Chris F. Nicholson

South African Ginger Beer

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Ingredients

  • 200 grams White Sugar
  • 8 Cups Water
  • 2-3 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 75 grams Grated Ginger
  • ¼ Teaspoons Tartaric acid

Directions

  1. Heat the sugar and 1⁄2 cup water in a saucepan, stirring continually until the sugar has dissolved without coming to a boil.
  2. Add ginger, tartaric acid and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for 7 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened.
  4. Mix the syrup with the remaining water and transfer to a 2 litre container or bottle
  5. Place in a warm place for two days, and open the bottle every 12 hours to allow some gas to escape.
  6. Once fermented, strain and chill drink. Serve with ice.

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