Our family really enjoys kombucha and, continuous brew kombucha is even better!
I keep 8+ gallons going at a time! Once the fermentation is complete, we keg it, put it on tap and have fresh fizzy kombucha available all the time!
Kombucha is so good for you! It is a delicious drink made from sweet tea and is slightly carbonated! Being full of probiotics, B vitamins and enzymes, it also tastes great. Like most things, making it at home costs pennies while in the store a bottle goes for $3 – $4! It all starts with a scoby (which you can find from my affiliate partner here).
I like it even better since I started the continuous brew method. Why? It is so much easier and makes better quality kombucha! Cleaning is done only when the spigot is plugged. The ecoystem established by the brewing process is not disturbed when starting a new batch and this gives a more consistent good quality kombucha.
I began making kombucha a couple of year ago using 1 gallon glass jars. With so many people drinking kombucha, the top of my refrigerator was quickly covered in jars! So, I began to research the kombucha continuous brew method and was all for anything that made for less work on my part! My first attempt, as detailed in Continuous Brew Kombucha Update shows how important it is to pick the right equipment to begin with! I finally have my system down and would never go back to 1 gallon jars again!
My friend, Jill, at Real Food Forager is having a Kombucha Challenge and I am excited to be participating. As part of this challenge, I am doing a tutorial with step-by-step instructions, including pictures of the how to’s of the continuous brew method. Come join me for more information on kombucha and the how to’s of the kombucha continuous brew method. Go to Guest Post: Continuous Brew Kombucha from Cultured Palate.
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