Nathan's Ginger Beer
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0.50 lb Fresh ginger peeled and
1.00 Lemon: peel grated, juice
-squeezed, remainder sliced
5.00 ts Cream of tartar
5.00 c White sugar
2.38 g Boiling water
From: hplabs!rutgers!dgbt.crc.dnd.ca!bnr-rsc!crick (Bill Crick)
DISCLAIMER: THIS STUFF IS DANGEROUS! DO NOT MAKE IT!
Now that I've got that disclaimer out of the way, someone asked for a
ginger beer recipe. Here is one I've been making for many years. It
is very carbonated, and quite refreshing. Also because it has a
limited shelf life (after which it explodes), it prompts lots of
impromptu "ginger beer parties" where I call several friends to say
"I'm setting off a dozen Ginger Beers tomorrow afternoon. Wanna come?"
By the way, does anyone have a SG (specific gravity) to final bottle
pressure table that one could use to tame this recipe? I'd like to
limit the pressure to about 90 psi which I believe that is what the
champagne bottles are made for? I assume it will have to include
NOTE: READ ALL WARNINGS AND DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF!!!!
NATHAN'S GINGER BEER
Add a lager yeast starter when cooled to < 80 degrees F, and cover.
Let ferment for 3-7 days, and bottle in champagne bottles. Wire down
Leave them in a warm place for 1 week. Chill and test open 1 bottle
each week, until they start to scare you, then put all bottles in
fridge. Drink them within 2 weeks.
USE ONLY REAL CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES! SPARKLING WINE, BEER BOTTLES, ETC.
IF LEFT OUT OF FRIDGE FOR MORE THAN 4 WEEKS, BOTTLES WILL START TO
DO NOT LEAVE IN FRIDGE FOR MORE THAN FOUR WEEKS, AFTER THEY START TO
SCARE YOU, OR YOU RISK EXPLOSIONS INSIDE FRIDGE!
SET OFF OUTSIDE! CORKS GO 60 TO 70 FEET. BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU AIM!
CUT THE WIRE CAGES WITH WIRE CUTTERS, DON'T TRY TO UNTWIST THEM.
THELY USUALLY GO OFF THE INSTANT YOU CUT THE WIRE. IF YOUR HAVE A
HANGFIRE, BE VERY CAUTIOUS. DON'T GO INSIDE WITH IT. AIM STRAIGHT UP
IF YOU EVER WANT TO SEE THE CORK AGAIN!
DO NOT LET THESE SIT AROUND TOO LONG!! SET THEM ALL OFF WITHIN 6
WEEKS OF MAKING THEM! I'M NOT KIDDING!!!!
DISCLAIMER: THIS STUFF IS DANGEROUS!! DO NOT MAKE IT!!!
Bill Crick Brewius, Ergo Sum!