Brewer’s Corner

Market Flavors for Sept 22nd and 26th

This week we will have a fresh batch of Watermelon with Melons from Harmony Valley Farm. This one has an even more bangin watermelon flavor than last time!! This WILL be the LAST watermelon batch of the season. I recommend getting it before it’s gone. This is definitely one of those flavors you want to bathe in.

We are also going to have out a more fall-like flavor, Mango Turmeric. This is a complex tea that we just got in from Rishi.

 

It has many interesting bits to it. Lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, Mango, Pineapple and a hint of lemon Verbena. It is a very fun blend that we are experimenting with and hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think of it. Go get some at the East Side Farmers Market Tuesday from 4pm-7pm and the West Side Community Market Saturday from 7am-1pm.

 

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Brew Days

To make the best Kombucha you must always use super fresh ingredients.  We are so blessed to be using this beautiful tea from our friends at Rishi Tea (mke, wi) … Brew days are always the best! Thank You! #rishitea #whosyourbooch #alwaysfresh

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SCOBY LOVE!!!

You are a brewing CHAMP! You make Kombucha all the time! You’ve given all of your friends extra SCOBY’s from your batches and now they are taking over your jars and even your home. You can’t seem to bring yourself to throw away these concentrated blobs of Kombucha goodness. They are ALIVE for crying out loud! You can’t just throw them AWAY!! After all of your time talking and singing and laughing with the microscopic morphing muses, you can’t just abandon them!! They might eat up the plastic and garbage in the bin, growing and mutating, and take over the WORLD!!!

Now that I’ve used up my quota of exclamation marks for the day, we may continue.  There are many things that you can do with your old SCOBY’s that you might not have ever thought about.

So after all that talk about not tossing out the creatures, I’m going to suggest BLENDING THEM UP INTO TINY BITS! Muhuauauahahahaha!

Take some of your older SCOBY’s…the ones that have more yeast deposits and are a bit more brown and put ’em in a blender. Add a bit of finished kombucha, kombucha vinegar or water and blend on high until you get …

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Kombucha Couture

Kombucha Reincarnation

Kombucha Vinegar

You’ve been brewing for a bit now and this latest batch, whoops! When did I start that? Man that SCOBY got big! Let’s see how it tastes…..hmmmm probably not gonna drink that….

Never happens, right? I know I don’t EVER get caught up in my life of kids, work, family, friends, etc, etc and forget about the fun ferments I have going at my house.  *Sheepish smile* No worries friend. I got some ideas for you so ya don’t have to try and choke that stuff down or throw it out.  So tart and vinegary!!! Yep which brings me to rule number 1. It looks smells and tastes just like vinegar. Guess what? You can use it just about any way you would use vinegar…

Dressing/Marinade

One of the things I love to use Kombucha vinegar for is making my own dressings and marinades.  Usually I just throw something together without really measuring, going by taste. I chuck in some Kombucha vinegar, some olive oil, a bit of salt or tamari, some fresh chopped garlic and something for sweetness. I have use all kinds of things from orange juice to jelly, fresh pomegranate seeds to frozen blueberries.  I …

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