Monday, March 22, 2010
lacto fermented soda-part 3
This was the first time that we have used anything close to conventional for bottling the soda. A friend of ours brews his own beer but is going to go to using a kegerator rather than filling individual bottles. He has donated me the use of his capper, caps and 3 cases of recycled glass bottles.
The capping unit is a counter model colonna capper. It has an adjustable shelf on which to set the bottles then you simply set the cap on top and pull the handle. You can feel when the seal is made. Then all you do is lift the handle, tilt the bottle and remove.
Once the soda is capped allow it to sit on the counter for a few more days to continue carbonating. Chill in fridge and serve over ice. It is a refreshingly. nice soda that has a little ZING to it. Our next batch will be sassafras flavored soda and I can't wait to try it as I really enjoy anything made of it. I have recently run across a fermented grapefruit soda that cuts many of the steps out of it. I am hoping to try that recipe after our next town trip when I can pick up a grapefruit or two.