Kombucha Home-Brewing 101

Kombucha, a fermented beverage made from tea, is good for your gut, aids digestion and is full of good bacteria and probiotics. Studies show it promotes disease prevention, protects your lungs, helps manage diabetes and may even improve mental health! This makes kombucha a winning VIBE LIFE beverage to enjoy any time of day.

We’ve paired up with master ‘Booch extraordinaire, Kristin Zerbin, of Vancouver’s own Hoochy Booch to bring you your VIBE recipe of the week! Enjoy making the recipe at home, or for an easier home-brewing experience, purchase a starter kit from Hoochy Booch. The starter kit includes everything you need to get going (jars, tea, starter scooby), and VIBERS can enjoy $10 off their kit with the code: VIBELIFE. To claim your offer, send an email to thefolks@hoochybooch.com and mention the code with your order. This offer is valid through to April 12th 2018.

How to Brew Your Own ‘Booch: 2 L Jar Batch Recipe

Supplies:

• 1 POT TO BOIL WATER
• 6 CUPS [TOTAL] FILTERED WATER
• 2 TEABAGS or 2TSP LOOSE LEAF TEA BLACK or GREEN. [1 tea bag from the kit]
• 1/2 CUP SUGAR [1 bag from the kit]
• 1/2 CUP STARTER TEA [inside bag with SCOBY]
• 1 SCOBY
• 2 LITRE CLEAN GLASS BREWING JAR
•BREATHABLE LID & RUBBER BAND

Let’s Get Brewing:

1. IN POT, BOIL 2 CUPS WATER
2. ADD TEA. PLACE LID ON. STEEP 5-8 MINS
3. REMOVE TEA BAGS & DISCARD
4. ADD SUGAR. STIR UNTIL DISSOLVED
5. ADD 4 CUPS COLD WATER
6. COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE
7. ONCE COOLED, POUR INTO CLEAN GLASS BREWING JAR
8. POUR IN 1/2CUP STARTER TEA [THE LIQUID FROM THE BAG]
9. WITH CLEAN HANDS, GENTLY ADD SCOBY
10. COVER WITH BREATHABLE CLOTH. SEAL TIGHT WITH RUBBER-BAND
11. NAME & DATE YOUR BREW
12. PLACE JAR IN WARM, DARK CLOSET
13. CHECK IN 10 DAYS

 http://hoochybooch.com/kombucha-starter-kit/

 

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