According to wikipedia Ginger beer is a carbonated drink that is flavored primarily with ginger and sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Basically it is a ginger flavored soda.
We love Ginger Beer and would like to share our recipe we received from a friend with you.
TO START PLANT:
Mix together in a screw top jar:
2 cups water
juice 1 lemon
2 tspns lemon pulp
4 tspns sugar
2 tspns ground ginger or 4 tspns fresh ginger
8 sultanas (raisins)
juice of 4 lemons
Put half the plant residue from the muslin back in the screw top jar with 2 cups water (throw the rest
My water and sugar mixture dissolving.
I poured all the strained liquid into the pot of sugar water.
Then poured it into my bottles and dropped a raisin in each bottle before sealing them tightly. This will take out some of the yeasty flavor.
It is better if you let them pressurize at room temp, it will happen faster.
Over time the taste will get better, there is a point where it starts to go flat.
The yeast from the fermentaion feeds off the sugar, so as time goes on the so does the sugar but not the flavor of being sweetened with sugar.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.