Saturday, 1 June 2013

Homemade Ginger beer

Use plastic bottles, this recipe makes 2l

grated ginger

1/4tsp yeast
225g caster sugar
1 squeezed lemon
1&1/2 - 2tbsp fresh grated ginger
1tbsp honey (optional)


measuring sugar

Measure dry ingredients into bottle(s).
Add ginger and lemon juice pulp & seeds are OK
Then top up with water to about 1/2 way.

Put top on and shake, till all dry ingredient are mixed in.

Remove top and fill rest of way with water, leaving 1 - 1&1/2 inch gap at top (allowing room to expand)
Place in warm spot for 48hrs. At which time place in fridge to stop fermentation process.
Strain to serve.

squeezed half a lemon
with the other half 

Tip for squeezing lemons (all citrus fruit) if, like me you don't own a juicer; cut fruit in half and press each half by hand. To get the remaining juice out, turn one half to side and twist it inside the other half. Then repeat with other side

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