Beer for Children: Pint Sized Pint Consumers

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The kids don’t have to stand on the sidelines any longer while you build a brew!  No, they don’t, there is Beer for Children!  Yep, exciting as any home brew, but way faster and for those concerned, less complicated and less intoxicating.  It is, to the delight of pint sized pint consumers, super fizzy!

Check out this bottle bursting brew:

I just started my first batch of birch beer and was so pumped about it I had to find a way to get the little people involved.  The ginger beer and apple cider was so easy to make and so yummy and so fun for the kids I had to share it with you.

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What do I need:

The ginger beer consisted of some grated ginger and sugar and sparkling wine yeast.  The apple cider was pure apple juice and yeast.  Thats it.  We have made the ginger beer with honey instead of sugar and I think it was better.  You’ll need a sealable bottle to put it in, plastic is probably a little safer than glass if you’re into safety.

What do I do:

Warm up the water, add the ginger and the sugar and the yeast.  Or, warm up the apple juice and add the yeast.  Cap the bottle, sit it on the counter and watch it bubble and foam all day long.  Just before it explodes, chill it in the fridge and serve when cold.  If it’s in a plastic bottle it should not be a problem to predict its explosion point by palpating the bottle.  Seriously, it’s that easy. The yeast is the only kind-of tricky part, you can buy it in little packages at the ubrew or at some grocery stores.

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Beer for Children research:

We installed a pressure gauge on our bottle of ginger beer and it reached 22psi within 10 hours.  After placing in the fridge overnight, the pressure decreased a little to about 20psi. It turns out that 22psi is a little more than sufficient.  After opening and re-sealing the bottle a number of times over a couple days, the pressure sat closer to 10psi which was perfect.

Will my child get a red nose and will I go to jail?

That would be funny, but no. After just a day or two no significant amount of alcohol is generated, just a lot of CO2.  In fact, keeping this brew in a sealed container is a built in safety mechanism, the bottle will explode before the beer ever reaches an intoxicating level of alcohol. They will love the whole process and the fizzy product..

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Have you checked out Jalapeno and Cheddar Smokies?  They go great with ginger beer.

Think we should go to jail for letting our kids make their own beer? Share this post with all your FB friends to show them how irresponsible we are, that’ll teach us!

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  1. Who know that home brew was on the BC home school curriculum. Great holistic education though – chemistry, foods, physics, psychology, parenting (how not) 🙂

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