Yerba Mate Kombucha, so this is a topic that’s very personal and near and dear to my heart because, so sometimes you guys, when I’m giving information, it’s just my own personal experience and it’s maybe from research, so from the studies and books and stuff that I’ve consumed, just repackaging it, almost like a reporter to offer to you guys, so this way rather than spending your afternoon reading 6 books about Kombucha, you’re just reading a few videos that I do and you’re on your way, because you’ve got other things to do in life. I’m just a Kombucha dork so I got nothing else to do, that well and I play dodge ball, but other times if I’m not satisfied with the answer that I get and I haven’t experienced it for myself, at least to the point where I feel comfortable sharing it with others, I will go to a source.
In this video I'm going to explain why it is so important to really take the time in deciding where to buy a Kombucha scoby. So first off, a kombucha scoby stands for a Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. If you are wondering what is a kombucha scoby, it is the thing (thing btw is the official scientific name LOL), that is added along with a little already brewed kombucha tea that ferments you fresh sweet tea, making it kombucha baby!
Scoby For Sale
When looking to buy a Kombucha scoby you have some options, one you have the option of not buying a Kombucha scoby and seeing if a friend of neighbor has a scoby that they can give you and that is perfectly a wonderful decision, especially if your friend or neighbor has extra scobies and is willing to give you one and they have had success with brewing. You definitely don't want to get a Kombucha READ ENTIRE POST
Can I drink too much Kombucha? Well it really depends on you.
I know for myself I have days where I drink no Kombucha, and I have days where I drink a gallon of Kombucha, the better question I think would be the following:
How do I know when I've drank too much Kombucha?
And you can know a few ways, or how can I prevent drinking too much Kombucha? Let's answer those 2 questions right now:
if your body has something called a cleansing crisis and we've done articles and other videos about what a cleansing crisis is, basically if you start getting negative side effects of Kombucha tea, look at how much you're drinking. If you break out in a rash, if you're going to the bathroom a lot, again all these things could be good things it could be just your body trying to get stuff out, but perhaps it's getting it out too quickly, so I READ ENTIRE POST
This is one of my favorite videos I have done, because I got to take it with my friend Sean’s awesome Weiner dog.
Actually, I think the proper name is dachshund, but you have to admit saying the words Weiner Dog, sounds pretty funny.
C’mon just try it a few times.
No one is listening.
Weiner Dog, Weiner Dog, Weiner Dog.
Ah… I digress. ok.. just check out the video below.
Alright, today’s Kombucha recipe question is, after I make my Kombucha, who else can drink it? What other people besides humans? Well this little guy can, so Kombucha is safe for pets, however the best way to incorporate Kombucha for pets to drink is to add a wee bit gradually to their water, so in their little dish bowl just add about a ounce and notice any changes that may happen.
We’ve got tons of emails of pets really enjoying Kombucha. We actually have a video testimony of one READ ENTIRE POST
Storing Kombucha, so after you go to brew your Kombucha tea, you can do 2 things, if you're using a continuous brewing system and it's just out, you could always just draw from the tap and enjoy day to day. The pro of this is it is crazy easy… Ron Popeil reference coming… Just Set It And Forget It. The issue you may run into though is that over time it will continue to ferment and if you are not adding fresh sweet tea to your brewer, it will become more and more vinegary tasting. Now I like a strong kombucha with a bite, but if you don't then this might not be the best option for you. But just a heads up, in general, the more you ferment your tea the more kombucha benefits there will be. Hey that rhymes!
How To Store Kombucha Mushroom Tea
If you want to go and bottle your Kombucha tea, you can go READ ENTIRE POST
How to brew homemade kombucha during any season, that's the question, here' s the answer… so seasons change, so Kombucha brewing has to change. Usually it makes sense when the winter comes the temperature is lower, now just so you guys know if you don't know already, Kombucha likes to be fermented in a temperature anywhere from 72 degrees Fahrenheit to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, some people can go up, I would say, as high as 85 degrees Fahrenheit, I found, even though the research shows 85 degrees is great, I found that if it's too high, it will ferment too fast and what happens is that the acetic acid level gets introduced, the levels get too high that it turns into that vinegary taste, not that chilled out, apple cidery, still with the bite, but not the vinegar taste.
Homemade Kombucha Tea Temps
A general rule of thumb is the lower the temperature, the longer it takes to ferment, and READ ENTIRE POST
Today’s Kombucha culture recipe question is how can I measure the amount of sugar in my Kombucha culture tea? You think the easy answer would be just start with less sugar or don’t add sugar, and that’s definitely a no, no. Definitely not the use no sugar,
you could adjust your initial sugar slightly, there is a range, however keep in mind the sugar is not really for you, it’s for your Kombucha culture, Kombucha mushroom, scoby, whatever you want to call it.
Kombucha Culture Converts Sugar
Your Kombucha culture will convert that sugar, if you’re using let’s say, one of our preferences is organic fair trade, evaporated cane juice sugar, that, well the yeast will break that down into fructose and glucose. Ok, just a heads up, we’re getting technical for a second… and that glucose will continue to get broken down by the yeast into alcohol and that alcohol will get converted into acetic acid and that glucose READ ENTIRE POST
Today I’d like to discuss the negative side effects of Kombucha, and really define what a kombucha side effect
is, because it could well in fact be that a small percentage of the population is allergic to Kombucha, just like a larger part of the population is
allergic to wheat, gluten, peanuts and things like that. Now there is a lot of people that would say all an allergy is, is your body expressing itself that in it’s current environment, current situation, it’s not working, so I know people that are lactose intolerant, but they’ve made other lifestyle changes and they can drink milk no problem, one of those changes is actually drinking Kombucha, because the idea of having probiotics and things that can digest lactose, it actually makes it so that they can drink milk. Now that’s just one example, I’m not saying if you drink, if you’re lactose intolerant and you start drinking Kombucha that it will READ ENTIRE POST
Today's question comes in from Charlie from North Dakota and he wants to know if there is Caffeine in kombucha. Great question Charlie! So… what do you guys think? Does Kombucha have caffeine? To answer this question we first need to say, what are you using to brew Kombucha in your kombucha recipe. If you're using camellias senensis tea, which is defined as, from the camellias senensis plant, black tea, oolong tea, green tea, white tea, all these things contain caffeine. Why? Because they come from a plant that contains caffeine. So, if you're using a source that has caffeine, after the fermentation when you consume it there will still be caffeine in your kombucha. The kombucha caffeine amount, in theory, is less, how less? It really depends on certain factors in brewing, but you could say a good rule of thumb is 50% less.
Kombucha Tea Caffeine Levels
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A friend of mine wrote me the other day and asked does kombucha have alcohol and can recovering alcoholics drink Kombucha? And here’s the thing guys, that’s such a personal decision, Kombucha does contain alcohol. Usually if you’re home brewing and you’re following a basic recipe or especially now if you find Kombucha in the stores, because there was some regulation passed, you’re looking at 0.05% alcohol. So if you are asking does gt’s kombucha have alcohol it is an easier answer to say what that kombucha tea alcohol content might be.
Kombucha Alcohol Content At Home
If you’re home brewing and certain factors, if you add a little too much sugar, or depending on the temperature, the yeast might be a little more active when you go to bottle and you let your bottle sit at room temperature for an extended period of time, you might get higher levels, the levels that will still be, should be, way, way READ ENTIRE POST