I enjoyed it, takes a bit of work to get the setup (ingredients, time, storage etc) 'right' but once that is done you can make ginger beer according to your taste.Have you brewed with the real deal and if so, how was it?
It's highly probable that the 'plant' your mum used as a kid was simply yeast-culture grown in a jar (same process explained by Mr Wibble earlier in this thread), which is different to the SCOBY which looks like this:Fascinating. I remember my mum telling me about a ginger beer she used to make as a kid that was made out of a "plant". I never really understood it.
So I'm curious. Does it work in the same way as kombucha, in which you simply transfer a bit of juice and the scoby to the new batch of ginger beer?
How do you make it reeeeeally alcoholic?