Old-fashioned ginger beer
Ginger Beer Alcohol Beverages
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:45:15 AM. Recipe ID 4972. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Old-fashioned ginger beer
Categories: Alcohol, Beverages, New (to be
Yield: 1 Servings
-----For The Starter-----
1/2 oz Yeast
2 ts Sugar
--To Feed The "Plant"-----
7 ts Ground Ginger
7 ts Sugar
1 1/2 lb Sugar
Juice Of 2 Lemons
Mix starter ingredients with 3/4 pint of warm water in a glass jar.
Stir, cover and leave in a warm place for 24 hours. This is your
Feed the "plant" with 1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and sugar each
After 7 days strain through a fine sieve. Dissolve the sugar in 2
pints of water. Add the lemon juice and the liquid from the "plant".
Dilute with 5 pints of water, mix well and store in corked bottles
for at least 7 days.
Use strong bottles as pressure may build up which will cause thin
bottles to explode. For the same reason use corked bottles rather
than those with a more secure closure that will not 'give' under
Ross requested a recipe for ginger beer. This is a recipe that I have
often used and it produces a really old-fashioned drink. It is quite
a long process but well worth the effort. The amount of sugar in the
final stage can be varied according to taste. Please excuse the use
of Imperial measures - I am only a poor ignorant pom.
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