Thanks for your reply.
I've put the bug into a different jar, and the lid is on loosely. It does seem very tired (it didn't get off to a good start!), but I'm hoping it will pick up; I started feeding it yesterday.…"
"It's been a few months since I last wrote; thought I'd let you know how my ginger beer turned out.
First of all, when I bottled it, I put it in plastic mineral water bottles (2 litres). This way I avoided the problem of the bottles…"
"Thanks everyone for your replies. I haven't added any more sultanas, but most of them seem to have ended up in the half of the original plant that I recycled!
As Kate suggested, however, I have been keeping the plant in an air-tight (screw-top)…"
"So glad you posted this recipe, Kate, as I'm sure it's the same one my nana used to make when I was growing up in Tasmania (I remember using her recipe and getting a plant going myself years ago; she used to put a sultana in each bottle as…"