How to Clean Kombucha Tea Homebrew Equipment

Brewing kombucha tea is not too difficult to do, but to do it successfully, you need to be careful with your equipment.

In this post, I'll be going over everything you need to know for cleaning your kombucha tea homebrewing equipment.

Cleaning your Kombucha Tea Homebrew Equipment

It's incredibly important to clean your kombucha homebrew equipment properly. Below are the do's and don'ts of clean your homebrewing equipment.

What You Should Do When Cleaning Your Homebrew Equipment

Here's what you should never do when you are cleaning your homebrew equipment:

  • Clean your kitchen counter and any utensils with clean, hot water.
  • Use a glass, stainless steel, food grade poreclain, or wooden barrel for your brewing vessel
  • Brew with filtered or purified water.
  • Use organic, trade trade sugar and tea products.
  • Use a warm location (72 to 80 degrees) with good airflow
  • Use new starter liquid from the top of the kombucha batch (for your next brew).
  • Create a SCOBY motel for all of your SCOBY's after fermentation.
  • Throw away moldy kombucha!

What You Shouldn't Do When Cleaning Your Homebrew Equipment

Here's what you should never do when you are cleaning your homebrew equipment:

  • Don't use chlorine or soap - these kill bacteria and SCOBY's are bacteria!
  • Don't use plastic, ceramic or most metals for your brewing vessel.
  • Don't brew with chlorinated tap water.
  • Don't use raw honey or herbal teas with your brew.
  • Don't cover with cheesecloth. You want to protect your kombucha scoby from flies and the weave is too loose.
  • Don't put your brewing vessl in direct sunlight, a closed cupboard, or in a cool location.
  • Don't keep all of your SCOBY's in your brewing vessel.
  • Don't keep moldy kombucha!

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