The purchase version is far from the real home-made beer that can be of great benefit to you, so today we bring you a recipe for brewing ginger beer at home
Ginger is a very popular and reusable spice that has been used for thousands of years. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals. It is best known for its anti-inflammatory action, which is extremely suitable for rheumatic diseases and is also the best cure for nausea.
Also, it has found its place in many products, among them the most famous is ginger ale. But the purchase version is far from the real home-brewed beer that can be of great benefit to you, so today we bring you a recipe for brewing ginger ale at home.
As mentioned, ginger has a rich nutritional composition. It contains potassium and manganese (which makes it good for heart and disease prevention) as well as vitamins A, C and B complex. Due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic action, it is used as a pain and inflammation aid. It helps with muscle and back pain and menstrual pain.
Ginger healing properties
Helps digestion, relieves nausea, lowers bad cholesterol and blood sugar, is used in respiratory problems and coughs, lowers temperature, stimulates blood circulation.
Making ginger ale at home
Preparing ginger ale will give you a super healthy fermented beverage. Good health and fermented foods go hand in hand. The benefits of fermented foods are innumerable. And the most important is the balance of the health of the digestive system, which is especially important for good immunity.
Fermented ginger beverage
5 inches of fresh ginger root, half cup of brown sugar, half cup of lime juice (or lemon), ¼ tablespoon of sea salt, 8 cups of water, half cup of ginger culture(bug) (recipe for ginger culture(bug) is at the bottom of the text)
Boil 3 cups of water, ginger, sugar, and salt. Let it boil for about 5 minutes, the sugar has to dissolve. Add the rest of the water and let it cool to room temperature. Add lime or lemon juice and ginger culture(bug). Pour the ale into the jar and close it tightly so that no air enters. Allow it to stand for 2-3 days until aerated and foamy if you want it without alcohol (if left longer it will become an alcoholic drink). Process in bottles and refrigerate.
The rate of beer fermentation depends on the outside temperature, the type of sugar and the strength of the culture. The final product should taste like ginger with a specific yeast aroma. Do not allow the beer to ferment for a long time as a mini-explosion could occur. Store beer in the refrigerator.
How to Make Ginger Culture (bug)
Ginger culture(bug) is actually a type of fungus similar to kombucha that you can make at home.
You need: 1-2 ginger roots, half a cup of sugar, 2 cups of filtered water
In a large jar, mix 3 tablespoons of ground fresh ginger and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Mix with a non-metal spoon and cover with gauze. Mix 5 tablespoons of ground ginger and 1 tablespoon of sugar each day for 5 days. Depending on the temperature, ripening can take up to 8 days. You will see that the culture(bug) is done by its light bubble formation, sweet yeast scent, and dull color. If mold appears, just remove it. If the mixture does not have this characteristic after 7-8 days, discard it and try again.
For the culture(bug) to grow, keep feeding it with sugar and ginger alike. You can store it in the fridge. And add sugar and ginger once a week. When desired, activate it at room temperature daily by adding ginger and sugar to it.
You can use ginger culture(bug) to prepare fermented beverages and carbonated beverages: at the rate of ¼ cup per liter of liquid. Bless you!