Symbiota Ginger Beer Kit - using organically grown symbiotic culture
Authentically Fermented Ginger Beer
The ginger beer plant (GBP) is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Although a similar concept to water kefir; GBP grains are smaller, slower growing and have a sandy-grain-like appearance, unlike kefir grains which are larger and rapidly growing. Read more
Authentically Fermented Ginger Beer
The ginger beer plant (GBP) is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Although a similar concept to water kefir; GBP grains are smaller, slower growing and have a sandy-grain-like appearance, unlike kefir grains which are larger and rapidly growing.
The ginger beer plant dates to the 1800’s and it’s thanks to The German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures Bank which was one of the few places that preserved these grains of antiquity before they became completely extinct.
Unfortunately, some sellers advertise ginger beer plants for sale when in fact these cultures are not genuine and are simply “ginger bugs” or hybrids from kefir grains.
This is genuine ginger beer plant.
How do I make or ferment my own ginger beer?
To ferment ginger beer authentically, you need to have the ginger beer plant, also known as ginger beer culture or ginger beer grains.
You simply combine the sugar of your choice, water, ginger (slices, juice or dried powder), and ginger beer culture. Leave to ferment for a few days and you will have a fizzy ginger beer drink.
Drain off your fermented ginger beer (while retaining the culture of the next ferment). You can either drink it as is, or bottle it to get an even more carbonated drink.
With the correct care your GBP will continue to grow overtime, and you can make larger batches of ginger beer.
What is included in my kit?
- 1L Symbiota Jar
- 1 Stainless Steel Strainer
- 1 Tbs Ginger Beer Plant grains (enough to ferment 1L of ginger beer)
- 1 Elasticated Cotton Top
- 1 Stainless Steel Lid
- 1 Portion of sugar mix to get you started
- Recipe and instructions and aftersales support
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