From a 1 gallon jar of home brew kombucha to six 160z. bottles and 2 cups of starter brew, tonight I “bottled.” That’s me enamored with seeing the final product of my first brew.
What’d I do?
I started with this,
and with the help of some magic funnel action, I finished with this!
and then realized that I wanted more fizz in my brew, so I turned to this. It’s call double fermentation brew. Added a teaspoon of sugar to feed the yeast, to gain more fizz, to make me happy! Why the cooler? Over the next 2-3 days pressure will build while the kombucha is gaining fizz. The cooler ensures safety if one or more bottle tops burst off! It’s my own personal chemistry experiment.
Cycle of Life
First brew in the bag. Time for #2. The Mama SCOBY from Brew #1 produced a Baby SCOBY. With Baby SCOBY, I get to continue the cycle of life of kombucha. Here’s what that looks like:
And then what?
In 7-10 days, I’ll have 2 gallons of kombucha spread into 12 16oz. bottles and 4 cups of starter tea for brew #3!! And the cycle of kombucha life continues…
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See the progress of my first ever batch of home brew kombucha: