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Old 07-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #21
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(I saw that you already brewed this, but for posterity...) Powdered ginger adds much more heat than fresh ginger does. I made the ginger beer recipe here, and added some powdered ginger in addition to the fresh ginger. It was pretty strong when fresh, I aged it about 6 months in bottles and it was fantastic - a perfect blend of ginger bite and flavor.

Anyways, let us know how it tastes!
Adamsmasher,

Greetings from a fellow Hoosier!

I could still add the powdered ginger at secondary, I would think. I was considering adding another pound of honey, and could work it in with that.

Thoughts, anyone else?
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #22
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Do you want more heat in the brew? The powdered ginger will add that, but not a lot of good flavor. Why are you considering another pound of honey? Your OG was 1.07, that's already WAY high for a "small beer". Another pound of honey and you're gonna have something seriously BIG on your hands. If what you want was a summer quencher, adding more fermentables at this stage is not a good idea.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:34 AM   #23
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Do you want more heat in the brew? The powdered ginger will add that, but not a lot of good flavor. Why are you considering another pound of honey? Your OG was 1.07, that's already WAY high for a "small beer". Another pound of honey and you're gonna have something seriously BIG on your hands. If what you want was a summer quencher, adding more fermentables at this stage is not a good idea.
Iglia:

As to part one - I wouldn't mind a bit more heat.

Part two - I usually like higher gravity brews. I was thinking, too, to add a bit of sweetness to balance the heat.
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Final Gravity at bottling = 1.00

ABV = Approx. 9%.....

Bottled using 4.5 oz of honey.

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