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HAPPY KOMBUCHA BLOG — Cleaning

How to clean without using harsh chemicals?

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How to clean without using harsh chemicals?

This is a question we get asked all the time when we state that we do not use harsh chemicals to clean (we do not believe they are good for the cultures and prefer to do things as naturally as possible and certain chemicals are banned by the Organic regulations anyway) so this week we have put a handy guide for you. 

How to clean without harmful chemicals

There are so many different areas around your home that need regular cleaning, many of us look for natural alternatives to commercial cleaners. Here we’ll share top tips for how to clean a mirror, kitchen surfaces and so much more without needing to use harsh chemicals..............

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Caring for your fermenter and stones

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Caring for your fermenter and stones

 How to care for your fermenter

Prevention is also better than cure so correct cleaning and storage of your crock and weights will make life easier. Here we tell you how to clean and store your crock for everday use and also how to clean if something goes wrong...... 

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How to sterilise jars

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How to sterilise jars

When fermenting it is important to ensure that your jars are nice and clean in order to avoid contamination, it is not vital that they are sterilised they simply need to be clean but as we get a lot of enquiries on how to sterilise we decided to do a blog on it.  Please be very careful when doing this as the jars will be HOT! The first process of sterilisation, regardless of which method you choose, is to check the jars or bottles thoroughly for damage such as cracks, breaks, and chips. If you find any of your jars or...

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Pennies in a bag to keep away flies!

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Pennies in a bag to keep away flies!

Anyone ferments knows the problems of fruit flies, they just love kombucha, kefir and fermenting vegetables. Covering your brew with a good tight weave cloth can help to keep the little critters out of your brew but how do you keep them away. Well.... It's crazy and we have absolutley no scientific evidence to back this up but we use this method and it works. That's all we can say. Place between 4 and 5 pennies in a bag of water (we like the zip lock bags as they are easier to seal but any clear plastic bag works). hang...

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