Category Archives: Homemade Kombucha

Kombucha, Plastics & Recycling

Yep - even the pouches we use you seal your SCOBY are recyclable! Responsible Packaging Sometimes we get asked about the plastic that your SCOBY comes packaged in. We hate single use plastic, and have searched far and wide to find a compostable alternative or at least a bioplastic that can be used with a vacuum sealing machine. Unfortunately, this product does not exist yet. The team at Homemade Kombucha Co. goes to great lengths to minimise the amount of waste we produce. All of our packaging that we use…

My Kombucha Brew Is Taking Forever!

In cold temperatures the formation of a new SCOBY takes much longer - leaving your brew vulnerable to contamination. The baby SCOBY forming on the surface of this brew is over two weeks old - normally your whole brew should be ready in that amount of time! The two keys to a great kombucha are quality starting ingredients and the right brewing environment. Apart from keeping everything clean and free from contaminants, temperature is probably the most important environmental factor for brewing kombucha. Kombucha will brew easily between 20-30°C. At…

How to choose the right Kombucha Kit for you

For a beginner kombucha brewer it can be tricky when you are trying to choose the right kombucha kit. The team at Homemade Kombucha Co. has put together this guide to help you figure out what is most important to you - and get your lifetime supply of homemade kombucha brewing along nicely. What is the most important to you? I want the cheapest option possible Price is my number 1 priority. Your best bet is: 2L Kombucha Kit (no jar) - Black Tea The 2L no jar kits are…

The real cost of drinking Kombucha – and how much you will save with a homemade brew!

Buying a homemade kombucha starter kit is actually a great investment - not only for a lifetime supply of probiotics or being able to have tasty kombucha whenever you want, but it will literally save you money. People who regularly drink commercial kombucha are missing out - once you’ve tasted homemade kombucha you don’t go back! The commercial products sacrifice flavour and quality of ingredients for stability on the store shelf and large profit margins. You may have already read our article that looks at some of the major kombucha…

Help! My Kombucha tastes like vinegar.

It is common for the first time kombucha brewer to end up a little disappointed with their efforts when their brew tastes strong and vinegary. Honestly, this happens to nearly everyone when they first start - and it can even happen to experienced brewers who experiment and stray a bit too far from their proven kombucha formula. There are three main causes for kombucha tasting like vinegar: Wrong Sugar Heat Brewed Too Long This article will run through these problems and how to deal with them for future brews so…

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What to know before starting your own Homemade Kombucha

Kombucha is an ancient, probiotic beverage that has been enjoyed for generations. Over the last few years, kombucha has made a comeback for those seeking a tasty, low sugar probiotic drink. Whilst delicious, regularly buying premade kombucha can be an expensive exercise which is leading more and more people to start brewing kombucha at home themselves. Before starting your own homemade kombucha brew – make sure you know these things: The Quality Of The Kombucha Depends On The Quality Of Your Ingredients The SCOBY required to brew your homemade kombucha…