Originally Posted by kornbread
This may seem like a dumb question... But, does this make an alcoholic beverage? (Sugar + Yeast + time (usually) = Alcohol. But, I'm thinking "store bought" ginger ale has no alcohol.
Not a dumb question at all. It is really one that should be asked. There is some alcohol in there. This is the site I used to start experimenting with: Link
. According to this guy, there is roughly 0.4% abv. Again, according to his discussion you would get sick from drinking that much sugar to get drunk.
So, if someone does not want to give ANY alcohol to themselves or children, then this type of natural carbonation is not the way.
There are threads on here to carb with CO2, but it requires more equipment than I have or am willing to purchase.