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by TStarr
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 35221

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

er it may just be scurrilous rumour, but I thought the only genuine G Beer plant was from either those with it who would share, a culture bank establishment, or the likes of http://gingerbeerplant.net/ From other sites it would appear the Kefir shop and the Retro site were just sundry cultures and n...
by TStarr
Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Make your own ginger beer plant.
Replies: 10
Views: 7480

Re: Make your own ginger beer plant.

Hi all - this recipe looks v similar to one I started with before moving to a 'real' GBP - After feeding the GBP for a week - strain the sediment/plant off the liquid - keeping both the liquid and the solids. The solids go back into your 'feeding' jar to start the cycle again - remembering to 'half'...
by TStarr
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Sweetening wine - when and how?
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Sweetening wine - when and how?

My second puzzler - is how and when to sweeten wine? I sadly have more sweet teeth than the average Pooh bear - and want to make wine that is anything but dry. Do I sweeten before fermentation has finished, kill the yeast and bottle? or ferment down to death of yeast/alcoholic content required - and...
by TStarr
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Yeast suspension - how?
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Yeast suspension - how?

Hello all - new here but hope someone can answer a couple of perplexing questions - first one is how to 'Suspend Yeast' so that I can reactivate at a later date, rather than throw away and start again. Do I dry it - bone dry, or damp, or leave in solution? Then keep in fridge or freezer? and how lon...
by TStarr
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Real Ginger Beer Plant
Replies: 121
Views: 35221

Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Hi all - trying to get back into winemaking after 30 yrs away (love, kids, all the usual excuses) - have tried ginger beer with the standard yeast, but would love to give the genuine GBP a try - please pm me if you can help, and let me know what it will cost for your trouble - many thanks.

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