OLD-FASHIONED GINGER BEER

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Ingredients

For The Starter:
1/2 Ounce Yeast
2 Teaspoons SugarTo Feed The “Plant”:
7 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
7 Teaspoons SugarTo Flavour:
1 1/2 Pounds Sugar
Juice Of 2 Lemons

Method

Mix starter ingredients with 3/4 pint of warm water in a glass jar.  Stir, cover and leave in a warm place for 24 hours. This is your starter “plant”.  Feed the “plant” with 1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and sugar each day.  After 7 days strain through a fine sieve. Dissolve the sugar in 2 pints of water.  Add the lemon juice and the liquid from the “plant”.  Dilute with 5 pints of water, mix well and store in corked bottles for at least 7 days.Use strong bottles as pressure may build up which will cause thin bottles to explode.  For the same reason use corked bottles rather than those with a more secure closure that will not ‘give’ under pressure.The amount of sugar in the final stage can be varied according to taste.