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How to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha At Home

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How to Make Continuous Brewing Kombucha at Home

Recipe by Kelsey ByeCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • 4000 mL water

  • 200 grams sugar

  • 4-6 black tea bags

  • 1 large or a few small kombucha SCOBYs

  • 1-2 gallon glass jar with spigot

  • Cloth covering


  • Wash your fermentation equipment well. Gather all your ingredients. Start boiling about 3 liters of water in a large pot. Also, boil 1 liter of water separately.
  • Set your scale on a flat surface and set it to weigh in grams. Place bowl on scale and tare/zero the scale. Measure 200 grams of sugar. 
  • Mix sugar with 3 liters of boiling water.
  • Mix tea bags with 1 liter of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes.
  • Combine tea concentrate with sugar water. Let sit until the liquid cools to room temperature.

  • Once the mixture is cooled, pour it into the large dispenser with a spigot. (be sure to check and make sure the spigot is properly sealed and closed before pouring in the mixture).
  • Add the kombucha SCOBY(s) and allow to ferment for 5 to 7 days.
  • At this point you can refrigerate and enjoy a “still” kombucha or you can move to secondary fermentation to add additional flavors and carbonation. To do this, transfer liquid into pressure-safe swing top bottles, add pasteurized fruit juice and ferment for 3-5 days at room temperature. The final result will be a slightly fizzy kombucha. Refrigerate bottles and enjoy cold!

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