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Old 04-07-2006, 10:10 PM
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I'm probably a heretic, but I love Schwepps' Raspberry Ginger Ale. A few years ago, they had a grape version that was heaven, but they stopped making it, or at least it isn't sold around here anymore.

I'm going to hell for this, aren't I?

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Old 04-07-2006, 10:15 PM
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As I'm not as fond of ginger ale as I am ginger beer (and they use ginger ale mixed in with other stuff in punches anyway) I'd give a raspberry-ginger ale mix a shot. Maybe not two shots, but at least one.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:18 PM
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Fascinating.

I'm thinking of trying this.

For some reason, I want to add cloves to the mix.
I'd start with one or two whole cloves, and work from there. Powdered clove would be too hard to control.

The whole idea of using cane syrup or sorghum in a good home-made ginger beer is starting to appeal to me.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:25 PM
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Like?
Look at my previous post.

I ususally use a raw sugar during the fermentation. Something with some depth and molasses. Turbinado, muscovado, raw cane sugar, or something.

And just a touch of vanilla bean. Yum.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:33 PM
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Oh, yeah. Fresh-scraped vanilla bean is a must.

Side-note: Our championship root beer recipe is based on a 75%/25% mix of root beer and creme soda extracts. Don't tell anybody I told you.
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Oh man, I've never even heard of Ginger Beer! Send me one and I'll tell you!

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Bundaberg ginger beer is my all time favourite beverage of any kind. Now that they make a diet version I am guzzling heaps of it. I recently discovered V8 Apple, Carrot and Ginger juice which is a new favourite.

If you have a juicer, you can make a lovely apple, ginger and carrot combo fresh every morning.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:49 AM
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I have also never heard of ginger beer. Ginger Ale, yes and I highly recommend Vernor's if you are near Detroit .

However, is the Ginger Beer actually alcohol?
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Reeds Extra.

Their Original is okay if there isn't any Extra.

The Raspberry is nice if you want a little variety, but since I started this damn diet, I only have ginger beer as an occasional treat, so nowadays I just go straight for the Extra.

I also heartily recommend making your own. It's a hoot!
thanks for this link! This is something I am definately going to do!
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:52 AM
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Reeds Extra.

Their Original is okay if there isn't any Extra.

The Raspberry is nice if you want a little variety, but since I started this damn diet, I only have ginger beer as an occasional treat, so nowadays I just go straight for the Extra.

I also heartily recommend making your own. It's a hoot!
Yargh. Didn't see this link before I posted the same thing. Sorry, Poddy.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:07 AM
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However, is the Ginger Beer actually alcohol?
Nope, it's a soft drink, like root beer, except made with yummy ginger and lots of it.
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He's awesome-I use that link for my cheese recipes. In fact, I'm starting on a chevre today.
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My daughter and I made ginger beer today. I can't wait.





( and, it looks like a bottle of urine with chunks in it. That's always fun.)
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It never even occured to me to make my own! I'l see about making some tomorrow, or next weekend if I can't get the ingredients.
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I dunno, I've got to give a big thumbs down to Reed's Extra Ginger Brew. I picked some up on the way home, and it's waaaayyyyy too heavy with the pineapple, and not nearly enough ginger. I still vote for Natural Brew's Outrageous Ginger Ale--very spicy with nice burn in the throat and not too overly sweet.

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Natural Brew's Outrageous Ginger Ale lived up to its name. It was really gingery with a hint of pine. With that great heat that ginger has, it was really robust and not too sweet. All the tasters agreed this is a real ginger lover's ginger ale.
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I like Reeds a lot. However, my girlfriend does not. She doesn't like Stewart's either.
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:30 AM
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I tested my first batch of Ginger Beer.


It tasted like flat vernors.


I would like to add that I had a 6 year old helping me and I am pretty sure I used the wrong amount of freshly grated ginger called for and didn't use enough.


I am definately trying again and on the search for root beer extract, too.
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Old 04-13-2006, 09:19 AM
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I am definately trying again and on the search for root beer extract, too.
Root Beer extract.
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Welcome moscowmule but I'm sure whatever ginger beer was around when this thread started is quite skunked as it's 13+ years old!

To answer your question, no they are not the same as one is a carbonated soda & the other is a beer. It may impart some of the same flavor but the carbonation will make it different.

To answer the OP's question (since the thread was bumped), I liked Shandy Carib but haven't seen it in many years. I thought they stopped making it, surprised that I could find it in a quick search as I thought I remembered searching for it & found out they were out of business; I wonder if I'm misremembering or if someone bought out their licence & is making it new?
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moscowmule is bumping every thread possible this morning. Be careful out there!
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Faygo Brau! It was so good, gone far too soon!

For extant brands, Goya Jamaican style is the best I've had.
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Stoney, simply because I've not had anything else.

On the other hand there's a distinct type of ginger beer called "ginger ale" in North America, and hands down, Vernor's for the win.
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I like Barritts.
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