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Batch 5 Ginger Beer

It’s been a long time since I last posted to this blog, I’ve done a fair bit of brewing in that time but nothing noteworthy. (mainly kits) a few months ago I did another batch of ginger beer with the following recipe:

500g Light DME
Juice of 3 Limes + zest
Juice of 3 Lemons + zest
545g Ginger (Blended and steeped)
100g Dextrose
1tsp yeast nutrient
1tsp cayenne Pepper
Wilko’s ale yeast

OG: 1.050 sg
FG: 1.010 sg
ABV: 5.25%

For this one I tired using cayenne pepper which did add a little fire to the taste, I also upped the ginger which make the drink too strong and it required diluting with lemonade to be drinkable.  I also blended the ginger which made it much easier to extract the juices.

I’m currently planning batch which I’ll give a more detailed post for than this.  I’m dropping the ginger contents and somewhat going back to basics with batch 6 which should hopefully give something more immediately palatable.