Autumn Recipe Old Fashioned Ginger Beer
An easy Autumn recipe for old-fashioned ginger beer using very basic ingredients. This will be ready to drink in about 16 days.
For The Starter:
1/2 Ounce Yeast
2 Teaspoons Sugar
To Feed The “Plant”:
7 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
7 Teaspoons Sugar
1 1/2 Pounds 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 starter “plant”. Feed the “plant” with 1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and sugar each day. 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 pressure.
The amount of sugar in the final stage can be varied according to taste