Home Made Ginger Beer
Serves: 2 litres
  • ¼ c peeled and grated ginger root
  • 1 lemon - juiced
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1.25 litre water extra
  • 1t dried yeast
  1. Place the ginger, lemon juice, and 1 litre of water into a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Turn the heat to medium and add the sugar.
  3. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Add the extra water to the mixture.
  5. Allow to cool until the mixture feels like a cool bath.
  6. Sprinkle the yeast into the mixture.
  7. Cover the mixture and allow it to stand for about 3 hours in a cool place.
  8. Pour the mixture through a sieve to remove the ginger pulp.
  9. Pour into sterilised plastic bottles until ¾ full. Do NOT fill them to the top as the bottle needs room for the gas as it ferments.
  10. Allow to sit in a cool, dark place for several days. Gently open the lids at least twice a day to release the build up of gas.
  11. After 2 days, serve.
Do not ferment the ginger beer in glass bottles, as a build up of gas can cause them to explode and shatter everywhere. I decanted mine into glass bottles to serve.
Recipe by Country Life Experiment at http://countrylifeexperiment.com/2016/11/home-made-ginger-beer/