Originally Posted by christopherrburns
I did a root beer with my kids that was good but I have no idea how to ferment it to 10% without it tasting hot and boozy. I will have to check some of the existing forums. Did not come across any when ive looked in the past, did not really look that hard.
10% is too much IMHO. Traditionally rootbeer and ginger beer were 'small beers', low ABV (<4%) drinks to nourish ppl and keep scurvy away.
I've got an alchoholic ginger ale that is at 3% and great. By itself it is really hot and spicy, so adults like it, but ill mix it 1 to 3 with tonic water or sprite and my kid likes it.