Liberian Pineapple Ginger Beer

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the ginger root. Cut it into 1/2 " pieces.
  • Move half of cut ginger into the blender. Add 1 cup of water. Cover and set blender to high. Blend until ginger coarsely chopped and mixed well into the water. Transfer this mixture to a large pot(8 quart).
  • Repeat with the rest of the ginger. Add this mixture to the pot.
  • Wash the pineapple. Use a sharp knife to remove the peeling. Slice the peeling off so that you also remove a half-inch of pineapple along with the skin.
  • Cut the peeling into one-inch pieces. Transfer half of the cut pineapple peeling to the blender. Add 1 cup of water and blend on high until pineapple is in small pieces and mixed in the water. Move to the pot of ginger.
  • Repeat with the rest of the cut pineapple. Add to the mixture in the pot.
  • Add 10 more cups of water to the pot. Half-cover the pot with the top. Bring to a boil on high and boil on medium for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the stove. Cover the pot completely and allow the mixture to sit for 8 hours or overnight at room temperature.
  • Pour the mixture through a metal strainer to remove the larger pieces of ginger and pineapple peel. Use a wooden spoon to press the liquid through the strainer.
  • Use a clean cotton kitchen cloth(or clean wash cloth) to strain out the finer particles. Use your hand to squeeze the ginger beer out of the cloth.
  • To sweeten, first add 1 cup of sugar and stir. Add more sugar to desired taste. Chill and enjoy.
  • Store in the fridge.
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