Brew-Safe Plastic Spigot for Kombucha Brewing Vessels
This high-quality, American made, economical, brew-safe plastic spigot for Kombucha Kamp Modern Porcelain Continuous Brewer is available in your choice of three colors.
Made from the same high-quality plastic used in the beer and wine industries as well as by many commercial Kombucha companies, this spigot includes a FREE Spigot Brush, which makes cleaning even easier!
- Made in the USA
- Fits 3/4″ opening, 16 thread 1″ inch long
- Equipped with 2 brew-safe washers and locking nut
- Made from PP5 Plastic – safe for brewing
- Choose from a variety of colors
- Removes completely for easy cleaning
- No glues, epoxies, or adhesives in assembly or attachment
- Includes FREE Spigot Brush for even easier cleaning
- Comes standard with all Modern Porcelain Continuous Brewers
- Also compatible with our Stainless Steel option.
Installing the Spigot
Prior to starting a new brew, it’s important to check the spigot for leaks. Attach the brew-safe plastic spigot to the vessel properly and then fill it with enough water so that the spigot is completely covered. Wait at least an hour, up to 24 hours, to check for any leaks in the assembly.
If there are leaks, no worries, just empty the vessel, unscrew the spigot, adjust the washers, and reattach. Usually flipping the washers helps fix any issues. Keep testing until no leaks occur.
Cleaning the Spigot
Sometimes yeast or bits of SCOBY may collect inside the spigot and clog up the flow. This is perfectly normal but can be frustrating. Rather than having to take the whole assembly apart every time this happens, simply dislodge them with the FREE spigot brush included with every KKamp spigot. If you did not order a spigot from Kombucha Kamp, you can try using a toothpick or something similar to dislodge the blockage.
When it is truly time to clean the spigot, or if it proves too difficult to remove a blockage, simply take the spigot apart and run under clean, hot water which should flush the items.
When unattached, it may also be easier to pick out any remaining yeast or SCOBY. If the brew molded, however, it is advised to use soap, or in extreme cases, even bleach, to remove any residue prior to restarting the Kombucha brew in the same vessel.
Why use a spigot when brewing Kombucha?
Spigots are certainly not required to make Kombucha at home, but they can make the process less messy and overall more convenient. Usually, this is accomplished via the Continous Brew method, which is popular with millions of homebrewers all over the world, as it makes delicious Kombucha more quickly and with less mess than Batch Brewing. Continuous Brewing, aka “CB,” works best in a larger vessel with that spigot attached.
However, some brewers choose to use a vessel with a spigot to make large batch brews rather than continuous brews by draining the vessel each time rather than leaving them partially full. This takes longer but especially if one only plans to brew every once in a while, this can be useful. Each brewer finds the style that fits their needs, but no matter what method is used a spigot will always make the process cleaner and easier.