Yields 1 Scoby in 7-14 days
In this video I share with you an Easy Beginners Guide to Making A Kombucha Scoby. After watching this video & viewing the written recipe directions at my website you will be immediately ready to Make a Kombucha Scoby At Home with success. It is easy and this video won’t let you fail, I promise!
Kombucha tea has become so popular because of the combination of the huge health benefits plus the incredible flavors. Kombucha can replace that amazing FIZZ of sodas that people love but without any guilt. Nothing better than a cold fizzy Kombucha on a hot summer day. Now visualize the most amazing flavor of Kombucha that you’ve had and imagine you can make your own that taste 200% even better. Yes, you can! Once you make your own home brewed Kombucha you will never go back to store bought. And with the price of one Kombucha who can afford to drink a Kombucha a day to keep the doctor away? But by making your own you can drink till your heart’s delight, while you reap all the health benefits of this fermented tea. Be sure to watch my video on The Health Benefits of Kombucha. Enjoy & hurry up & make your own Scoby & get brewing your very first batch of this incredible healthy drink!
Boil kettle & pour water into a bowl or bring water to an almost boil in pan on the stove & then turn off the stove.
Add the 3 tea bags to hot water.
Add the cane sugar.
Stir to make sure the sugar is dissolved.
Steep for at least10 minutes.
Let sit until room temperature. (65-78F is perfect)
Once it is cooled to room temperature, add the 4 cups of the now sweetened tea mixture into your clean brewing jar.
Add the 2 cups of GT’s Original Kombucha to this cooled tea mixture & stir.
Cover with linen cloth & secure tightly with rubber band. (Do not use a cheese cloth as fibers drop inside the tea and flies can still get inside this material).
Set aside in a place that is ideally 65-75F in temperature.
In 7-10 days you will see a thin film forming on the top. Keep going till you get a thick Scoby.
Day 7-10… Congratulations you now have your first Scoby! Next let me teach you how to store & feed your Scoby.
Now that you succeeded in making your very own FIRST Scoby from scratch you are ready to brew up your very own batch of Kombucha & create some incredible flavors that are filled with tremendous health benefits. See my next video for that:
Always make sure to store your Scoby in a combo of fermented tea + freshly made sweetened tea, which feeds the Scoby while it is being stored. The best ratio for storage is 10-20% of fermented tea + 80-90% of freshly made sweetened tea.
Note: Guesstimating this is totally fine, perfection not needed!
There are 2 ways to store your Scoby:
Small glass container option:
Keep the Scoby in a small glass container with a lid. Again be sure it is cover the Scoby with the fermented tea/ freshly made sweetened tea combo mixture. Store in fridge until ready to use. If it will be longer than a couple weeks you may need to discard some of the tea mixture and add more sweetened tea to feed it.
Scoby Hotel Storage option:
You can also keep the Scoby in the gallon jar that you just used to grow your Scoby. This can be your “Scoby Hotel”. Again, be sure to keep covered with the tea mixture in the right ratio so that your Scobies can have enough food to eat to stay alive. Always taste your tea & once it begins to taste a bit like vinegar, dump out some tea and add more freshly made sweeter tea at the right ratio & you are good to go for likely another week or so depends on the temperature. Also, you may add many Scobies to your Scoby hotel but once you are ready to to discard them use them as compost by cutting them up and putting them in your garden. There are many cool ways to use your Scobies. I will make a video on that!