Gear to make your own kombucha

Save a whole lot of money by brewing booch in your own home.

man drinking out of glass from straw
Tasty kombucha, made at home.Neeks & Gaston via Reshot

Kombucha, a fermented sweet tea that tastes just a bit like vinegar, has climbed in popularity in the last decade, finding a home in your grocery stores and delis. You may even have a friend who is brewing a batch of their very own. Want to give it a try? Here are some of the materials you'll want.

The Kombucha Shop Brewing Kit
Completely organic, American company.Amazon

If you’ve never brewed your own kombucha, but are looking to give it a go, The Kombucha Shop Brewing Kit is a great place to start. This kit has everything you need to get brewing, including the kombucha culture and liquid starter, tea, sugar, the brew jar, and step-by-step instructions. The kit also includes pH strips to test the acidity of your concoction.

The Big Book of Kombucha
Tells you everything you need to know.Amazon

Get the ins-and-outs of kombucha brewing and flavor combining, plus recipes for cooking with your creation. With more than 268 flavor blends, you’ll never run out of new brew ideas. The Big Book of Kombucha helps hone your brewing technique, with tips and tricks about the brewing process. This is a must-have for kombucha brewing aficionados and would make a fantastic gift.

Swing Top Glass Bottle
A place for your 'booch.Amazon

If you’re brewing batches of kombucha for yourself or to give away, you’ve got to have great glass bottles to keep your booch carbonated and safe. If air gets into the kombucha, it could spoil it, so making sure you have air-tight bottles to store your product is vital. These swing top bottles are heavy-duty, dishwasher safe, and even include chalkboard stickers that allow you to label your different flavors, dates, and help keep track of your various brews.

Humble House Saurkrock Tap
For large batches. Amazon

A Milwaukee-based company crafted this 5-liter crock to help keep your brewing and dispensing all in one. This is great for anyone who wants easy access to their brew and likes having it on tap. The stainless steel tap keeps the seal tight so no air can contaminate your kombucha. When guests come over, just open the tap and your latest flavor is right at your fingertips.