Organic Fermented Ginger Bug Soda Recipe

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  1. Defensesoap
    October 28, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this recipe of Ginger Bug Soda. I liked it. I
    will definitely make it.

  2. mamakichi
    November 1, 2013

    Thank you for your instructions and recipe.  Can this be done with vegetable juice, for example a carrot & beetroot juice?
    How long will it keep in the fridge?
    Many thanks

  3. sudio
    November 11, 2013

    What about the sugar in this.. will that be eaten up in the fermantation process?  I am concerned about the sugar.

  4. hallecottis
    November 11, 2013

    @sudio Yep, the sugar is needed for the fermentation process, but you are correct…there is only a trace once the soda is ready!

  5. Lindas
    November 11, 2013

    @mamakichi I haven’t tried it with vegetable juice, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.  Carrot and beet juice sounds interesting.  Now I’m curious to give it a try with vegetable juice.  Let me know how it turns out it you give it a try.   It will start to loose its fizz as it sits in the fridge, so best to consume within 3 to 4 days, a week tops.

  6. Sarah Rooney
    December 8, 2013

    It is not good to use honey because it is a natural anti-biotic. It will kill what you are growing.

  7. Dawn
    January 1, 2014

    So do I keep adding the sugar,water,and ginger each day until the foam and bubbling start?

    • Brittany
      January 3, 2014

      Yes, I also have the same question as Dawn. Continue adding sugar, water, and ginger EVERYDAY for 5 – 7 days?

      • Linda
        January 6, 2014

        I added the sugar, water, and ginger everyday for 5 to 7 days. It got bubbly, but not super bubbly. But the soda still had a nice effervescence to it.

  8. Lyn
    January 6, 2014

    Hi, A friend and I are into our 7th day with the ginger bug and nothing is happening. I used turbinado sugar and she used sugar and molassas. What are we doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

  9. jacki
    January 9, 2014

    what an exciting find! I make my own ginger and turmeric kombucha tea and was looking for an extra kick, this sounds like just the thing.
    I have a question … when making up the actual soda with your choice of tea or juice, do we add to a bottle – 1/4 cup of ginger bug and then top up the bottle with our tea or juice. Thanks J

    • LInda
      January 9, 2014

      I mixed the ginger bug with the tea/juice together, stirred gently, and then transferred to the flip top bottles.

    • Dana Smith
      January 14, 2014

      Hi Jacki, I’m interested in the ginger and turmeric kombucha. I make kombucha with ginger in the 2nd fermentation but had not heard of adding turmeric. Do you just use the fresh root for the 2nd fermentation? Thanks!

  10. Lyn
    January 9, 2014

    It’s day 10 and absolutely nothing is happening. It’s so cold in our kitchen I wrapped a heating pad set on low around the jar thinking it might help. Nothing. I’m about to abandon this project.

    • Linda
      January 9, 2014

      My ginger bug wasn’t super bubbly, just a tiny bit of bubbles, but when I mixed with the juice/tea and let ferment a few more days, it did have a nice amount of effervescence/fizz, so there was CO2 production happening.

  11. Ray ray
    January 22, 2014

    Soooo, when I ferment my juice/ginger bug on the counter top in flip top jars, they are closed? Yes? Then check everyday for taste and proper bubbles? 3 days or so? Then how long will the juice/ginger bug soda last in fridge for?

    • Halle Cottis
      January 23, 2014

      I would think several weeks or longer. My kombucha soda (which is fermented) gets fizzier with more time. It is never around long enough past 2 weeks so that is why I give you that answer…could be longer!

  12. joan
    January 30, 2014

    Just a quick question if using tea does it need to be sweeten with sugar or just plain black tea?

  13. Kristin
    February 22, 2014

    I read through most of the comments, but didn’t see my question.. When storing my “bug” in the fridge, does it need to be cloth covered or can I put a lid on it? Thank you for all the great info!

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