Making Ginger Beer

June 5, 2009

Refreshing drink that just goes on and on! Great recipe for sharing:-)



Put the following ingredients in a jar. Feed daily with 1 level teaspoon sugar + 1 level teaspoon ginger for 7 days. Then strain liquid through a fine muslin. Dissolve 3/4 lb sugar in 1 pint boiling water. Add 3.5 pints cold water and add strained liquid. Add juice of 2 lemons.


Bottle in screw top bottles to within 2 cm of top. Leave 2 - 3 weeks before using.

Scrape residue of plant into jar. Add 3/4 pint of cold water and mix well. Divide into 2; add sugar and ginger as before.

Note: Plant (fermentation) MUST be divided (halved) each week or it will die!

Source: Got a 'plant' from someone years ago.

By Skinnyjinny from Scotland

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February 21, 2012

I want to make ginger beer to drink, it's a well known remedy. You make it by putting a teaspoon of yeast, sugar, and ginger in a jar with some water and then for 1 week you have to feed the plant in the jar with 1 teaspoon ginger and sugar. After the that you have to make it up with water and more sugar to yield a gallon. Finally you bottle it.


My question is, I want to know how much to put in over all. I was given a recipe by a friend and they have success every time, but mine was a disaster. We used to make this drink years ago and it was always good.


By Rozjune from Nottinghamshire, UK

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