Recipe For Ginger Beer - A Wonderful Non Alcoholic Beverage
Ginger beer has a completely different recipe than regular beer. It is completely non alcoholic and easy to
make. The confusion that people have probably lays in the term beer but that is just a common mistake. Ginger beer
may be mixed with beer (usually a British ale of some sort) to make one type of shandy.
Anyone can make this ginger beer recipe and everyone can drink it, even children. The process involved of making
home made ginger beer is quite simple and quick, it is a lot of fun to make even with your (grand)children. Really
anyone can make this refreshing recipe.
There are a lot of ginger beer recipes you can find online but the one we will give you is especially popular.
Here is what you need for your own Homemade Ginger Beer.
Ingredients and Tools
When you plan to make your own home made ginger beer you need the proper tools and ingredients. For our ginger
beer recipe you will need eight pint (plastic) bottles or four quart (plastic) bottles, and bowls where you can
make the mixture in.
Basic Recipe for Ginger Beer
For this most basic homemade ginger beer recipe, the required ingredients are as follows:
2 oz. fresh ginger
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 lb. sugar
1 oz. yeast
1 gallon boiling water
The preparation is easy,
You need to wash the lemons and slice them in thick rings, after that the ginger root should be roughly crushed.
Mix the ginger, lemon, sugar and cream of tartar in a large bowl.
Pour the boiling water over the top, stir the mixture and let it cool to lukewarm temperature. After that you
need to stir in the yeast. You'll need to leave it for 24-48 hours to let the yeast go to work. Once the plastic
bottle is very hard, and can't be squeezed, the ginger beer is done. At that time you need to skim off the yeast
and the mixture strained. After that your ginger beer can be bottled. Place the bottle in the fridge overnight.
This halts the yeast and stops the bottle exploding. Once the ginger beer is chilled, pour it into a glass and
enjoy. When you just follow this simple ginger beer recipe you can't go wrong.
Because of the yeast, ginger beer can be a very aggressive fermenter, it produces high pressure very rapidly. So
it is better not to bottle ginger beer in glass bottles. You also should not leave the finished ginger beer in a
closed up warm place, because this can result in generating enough pressure to explode the lid of.
This is just one, although very popular, recipe for ginger beer. On the internet or at your favorite brewing
supply store you can find many more.
Have fun in making this delicious Ginger Beer recipe, and enjoy making it together with your children or
grandchildren. Together you can make little changes to make it your personal Ginger Beer recipe.
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