Planet Beer

This is a blog about making beer, primarily ME making beer. However, it will also teach you how to homebrew---either all grain or with little cans of goo. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dark Ginger Ale

Today we do a summer beverage, a real ginger ale with a bit of a difference.

8 pounds Maris Otter
4 ounces roast barley

1 ounce Glacier 6.1% plug, at boil

1084 Wyeast Irish ale yeast

60 minute boil, 5 gallon sparge. At 20 minutes from End of Boil add:
1 ounce crystalized ginger
2 ounces fresh grated ginger root

Original gravity: 1.051
Gypsum and Irish moss as usual.

Note on the last batch: if I call it an American Brown, it actually fits style! I left out the black malt, and it shows in the color as well as in the taste.


At 9:28 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Never, ever, use crystallized ginger in beer making. Just trust me.


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