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Old-Fashioned Ginger Beer Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carrie Davidson, step-daughter of Sam Hanson
Added: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For Starter: 1/2 oz. yeast
2 tsp. sugar


To Feed The "Plant": 7 tsp. sugar
7 tsp. ground ginger


To Flavor: 1 1/2 pound sugar
juice of 2 lemons

Directions:
Directions:
Mix starter ingredients with 3/4 pint of warm water in a glass jar. Stir, cover and leave in a warm place for 24 hours. This is your starter "plant". Feed the "plant" with 1 tsp. each of ground ginger and sugar each day. After 7 days strain through a fine sieve. Dissolve the sugar in 2 pints of water. Add the lemon juice and the liquid from the "plant". Dilute with 5 pints of water, mix well and store in corked bottles for at least 7 days. Use strong bottles as pressure may build up which will cause thin bottles to explode. For the same reason use corked bottles rather than those with a more secure closure that will not 'give' under pressure.

 

 

 

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