|Written by grannygoodearth|
Tired of the same old beverages? Looking for something new to serve at your next bar-b-que? How about â€śpotato beerâ€ť? It's easy to make and doesn't require any previous brewing experience or fancy equipment. The taste is unique and exciting. Peel some potatoes and in less than a week, you can be a brewer of a fine, home-made potato beer.
You will need:
6 good, firm potatoes
1 cup sugar
3 packages active dry yeast
1 can malt syrup
Chop the potatoes leaving the skin on.
Place chopped potatoes in a 5-gallon container; a lard bucket or plastic bucket will do.
Add the yeast, malt syrup, and sugar.
Fill the bucket with water, and stir the contents thoroughly.
Allow the potato beer to ferment for five days. Do not cover the container.
At the end of five days, stir the potato beer until no sediment is left at the bottom of the bucket.
Strain the potato beer through a thin cloth like cheese cloth.
The potato beer is ready to drink now but the taste will improve with time. Since home-made potato beer has no preservatives, you will need to refrigerate it. Enjoy!