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Ginger or Lemon Beer alcoholic or not

Discussion in 'Food - Cooking, Preserving & Fermentation' started by ClissAT, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. ClissAT

    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Well I have finally finished my original plant!

    I got into the jar with a wooden spoon & pressed the ginger, releasing a heap more flavour.
    After adding more sugar & a little water, I left it out of the fridge to begin working & ended up with several bottles of very nice drink.

    That Ginger Ale recipe I noted earlier in this thread turned out to be far too sweet.
    I couldn't drink it in the end unless well watered down. So with my own plant finally working, I made an excellent punch with a little ginger ale, some plant juice, some coconut juice & topped up with ice & mint.
    Very nice on the hot days we had all through December.

    The ginger pulp didn't go to waste either. I put some into bread, some into chocolate recipes & biscuits, some into stir fry & the last bit went somewhere else which I can't remember now but all got eaten one way or another.

    4 days ago I started a new plant. I'm just grating 2tbsp ginger to add each day along with equal sugar & water. It is working nicely already. With the weather quite nice right now, the house is that little bit cooler so no need to fridge the plant.
     
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    Melanie Member Premium Member GOLD

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    sterilize and make sure they are clean normal fizzy drink plastic bottles are ok if you want to try carbonation naturally because they are made to withstand a good amount of pressure build up. I use the coles fizzy drink plastic bottles for my ginger beer normally they are fine. I was going have finished ginger beer today but we had 40 plus heat last weekend and i think that killed the remainding yeast needed for a secondary ferment in the bottle to carbonate. it cleared nicely and and there is a slight fizz when opened but it's normally very carbonated. I chilled it and it is amazing just not fizzy . so don't let the heat worry you too much . you could try just one bottle to start . good luck
     
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    Good to know Melanie, thanks.
    I haven't made anymore since that one mentioned above due to being in hospital for a few months earlier last year.
    Once home I couldn't use my arms very much so all that finicky stuff has gone by the wayside.
    I left my ginger to grow on in its container and it's doing fine so there's plenty of fresh ginger if I need it.
     
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