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  Ginger beer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ginger beer is a type of carbonated beverage, flavored primarily with ginger, lemon and sugar.
Ginger beer was first brewed in the 1700s, and the brewed, alcoholic, drink became very popular in Britain and North America, with 3000 breweries in Britain, 300 in the U.S. (which had been affected by the Prohibition Laws), and 1000 in Canada in 1935.
Ginger beer plant (GBP) is a gelatinous substance which is a symbiotic mixture of microorganisms which must contain the yeast Saccharomyces pyriformis and the bacterium Brevibacterium vermiforme.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ginger_beer   (421 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Ginger Beer
Ginger is a pungent spice made from the root of the ginger plant, though the stem of ginger is also used as a confectionery.
The root is used to flavour ginger beer, at least in home brewed ginger beer, though in industrial ginger beer chemical flavourings may be used instead.
Ginger beer has a certain nostalgic quality and is often associated with picnics and the good old days.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A827426   (615 words)

 Ginger Beer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ginger Beer pack offers the home brewer the opportunity to make Sparkling ginger beer which is naturally fermented but with the minimum of alcohol.
Recommended equipment: The ginger beer pack should be fermented for 24 to 48 hours (the warmer the temp, the faster it will ferment) in a standard brewing fermenter fitted with an airlock.
So the Ginger Beer can safely be bottled at SG 1010 or if the reading remains higher, but constant for several days when all apparent bubbling through the airlock has ceased.
www.ibrew.com.au /html/beer/GingerBeer.html   (328 words)

 Ginger Beer
Ginger beer is not terribly (SCA) period, but nonetheless it's fairly easy to make and has been very popular at SCA events at which I've distributed it.
According to the original recipe, the beer is "ready to drink in five days but is better after two or three weeks or even more".
I've never had a bottle explode, but the beer can be under quite high pressure when bottled and it pays to watch where you are pointing when opening the bottle.
www.zeta.org.au /~nps/sca/brewing/en/gingerbeer.html   (485 words)

Ginger Beer is really not beer, rather Ginger Juice that can be served many different ways along with use for cooking.
Ginger Beer gets it name in part from when you shake it up it looks like Beer.
Ginger Beer has some medicinal value in that it is good for colds, sore throats, and upset stomachs due to Ginger Root natural healing qualities.
home.att.net /~kg-schulz/ginger_beer.htm   (610 words)

 Bundaberg Ginger Beer
This is REAL ginger beer, brewed naturally with only the finest ingredients to a traditional recipe that has been passed down through generations of Bundaberg brewers.
In fact, this same high quality ginger is used in many herbal medicines to improve circulation and digestion and to relieve nausea, motion sickness, coughs, colds and rheumatism.
And Bundaberg Ginger Beer is fermented with Brewers Yeast, a good source of protein, amino acids, vitamins B12 and B6.
www.popsoda.com /bunginbeer.html   (169 words)

 Ginger Beer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ginger beer is probably the most perfect small beer, similar in taste to the best champagne, with sparkling effervescence.
Prior to 1740, the ginger was associated with the Parish of St Ann, where it had first been planted by the Spanish.
In 1980, a survey by the International Trade Centre reported that 1,100 acres of ginger were planted in Jamaica in the central range areas of Clarendon, Manchester and Trelawny.
www.jamaicadrinks.com /product_gbeer.htm   (466 words)

 Root Beer and Ginger Beer Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
While this is sim- mering, boil the gallon of water and two cups of sugar for one minute and set aside.
Pour the pan with the ginger into a blender and blend on high for about one minute.
These beer recipe publications may be used freely in the spirit of the Free Software Foundation's "copyleft" policy.
www.myownbeer.com /recipes/root-ginger.php   (419 words)

 Ginger Gruit Beer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Most people are familiar with non-alcoholic ginger ale--like root beer, birch beer and sarsaparilla, a by-product of the late 19th-century American temperance movement.
In fact, the emphasis on their herbal component (the term "gruit" had long fallen out of use) was so strong that malt content and quality was neglected in favor of cheaper short-cuts.
As a result, most surviving recipes for alcoholic "Ginger Beer" rely primarily on versions of cane sugar for their fermentable content.
www.geocities.com /bontasaurus/ginger_gruit_beer.htm   (321 words)

 Ginger Beer & Root Beer Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Their book is called “Ginger Beer and Root Beer Heritage 1780 To 1930” and it is has 400 pages with 2000 color photos.
Although Ginger Beer originated in England, in the mid 1700’s, its ancestry in North America can be traced to imports from England in the 1800’s, even though it was also brewed regionally for a growing market.
Naturally fermented Ginger Beer has an exquisite taste which could never be achieved by the carbonation process.
www.bookmarketingprofits.com /GingerBeerArt.html   (424 words)

