A few people on the chat have asked me to post up the recipe for an alcoholic ginger beer. It's all in metric as that's what I know. The brew is not finished fermenting yet but the samples are great especially if you want a to feel the heat of the ginger. I didn't create the recipe, just followed one developed by Chappo on aussiehombrewer.com
2kg brown sugar
Juice of 3 large lemons and 3 limes
Zest of 2 lemons and 2 limes
4 cinnamon sticks crushed
1.25kg fresh ginger root grated or shredded in food processor
2 tspn yeast nutrient
Chappo does a full size boil but I just did it about 10L of hot water.
Add the honey and sugar and bring to boil
Once at a gentle boil add ginger, juice, zest and cinnamon (you could use a hop bag)
Boil for 50mins
Add yeast nutrient and boil for 10mins but this time vigorous
Flame out and chill
Strain when transferring to fermenter.
Top up with cold water
My OG was 1.055 and heading down to around 1.013