Monthly Archives: November 2015
It can be tough to know just what to get for your BFF (best fermenting friend). Let us help you with some tried-and-true gifts that are sure to add some joy to this holiday season. Selected based on ordering history, here is our Kombucha Holiday Gift Guide 2015:
For the Kombrewster just starting out:
This combo will gift the new brewer with everything they need to brew, bottle and start experimenting with flavors. A 1 gallon ceramic crock with its organic cloth cover will not only look great, but it will fit in a kitchen of any size. Enough ingredients for 4 rounds of ‘buch will get them through until Valentine’s Day. Share the wealth of kombucha with your loved ones.
For the Kombrewmaster already established in their practice:
Kombucha is wonderful. Did you know it is also the base for a sophisticated, sulfite-free wine? This season, give your favorite kombuchasseur the gift of a Kombucha Wine Kit and bring in the new year with added style! Comes with everything some one who is already brewing ‘buch will need to complete the wine ferment.
For the Fermentation Enthusiast:
This is the ultimate setup for the home fermenter. Use it with the organic cotton cover to brew fabulous ‘buch. In between batches of kombucha, fill it with cabbage and salt or ingredients for your favorite kimchi recipe, weigh them down with the weights, cover it with the lid and put your crock to work overtime!
It's the best time of the year...
Now through Monday at midnight take advantage of our Kombucha Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale and give the gift of fermentation.
15% off everything in the entire store 20% off if you spend $150 or more 25% off if you spend $250 or more
Discount applied at checkout.
Heat mats are back, and better than ever!
As many of our customers know, heat mats have been out of stock for a while. Our original 1-gallon heat mats were made in China, one of the last of our items made outside the US. As practical and affordable as they were, they very often did not last long. In our search for quality American-made heat mats, we found a small company in West Wareham, MA. They not only produce exactly what we are looking for, but do so at a very reasonable price.
Let us introduce you to the new mats:
Kombucha Heat Mat, Small - This 12 by 4 inch mat is designed for a 1/2- or 1-gallon glass jar. With the option to add another foot of length to the mat, you can heat an additional vessel when you place the jars on top. Pictured above.
Kombucha Heat Mat, Large - This 12 by 6 inch mat is designed for a larger brewing vessel, perfect for a 1-gallon crock. With the option to add 1 foot of length, it is perfect for a 2-gallon or 3-gallon crock; with 2 extra feet, it is perfect for a 5-gallon crock.
Each mat can effectively raise the temperature of your brew by 10°F. By insulating the outside of the mat with a towel, you can increase the temperature by 5-10°F.
Heating will be essential to your brews this winter, so make sure you've got a heat mat to keep your brew warm!
SCOBY. Culture. Mother. Mushroom. Many are the names we call our beloved masses of chewy, rubbery kombucha colonies.
We get asked frequently, though: How do you say kombucha? It's an appropriated term that would actually classically refer to seaweed (kombu) tea (cha), so we can get pretty close to an agreeable method of pronouncing the name of our beloved beverage.
kom (like dot-com, compare)
BOO (what a ghost says, or your significant other)
cha (like the cha-cha dance, "ch" as in chai, ch-ch-ch-CHIA!, choo-choo, "a" as in "ahh," or "cole-slaw")
Seems simple enough, yes? We've heard tons of different pronunciations for kombucha. Here are some of our favorites:
You get the picture. For all of you who were wondering, now you know! Here's your next chance to be hip around the water cooler!