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Old 07-03-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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The pack said to disolve 1kg of sugar in to 20 litres of water. and it would create a ginger beer that was 3.5% alcohol by volume. This seemed a bit weak to me so I added 1.7kg or sugar. This will be alright, right?
The pack says the process will take 6 days to complete, will it take longer now?

Also: do you have an estimation as to what the % will be with the addition of the extra 700g of sugar?

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Old 07-03-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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1.7*3.5%=5.95%

Assuming a number of factors remain equal.

I too am going to try a ginger brew in a few days. Should be interesting.

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Old 07-03-2006, 04:18 PM   #3
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1.7*3.5%=5.95%

Assuming a number of factors remain equal.

I too am going to try a ginger brew in a few days. Should be interesting.
Yeah that's what I got, I'm just unsure as to whether the sugar added to alcohol ratio is linear. Anyone?
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Hey, 2 questions-

1) What's the recipe for this?

2) How ginger-y is it in the end?

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If you are using table sugar or corn sugar, you will see 100% fermentation. It may complete in the same time, but I'd give it an extra 3-4 days. Without increasing anything else, you'll get a bite from the alcohol.

3.5% ABV is a bit on the high side for 1 kg in 20L, I get 2.5%. What else is in the kit?

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If you are using table sugar or corn sugar, you will see 100% fermentation. It may complete in the same time, but I'd give it an extra 3-4 days. Without increasing anything else, you'll get a bite from the alcohol.

3.5% ABV is a bit on the high side for 1 kg in 20L, I get 2.5%. What else is in the kit?
This is what I used:



There was just the yeast and ginger beer concentrate.
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Cooper's certainly doesn't say much about their kits, but their site impies that nothing in the concentrate will ferment. But, 1 Kg of sugar in 20L is a gravity of only 1.020. 1.7 Kg would bring you up to 1.033 and 4.3 ABV. Quite a puzzle.

I'd be interested in how it tastes. I've mage a couple batches of ginger beer and one of ginger cider. I've used fresh ginger root and candied ginger. Still haven't found something I like.

Unlike some homebrewers, I have no problem using a kit if it gets the right results.

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Cooper's certainly doesn't say much about their kits, but their site impies that nothing in the concentrate will ferment. But, 1 Kg of sugar in 20L is a gravity of only 1.020. 1.7 Kg would bring you up to 1.033 and 4.3 ABV. Quite a puzzle.

I'd be interested in how it tastes. I've mage a couple batches of ginger beer and one of ginger cider. I've used fresh ginger root and candied ginger. Still haven't found something I like.

Unlike some homebrewers, I have no problem using a kit if it gets the right results.
I'll let you know how it tastes once it's ready,
Do you know of a chart or something that will give me the details sugar:alcohol:liquid ratios?

I might add some more sugar later on, I'd like to get it up to 5%
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A good rule of thumb: 400 grams of brewing sugar in 20L will increase ABV by 1%

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I just added 300 grams of sugar to the fermenter and it went nuts!

The airlock was like a mini volcano, is this usual?

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