Ginger Bug, on the Rocks

Okay, I finally got a photo that didn't totally suck! Here is our very first Ginger Bug pop. Our very first attempt at making fermented pop, using a Ginger Bug. We used a house brand, cranberry raspberry cocktail for the base, which also contained other types of juice in it. The predominant flavour was actually … Continue reading Ginger Bug, on the Rocks

First Ginger Bug Pop: Cran-Raspberry Cocktail

When it was time to feed the ginger bug, I decided it was time to start our first batch of fermented pop (aka: soda). In looking for recipes and instructions on how to actually use the ginger bug, I found myself with some issues. One was the ratios of ginger bug to liquid, which tended … Continue reading First Ginger Bug Pop: Cran-Raspberry Cocktail

Making hard crab apple cider: racking day – what happened? (updated: I found out!)

This morning, after doing my morning rounds, I gave the sun room door frame a second coat of paint. Tomorrow, we hang the door back up. I had an audience. 😀 Also, while I was painting, I found that Nostrildamus has figured out to jump over the threshold after it's been painted! 😀 Meanwhile... Today … Continue reading Making hard crab apple cider: racking day – what happened? (updated: I found out!)

Crab apple cider vinegar, fermentation progress

Today has been one of those write-off days. Yesterday, we hit 27C/80F. An unexpected result of that is, all number of house flies and other flying insects emerged from wherever they were slumbering in the previous cool, and got into the house. Which meant a night of cats making a ruckus while chasing bugs all … Continue reading Crab apple cider vinegar, fermentation progress