I honestly don't know why I bought ginger beer all these years. After making the super quick ginger syrup, I was on a roll and had to make real ginger beer. This is so good, tastes like the real thing and has nothing nasty added!!
Here is a really quick and easy how-to. You will need 1 knob of fresh ginger, about 4 soft drink bottles with lids, 5c white sugar and some lemon juice.
Cut up a knob of unpeeled ginger and put it in a saucepan and cover with water.
Simmer for 15min. Cool.
Fill your large glass jar with 4.5lt of warm water and 5 cups sugar.
Stir to disolve.
Add in the ginger and stewing water.
Making sure the water temperature is about 38degC (body temp), add 1/4 tsp bakers yeast.
Cover and set aside for a few hours.
Pour into cleaned soft drink bottles, pop in a sultana or two and squeeze in some lemon juice. Seal and set aside overnight some place cool.
Bottles should now be ready to drink.
Serve over ice! Enjoy.
Have you made brewed ginger beer? How do you do it?
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