Ok, so I thought I'd try brewing up some simple ginger beer. An alcaholic version of ginger beer/ale. My girlfreind loves it, but the commercial ones are so expensive!
Anyway, found a couple of very simple recipes, mainly ginger, lemon, sugar and some lactose.
Now I've tried a couple of recipies, one using lactose, another using all sugar but pasturizing early to save some sweetness.
Problem occured when taking og readings, at least I think its a problem. All recipies gave an aproxx 5% alcahol content. I scaled them down from 5 gal to 1 gal, and each 1 gallon batch had around 200g of sugar in, but my og readings for all were just over 1.010. This puzzles me greatly, or is this to be expected?