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Old 03-02-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
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First attempt at soda; ginger beer.

Mixed up the sugar, syrup, water, and yeast last night and put it in a plastic gallon jug (left over from making apfelwein).

24 hours later the jug is bulging like crazy. Do I put it in the fridge already or wait 3 more days? It's not quite rock hard, but there isn't much give when I press on the sides of the bottle.

I don't want a bottle bomb!!! It's inside a plastic garbage bag as we speak.

BTW: I used champagne yeast

I'm definitely a soda n00b and admit I have not read much about making it.

Edit: I'm sorry. I broke the cardinal forum rule and posted a question without searching first. Please ignore this, and for those wanting to know the answer:

14) Place in a warm location for 24 to 48 hours. (Do not leave at room temperature longer than necessary to feel "hard." The excess pressure may cause an eruption when you open it, or even explode the bottle!) {http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/Cheese/Ginger_Ale_Ag0.htm}

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
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Funny, I was just wondering about that same thing....

 
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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burp it twice a day, yes it will blow.

 
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:09 AM   #4
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I haven't had any blow. I just stick them in the fridge when they're hard. If it's hard and bulging, then it would be carbonated so you could put it in the fridge.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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Yes.

The refrigerator is your friend.

Too much yeast is your fiend. (Not your friend)

edit figured I better highlight that....
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:50 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynachrome View Post
Yes.

The refrigerator is your friend.

Too much yeast is your fiend.
Good reply, only six weeks late...

 
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pizzaman View Post
Good reply, only six weeks late...
Is there a story to tell? Did something blow up?

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