Ginger Beer

Make your Own Ginger Beer! 

This is a recipe I was given by my late mother (who adored ginger beer) and it brings back wonderfully warm memories of my childhood.

The ‘plant’ you make works well for about 4 ‘lives’, but after that you will need to start afresh.

Start your ‘plant’:

1/2 cake yeast

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp sugar

2 cups warm water

Every day for 7 days add:

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp ground ginger

After a week, strain ‘plant’ through cloth

Dilute mixture with 14 cups of cold water

Make syrup:

4 cups boiling water

3 cups sugar

Juice of 1 lemon

Add syrup slowly to strained ginger mixture

Fill bottles with ginger beer to 6cm from top

Screw down securely & refrigerate

Leave for 1 week

Sediment left on cloth is new ‘plant’

Divide in half, put sediment into 2 separate jars

Add to each:

2 cups water

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp ginger

You now have 2 plants to feed (see 2 – 7)

Enjoy your homemade ginger beer served ice cold

 Ginger Beer

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