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Ginger Beer Plant

1/2 ounce Brewer's Yeast
1 teaspoonful granulated sugar
1 teaspoonful ground ginger
1 cup cold water
additional ginger
Additional sugar
4 lemons
3 cups sugar
5 cups boiling water
12 cups cold water

Take a half ounce "Brewer's Yeast"; and one teaspoonful of granulated
sugar; one teaspoonful of ground ginger; one cup of cold water
Place all the ingredients into a jam jar. This forms the "Plant."
Feed it for seven days, giving it one teaspoonful of ginger and
one of sugar every day. To make the ginger beer, place the juice
of four lemons in a large bowl with three cupfuls of sugar. Stir
well. Add five cupfuls of boiling water and stir until the sugar
has dissolved. Then put in twelve cupfuls of cold water and stir
once more. Strain the juice of the "plant" through muslin into
the bowl. The ginger beer is now ready for bottling, but do not
cork it for two hours and do NOT stand the bottles on a cold floor.
Use corks not screw top bottles because there is a danger of the
bottles exploding. But the corks must be tight or it will not get

Two Ginger Plants Out of One

You can divide The "plant" sediment left on the muslin into two
parts. Put each part into a clean jar with a cupful of cold water.
The plants are then ready to be fed again. Give one to a friend.


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