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There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a home-made ginger beer.So gather the ingredients and let your imagination (and this recipe) bring you into a world of fun, food, and science.

Step 1: Step 1: Ingredients

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SERVINGS

6

PREP TIME

3 days

COOK TIME

5 mins

INGREDIENTS

Ginger syrup ingreidents

  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger or 3 Tablespoons dried ginger

Ginger beer ingreidents

  • 1/8 tsp active dry yeast
  • Ginger syrup
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 7 Cups drinking water
NigelT11 year ago

WHat does "if your gonna stick with me than put your ginger syrup in a clean jar and store in fridge until ready to start fermenting." mean?

This looks tasty as bro! I have made a very similar recipe long long ago as a teenager.

I think I know what I'm going to be making this weekend. Cheers mate =)

woody the II (author)  paul.n.dubczuk1 year ago

Thanks :) glad it brrigns back memories...hopefully happy ones XD

And by the way...I LOVE YOU COFFEE, AND KALE SMOOTHIE RECIPES !!! THEY ARE FABULOUS ! (I have a small garden with an abundance of kale...not any more !!!) Thank you so much for your kale tips as well !

Dang, I got so busy over the weekend I totally forgot to get my home made ginger beer cranking.

Thanks for checking out my other instructables. Glad to hear you like the content. =)

Home grown produce is the best. I love gardening and growing food to eat.

Keep those instructables coming =)

Cat00x1 year ago
Just to be clear, this is not an alcoholic drink, right? The yeast is just to make the water fizzy, yes? I love ginger drinks and want to try this!
KenL39 Cat00x1 year ago

as stated below - yeast plus sugar plus fermentation = alcohol - but pretty low concentration I would guess

Cat00x KenL391 year ago

Yes. Thanks so much for your reply.

First off, this looks great. I will be doing this for the summer. But one thing I think is incorrect. You stated that this is a "non-alcoholic" version. I do a lot of beer/wine brewing and if you are using yeast with some sort of sugar to ferment then you are creating alcohol. There are 2 byproducts of yeast fermentation. 1) CO2 and 2) alcohol. So this might have a small amount of alcohol there is some in it. So keep this in mind when making it.

woody the II (author)  Photogineer1 year ago

...Thank you! I am so glad people are going to try this out!

If you are a total pro...then I will definitely change that...my understanding is that since it only ferments for a little while, its not necessarily an alcoholic drink...But I guess I'm wrong ! (there's always a time to learn new things :)

Nice instructions. I made ginger beer from a similar recipe last week and after two days it had got fizzy enough. I measured the alcohol in it and it was 1.4% abv. Not a lot of alcohol. Fine in small doses for kids. I bottled and pasteurised the kids' ginger beer because if you just let off the CO2, it will keep making alcohol until all the sugar is converted. I'm making a fully fermented version which should end up being about 6% abv. Putting it in the fridge will slow the fermentation but won't stop it completely.

I'm assuming that the pasteurization process kills off further fermentation? If it's not too complicated for a comment, how do you pasturize it without losing the CO2?

No, you're not wrong. While it technically contains trace amounts of alcohol, it is likely below the legal maximum that constitutes a non-alcoholic beverage.
benelum1 year ago

Looks great. I can't wait to make some for myself. Shouldn't it ferment longer, though ?

MrCafe1 year ago

I'm going to have to do the math to scale this up for a full 23L brew. Was looking for the math of this. Cheers. ( I will small scale test the recipe before I try large batch but I will let you know)

Sounds nice, and easy, but this is not strictly 'real' ginger beer. "Real ginger beer is produced by the ginger beer plant, a creamy jelly-like substance which is a complex mixture of yeasts and bacteria, not a plant."
The quote is from here -> https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/ginger-beer

The plant, if anyone is interested, is available here -> http://www.gingerbeerplant.net/

or from Amazon.

great recipe, I used to make this all the time with a bit more ginger. Gives more power to a Moskow mule, hmmmmmm!

woody the II (author) 1 year ago

If anyones made this yet feel free to add pictures !

You have my vote to the Science of Cooking contest!! I´m a barman amateur, I going to make this the next weekend!! Good luck and thx!!

woody the II (author)  gerardomaduro11 year ago

Wow that sounds great ! hope you enjoy the recipe ! (f.y.i. i'm also entered in pro tips :)

woody the II (author) 1 year ago

And if yall like this than please vote for me in the contests

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woody the II (author) 1 year ago

Leave longer before refrigerating for a more bubbly drink '_'

PeterD2291 year ago

Just to clarify my being a ginger beer enthusiast, in you first paragraph you make a characterization mistake, "ginger beer(ginger ale)", ginger beer is not ginger ale, they are two different drinks with a distinctly different taste. Also ginger ale is flavored carbonated water it is not fermented. - Doesn't mean I won't try this.