. Liz

    Chinese egg incubator humidity levels

    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using...
    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using an independent hygrometer to measure the humidity yourself. You can get hygrometers quite easily and...
    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using an independent hygrometer to measure the humidity...
    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using...
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  24. Mark

    Question Chickens throwing straw out of nesting boxes problem

    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around...
    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around the front of the boxes and it seems to have worked! However, I wanted to give it a few weeks before I...
    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around the front of the boxes and it seems to have worked!...
    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around...
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  25. Mark

    Excellent Herb Bread Recipe using fresh herbs

    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The...
    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The actual bread making begins from 4:30 mins (or so) into the video if you'd like to skip the start - enjoy!
    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The actual bread making begins from 4:30 mins (or so) into...
    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The...
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