Ginger Beer Plant (GBP)

SKU: 0660042211354
4.78 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)
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Where to buy Ginger Beer Plant

Looking where to buy Ginger Beer Plant? Authentic Ginger Beer Plant (GBP) is very RARE. We are the ONLY UK Supplier of wet (not dried), fully active Ginger Beer Plant (GBP) on the internet. We take great care to ensure our culture is never contaminated by other cultures and remains true Ginger Beer Plant. Due to this, and the fact it can grow quite slowly, we often run out of stock on this product and sometimes it can remain out of stock for some time. Please contact us if you require an estimate of when this product will be back in stock

A single purchase of our Ginger Beer Plant can provide you with a lifetime supply of Ginger Beer

Authentic Ginger Beer Plant dates back to around the 1700’s and is not a plant at all. Instead, it is a living probiotic culture. This culture forms a gelatinous cluster which moves about within its jar naturally, and used correctly can allow you to make a lifetime’s supply of authentic, naturally fizzy alcoholic Ginger Beer that used to be commonplace in most UK households. Our culture came home with us from Germany almost a decade ago, and we have been helping UK households brew alcoholic Ginger Beer ever since. Why not buy Ginger Beer Plant UK and get making real Ginger Beer at home today.

The Ginger Beer Plant is made up of two organisms, the yeast Saccharomyces florentinus (Saccharomyces pyriformis) and the bacterium Lactobacillus hilgardii (Brevibacterium vermiforme). Ginger Beer Plant at first looks very similar to Water Kefir. However, it produces much more alcohol and carbon dioxide than Water Kefir can, resulting in a much more “beer-like” beverage. At first, it can be difficult to spot the difference between Ginger Beer Plant and Water Kefir cultures. Ginger Beer Plant grains never quite get as big as Water Kefir grains and have a slightly more opaque look to them. The grains look more like a sandy sludge. The culture also grows much slower than Water Kefir does. Sadly you still find many people selling Water Kefir as Ginger Beer Plant online. Here at Freshly Fermented were happy to sell authentic Ginger Beer Plant to our customers.

Ginger Beer Plant is more of a treat for us rather than something we consume daily. You can expect a batch to range from 1% – 5% alcohol content with some residual sugars left over too. We recommend it be drunk only by adults and if you’re sensitive to alcohol or need to abstain from it altogether, then we don’t recommend drinking it at all. So please be mindful of it. However, if you love Ginger Beer and want to try your hand at making your alcoholic version easily at home, we think your love our Ginger Beer Plant culture as much as we do.

What is the difference between GBP and Ginger Bug?

GBP is like Water Kefir in that it is a gelatinous symbiotic colony of microorganisms, in this case a SCOBY of Lactobacillus and Saccharomyces. However, they are different sub species to the ones found in Ginger Bug and are similar to those found in actual beer production. The main difference is in taste between the two ginger beers produced. GBP has a more tart flavour to it when compared to Ginger Bug, which produces a much sweeter tasting traditional ginger beer. We generally find GBP also seems to be a little more alcoholic in comparison to Ginger Bug.

Where to buy ginger beer plant. Each order contains 20g of Ginger Beer Plant as a starter culture. A single purchase of Ginger Beer Plant can provide you with a lifetime supply of Ginger Beer. You can find full instructions on how to get started with your purchase and additional information on our page here.

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Weight 20 g

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  1. 5 out of 5


    These worked immediately, though a careless mishap at home meant I had to order a second batch, and they arrived just as quickly and fresh as the previous package. I’m looking forward to growing and growing and drinking ginger beer.

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  2. 5 out of 5


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  3. 5 out of 5


    Followed your instructions to the letter, but ginger beer nice but still – not fizzy. What have I done wrong?

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  4. 5 out of 5


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  5. 5 out of 5


    Amazing service.
    Customer care was exceptional.
    The ginger beer is bubbling nicely, even in this cold weather.
    So good to find that a retailer you never knew before, is more than you expected.

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  6. 5 out of 5


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  7. 5 out of 5


    Lovely Ginger Beer

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  8. 3 out of 5


    Only in the middle as first batch isn’t ready till next week – so only have half the story –
    Also again would have liked written instructions with pack.

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  9. 5 out of 5


    product delivered quickly, still awaiting final product, i think all is well so far?

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Where stated, many of our products are vegan friendly.

If you have more than one fermenting food culture at home, we recommend that you keep them at least 1 metre apart from each other at all times. This is to stop cross contamination of the different cultures. If you are working with dairy in particular, this is very important. Please contact us is you require further assistance with fermenting more than one culture.