Ingredients for 1 liter of ginger beer - quick version -
1° / Before you start, you need an airtight container that can accommodate your preparation: a glass jar with a seal, a glass bottle with a mechanical closure or a plastic bottle* with a screw cap.
*Avoid bottles that are too thin or have a thin cap, which will resist pressure less well
2° / In the jar, put the sugar, the lime juice, the honey and chilli preparation and half the mineral water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and honey (or shake if you opted for the bottle version)
3° / Chop the ginger. If it is organic, you can leave the bark on after rinsing it with water. Otherwise, it is better to peel it. Then add it to the mixture. For the bottle version, chop finely and use a funnel or a sheet of parchment paper to introduce it more easily.
4° / Add the remaining mineral water and the yeast. Stir again.
5° / Hermetically close the jar then leave it for 24 hours at room temperature or near a heat source if it is cooler. It may be necessary to degas from time to time if the fermentation is intense, especially in the plastic bottle version.
6° / The fermentation will begin slowly and fine bubbles will appear. After 24 hours, open the jar and strain the mixture. Then close again and place it in the refrigerator to stop the process.
7° / Serve chilled with ice cubes.
The recipe in video :