 Adventures in Science and Technology - Ginger Beer Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
We refrigerate our ginger beer so that the yeast don't multiply so much that they run out of food, and thus produce alcohol instead of carbon dioxide.
Cap the jug tightly and put it into the refrigerator (this is to slow the activity of the yeast down; if you didn't you might produce alcohol which would give the ginger beer an unpleasant taste).
You can flavour your ginger beer in many different ways by adding fresh, chopped mint leaves when you put the ginger in or using honey to replace the sugar.
collections.ic.gc.ca /science/english/bio/projects/microbio.html   (715 words)

 The Ginger People - Ginger Beer
The Ginger People are proud to announce that its ginger beer was selected as the Outstanding Beverage for the year 2000 by the NASFT.
Our non-alcoholic ginger beer is made with real ginger juice and is ALL natural, too.
The Ginger People are known for their potent ginger products and this is no exception.
www.gingerpeople.com /order_ginger_beer.html   (251 words)

 Ginger Beer
Ginger beer — as it's made down under — has its simple beginnings in the plant.
To make a batch of ginger beer, you'll need a large mixing bowl (or a blue enamel canner) and one case of clean, sterilized beer — or soda — bottles.
However, if you don't drink it all right away, be sure to store your ginger beer in a refrigerator or root cellar where it will remain cool.
www.motherearthnews.com /library/1981_March_April/Ginger_Beer   (1111 words)

 Waitrose.com - Fentimans Ginger Beer - Waitrose Food Illustrated
Sales of the Grey Hens - the stone jars in which the ginger beer was sold door-to-door - slumped as the supermarkets started to dominate the soft-drinks business.
The Ginger Beer is the best I've tasted: not over-sweet, and with a really good pungent hit of ginger, combined with a trace of chilli for an extra bite.
Eldon Robson tests the batches of lemonade, ginger beer and orange jigger himself to ensure that quality is maintained.
www.waitrose.com /food_drink/wfi/drinks/softdrinks/9908100.asp   (1056 words)

 ABC Online Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ginger Ber Recipes have been sought here and at SSSF from time to time hence...
Ahhh,Tapperboy-that is very like the ginger beer recipe I have been searching for....I used to make it,but have lost my recipe.
Have had a taste for ginger beer these last few months and can fondly remember the "pops" in the middle of the night and the clean up in the morning.
www2b.abc.net.au /science/scribblygum/newposts/38/topic38468.shtm   (774 words)

 Wheatgrass ginger beer recipe.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This 'ginger beer' recipe enhanced with wheatgrass juice is an excellent way to preserve the bioactive substances found in wheatgrass.
Peel and grate the ginger and strain the ginger pulp through a piece of muslin, using tongs to squeeze out the juice into a glass bowl.
Divide the beer amongst 4 large beer bottles (750ml), top up with filtered water if necessary, cork then gently invert the bottle to mix the contents, label and leave to ferment for a further 2 days.
www.rejoiceinlife.com /recipes/wheatgrassBeer.php   (1561 words)

 vurt.co.uk - How To Make Ginger Beer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
"Hang on, why didn't you just buy some ginger beer?" I imagine you asking me. Well, most commercially produced ginger beer is far too sweet and not gingery enough for my taste, that is why.
I used 2 tablespoons because I really like ginger, but feel free to vary this according to your tastes.
Once the bottle is very hard, and can't be squeezed, the ginger beer is done.
www.vurt.co.uk /Articles/GingerBeer.html   (624 words)

 ginger beer recipe bargain buy ginger beer recipe
Secondly, I drink beer for the social aspects of being in a bar or restaurant or private residence with others whom I like and/or am interested in getting to know.
But I happen to demand that said beer has flavour and character, whether as a woody cask-conditioned ale or a crisp and hoppy pilsner or a complex and malty Trappist ale.
It's American Beer Month, the 31 days of the year in which American breweries try to convince the general public that they should drink domestic beer simply because it is, well, American.
brewing-beer.5u.com /ginger-beer-recipe.html   (2368 words)

 Ginger Beer - The Congo Cookbook (African recipes) www.congocookbook.com -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Pound the ginger root to a pulp and place in a large ovenproof glass mixing bowl or stainless steel container.
A sunny spot on a tabletop in front of a window is a good place on a hot day; an oven that has been slightly heated then turned off is a good place on a cold day.
Place a clean cheesecloth or a paper towel in a strainer and pour the the mixture through it into a large jar or pitcher (or two jars or pitchers as necessary).
www.congocookbook.com /c0056.html   (364 words)

