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                             Ginger Beer No. 1
 
 Recipe By     : From the radio, British Guyana in early 1960s
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  pound         root ginger
   10      bottles       cold water
    1                    green lemon
    4      pounds        (approximate) clear sugar
                         a few grains of barley
 
 Bruise the ginger but not too much as it makes the drink cloudy.  Pour on
 the water; add the rind and juice of a fresh green lemon.  Cover and leave
 over night.  The next day, strain, sweeten and bottle adding a few grains of
 barley to each bottle.  It takes a few days, at least, for the barley to
 cause the drink to ferment.
 
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 NOTES : This was the extent of the recipe as given on a radio cooking
 program in Georgetown, British Guiana in 1961-62.  Formerly a south american
 British colony, B.G. is now independent Guyana.