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Recommend Kombucha Products

by Susan Grey on January 28, 2020

SCOBY

A high quality, strong, organic SCOBY is an essential ingredient to brewing kombucha.
Few SCOBYs have the USDA Organic certificate. Therefore we have narrowed it down to our favourite.
The Fermentaholics Organic Kombucha SCOBY with Twelve Ounces of Starter Tea.
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Jun SCOBY

As Jun Tea is brewed using raw honey instead of can sugar, the SCOBY needs to be different from the typical one. 
Jun SCOBYs can feed directly on raw honey to ferment the batch. The range of Jun SCOBYs is often rather limited due to the special nature.
Our personal preferance is also produced by Fermentaholics:
The Fermentaholics Jun Kombucha Starter Culture - USDA Certified Organic Jun SCOBY & Starter Tea.
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Black Tea

The Ying Yang Blend is the perfect choice for brewing kombucha tea. It contains both white and black tea for getting the best tasting blend.
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Green Tea

Super Green is our green tea of choice for brewing kombucha. For its tastes, purported health benefits and energy boosting properties.
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Blended Tea

Blends of tea are difficult to produce yourself. When blending teas for kombucha it's important to not create a blend that contains natural oils or other ingredients which can spoil your batch.
Therefore we would recommend Get Kombucha's blend which has many positive reviews and feedback. Also tastes great!
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Sugar

Raw, USDA Organic, Non-GMO Cane Sugar, is the recommend sugar of choice for your ferment.
Kombucha is often drank for its health benefits so choosing the highest quality ingredients is paramount.
Anothony's Organic Cane Sugar is what we would recommend.
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Raw Honey

Jun Kombucha uses a Jun SCOBY and Raw Honey to create a unique blend. Choosing the right honey can be confusing.
Whilst we would always suggest locally sourced organic raw honey if you're looking to order it online this is what we would recommend:
Nature Nate's Raw And Unfiltered Honey which comes from Texas.
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White Vinegar

If the pH of your brew is too high, even after adding your starter tea, you'll need to add some white vinegar to reduce it. 
White vinegar will not alter your brew's taste too much but will reduce your pH.
We would recommend to use the same vinegar as when pickling: Lucy's Family All Natural Distilled Vinegar 5%. This 1 gallon jug will last a long time!
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1 Gallon Jar

We would recommend only buying USA Glass Jar. By buying USA made you can ensure better quality. 
Buying 2 jars is essential to brewing, allowing for greater versatility, a SCOBY Hotel, 2 brews or more experimenting!
This set comes complete with 2 muslin cloths and elastic bands to secure your brew.
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1/2 Gallon Jar

Although primarily designed for canning we would always recommend Ball Canning Jars. They're high quality and great value for money.
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Kombucha Crock

Ideal for continuous brewing, and large batches of 'bucha.
This high quality porcelain dispenser with wooden stand not only looks great on your countertop - it's also perfect to grab a glass to go.
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Kombucha Starter Kit

A simple kit with all of the ingredients included is ideal for the beginner. This Kombucha Starter Kit includes all of the ingredients, equipment and recipes, with a great price point to start at too.
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16oz Bottles

A hinge bottle is the absolute best option for home brewers. They're air tight, easy to secure and can put them in your bag and drink during the day.
These bottles come with stickers, no more confusion and surprises when drinking!
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8oz Bottles

If you're looking for a smaller drink or to experiment with more flavors then the 8oz variation is for you.
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Heating Mat

Living in a cold climate or during winter it can be frustrating to brew kombucha. A heating mat is the perfect solution to keep your mat within that critical brewing range.
We would recommend The Kombucha Shop's Heating Mat. Easy to secure and coming with a heat controller too.
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Thermometer

An accurate stick on thermometer is essential to brewing a batch. Being able to check on the brew, quickly and adjust accordingly is necessary.
Finding a good crystal stick on thermometer is difficult. Most may be low quality and not helpful at all!
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pH Testing Strips

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Keeping your batch within the critical pH range is not only necessary to achieve a great tasting brew but also to be safe for human consumption.
Kombucha Chemistry have designed a testing kit specifically for kombucha. The pH reading is between 0-6 only and color indicators vivid too.
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Kombucha Brewing Book

Without a doubt the most comprehensive Kombucha book on the market. The Big Book Of Kombucha has been read by thousands, both new brewers and experienced alike.
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Kombucha Log Book

A logbook is great for recording your new brews, tracking your experiments, SCOBY Hotels and continuous batches.
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