Originally Posted by SilvaRizla
I have the kit on order, I'll post some sort of review/brew diary when it gets here
Mine arrived last week and has been bubbling under the stairs for about 6 days now.
I used a bag of Cane Sugar as the recipe on the tin suggests (which is actually 2.2lbs v's the 2lb the recipe suggests) but I wasn't convinced about the aroma coming from the fermenter being strong enough for my tastes. So, based on the suggestion made earlier, I added a little ground cinnamon and also a couple of extra teaspoons of dried Ginger.
I was then away for the weekend and when I came back, the ferment was in full swing with a great spicy Ginger smell coming from the fermenter. I added another 1/2 lb of sugar (to get the potential abv up to nearer 4%) and gave it a gentle stir.
The instructions state fermentation should be done in a week - but mine is still going strong so I'll wait until the visible activity dies down and then do a couple of FG readings just to make sure I'm not making any glass grenades when I bottle.
It's then a matter of being patient for a few weeks before I can report back with some tasting notes.