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    Ginger Beer Recipe Discussion and Thoughts?

    So i need an expert opinion on my recipe i am thinking of using. My goal is to make 23-25L of sweet ginger beer with an ABU of 5-8+%. Recipe - all fresh will freze fruit to break down cell walls 1.5 -2 kg DLME 1kg Dextrose S0-4 Yeast? (15-20g?) Should i use brown sugar or maltodextrine...
  2. J

    Ginger beer advice, first brew ever

    Hi, Firstly, i'll let you in on an interesting little fact... until 3 months ago, I didn't drink for 12 years, and now, I find myself on a brewer's forum..lol. Now that I am back on or off the wagon (whichever it is), I am partway through my 1st attempt at brewing ginger beer, but, feel...
  3. blink471

    Morgans Ginger Beer............. first taste...

    Hi all. Impatience got the better of me and opened a bottle of Morgans Ginger Beer I did a few weeks ago. I bought the concentrate can and brewed as per instructions so I had a starting point to change later. It was bottled into the plastic PET beer bottles that came with kit... let it sit...
  4. shacked

    Ginger Beer - Stalled?

    9 days ago I put together a small batch on ginger beer based on a recipe I saw on Youtube. I converted a 10L jerry can from bunnings into a small FV with a drill hole, airlock, grommet, tap and stick on thermometer. Ingredients: 390g of root ginger (grated in a sanitised food processor)...
  5. carniebrew

    Pimp a Coopers Ginger Beer Kit?

    My mum, god bless 'er, has asked me a few times if I can make her a ginger beer. I don't think I've ever had one myself, I'm not really a fan of ginger. As it turns out, we're going on an extended family holiday (as in extended family rather than extended holiday) in mid-Jan, and like most of...
  6. MCHammo

    All Grain Ginger Beer

    I recently had a bit of a brainwave regarding ginger beers. I've been making a few over the last couple of years, and only just got into All Grain beer brewing. I've always done my gingers from scratch using fresh ingredients, to varying degrees of success. One of the big hurdles many people...
  7. megasuke

    How long to leave in the fermenter

    Have two questions about my Ginger Brew. The starting OG was 1.040 and now about 2wks later it has dropped to 1.011. Around about what OG does the brew stop doing its stuff? I tasted it and there's still a strong taste of brown sugar to it so I'm thinking a while off yet? I have to be away for...
  8. megasuke

    Ginger Beer bubbling through airlock question

    Hi all first post and my 2nd attempt at Ginger Beer. My first batch was a straight from the can Morgans Beer which I did up in a kit and it worked really well with no problems. With this 2nd go I thought I might add somethings extra 50gms Powdered Ginger 1kg Brown Sugar 500gms Honey...
  9. wereprawn

    gb recipie and sweetening

    hi fellow brewers, I have some questions about making GB. I would like to make a basic GB as my first attempt and then modify from that baseline for future brews. my questions are 1. to make a 23 ltr batch at 5-6% abv how much sugar and ginger should I use. 2. how much lactose to use. I really...
  10. thermo_47

    AG Ginger Beer...?

    Hi all, I'm considering brewing a ginger beer with a malt base. Before you slander the examples of "beers with ginger" compared to "all ginger" brews, hear me out. I'm thinking of doing an all pilsner + some carapils mash to around 3.5% alc, but mashing high (maybe 69C or 70C) for body...
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    Is my ginger brew taking too long?

    This is my first ever brew and I was wondering if I should be worried at the time it is taking for fermentation to complete? Currently I am sitting on day 19 and I just measured a specific gravity of about 1.018 and it bubbles through the air lock every 15-20 seconds or so. I didn't measure the...
  12. S

    Ginger Beer FG Too High?

    Hi there! This is my first time brewing ever so sorry if this is pretty basic but i'd love some oppions. I've had my ginger beer in the fermenter for just over a week now (7 days 18 hours to be exact) and I think my gravity is still too high to bottle. For a 20L batch i used 4kg of light...
  13. S

    2nd attempt @ Ginger Beer kit + Additions

    Hey Guys, Havent been around these parts for a while.. BUT IM BACK!! So as the topic mentions I had a crack at a Brewers Choice Ginger Beer last time which came out awesome (well as good as a kit gets I guess) So I picked up another one whilst adding a few additions of around 800gms fresh...
  14. T

    Winemaking log software

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum, it seemed the most fitting, feel free to move it mods. I've recently gotten started in winemaking and brewing in general. I've been keeping fairly good records as I want to be able to repeat and great successes and obviously avoid repeating failures. I've...
  15. S

    Non-alcho Ginger Beer

    Hey guys, Sorry to be a pain and asking the annoying things, trust me Ill be going through and reading the guides before my second attempt. I just decided to try out a batch of non-alcoholic Ginger Beer yesterday when I was picking up my beer supplies so I got a kit from the LHBS Brewers...
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    How Do You Calculate The Og Of Ginger?

    Hi All, I want to make a ginger infused beer for summer. I was thinking of a Pilsner base and some clean finishing hops. But how do I calculate the amount of ginger/malt ratio to come up with a decent OG. I wiki'd Ginger and it says that there is about 1.7g sugar per very 100g of ginger. I...
  17. G

    My First Brew/ginger Beer

    On Friday afternoon I started my first ever brew(Morgans Ginger Beer). I wasn't exactly feeling too adventurous so I just followed the directions on the back of the tin.Any ideas on how I can increase the alcohol %?My fermenter seems to be bubbling regularly so things seem to be going well...
  18. D

    My First Ginger Beer

    1 x Coopers Ginger Beer 500g Fresh ginger (1/2 grated and 1/2 sliced) 3 tsp of dry ginger 125g Buderum ginger marmalade 11 sliced up long red chillies 3 whole cloves 150g brown sugar 1 whole lemon squeezed Boil up some water Add in the lemon juice,honey, chilli and fresh ginger. After 15-20...
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    Two Unrelated Questions - Mead & Ginger

    I'm going to make a dry, sparkling mead tomorrow, but I'm not sure what ratio of honey to water I should use for an sg of approx 1050 for about 7.5% (correct?). I've looked online but either my searching skills are terrible or the only sources are imperial and not very precise, ie."for a dry...
  20. D

    Help Find Ginger Beer Recipe

    This is my first post. I am wanting some help to find a good easy ginger beer recipe. I have looked on the net but as i am not sure what to do i am asking for some help. I would like it to be an alcoholic type ginger beer. i have made some cider in the past and would like to give this a go. so...
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