Ginger Beer Plant

"If you love ginger beer as much as I do, you will want to try this. Refreshing, non-alcoholic...I lived on ginger beer when I was pregnant and just wish I had this recipe then."
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Ready In:
1 batch




  • Place the Plant ingredients in a screw top jar.
  • For the next 7 days, feed the plant daily with plant fodder.
  • After 7 days you can strain this liquid, and add the Final touches.
  • Stir until dissolved.
  • Bottle and leave for 7 days before drinking.
  • To continue, halve the remaining plant and repeat process replacing 1/2 cup of water instead of lemon juice.

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  1. This "plant" does not generate CO2, which I recall ours did many years ago. Should I add yeast?


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