I know what I did wrong by what you said about how you make it. The recipe said chopped or grated and I chopped instead of grated. Of course you're going to get a stronger, better flavor from grating....duh!
Okay, I will drink my weak ginger ale because I hate to waste it, but next time (and soon) I try grated ginger. What type of salt do you use? I used sea salt, but not the Celtic kind. I have used the Celtic and like it the best but couldn't afford it for awhile. Maybe the type of salt affects it too.
Thanks for the info. I like your idea of taste testing, but alas the distance is great.