Category Archives: Beverages

Ossie, Taihape.

Home brew – My method on how I get three dozen large bottles of beer instead of two and a half dozen out of a can of beer concentrate, after dissolving concentrate and dextrose in hot water and it is in the fermenter. I fill the fermenter with cold water to just above the hand […]


Add a tablespoon of sugar when making up a sachet of powdered drink. You’ll be able to add a lot of extra water and make the drink go further.


To keep roasted coffee beans and grounds fresh after opening the packet, store in an air tight container (glass or ceramic) and store in the freezer.


When making percolated coffee brew coffee twice by leaving the coffee beans in the filter and refilling water dispenser. Coffee is a little weaker but it goes twice as far.

Peter Cox, North Shore City.

Make your own delicious flat white coffee for 20 cents max. To make a large cup (300mm), put the following into a measuring jug. Generous teaspoon of instant coffee. Sugar/sweetener to taste. Small pinch of salt. Half teaspoon cornflour. Three teaspoons of powdered milk. Enough water to mix the above together, or use milk instead […]

Heather R, Omokoroa.

Here’s a great ginger beer recipe. Makes 3 x 1.5 litre plastic screw cap bottles or similar can be stretched further if you like. You will need: 2 cups sugar 1 tblsp ground ginger 1 tspn tartaric acid (flavour enhancer) squeeze lemon juice 1 tsp granulated yeast Melt all except the yeast in 6 cups […]