Rhubarb soda
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Serves: Two liters
 
Developed from the Master Soda Recipe from True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home. I modified the method to suit my preferences. You wanna know how Emma does it? You gotta get the book!
Ingredients
  • 8 cups of rhubarb juice
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup of cane sugar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • the juice of three limes
  • ⅛ tsp dry champagne yeast
  • One clean two liter soda bottle or clean 20 ounce soda bottle and three flip top beer bottles.
Instructions
  1. Boil the 1 cup of water and stir in the sugar and salt to dissolve
  2. Let cool.
  3. Add the sugar water and lime juice to the rhubarb juice and stir to combine.
  4. Taste. Too tart? add sugar. Too sweet? I doubt it, but add lime juice.
  5. Combine the yeast and the remaining cup of water and stir to combine.
  6. Add the yeast mixture to the juice mixture and stir very well.
  7. Bottle, leaving 1 inch of head space and set in a safe place at room temperature.
  8. When the plastic soda bottle is firm and you can hardly make a dent when you push on it, refrigerate the soda overnight. (Do NOT store at room temperature after the original fermentation)
Recipe by Pirate Jeni at http://www.piratejeni.com/2013/07/08/rhubarb-soda-and-a-true-brews-giveaway/