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I made this drink with a lot of changes. First it has a pleasant taste, but only light carbonation. I made 3 2 liter bottles worth to try sugar amounts. The basic changes were that I boiled the thinly sliced ginger in about 2 cups of water and .5 cup sugar (next time I’ll add some citrus to lessen the browning). After a long simmer, I added more water to blend and cool. I thinly sliced more ginger and added it directly to the bottles. I used splenda to bring the sweetness up. I filled the bottles leaving a couple of inches at the top. I activated the yeast and added a little to each bottle. I added 1tsp of sugar to the first bottle, 2tsp sugar to the next, and 3tsp sugar to the last. All 3 took 3 days to start firm up the bottle. After 3 days I added an additional 1tsp of sugar to the second and third bottles. All 3 have a slight carbonation to them. Other than the sweetness I don’t notice much difference between them. I’m tempted to keep feeding the third bottle to see if it will develop an alcohol kick to it. One funny thing is after you pour yourself a glass out of the bottle it loses much of it’s carbonation. Instead of putting it back in the frig, let it sit out on the counter over night and it will recharge itself. I’m going to get a real ginger grater and try it again, hoping to get a stronger ginger flavor.

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Garyods January 21, 2010
Alton Brown's Ginger Ale