So, you have decide that you like the idea of making kombucha at home, but not sure exactly what you'll need.
Good news! Making kombucha at home requires only two, very simple supplies: a brewing vessel and cover. It's that simple!
There are a few other supplies that can come in handy for brewing, but aside from these two items, everything else is optional. Keep in mind the below tips when picking out a container and cover and you'll be ready to make homemade kombucha in no time.
Material Options: What to Use...
Kefir is quick and easy to make! Read our guide to learn more......
- You need at least one Teaspoon of milk kefir grains
- Place about 1 teaspoon of grains into a jar.
- Pour in your chosen milk (250ml)
- Place the lid on, or cover with a cloth and a rubber band.
- Let your jar sit at room temperature away from direct sunlight for 24-48 hours
- Strain finished kefir into a jar through a nonmetallic, fine-mesh strainer.
- Place grains into a new jar or vessel and cover in milk.
Compared to other starter cultures such as yogurt, a sourdough starter is fairly easy to maintain and surprisingly difficult to kill completely. However, there are some conditions that are ideal for sourdough starter, in order to keep it as healthy as possible, here we help you keep yours in tip top condition.
What basic conditions are needed? - (well this is basically the same as all cultures)
- A nice warm temperature-
A sluggish sourdough starter likely just needs a boost in temperature to get things going.
Remember: Sourdough starter performs best...
Once you have been brewing with your continuous brew for a while your top scoby will start to get quite big and will need to be trimmed. You might have noticed that your brew is getting very sour very quickly. This is a sign that your scoby might be too big.
So how do you actually trim the scoby?
A few points to consider first?
- Contamination is always a risk as soon as the scoby is out of its brew. Always ensure that everything the scoby is going to come into contact with is clean and well rinsed.
Soft cheese is so incredibly easy to make either just with milk, or with kefir or by using a kit. Its generally quick, easy and tasty. Home made cheese however does not need to be plain or boring. Liven up your soft cheese and you can make an amazing party treat, a delicious appetizer, and even a rich dessert. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
HERBED SOFT CHEESE DIP
Start with a simple soft cheese, you can either make one with one of the kits we sell or make a...