Major tools you will need to make 3 gallons of Ginger Beer – Note this is the BASE RECIPE. I did things a little differently in the video (namely using less sugar and using a wine yeast, and adding juniper berries & Galangal root)
Pot big enough to cook the ginger in 1 gallon of water
A container big enough to hold 3 gallons of liquid
Grolsch Style bottles (3 gallons yield ~ 24 500ml bottles)
Liquid thermometer (optional)
Depending on your style of preparing the ginger you can use:
2. Food Processor or heavy duty blender (optional)
4. Teaspoon for peeling ginger (you would use for eating not for measuring)
~ 9inches of Ginger Root (yields about 2 cups of grated ginger)
(optional) – you can replace or add Galangal root to the recipe to taste
3 gallons of Water
6 Lemons (juiced)
6 Cups Granulated Sugar
¼ tsp bread yeast (I used Lalvin EC-1118 which is a wine yeast in the video)
Put cut or grated ginger root into 1 gallon of low boiling water for 12-20min
In a separate container put 2 gallons cool water, lemon juice & sugar
Strain out ginger and add to cool water mixture
In a separate small container or cup put in some of the warm mixture and add the yeast (temp should be around 80 degrees F for bread yeast).
When it foams up a bit, add to big mixture
Stir vigorously to aerate
Fill Bottles and keep in a warm dark place.
Ferment for 24-48 hrs then refrigerate.
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