Making smaller, quart-sized batches when first brewing kombucha at home can help keep your SCOBY healthy. But what happens when you want to make larger batches of kombucha on a regular basis?
Introducing the Kombucha Brewing Jar from Mortier Pilon. Designed specifically for continuous kombucha brewing, this crock’s features make it easy to make and store kombucha all in the same jar. Its features include:
- Glass jar that holds up to 5 liters or 1.3 gallons of liquid.
- Spigot for easy dispensing.
- Specially designed lid with cloth filter to allow airflow in both directions.
- Need help keeping track of brewing time? Use the lid with re-writable label to mark your start dates
- Holds: 5 liters or 1.32 gallons of liquid
- Material: Jar made of 100% glass; Outside of the crock made of non-reactive, BPA-free PP plastic
- Care: Do NOT place in dishwasher. Sterilize with vinegar and luke warm water. Do not use with boiling water to avoid thermal shock.
- Country of Origin: Manufactured in China and assembled in Canada Box
- Box Dimensions: 9.2” x 9.2” x 13.8”
How to Make Kombucha with a Continuous Brew Kombucha Jar
- Prep container for brewing by rinsing it with warm water and mild soap. (avoid antibacterial soap.) You can also rinse it with distilled white vinegar. Let it dry.
- Prepare sweet tea mixture in a separate container using ratios below.
- Let tea cool to room temperature and pour it into the brewing container. You’ll need to leave enough space to add starter tea and the SCOBY.
- Add the starter tea and SCOBY.
- Cover with the lid and use the included pencil to mark the date on the lid’s rewritable label.
- Let culture at 68-85°F, out of direct sunlight, for 7-30 days, or to taste. (The longer the kombucha ferments, the less sweet and more vinegary it will taste.)
- Drain kombucha out of the spigot as you want to drink it throughout the week, then add more sweet tea at the end of the week OR remove and bottle all but 20% of kombucha at once, then add new sweet tea when you are ready to start brewing again.
Kombucha Ingredient Ratios
- One-Quart Batch: 1½ teaspoon loose tea OR 2 tea bags | ¼ cup sugar | 2-3 cups water | ½ cup starter tea or vinegar
- Half-Gallon Batch: 1 tablespoon loose tea OR 4 tea bags | ½ cup sugar | 6-7 cups water | 1 cup starter tea or vinegar
- Gallon Batch: 2 tablespoons loose tea OR 8 tea bags | 1 cup sugar | 13-14 cups water | 2 cups starter tea or vinegar
CLEANING & STERILIZING YOUR MORTIER PILON PRODUCT
The recommended method for cleaning and sterilizing is the same for all Mortier Pilon Fermentation Crocks, Brewing Jars and Canning Jars:
- DO NOT use boiling water or very hot water and DO NOT put in the dishwasher.
- Start by rinsing the inside of your Crock or Jar with lukewarm water from the tap.
- Add in a bit of distilled white vinegar and shake so the vinegar gets all over the inner wall of the Crock or Jar.
- Turn the Crock or Jar upside down above the sink to get rid of any excess vinegar. You do not need to rinse the remaining vinegar off as it promotes the growth of good bacteria.
- Should you need to clean the outside of the Crock or Jar, use a damp piece of cloth or paper towel.
- Please note all utensils and accessories coming into contact with the food before and during fermentation should undergo the Cleaning & Sterilizing process outlined above.
- This includes the Mortier Pilon ceramic weight if using, along with any utensil used to stir the preparation