How to Unblock Your Kombucha Tap

Don't sweat it! If your Kombucha Jar tap is blocked. 
Simply watch the video below to to find out how to unblock it. 


There are TWO REASONS your tap may not be preforming as it should.

REASON 1: A kombucha SCOBY has formed inside your tap.

REASON 2: A SCOBY in your brew is blocking the inlet of your tap restricting the flow of kombucha or blocking it completely. 



Step 1: Empty your kombucha jar completely into another vessel or large pot (make sure to sterilise) which can be covered to prevent flies or other contaminates from affecting your kombucha.

Step 2: Now simply unscrew the top section of your tap as show in the picture below. 

How to unscrew kombucha jar tap to get access to SCOBY inside

Step 3: Once unscrewed there should be a small SCOBY that has formed inside your tap as shown in the picture below. Simply remove the SCOBY and put the tap together again. You can simply discard the SCOBY you have removed from the tap. 

Removing kombucha SCOBY from kombucha jar tap

Step 4: secure your tap back onto your kombucha jar as shown in the diagram below or on your instructions you received with the kombucha kit.

Kombucha Tap Assembly Instructions

Step 5: pour your kombucha back into your kombucha jar and enjoy your non blocked/restricted tap once again 😊 



Step 1: Use a clean and sterilised utensil (preferably stainless steel) that is long enough to move the SCOBY that is blocking/restricting the inlet of the tap out of the way to ensure you have nothing blocking/restricting the flow of kombucha from your jar.


Try doing this every time you wash your kombucha jar and that will usually prevent the tap from being blocked by a SCOBY. 

Happy brewing 😊🎉


  • Joshua Heal

    Hi Susan,
    I have attached a link to our blog about creating amazing fizzy kombucha

    Regarding going away here is a quick guide to help you 😊
    Going away for less than two weeks – just leave your kombucha jar with about 15% full and make a new kombucha brew on return and be ready to bottle in a few days.

    Going away for two to four weeks – ensure you have about a third of your jar full with kombucha, leave it like that and make a new brew on return, be ready to bottle in few days.

    Going away for four to 6 weeks – do the above or place your SCOBY in a SCOBY hotel. A SCOBY hotel is an extra jar that you keep full of SCOBY’s and kombucha. Leave your SCOBY hotel in a dark, cool place. You can leave your SCOBY hotel for 6 weeks.

    I hope this helps! 😊

  • susan keats

    Why is my kambucha flat .Could I be brewing it too long .We brew it for approx 4 weeks in qld.My husband likes thecflabour at that age .He doesnt like any sweetness left in the brew.Could the amount of brewing time be why it’s not fizzy

  • Steve

    Yep. Has happened but recalled your advice when i first started brewing. Cheers Karl.👍👍

  • susan keats

    I’m going away for 2 months how do I keep my scoby alive until I get back

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