Dirtybyrds' anarchy ale (ginger ale)

Source: shane byrd
Recipe added: 09/25/01
Email: sbyrd29@home.com

ever tried ginger beer? well neither had i till i brewed my own. i have to say theres nothing like it. first of all get any ideas you might have about canada dry or shasta out of your head because this is so much stronger and more aromatic it will make you cringe after 3 months of tasting a bottle every week or so i no longer dread drinking it but it still is not for the faint of heart. i think if i do this again i will try with a darker brew because i have heard that darker malts take the flavor more gracefuly also not worry about making strong brew and just concentrate on a balence of flavors if any one out there has a recipe that is palateable ginger ale please send me an e-mail thanks


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: -
Finishing Gravity: -
Time in Boil: 60 min
Primary Fermentation: 1 week
Secondary Fermentation: none
Additional Fermentation: 1 month bottle conditioning



place cracked victory malt in muslin bag submerge in water and bring to a boil. once boil is achived remove grain from water.add gypsum DME corn suger and pride of ringwood hops to boil stirring frequently.after 30 minutes add the fresh grated ginger root, i've read that dry ginger is alot more assertive than fresh if this is the case then i will never know because this beer has enough ginger in it to almost gag you at first, not until 3 months in the bottle did it mellow to the point i could enjoy it.at 15 minutes add the irish moss and with 5 minutes left on the clock the liberty hops go into the wort cool down and pitch your yeast and get ready for a long wait but rest asured its well worth it.
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