Recipe ingredients and directions:
Ingredients (for 1 gallon+):
1 Gallon, Water (for ale)
2 cups, water (for making extract)
2 ounces, Fresh Ginger root
2 cups, sugar
1 tablespoon, vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon, yeast
Slice the ginger into thin sections and add them to two cups of
boiling water. Simmer this on very low heat for 20 minutes. While
this is simmering, boil the gallon of water and two cups of sugar for
one minute and set aside. Pour the pan with the ginger into a blender
and blend on high for about one minute. Strain this extract into the
sugar water. With a soup ladle, pour a few cups of the hot brew
through the pulp to extract a bit more of the ginger flavor. Cool to
room temperature. When cool, add vanilla. Add yeast, stir and let sit
for about 30 minutes. Then bottle and age.
I recommend that you do not alter the recipe on the first batch.
On subsequent batches you can alter the amount of ginger, sugar and
vanilla to suit your own taste.
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