Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hoochie Mama

Fact: I love the internets and I love the little men that bring me the things that I buy on the internets.

SO it starts with the decision to not buy a farm, which leads to the decision to buy a shed so that the bikes and bee stuff can go from inside the house to the shed which means I can carpet my office which means we will have more space in the spare room which means that there will be room for another big bookcase which means (obviously) that it would be OK to buy another couple of books.

follow?

SO the little men bought me this book by Sandor Ellix Katz and it is really really cool.


The kitchen has been taken over with an array of fermentations and fungal orgies. There is a little brew your own shoppee a few suburbs away where I found the most elegant thing....a second hand DEMIJOHN. Just the name is beautiful. A demijohn is the MOST ELEGANT glass bottle in the known universe with most pleasing curves. This one was second hand and a BARGAIN and is housed in a neato plastic basket for ease of carrying and to protect the glass.


Yesterday I batched up 10 liters of Ginger Champagne. "Brian" as this batch as been christened, is bubbling away nicely as we speak. I guess Brian can't sit here beside me for a whole year, so as soon as it cools down a little I will get the ladder and pop him up on top of our wardrobe.


Well, thats New YEar's drinks for 2010/2011 sorted.......

5 comments:

Barbara said...

I have pondered making my own wine with fruits harvested in season but never really had a real interest. Your post on the DEMIJOHN has peaked my interest. After reading your post I searched online to purchase one. I will be ordering the 54 litre - with plastic Basket. Thank you for sharing your find of the Demijohn.

sherdie said...

Yum! Save some for me!

The Duck Herder said...

haha! demijohns for everyone! although Barbara, 54 litres is VERY BIG - it might be a bit hard to move around when it is full? But then again, can you have too much wine?

And Sherdie - of COURSE there will be ginger champagne for you! Afterall we must do a very scientific comparisom with the ginger beer.....the champagne yeast should leave us with a 15% alcohol content...lets see, 10 liters @ 15%......that should be some paarteey? (or at least a jumping afternoon tea..) xxxxx

PS am coming to brisvegas for a week or so in April. Boook me in.

sherdie said...

Consider yourself booked!

Valley View said...

Hi Mrs D

There is a lovely shop in the Kaleen Shopping Centre you should visit, it has all this stuff plus more - a regular lollie shop for fermenting. The chap whom runs the store is very nice as well I think he's Italian. I'm planning on picking up a cider press after christmas from him....