I can't believe it's taken me until Tuesday to try the ginger beer. I completely forgot to try it on Sunday, when it was at the two-week mark, and remembered to put a couple of bottles in the fridge last night before bed.
I couldn't wait any longer so I popped one of the mason jars open and put some in a fruit jar (The only clear glasses I have). I figured I could drive myself to the urgent care if I got really sick.
Promise that I'll put up a picture as soon as I can of the first glass. It is fizzier than I expected.
Taste: It is like no ginger beer I have every tasted, and not in a completely good way. It is insanely intense ginger-wise, which I do like; however, it has absolutely no sweetness to it at all. As I've said earlier, I like an intense ginger beer that is not too sweet; this is not sweet at all and way, way gingery. I actually had to put some sugar in it.
Reaction: I am feeling a little light-headed and I'm beginning to suspect that the ginger beer is slightly alcoholic.
Will update later after the old man gives it a try.
UPDATE: The old man and I finally got a chance to have a ginger-beer tasting after DJ had gone to bed. He thought it was really intense but very good and suggested I make another batch and take notes to make sure I can start being consistent with the recipe. His remark about the taste was, "it is definitely a sipping ginger-beer." The old man, however, did not think that it was alcoholic.