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Hannah Crum,
The Kombucha Mamma
Author, Master Brewer, KKamp Founder, Community Educator, Commercial Consultant, Trade Association President, and Kombucha Ambassador to the world.



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What people say

Kelsey of Brentwood, CA

...on Water Kefir Grains

“Love that these come fresh and not dried, so I can make kefir right away!”

Jen J. of Fergus Falls, MN

... on the USA Made Stoneware Complete Package

“I love this brewer! It is a beautiful addition to our kitchen, and it makes continuous brewing a snap! We are having a fun adventure brewing Kombucha ourselves, the only problem is keeping our little people out of it until it is ready (a problem I am happy to live with).”

Patience C. from Rhode Island

... on the Kickstarter Kombucha Kit from KKamp

“The kit was great… the scobys where very thick and healthy looking. Everything I needed to get brewing (except the vessel)… the support from Kombucha Kamp is fantastic, as is the forums on KomMunity. I was extremely happy with the kit.”

Rita P. from Minnesota

... on The Brew Now Kit

“The service is excellent, the SCOBY and starter tea made the best kombucha, and Hannah’s special tea blend is delicious.”

Edie from Charleston, SC

... on KKamp's Full Sized Kombucha Culture

“I am so happy to have found Kombucha Kamp. My SCOBY arrived super fast, and I love that it was a fresh one and I didn’t have to spend weeks rehydrating it.”

Bert Seager

... on Continuous Brew

“If you are thinking about brewing your own Kombucha – you need look no farther than this web site – and store. I live in Boston MA as far away from Hannah, the Kombucha Mamma, as you can get in the USA – yet I felt her support every step of the way.”

Jane Park

... on Continuous Brew

“I love seeing my CB kit…makes me feel like I am consciously caring for myself, which I am more convinced now than ever before that women need to do more of. My first batch was really simple, mostly due to really simply laid forth instructions.”

Alysia McDonough

... on Continuous Brew

“I love this continuous kombucha brewer. It is beyond awesome. All you have to do is make the tea and add it to the container and decant from the spigot and repeat. I don’t think it can get any easier.Also everyone loves my kombucha better than the store bought kind.”

Julie Akerman

... on Continuous Brew

“When I first started continuous brewing I was very nervous…but after getting the hang of it..I LOVE IT!!! I love that your brew is always ready to either drink right out of the spigot or to flavor for the second brewing process. The crock is beautiful sitting in my kitchen and there is virtually NO MESS!!!”

Sally Fallon

... on Continuous Brew

“I am set up with your continuous brew jug and making Kombucha again after many years. How much easier than the old method! Thanks for paving the way to getting us all making Kombucha in our kitchens again.”

Kelsey of Brentwood, CA
Jen J. of Fergus Falls, MN
Patience C. from Rhode Island
Rita P. from Minnesota
Edie from Charleston, SC
Bert Seager
Jane Park
Alysia McDonough
Julie Akerman
Sally Fallon

Why Kombucha Tea?

There are many reasons why people are choosing Kombucha (aka “KT”), whether they drink it occasionally or on a regular basis. The most important reasons to drink Kombucha tea are because it tastes good and it makes you feel good! KT is just a food, no more or less, and nothing on this website should be construed as medical advice (Full disclaimer here). Though it’s hardly a panacea, avid drinkers have reported a variety of Kombucha benefits including:

Helping the digestive tract – the combination of probiotics supplied to the gut and low pH to support stomach acidity, has led many people turn to KT (along with a nutritious diet) to help regulate their digestive systems. Also, Kombucha tea is known to kill the h. pylori bacteria on contact – the same bacteria linked to ulcers.

Liver detoxification – compounds found in KT may bond to and help excrete toxins from the liver. Studies have demonstrated that it may also help the body protect itself against environmental pollutants and even radiation!

Reducing cravings – because it is an adaptogen, Kombucha’s effects are varied. Many people drink it as pre-meal hunger control and even to reduce cravings. Others may find it helps settle an upset system and thereby boost appetite. Also, Kombucha tea is relatively low in sugar, especially when compared to commercially-available sodas, energy drinks, juices or even many tea drinks that can contribute to weight gain, which makes it a delicious and healthier beverage alternative.

