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  Topic: Bay bolete?
fungi2bwith

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon May 25, 15 8:34 am   Subject: Bay bolete?
It is not a bay bolete, it is a suillus.
  Topic: Saffron Milkcap
fungi2bwith

Replies: 16
Views: 75773
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Dec 02, 14 5:22 pm   Subject: Saffron Milkcap
I found a few saffron Milk caps at the weekend. However, they were all very maggoty so they stayed in the forest.
  Topic: Saffron Milkcap
fungi2bwith

Replies: 16
Views: 75773
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Dec 02, 14 5:20 pm   Subject: Saffron Milkcap
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/26778/DSC09478.JPG

Do they often grow on trees?
  Topic: Saffron Milkcap
fungi2bwith

Replies: 16
Views: 75773
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Nov 20, 14 7:38 pm   Subject: Saffron Milkcap
Saffron milk caps are not winter species. They are coming to an end now. Loads grow around here, but I haven't seen more than the occasional one for a few weeks.
  Topic: Garlic, Botulism & Fermenting
fungi2bwith

Replies: 8
Views: 3929
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 14 4:00 pm   Subject: Garlic, Botulism & Fermenting
Thankyou fungi2bwith. I have that book, but couldn't find a specific reference to botulism.

I haven't got the book on me to check. But somewhere in there (or his other book) he talks about food saf ...
  Topic: Garlic, Botulism & Fermenting
fungi2bwith

Replies: 8
Views: 3929
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 14 9:45 am   Subject: Garlic, Botulism & Fermenting
Fermenting will kill botulism. The lactic acid forming bacteria will outcompete the botulism. It is best not to cook/boil everything first as you need the bugs present for fermenting unless you use so ...
  Topic: Chanterelles
fungi2bwith

Replies: 10
Views: 16764
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 14 1:14 pm   Subject: Chanterelles
I've been finding enough chanterelles to harvest since the end of May. Still plenty around.

Haven't noticed much else in the last a couple of weeks, just a few blushers and the odd agaricus.

Gar ...
  Topic: Chanterelles
fungi2bwith

Replies: 10
Views: 16764
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue May 13, 14 6:12 pm   Subject: Chanterelles
I saw my first chanterelles of the year growing today. Only about 5 or 6. However, with the warm dry forcast I suspect they will dry and shrivel instead of more growing.
  Topic: Spring Mushrooms
fungi2bwith

Replies: 9
Views: 9205
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 9:30 pm   Subject: Spring Mushrooms
you trumped me as normal
  Topic: Spring Mushrooms
fungi2bwith

Replies: 9
Views: 9205
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 8:19 pm   Subject: Spring Mushrooms
Yes apart from one. Hidden in there is a decaying common morel (the first one I have found without your help) found in mixed wooland under ash. Unfortunately it is the only one I could find. I will go ...
  Topic: Spring Mushrooms
fungi2bwith

Replies: 9
Views: 9205
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 12:56 pm   Subject: Spring Mushrooms
Shrooming has been good this spring. Plenty around and they came early.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/gkrickard/springmushrooms2014600x399_zps531d6d07.jpg
  Topic: St George's mushroom
fungi2bwith

Replies: 12
Views: 12009
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 14 5:40 pm   Subject: St George's mushroom
How about the morels Gary? Any signs yet? Anyone??
Yes I found Morchella Elata (black morel) in woodchip on a new housing estate on Saturday. I will start my usual fruitless look for Esculenta (Co ...
  Topic: St George's mushroom
fungi2bwith

Replies: 12
Views: 12009
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 14 2:09 pm   Subject: St George's mushroom
How about the morels Gary? Any signs yet? Anyone??
Yes I found Morchella Elata (black morel) in woodchip on a new housing estate on Saturday. I will start my usual fruitless look for Esculenta (Co ...
  Topic: St George's mushroom
fungi2bwith

Replies: 12
Views: 12009
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 14 9:54 pm   Subject: St George's mushroom
I found my first st george's of the year today. Almost a couple of months earlier than last year!
  Topic: working out ABV
fungi2bwith

Replies: 22
Views: 13779
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 14 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: working out ABV
Okay...
having a maths argument with John.

How to calculate ABV...

If I have 20L of 10.92% and 20L of 8.3% and I mix them together, what is the ABV of the 40L?
I make it 9.17%, but he insists ...
 
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