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    They've extended the alcohol ban here so bit unsure if I'll make it. Goodbye cruel world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Today the local police have started enforcing the rule where I can only go out on certain days. For me, I can go out on Mon, Wed, Fri. I have to stay home the other days. I got checked 3 times in a kilometer walk.

    Day 16 without any alcohol. I'm starting to see things that aren't really there.
    My yard leave days are T-Th-S. Can you buy those packaged juices & yeast in your nearby supermarket? Maybe use the recipe written by happynz in a previous post.

    I saw some Ginebra San Miguel (cheap gin) sold at a roast chicken stall here - this was at the highway, near the supermarket. Alcohol openly displayed, despite the ban. Supermarket's alcohol section was closed off. Maybe they sell that or Tanduay rhum in those mom & pop stores over there?

    I don't like Ginebra gin (I find it rough). But it does the job if you want to get tipsy quickly. I prefer Tanduay - mix a little amount with juice. I still have Tanduay & soju from my pre-lockdown stash. Been rationing them. Lol.

    I've heard that Ginebra gin is good with C2 tea drink (available in supermarkets). I've yet to try.

    Topper - maybe some stores sell rice/ sugarcane or coconut wine in the wet markets there? I live in coconut country, so the small stores sometimes sell coconut wine (lambanog). You're living in sugarcane land - maybe there are local sugarcane wines.

    @Topper & armstrong - best of luck in finding alcohol!

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    Fek me dead this is starting to sound as if the world is in complete meltdown

    Some of you people need to get a grip.

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    ^^ Katie that is funny, you've turned into a winos agony aunt. I won't worry about you until the words antifreeze and distill appear in the same post.

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    @toot - Lol. Just trying to help topper. He's only been in the country for a few weeks, and then boom! Lockdown!

    I reckon he'll be able to find Ginebra gin, Tanduay rhum or sugarcane wine there. He just isn't looking at the right places.

    P.s. I'll see if my local bakery sells yeast, as they sell flour in retail. I couldn't find yeast in the supermarket. I've made wine in Chemistry class before. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Today the local police have started enforcing the rule where I can only go out on certain days. For me, I can go out on Mon, Wed, Fri. I have to stay home the other days. I got checked 3 times in a kilometer walk.

    Day 16 without any alcohol. I'm starting to see things that aren't really there.
    jesus, you are obese and you have a drinking problem, maybe take this opportunity to lose weight and stop drinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Fek me dead this is starting to sound as if the world is in complete meltdown

    Some of you people need to get a grip.
    We know you cant read or write, but can you think? Morons like you are causing problems like this for the UK.
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    Vagina,you just keep drinking and drown your sorry ass in some brown stuff.

    Some of us just get on with life instead of obsessing about what may happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Some of us just get on with life instead of obsessing about what may happen.
    Bingo, bring on the ventilator James..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Bingo, bring on the ventilator James..
    You will be needing a ventilator long before me Old guy.you already look like a starving refugee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Some of us just get on with life instead of obsessing about what may happen.
    How has Coronavirus affected you ?-chico-gif

    Every single thread you post in . . . nothing but shit.

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    Meanwhile, this lockdown is saving me a lot of money, which is just as well because I'm on unpaid holiday. I guess when I do go back in June I'll have to self isolate for another fortnight, so make that 3 months unpaid holiday.

    The garden has never looked so good, considering it's still the dry season. Does anyone else use wood vinegar on their trees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Does anyone else use wood vinegar on their trees?
    No. Do you think it helps your trees? And in what way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    No. Do you think it helps your trees? And in what way?

    Never used it myself, but know a few others that have [especially plantation-type trees] practiced a form of the mix.

    In theory, used in light moderation, helps accelerate growth/enriches the surrounding soils/acts as a natural pesticide.
    Last edited by HuangLao; 15-04-2020 at 06:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    No. Do you think it helps your trees? And in what way?
    I use 1 cap to 5 litres of water and spray the leaves and trunk. We have those bugs that eat trees from the inside, which I hope it will protect against. Only spray once a week for last three weeks. I haven't noticed a great deal yet but lamut is starting to flower so will check how that goes.

