The ginger beer scored a 2nd in class – criticisms were that it lacked ginger bite and was too thin.
1kg of fresh ginger
2kg raw sugar
1 cinnamon stick
I have a more recent version that uses 50% more ginger and it was old ginger (left in the fridge for > 1 month which makes it more potent) and its got the real kick that i was after so i suggest upping the ginger to 1.5kg for this recipe. My next experiment will be subbing half the raw sugar for LDME and adding 250g of light crystal malt for some added sweetness. This one is a work in progress but its on its way. The recipe above will give you an alcoholic ginger lemonade type drink thats very dry but very refreshing and not being malty you can drink it like water!