First off, this is my first time posting so hello to everyone here.
What I'm wondering is, if anyone has any opinions or knowledge regarding the claim made on Wikipedia
which I've seen repeated on several websites that traditional ginger beer made in the 1800's might have had as high as 11% abv. Unless these recipes disappeared off the face of the earth, it stands to reason that they'd be floating around somewhere, but a search has revealed any number of methods for making ginger beer all within the .25-2% range.
Any opinions on this? I've brewed mead before, and if my search ends badly I may settle for a batch of mead flavored with ginger. If anyone has recipes or notions for some kind of hybrid ginger mead (ie, ginger and honey both being used in the fermentation process, if that even makes sense. I'm still new at this stuff) that seems like it could be pretty fun.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice and hopefully if the brewing goes well this won't be the last you guys see of me.