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    I forgot to add that the doctor's note stating when I arrived and self isolation period has arrived. I'll keep it in the car just in case. Shops are due to open again on Friday. Also had another delivery of the refreshments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    use the recipe written by happynz
    "No special equipment needed wine"

    For Topper and Armstrong (and anyone else)

    Ingredients

    1. 1 cup sugar (250 ml more or less) per litre
    2. Preservative free (important) 100% fruit juice. Even frozen concentrate works.
    3. Yeast. Some say you need special yeast, but plain ol' yeast you find next to the flour section in your supermarket works fine.

    Instructions

    Open up the container and pour off a wee bit over 250 ml of juice. Give it to the kid or drink it yourself. You'll need the space for the sugar that you add as well as a bit of head space. The beauty of using the original juice bottle is you don't need to muck about with sterilisation and all that other extra work. Add the sugar. Put the cap on and shake it vigorously until all of the sugar is dissolved. Open the cap and add a teaspoon of yeast. Close the cap and give the bottle a good shake. Because you don't want a big explosion later on, give the cap a half twist back, just enough to let gas escape, but no nasty germs to get in. Store in a dark place for at least two weeks, preferably longer. When ready, carefully decant into a bottle being sure not to disturb the dead yeast gunk at the bottom (I use a coffee filter to catch some of the goobers).

    It's usually better a better tipple if you refrigerate before consuming.
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    I used to do that when I was a student.

    But I'd use milk bottles and a balloon with pin holes in it over the mouth of the bottle to act as an airlock. The balloon will inflate and indicate it's working but when enough pressure builds up the gas will escape through the pin holes but still protect the brew. Yeast works best at a warm temperature. Too hot and it will die, too cold and it deactivates so keep it somewhere warm.
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    I make my own kefir milk every day. I wonder if I can persuade the kefir bacteria bugs to make a bit of alcohol as well.....

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    ^ apparently you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post


    My Granddaughter Rebecca who is a Nurse in this home has tested positive for Covid-19 , she has a high temperature but feels ok , off work now and has to take her temperature every so often , isolated now with her Brother and Mother .


    Northern Ireland care home reeling as at least 10 residents die from Covid-19 in under three weeks





    At least 10 residents of a Londonderry care home have died in just 18 days as coronavirus spreads throughout the facility, it can be revealed

    It is understood the deaths of the residents of Owen Mor Care Centre are linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving families and staff devastated and revealing just how dangerous the virus is to people living in care homes.A brother and sister, who died just two days apart, are among those who have lost their lives at the home, which is registered to provide care to 81 people, while a number of other residents are being treated in hospital after they were diagnosed with the deadly bug.
    It comes after the number of hospital deaths in the UK on Wednesday rose by 761 to 12,868, with six of those deaths registered in Northern Ireland - bringing to 140 the number of hospital deaths here since the beginning of the pandemic.
    The deaths at Owen Mor have highlighted once again the likelihood that Northern Ireland's death toll is much higher than official figures suggest, as the statistics released to date do not include those that happen in community settings such as care homes.

    Eight of the Owen Mor residents who passed away between March 28 and April 14 died at Owen Mor, meaning it is unlikely that their deaths have been included in official statistics.
    Health Minister Robin Swann gave a commitment earlier this week that, from Thursday, figures relating to cases of Covid-19 in care homes and subsequent deaths will be collected and released to the public.
    The deaths at Owen Mor have come to light as it emerged that staff from the care home have been appealing on social media for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), while the Western Trust refused to say whether it has suspended admissions to the facility.
    Staff at the home have been traumatised by the mounting death toll and earlier this week they released balloons as a way to pay their respects to the people they had cared for in their final days.

    A spokeswoman from the home said: "The sense of loss, due to recent deaths, within our home is unmeasurable.
    "We cannot begin to understand how families are feeling right now. Staff are devastated at the loss of our much-loved residents and we offer our deepest sympathies to their families.
    "If a resident tests positive this is immediately communicated to their next of kin and to other next of kin of residents in the home, and if their loved one is in the same unit we will inform them of this.
    "The relevant government departments will be aware of all residents who are tested for Covid-19 and as always are informed of any deaths that occur in the home. Throughout, staff have been committed and relentless in their determination to provide the best care possible to everyone living in Owen Mor Care Centre.

