Indulge in the unique flavors of our Ginger Beer recipe, a delightful twist on the traditional ginger beer. Blending the qualities of an ale with the added zest of ginger and the refreshing citrus notes of Galaxy hops, this brew delivers a satisfyingly spicy and invigorating experience. Whether you’re an avid homebrewer or a beer enthusiast looking to explore new tastes, this recipe offers a perfect balance of flavors that will leave you craving more.
- 1 Large pot
- 1 Fermentation vessel
- 1 Airlock
- 1 Brewing thermometer
- 1 Mash tun or large container for mashing
- 1 Strainer or colander
- 1 Brewing spoon or paddle
- 1 Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 Hydrometer or refractometer
- 1 pH meter (optional)
- 1 Siphon or racking cane
- 1 Bottles or kegs for storing the finished beer
- 1 Bottle capper or kegging system
- 1 Bottle caps or keg seals
- 1 Sanitizing solution
- 1 Brewing software or calculator (optional, but helpful for recipe formulation and calculations)
For the Mash – Liquor 13.75 Litres (24¼ Pints) – Mash Time 1 hr – Temperature 65°c/149 °F
- 7.11 lb Lager malt Quantity 3.5kg
- 2¼ lb Flaked maize Quantity 1kg
For the Boil – 27 Litres (47½ Pints) – Boil Time 1 hr – 10 mins
- ½ oz (Hops) Galaxy 14.4% When to add – At start of boil (IBU 22.9)
- ¼ oz (Hops) Galaxy 14.4% When to add – For last 5 mins of boil (IBU 2.1)
- ⅔ oz (Hops) Galaxy 14.4% When to add – At turn off (IBU 0.0)
- 1 tsp Protofloc Other – When to add – For last 15 mins of boil
- 5½ oz Freshly grated ginger Other – When to add – For last 5 mins of boil
To Ferment – 18°C (64°F) – Conditioning 3 weeks at 12°C (54°F)
- 1 Wyeast 1028 London Ale
- In a large pot, combine 13.75 liters (24¼ pints) of water with 7.11 lb (3.5 kg) of Lager malt and 2¼ lb (1 kg) of Flaked maize.
- Heat the mixture to a temperature of 65°C (149°F) and maintain this temperature for 1 hour. This process is known as mashing.
- After the mashing process, bring the volume to 27 liters (47½ pints) in the pot.
- Add ½ oz (14.4% Alpha Acid) of Galaxy hops at the start of the boil and let it boil for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
- After 1 hour of boiling, add ¼ oz (14.4% Alpha Acid) of Galaxy hops for the last 5 minutes of the boil.
- In the last 15 minutes of the boil, add 1 Protofloc tablet to help clarify the beer.
- Additionally, add 5½ oz of freshly grated ginger for the final 5 minutes of the boil.
- Cool the boiled mixture to a temperature of 18°C (64°F).
- Once the mixture has reached the desired temperature, transfer it to a fermentation vessel.
- Add Wyeast 1028 London Ale yeast to the vessel and seal it with an airlock.
- Let the fermentation take place at a temperature of 18°C (64°F) for approximately 4 weeks.
- After fermentation, transfer the beer to a secondary vessel for conditioning.
- Condition the beer for 3 weeks at a temperature of 12°C (54°F). This process allows the flavors to mature and the beer to clarify.
- After the conditioning period, your Ginger Beer is ready to drink!
- The beer should have an estimated ABV of 4.5%, a bitterness rating of 25.1 IBU, and a color rating of 6.3 EBC.
- Pour it into glasses or bottles and savor the distinct spicy character complemented by the citrus qualities of the Galaxy hops.
|Makes 🍻||Ready to Drink 🍺||Estimated ABV||Bitterness Rating||Color Rating|
|23 Litres (40 Pints)||4 Weeks||4.5%||25.1 IBU||6.3 EBC|
Unique Flavor Combination
Experience the perfect balance of spiciness and citrus goodness with our Ginger Beer recipe. Unlike traditional ginger beer, this brew combines the qualities of an ale with the invigorating kick of freshly grated ginger and the refreshing citrus notes of Galaxy hops.
A Twist on Tradition
Looking to explore new tastes? Our Ginger Beer recipe offers a delightful twist on the classic ginger beer. It brings together the familiar ale brewing techniques with the distinct flavors of ginger and Galaxy hops, resulting in a truly unique and captivating brew.
Refreshing and Invigorating
Prepare to be enchanted by the fiery kick and refreshing qualities of our Ginger Beer. The blend of ginger and Galaxy hops creates a tantalizing flavor profile that will leave you craving more. It’s the perfect choice for those seeking an invigorating and revitalizing beer experience.
Crafted with Care
This recipe has been meticulously crafted by Dan Smullen, an expert in the art of brewing. With attention to detail and a passion for flavor, this Ginger Beer recipe promises to deliver a brew that is both satisfying and memorable.
Embrace New Flavors
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Elevate Your Brewing Game
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FAQ on Making this Ginger Beer Recipe
How long does the mash process take in this Ginger Beer recipe?
The mash process in this Ginger Beer recipe takes approximately 1 hour.
What temperature should the mash be maintained at during the brewing process?
The mash should be maintained at a temperature of 65°C (149°F) during the brewing process.
When should the Galaxy hops be added during the boil?
The Galaxy hops should be added at the start of the boil, and a portion should be added for the last 5 minutes of the boil.
What role does Protofloc play in the brewing process?
Protofloc is added during the last 15 minutes of the boil to help clarify the beer.
How much freshly grated ginger should be added to the boil?
5½ oz of freshly grated ginger should be added to the boil during the last 5 minutes.
What is the recommended fermentation temperature for this Ginger Beer?
The recommended fermentation temperature for this Ginger Beer is 18°C (64°F).
How long should the beer be conditioned during the fermentation process?
The beer should be conditioned for approximately 3 weeks at a temperature of 12°C (54°F).
Which yeast strain is used in this recipe?
Wyeast 1028 London Ale yeast is used in this Ginger Beer recipe.
What is the estimated alcohol by volume (ABV) of the final beer?
The estimated ABV of the final Ginger Beer is 4.5%.
What is the expected bitterness rating of this Ginger Beer?
The expected bitterness rating of this Ginger Beer is 25.1 IBU.
Can I use a different yeast strain if Wyeast 1028 London Ale is not available?
Yes, you can use a different yeast strain as a substitute if Wyeast 1028 London Ale is not available. Choose a yeast that complements the desired flavor profile.
What is the purpose of flaked maize in the mash?
Flaked maize is added to the mash to contribute to the beer’s body, flavor, and mouthfeel.
How should the beer be stored after conditioning?
After conditioning, the beer can be stored in bottles or kegs, ensuring they are properly sealed to maintain carbonation and freshness.
Can the fermentation temperature affect the flavor profile of the beer?
Yes, the fermentation temperature can influence the flavor profile of the beer. Higher temperatures may result in more fruity esters, while lower temperatures can produce a cleaner flavor profile.
Is there a recommended serving temperature for this Ginger Beer?
It is recommended to serve this Ginger Beer chilled, at a temperature around 6-8°C (43-46°F) to enhance its refreshing qualities.