Kombucha is becoming more popular among health enthusiasts. And while the beverage is a common feature in stores around the nation, you don’t need to rely on someone else to make kombucha for you. There are many guides on how to make kombucha available online, and the process is relatively simple, especially if you buy a starter kit from one of the companies that makes them.
Here are some of the benefits you get by brewing kombucha.
1 – It’s healthy
Brewing kombucha is a great way to make it part of your routine. A single batch of kombucha may last you weeks, helping make sure you always have some around the house. And given that kombucha is believed to be effective in treating everything from stress to heart conditions, making it part of your daily routine may not be a bad idea.
2 – It’s more affordable
Brewing kombucha is invariably more affordable than buying it from a store. And if you are hoping to drink kombucha every day, saving even just a single dollar on each cup of kombucha you drink can add up to a lot of savings over the years.
3 – You can control the ingredients
There are many ways to make kombucha and the methods you use can have a big impact on the final result. Kombucha can be made using different starter teas, different additives, and both the flavor and the alcohol content of the final product can be affected by how long you allow the mixture to ferment.
Many shops that sell kombucha offer customers a variety of flavors, but if you want to truly customize your beverage, making it yourself is the best way. Making kombucha also helps ensure the product is not contaminated or pumped full of sugar and additives you may not want in your healthy drink.
4 – It’s easy
The process of brewing kombucha is both easy and forgiving, and it doesn’t require any expensive machinery. The basic process includes adding a SCOBY to a batch of sweet tea and allowing it to ferment at room temperature. It doesn’t take a master chemist to follow the instructions on the back of the SCOBY you bought.
Kombucha fermentation takes between 7 and 30 days. The exact number depends on environmental conditions and the final result, you are looking for. Thanks to this relatively fast turnaround time and the forgiven nature of the process, brewing kombucha is a great way to learn the basics of the fermentation process. You can put this experience to use later to make other types of fermented foods and beverages, such as cheese, yogurt, or wine.
5 – It can interest others
Once your social circle learns that you are brewing kombucha, they might want to learn more about it. Home-brewed kombucha can make for a nice gift to give to friends and families, and you may even find enough of a demand to start selling the beverage in your local community.