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Old 02-03-2012, 02:06 AM   #31
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So I tried this recipe the other day, as described. Tastes ok, but it has a offputting eggy smell, I guess it classes as a sulfur smell - not eye-wateringly strong, but enough to affect the tasting experience.

I didn't have any 'brewing' yeast on hand, so added regular red star active dry yeast (bakery aisle) in the quantity given in the recipe.

I'm presuming this yeast choice is the culprit? Is this the case, or am I overlooking something else? I'm keen to get this right, as ginger ale is always popular in my house.

What is the best yeast to use for this? I've seen people have used champagne yeast so will try this next when I can get to my lhbs.

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Old 02-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #32
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So I tried this recipe the other day, as described. Tastes ok, but it has a offputting eggy smell, I guess it classes as a sulfur smell - not eye-wateringly strong, but enough to affect the tasting experience.

I didn't have any 'brewing' yeast on hand, so added regular red star active dry yeast (bakery aisle) in the quantity given in the recipe.

I'm presuming this yeast choice is the culprit? Is this the case, or am I overlooking something else? I'm keen to get this right, as ginger ale is always popular in my house.

What is the best yeast to use for this? I've seen people have used champagne yeast so will try this next when I can get to my lhbs.
I also used Red Star bread yeast, and mine turned out very good! I tried an experiment making just seltzer water, and it had that eggy quality you've referenced. I'm guessing you used too much yeast...or not enough sugar. That's what I would guess because the stated amounts in the recipe worked out good for me.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:37 AM   #33
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I also used Red Star bread yeast, and mine turned out very good! I tried an experiment making just seltzer water, and it had that eggy quality you've referenced. I'm guessing you used too much yeast...or not enough sugar. That's what I would guess because the stated amounts in the recipe worked out good for me.
Hmmm that's interesting - so.probably not the yeast at fault then. My scales are pretty crappy, so it could well be the sugar. Thanks for the input, really appreciate it :mug
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:56 AM   #34
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Could you use EZ-cap bottles or PET bottles? That way you could de-pressurize them from time to time in the fridge. Maybe carbonate in a large 2L or 3L bottle then transfer to smaller bottles. I am interested in this cause my brother LOVES ginger ale but most of the commercial stuff sux and this would be a great Christmas present. Individual bottles would be cooler though than a 2L.

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:06 PM   #35
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Could you use EX-cap bottles or PET bottles? That way you could de-pressurize them from time to time in the fridge. Maybe carbonate in a large 2L or 3L bottle then transfer to smaller bottles. I am interested in this cause my brother LOVES ginger ale but most of the commercial stuff sux and this would be a great Christmas present. Individual bottles would be cooler though than a 2L.
Any plastic soda bottles (any size) will do.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:39 AM   #36
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Just made 2 2l bottles of this......I can't wait to try it

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Only problem with this is it disappears way to fast.

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Only problem with this is it disappears way to fast.
I agree! I'm not much of a soda drinker at all (haven't bought a commercial soda in YEARS) but I can suck a 2l of this down in a day or two!
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Just made 2 bottles excited to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

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My grandmother gave me this same recipe, she also told me about zesting some fruit. She told me use some orange zest along with some juice and you can get an orange soda. Glad that this is already up so I do not have to type it all out.

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