Ginger Bug Recipe
This is a ginger bug recipe that will help you make a ginger bug starter for use in naturally fermented sodas.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 pound fresh ginger (preferably organic, with skin)
- 1/2 cup sugar (approximately)
Put a cup of water in your jar, and add 3 tsp grated ginger and 2 tsp
of sugar and stir, stir, stir! You want to incorporate LOTS of bubbles.
If you just slice the ginger finely, it will still be OK.
Add 3 tsp ginger and 2 tsp sugar every day, and stir as often as you can.
Once your bug starts to fizz, you’re almost there! I suggest closing the jar at this point.
Keep repeating Step 2 until it’s really fizzy and hisses at you.
Sugar: I use brown sugar, but you can also use white. If you choose to use white sugar, I suggest adding a few drops of molasses as well.
Closing jar: Closing the jar during fermentation allows the bubbles to get trapped inside. It can help you determine if your starter is progressing properly.