Guide to Kombucha Second Fermentation Process

The kombucha second fermentation process is the magical process where kombucha turns to bubbly soda. This is the best part in my own personal opinion. It turns into soda with bubbles with and easy kombucha recipe. When people are trying to replace their soda addiction, kombucha bubbly effervescence tea hit the spot. The flavor possibilities are endless to satisfy your soda needs.

Kombucha Second Fermenation

flavored kombucha second fermentation

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Supplies needed for kombucha second fermentation process

1 gallon brewed homemade kombucha
6 16oz glass bottles and lids or bottles that seal
1/2 cup juice of your choice
Ginger (if you like ginger flavor)
1 plastic funnel
2 cup glass measuring cup

Directions how to make kombucha recipe

The second fermentation of homemade kombucha is really easy. First make sure everything is sterilized. I like to run everything through the dishwasher with high temp dry. I know all my utensils are clean. Let everything cool to room temperature before starting the bottling process. Learn to grow kombucha scoby from scratch and remove the scoby from your batch of homemade kombucha to a cooled, clean sanitized dish.

Next, set up the bottles to make it easy to pour. I use old sterilized kombucha bottles and bottles that have their own sealPro tip: place them on a hand towel to minimize clean up of spills.

Next add about 2 tablespoons of juice for added flavor for this kombucha recipe. Feel free to mix the flavor up a bit using lemon, ginger, strawberries or blueberries. Put the berries in a blender and strain to just get the juice. This is my favorite part, since I can come up with a bunch of my favorite flavor combiniation for a kombucha recipe, or you can just leave plain flavor kombucha.

Next pour the kombucha into the bottles. If you can pour the kombucha directly into the bottles, that is best. I gently pour the first fermentation into a 4 cup measuring pitcher. Then I pour into my glass jars and seal really well with lids. If you do not have a measuring pitcher, carefully pour into the glass jars using a funnel. This was just too messy for me. I do all of this pouring over the sink to keep it simple with little clean up as possible. Remember to keep 2 cups of this first fermentation to my your next batch of homemade kombucha.

Now let the flavored kombucha rest in you favorite dark place for 2 – 7 days. It just depends on how fizzy you like it. I don’t like mine really fizzy, so I just leave it there overnight. Then place in the fridge and open and drink to enjoy. My first batch usually has quite a bit of bubbles to start with, so it doesn’t need to rest long.

guide to make kombucha second fermentation

Kombucha Second Fermentation Process

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Homemade Kombucha Second Fermentation Recipe

Get the full guide to kombucha second fermentation process for the amazing bubbles. Find out tips and tricks to make a homemade kombucha recipe fizzy, bubbly kombucha you will love.

Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 -7
Author Amy Greene

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon brewed homemade kombucha
  • 6 16 oz glass bottles and lids or 3 1 liter bottles with caps
  • 1/2 cup juice of your choice
  • Ginger if you like ginger flavor
  • 1 plastic funnel
  • glass measuring cup

Instructions

  1. The second fermentation of homemade kombucha is really easy. First make sure everything is sterilized. I like to run everything through the dishwasher with high temp dry. I know all my utensils are clean. Let everything cool to room temperature before starting the bottling process. Remove the precious scoby grown from scratch from your batch of homemade kombucha to a cooled, clean sanitized dish.
  2. Next set up the bottles to make it easy to pour. Pro tip: place them on a hand towel to minimize clean up of spills.
  3. Next add about 2 tablespoons of juice for added flavor. Feel free to mix it up a bit using lemon, ginger, strawberries or blueberries. Put the berries in a blender and strain to just get the juice. This is my favorite part, since I can come up with a bunch of my favorite flavor combinations. Or you can just leave plain.
  4. Next pour the kombucha into the bottles. If you can pour the kombucha directly into the bottles is best. I gently pour the first fermentation into a 4 cup measuring pitcher. Then I pour into my glass jars and seal really well with lids. If you do not have a measuring pitcher, carefully pour into the glass jars using a funnel. This was just too messy for me. I do all of this pouring over the sink to keep it simple with little clean up as possible.
  5. Now let the flavored kombucha rest on the counter top for 2 - 7 days. It just depends on how fizzy you like it. I don't like mine really fizzy, so I just leave it there overnight. Then place in the fridge and open to enjoy. My first batch has quite a bit of bubbles to start with.

Why Drink Kombucha

Kombucha has become my soda substitute since I have decreased my sugar intake. It is just sweet enough, but not too sweet. This is a terrific drink to make after you have decreased your sugar intake when going on a clean eating lifestyle change. Adding the juices and flavorful herbs helps make kombucha taste even better. This is my go to drink in the afternoons and at dinner. It is recommended to only drink 16oz a day.

How do you flavor your kombucha?

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