The GC 'Buttery'

In the Middle Ages, a buttery was a storeroom for liquor .... In recent years, the GC Buttery gets raided often by rogue Admin and users ....... Please help us restore our stock by contributing recipes and advice.

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  2. Loofah
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    ABV lookup tables

    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
    Provided by @Scrungee in another thread; this is so I don't have to keep scrabbling to find it!Metric Imperial
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  3. Marley Farley
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    NEW PHOTO COMP

    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    We have a new photo comp.! Why not come and join in.!! 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
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  5. Fat Controller

    Alcofrolics Anyonymous....

    It was fine - nothing spectacular, but perfectly drinkable and fine for a quick batch. I am toying with the idea of starting another batch tomorrow purely as back up material for Christmas/New...
    It was fine - nothing spectacular, but perfectly drinkable and fine for a quick batch. I am toying with the idea of starting another batch tomorrow purely as back up material for Christmas/New year - we are all but out of wine now, and the two fermenters worth of Strawberry Jam wine won't be...
    It was fine - nothing spectacular, but perfectly drinkable and fine for a quick batch. I am toying with the idea of starting another batch tomorrow purely as back up material for Christmas/New year - we are all but out of wine now, and the two...
    It was fine - nothing spectacular, but perfectly drinkable and fine for a quick batch. I am toying with the idea of starting another batch tomorrow purely as back up material for Christmas/New...
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  6. lazy-gardener

    how to tell when sloes are ripe?

    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the...
    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the freezer for a short time, instant frost. Everyone is out picking berries, wild apples, plums- must go...
    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the freezer for a short time, instant frost. Everyone is...
    Picked sloes today as others had noticed they were early this year, and they were disappearing rapidly. I got enough for a first batch and bought the gin on the way home. I'll put them in the...
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  7. Fat Controller

    Ginger wine

    Well its 9 month on and ive tried the gooseberry wine, its has a brandy and taste smell to me :noidea:and seems strong,now tonight ive tried the jostaberry/gooseberry and that is nicer,sweeter,easier to...
    Well its 9 month on and ive tried the gooseberry wine, its has a brandy and taste smell to me :noidea:and seems strong,now tonight ive tried the jostaberry/gooseberry and that is nicer,sweeter,easier to drink to me :) :dancy:
    Well its 9 month on and ive tried the gooseberry wine, its has a brandy and taste smell to me :noidea:and seems strong,now tonight ive tried the jostaberry/gooseberry and that is nicer,sweeter,easier to drink to me :) :dancy:
    Well its 9 month on and ive tried the gooseberry wine, its has a brandy and taste smell to me :noidea:and seems strong,now tonight ive tried the jostaberry/gooseberry and that is nicer,sweeter,easier to...
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  8. Fat Controller

    Treat me like I am stupid....

    Our first effort at wine making was bottled today (we tried on Monday, but the hand corker that we had split along its length on the third cork - utter garbage - so we had to wait until today for...
    Our first effort at wine making was bottled today (we tried on Monday, but the hand corker that we had split along its length on the third cork - utter garbage - so we had to wait until today for a 'proper' corker to arrive), and we got 9 bottles in all.Attempt number two, based on six and...
    Our first effort at wine making was bottled today (we tried on Monday, but the hand corker that we had split along its length on the third cork - utter garbage - so we had to wait until today for a 'proper' corker to arrive), and we got 9 bottles...
    Our first effort at wine making was bottled today (we tried on Monday, but the hand corker that we had split along its length on the third cork - utter garbage - so we had to wait until today for...
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  9. Kristen

    Pizza "Oven" cooker thingie

    That's what my woodburner gets used for when it's in use. Casseroles and many other dishes too.
    That's what my woodburner gets used for when it's in use. Casseroles and many other dishes too.
    That's what my woodburner gets used for when it's in use. Casseroles and many other dishes too.
    That's what my woodburner gets used for when it's in use. Casseroles and many other dishes too.
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  10. Daisies

    Windowless airplanes, anyone?

    You did leave them pokin out of your back pocket :snork:
    You did leave them pokin out of your back pocket :snork:
    You did leave them pokin out of your back pocket :snork:
    You did leave them pokin out of your back pocket :snork:
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  11. Loofah

    Sloe gin

    It's to keep us warm in the winter weather!
    It's to keep us warm in the winter weather!
    It's to keep us warm in the winter weather!
    It's to keep us warm in the winter weather!
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  12. Lea

    What have you got brewing?

