Picture Tutorial of Kombucha Home Brew

Here is how I do my kombucha. I don’t really have a recipe, but this is what I do each time, this is for the first fermentation. Once this is done and I start the second fermentation I will make a post about that.


I add 4 cups of tap water into a pot, i use tap but you can use filtered


Bring it to a good boil and add like 5-6 organic black tea bags (other people use other ones this is just what i use)


I shut the burner off and let it brew for 6-8 minutes

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I give it a few good stirs


I use this sugar




pour 1 cup into the tea and stir it really well, it needs to be dissolved completely


I pour the tea into a gallon glass container, NOT plastic, not metal, nothing metal should touch the scoby or the tea the scabby will touch


I fill the container 3/4 the way full with cold filtered water


leave enough room at the top for the scoby and the starter tea

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Add the scoby


add the starter tea (about a cup or so )


Cover with an old t-shirt, coffee filter or fabric, secure tightly with a rubber band.


I let it is for like 8-12 days, but really just use a plastic straw, stick it below the scoby and taste it, when its as tart as you want or sweet as you want it is done.

Stay tuned for the second ferment tutorial!!





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