ginger beer
  • Servings: 6 litres
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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 completely dissolved. Combine sugar syrup and remaining water in a food- safe bucket. Mix in the lemon juice
  3. 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
  4. 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