Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:30 am

Hi, this is Greg from the KSWbeer.com beer blog.

My brewing partner and I just kegged a pretty decent ginger beer, and we wanted to share our recipe. (The story behind this beer is that we both just married our long-time sweethearts and we decided to go to Jamaica on our honeymoons, where ginger beer enjoys some popularity.)

This is effectively a full-bodied lager, with a ginger taste toward the high end of an average consumer's expectations. Note that, for this recipe, fermenting cold isn't a requirement. Just stick with Nottingham yeast, keep the gravity at 1.048-1.052, and you'll be fine.

Here's a casual write-up of our brewday, with the recipe:

http://www.kswbeer.com/2012/01/homebrew ... -beer.html
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Re: Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:49 am

I also made a ginger beer but it is an ale. Strong on the ginger and my friends love it. I'll post the recipe when I find it.
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Re: Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:28 pm

did you put the ginger from the boil into the fermenter?
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Re: Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:53 am

skerrydude wrote:did you put the ginger from the boil into the fermenter?


nope we added 1/4 lb at 50min into the boil. Then a fresh 1/4 lb when we reracked 5 days later
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Re: Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:31 pm

the link is down?
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Re: Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:56 pm

mordantly wrote:the link is down?


Works for me.
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Re: Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:15 am

What was the finishing gravity? The 159-160° mash temp seems awfully high.

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Re: Ginger Beer Recipe (tested!)

Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:47 am

Bugeater wrote:What was the finishing gravity? The 159-160° mash temp seems awfully high.

Wayne


if i remember right it was 1.013-1.014
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