Monthly Archives: April 2013


Three weeks ago, at the Whip In, I bought a pint of Kombucha on draft for $4.00! It was the seasonal brew called Tart Cherry Melon from Buddha’s Brew. When I looked at their web site, I saw that they filled corney kegs! How awesome is that?! Unfortunately, when I contacted them, they quoted me a price of $80 for 5 gallons. This is more expensive than the beer I buy at Black Star Coop! Crazy.

So I investigated brewing my own…

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Apple cider

I am considering brewing Kombucha and had an idea. I needed a 1 gallon fermentation chamber for the kombucha. What if I could use the one gallon container that the apple juice comes in for the kombucha? And before I empty the juice, why don’t I make some apple cider with that juice? Maybe I can use the same equipment afterwards for the kombucha.

So I went to Austin Homebrew Supply and bought three items: Fermentis Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast, 3-Piece Airlock, and Drilled Number 6/5 Stopper.

The process was pretty easy. I sanitized the airlock and the stopper with Saniclean Sanitizer. I then uncapped the lid, poured less than half of the yeast in, and the placed the airlock on top. Now the waiting begins…