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Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 06-04-2014 at 09:40 PM
Sorry didn't see your follow up questions. Good instincts on boiling the zest, but adding the
citrus juice after it's cooled. I do an even split of lemon/lime/pineapple juices. The upper
bound for tot...
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 05-16-2014 at 07:00 PM
I highly recommend boiling the ginger as opposed to using raw ginger juice. I boil mine in a
hop bag for about the last 6-8 minutes of the 15 minute boil. Boiling/heating the ginger
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 04-30-2014 at 09:13 PM
I'm not saying don't pasteurize. I'm saying it's not absolutely necessary, if you refrigerate
properly. Also, really you'll have to have the power off for a few days at least before popping
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 04-30-2014 at 07:49 PM
Im glad to hear about this. Now Im much more willing to start brewing. But does this keep the
already carbonated bubbles there? Do they not die with the boiling?My goal is to basically
improve upon th...
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 03-11-2014 at 06:30 PM
No problem. Glad to help. Let us know how your batch goes if you try it. Re: dried ginger, I'd
strongly advise avoiding JUST dried ginger as your flavor component. It's fine to supplement
the fresh wi...
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 03-11-2014 at 01:30 AM
I should note that you're shooting for a 1.17-1.2ish FG for a good tasting end product. Or
ferment dry and backsweeten to about that level. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 03-11-2014 at 01:27 AM
Re: ginger beer plant, yes it's a big difference in taste and a big difference in ferment time.
GBP takes much longer in my experience, which isn't extensive. GBP has a more sour/lactic
profile than t...
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 12-12-2013 at 05:38 PM
The FG was very near 1.000, so I don't think I'll have to worry about bottle bombs.Gotcha. Very
good! Sorry for the concern - that read like a disaster waiting to happen. Haha. Let us know
how they tu...
Posted in thread: Alcoholic ginger beer on 12-12-2013 at 03:24 AM
How does ginger beer age by the way? I've got five one litre glass swing top bottles of my
concoction stashed in a cupboard which I'm planning to leave until summer time. Stupid
question, but did you ...
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 12-08-2013 at 12:08 AM
How firm were the test soda bottles that you used for the dishwasher method?