i definitely prefer a plump root as opposed to a dried, shriveled root...
so does my wife.
sorry, had to
our group made a Belgian Wit today at our local co-op Learn to Homebrew class. we used fresh grated orange peel and fresh grated ginger root (both ingredients available at the store). it was nice and plump. i am the one who makes good notes. if i like this beer, and the ginger contribution, i will look at this recipe today as a starting point for ginger experimenting. i've never used it before. i generally prefer fresh over dried in just about any ingredient.