Can any straw be used as an algae control in a pond? Answered

When barley straw rots it releases hydrogen peroxide that can reputedly be used to control blanket algae in a pond , (although there are conflicting reports about this.), but what about some unidentified straw that I just happen to have at my disposal? Has anyone actually tried barley straw or any other straw ; and did it work? Thanks.

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


How can I thresh my barley to make beer?

I have a patch of 2-row barley growing, thickly. When ready I can mow with my tractor-mounted sickle bar mower. But how can I thresh the grain from the straw so it will still sprout, to make malt for my home-brewed beer? I tried an unpowered reel lawnmower, didn't work. This year I expect to try running my snowblower on slow, using tarps to catch grain. But I expect I could construct a small thresher, Powered or not? Prefer hand power to grow my own beer.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How might I thresh barley to make beer??

I have a patch of 2-row barley growing, thickly. When ready I can mow with my tractor-mounted sickle bar mower. But how can I thresh the grain from the straw so it will still sprout, to make malt for my home brewed beer? I tried an unpowered reel lawnmower, didn't work. This year I expect to try running my snowblower on slow, using tarps to catch grain. But I expect I could construct a small thresher, Powered or not? Prefer hand power to grow my own beer.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago



Global Warming Leading to Possible Beer Shortage

According to Treehugger, a warmer climate is leading to shortages in hops and barley. If all of it keeps going in the same direction, beer will be getting more expensive to make and nobody wants that. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Models

Does anyone even care about mini model? I've barley seen any in the entire website! (excluding www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Island-Gaming-Terrain/ ) Any way... I need to see more of this kind of stuff!

Posted by elkalpin 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


THANK YOU! PLEASE DON'T STOP! HELP MY ISLANDERS TO RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES into Lumber, bricks $ Rugs! ?

 Ma Barley (me) is now living in with the locals on the island of Roatan.  I STILL NEED YOUR HELP (asked now for a few years) to find ways TO RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES INTO PLASTIC BRICKS, BLOCKS, CYLINDERS for the poor to build with.  ALSO, How the heck do they in the Middle East turn plastic bottles into those THIN HOLLOW PLASTIC TUBES that they then weave into such COOL RUGS?  HELP! June, 2012.  Still working on finding a solution to this problem.  Have sold my lake home and am dedicated to spending the rest of my life making life better for those that can't without a little help.  WILL YOU HELP ME...HELP THEM?  Please continue BRAINSTORMING the possible solutions to this and other options for recycling waste. mabarley@me.com

Asked by Ma Barley 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


nichrome wire

I got some nichrome wire off eBay, and it works great but when I connected it to a 9 volt battery it barley got hot, then I attached it to 4 x AA batteries and it got red hot. why is this? I don't understand because the 9 volt gives out 9 volts(duh) , but the 4x AA batteries only gives out 6 volts.

Posted by Jordo 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Space Beer... From Outer Space

Japanese brewer Sapporo is planning on making some "space beer" from a third generation of barley grains that spent five months on the International Space Station in 2006. Only 100 bottles will be made from this crop, though, and won't be commercially available. Which is fine because it won't taste any different and would be freakishly expensive. Space Beer

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


math/school help

I need some help in school. today, we had an exam. our teacher did a very bad job explaining the subject matter, and i could barley hear her over everyone talking. the manual i have for math did not explain anything either. anyhow, i probably didnt do too well on the exam.what should i tell my parents? they have a hard time believing that the teacher is at fault too. any help?

Posted by tech-king 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Vizio 42" e422vle no picture but does have sound?

My 42" Vizio E422VLE lost it's picture but still has sound. After looking around the internet it seemed like the back light inverter was the problem, I replaced the inverter but this did not solve the problem. Still no picture but has sound. the remote stopped working. There are also faint black vertical lines. I can barley make them out. Anyone have any suggestions?

Asked by RobertC20 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


how do you program a arduino motor shield? Answered

I have an arduino motor shield from seeed studio and i have to learn how to program it in two weeks from today today is 12/31/12 well i barley know how to program arduino but i will learn step by step by the way it is an arduino uno not rev 3. PS if this link is any use to you here you go http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/Motor_Shield_V1.0

Asked by FarmerKJS 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


make a simple easy to follow knex chain gun that uses barley any pieces with no more than 5 barrles

Can some one make a knex chain gun that runs on a motor. look if you do follow my request i would like it to have no more than 5 barrels use very little peices easy insturctions step by step insturctions clear pictures and most important make it very clear on how to load it and fire it

Posted by nolin335 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Why do i have to have a membership to see other pictures in the same step?

This site tells me i need to have a pro membership in order to see peoples instructables. Not to actually view them, but to view the pictures with each step. It shows the first one full sized, but then scales the rest of them down so that i can barley see them, and i can only look at them as thumbnails of their former self. This is stupid... Look at the associated picture...

Asked by nick382 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Bolt snapped off in flywheel, how to remove it?

