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15982FA8-BC92-40D7-BBE1-9D5652D75CD0.thumb.jpeg.a5c0a13388e90f747e8af746f3b8a138.jpegSo I’ve just harvested the first lot of garlic for the season out of my backyard. Approximately just under 150 bulbs, not a great year but but good enough for feeding the family and keeping a heap for seeds. 

There will be another 3 harvests of different types in the next few months

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You killed them!!!!!!!

Somewhere, right now, there is a vegetarian crying.

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I used to do a fair bit of cycling. Did a few 100km rides for fun and used to ride to work a fair bit - about 50km round trip 3 days a week. Then I just about got taken out by a cop who decided he needed a 7 11 Krispy Kreme more than giving way to me.

Over the last 10 years or so I started to get into photography, and now the girls are older I’m getting more time to do it. I love music photography and some sports photography and I’m not to shabby at it. Done a couple of music festivals and gig nights and keen to do more.

Now I need to save money on beer to support my photography- don’t know how that’s going to work out ?

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I love my fishing and BBQ.

Have just started to look at smoking meat as well and using my Weber Kettle more.

IMO both go with beer pretty well so home brew is a good step forward.

Ohhhh and before I forget I enjoy my gaming.. PC mostly these days although do have an xbox one. Anyone else game? Could create a discord servers to game and drink.. 

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I love BBQ and beer and I am also a gamer........kind of. 

I have an Xbox One and am getting too old to play I think. I am good at FIFA 19 and can still beat my kids but I am horrible at Black Ops 4

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I’m a crap gamer but enjoy getting flogged by the kids occasionally. Although I still kick their ass  in driving games usually.

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I have finally started playing darts again. I am absolutely horrible at darts but there is just something about darts and homebrew. They go so well together!!

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1 hour ago, Beer Baron said:

I have finally started playing darts again. I am absolutely horrible at darts but there is just something about darts and homebrew. They go so well together!!

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Everything goes together with homebrew! I have plenty of hobbies, gym, fishing, cars, cooking. Kids take most of my time these days but when im stuck at home, brewing and cooking are my mainstays. One hundred and eighty!

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Second harvest of garlic for the season. Approximately 50 bulbs. This type seemed to have better size ratio this year compared to other years. This is a tassie purple variety. 

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MTB riding, way too hot at the moment but oh well, gotta be done.

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On 6/27/2018 at 2:17 PM, therealthing691 said:

This is another hobby/obsession

Gut and all in this hahaha

 

Looks pretty cool but I think you should lubricate those squeaky wings.

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As mentioned previously in this thread I bought a minibus and it's now a rudimentary campervan.  As I browsed through a camping website I discovered a money saving tip for campers and it crossed over with home brewing.
Tip: Instead of buying expensive chemicals for portable toilets you can also use laundry soaker ie. sodium percarbonate. More specifically the recommended brand is Coles Ultra because it has a higher % of active ingredient than other brands.
For environmental purposes you could possibly wash your bottles first and clean your loo after with the same batch. Probably not vice versa though. 😄

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2 hours ago, MUZZY said:

More specifically the recommended brand is Coles Ultra because it has a higher % of active ingredient than other brands.
For environmental purposes you could possibly wash your bottles first and clean your loo after with the same batch. Probably not vice versa though. 😄

I found the Aldi Di-San to be damn good for the job. Higher % than Napi San and a lot cheaper.

Have you done any big trips in the van?

 

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3 minutes ago, Silmaril said:

Have you done any big trips in the van?

Nothing too big yet, Silmaril. Had a 2 night stay in Victor Harbor over the weekend and have done a few single night trips so far. Need to co-ordinate my annual leave with the wife's so we can venture further for longer in the future.
Can see a number of trips through NSW coming up though, with our son most likely moving to Sydney soon.

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I like making / playing guitars. Last year i made a lapstell from an old mantle piece.  plays well too. Brews 'n' Blues 

 

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Nice with the mini bus I had a few mates years back convert a mini bus into a party bus they lived on for 3 years and toured Australia in that period. Wish I coulda done that when i was younger but I got paid holidays in 10 countries this year and go all around Aus all the time for free so guess it's ok. 🤙

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9 hours ago, Guvna said:

I like making / playing guitars. Last year i made a lapstell from an old mantle piece.  plays well too. Brews 'n' Blues 

 

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I don't know much about guitars but that is some very impressive craftmanship, Guvna. Well done.

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1 hour ago, Smashed Crabs said:

Nice with the mini bus I had a few mates years back convert a mini bus into a party bus they lived on for 3 years and toured Australia in that period. Wish I coulda done that when i was younger but I got paid holidays in 10 countries this year and go all around Aus all the time for free so guess it's ok. 🤙

Cheers, SC. Looking like the campervan will be converted to a removalist van for the foreseeable future. Son is moving interstate and I've offered to assist. Once he's gone though it'll be back to holiday mode hopefully.

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