I am after some help with the amount of sugar to add.
But firstly, I am brewing 600 litres of (almost) non-alcoholic ginger beer. It is for a food and drink festival to mix with my newmake rye as a cocktail.
I have no idea how mugh ginger beer I will need but I think 600 litres will be way too much. If I have too much left over I might add some more sugar and start the fermentation off again to produce some alcohol.
I plan to run it through my still to make some spirit, guess it would be a ginger RUM because of the cane sugar.
The question is, how much sugar per 100 litres should I add to the leftovers?
Also does anyone see any problems with this idea?
Have wanted to do that for a while. Please let me know how it comes out? As to the sugar addition depending on what type of still you are using you will have more options. For a pot I personally would treat it like wine and get it up to +/- 10% abv. I know this doesn't answer your question directly but hope it helps.
I do know a guy here locally that swears by fermenting/distilling ginger beer for addition to a Moscow Mule cocktail. I have never tried it because every time he makes it, it is gone before I can get over there!
I do have quite a bit of G beer left after the festival so I am about to wind up the ABV
It has been suggested to add 17grams sugar per litre per 1%
Does this sound correct? If it is, then my original recipe had more alcohol than I thought!
I would like to get it over 12% then double distil it in my alembic pot still.
Thanks for any help
Ps I got a PM from Ned about our bush fires in Tasmania, so far all is well with my family and our homes, but not so lucky for many others