- Jul 16, 2017
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- Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
I made some blueberry ginger ale once it was delicious. I should make it again because it really helped with my arthritis pain in my hands and fingers. There seems to be a lot of health benefits to ginger and when you naturally ferment it, it seems like it makes them more availible. At least I think so, anyways.Now, I like ginger ale..... Hmm.... never thought of it as a n ale, even though that is the name.... I also like to eat sauerkraut....
The hard part is creating the "ginger bug" which is natural yeast contained within ginger root used to ferment the ginger ale. But once you make the bug, you can keep it alive as long as you want by feeding it. So you can use some of it to ferment future ginger ale recipes. I found out that the ginger root must be organic to make it all work. Some ginger root has been irradiated which ofcourse kills all the ensymes in the root so no chance to get it to ferment, let alone make the bug.
The success post is here, if you want to give it a go.
Since i drink a pint bottle a day, I need to get another batch brewing pretty quick This will be take 2. It helps to have a nice lady friend who works in the produce department at the grocery store. She called me today and said "I got a sexy organic ginger root saved for you" :) Now this...
The recipe I used is taped to the glass carboy in posts 13 & 14. It turned out very well and my granddaughters also liked it. I also did a cherry and pineapple ginger ale also but I didn't post them here. It's fun to experiment with different natural fruits to get different flavors. I always wanted to try a peach ginger ale but never got around to it.
Let me know if you want to give it a go. and I'll try and point you in the right direction. It's very easy to make. Warning it does contain some alcohol but it's minimal. So it's truly a soft drink.
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