Ginger Kombucha Kit
9 hand-picked ingredients and supplies
Now you can make homemade ginger kombucha, just like the spicy and refreshing version you see in the store. With this all-in-one kit, it couldn't be easier to make this fermented treat. Just add staples from your pantry like cane sugar and distilled white vinegar. You'll have delicoius kombucha with a kick of flavor and probiotics!
How Much Can I Make With This Kit?
- Enough tea for your quart-sized activation batch and first 3 quart-sized batches of kombucha.
- Enough ginger for 4 to 10 bottles depending on how much ginger is used per bottle.
- A Kombucha SCOBY to use to brew kombucha indefinitely!
Hand-Picked Ingredients & Supplies
In This Kit:
Our Kombucha Tea Starter Culture (SCOBY) consists of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. When added to sweet tea and allowed to sit at room temperature for 7 to 30 days, it transforms the tea into a tart, probiotic rich drink with a carbonated zing! Transfer the SCOBY from one batch to another to make kombucha over and over and over again!
- Each box contains 1 SCOBY and 25 pH strips.
- Culturing Temperature: 68° - 85°F
- Culturing Time: 7 to 30 days per batch
- Usage: Use to make quart-sized batches, use to make larger batches after first few quart batches.
- Ingredients: Organic sugar, organic black tea, live active cultures.
- Allergen Information: Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy | Non-GMO | Gluten-free | Vegan
- Storage: Shelf stable. Freezer storage is not recommended.
- Care: With the proper care, this culture can be used indefinitely. Culture away from potential contaminants (trash cans, other foods, etc.) with correct ingredients and ratios.
Brewing kombucha requires real tea (camellia sinensis). We've found plain organic black tea works best, so we've included 8 bags of Organic Black Tea in the kit to get you through activating your SCOBY and 3 more quart-sized batches. Use 2 tea bags for each quart-sized batch. We recommend waiting to experiment with other teas until you've used up these 8 bags and have a reliably culturing SCOBY.
- 8 Organic Black Tea bags
- Contains caffeine
- Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
This fine-weave butter muslin makes a great jar cover, keeping away unwanted critters and protecting your kombucha as it cultures. Cut it to fit the size of your jar and re-use over and over with kombucha batches.
- 1 square yard (91 cm x 91 cm)
- 100% unbleached cotton
This stick-on thermometer makes it easy to keep an eye on the temperature of your kombucha and help you feel assured you are culturing at the right temperature. Just adhere to your glass jar and you're ready to go!
- Measures in both Fahrenheit and Celcius
- Range: 58° - 88°F (14° - 31°C)
- Material: Adhesive Tape: Double-Coated Adhesive Tape | Covering Film: Polyester 5 mil stock | Color Change Material: Non toxic mixture of liquid crystal esters
- Shelf Life: 12 months when stored at room temperature. Can last up to several years if stored and used in proper conditions such as being stored at room temp, kept away from UV light, and not exposed to moisture and solvents.
- Accuracy: - 30 to 59°C ±1°C | 60 to 89°C ±2°C | 90 to 120°C ±3°C | 75µ
Use this strainer to remove yeast strands from finished kombucha or flavorings from kombucha after it's been bottled.
- Country of Origin: Italy
- Materials: BPA-free PP plastic handle & nylon mesh strainer
- Care: Dishwasher safe
- Dimensions: 2.5 inches | Holds about 1/4 cup
Bottling kombucha is a great way to add extra fizz to your fermented drink, but sticky messes and shards of glass are not fun. That's why strong, sturdy bottles are so important for bottling. These swing-top bottles have a narrow neck that's ideal for withstanding the pressure that can build up from fermentation gases.
- Volume: 500 ml (16.9 oz.)
- Swing-top design creates an instant airtight seal
- Kit includes 2 bottles
This organic crystallized ginger adds a kick to finished kombucha. We include enough for you to make 4 to 10 bottles of Ginger Kombucha.
- 4 oz. bag
- Ingredients: Organic Ginger And Organic Raw Sugar
- Usage: Use 2 to 5 tsp. (minced) per bottle
Looking for a fizzy ginger treat? Adding extra sugar to your bottle before adding your finished kombucha gives the live cultures a little something extra to feast on. We include 6 packets in this kit. Use 1 per bottle or a little more for extra sweetness and fizz!
- Certified USDA Organic
- Fair Trade
- Evaporated Cane Juice
Label your culturing or bottled kombucha with these wooden mason jar tags to add a special touch! Write directly on them or paint with chalkboard paint to use them over and over again!
- Bag of 8 Tags
- Twine included
- Country of Origin: China
Glass Quart-Sized Jar, Organic Cane Sugar, Distilled White Vinegar, Water, Funnel for Bottling
Tips & Tricks:
THE JAR: We recommend using a glass jar for making homemade kombucha. You will need one large enough to hold one quart of liquid.
THE WATER: Kombucha cultures best with water that is as free from contaminants as possible. We suggest using water free from chlorine and fluoride. You can get this by:
(1) Filtering water at home (just check your filter to make sure it removes chlorines and fluorides)
(2) Purchasing bottled spring water in a jug from a grocery store (just check the label, make sure there aren't electrolytes or other additives in it)
WANT MORE INFO? Choosing Water for Making Kombucha
THE SUGAR: We recommend using organic white cane sugar for making homemade kombucha as this produces the most reliable results.
THE VINEGAR: Kombucha requires an acidic liquid to keep the SCOBY healthy and protected from unwanted bacteria. We recommend using white distilled vinegar to ensure an appropriately acidic environment. Other types of vinegar are not appropriate for beginning to make kombucha.
WANT MORE INFO? Choosing Ingredients for Making Kombucha
Watch our How-To Video to learn how to activate the kombucha SCOBY, step by step!
Watch our How-To Video to learn how to make regular batches of kombucha, step by step!
Two things to keep in mind when brewing homemade kombucha:
- The warmer the temperature, the faster your kombucha will culture
- The longer and/or faster your kombucha cultures, the less sweet and more vinegary it will become.
With this said, aim for letting your kombucha culture in an area that is 68°-85°F.
Let it culture the full 30 days for the activation batch. Regular batches should culture for 7 to 30 days, depending on how you like your kombucha to taste.
Before bottling your kombucha, you'll need to put together your Grolsch bottles and caps. Watch our How-To Video or learn from the directions and diagram below:
Put the cap (A) on the grolsch bottle and adjust it so that the two prongs (B) touch the bottle and the semicircular closure (C) points up. Push one prong into a hole (D) on the side of the bottle, and repeat with the other prong. To seal the bottle, push down hard on the closure (C).
You can check how bubbly your kombucha is by gently tipping your bottle. Do this after a day or so. If you see bubbles swarming to the top, burp your bottles every 24 hours or so to release some pressure. Moving the kombucha to the fridge will stop the fermentation, so wait until you see some bubbles when tilting the bottle to move it to the fridge.