Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by chris taylor, Jul 20, 2018.
Care to send me the recipe.
Go nicely on pancakes with fresh cream.
I just used this one but I would use 3/4 cup castor sugar instead of 1/2 cup - it needed to be sweeter.
I remember those bladders .... 1983 when I started and there were a brand or 2 in tins .... can't recall if I did the bladders or not
Is that like me going from 3 x 500ml steins to 4 x 375ml schooners
I think Coopers were the only ones that did bladders ,it was the beginning of retail type home brewing I think. And as it turned out the wifes maiden name was Cooper and they were related to the Cooper brewing family side of things, albeit distant cousins.
No shed these day Chris, for 8 years had the 2nd garage aka Igor's Lair which was the "Shed" and the brewing was done there but still used the space blanket in autumn/winter and found it effective - the foil serves the same purpose as those foil sheets that emergency services use to wrap patients in to warm then up.
Know some who bought an immersion heater and put that in the vat to keep the temp constant.
Don't recall one bad batch over 37 years.
This is more about what I cook with.
we have a larger (8 qt? - 30cm?) cast iron camp oven which is perfect for cooking stews in.
Can do damper but a bit big. Also if I’m doing stew slow style I can’t do damper.
So the other day I picked up a 2 qt camp oven (20 cm?)
This is perfect for doing the beer damper in. no need for alfoil. Great addition to the kitchen.
I also picked up a cast iron skillet (30 cm.)
Again - perfect size for eggs and breakfast.
All are nicely seasoned non stick
Had some cast iron pots and pans and they were great ..... alas stopped using them so found someone who could use them and gifted them to him
Managed to navigate my way through the Services Australia web site
Wow just goes to goes to show miracles do happen.
I tried to get a CRN for the wife (got mine all ok online) so thought it'd be just as easy ..... nope - 1 minor input error and you're locked out so sent a "it sux" that an application can not have a review before submission or a chance to correct ..... 10 minutes later got a phone call as had to tell them my CRN and while I don't answer Private Number calls this one I did and it was a Customer Service Officer from SA wanting to discuss my it sux - the bloke was pleasant, listened and said here is the required CRN is there anything I can help with - blew me away .... he said because our MyGov accounts were linked (Tax and Medicare) and a couple of questions answered it was easy to do .
Will wait and see what the successful navigation results in ..... nothing ventured nothing gained.
Not that it has anything to do with cooking.....
Hi Bert what does CRN stand for.
Cooking up a storm.????? Nah
Hi Chris, CRN is Customer Reference Number which is issued for/by Centrelink ..... if you want to claim any payments on offer from the Federal Government you need it. eg. if you are a fully self funded retiree you can apply for a seniors health care card - one thing that after 50+ years of paying income tax you may get if you pass their asset test. So like your Tax File Number with the Australian Tax Office and Medicare Number another Government agency gives you another "Account Number".
Best get this thread back on topic
Oh ,yes of course ,thanks Bert ,was racking the old brain box trying to figure this one out. Now i fully understand yr post .
Getting the thread back on topic I’m going to bake fresh tomatoes with rosemary, garlic and olive oil and serve them on creamy cheesy potato mash with pork sirloin steak.
What time is dinner Kazz....?
I tried making choc mint fudge in the slow cooker this week - it was a bit of a failure at first - cooked up the chocolate layer, then cooked the green mint layer - put it in the tray and stuck it in the fridge overnight but it didn't set! It was salvageable though - just put it back in the slow cooker with some more chocolate and stirred and stirred. It turned into just one shade of chocolate instead of the green and chocolate layers but it set perfectly and there is hardly any left
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