    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
    OMG. it was YOU! Lol
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  13. Loofah
    Like x 9

    Started the new chemistry set :)

    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
    I use Milton sterilising tablets. I half fill my brewing bucket and everything I'm going to use goes in there. I have on occasions forgotten and all has been ok!
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  14. Steve R
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    Winemaking 2012

    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong...
    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong tea) works well but its a bit tasteless. I hope its good - its going to be a real pain to clean those...
    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong tea) works well but its a bit tasteless. I hope its...
    Its a first for me, a chum dropped off 56 jars of jam that were past their sell by date so Ive been experimenting. My normal turbo cider (4L cheap apple juice, 1L grape juice & a cup of strong...
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  15. Fat Controller

    Pears - lots and lots of pears.... and more wine

    Almost! :biggrin:It is still bubbling away like a good 'un - every four or five seconds now we are getting a gurgle from it, so it is definitely fermenting well.
    Almost! :biggrin:It is still bubbling away like a good 'un - every four or five seconds now we are getting a gurgle from it, so it is definitely fermenting well.
    Almost! :biggrin:It is still bubbling away like a good 'un - every four or five seconds now we are getting a gurgle from it, so it is definitely fermenting well.
    Almost! :biggrin:It is still bubbling away like a good 'un - every four or five seconds now we are getting a gurgle from it, so it is definitely fermenting well.
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  16. pete
    Funny x 8

    Gone all exotic.

    Yeah, I would too, but the mess!
    Yeah, I would too, but the mess!
    Yeah, I would too, but the mess!
    Yeah, I would too, but the mess!
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  17. Loofah

    Campden tabs and finings

    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
    Still bubbling... I've set it on the propagator to gently heat through a bit (multi purpose these propagators!) and hopefully force the remaining yeast to ferment off
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  18. capney
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  19. pete

    langoustines

    Sod all the talk, just gimme some to eat!:snorky:
    Sod all the talk, just gimme some to eat!:snorky:
    Sod all the talk, just gimme some to eat!:snorky:
    Sod all the talk, just gimme some to eat!:snorky:
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  20. Steve R

    Wine making

    any more experiences to share?
    any more experiences to share?
    any more experiences to share?
    any more experiences to share?
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  21. Loofah

    Recipe: Apple, pineapple and lemongrass

    Several bottles of this got drunk at this years bbq - it has mellowed quite well but seems to be getting better the longer it's left, as it should be presumably.
    Several bottles of this got drunk at this years bbq - it has mellowed quite well but seems to be getting better the longer it's left, as it should be presumably.
    Several bottles of this got drunk at this years bbq - it has mellowed quite well but seems to be getting better the longer it's left, as it should be presumably.
    Several bottles of this got drunk at this years bbq - it has mellowed quite well but seems to be getting better the longer it's left, as it should be presumably.
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  22. Loofah

    cucumber wine

    Not surprised, the internet's full of people posting recipes before they've even tasted them, then never subsequently reporting how awful they are, but leaving their dodgy recipes online to catch...
    Not surprised, the internet's full of people posting recipes before they've even tasted them, then never subsequently reporting how awful they are, but leaving their dodgy recipes online to catch out novice winemakers.Take this one for example, not only using cucumbers complete with bitter...
    Not surprised, the internet's full of people posting recipes before they've even tasted them, then never subsequently reporting how awful they are, but leaving their dodgy recipes online to catch out novice winemakers.Take this one for...
    Not surprised, the internet's full of people posting recipes before they've even tasted them, then never subsequently reporting how awful they are, but leaving their dodgy recipes online to catch...
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  23. Loofah

    Section title

    ....Confused me....But then, some days showing me two shovels and asking me to take my pick is too challenging!
    ....Confused me....But then, some days showing me two shovels and asking me to take my pick is too challenging!
    ....Confused me....But then, some days showing me two shovels and asking me to take my pick is too challenging!
    ....Confused me....But then, some days showing me two shovels and asking me to take my pick is too challenging!
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  24. roders
    Like x 3

    Christianity alive and well in our school.

    Well, some "Christians" I have met have acted in some very unchristian ways:dunno::doh: But I think having a Nativity Play in a Primary School is a good idea even if my Mother "cursed" me with the middle...
    Well, some "Christians" I have met have acted in some very unchristian ways:dunno::doh: But I think having a Nativity Play in a Primary School is a good idea even if my Mother "cursed" me with the middle name of Thomas!! Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who have to touch, taste, smell, and see...
    Well, some "Christians" I have met have acted in some very unchristian ways:dunno::doh: But I think having a Nativity Play in a Primary School is a good idea even if my Mother "cursed" me with the middle name of Thomas!! Unfortunately, I'm one of those...
    Well, some "Christians" I have met have acted in some very unchristian ways:dunno::doh: But I think having a Nativity Play in a Primary School is a good idea even if my Mother "cursed" me with the middle...
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