Live Ginger Beer Plant KIT

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Product: Everything you need to make delicious ginger beer at home! 

Kit Includes:

  • You will receive 2 tablespoons of live organic healthy ginger beer plant.
  • Durable Culture-Friendly Plastic Strainer
    • Diameter of the strainer: 5.5 inches. Will easily hold and strain a quart or more.
    • Black or White - Chosen at Random
    • Made of plastic and fine nylon mesh; convenient and culture-friendly material for your ginger beer plant. Dishwasher safe.
    • Features hooks to facilitate straining your cultured beverages easily over a bowl
  • 1 Adhesive Jar Thermometer  to make sure the ginger beer is brewing at the right temperature. 
    • 58-88°F range (for most cultures the ideal area is the mid 70's)
    • No more hassle dirtying your probe kitchen thermometers, and having to re-check several times (or risking breaking mercury-filled glass thermometers)
  • Bamboo Spoon to help stir and strain your ginger beer
  • Handmade Elastic Sustainable Brewing Cloth Lid
    • To use as your culture's designated brewing lid (reusable, culture-friendly, breathable, bug/dust proof, and washable!). We love these and personally use these on every one of our ferments. Fits almost any jar - tiny bottles to large gallon jars!
  • Detailed step-by-step instructional PICTURE guide: Everything you need to know for caring for your grains and making great ginger beer (along with pics to show you how!).
  • Recipes: Including various flavoring, smoothies, and Italian sodas.
  • Instructions are sent with notification of shipment, to give you time to prepare for necessary supplies and ingredients!

Yield: This amount of ginger beer plant will produce about 4 cups of delicious ginger beer each batch (2-7 days) to start with and much more as the plant grows.

Notes: Upon arrival, the GBP may give off a strong yeasty and/or sour smell when you open the bag, this is just from the natural gas produced by the grains and is to be expected.

Shipping: Shipping starts at $3.80. Expedited shipping available.

Will ship within 2 business days. 

  • We now ship live GBP internationally.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Robert Kollinger III
Immensely Pleased :)

3 months ago, I didn't even know this world existed. I was just happily chugging some Reed's wondering how it's made, and the ingredients didn't seem crazy. Google lifted the veil, nay, kicked the door WIDE open, and here I am.

I bought this kit a little less than 3 months ago, in February 2024. There's definitely a trick to getting the flavor you want, and since only you know what that flavor is, you have to do some work to figure out how to get there. The good thing is that you go from brewing to drinking in about 8-14 days depending on...a lot of things. You'll see.

The utensils in the kit are just what you want to get started. Don't be afraid to buy some extra hair nets (elastic organic cloth jar cover) because all it takes is a stray slosh and it's better to swap it out.

The grains were gorgeous when I got them. I got two great brews out of them, I've stored them in the fridge, I've had to do the "bad smell" cleanse in clean spring water in the fridge, and the first brew (I'm now using that old UK recipe at the bottom of the guide) after the cleanse smelled and tasted GREAT before bottling. I'm very excited to see the result, but the bottles have to sit for another few days.

I'm currently brewing a little over a gallon at a time and scaling up took some learning but it's definitely worth all the effort. This stuff is really cool, and now instead of drinking sugary Reed's all the time, I'm drinking an organic, fresh, probiotic, sugary ginger brew. It's still got the sugar but it's got a ton of great gut stuff in there.

This kit is $30. You WILL spend more than $30 because this is just a starter kit and you will need at least some other stuff like bottles. We're not talking about that other stuff though, just this $30 kit. It's well worth it. Put a strainer, bamboo spoon, mason jar lid, and fermometers in your Amazon cart and you'll see what I mean. You get all that stuff AND the ginger beer plant grains.

One of nature's wonders

What a wonderful plant!
Since there's no Celtic or Himalayan salt here in our country, I used a local equivalent of Concentrace drops, called Bischofite - and it worked wonders! The grains are growing like crazy, - producing a remarkably tasty and healthy drink in the process.
I have put them in a mesh fermenter, thus separating the grains nicely from the ginger sediment, and they seem to appreciate it.

According to Martinus Beijerinck, the grains were brought by the British soldiers while returning to their country from the Crimean War in 1855. So now here in Ukraine, they complete the long journey home.
Thank you for sustaining and propagating this fantastic culture!

Patricia B
Get the kit, it's (probably) worth it

The grains: Five stars. Lively, kicky, delicious. They were up and running in no time and were already multiplying by the third batch.

The kit: Four stars. It made getting started really painless, and it's a good value. I absolutely loved the jar cap, and I was surprised by how much I like having the stick-on thermometer. I was less impressed by the strainer--the size is awkward and the mesh is a little coarser than the smallest GBP grains. On the other hand, it works fine and you need one. As for the spoon, it's good quality, but you probably have one already. If I were designing the kit, I'd swap the spoon for an Asian-style ginger grater, which would be helpful for folks who don't have blenders.

Overall: One thousand stars for value, service, and the luxury of starting from live healthy grains . . . and another million for making real GBP available to the public. I will buy all my cultures from you from now on.

Mary Jo Harrison
Excellent, my taste buds are very very happy!

I became curious about ginger beer from reading novels set in England. It seemed non or little alcohol product. I found store bought and fell in love with it. Store bought is hard to find. I didn't realize that I could have home brewed it. I discovered this site and information while researching kefir. It's so easy to brew. My first batch was perfect. The fizz and bite are what I expected. The grains arrived in good condition. The instructions and what to expect while brewing are clear easy to follow. When I get the hang of this I plan to have lots of ginger beer on hand! I strongly recommend giving this a try. I just love it. I did add a slight change. I had planned to use boiled tap water for this and my water kefir. I used half cup of the boiled water to grind fresh organic ginger in blender. Strained and mixed sugars as recommended. When cooled, I followed this site directions. I love this ginger beer. I found bite perfect. My daughter thought it was a bit strong. That didn't stop her from drinking it! I'm going to have to keep some on hand for her too.

Alex J
Perfect GBP kit!

I love my GBP. It has so much spunkiness. So fizzy and active. I really love the flavors I'm getting out it. The kit works well too as I don't have a strainer or lid cover. Thank you so much! I hope to keep my GBP for years to come.