WLP600 White Labs Kombucha SCOBY

$36.99

WLP600 Kombucha SCOBY from White Labs is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that is used for fermenting sweet tea into kombucha. White Labs' SCOBY is free of food pathogens and has been genetically identified to know specially what yeast and bacteria are involved in the fermentation of kombucha. This SCOBY has medium acetic acid production and low alcohol production based on this recipe. The SCOBY diameter is 2.92 inches.

Ingredients needed

  • 14 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 tea bags
  • 2 cups starter tea
  • 1 SCOBY per fermentation container

Materials needed

Procedure

  1. Measure out 14 cups water and bring it to a boil in a large pot. Remove from heat, add 1 cup sugar and stir until dissolved. Place 8 tea bags into the hot water and steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags. Once tea is cool (room temp about 72 degrees fahrenheit), add 2 cups of starter tea.
  3. Pour the mixture into the fermentation container, and gently slide the scoby into the tea with clean hands. Then cover the container with a teal towel or any tightly woven cloth. Secured in place with a rubber band.
  4. Keep the fermentation container at room temperature (72 degrees fahrenheit),in a dark place where it won’t be disturbed. Let it ferment for 7 to 10 days, and check periodically.
  5. After 7 days start to taste the kombucha daily until it obtains the flavor and acidity that is desired.
  6. Once kombucha is ready, remove the SCOBY and store it at room temperature in about a cup of the kombucha that was just brewed in a breathable container. Refill the liquid with sweet tea as it is absorbed and evaporated.
  7. Transfer the kombucha into the growler, and add any herbs or fruit for flavoring as desired. (To carbonate the kombucha keep the kombucha sealed in the growler at room temperature for 1 to 3 days).
  8. Refrigerate the kombucha to stop the fermentation.

The White Labs SCOBY is large enough to start 1 to 5 gallons but will grow over time to accommodate larger sizes. If you are making a batch larger than 1 gallon you will need additional starter liquid not provided in the SCOBY package.

This is a special order item, please allow an extra week for delivery. Also, we will send this out at the beginning of the week and include a cold pack during warm months to ensure freshness.