I recently received a bunch of organic ginger and have always wanted to try making ginger beer. So my adventure with my ginger bug begins.
It is recommended to use organic ginger as you will need to use the skin.
Rinse the ginger and finely grate until you have about 3 tbsp of ginger, 3 tbsp of raw sugar and 3 1/2 cup filtered water.
Mix everything well.
Place a coffee filter or cloth on top of your jar and place this jar in a dark warm spot. Stir once or twice a day.
After a few days, the mixture will start bubbling. Add 1 tbsp grated ginger and 1 tbsp of sugar for the next two days.
You will start to get lots of bubbles. Your ginger bug is ready to use. I will be sharing some recipes in another post. Enjoy.
- 3-3 1/2 cups of water (filtered)
- 3 tbsp of grated ginger (leave peel on)
- 3 tbsp of raw sugar
Mix all in the ingredients in a clean jar. Cover with a coffee filter or clean cloth.
Place the jar in a warm dark place. Stir once or twice a day.
- 2 tbsp grated ginger
- 2 tbsp raw sugar
Around day 3-5 (mine took a week), bubbles will start forming and the mixture will start fizzing when mixed. Add 1 tbsp grated ginger and 1 tbsp raw sugar for the next two days.
The mixture will be really bubbly and ready to use.
To keep the ginger beer alive, feed the mixture 1 tbsp grated ginger, and 1 tbsp raw sugar daily or place in the fridge and feed once a week. Top off with some water if needed. You can also strain the extra ginger out of the bottle when there is too much.
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