Homemade Welsh Ginger Beer

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READY IN: 336hrs 20mins
Recipe by Mme M

This is a favorite summer drink for all the family. You may use still or sparkling water.

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  1. Firstly, make the yeast 'plant' or starter: mix the yeast with the warm water, add 2 teaspoons ground ginger and 2 teaspoons sugar. Stir well. Make that mix in an opaque jar or jug, or keep it in the dark for 24 hours.
  2. Feed this starter with 1 teaspoon ground ginger and one teaspoon of sugar every day for the next six days. In total, you will use 8 teaspoons of ginger and 8 teaspoons of sugar for the starter.
  3. After the full week it took to make this, strain this starter through a cheesecloth, or use a fine sieve.
  4. Dissolve the 1 1/2 lbs of sugar with 2 pints of water.
  5. Juice the 2 lemons, and add the juice to the sugar water.
  6. Add the sugar water with lemon juice to the strained starter.
  7. Add the resulting mix to the 5 pints of water.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Bottle in sterilized bottles or screw-topped jars.
  10. Keep for seven days to mature, then it's ready.

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