What is the Ultimate Kombucha Brewing Vessel?


#1

The best vessel, IMHO is one that is a) glass b) thick enough to pour hot tea without cracking c) has a wide mouth for SCOBY surface. There is a jar at Walmart that meets these criteria. What is your kombucha vessel like?

I have used about a dozen different shapes and sizes of brewing vessels. Here is my analysis of some:

Type Material Source Notes
5 Gallon Bucket FDA Plastic Local Homebrew Store Made for beer ferment. Not ideal for kombucha acids.
2 Gal Continuous Glass Target Thin glass, must cool water before filling.
1 Gal Pickle Jar Glass Recycling Narow Top, reduced SCOBY surface
2 Gal Pickle Jar Glass Recycling Narow Top, reduced SCOBY surface
1 Gal Wide Mouth Glass Walmart Thick glass, wide top.
2 Gal Wide Mouth Glass Walmart Large, thick glass, wide top.
1.5 Gal Continuous Glass Target Thin glass, must cool water before filling. Narrow top

#2

All of the points you hit on I agree with. Glass is ideal as I rarely trust plastics with anything, and a largeĀ® vessel is great for bigger batches as well as a larger top for thicc pellicles.

Also, I guess it would include a very sturdy non-corrosive spigot to allow for CB and maybe tinted glass to protect against UV if/when 'boochers have them out for a short while?