ginger beer


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Serves 6 litres | Prep Time | Cook Time

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Ingredients You'll Need

plant
1/2 teaspoon dried yeast
8 teaspoons ground ginger
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm water
ginger beer
4 cups sugar
22 cups cold water
1/2 cup strained lemon juice


Directions

to make plant, on day one, place yeast, 1 teaspoon of gnger, 1 teaspoon of the sugar and the cup of warm water in a clean jar. mix well, cover jar with a small square of muslin and secure with a rubber band. for each of the next 7 days, add 1 teaspoon of ginger and 1 teaspoon of sugar, stir and cover.


to make sugar syrup for ginger beer on eighth day, combine sugar with 4 cups of water in a saucepan. bring to the boil reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar is completey dissolved. combine sugar syrup and remaining water in a food- safe bucket. mix in the lemon juice


line a sieve with a triple thickness of muslin, place over a bowl and strain plant mixture. pour resulting liquid into the sugar, water and lemon juice mixture and stir well


pour into clean bottles and seal, leaving a little space at top. store in a cool place. the ginger beer is ready after 5-6, days or when it is bubbly


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