Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer
Before brewing this spiced ginger soda, it is important to sanitize all tools and equipment. See this site for more information, and find champagne yeast and 1-liter EZ cap beer bottles at Midwest Supplies.Ingalls Photography

Before brewing this spiced ginger soda, it is important to sanitize all tools and equipment. See this site for more information, and find champagne yeast and 1-liter EZ cap beer bottles at Midwest Supplies.

Ginger Beer
Before brewing this spiced ginger soda, it is important to sanitize all tools and equipment. See this site for more information, and find champagne yeast and 1-liter EZ cap beer bottles at Midwest Supplies.
Yield: makes FOUR 1-LITER BOTTLES

Ingredients

  • 1 14 lb. ginger, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 16 cups filtered water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 12 tsp. champagne yeast
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Bring ginger, filtered water, and sugar to a simmer in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-low heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, 1–2 minutes. Stir in yeast, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon; drape a large kitchen towel over saucepan and let sit for 1 hour.
  2. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve set over a large sanitized bowl. With gloved hands, squeeze solids to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Using a funnel, pour beer into four 1-liter EZ cap beer bottles, filling to within 1” of the top or lower. Close bottle with top and let sit in a dark cabinet at room temperature (ideally 70°–75°) for 48 hours. Chill ginger beer for 1 day before opening and serving.