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CHOW Ginger Beer

While waiting in the second fermentation, don't cap the bottle with a lid. Instead, put a balloon over the top of the bottle. The balloon will expand without letting the carbonation escape. When the balloon starts to shrink, then put the lid on. Hope this helps.

Jul 21, 2015
johjeff in Recipes

CHOW Ginger Beer

I am attempting this now. I have a question about the bug - can I re-use it after straining? Or do I have to start the bug fresh every time I want to make this?

If you continue to re-use the bug, can it eventually become a "ginger beer plant"? I would think re-using would speed up the initial fermentation so you are ready to bottle quicker.


Apr 12, 2012
johjeff in Recipes