Today was the day. The soda has been sitting on the counter fermenting away. I was a bit nervous to try it though. The dark, thick liquid in the bottle didn't look much like the light, bubbly beverage pictured in the original tutorial. I twisted the top and heard that beautiful pop of fermented carbonation. So far, so good. I poured some in a wine glass because we're fancy like that and passed it over to my husband. I figured his stomach of steel would fare better than mine if this whole experiment had gone horribly wrong. And then...well...I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story!
|"Smells like Thai Fish Sauce"|
|"It's bubbly and....chunky?"|
|"If I was really, really thirsty I'd drink it"|
|"Meh....not that bad!"|
And if you can't tell by the look on face, it was terrible. It really did smell like Thai fish sauce. And because I used fresh squeezed apple juice, there were bits of apple floating around that morphed into these weird, chunky bits that made you feel a little like you were choking when you swallowed. The verdict?
I'm not quite sure what went wrong but I know it was during the soda making step. The bug is still going strong, bubbling away just like it should. I'm definitely going to try this again. But in the meantime, all that Thai fish sauce juice is going right down the drain!