Accidentally put hot water with Ginger bug, what to do

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Accidentally put hot water with Ginger bug, what to do

Postby onnaj on Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:07 pm

Hi,
I was making another Ginger beer again, but I wasn't sharp at all. So I did put my Ginger bug in the bottle and poured the hot water on it :-(
I did put the bottle in the freezer as soon as I discovered my fault but I think the bug will be killed already. What do you think? Is there a chance of survival? Should I just leave it all in the bottle and wait or might this give problems?
I'm not a throw-away-person while we spoil enough on this planet already.

I happily saved a bit of my bug and gave it some extra sugar and Ginger (with a little bit of fresh turmeric) so I'll be able to make new beer or whatever soon anyway.
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Re: Accidentally put hot water with Ginger bug, what to do

Postby Christopher Weeks on Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 pm

If it wasn't too hot, it might survive.

If not, keep it cold until your next bug is thriving and just re-culture it.
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