Real Ginger Beer Plant

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Post: #105481 nemain
Mon May 26, 2008 10:50 am

Mark - seriously?! Do you mean you'll use the ginger beer plant to make the champagne? (Sorry: easily confused!)

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Post: #105487 Mark B
Mon May 26, 2008 11:26 am

Yes nemain, it makes lovely Elderflower Champagne, alcoholic soda water, rosehip champagne, lemonade, limeade, cherryade to name a few.

I think the only reason they stopped using this to make drinks is because its not commercially viable, can be difficult to control the pressure build up during secondary fermentation.

Its also said to be a pro biotic, a healthy drink.

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Post: #105489 nemain
Mon May 26, 2008 11:29 am

Oh my goodness, this is even more exciting than I realized! I think I must be using the 'sludge' version at the moment - I'm really interested to see how different they look.

Ace. I'm going to hunt round for other recipes now...

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Post: #105505 nemain
Mon May 26, 2008 12:14 pm

Thank you!

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Post: #106014 nemain
Wed May 28, 2008 3:09 pm

If anyone else is thinking of trying this, I can heartily recommend Mark B's plant-supplying skillz. You get MASSES of it!

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #111623 Jared
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:56 am

If you're still offering I would like to have another crack at brewing up a batch of ginger beer, tried some a couple of years ago with champagne yeast from wilkos (alas I was a poor misguided student back then) and it ended up far too dry. Any hints and tips would also be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #111711 Mark B
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:01 pm

Hi, yes I still have loads of surplus ginger beer plant, by the litre, literally I have around six litres of the stuff. The more I brew the more it grows I just cant get rid of it, its silly.

Its a give away, I dont make any profit, I ask for either £1.coin or £2. coins depending if you want a small or big dollop of the jelly crystals, taped to a bit of card and a self addressed bubble envelope. If you want some drop me an e-mail and I'll send you my postal address.

If you want more and are happy to pay P&P then please do get in touch.

Brewing with GBP is very easy, enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

UK only because it doesn't like travelling abroad unless dried.

Thanks Mark :mrgreen:

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #111714 Mark B
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:05 pm

Image

Here's a picture of the plant :mrgreen: the black bits are peppercorns.

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #114347 Jared
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:10 am

The GBP has arrived, thanks Mark, I will be starting my first brew with it this evening, I'll let you know how it goes.

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #114382 LBR
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:51 am

If I lived on your side of the water, I'd be posting you a check pronto. Sounds great. Nothing nicer than ginger beer.

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #114575 1810ss
Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:58 pm

Thanks for the GBP, a vey generous amount considering you've only charged for postage. Watching it takes me right back to my childhood in my grandmother's kitchen.

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #115285 Mark B
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:29 pm

Hi all, I just wanted to say that the grand GBP givaway has been very popular and now down to my last litre or so, by the end of this week I will have given away all six litres surplus plant.

All future requests will have to go on a waiting list. You're welcome to request but be prepared to wait until I have more surplus available.

Hope everyone who took the GBP challenge happy brewing :mrgreen: :drunken:

Thanks Mark

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #115333 Jobi1canobi
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:46 pm

Hi,

Only just come across this thread - can I have some please? I've pm'd you.

Cheers,
Jobi1

"A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist." - Franklin Jones.

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Re: Real Ginger Beer Plant

Post: #115624 Jared
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:04 am

Yay, it was a bit slow to take off, but a quick look at the brew before I left for work this morning suggests that it's coming along nicely, may give it another half week or so before I bottle up for secondary fermentation, looking forward to experimenting with the GBP over the summer though.
I will report back again when the important taste test occurs.


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