Sunday, 26 September 2010

Quick Ginger Beer

As promised here is the alternative recipe for a "Quick Ginger Beer" that I have come across but have never made.   There's a batch of this brewing as we speak.


1 oz root ginger
1lb sugar
1oz cream of tartar
1 lemon
8 pints of boiling water
1oz fresh yeast or 1/2 oz dried yeast


  1. Put the ginger into a piece of clean cloth and hit it with a hammer or heavy weight until the ginger is bruised.
  2. Put in a bowl and add the sugar and cream of tartar.
  3. Grate the lemon rind and squeeze out the juice and add to the bowl
  4. Pour in the boiling water, stir well and leave until cold.
  5. Mix the yeast with 5 tablespoons luke-warm water and add to the bowl.
  6. Cover and leave overnight.  Strain through a muslin cloth and bottle in strong screw-topped bottles (e.g. those used for cider or beer).  Leave for 48 hours before using.  
I am hoping this version will be less explosive but then again its me making it!

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