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!