water profile recommendation for a ginger beer?

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    any body do any ginger ale/beers? what would you recommend as a water profile?
     
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    It depends on what your going for.
    Do you want a crisp dry ginger beer with a bit of bite then go light coloured and bitter/hoppy.
    If you want a more rounded beer with subdued bitterness and some malt go light coloured and malty.
    Here's one I did recently bitterness was good not to sharp.
    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/828285/ginger-ninger
     
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    looking for a more crisp dry ginger beer. I made one a while ago that came out pretty good but I deleted my recipe. so I no longer have records of what I did for the water adjustments. so let me clarify the numbers in your Target Water Profile: Light colored and malty is what you ended up with?
     
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    Exactly the water profile is the actuals in the recipie I linked 2:1 chloride to sulphate mashed high gave me a nice malty beer to balance the bitterness. Good luck let me know how you fair.
    I'll be brewing this again as is in future.
     
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    Cool I’m gonna plug yer numbers in and brew it tomorrow.
     
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    Great I recon you'll like it how much ginger you adding and when? What's your grist? What temp you gunna mash at and lastly what yeast you gunna use?

    Just curious :)
     
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    I got the recipe from a video published by Amarillo home brewing supply. I made it last year and really liked it. ive scaled it up to 3 gallons and plan to add a bit more ginger in secondary. in fact i think this time i will just do it all in one stage. i finally had some luck dry hopping another recipe in primary only. here is the recipe ad the link. My wife loved it.

    2 Gallon Batch:
    2.5 lb pilsen
    3 oz honey malt
    2 oz caramel 20 malt
    .25 oz Motueka Hop @ 30 min
    1 oz fresh grated ginger @ 5 min
    zest of one lime @ 5 min
    zest of one lemon @ 5 min
    1 oz fresh grated ginger @ 0 min
    Juice of 1/2 lemon & 1/2 lime @ 0 min
    1 oz fresh grated ginger in secondary fermenter (Can add more ginger if you want your ginger beer more on the spicy side)

     
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    Yep i see a little sweetness in there from the caramel malt it looks like a goer!
     

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