Discussion in ''Non Beer' Brewing' started by theQuinny, 9/7/18.
Trying a new bevie ...
Non Alc Ginger Beer
Hoping it will be nice for summer ...
I did the boozy version and it was good, next time i tried the liquid pack one from mangrove jacks that cost 4x as much and after a year there is still 2 thirds of it in the keg.
Mangrove Jack's pouch is pretty good with this combo:
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About 1/5 of the sweetener that comes with it
Top to about 21 liters (instructions said 23)
Dumped it into a keg after about a week, probably drank about 4 liters in a week haha.
Wouldn't call it exactly traditional and next time I would probably add more ginger flavour but taste is pretty good.
I did the 21 liters as well. Did put the whole sweetener in though, it turned out more of a beer with ginger hints than a ginger beer. No terrible but nothing like the colony west.
I tried that kit, turned out pretty good. I did the non alcaholic option. The second batch I did from scratch just dlme and boiled up with shredded ginger, it was a boozy batch that burnt your face off fresh and was very delicious. It aged really well. I always bottle ginger beer because I don't drink much of it and I prefer a bit more fizz
Agreed that that expensive mangroves jacks stuff is rancid.
I’ll be tipping a full keg of it next weekend
Glad it wasnt just mine
Ginger beer is easy from scratch, I base mine off 1kg dlme per 10 litres of your batch size shred your ginger with a greater or pulverise in food processor and boil for half an hour. Chill and pitch whatever ale yeast you have laying around should give you 4%-5% abv if you want more bang just add what ever sugar you prefer. If you want a bit of pot luck don't boil it at all and let the wild yeast on the skin of the ginger inoculate for you.
How much shredded ginger do you need for ~21-23L?
Depending on your taste I would use between 150g and 300g. Some people add crystallised ginger for extra punch. Most people use cane sugar or dextrose for fermentables I just like the beeryness I get from using dlme
I tried the Morgan's GB not convinced it was a good choice. I followed instruction on can should have done more reading 1st.
Also after three weeks in the bottle using Dex to prime I had very very little fizz to no fizz at all. Could this be due to living in Sydney with the cold days at the moment?
Anyways does anyone have a GB recipe that is close to the Matso's Ginger beer. Great drop
Do you use a fermentation chamber? I will be filling three kegs soon. Going to force carb one in the keg fridge and naturally carb the other two in my brew fridge using a heat belt and temp control I imagine that you could do something similar with bottles.
Thanks for the quick reply. I have taken a few bottles indoor and put them in a warmer area to see if this does anything.
The ideal is to keg. It means you can easily control a constant sweetness, easily carbonate to your taste & probably carry over less yeast after the initial draw off.
Messing around with PET bottles for home brewed GB is not for the faint hearted.
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