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How To Make Kombucha At Home
Thank you for visiting. Below you will find a complete video guide teaching you how to make Kombucha,
including bottling Kombucha Tea, flavoring Kombucha and other tips.
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Peace & Love ~ The Kombucha Mamma
Making Kombucha At Home
Meet The Kombucha Culture &
Begin Making Your
Sweet Tea Solution
Learn how to make Kombucha at home by starting here!
Save time by starting with the Short Cut Kombucha Recipe, using just a quart of water to make our
tea and sugar sweet tea mixture. This will feed the culture and ferment into our mature Kombucha Tea.
Get a close up look at the Kombucha Culture, aka the Kombucha SCOBY,
or Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast.
Remove the SCOBY from your previous batch to a bowl and cover with at least 1 cup of liquid.
(This will be the starter tea for your next batch)
Adding The Sweet Tea &
to the Brewing Vessel
Your sweet tea is ready,
but not too hot for yeast and bacteria please!
Now that the tea has steeped for 5-10 minutes and the sugar is dissolved,
pour the hot mixture into your Kombucha brewing vessel of choice.
(*WARNING* Do not do this if your vessel is COLD. It will crack instantly!
Gradually warm your vessel under running water or wait for the mixture to cool first).
Top with filtered or bottled water until most of the vessel is full, then slip in the Kombucha culture or cultures
(no more than 2-3 SCOBYs recommended per batch or it will get sour quick).
Last but definitely not least, pour the starter liquid mature Kombucha Tea over the cultures
and surface of the brew for maximum protection.
If needed, you may add filtered vinegar (NO RAW VINEGAR) as additional starter liquid.
It won’t affect the taste but will make the brew progress more rapidly.
Bottling & Second Fermenting
A Funnel and Some Recycled Bottles Are All You Need!
Once you’ve set aside the SCOBYs and starter Kombucha Tea for the next batch,
the rest of the batch is ready to be bottled.
At this point, you can decide to flavor if you like, or simply bottle and store.
For flavorings, cut up your favorites into small pieces
and feed them right into the mouth of the bottle.
This will spark flavor as well as secondary fermentation or bottle conditioning, which leads to bubbles.
Place a funnel in the bottle neck and fill nearly to the top.
To increase carbonation, cap tightly and place in a dark area for 1-3 days,
burping occasionally to prevent explosions from built up CO, then move to fridge.
Otherwise, bottle and leave out or refrigerate based on your preference.
Flavoring & Mixing
Ideas for Flavoring Kombucha In Bottles & By Mixing!
Secondary fermenting for flavor is great fun. Pick up a bunch of new ideas in this video.
But also, mixing your Kombucha with water, juice or wine
are just a few other ways to enjoy the Booch!
Start a Kombucha
SCOBY Hotel Today
Your Kombucha Brewing Operation Insurance!
Having a SCOBY Hotel is crucial to the long term health of your brewing operation.
You never know when you might experience mold, have a brewing accident,
or simply need extra cultures for experimental kombucha brews or to pass on to friends.
Fortunately, it’s easy to do.
Fruit Fly Trap
A Simple Solution to a Pesky Problem!
Especially in summer, Fruit Flies (also known as vinegar flies)
cannot get enough of the sweet sour Kombucha.
If you have an outbreak in your kitchen, which can happen in about 30 seconds,
use Kombucha to trap them and clean up the place fast.