Carbonate Your Own Ginger Ale
1470 mins (prep 30, cooking 1440)
7 ingredients
4 servings
I found this recently while going through some papers from high school - something we did in a bio lab. It was actually pretty tasty. Here is the intro: "Fermentation has been used by mankind for thousands of years for raising bread, fermenting wine and brewing beer. The products of the fermentation of sugar by baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a fungus) are ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide causes bread to rise and gives effervescent drinks their bubbles. This action of yeast on sugar is used to 'carbonate' beverages, as in the addition of bubbles to champagne). We will set up a fermentation in a closed system and capture the generated carbon dioxide to carbonate our home made ginger ale. You may of course adjust the quantities of sugar and/or extract to taste. Note that the lemon called for in step eight is optional. And if you want a spicier drink, you can increase the amount of grated ginger. As with any yeast fermentation, there is a small amount of alcohol generated in the beverage (about 0.4%)". Credit on the page is to:

Categories:  technique , 5-ingredients-or-less , easy , kid-friendly , >-1-day , beverages , brewing , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (65.44 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 234.59 Calories from Fat 0.99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.11g 0.69%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.58%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.02mg 0.02%
Sodium 2.37mg 0.39%
Total Carbohydrate 60.26g 80.35%
Dietary Fiber 0.11 g 1.83%
Sugars 59.13 g %
Protein 0.12g 0.97%
Vitamin A 0.04IU% Vitamin C 0.28mg%
Calcium 1.61mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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