Ginger “Big Red” Beer (Alcoholic) 5% ABV – Brew Day

Ginger “Big Red” Beer (Alcoholic) 5% ABV – Brew Day

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Brew day for my Ginger “Big Red” Beer. 9.5L batch (double quantities for full batch)

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Recipe (9.5 litre batch)

350gms ginger root (I’d up it to 500gms)
1kg Dry Malt Extract (DME)
50gms Crystal Malt
100gm Honey.
Juice of 1 lemon

Chop and bash ginger in mortar.
Add to 2 litres of water and boil for 30 mins.
While is happening steep crystal in 1 litre of boiled water (lid on). After 30 mins sieve crystal and ginger liquid into larger pot and bring to boil.
Add and dissolve DME and honey. Cool down and add to fermenter and top to 9.5L with cold water. when temp down to 25C or below pitch 1/2 packet of yeast (any dried yeast).
Added about 1/4 – 1/3 of ginger pulp to muslin and added to barrel.
Ferment for 2 weeks.
Approx 5.8%
Video Rating: / 5


  1. Good one on your Ginger beer

  2. Not great! Have to start again.will follow recipe this time,not enough ginger,way to week .oh well all a journey

  3. Just about to do a hydrometer reading then if OK put in barell,bottles are better but a real pain to prepare.1 at time I've made it,iam using way less ginger than you guys.maybe horid.put in a spinkle of cinimon, cayane pepper and nutmeg.let's see will report back later

  4. I left the ginger in the fermenter thought would add the flavour,, didn't use as much as you but also used dry ground ginger

  5. Thanks, im looking forward to a good ginger hit. Cheers

  6. Thanis, I hope I got the amount of ginger right, only time will tell. Cheers

  7. Newfound Brewing

    Great video. I have been thinking about brewing a ginger beer and I will be re watching this when I have a go. Cheers!

  8. Thanks mate. Maybe I should ask Tiffany or Jason for a discount..haha. All good here. Same to you guys. Cheers

  9. ShadowBeastBrewery

    Nice one mate! Will be interesting to see how it turns out! Hauraki should sponsor you man! Lots of free advertising there! Good on ya!
    Hope all is well, churs mate!

  10. underthetablebrewing

    Nice video. Sounds delicious! Cheers man!

  11. No problem Scotty. I hope you pick up a few subs from it. Thanks for comment on GB. I just get my ideas scouring the net or magazines. Talking of magazines, do you get Beer and Brewer mag? In the latest issue they have recipes for pot kettle black, which I know you are brewing. Looking forward to review on your one. Cheers

  12. Thanks mate. Ive been enjoying Martys reviews of your beers, cracking looking beer! Cheers

  13. beerlover1983brew

    Nice recipe good video as allways.cheers

  14. Red Water Brewing

    Dino – cheers for the shout out, top man! Tasty looking brew you've got going there. You're doing some interesting things – raspberry stouts, ginger beers, very nice. How do you come up with the recipes?

  15. Thanks, fingers crossed. Cheers

  16. The spice in the ginger varies a lot so its had to be spot on every time. Commercial ginger beer uses extract which easier to control. It looks to me like you had enough for 9.5lL batch. The oly real way to tell in in the taste. 🙂

  17. Looks like a good ginger… nice. Cheers

  18. Named after a certain lady. Cheers

  19. Ian, no problem. Hope it's helps build up a few subs. This is my first time making alcoholic ginger beer, so not sure if I got the quantity of ginger right to my taste. Will soon find out. Cheers

  20. Thanks for the shout out mate. cant wait to see how this turns out I think im definitely going to give this a go.

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