Kombucha Brew Guide

Kombucha Brew Guide

Give you taste buds a kick with some kombucha! Brewing kombucha at home is easy and fun. Grab one of our brew kits, follow the brew guide below, and check out our recipes to add some flavor to your very own brew.

GATHER INGREDIENTS

• SCOBY & starter liquid
• Tea kettle or pot
• 3 quarts purified water*
• 1 cup organic raw or pure cane sugar
• 4-5 bags or 4-5 tsp loose green or black tea
• Tightly woven cotton cloth cover**
• Rubber band
• pH Strips

* To dechlorinate water, allow to sit out 24 hrs uncovered or boil for 10 min.
** Cheesecloth is too loose and will allow fruit flies in to ruin your brew.

START THE BREW

Bring 4 cups purified water to a boil and steep tea bags for 5-10 min.

Remove tea bags, transfer tea to jar and stir in 1 cup of sugar to dissolve.

Add 8 cups of purified water and wait until brew is below 100˚ before proceeding.

Add in the contents of the SCOBY and starter liquid. Then cover the container with a tightly woven cloth and rubber band.

Place the container out of direct sunlight, in a well ventilated area that stays 65°-72°F for 7-21 days.

The longer you brew, the more tart the taste.

During fermentation, check pH using strips and make sure pH is between 2.5-3.5pH. Any swing outside of this may be a sign something is wrong. When in doubt, throw it out.

Transfer SCOBY and 1-2 cups of bucha to a smaller jar to save for future batches. Store out of direct sunlight, in a well ventilated area that stays 65°-72°F.

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