brewed up a 1gallon batch tonight..
OG was 1.053 .. so a bit higher then your revised estimate...
i boiled water and then just poured that over all the ginger and zest and then added the sugar and honey..
I let it steep until it cooled to room temp then strained out all the bits and into the jug it went. i think im just gonna let it ferment and forget about it for a while.. if its too hot after carb, ill just add a bit of simple sugar to the glass when i have a bottle
this is the scaled down version i used for anyone who wants a smaller batch to start off with:
Batch Size: 1.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 5.3 SRM
0.50 items Lemon Zest
0.50 items Lime Zest
0.75 lb Ginger Root
1.00 items Cinnamon Stick
1.00 items Lemon Juice
1.00 items Lime Juice
0.75 lb Brown Sugar, Light
0.40 lb Honey
1/5 Pkgs SafAle California Ale US-05
Edit: wow the sample is REALLYREALLY spicy. if it doesnt mellow a bit during ferm, im gonna have to mix in some water before i bottle.
this is a fun little experiment