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Old 03-20-2013, 05:59 AM   #51
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yeah juice it then soak the pulp. Also, because ginger varies tremendously in potency, get it from a good grocery store like whole foods. Or like me, go to an Asian grocery store because that's an ingredient that flies off their shelves so it comes in often = more likely fresher

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #52
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Made this for the third or fourth time now. Things I've learned:

Shred the ginger even if it's a royal pain in the ass. So much juicier that way, so much more flavor. Chopping doesn't get a tenth of the flavor that shredding does, seriously.

As said by others: fresh ginger for the win, don't use old stuff it won't give you good results and will just be sugar water.

This round I've done 3 and a bit cups of shredded ginger (with their juices), it was pretty soggy so may be more if measuring 'loosely packed' style. And 3 cups of sugar. I think one could go down to 2 cups and be fine as well, if your ginger is good and strong.

3 cups of sugar it's still a bit more than some soft drinks for sugar content per volume, though less than some as well. Makes me feel better about having it if it's lower in sugar, for sure. 4 cups was too sweet for my liking.

This current batch is chilling and getting gassed right now, my last batch I bottled after kegging and found it had started to ferment (not sure how, something must have gotten in) so close to bottle bombs....fountains of foam! Be thee ware!

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:59 AM   #53
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I'm excited to try this!
Does anyone have a weight measurement for the ginger? Or a rough idea? Its hard to gauge cups of shredded from the root chunks in the grocery store.
Also, I'm going to do a 4gal batch (I have a 5gal corney and it seems a waste to just do 2gal), is 6cps a recommended amount?
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #54
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I'm excited to try this!
Does anyone have a weight measurement for the ginger? Or a rough idea? Its hard to gauge cups of shredded from the root chunks in the grocery store.
Also, I'm going to do a 4gal batch (I have a 5gal corney and it seems a waste to just do 2gal), is 6cps a recommended amount?
Thanks!
For how cheap ginger root is, just buy like 2 LARGE roots per gallon of intended beer. Like as big as your hand and thick.

I bought maybe 3lbs of ginger the last time and it cost something like 79 cents, I used 3 cups or so and still have a whole root left over

I definitely enjoyed the 3 cups per 2g, so I'd agree that 6 cups of shredded ginger would be good for a 4g batch. Could go higher even though, depends on your own taste buds and how fresh it is.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #55
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I just brewed and kegged a 5 gallon batch. I added 7 packed cups of ginger and also dry hopped with 3 cups in a mesh bag in the keg. Force carbing now. Will post on how it comes out.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:58 AM   #56
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I bought maybe 3lbs of ginger the last time and it cost something like 79 cents, I used 3 cups or so and still have a whole root left over
79 cents? from where? it's almost 4 bucks a pound here!
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:53 PM   #57
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I followed the recipe in post #1 except with 3 cups sugar. Turned out great.

Definite crowd-pleaser!

People that don't drink love it.

And people that aren't big beer drinkers have lots of options...
Mix it with vodka for a Moscow Mule.
Mix it with dark rum for a Dark and Stormy.
Mix it with tequila for a ?

This whole soda making thing is weird. So fast! I kept thinking "wait a minute, I'm done?"

Thanks r2eng for starting this one!

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #58
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Just made another batch myself!

Glad you like it.

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #59
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This whole soda making thing is weird. So fast! I kept thinking "wait a minute, I'm done?"

Thanks r2eng for starting this one!
No doubt, eh? It's like spend an hour or so and chill it down, shake it up, bam you've got gallons of soda. Good thing beer making isn't this fast, would go through it like it was water...more-so.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #60
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Wow, might make this real soon! Sounds awesome and refreshing!
Maybe a touch of mint in it also!

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