6 Pack- High Pressure Clear Glass Second Fermentation Bottles (330mL)
6 Bottles and 6 lids Included so you can mix and match with your favourite combinations.
The perfect high quality pressure graded bottles for safely second fermenting Water Kefir or Kombucha.
What is Second Fermentation?
Second fermentation is an additional fermentation step to add excitement to your brew. Sugars are converted to acid and carbon dioxide gas which generates a huge amount of pressure, that's enough to cause cheap, low quality bottles to explode. This is why we launched these high quality bottles.
You can experiment with a range of different juices, whole fruit pieces, honey, herbs, spices and superfoods to create an endless range of different flavour and nutritional combinations. The fermentation helps to unlock nutritional compounds in your foods, making them more bioavailable but most appealing is it creates the most delicious probiotic fizzy drinks, low in sugar and much more economical and probiotic rich than store bought products.
How to Second Ferment Kombucha or Water Kefir
1) Once you've fermented your kombucha or water kefir, mix in a jug, 1 part fruit juice with 9 parts Kombucha/ Water Kefir + any spices and superfood like turmeric, acai, spirulina, maca, matcha etc + any herbs like mint, basil etc
There are lots of recipes ideas in our free NourishmeOrganics VIP Group here
2) Pour Mixture into Second Ferment Bottle, leaving 3 to 5 cm headspace and cap tightly.
3) Leave at room temperature for 2 to 7 days depending on the weather at the time i.e a warmer temperature will result in a faster second ferment ( the longer you leave the less sugar will be left but your brew will be more sour and potentially higher in alcohol). We recommend tasting your brew daily to establish the taste that you like, and at this point you can end the ferment. Tasting is a good way to remind you to open and release any excess pressure in the bottle.
4) Transfer brew to a refrigerator to chill.
5) Open and Serve*
*Caution: Water kefir and Kombucha Second Ferments may become very fizzy so be careful when opening lid after fermentation
All fermented foods may contain trace amounts of alcohol. If fermented foods are being prepared for children, breastfeeding mothers, or pregnant women please seek medical advice from a trained medical practitioner before consuming these products.
I purchased these bottles to use for my second ferment when making kombucha and have found them to be perfect for storing in the fridge after fruit has been strained out.
I had just completed my 2nd batch of kombucha when a friend told me about water kefir being less time consuming. So I got onto it straight away and was fortunate to find Nourish me organics. I started with the water kefir starter pack & then ordered the bottles. They are perfect size to easily store in fridge & will be great to take to work during the week. I just absolutely love this stuff. Simple to follow instructions.
My grains are thriving, so much so that I was able to start a friend on water kefir today with my extra grains. I am experimenting every day with different flavours and love reading what others are doing on the facebook site. What a great find this has been, I will be telling my clients about all of this and spreading the word.
Ihave just done my kefir 2 days ago, fingers crossed i have succeeded. This is my first time doing this. Im excited about this
Great service have just started using so will let u know what I think