Toasted Oak Barrel Supplies

Why Choose an Oak Barrel for Brewing Kombucha?

Not only are oak barrels popular for brewing other drinks like wine and beer, they’re also popular for brewing Kombucha due to the unique flavor it imparts in the finished product. It’s hard to describe the flavor but many people say that it adds a mellow, ”woodsy”, flavor to Kombucha tea that has been compared to the rich, oaky flavor found in Chardonnay. In addition to adding a unique flavor to Kombucha, the oak also adds tannins (much like tea) which help to nourish the Kombucha culture.

Not only do these oak barrels provide a unique flavor to your Kombucha tea, its rustic charm will make it as much of a joy to the eye as it is to taste buds. Some people even prefer the taste from oak-brewed Kombucha over other types of Kombucha flavors. If you aren’t keen on adding fruit flavorings to your Kombucha but want to try something different, a toasted oak barrel is definitely the way to go.

In addition to free shipping with our oak brewing vessels, we also offer continuous brew packages for even greater savings.  Each package is assembled according to your brewing needs. For basic brewing, our No Frills package comes with all of the things you need to get started. Our Deluxe package is a great choice for new brewers who are looking for extended support, including a phone consultation with Hannah Crum, the Kombucha Mamma!

Things You Might Not Know About Oak Barrels

  • Barrels have been used for storing and aging liquids such as wine, beer, oil, vinegar, and spirits for thousands of years
  • Wooden barrels are also used in the process of brewing non-beverage liquids like balsamic vinegar and tabasco sauce
  • It is believed that oak barrels were first built by the Celts around 300 B.C.
  • The three most common types of oak that is used for brewing beverages are common French Oak (Quercus robur), White Oak (Quercus petraea) and American White Oak (Quercus alba)
  • Oak barrels are traditionally used in the brewing of distilled spirits like sherry, brandy, whiskey and cognac