Hello People, :)
So I started my first ginger beer ferment yesterday based on the following post.http://www.wildfermentation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=220
I'm using a one quart canning jar with the lid slightly loose to attempt to allow excess CO2 to escape, while trying to keep some pressure in it to hopefully get it well carbonated. I'm keeping a close eye on it, as I do not want any messy explosions in my kitchen. LOL
Being my first time, I have no idea if the proportion of ingredients I used is correct, or will end up tasting the way I like.
I used a whole ginger root about 5 inches long. Grated it without removing the outer skin. Loosely measured it to about 1/2 cup. I did not pack it down into the measuring cup. So it may not have been a good measurement. I used an equal amount(1/2 cup) of 100% real maple syrup. The juice of one lime. And three whole cloves.
What I'm hoping for is a just slightly sweet, somewhat sour/tangy, but very strong in ginger flavor soda. In hind sight, I suspect I may have used too much maple syrup, and possibly too much ginger root. We'll see. We learn from our experiences, right? :D
So far, no obvious or significant bubbling has started. I'll keep everyone posted here.
Peace & Love from a vegan :)