    "These are the most challenging of times and we continue to provide quality care in a calm, friendly and homely environment. As always we communicate with each resident's next of kin, keeping them up to date with the situation within the home.
    "Even at this difficult time families have been extremely supportive to staff and they express their gratitude in the most generous of ways, including providing food and snacks for staff and sending many kind messages of thanks and encouragement.
    "Staff follow guidance from the Public Health Agency and they have adequate supplies of PPE, these are replenished from home stock and from stock supplied by the Western Trust. PPE has also been donated from the community, including hand gel, gloves and eye protection, and we are very grateful for these.

    We continue to protect residents by nursing in isolation, checking temperatures, promoting handwashing, and trying to do everything possible to minimise human-to-human transmission."
    The son of one of the residents currently receiving hospital treatment said: "Mum is stable at the moment, although she is still on oxygen support and was critical a number of times last week.
    "I was discussing mum's care with a nurse and she mentioned they had been treating a lot of patients from the home. The first I knew anyone had coronavirus in the home was when someone contacted me to say they'd heard it was in the home.
    "I spent all day ringing but when I couldn't get through to anyone I went down to the home and a member of staff came out and confirmed there were six cases. She said my mum was okay and the six people with the virus are in a different unit.

    However, his mum, who has dementia, subsequently fell ill and was admitted to hospital.
    "I was never informed of residents with symptoms or testing positive in my mum's unit," added the worried relative.
    A spokeswoman from the Western Trust did not say whether admissions to the home have halted or how many people have been admitted to the home since March 28.
    But she explained that officials have been providing support to Owen Mor for several weeks, including the provision of a significant uplift in PPE, providing managerial and clinical support, and priority access to Covid-19 testing for Owen Mor staff.

    Northern Ireland care home reeling as at least 10 residents die from Covid-19 in under three weeks - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
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    The care home sector has been particularly hard hit. I hope your granddaughter is ok.

    stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    "No special equipment needed wine"

    For Topper and Armstrong (and anyone else)

    Ingredients

    1. 1 cup sugar (250 ml more or less) per litre
    2. Preservative free (important) 100% fruit juice. Even frozen concentrate works.
    3. Yeast. Some say you need special yeast, but plain ol' yeast you find next to the flour section in your supermarket works fine.

    Instructions

    Open up the container and pour off a wee bit over 250 ml of juice. Give it to the kid or drink it yourself. You'll need the space for the sugar that you add as well as a bit of head space. The beauty of using the original juice bottle is you don't need to muck about with sterilisation and all that other extra work. Add the sugar. Put the cap on and shake it vigorously until all of the sugar is dissolved. Open the cap and add a teaspoon of yeast. Close the cap and give the bottle a good shake. Because you don't want a big explosion later on, give the cap a half twist back, just enough to let gas escape, but no nasty germs to get in. Store in a dark place for at least two weeks, preferably longer. When ready, carefully decant into a bottle being sure not to disturb the dead yeast gunk at the bottom (I use a coffee filter to catch some of the goobers).

    It's usually better a better tipple if you refrigerate before consuming.
    ...*cough*...if anyone needs the recipe for larger amounts (50-75 liter garbage pails), please don't hesitate to ask...


    ...while looking for wine yeast on a US trip away from Saudi, I met a local wine merchant who asked what I was currently using to make wine. When I said "bread yeast" he replied, "That must leave quite a signature."...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    I used to do that when I was a student.

    But I'd use milk bottles and a balloon with pin holes in it over the mouth of the bottle to act as an airlock. The balloon will inflate and indicate it's working but when enough pressure builds up the gas will escape through the pin holes but still protect the brew. Yeast works best at a warm temperature. Too hot and it will die, too cold and it deactivates so keep it somewhere warm.
    in the UK an airing cupboard is the ideal place

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...*cough*...if anyone needs the recipe for larger amounts (50-75 liter garbage pails), please don't hesitate to ask...
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