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Everyday kitchen equipment like a teaspoon, scales, fine grater etc Saucepan if using fresh ginger Ingredients 2 litres of chlorine free water g of sugar Either a dessert spoon of ginger powder or a two inch piece of fresh ginger Ginger Beer Plant Method Next sterilise all of your equipment thoroughly.
This is where sterilising powder can come in useful, or you could wash your equipment and then place in an oven at degrees plus for 20 minutes. Remember sterilising doesn't clean, it just kills. If you've visible dirt inside your fermentation vessel it will still contain bacteria.
Washing up liquid and hot water works just as well - this stuff takes less than a week to make and you'll be transferring it after two days anyway. If using fresh ginger root you will need to scald it before using. The reason for scalding is to kill any bacteria.
Wash the ginger root and then drop it into a saucepan of boiling water for a minute or so. Remove the ginger root carefully and then grate it.
Add water to the fermenting vessel. Juice the lemon, you can also grate a bit of the zest into the grated ginger. Put a teaspoon or two into the water. Add the ginger and lemon zest into a square of muslin cloth. Pull the sides together and secure the corners into a bundle with your elastic band.
Add the sugar to the water and stir in. Now comes the time to add your Ginger Beer Plant to the mixture along with the grated ginger muslin parcel. Seal the contents of the fermentation vessel with a lid and assuming this is now airtight add an airlock to allow air to escape.
Failure to do this can result in the container exploding as the pressure inside it builds up, if you are using a jar or bowl you can simply cover the top of it with either muslin or a tea towel and secure with an elastic band.
You should always leave a third of the jar or bowl empty to allow for expansion. Wait two or three days to allow the fermentation process to work. Place a funnel inside the neck of a clean empty plastic soft drink bottle. Line it with a double thickness of muslin. Carefully pour your fermented Ginger Beer through the muslin in the bottle.
Fill to about two inches short of the top. The gelatinous substance that remains in the muslin is your Ginger Beer Plant and should now be returned to its jar in a warm place, two thirds filled with dechlorinated water and fed daily with a teaspoon of sugar and half a teaspoon of ginger.
Keep the level of dechlorinated water topped up until you use your Ginger Beer Plant next. Keep a lid on the jar or a piece of muslin secured with an elastic bandbut don't tighten it completely or your jar will explode, air has to be able to escape.
As your plant gets bigger you will need to halve it and either some it to a friend so they can start their own plant, or discard it. Squeeze all the air out of the bottle so the Ginger Beer reaches the top of the bottle then screw on the lid.
Leave the bottle at a comfortable room temperature for a few days, or until the bottle is hard and has expanded due to the natural production of Carbon Dioxide within it.By Martin Isark When I was small, bottles of home-made ginger beer lined the pantry shelves – and the thirst quenching pleasure of its peppery ginger notes still lingers on.
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