I think this has just the right amount of ginger spicyness to it. The only store bought ginger beer I can find isn't spicy enough for my DH and I. He really likes this one. I could only find about 1.5 lbs of ginger so I used less water. I added the 1 cup of sugar and that was enough for us. I want to try to reduce some to make it stronger and add soda water to that to make it fizzy. I hope that works. Thanks Sharon123. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game, July '08.
Wow this is spicy!!! It's been so hot here, I had to let it sit 36 hours to cool down. I wasn't quite sure about blending the peel of both giner and pineapple, but it didn't seem to matter in the end. BE WARNED - The first drink after the first cup of sugar is added is SUPER SPICY. The sugar only mellows out the ginger. I ended up adding 6 cups of sugar. Thanks for the recipe! Made for ZWT4.