I have not always been a fan of homemade Ginger Beer (I think the fermenting smell put me off when I was younger) but I guess with age my taste-buds have matured to enjoy this lovely drink. Remember that your Ginger Beer is ready to drink once the sultanas float to the top of the bottle.
4½ litres water
15ml ground ginger
7g instant dried yeast
- Bring 2½ litres of the water to the boil in a large saucepan and add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and add 2 litres of cold water and stir in the ginger.
- Allow the mixture to cool down until it is lukewarm, then pour 125ml of the liquid into a jug and add the yeast and stir until it has dissolved then add this liquid back to the saucepan and stir well.
- Pour the liquid into sterilised bottles and add 2 sultanas to each bottle and close the bottles tightly and leave at room temperature for 24 hours then place them in the fridge.
Submitted by: Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius