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    Lol this went round our village when i was a kid. Everyone brewing splitting the plant and passing it on. In the end everyone was sick to death with the stuff!!!!
    Think i might have ago at it with DS live in a town now i wonder weather it would take over the whole town or at least the school.
    There was a cake as well think it was called the friendship cake where you used part of the "plant" and then past it on. If anyones heard of it or has a recipe can i have it for me Mum.
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    I made some of this a couple of weeks ago and am cracking open the first bottle tonight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    I made some of this a couple of weeks ago and am cracking open the first bottle tonight.
    let us know what its like! Did you use fresh yeast or dried in the end?
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    oh how exciting - gonna start this right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallfrog View Post
    let us know what its like! Did you use fresh yeast or dried in the end?
    Dried allinson's bread yeast.

    Ok - I'm gonna open it now! Just for you.


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    O, binley as if I haven't enough things to make *Ginger goes off in search for old Grolsch bottles*...

    ...I wonder if I can make an Alcoholic version ?
    Last edited by ginger ninger; 19-05-2010 at 01:24 PM.

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    Smallfrog now owes me a clean kitchen.

    It opened fine; but after a split second frothed up and fizzed up - the clip down top was still sort of over the top and the froth hit that and sprayed everywhere.

    Slightly annoying as I have ALL [minus 1] my teatowels in a hot wash which hasn't finished yet.

    So, all my kitcheney stuff is now soaking in the sink. Doh! And I HAD put my one remaining tea towel over the top in case it went bananas - but it fell off once opened.

    Tastes lovely though. Not sure whether this is slightly alcoholic or not...
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    Ginger beer made by using yeast WILL be somewhat alcoholic, but not very....
    When I last made some I gave it a few days in the bottle with lids NOT screwed down. It still gets fizzy, but a bit less violently so, and yes, it will be a bit more alcoholic that way!
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