Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ike's Little Brewery Experiment- Product Sampling

Well, I'm happy to report for those of you who might be interested, that the Gingerbeer experiment was indeed a success!  It passed Ike's quality control inspections for appearance, taste and fizzyness.  The flavour of it has a mild ginger bite and it is not super sweet........just sweet enough in fact.  And as the recipe promised....it delivers a lot of fizz!  I was actually a little surprised that Ike liked it as it does have a very slight smell from the yeast no doubt.......that smells like spilled beer after a night  of partying.  Good to know that this odor is not offensive to Ike......he should have no problem with University then!  We've passed a dozen on to a few neighbours now and will await further feedback from some impartial victims taste panelists.  I think it will be quite a refreshing drink ice cold with a slice of lemon or lime on a hot summer day......don't you think???  It was a very fun little project for Ike and I'm sure we'll try it again:)  The amount of head space to leave in the bottles was a bit of a mystery.  From what we've experienced to date....the bottle on the left will probably fizz over a bit when opened.....and the other two will probably be  just right.  Now....I open them all very slowly.....and over the sink just in case:)  Ike has been telling his friends that we squeezed our cat (Ginger) to get the juice to make this with........(really we didn't...... that's just a joke!)  I wonder if I should make up some labels with her picture on it???  What a super easy and delicious project for kids to make!  Wanna make some too????  Look here for the instructions....you really should!

8 comments:

Felicity said...

I was just thinking about your project yesterday and wondering how it came out. I like the "we squeezed the cat" joke! : )

LittleRed said...

Thanks for stopping by:) We are just getting ready to make some more as I can see that we will soon be out!

Mary said...

That looks so cool and refreshing. Perfect for spring and summer days ahead. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Crafty_Witchy_Girl said...

I like Ike's sence of humor! He is a fun kid.
Yum! I wish I could try ik'es Gingerbeer, but as you live so far, I might find sometime to try to make it myself...
Patrick said you're going to try Pão de queijo. I think you'll like it, but I am very suspicious to say anything because I love it!!!

LittleRed said...

News travels fast.....I need to go to the grocery store to get some more tapioca flour right now.....don't quite have enough. I hope you try (and like) the gingerbeer...we are just about to make another batch:)

kiwicarole said...

I love ginger beer!! Good job Ike! I used to make bottles and bottles of it way back when....
lol!
Hope you are keeping well :)

Anonymous said...

Oh so Cool...just what a girl needs after a two hour grooming session in the perennial garden...one tall glass, on the rocks please!!

LittleRed said...

We have so much enjoyed this recipe:) Anyone kind enough to visit is more that welcome to try it....only have to wait for the next batch to finish up:)