- Follow recipe instructions for Basic Kombucha.
- Add apple or apple juice to bottle and tightly seal lid.
- Leave bottle on counter to build carbonation. This could take anywhere from 2 to 14 days, depending on temperature. “Burp” kombucha daily to release some pressure by opening lid slightly and then tightening it again.
- When kombucha is as fizzy and sour as you like (this could range from a small fritz to a ferocious fizz), store it in fridge to slow fermentation process. Enjoy cold. Keeps for 3 months.
Try adding 2 dried elderberries to the bottle along with the apple for a lovely elderberry flavor.
Here is How to Get Started!
You can make so many kombucha variations starting with this easy basic kombucha recipe.