homebrew ginger beer!

ginger, lemons, brown sugar, honey, water and yeast.

fill a clean, sterilised 5l bottle half full of water.

add the brown sugar

shake till disolved

grate the ginger and add to the bottle

squeeze in 3 lemons

add the honey


top up with water

shake again

add yeast

leave for between 1 and 2 weeks

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia and has been used as a spice and medicine for thousands of years. It is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric and cardamom. Ginger is grown in many countries around the world including India, China, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Jamaica¹.

Ginger beer is a carbonated drink made from ginger root. It originated in Yorkshire in England in the mid-18th century and became popular throughout Britain, the United States, Ireland, South Africa and Canada¹. The drink was made by fermenting a mixture of ginger, water, sugar, cream of tartar, and yeast. Lemon peel and juice or citric acid may also be added².

The history of ginger beer dates back to the 1700s during the colonial spice trade. It was made by mixing ginger, sugar water and optional lemon and/or cream of tarter together and leaving it to sit and ferment³.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 22/04/2023
(1) Ginger beer – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_beer.
(2) Ginger beer | Description & Ingredients | Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/ginger-beer.
(3) A Brief History of Ginger Beer — OliKo Ginger Beer. https://www.olikogingerbeer.com/spice-blog/2019/9/23/a-brief-history-of-ginger-beer.

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