Quick Start Guide: How to Make Kombucha
Want more in-depth guides? Here are 4 overviews that'll guide you through the process.
If you've just received a SCOBY and aren't quite ready to brew with it, check out my video here with tips on what to do until you're ready to get brewing.
Below, you'll also find a link to read my tips on building your own kombucha starter kit. (That way, you don't have to pay a company to assemble it for you!) Also check out my post on top mistakes homebrewers make so you can avoid them before you even get started.
Guide to Homemade Kombucha -
Step 1: First Fermentation
This is a step-by-step guide to brewing a gallon of kombucha. Think of this as your basic kombucha "recipe."
You'll learn about what how to brew a batch of kombucha and get it fermenting properly.
When is Kombucha is Ready to Drink/Bottle?
How to tell when your first fermentation cycle is complete.
Guide to Second Fermentation, Flavoring & Bottling
How to flavor your kombucha and make it fizzy!
What to expect during 1st fermentation
Once you've brewed a batch of kombucha, you'll need to wait for it to complete its fermentation cycle. It typically takes around a week (or longer) to finish 1st fermenting.
Waiting is the hardest part! And there's a lot happening to your brew during this time. If you're curious or anxious about what to expect, here's what to look out for.
How to tell when your 1st ferment is done + ready to bottle
Before you can flavor your kombucha, and before you can bottle it up to make it fizzy, you'll need to wait for it to fully mature or finish its first fermentation cycle.
This guide will let you know how to tell when your
kombucha is ready to drink.