So, we are trying our hand at making ginger beer! Not sure how it will turn out. Not really entirely sure what it will taste like. I assumed it was like ginger ale, but from my reading they are two different things. I will be updating as we go through the steps, and if it turns out decent, I will post a "how to" so you can make it too!
For today I am making the culture. I took a very clean jar, added 1 Tablespoon of powdered ginger (you can also use fresh, diced ginger) and 1 Tablespoon of sugar and added it to 1 cup of water, mix well with a very clean spoon. Make sure you use rainwater, filtered water or tap water. If you use tap water, let stand for 24 hours prior to using. I am using water from our natural spring.
I will let this set uncovered during the day, but cover it at night with a cloth.
I will be back on Day 3 to update on the progress!