Homemade Ginger Beer

Homemade ginger beer is spicy, refreshing and probiotic.

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Traditional ginger beer is easy to make at home. It is made with the ginger bug, which is a naturally forming yeast culture fed on ginger and sugar. Homemade ginger beer is refreshingly probiotic, spicy and delicious! It’s also made with real ginger, so it can help alleviate nausea.




  1. Mix all the ingredients in a 1 quart glass jar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Cover with a piece of cloth or coffee filter held in place with a rubber band or metal ring. Place somewhere warm and dark to ferment for 3 days. (Stir each day).
  3. After 3 days you should have bubbles forming at the top. Strain the mixture and bottle it.
  4. It will still be quite sweet. Allow it to ferment for a further 3 to 5 days to build up the carbonation. S
  5. Once it’s fizzy, store the ginger beer in the refrigerator and consume within four weeks.


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