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Cinnamon mead recipe

07 Nov 2020 / OscFr
Cinnamon mead in bottle and glas and three cinnamon sticks.

This is a cinnamon mead recipe I'm brewing at experimental size at the moment.

Inspired by a recipe by George Timmermans but scaled down to experimental size.

Required equipment:

  • 1.5 l PET bottle
  • 2 l stockpot
  • Hydrometer
  • Thermometer
  • Bung with airlock

Good to have equipment:

  • Funnel
  • Spoons
  • Siphon

I used yeast M05 from mangrovejacks.com and vwp sterilizer.


To calculate the ABV you can use the formula:

(OG - FG) / 7.5 = ABV

OG : Original °Öchsle

FG : Final °Öchsle

After a total of 6 weeks of fermentation my result: (77 - 0) / 7.5 = 10.2667 ABV


Or this formula:

(OG - FG) x 131 = ABV

OG : Original Gravity

FG : Final Gravity

After a total of 6 weeks of fermentation my result: (1.077 - 1.000) x 131 = 10.087 ABV


Ingredients:

  • 1.5 litre Water
  • 450g Honey
  • 5 g Mead yeast
  • 2-3 sticks Cinnamon

Instructions:

Clean and wash a 1.5 liter PET-bottle

Fill the bottle with water and sterilizer

Wait 10 minutes.

Wash the stockpot.

Pour the sterilized water from the PET bottle in the stockpot.

Wash two spoons, a funnel, a hydrometer, a thermometer, a bung and an airlock.

Put the equipment in the stockpot with the sterilized water.

Wait 10 minutes and rinse the equipment thoroughly and put them in a dish rack.

Dissolve the honey with 1.5 l new fresh spring water in the stockpot, heat the water to a max ~32°C to dissolve the honey completely.

Wait for the honey water mix to cool down below 20°C and measure the gravity with a hydrometer. I got +77 °Öchsle ( = 1.077 Specific Gravity)

Pour the honey water mix in to the PET bottle.

Pour the yeast in the PET bottle and put on the bung with airlock.

Let it ferment for a week.

Measure the gravity with a hydrometer. I got +5 °Öchsle ( = 1.005 Specific Gravity)

Add 2-3 sticks of cinnamon.

Let it ferment for at least three more weeks.

Measure the gravity with a hydrometer.

Transfer into smaller glas bottles. Drink, enjoy and scold in the company of good friends!

FJORD by Northern Exposure Brewing Co

30 Okt 2020 / OscFr
A glas and can with FJORD by North Exposure Brewing Co

Type: IPA - Imperial / Double New England

ABV: 8%

Flavor: Tropical, Fruity, Grapefruity, Citrusy, Piney

My rating: 3.75 / 5

Untappd

Simple spicy lentil stew

26 Okt 2020 / OscFr
Spicy red lentil stew with rise and a tomato

Inspirational recipes:

[1]: Dhal indisk linsgryta : Retrieved: 2 February 2020

[2]: Linsgryta : Retrieved: 2 February 2020

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 2 chilis
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 coconut milk
  • 400 g crushed tomatoes
  • 3 dl red lentils

Instructions:

Chop the onion, garlics and chili

Rinse the lentils until the water runs clear, then drain.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan on medium high heat and gently fry the choped onion, garlics and chili until the onion softens.

Stir in the crushed tomatoes, coconut milk and the red lentils.

Reduce the heat to medium and simmer with the lid for about 20-25 minutes until the lentils are soft.

Serve with rice and naandbread.

Traditional mead recipe

03 Okt 2020 / OscFr
A demijohn of glass fermenting mead.

Required equipment:

  • 4.5-5 l Demijohn
  • 4.5-5 l stockpot
  • Hydrometer
  • Thermometer
  • Bung
  • Airlock

Good to have equipment:

  • Siphon
  • Funnel
  • Spoons

I used yeast M05 from mangrovejacks.com and vwp sterilizer.


To calculate the ABV you can use the formula:

(OÖ - FÖ) / 7.5 = ABV

OÖ: Original °Öchsle

FÖ: Final °Öchsle

My result: (63 - 5) / 7,5 = 7.73 ABV


Or this formula:

(OG - FG) x 131 = ABV

OG : Original Gravity

FG : Final Gravity

My result: (1.063 - 1.005) x 131 = 7.598 ABV


Ingredients:

  • 1 kg Honey
  • 4.5 l Water
  • 10 g Mead yeast

Instructions:

Wash the demijohn.

Fill the demijohn with water and sterilizer.

Wait 10 minutes.

Wash the stockpot.

Pour the sterilized water from the demijohn in the stockpot.

Wash two spoons, a funnel, a hydrometer, a thermometer, a bung and an airlock.

Put the equipment in the stockpot with the sterilized water.

Wait 10 minutes and rinse the equipment thoroughly and put them in a dish rack.

Dissolve the honey with 4.5 l new fresh spring water in the stockpot, heat the water to a max ~32°C to dissolve the honey completely.

Wait for the honey water mix to cool down below 20°C and measure the gravity with a hydrometer. I got +63 °Öchsle ( = 1.063 Specific Gravity)

Pour the honey water mix in to the demijohn.

Pour the yeast in the demijohn and put on the bung with airlock.

Let it ferment for around 4 weeks.

Measure the gravity with a hydrometer. I got +5 °Öchsle ( = 1.005 Specific Gravity)

Transfer into bottles. Drink, enjoy and scold in the company of good friends!

Gitlab on Raspberry Pi

06 Sep 2020 / OscFr
RaspberryPi with Gitlab logo

Configure the Swap file

sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile

Put this line in a comment #

CONF_SWAPSIZE

Install dependencies

sudo apt-get install curl openssh-server ca-certificates apt-transport-https
curl https://packages.gitlab.com/gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -

If you want to use the email functionality install postfix.

sudo apt-get install -y postfix

Download Gitlab

sudo curl -sS https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/raspberry-pi2/script.deb.sh | sudo bash

Install Gitlab

To use Gitlab only on your local network exclude: EXTERNAL_URL = "https://gitlab.example.com"

sudo EXTERNAL_URL="https://gitlab.example.com" apt-get install gitlab-ce

This can take some time but then you can login.

Recommendations

Disable new signups

Disable Auto devops core only

Add some SSH keys

References

[1]: Configure the Swap file Retrieved: 5 Sep 2020 20:00

[2]: Install dependencies Retrieved: 5 Sep 2020 20:00

[3]: Logo Retrieved: 5 Jan 2021 20:00