Tips for Carbonating Fermented Beverages

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I don’t know of a single person who doesn’t enjoy a bubbly, carbonated beverage. Our culture’s love affair with soda has certainly proven that, but these bubbly, flavorful drinks don’t have to be sugar-laden and bad for you.

Carbonated fermented beverages are flat out delicious, refreshing, and the one ferment you can get just about anyone to eat. Whether it’s kombucha, water kefir, ginger beer, or fermented lemonade; there are a few factors that go into making them nose-tingling carbonated.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Giveaway: 20 Free Kombucha Starter Culture Coupon Codes!

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How would you like to win a free Kombucha Starter Culture coupon?  Today is your day!  There are four possible entries per person…. 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Our Four-Gallon Kombucha Brewing Setup

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I remember when we first started brewing kombucha at home. A few quart jars became a few half-gallon jars became nearly a dozen half-gallon jars. It gets out of hand quickly and all of those smaller jars can take up a great deal of horizontal space.

But we love our kombucha – so much so that my husband often takes over the brewing just to ensure that it both gets made in large quantities and with delicious flavorings during the second fermentation. So we’ve settled on four-gallon batches for now and with only two vessels and a low-maintenance procedure it’s simply a matter of bottling and adding more sweet tea to the mix.

Here’s our current setup.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Quick Kombucha Pickled Beet Salad

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The beets and kombucha in this recipe combine for a lovely flavor. If you prefer a little less zing in your salad, use milder kombucha…. 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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