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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ginger Beer

Well remember all those lemons left from my limoncello?
I said they were going to a good cause and would not be wasted, and true to my word, they weren't.About 5 or 6 weeks ago I started a ginger beer "bug" and all their lovely juice went into this finished product.

A naturally brewed Ginger Beer. Just moderately effervescent.....quite nice. And a rather good Father's Day present apparently. I have requests for more.
I was quite chuffed to crack a bottle and watch it fizz up inside.
I used this recipe from the Green Man. This made about 24 stubby sized bottles. It's a favourite treat of the girls now. I think it would become a stronger brew the subsequent times around but seeing as I don't need my home overcome with empty bottles right now I didn't halve the plant and start my next batch. When I do start a second batch, from scratch, I am going to double the amounts of ginger as personally I think it needs a stronger hit...just in time for some sizzling summer cool downs.


Sabrina said...

Oh my YUMMY YUMMY! So much inspiration over here...I wonder if you could lend me some time?

Rest is not idleness said...

Looks good. I made ginger beer last summer, it was so refreshing on a hot summer day. I put extra ginger in mine because like you I thought it needed more zing.

Levin (and Emily) said...

wow - is it very alcoholic? i think it sounds yummy - perhaps i should try and make some.