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Old 12-20-2011, 03:22 AM   #1
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So I tried brewing some Ginger Ale this evening. But really just winged it.

.8 of a pound of ginger root (mostly grated, some big pieces)
3 lemon zest (grated rind) and then squeezed for juice

1 Fennel root. (Anise) Also grated.

Splash of Vanilla

Cinnamon Stix

4lbs of Corn Sugar


Boiled 5 gallons of water, and around 170f added the ingredients. (Except added lemon juice in last 10 minutes.) Stirring occasionally.



Santized all my stuff. Bottling bucket, carboy, thief, thermometer, funnel.

Mixed some sugar and water in a cup to proof the yeast. (Red Star Wine yeast)


After about 40-50 minutes of boiling, I started to spoon out stuff that floated to the top.


I poured it all in my bottleing bucket, let it sit for like 5 minutes, but it didn't settle out much. I then put a screen in the funnel so it took out 95% of grated pulp.


Put it all in the carboy, took a reading, pitched the yeast, and put it in my brew closet.


Now the Gravity reading was 1030 at 100f. So I'm not expecting a high alcohol content. But I figure a "wait and see" attitude is probably best. Plus, the way I figure, if it tastes ok now, if I can just get another keg, I'd have it as a non-alcoholic soda.



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Old 12-20-2011, 03:24 AM   #2
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The Yeast pitched,


Carboy,



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I'm most curious as to how you went back to the late 80s to take all these photos...

But really, an interesting brew, I'm curious to hear how it tastes!

Why corn sugar?

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I'm most curious as to how you went back to the late 80s to take all these photos...

But really, an interesting brew, I'm curious to hear how it tastes!

Why corn sugar?
Well, I raced my Deloreon up to 88 mph ........wait, I said to much already.

As for the corn sugar, it's what I had handy.
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How long till we hear about the result?

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After New Years.
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Tried it today, and although I won't call the taste "unpleasant" it's much too thin.

It has some alcohol, but the ginger dropped out, and it's more a "lemon pledge sprayed in a bucket of water."

I'd probably in the future, pull back on the anise and lemon, and go with 3 gallons of water.

Fun experiment I guess.

Back to the drawing board.

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You could extract some ginger juice or brew a concentrated ginger tea and add it into the carboy for a stronger taste. What is the aproximate alcohol concetration that it has?



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