Good ole' fashioned ginger beer
Recipe type: gluten free drinks
  • 17 cups white sugar
  • 4 lemons quartered
  • 2 lbs roughly chopped ginger root
  • 1 packet champagne yeast
  1. Get out a canning pot if you have it and roughly chop your ginger.
  2. Add 17 cups of white sugar and throw in 4 lemons quartered.
  3. Fill the pot up at least half way with water and bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, turn it down to low and let simmer 20 minutes.
  5. Pour hot liquid into sanitized beer bucket
  6. Fill up the bucket until it reaches at least the 24 litre mark if you can
  7. Let the liquid cool to below 70 degrees
  8. Sprinkle on yeast and cover loosely with a lid.
  9. Test specific gravity for potential alcohol
  10. It should be around 6 - 7%
  11. Ferment until potential alcohol is 1% below the max potential.
  12. For example, if the original potential if 7%, bottle when only 1% of alcohol is left (6%)
  13. Bottle in sanitized plastic 1 litre bottles and seal
  14. Leave to rest for one week.
  15. chill a bottle in the fridge to prevent explosive opening and serve over ice.
Recipe by Hand Made Health at