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Monday, August 10, 2015

Make your own Ginger Beer and Kambucha

Did you know that you can make your own Kambucha and Ginger Beer?  They are both probiotic drinks that you can make yourself very easily.  I had to google a few recipes and then have been tweaking those to my own taste.  We don't need to be drinking very sweet drinks so we add only enough sugar for the yeast to create those wonderful fizzy bubbles we like so much.  The ginger beer isn't considered an alcoholic drink.  I suppose if you left it long enough maybe it would become so but it is a quick process that only takes a few days.  Ever since I learned how to make it, we have had it in the fridge all summer, and now it is joined by Kambucha.  I like the kambucha because I can experiment with left over fruit and garden goodies ( mint, ginger ) in the 2nd fermentation to get interesting flavors.