Just tried a bottle of the morgans ginger beer after 2 weeks in the bottle....
It is a great brew..very bitey..not too sweet at all..it's like the discontinued JAds kits i used to brew....highly recommended...
What else did you add to the kit? I did a beermakers Ginger Beer a while ago with 1kg of brown sugar and it did all the right stuff but just did not carb. up. Still don't know what happend. If this is good i may put one down for the Mrs.
I normally use the Beermakers Ginger beer mixture
then bulk prime with 250 ml of Buderim refresher cordial plus 150 grams dextrose ( less than normal to take into account the sugar in the cordial ) The presevative in the syrup has no affect. I also put in a plug of raw ginger about the size of the top joint of your little finger .
Have been doing this for a couple of years , cannot keep enough stock .
I have a Morgans ready to bottle on Sunday and plain to add 250 ml Buderim syrup , 130 gm dextrose ( because the mix is only 20 litres ) and the plug of ginger
See how it goes
Oh very good, I tried a ginger beer a few years ago and it was bloody nice. Is it just the same process as beer?? Any other info that you guys could share on this would be fantastic. Tricks of the trade, things to look for and what not. I would like to give one a go but am still getting the hang of beer at present.
I havn't tried GI's brew yet and Rod 's got me buggered with his plug of ginger (where /when did you put it into brew) but beermakers by itself smelt real bad but tasted OK for the first few weeks but then came good . I would give it a month in the bottle at least before opening, even then still smells off-the longer the better but a nice GB, if you like it stronger shake before opening.
The last GB I've made was a Snow's Special (Grumpys Homepage search "Snows") but I found it to be very strong in flavour and bitter initially although it is mellowing out somewhat, now 3 months in the bottle.
I made it mainly for SWMBO and she wont drink the B stuff although I'm getting to like as it mellows.
I just cracked a morgans GB after two weeks, and while the taste is nice, i found it tasted a bit watery. I'll give it another go in two weeks.
This talk of Buderim cordial has me interested... is this something you get from the HB shop or woolies?
Noticed at BigW the other day....Coopers Ginger beer kit. Have they just decided to put this into supermarkets or is it a new product?
Also spied Tooheys Dark Ale and Real Ale kits Along with Coopers Sparkling Ale kit, label the same as the bottled product from the bottlo.
might have to go and get a ginger beer kit, and do up a batch for when my kegging system is ready. So any tips on how to do it? just follow the kit instructions? or should i add some other stuff? and what yeast and temps to brew with?