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How to Make a Ginger Bug for Making Probiotic Rich Fermented Drinks

A Ginger Bug is a fermentation starter for making homemade carbonated beverages. It's easy to make and only takes a few minutes a day of preparation over the course of 5 days to ferment.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Beverages
Servings: 6 servings


  • 10 tablespoons Grated ginger, peeled
  • 5 tablespoons White cane sugar
  • 10 tablespoons Filtered water Chlorine free


  • Day 1: Add 2 tablespoons of grated ginger, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons water to a quart-sized jar and stir well. Cover the jar with a coffee filter or clean fabric and leave undisturbed in a warm place for 24 hours.
  • Day 2-5: Repeat steps outlined in Day 1.
  • After 5 days, your Ginger Bug is ready to use to make fermented beverages. Learn how to make Fermented Ginger Ale here: https://marysnest.com/recipe/homemade-fermented-ginger-ale/


Find this recipe and video at https://marysnest.com/recipe/how-to-make-a-ginger-bug-for-making-probiotic-rich-fermented-drinks/
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