Athlete support – some drinkers have even reported improved flexibility and fluidity of movement, including athletes who swear by the Booch as their post workout recovery drink. This could be because there are studies showing properly brewed Kombucha contains specific joint-healthy substances, or the precursors the body needs to make them, like Glucuronic acid, Chondroitin sulphate and Glucosamine, for example. Many say the hydration they experience from consuming Kombucha to replace fluids lost while exercising is far superior to commercial sports drinks or water.


Learn About Kombucha

Kombucha is fermented tea, an ancient elixir consumed for
hundreds or maybe thousands of years by civilizations all over the planet.
The most commonly attributed Kombucha Benefits include
better digestion, increased energy, and a clearer mind
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Why I Started KKamp…

My landlord loved the delicious free organic k-tea that came with our rent check each month. So did my neighbor, who enjoyed sipping the Booch after yoga class as it made her knees feel better. My husband was hooked. All of a sudden, I was struggling to keep up with the demand! It was time to educate!

 

An early “Kamp Photo” – that’s me in the apron! 🙂

That first “KKamp” was just for friends and family, but the word spread, and soon everyone wanted a mushroom! Kamp became a monthly endeavor by necessity! Since then I have taught thousands of homebrewers the Secrets I have learned. You receive just the right information you need to be successful.

Kombucha Culture Rant!!

Okay, how come this thing has so many names?!?! 😉 A Kombucha culture is a living thing (or at least it is home to many living things) that is put into sweet tea to ferment and convert it into Kombucha tea. It might be known as a Kombucha mushroom, Kombucha starter, Kombucha SCOBY, Kombucha Mother or even Kombucha Baby. But these are all the same thing!

Kombucha Mushroom is actually a misnomer, it’s not a mushroom at all but a pancake of cellulose that houses bacteria and yeast, which is where the term SCOBY comes from. The name of Kombucha Mushroom probably comes from a misinterpretation of the original Chinese name, but it has stuck, and now many people call it Kombucha Mushroom Tea. But how can a single Kombucha Mushroom be both a Kombucha Baby and Kombucha Mother? Well, aren’t humans both mother and baby at some point? Kombucha Mothers just have a shorter life span, that’s all. They are nearly Kombucha Babies and Kombucha Mothers at the same time. Maybe we should stick to calling them Kombucha Mushrooms! (just don’t call them Kombucha fungus please – even I have limits – lol) Okay, enough about the name, let’s find out how easy it is to make Kombucha Tea!


How To Make Kombucha At Home

This is the standard recipe for 1 gallon. Scale up or down depending on the size of your vessel.

Supplies

  • 1 cup organic sugar – you can use white sugar but make sure it says “cane sugar”
  • 4-6 bags tea – for loose leaf tea, 1 bag of tea = 1 tsp
  • 1 Kombucha SCOBY (Culture)
  • 1-2 cups starter liquid – retain from top of previous batch
  • Purified/bottled water – the amount depends upon the size of your brewing vessel
  • A tea kettle – or pot to boil the water
  • A brewing vessel – ceramic, glass, stainless steel or oak – you can use food grade plastic, but what with BPA’s, I prefer the others!
  • A cloth cover – NO CHEESECLOTH! The weave is too loose and will allow fruit flies in your brew
  • A rubber band

First Task: Make Your Sweet Tea Solution

This is the stuff that will feed your mother culture and turn into delicious Kombucha Tea:

  1. Boil 4 cups of water.
  2. Add hot water & tea bags to your chosen brewing vessel.
  3. Let steep for 10-20 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags.
  5. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
  6. Fill vessel about ¾ full with purified cold water – the cold water will bring the temp of the hot water to a level where it won’t kill the yeast (they thrive at lukewarm).
  7. If tea is body temperature or below, proceed to the next step. If not, wait until it cools before completing the next step.

Second Task: Add SCOBY & Starter Liquid


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