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To grow Saccharomyces and Lactobacillus you need three things: Energy - This comes from sugars and oxygen Fat - This can be, to some extent, synthesized from carbohydrates (sugar) and oxygen Protein - This cannot be created using water, sugar, and citric acid. These things simply does not contain enough nitrogen, not to mention that only specific nitrogen ...


Simply put it tells you when the ginger beer is ready to drink. When you add the raisins they rise and fall but when the yeast has converted enough of the sugars the raisins float. You can also eat them. They are really tasty. Did not know this was a South African tradition.

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