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Old 11-29-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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Oct 2006
San Carlos, CA
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Well I got some ginger beer plant today and started my first batch today.

Here is the article that got me interested....

I heard an interview with Raj on The Brewing Network or Basic Brewing. I can't remember right now which.

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As soon as my first batch is done I'll post the results if anyone is interested.

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Old 11-29-2006, 05:20 PM   #2
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Nov 2006
Central PA
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Yeah I'd like to hear your results. Most "ginger beer" these days is made with ginger oil rather than ginger resulting in a rather harsh (imo) burning sensation when you drink it. If I do it, I would like to make a fully fermented version, which it looks like that article is. I have seen that on the radio show brewing site and it looks cool. In fact, it is very hard to find a 'regular' ginger beer recipe like that from searching. I was thinking of potting some ginger to grow some more root. It would be a fun experiment.

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Old 11-29-2006, 05:36 PM   #3
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I brewed a high-alcohol winter warmer, and put about 3 oz. of ginger into the boil, along with some other "holiday" spices (cinnamon, cloves, allspice), and 2.5 lbs of honey, which really lightened up the body and helped make it more crisp.

It's not exactly a "ginger beer", but putting that much freshly grated ginger into the boil certainly made it about halfway there. I'm not the biggest fan of straightup ginger beer, though...but this brew turned out to be one of the best I've done.
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