This instructable will show you the easiest recipe for ginger beer I have ever seen using everyday household items.
Step 1: What You Need
1. Two buckets that can take more than 5 liters each
2. A piece of cloth
3. A funnel
4. Measuring spoons/cups
4,5 Liters of Water
750 ml Sugar
12,5 ml Cream of Tartar
10 ml Ginger
7 ml Instant Yeast
250 g Raisins
Step 2: Add Everything
As you can see in the photos, I added the dry ingredients first and then the water.
DO NOT USE WARM WATER, adding warm water might destroy the yeast and it will not work. A friend of mine was constantly worried about whether or not the sugar will dissolve in the cold water, do not worry it will dissolve. If you really feel like you need to do something, give the mixture a slight stir.
Step 3: Let It Be
Leave the bucket after adding everything together and allow the yeast to do its job for 12 hours.
After 12 hours your ginger beer should have undergone the transformation as seen above. There will be a foamy layer on top along with floating raisins.
Step 4: Sifting the Fluid
If the flow of liquid becomes too slow, remove the raisins from the cloth, you can even replace the cloth or rinse out your old cloth to speed up the process. After sifting all of the liquid from the mixture it will look , uch more pleasant and drinkable.
Step 5: Bottle the Beer
You can add a few raisins to the bottle for some extra flavour.
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy
Serve it ice cold and enjoy!
PS the recipe shown in this instructable is quite soft on the pallet and very sweet. Feel free to experiment and give feedback! next time I am making this, I want to use a little less sugar and a bit more ginger or just a stronger type of ginger. Will let you know how it turned out!
Also, I made this in my dorm room, so 1 please excuse the background and 2 it is that easy!