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Ginger bug

Ingredients

To Start the Bug

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 table spoon of  sugar
  • 2 table spoon of fresh ginger diced or grated

To Feed the Bug

  • 5 teaspoons of sugar
  • 5 teaspoon of ginger diced

To Use the Bug

  • 8 cups fruit juice, ginger tea or sweetened herbal tea

Preparing the Bug

  • In a jar, combine one cup of warm water and two table spoons of sugar.
  • Drop the ginger into the jar, and then cover it with a cloth.

Feeding the Bug

  • The next day, and each day for 5 days, stir 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tbsp ginger into the jar. Between 3 and 5 days, you should start to see bubbles forming, and your bug should smell yeasty and gingery. When you see bubbles, your bug is ready to use.

Using the Bug

  • To use the bug, strain 1/2 cup of the liquid and mix it with 7 1/2 cups liquid such as fruit juice or sweetened herbal tea, bottle and ferment up to 3 days.