Friday, August 3, 2012

Bottle service

Alright! Today is the DAY!!! I just tasted my kombucha that has been brewing for 7 days in its little happy spot! AKA under my computer desk. I closed the vent for the air conditioner and put a blanket to partially cover the tea.

I tasted this today and it was so good. It wasn't too sweet not too sour. Just PERFECT. I've been reading that it depends on preference on how sweet or sour you like it and I feel that it is just PERFECT!!!! I'm SO excited. I was even more excited for what was about to come...the bottling!!

So first the not so fun part. I took all of my saved up kombucha bottles and started to take the labels off. This was a pain in the ass. Like a real pain. I got this stuff called goo off that worked really well. I sprayed, soaked, and peeled. Then sprayed again, soaked, and peeled. It took a couple of times and a couple of wrinkly fingers and a couple of hours but I finally finished!!

Once I was done gettin' all the junk off the bottles I put them in the dishwasher to disinfect and sanitize. They finished up and I was so excited to start bottling. First thing was first - I decorated my bottles. Just with cute little stickers because I felt like IT! 

After I cut up some fruits - strawberries, raspberries, apples, and peaches. I also juiced some ginger to make some yummy gingerale komchucha. The bottles looked like this right before I added the kombucha.

                        Pretty bottles with pretty fruit ready to be bottled!

Right before I started the bottling I took out the scoby. Check out how big my new scoby is! That little guy I'm pulling off is my starter scoby and that huge one underneath is my new guy! He is awesome and I love him!

              I started the bottling process. This was pretty messy but fun as well .

Last thing I did was took my bottles to my kombucha place. I'm going to let them ferment for another three days and burp them everyday to avoid any explosion. I'll update when they are ready with which are my favorites and least favorites! Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. The most important thing in bottling process is the sanitizing of the bottles. When sanitizing, the bottles should be heated in boiling water for approximately 10 minutes. However, you may have to boil the bottles longer or maybe at a higher temperature. That’s to ensure perfectly cleaned bottles.