Friday, December 18, 2009

fermentation update

Was in Condobolin most of the week. It was very hot here (and there!) and while Mr Duck Herder was awarded top marks for keeping the garden alive, he murdered the ginger beer bug.

On the UP side - Brian the DEMIJOHN of ginger champagne is bubbling away nicely. I have become an emitter of CO2 - or Brian has anyway. Will I have to purchase removal units for the manufacture of alcohol?

And a short message for dear Mr BVVF who has probably been fighting fires all night.....do you mean the home brewy shoppee in KAMBAH or is there ANOTHER one is KALEEN? And I am wondering if the piggies will get any Michelago Wild Apples this year if you become the proud owner of a cider press.......

4 comments:

Valley View said...

The shop is at Kaleen, it's actually a tobacco shop but he has everything - including suasage making stuff. No fires out our way yet, but spent a lot of time preparing, moving pumps and working on our action plan. I think some of my pigs I'd sold to a fellow on Tinderray Rd may have been caught up in it, I haven't been able to talk to him yet. And the pigs get all the left overs after the apples are pressed, it's always a win-win situation.

keep well.

BVVF

sherdie said...

No ginger beer bug? I'm sure you can get another one from somewhere...

The Duck Herder said...

Sherdie I will set about making a new one right now.

And Mr BVVF - that little shop is AMAZING. Thank you so much. Their prices are VERY CHEAP!!!!!!!

bring on more wine I say....

Jacqui said...

Ah well, you win some you loose some! Happy fermenting Ducks and thanks for your super inspiring lovely blog this year - everytime I see an update I get very excited! I've learnt heaps from your blog posts and been inspired to no end! We could have more pics of the feathered ones but hey, I'm biased!

Happy festivities to you and yours and may 2010 bring bumper crops to your garden, plenty of pollen for the bees to turn into honey, and lots of eggs. May the community garden thrive, your crochet blossom, and your house be full of love and laughter! All the best,
chookie x and the girls xx