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Old 12-03-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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Jun 2007
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On another forum (non brewing) I am a member of, someone brought up the topic of Ginger Beer. He said he made it and it tasted awful. Since there happen to be a few brewers on the forum, I asked for his recipe thinking it was an actual ginger beer. This is what he gave me...

To be honest that looks quite disgusting... and more like a way to make simple hooch than a good tasting beverage.

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:42 PM   #2
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May 2006
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The yeast is just to carbonate, it doesn't ferment out the sugar (unless something goes wrong).

I have made ginger beer many times, but keg it instead of adding yeast. That way it lasts longer and I don't have to worry about exploding bottles.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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That isn't a bad recipe, but I'd call it ginger soda-water with lots of sugar. Why certain sodas are referred to as "beer" escapes me.
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