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How to use home grown produce to create some wonderful liquors and spirit mixes.  

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Recipes and Instructions

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Dec 12, 2014. 14 Replies

This is where we will store recipes for specific drinks and general "how to make alcohol" discussions.Continue

An easy video instructions guide

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Cres Aug 22, 2014. 9 Replies

I thought I would have a crack at producing a video instruction guide to making spirits and liquors for anyone who wants to see what's involved.  I've recently added a couple of videos on making…Continue

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Wednesday

Not criticising the bug, Elaine.  It had a great, rich taste.  However, it required work to keep it fed.  At $3 for 22 liters, I'm happy to be a lazy bugga. 

Comment by Elaine coolowl on Wednesday

The 'Ginger Beer Plant' used to make a very drinkable drop. Whatever it was, add Ginger and sugar and away you go. Never made it myself but have appreciated many a glass of it.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Wednesday

It is a champaign yeast mate. Costs all of $3 per 22 litre batch (+1 kg of sugar and ginger which I grow).  There is no "bug" like in the old days. 

Comment by Rob Collings on Wednesday

Thanks Andy, will do very soon ... just hide most of it, I have a feeling it kinda goes down well.

Do you keep that GB culture going, that is, can you seed a new batch with a bit of the old? or is that just the wild bug thing?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Wednesday

It's just a recycled beer bottle Rob.  Perfect size and seals really well.  You have to come for a sample. 

Comment by Rob Collings on Wednesday

Terrific Andy, did I miss something in the vid about the bottle, is it a recycled beer bottle?
The Ginger Beer, the bottle and the opening looks great! I really wanted to smell that ginger, while watching the video .... and drink it too :)

Comment by Lissa on Tuesday

Well done!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Tuesday

I bloody did it!  Have a look.... 

A short (2 min) video opening and testing the ginger beer. 

https://youtu.be/SM1BpKdHfIY

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 26, 2015 at 20:45

Okay... yeast nutrient, sumac powder and dark malt extract - that must be to make it taste more "beerish".  I've also seen the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  

And this is how it starts... obsessive Andy is off and running again. LOL. 

Comment by Lissa on April 26, 2015 at 20:04

I would love to make (alcoholic) ginger beer. When you have the natural recipe sorted I would love to learn more.

 

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