Follow our series on how to make your very own soda starter, known as a “ginger bug”, from scratch! Join in on the fun and let’s see if we can have our own custom flavored sodas in the next week or so.
Wow is this stuff getting fizzy! Today I had lots of bubbles on top and when I first moved it, I heard a little fizz sound like when you jerk around “commercial” sodas. I am thinking that in another day or two we will be ready to make our first soda using the starter. I’m just waiting for the tell-tale sign that the ginger bug is ready; hearing the ginger bug fizz and bubble before stirring it.
* add 2 teaspoons of rapadura and 2 teaspoons of finely chopped ginger root
* gently stir
* this evening, give the ginger bug a second gentle stir