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    Ginger Beer

    The plant: - combine in a large screw top jar.
    12g yeast
    1 tsp ginger
    1 tsp sugar
    2 cups water.

    Everyday add to plant 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp sugar for seven days.
    Strain this through double thickness muslin. Leave to drip do NOT squeeze.
    Add to this 3 cups sugar, 4 cups boiling water and the juice of 2 large lemons.
    Put into a large basin and add 14 cups of cold water. The liquid is then ready for bottling. Fill bottles to 2 from top and screw on caps tight.
    Leave for seven days before drinking.
    Scrape the remaining sludge off the muslin into your screw top jar and add to it 1 cup of cold water. Shake well and divide mixture into 2. To each half add 1 cup of cold water and 2tsp each of ginger and sugar. You now have two plants to feed as before.

    NB. 1 cup sugar = 225g 1 cup water = 250ml
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    Fab recipe Binley - what a star to put this on. Just a word of advice from you - what kind of yeast, bearing in mind it is hard to get fresh these days?
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    Fab - thanks binley - this is a very fond childhood memory of mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanied View Post
    Fab recipe Binley - what a star to put this on. Just a word of advice from you - what kind of yeast, bearing in mind it is hard to get fresh these days?
    dont know if u have a morrisons supermarket near u but they sell fresh yeast

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazywitch View Post
    dont know if u have a morrisons supermarket near u but they sell fresh yeast
    I didn't know that!!! Thanks for the tip off Crazywitch - it is my nearest supermarket (only a small one though) but I have never seen it on sale. Presumably I just ask at the bread counter?
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    We're pretty sure its dried yeast that we used . I think you can use fresh but you would use a little bit less. Morrisons sell fresh yeast.
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    I used to use the 'ordinary' dried bread yeast (before they started selling this stuff you mix with the flour). Works fine.
    This is a fermented beverage, and it can ferment more than intended. My last batch was bottled in the sort of beer bottles that hace 'clip-down' attached tops. None burst, but last one we opened, it frothed up so hard the cap flew away (founf it eventually) and there was about a teaspoonful left in the bottom of the bottle. Now we have 7 more pints that we dare not open........ (and that was a year or more ago)
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