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Old 08-13-2013, 05:43 AM   #81
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Made this a second time with very slight tweaks to the original recipe (which was one of the first few beers I brewed and also quite tasty). Came out great again, even cleaner and the ginger really comes through. Here're my brewing notes, took 2nd Place at the Denver County Fair for Spice Beer.

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Ingredients:
Fermentibles:

  • 4.5 lb Pilsner liquid malt extract
  • 3.25 lb wild clover honey
  • 1 lb. Carapils (steep in 1.5 qts. water at 165 F for 45 mins)
Adjuncts:
  • 2.6 lb (42 oz) fresh grated ginger
  • 2 lemons (zest, rinds and juice separated)
Hops:
  • 1 oz Cascade
  • 1 oz Willamette
Yeast: Nottingham Ale Yeast

Hop/Adjunct Schedule:
  • 60 min: 1 oz Cascade
  • 30 min: 2 lb honey / juice of 2 lemons / 2 lemon rinds (zest removed) / 2 lb grated ginger
  • 15 min: remove lemon rinds
  • 10 min: remaining honey / remaining ginger / lemon zest
  • 2 min: 1 oz Willamette

Fermentation/Carbonation:
  • Ferment at 64° F for 7 days. Then gradually step up to 70° F.
  • Carbonate to 2.7 volumes.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:04 PM   #82
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Brewed this recipe yesterday and no need to fear this huge amount of ginger. Very nice ginger aroma and flavour .Only added one small chili bean for some extra fire.

Recipe for 20l

Malt/sugar:
3 kg pilsner
0.5kg Carapils
0.4kg table sugar

Hops:
10g galena @ 60 min
14g williamette @ 15 min

spices/herbs:

30min: 500g ginger
15min: 500g ginger, 14 g lemon zest, 5g irish moss, chili bean

Yeast: S-04

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:08 AM   #83
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I brewed a variation of the original recipe on saturday using raw sugar cane, and pinapple trying to recreate something i had in jamaica while on vacation. I left out the lemons since pinapple is so acidic. Cant wait to see how it turns out.

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:25 AM   #84
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I'm going to be brewing this beer on Sat. as the OP listed. This is going to be my first beer that I have brewed with actual equipment. I have brewed with a Mr. Beer in the past but didn't feel like I was actually brewing. That and I was a lot younger and way more impatient. However I have a 5lbs jar of honey and no way to measure out three pounds. Does anyone have any idea about how many cups 3lbs of honey would be. I not sure on adding ginger to the secondary because I do not want it to be too spicy but I still want it to have a nice ginger flavor. Any advice from someone who has brewed this beer as the OP has listed would be greatly appreciated. Also should I leave the ginger and hops in during fermentation or should I remove them then I transfer to my primary fermenter?

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Old 02-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #85
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My experiment with pineapple and sugarcane is complete (and half drinken) the pineapple added nice flavour but the sugercane didnt really bring anything to the table. I used the full amount of ginger as well as putting it in the secondary but i still cant achieve the really spicy kick i want. Anyone ever tried the gingerbeer (non alcohol) made by "Grace"? That is the ginger intensity im after.

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Old 02-20-2014, 10:35 PM   #86
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Next time don't boil 3/4 of the ginger fit the full time only boil half fir they full hour then with 10 min left add the other half. Leave that half in the fermenter and dry hop as posted by op

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #87
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2.5 lbs of Ginger ? Maybe 40 grams? I have seen recipes with as much as 56 grams for 5 gallon batches.

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Nope it's 2.5 pounds the ginger loses a lot of it's kick when it is boiled for an hour. The ginger was not over powering at all. After all it's a ginger ale.

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Im going to double the ginger next time because it wasnt strong enough for me. Im also going to dry hop with ginger again as well.

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Made a 3gal batch of this yesterday with a couple changes due to the amounts that ingredients were sold in and also did just a 30min boil.

2lbs Light DME
.5lb Carapils
1.5lbs Orange Blossom Honey

12oz grated Ginger
2 Lemons, zested, juiced, and rinds

.75oz Cascade
.5oz Willamette

WY1450, used part of cake from a previous beer

30 min: .6oz Cascade
30 min: 1.5lb honey / juice of 2 lemons / 2 lemon rinds (zest removed) / 9oz grated ginger
15 min: remove lemon rinds
10 min: remaining honey / remaining ginger / lemon zest
2 min: .5oz Willamette

Hydro sample tasted pretty good, like ginger ale soda with some extra ginger spiciness. It'll be interesting to see how much the spiciness changes and if it keeps the soda like taste. I'm hoping it does, if so another 5 gal batch is likely on the horizon

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