Cookbook/Ginger Beer

From Wikibooks

Ginger Beer is a drink that sometimes has alcohol in it.

What you need

  • 100-300 grams ginger root, peeled and grated
  • The juice and grated peel from 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 500 grams of sugar
  • up to 10 litres of water
  • Kefir grains or tibicos or ginger beer plant or ale yeast or bread yeast (these things are called fermenters)

What to do

  1. Mix one and a half litres of water, all the lemon peel and all the sugar.
  2. Do nothing to the mixture for ten minutes
  3. Add the lemon juice, cream of tartar and water to the fermenter (see note)
  4. Put this mixture in a plastic box that is closed for 12 hours
  5. Put everything into a bottle
  6. Put the bottles into a fridge to keep them cold.


This cookbook page is based on Ginger beer on the English Wikibooks