Organic Kombucha

Kombucha Tea, Cultures, Benefits and Hazards

The difference between buying kombucha in the store and brewing your own kombucha February 3, 2009

I can break down the difference between store bought kombucha and brewing your own kombucha pretty easily:

Probably the biggest thing is price. I’ll put it this way, if you buy a bottle a day, let’s say you have 30 bottles a month, 360-365 bottles a year at 5 bucks a bottle. That comes out to 1,825 dollars a year on kombucha tea alone! So much for that new computer you were planning on buying…BUT if you brew your own bottles it comes out to literally pennies per serving, there is the money that goes into buying a kombucha brewing system but after a month of not buying kombucha bottles at the store it has literally paid for itself.

CONTROL THE SUGAR, (kombucha good for diabetics)
You can control the amount of sugar your kombucha has. Most commercially brewed kombucha you buy at the store is loaded with sugar so unfortunately diabetics can’t enjoy the other benefits of kombucha. To control the amount of sugar simply brew longer and your kombucha will “digest the sugar” if you will. This process also allows you to control the fizzyness, some people like it super fizzy, some don’t, simply let it ferment longer for more fizzy kombucha.

Some people are really sensitive to caffeine so the idea of store bought kombucha isnt really a good idea. BUT!!! When your brew your own kombucha you can use non caffeinated tea such as honeybush and rooibos for kombucha brewing. You can check out the entire selection of teas approved for kombucha brewing


Trouble Shooting: Spewin Brewer November 21, 2007

So, sometimes you may have little difficulties. It’s natural, just like Kombucha. So, when I first got my GORGEOUS new brewer, i did everything jusssst as I should have, but when I got up the next day, i noticed leaking. LOTS of it.

What did I do? I called Dave. Guess what? I didn’t need too.


9.99 times out of 10, a leaky brewer is due to owner malfunction, not product malfunction. You must must must must MUSSSST put the spigot and washers on as TIGHT as possible. When you have it that tight, tighten it some more. it’s much better to tighten the heck out of it before you brew, or as I did, you’ll end up with:

1. a big ol’ mess

2. troubleshooting/blame session, and

3. a very wet hand.


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