Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ginger Ale

I made the my first 5 gal batch of soda today - Ginger Ale. I turned my previous 5 gal test batch of seltzer I made into the soda. Since I already had the seltzer made, I just opened up the Corney Keg and dumped in my Ginger Ale mixture and turned up the gas again. With the Corny Keg design, it is that easy.

The recipe needs some tweaking here and there, but I think I've got the idea down. It is weaker than I had thought it would be (I was trying not to make it too sweet or overpowering). I succeeded with that at least :-/

Below is the basic gist of how I eventually made the Ginger Ale:

Pot of water (I used about 4 cups)
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Honey
Large Chunk of Fresh Ginger (grated and/or chopped)
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
Splash or so of Orange Juice
Powdered Ginger (a few pinches or more) -- I thought it needed more ginger flavor next time I will buy more fresh ginger

Put everything in the pot and boil it until reduced to something more thick that when it started :-)
Strain floaties out if desired
Cool and dump into Corny Keg
Turn up gas to 30 - 40 psi and rock keg until to get tired (hopefully by this time you don't hear the CO2 flowing into the keg).
Turn down to 10psi or so and tap your self a drink.

Please note this is a work in progress and may make you 5 gal of liquid crap.


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