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Cue ominous music

In the heart of Hackney…..a storm is brewing……..a storm with a heart of fire….

Or rather, a Dark’n’Stormy is brewing…..

OK, I’ll just come out with it – I am brewing my own ginger beer.

As a long time ginger fan, I can hardly believe it’s taken me this long to get around to it, but there you are.

Spurred on by misty watercoloured memories of incredibly hot g-beer drunk straight out of a cobwebby plastic jug in the garage as a child, and intrigued by the mysteries of the “Ginger Beer Plant”, I ordered a sachet of gunk from the internet (although I feel pretty silly now because apparently it’s easy to make your own with yeast/ginger/sugar), put it in a covered jug, added 200ml pre-boiled cooled water and began to feed it.

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If you want to get technical, the gunk is a composite organism consisting…

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By GrannyMoon Posted in Pagan

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