Kombucha is a beloved beverage in the real food community, and today I’m exploring the hot topic: What’s the best way to brew kombucha? Many people automatically say continuous brew, hands-down. I’ve been brewing kombucha for many years now, and I’ve done both the batch brew method and the continuous brew. I’m sharing the pros and cons of each. Spoiler alert: One’s not always better for everyone, but depending on your circumstances, one method might be better for you.
Everything you need to know about this mythical, medicinal beverage. Home fermentation can be fun! For more delicious recipes, see the full AIP Recipe Archive.
This is one of my favorite home ferments. I always have a batch brewing, and I have a glass with dinner every night. Not only does it help me digest my meal, it’s delicious! This week, my fridge is stocked with the following flavors: Lemon Lavender, Raspberry Ginger, and Orange Turmeric. Your flavor options are almost endless.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage that people love in the paleo community, but as people pass SCOBYs from one friend to the next, they also pass along myths about what is and isn’t true about this probiotic beverage. How much sugar do you think remains at the end of fermentation? How about caffeine? How about alcohol? Do you think it’s rich in B vitamins? Diverse in probiotics? Is it healthy or not? In this article, I separate the myths from the truths.