When Kombucha Goes Wrong | Kombucha Tales from the Crypt and How to Prevent Them

In today’s podcast, Wendy talks with Jen, our very own fermentation expert here at Cultures for Health, to get the expert side of kombucha fermentation and what to do when kombucha goes wrong.

Jen talks about SCOBIES, what the word SCOBY means, what exactly SCOBIES are, what they look like, and how to select the right SCOBY.

She shares more details about the offerings and new releases at Cultures for Health such as instructions and kits to get started.

They then move on to the scarier side of brewing kombucha at home: SCOBY mold.

Jen discusses what SCOBY mold is, what it looks like, if a brewer should be afraid of mold, how to tell if a brewer’s kombucha is moldy, how to prevent getting mold, and what to do if one discovers mold.

Next are a few horror situations to avoid, such as lead containers and having the correct PH levels.

Following this, Jen and Wendy take questions from the listeners.

Whether you’re an avid at-home kombucha brewer or just getting started, you’re going to want to tune in to hear tips and advice from our expert!