A delicious drink
Hello! My name is Jessie. I live in Anchorage, Alaska with my family. Years ago, I was introduced to bottled, store-bought kombucha. I have tried all the different varieties that Alaska's stores have to offer. To be honest, it wasn't love at first sight, but this tart tea quickly became a staple in my life.
Learning to brew
I had brewed a few 5 gallon batches of beer so I had some of the equipment: Kegs, CO2, etc. and I decided to brew a 5 gallon batch of Kombucha. Making a half gallon every weeks was labor intensive and hard to keep up with. I thought, "If I make 5 gallons I'll only have to brew once a month."
I bought a few used 1/2 BBL Kegs from a local winery and cut the tops off of them. This was the beginning of making large, force carbonated batches of Kombucha. Before long I was experimenting with flavors. A few bags of fresh picked blueberries, a bit of raspberry and mint, and of course ginger.
It may not be the most glamorous photo but it captured a pivotal moment in my life. The very second that I found a passion, brewing Kombucha. The recipe I used to make this glass is still the same recipe I used today when I brew our Plain Jane flavor.