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Townsends Ginger Beer

98 calories 4.6 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Alternative Sugar Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 1 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 1.25 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.025 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfnHCdc3BgA
Rating:
5.00 (1 Review)

Calories: 98 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 4.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created Thursday May 16th 2019
1.031
1.000
4.1%
0.0
13.6
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4 oz Molasses4 oz Molasses 36 80 33.3%
8 oz Turbinado8 oz Turbinado 44 10 66.7%
12 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 oz Powdered Ginger Spice Boil 10 min.
2 oz Chopped Fresh Ginger Spice Mash 10 min.
1 each Lemon Other Mash 10 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 10 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Notes

Add molasses and turbinado sugar to water.

Add powdered/chopped ginger.

Squeeze juice from one lemon into the mash (remove seeds). Add zest of lemon, if desired.

Heat to boiling, and boil for 10 minutes.

Strain ginger out and let cool until "blood warm" or body temperature (feels not hot or cold when touching).

Pitch the yeast.

Ferment for 12-16 hours, then bottle. Put in fridge and drink while fresh. Alternatively, ferment for a few days then bottle with a raisin or two, or a dash of turbinado or table sugar, for carbonation.

Thank you to Townsends on YouTube for this awesome ginger beer recipe! As he describes, it's based on a 1737 William Alice recipe for "Philadelphia Molasses Beer" as well as an 1811 recipe from the New Family Receipt Book.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-07-03 20:36 UTC
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Grwzelka 09/08/2020 at 08:22pm
5 of 5

This is a very tasty brew. I made it after seeing the Townsends Youtube and my whole family loves it. I now have to make 5 gallons at a time to have it on hand. It is especially thirst quenching in the Texas heat. It is great with meals. Be sure to use the Turbinado called for. Once I was out and made it with white (ugh) and the taste was not as rich.


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