 Making Ginger Beer
The ginger beer we will be making is a soft drink much like root beer.
When creating a commercial ginger beer the manufacturer develops a base drink by adding sugar and flavoring to water, and then infuses it with CO2 using special equipment to give it bubbles.
Making root beer uses the same basic recipe with a root beer extract in place of the ginger root.
thehowzone.com /how/Making_Ginger_Beer   (230 words)

 RecipeSource: Ginger Beer Starter
MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04 Title: Ginger Beer Starter Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Breads, Brewing Yield: 1 Servings 3 md Potatoes 3 c Water 1/2 c Corn meal 2 ts Salt Foam from 12-ounce can -chilled beer Cook the potatoes in the water until tender.
When the supply has been reduced to about 1 cupful or a little more, repeat the beginning process with the exception that no more beer foam needs to be used.
When the mixture of potatoes, potato water, corn meal mixture, salt and sugar are well blended and cool, add the remainder of the old starter and stir well.
www.recipesource.com /side-dishes/beverages/alcohol/03/rec0356.html   (433 words)

Not a brewed beer at all, but rather a popular refreshing carbonated beverage containing root ginger extract:-
Grate and thoroughly mash the ginger root in a bowl.
Put ginger, lemon peel, and 4 cups of water into a 4quart pan.
www.budweiser-beer.net /ginger_beer.htm   (346 words)

 PLANT CULTURES - Ginger beer plant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
All you needed was a bit of sugar, ginger, water and a ginger beer 'plant'.
No one has ever worked out where the first ginger beer plants came from, but the mystery of its identity was solved by a pioneering scientist in the late nineteenth century.
As the years passed he built up a whole collection of ginger beer plant specimens and painstakingly identified, separated and attempted to grow the different organisms within the mixtures.
www.plantcultures.org.uk /plants/ginger_food_ginger_beer_plant.html   (344 words)

 Homemade Ginger Ale
This action of yeast on sugar is used to 'carbonate' beverages, as in the addition of bubbles to champagne).
These are found in the first glass or two poured, and, since most of the ginger sinks to the bottom, the last glass or so may require filtering too.
Note that the gas will develop faster in ginger ale than in home made root beer, presumably because there are more nutrients in it than in root beer extract.
biology.clc.uc.edu /fankhauser/Cheese/Ginger_Ale_Ag0.htm   (799 words)

 African Ginger Beer
It is made with varying ratios of water to ginger, and many different fruits, including pineapples and guavas, which can be substituted for the citrus in this recipe.
Grind or pound the ginger to a pulp, and place in a large, ceramic or glass jar.
Strain again through cheesecloth and transfer the ginger beer to another jar and refrigerate.
www.1worldrecipes.com /recipe.asp?r=884   (184 words)

 Antique Ginger Beer Bottles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ginger Beer was stored in Stoneware bottles as far back as the 1830's.
Stone ginger beer bottles faded in the 1920's, as the appallingly poor health standards became more obvious.
Gingers are usually collected by locale, province, state or other geographical locale.
www.antiquebottles.com /gingerbeer   (293 words)

 NetCooks - Ginger Beer Recipe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Starting one week ahead, combine the ginger, lime peel, lime juice, and sugar in a large bowl, and pour a boiling water over.
Strain the ginger beer through a finesieve and using a funnel, pour the liquid into a 1-quart glass or ceramic bottle and cork it tightly.
Serve the ginger beer in chilled tumblers, with or without ice cubes.
www.netcooks.com /recipes/Beverages/Ginger.Beer.html   (215 words)

 New Zealand Food Guide Book - Ginger Beer
Here's a rather awesome ginger beer recipe that i've been making for some time now and does away with keeping a 'bug' as we used to do, which actually means maintaining a yeast culture.
Strain into 1.5 L plastic bottle in which the ginger beer will be made.
A-propos the recent thread on ginger beer in soc.culture.new-zealand, here is a recipe for a non-alcoholic ginger thirst-quencher that my mother used to make to take out to my father when he was hay-making on a hot day.
nz.com /NZ/Culture/Food/GingerBeer.html   (532 words)

 Ginger Beer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
You can remove the skin of the ginger with a vegetable peeler, but it is ok to leave the skin on too!
In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of the water with the ginger, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes.
Strain the ginger mixture into a large pitcher, and add the remaining 1 1/2 quarts of water.
www.zuzu.org /rec5.html   (125 words)

 Barritts Ginger Beer
Barritts prepares its Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer in the same time-honored way it was brewed over 100 years ago.
The finest ginger roots are imported, blended and slow-fermented in stone vessels.
The essences from this fermentation are blended with other natural ingredients which are then added to purified, filtered, sparkling water to become the standard of ginger beers around the world.
www.barrittsgingerbeer.com   (125 words)

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