Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Kombucha 2nd Ferment: Flavoring & Carbonating

So you have tasted your kombucha and it is the right amount of tart and the right amount of sweet for you. What's next? Flavoring & carbonating. My kombucha first ferment is usually done in about 7 days but your time will vary depending on your climate & temperature in your house as well as your personal tastes. Here are the steps I use:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly and sanitize all your bottles & utensils. Remove your SCOBY and place in a sterilized bowl. 
  2. Stir your kombucha to evenly distribute all the yeasty bits.
  3. Pour Into grolsch style flip top bottles. You want to use strong bottles that can withstand carbonation. Do not use dollar store type bottles. Fill to the below the neck. 
  4. Add your fruit of choice. I have used raspberries, pineapple, blueberries, mango - the possibilities are endless. 
  5. You want enough headspace so that your liquid level is about mid neck. If you fill too full you risk the bottles blowing.
  6. Leave on the counter or in your pantry for another few days. You will want to taste it after 2-3 days. If it tastes good to you- tart but yet sweet - and is carbonated to your satisfaction, its time to refrigerate.
  7. Place bottles in the refrigerator and they are ready to drink!

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