Hi everyone. I was replacing the pressure plate in a nissan navara with a td27 engine. One of the bolts that holds the pressure plate to the flywheel broke. So we drilled a hole and used a easyout. However the drill bit wandered so the hole touches the side of the thread. As a result the easyout wont work. The hole barley scrapes the side so the thread only looks slightly damaged, but ok. Have also tryed getting a punch on the edge but that wont work either. Any ideas on how to remove it?

Asked by David97 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


My arm's can't feel pain!?

Today this girl was pinching my arm in this weird way thats supposed to hurt and i could barley feel it, so me and my friends put my arm to the test as soon as i started talking about the incident. My friend grabbed my arm with both hands twisting the skin in opposite directions (indian rugburn) dug his nails into it for long periods of time, stapled it, i put a little piece of glass into it (the top), bit down on it as hard as i could, and punched a brick wall. STILL NO PAIN!?!!?! wessup wif dat!

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


how to make a hunting bow?

Dear: Instructables  Just to let you know I have been having a lot of fun with my current bow. My only complaint is that it is not something you would use for hunting. It barley can shoot arrows at 35 pounds. I was just wondering if someone could point me in the right direction for a hunting bow? I don't know if my bow could be used for hunting or how much force it can shoot at but all I know is that it can't be used for hunting it doesn't have enough force. I'd prefer to make my next bow out of pvc if I can. Thank you. From: Noah

Posted by nschreiber0813 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Think I can use this as a substitute for flour?

I found a clearance deal on Earth's Best Organic non GEI whole grain infant cereal, now mind you I don't have any kids to feed it to but  the listed ingredients are: organic whole grain oat flour, spelt flour& barley flour. It is very fine, not cereal like at all, more like whole wheat flour.  I also got one called Apple Sweet Potato with the same flours that has apple and sweet potato puree (all dried) in it. I'm thinking this would make a great base for pumpkin quick bread or muffins, what do you think? I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into a massive lump because it's "cereal"  though there are no added thickeners or anything, hmmmmm

Asked by Geniebeaniechilibeanie 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Please help me help them...

I am in serious NEED of information on HOW TO TURN PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES INTO SMALL BRICKS, BLOCKS, TUBES. I am moving to a very poor island where I need to bring this process to the islanders. The horrible poverty is now compounded even worse by all the plastic on the island that that has NO WHERE to go (the government does nothing). If I can find a way to do the above, in a very small, rough manner (IE: men using machetes' to chop up bottles) it will IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF HURTING PEOPLE. Thank you in advance for helping me to help them....I will take ALL I CAN GET. Selling my lake home in Wisconsin this summer and will be gone for good by Fall 2009. Give me something to take with me by then....OK? Ma Barley

Posted by scubagal 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Blanket weed killer

My pond gets blanket weed each year. One of the causes is excess nitrogen, but since some of this is due to run-off from farmland, I can only control it to a small extent. I have seen electronic devices sold which are a control box, with some wires which wrap around and around the pipe from the pump/filter - obviously some kind of magnetic or pulsed field is created and this wrecks the blanket weed cells without harming other plants or animals in the water - has anyone any idea how to make one? As you can see from pic2 we get tadpoles, small fish and things - the blanketweed can get so thick that the little fish get trapped in it! I have to pull it out, but often you end up pulling fish etc with it, so I'd like to resolve it. We use barley straw to prevent green algae, but it does not prevent blanketweed.

Posted by numenius 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Percent grass in the diet of cows producing grass-fed butter available around the San Francisco Bay Area

I eat a lot of butter. It is my primary cooking fat, I'll often drink butter tea for breakfast (~4 TBSP of butter with herbal or green tea, riffing off of Tibetan tea), and sometimes I'll just eat a few pats or feed a few pats to my kids when they're starving and dinner isn't quite ready. I believe butter can be a very high quality food, and I feel great eating lots of it.  I want to eat butter that is exclusively, or at least primarily, made from cows eating grass; not grain. I asked the producers of several types of butter available in my local market what percentage of their cows' diet was grass. Here are their responses: Berkeley Farms Cows are grass-fed on pasture whenever possible, but feed can vary given conditions.  They are also fed alfalfa and grain. Kerrygold From website: "The vast majority of an Irish cow’s diet is from rich, natural grass which grows abundantly in Ireland. Irish dairy cows graze outdoors on grass all day long for up to 312 days a year ... During the winter, when grasses stop growing, Irish cows are fed dried grass (known as silage) ... After calving, cows are provided with supplementary feed to help restore protein and nurture them through this period ... The majority of our cows’ supplementary feed is locally grown crops such as wheat and barley." Organic Valley Cows are primarily grass-fed on pasture, but they do receive supplemental feedings of grain. Sierra Nevada Cheese Company Cows are not exclusively grass-fed; they are also fed grain. Straus Family Creamery Our cows are pasture-fed and are certified organic. Whenever the weather permits, they spend their time out on pasture, grazing on the rich, sweet grasses that are typical for Marin and Sonoma Counties in Northern California. Their diet consists of about 75-80% forages, which include fresh grasses, silage and hay. The other 20-25% consists of a variety of certified organic grains.

Posted by ewilhelm 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago