Thursday, October 06, 2005

Life Lesson Learned

I have been making Ginger Ale recently by mixing fresh ginger, sugar, and yeast in a 2 liter pop bottle. You let it ferment for about a day and then throw it in the fridge so that it doesn’t blow up. It actually turns out pretty good and has a very low alcohol content.

I got the bright idea to replace the sugar with a whole blended pineapple to see how that would be. I blended the pineapple, grated the ginger, added it all to a bottle with some yeast and let it sit. Typically it is supposed to take 24-48 hours before it is ready to go into the fridge. After about 8 hours in the bottle it was rock hard. I threw it in the fridge last night and pulled it out this morning to try some.

Since it was rock hard I knew that there was a chance that it would explode so I put some paper towels over the cap and got near the sink as I started to unscrew it. In hind sight I should have put a real towel because as soon as the cap saw its opportunity it shot off and bounced around the room. At this point I was basically holding a pineapple and ginger fire hose. It was spraying all over the kitchen. Luckily I was right next to the sink and dumped it in there. After I cleaned up and everything settled I tried some and it tasted like crap.

Life lessons are fun to learn when you don’t lose an eye.

Here is a link to the Ginger Ale recipe:

Ginger Ale Recipe

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ha ha funny. somehow i know this was posted by adam and not roberta. -- mj