Having not brewed kombucha tea before, many people ask us what the kombucha mushroom looks like as it is brewing, with many of the questions pertaining to misidentification of mold. In the photos below are signs to look for to know if the kombucha is viable and growing correctly.
The following photos, we hope, will assist you in brewing your first batch of this wonderful pro-biotic cultured health tonic. The cultures used in the photos are grown with organic sugar and tea, and are kept at an average of 80 degrees F. Correct temperature plays one of the biggest role in successful Kombu Cha brewing! Below are step-by-step photos:
A kombucha brewing cycle on average takes from 7 to 14 days, however, it can take up to 30 days if the temperature is low. In the colder months, a external heating source may be needed to keep the proper temperature. IN the colder months keeping the pH balance correct will help prevent mold growth. For more information on home food culturing, recipes, and finding the starter cultures you need visit our main site or store Next week we’ll be talking about kombucha mushroom and pH balance. Happy Culturing!