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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:56 pm 
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OK, so I just have to start building an earthship in my backyard.... Then I can happily take all old stubbies can, tires, etc.... :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:58 pm 
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LV is not far away from me and I'm sure like here, he would have plenty of BSF around naturally.

As for whether the biopod is worth it....I've gotta wonder. I am keen to have one, but it is very difficutl to justify the price. I've always thought that the thing has been marketted badly in that I think if the price was reasonable they'de have a chance of selling one to every second house. As it is, only die hards are likely to buy one.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:06 am 
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Tell me about it....... I feel very guilty when I look at the number of empty stubbies go out of my house every week.... It's shocking.... :blush:

Homebrew people ! Solves that problem.

So Joel, there's the next branch in your business tree - Backyard Brewing & Stilling :drink:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:08 am 
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As for whether the biopod is worth it....I've gotta wonder. I am keen to have one, but it is very difficult to justify the price. I've always thought that the thing has been marketted badly in that I think if the price was reasonable they'de have a chance of selling one to every second house. As it is, only die hards are likely to buy one.

Even though I have one - the above is spot-on VB !

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:43 am 
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I'm putting one on my want list for later this year, want to make sure the Black soldier flies are in my area first. Also need to finish some other projects before kicking off another 'toy'.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:52 am 
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Dunno if you've got a worm farm LV, but if you have, it's highly likely that the BSF are already in there if they're around. Dig around a bit and have a look.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:58 am 
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Dunno if you've got a worm farm LV, but if you have, it's highly likely that the BSF are already in there if they're around. Dig around a bit and have a look.


I've got a Can-O-Worms, might try opening the lid up slightly and see if any turn up.

http://www.reln.com.au/canoworms-p-9.html

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LV - they will be in your area for sure.


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chillidude wrote:
So Joel, there's the next branch in your business tree - Backyard Brewing & Stilling

Now we're talking :clap: :rock:

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Of course with stilling being illegal it would be hard to start that branch... :wink: Luckily there are still brew shops that will happily sell you 4L "essential oil" stills. And funny how they also have 20L stainless drums with 2000W heaters in them, that the reflux condensor lid fits perfectly onto. :)

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Of course with stilling being illegal it would be hard to start that branch... :wink: Luckily there are still brew shops that will happily sell you 4L "essential oil" stills. And funny how they also have 20L stainless drums with 2000W heaters in them, that the reflux condensor lid fits perfectly onto. :)

Bah ! - it's be an international site !

I have a great little handbook from about '71 or '72 about homebrewing when it was still illegal to make anything stronger than 3% in Australia. It tells you how to make your beer up to the legal limit, then tells you it's illegal to make it any stronger, then says "but if you did use a kilo of sugar, the alcohol content would be approximately 5%". Beautiful stuff - great Aussie example of bugger the dumb laws.

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Bit of ingenuity...

Like these guys http://www.oztops.com.au/

I was telling Faye about them the other day, must get myself a new set. Bloody brilliant, buy a 2L bottle of fruit juice, tip out a cup full of juice, add a little of the yeast, screw the cap on, leave in the cupboard for a week, put in the fridge. Once chilled, start drinking your alcoholic beverage, anywhere up to 15% alcohol depending on how long you left it in the cupboard..

One of my favourites was apple and blackcurrant juice, that made a great drink..

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earthbound wrote:
Bit of ingenuity...

Like these guys http://www.oztops.com.au/

I was telling Faye about them the other day, must get myself a new set. Bloody brilliant, buy a 2L bottle of fruit juice, tip out a cup full of juice, add a little of the yeast, screw the cap on, leave in the cupboard for a week, put in the fridge. Once chilled, start drinking your alcoholic beverage, anywhere up to 15% alcohol depending on how long you left it in the cupboard..

One of my favourites was apple and blackcurrant juice, that made a great drink..


I wonder if the standard home brew valve would work with a standard lid?

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