Saturday, April 02, 2011

Homemade Ginger Ale

Over the past couple days I tried making homemade ginger ale using this recipe. It turned out really good! The two changes I made were to use half the yeast it called for, and also to start with a cup of sugar and a couple of cups of hot tap water, shaken together hard in the bottle to mix thoroughly and dissolve the sugar, then I added cold water and the rest of the ingredients.

I also vented the pop bottle several times over the 36 hours I let it sit at room temperature.

The ginger ale is refreshing and clean flavored. Even the kids like it.

6 comments:

Becky said...

will try this week. thanks!!

Vania said...

I definately want to try this. I have my bottle and yeast ready. Just need to run to the store and get some fresh ginger.

Becky said...

ok! I tried it! it's sitting on the counter....
please don't explode, please don't explode!!!

Maria Stahl said...

LOL, Becky!

I have a batch going, too - I check it a couple of times a day and if the bottle is getting really hard I vent it just a little. So far, no explosions.

Becky said...

in the fridge...

Becky said...

one liked it one didn't. gonna try again w/a variation or 2. Thank you so much for sharing this. How'd yours turn out?