Sorry to cut in here guys but I just bottled my Ginger Beer a few hours ago...out of the secondary it has a nice mellow ginger flavor but not too much. Can't wait until its carbonated to release aromas! Check out the recipie page and I'll post...it was an all grain I converted to extract and used 1oz or so of fresh grated root during the boil. Cheers!
Duhh, this is the recipie page....
Muntons 3# LME
Muntons 3# wheat ME
8 AAU's Hallertau
1oz fresh grated ginger
wyeast #1056 american ale
add malts to 2G boiling water, bring back to boil
add hops boil 0.5hr (I was short hops and used 4.5% AAU)...I had two batches going and bottling others with beverage in me already..
add moss and root w/juices (I probably added closer to 1.25oz), boil 0.5hr
once boiled, I added 2.5G ice cold water, strained into glass primary (top to 5G), and pitched almost immediately with lots of airation..it took off during the night with no starter
recipie calls for primary 5 days, secondary 7, age 2 weeks
I primaried for 2 weeks (no time to xfer), secondary for 2
oh yea, addapted from Brewmaster's Bible, pg.347