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Ginger Beer Plant

bakers yeast
ground Ginger

How to start a ginger beer plant.

Grow a ginger plant with 2 oz baker's yeast (buy it at a bakers
where bread is baked). Put the yeast into a jar and add 1/2 pint
of water, 2 level teaspoons of sugar and 2 level teaspoons of ground

Feed it. Every day for the next seven to ten days. Add 1 teaspoon
of sugar and 1 teaspoon of ginger. You will see your plant growing
day by day.

Strain it. Now strain the mixture through a piece of muslin, (keep
the sediment), add to the liquid the juice of two lemons, 1 lb
granulated sugar and 1 pint of boiling water. Stir until the sugar
has dissolved, then make up to one gallon with cold water.

Bottle it. Put the ginger pop into bottles, filling to about 3/4"
from the top, leave for two hours before corking lightly. Keep
for seven to ten days before drinking. It says do not stand on a
stone floor unless standing on a piece of wood!

Start again. The sediment you had left when you strained the
mixture is divided into two and put into separate glass jars. You
are now back in the brewing business again. However, you now have
two plants, if one plant is enough, give the other to a friend and
give him/her the recipe.

To your sediment add half a pint of cold water and carry on as
before from "Feed it"


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