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Old 07-18-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
Aug 2010
San Antonio
Posts: 9

So me and ol'lady attempted to make ginger ale and it burns your lips and toungue after you drink it. I guess to some people this is ok. Is there anyway to fix it. It tastes really good its just a very obnoxious bite/burn at the end.

Its a 2.5 Gallon batch would adding another gallon of water and some more sugar mellow out that bite. Any help is much appreciated!

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
Dec 2010
Topeka, KS
Posts: 4

what were your ingredients?

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Old 07-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #3
May 2011
Ithaca, NY
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If your not in a hurry to drink this batch the ginger bite does back off over time. Given a couple months it'll cut a decent amount of the spicy heat out of it depending how much ginger was used.

I imagine the idea of adding some sugar water to it also couldn't hurt. I'd try just a small amount, taste, then keep slowly adding more so that you don't end up with something really sweet and lacking much in e way of ginger.

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Old 08-12-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
Jul 2011
canandaigua, NY
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Pshh, the ginger bite is the best part!!

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Old 08-13-2011, 12:36 AM   #5
Aug 2011
star, id
Posts: 9

I'm having the opposite problem. I start with a strong ginger bite, but it dies once I try and carbonate it. (That problem will be for a different thread.) Nevertheless, form what I have seen in my own batches I would follow Gduck advice to get the flavor to be calmer.

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Old 08-13-2011, 12:40 PM   #6
Aug 2008
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Try drinking it with a slice of lime. I find the lime juice cuts the ginger flavor.

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