8cupsfruit 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.