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Discover more about non-alcoholic fermentation beverages including water kefir, sodas, kombucha, lemonades, and vinegar related drink recipes.

Feed Your Gut Microbiota

By Caitlin Wilson

Digest the latest scientific evidence for why we should keep eating fermented foods as a means to support the amazingly complex functions of our gut flora.

Easy Ferments to Make Right Now Part 1 Beet Kvass

By Laura Poe, RD

Stuck at home? Add some effervescence in your life by fermenting a batch of delicious Beet Kvass using this beginner friendly recipe.

Connecting Large & Microscopic Environments

by Jean Denney and Caitlin Wilson

A Q&A session with Dr. Zach Bush reveals the truth about current health concerns at the intersections of human biome, microbiota, food, and farming.

The Great Molasses Flood: A Crisis of Fermentation?

By Lydia Noyes

A sticky wave of sweetener flooded Boston’s North End, carrying with it a hidden cause behind the catastrophe.


All About Vinegar

By Bettina Malle and Helge Schmickl  Disas

Although you can make accidental vinegar by leaving a bottle of wine open too long, most vinegar-making is carefully managed for precise results.

My First Kombucha

By Jean Denney

Making this fermented tea is an easy first step to begin your fermentation journey. It’s made even easier with a kit from an expert.

Ginger Beer Recipe

by Meg Thompson

Learn how to turn your ginger bug starter into a fizzy ginger beer, perfect for making cocktails or drinking by itself.

Ginger Bug Recipe

By Ann Accetta-Scott

Begin your journey into homemade soda making with a ginger bug starter.

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