Picking a great location for your Kombucha brewing vessels is really crucial. The yeast and bacteria can feed off their environment, so location does really matter. This is particularly spot-on for your fermentation vessels, since they are sometimes covered by a breathable cloth.
Tips for Choosing the Right Location:
- Good Air Flow
- Stay Away from Direct Sunlight
It’s OK if your SCOBY/kombucha vessels see a little bit sunlight every now and then. The sun won’t immediately kill the bacteria. But we recommend avoiding prolonged exposure to sunlight because the sun can have anti-microbial/anti-bacterial properties — which is counterproductive to the bacteria-rich environment you want to promote in your brew vessel.
- Stay Away from Harsh Chemicals
Don’t spray cleaning products near your brew vessels. Your SCOBY could absorb those chemicals, even in small amounts. This could eventually lead to your SCOBY dying or the symbiosis of your SCOBY getting thrown off because you’ve introduced chemicals to it.
- Stay away from Houseplants
Certain types of bacteria or pests can live on your houseplant. It’s safest to keep your kombucha vessel away from plants, especially if they attract flies. Houseplants can also harbour mould and we definitely don’t want kombucha to be near something mouldy.
If your kitchen and pantry are simply a no go, it’s time to get resourceful however keep in mind that temperature is key so you might want to use a heating mat anywhere that isn’t kept warm year round. It’s also best to dodge damp locations which may lead to mould.
Home Brew Kombucha
Home brewing can be incredibly fun and rewarding. That’s why here at Karl Kombucha, we offer a range of products to help you get started and enjoy your very own creations!
Get a Kombucha SCOBY brewing kit today and start brewing your own Kombucha!