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guide to make kombucha second fermentation

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


  • 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


  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.