Sunday, June 08, 2008

ginger beer

I used to have a ginger beer plant but I didn’t make the beer often enough to keep it going. This recipe uses yeast and it’s super easy, quick and makes good ginger beer.
For a 2 litre bottle:
I cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon yeast
Juice of one lime
A good 2 inches of ginger, grated
Put it all into the bottle and add enough water to give a good shake and dissolve the sugar, or at least mix everything up. Add more water leaving a good 2 inches of space. Cap tightly and put somewhere warm for 24 hours. Check after 24 hours – if the bottle is hard the beer is ready, if not leave but check regularly. When the bottle is hard put it in the fridge to stop the yeast. Alternatively you can allow it to become ever so slightly alcoholic. (Be warned it will explode when you open it.) Open slowly and enjoy.