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.
SOLUTION for REASON 1:
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.
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.
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.
Step 5: pour your kombucha back into your kombucha jar and enjoy your non blocked/restricted tap once again 😊
SOLUTION for REASON 2:
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 😊🎉