If you’re searching for how to bottle kombucha, you’ve likely already fermented your first batch! If not, don’t worry — I have you covered! I have an article on how to make kombucha, that shows you the whole process from start to finish.
Learn about the Health Benefits of Kombucha.
Bottling your homemade kombucha is probably the easiest part of making kombucha at home. It only requires about 5 minutes and a few tools!
How to Bottle Kombucha
- Kombucha Bottles – I use sanitized Grolsch (beer) bottles that I picked up from Total Wine. You can also grab clear bottles from Amazon.
- A Metal-Free Funnel
- A Metal-Free Sieve (optional)
Step 1: Remove the Scoby
Start by washing your hands, then running white vinegar over them (this makes it safe to handle the scoby without damaging it).
You’ll notice that you now have two scobies! Your original scoby had an offspring 🙂 No worries – this happens with every batch of kombucha you make.
Add your scobies to a scoby motel (if you’re new to that term, here is how to make a scoby hotel).
Step 2: Add your Kombucha to Clean Bottles
Step 2A: If you have a glass jar with a (metal-free) spigot, you can pour your komobucha straight into your bottles. I highly recommend this, as it’s super easy.
Step 2B: If you’re fermenting your kombucha in a spigot-free container, that is fine, too! Just place a non-metal funnel into a clean bottle and pour your kombucha into the funnel.
Note: Your kombucha will have little floaties in it. If this bothers you, strain your kombucha through a non-metal sieve.
Leave 1/2″ – 1″ of headspace at the top of your bottle, then close your bottle.
Step 3: Refrigerate or Carbonate
After your kombucha is bottled, you can place it straight into the refrigerator for immediate consumption!
Or – you can cap the kombucha and place it in a pantry, or other dark and warm place and let it sit for 1 – 3 more days to create a more carbonated kombucha.
If you choose to let it carbonate for a few more days, make sure you transfer it to the refrigerator in no more than three days.
You can also add flavors to your kombucha! By adding in fruits, spices, and herbs, you can infuse your kombucha with tons of yummy variations. Learn how to flavor kombucha or grab this ginger kombucha recipe.
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Do you make your own kombucha? Share your process for how you bottle kombucha in the comments!
Mary Ann Boehm says
Please remember to “burp” the bottles of finished kombucha. The carbonation can build up, especially the bottles that are flavored with fresh fruit.
Yes! Thanks for adding that – very important.
thanks for sharing this very interesting post was a great read
I’ve never tried Kombucha. In fact, I didn’t even know what was in it. I’m going to have to try it.
Tiffany Haywood says
I’ve never heard of Kombucha but this seems like a really interesting thing. You tips for how to bottle it are really clear and thorough.
i only buy the ready one, will definitely try to make it and follow your tips how to bottle it.
Kate Andrews says
I love kombucha! I’ve never thought to bottle my own though. Does it taste as good as the bottled stuff?
Mary Ann Boehm says
It tastes better and you are saving a lot of money!
Shraddha Tripathi says
I have never heard this before and I think It is great. I would love to try this once.
Kelli A says
I have been trying to find some of those bottle for a long time! I had no clue they were on Amazon! Thanks!!!
Jessica Joachim says
I have never made or bottled my own, but I have so many friends that make kombucha! I have been wanting to try doing it though
Thanks for sharing how to Bottle Kombucha. It’s a perfect guide. Thank you again.
What Corinne Did says
I have never tried to make kombucha and i also did not know what it was before reading your post! I’d loveto try it though!
Would you believe I’ve never tried kombucha? I have heard so many good things about it – I really need to remedy this!
Marie Altenor says
Great post, first I had to fo read your how to make it post because i absolutely had no idea what Kambucha was. Now i need to try it.
The bottling makes me want to drink kombucha more. It can be an acquired taste, but it’s soo good for you.