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Old 17-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Hey has anyone got a good ginger beer recipe? I'm a big fan of hollows as I find it nice and smooth. There's no harsh or acidic flavours in there.

Any help much appreciated.

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Old 17-03-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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hi ,here is a recipe ive copied from some one here and done , was drinking it last night with the mrs and was very very pissed lol watch out its a good un mine is 7.2%


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Fiery Ginger Beer 5 gallons

1kg Fresh grated ginger
1tsp Cream of tartar
2 lemons
2 limes
2.5kg Sugar
2tsp Yeast nutrient
1 sachet champagne yeast Use S-04 yeast. That's the only one that worked for me

Really quick and easy (and cheap) to do - ginger was donated so very cheap

First i grated the ginger into a large pan

Then added the sliced and squeezed lemons and limes, cream of tartar - topped up with boiling water and simmered for 30mins (lovely smell )

Next i dissolved all the sugar in the ginger liquor and then put everything into the FV and topped up with cold water

The temp adjusted OG was 1045

Dry pitched the yeast......done

Dependant on what it ferments out to it should be between 6 and 8% ferment at 18C should see you right! But 16 to 20 ok too

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Old 18-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Cheers matey. A job for this week then. Cream of tartar though? Weird.

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Old 19-03-2012, 07:08 AM   #4
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not sauce , not the stuff for scampi lol this stuff you'll find next to the baking soda etc in same size little jar

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Old 19-03-2012, 10:15 AM   #5
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I read it before to add cream of tartar, but what does it actually do with the brew?

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Old 19-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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Going to have a crack at this

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^ I hear head retention and mouthfeel, i'd just chuck some DME in myself :s

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Old 19-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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think i'd agree with robwalker , have done this and its a great drink if you like that sort of thing but no head on at all , bit of a tonic taste to it but its early days really, only around 3 weeks old for me

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Old 20-03-2012, 12:51 AM   #9
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I bottled a very similar recipe a few weeks back. half a dozen bottles and my legs have a mind of their own!

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Old 24-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #10
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What is cream of tartar? Is that the dried stuff used to make horseradish? Ginger Beer (non alcoholic) is a firm summer favourite of mine and this sounds as awesome as a Cyclops riding a unicorn that shoots laserbeams from its ass.

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