Kombucha Brooklyn Giveaway

Last fall, Kombucha Brooklyn sent me a kit so that I could make my own tasty brew at home. I was a crazy kombucha brewin’ fool after that, making all different flavors including blueberry, strawberry and raspberry. When we packed up our house to move last spring, my beloved kombucha jar was packed up and the scobys were tossed from my fridge, and I haven’t brewed a batch since. Kombucha Brooklyn was nice enough to reach out to me this winter and offered to send me a 1/2 gallon kit:

kombucha kit front

As if getting this kit wasn’t awesome enough, they also included a copy of their new book, Kombucha! The book was written by the founders of Kombucha Brooklyn, Eric and Jessica Childs. It includes a forward by Brenden Brazier, who is a renowned vegan athlete. I loved reading through Kombucha and all about the history of the brew, what exactly a scoby is, and the many health benefits that kombucha has. For instance, did you know that kombucha can help relieve acne, headaches, PMS and anxiety (just to name a few!)? Reading this book will teach you the “art” of brewing the perfect batch of kombucha including the best tools to use and when to bottle your batch.

Besides that, the book includes tons of unique and tasty recipes to eat and drink and health and beauty “recipes” for your skin! The food recipes include things like mustard, soups and delicious sides- even kombucha apple pie! There’s also a variety of tasty cocktail recipes. Kombucha also works as a great ingredient for cosmetic “recipes” like a clay face mask (which I’ve made before and love!), a detox bath and even a body mist.

I made my first batch of kombucha in my next kit early last week, and it will probably be ready to drink in a few days. Here’s what the kit includes:

kombucha ingredients

As you can see, it doesn’t take a ton of crazy ingredients to brew your own kombucha! all you need is tea, sugar, a scoby and a jar to brew it in. The directions are right on the box and couldn’t be easier to follow. Basically, you boil water, add tea and let it steep (while the water cools down), mix in the sugar, pour the tea into a jar and add this magic ingredient: your scoby!

my scoby

When it’s all mixed up, cover the jar with a cloth, set it in an area away from direct sunlight (mine’s in my pantry) and let it brew!

kombucha brew

You can read more details on the brewing process in my first kombucha post. Most of the batches of ‘buch that I brewed in the past were ready in about 10-12 days. I’ll start tasting this on it’s 10th day to see if it’s ready and go from there. I’ve got a few days to go, but promise to come back and report about how it turns out!

Now, about that giveaway…

Kombucha Brooklyn has offered to give one very lucky reader a half gallon kombucha kit and a copy of the book Kombucha- just like the ones shown here:

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You’ll save tons of money by brewing your own kombucha and you’ll make the tastiest brew you’ve ever had!

To enter:

Leave a comment below telling me why you’d want to win- it’s as simple as that!

For up to two additional entries:

- Follow @KombuchaBK on Twitter

- Tweet about the giveaway by copying and pasting the following text: Like kombucha? Enter to win your own kit and awesome book from @KombuchaBK here: http://wp.me/p2oUXk-3sP

(be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry!)

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, January 26 @ 8pm EST and announced the following day on the blog. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Good luck!

 

Comments

  1. I would like to win because I have never made kombucha before!!!!!

    • patrick mazzella says:

      I need to win because my 2.5 gallon continuous brew barely supplies enuff booch for me and my friends! Also because im planning a field trip to kombucha Brooklyn with other students from the Hot Yoga studio I work at

  2. I’d love to win this and try making my own!

  3. I love Kombucha, but don’t buy it as much as I’d like because of the wasteful packaging. This would be the perfect solution!

  4. P.S. I just followed @KombuchaBK on Twitter from @laurenlaughs!

  5. I <3 kombucha but am a poor med student who can't afford to buy it that often! I would love to try my hand at making it myself. :)

  6. Went to a kombucha tasting in Charlotte this weekend and am hooked! This would be a fabulous package to win!

  7. I would love to win because I have never even had Kombucha and no where in my town even sells it!

  8. I would love to win because I’ve been wanting to try to make kombucha but I’m nervous to get started! A starter kit would be awesome!

  9. I also follow @KombuchaBK on twitter!

  10. I’ve loved Kombucha ever since the third time I tried it. It took a few attempts, but I finally caught the addiction. Have you tried the ones that are stuffed with chia seeds? So weird and so good!

  11. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to brew my own Kombucha but haven’t known where to start. It’s so good.

  12. Tweeted :)

  13. Followed @KombuchaBK :)

  14. I used to brew my own booch and I want to get back into it. So much cheaper and it’s fun to experiment with new flavors!

  15. Following @kombuchaBK

  16. Tweeted about the giveaway!

  17. I think it is so cool when people make their own! I so want to try!

  18. I would love to win! Mainly because my small town doesn’t sell kombucha!

  19. I have made kombucha before, but never stuck with it. I’d love to give it a try again. :)

  20. Already follow @kombuchabk :)

  21. And tweeted!

  22. I’m always that person who says “I can make that at home!” And this would just add to the list. I’ve brewed beer and this has to be simpler! I’d love to test out some flavor combinations too.

  23. I followed @KombuchaBK via @LivinLyssa

  24. Debra Lee says:

    I would like to win because I am addicted and tired of the expensive ready-made version!

  25. Debra Lee says:

    Following Kombuchabk on Twitter!

  26. Debra Lee says:
  27. I want to win because I heart kombucha and I really want to try making my own but I’m scared!!

  28. Oh! I’ve been dying to do this since seeing you make your own last year. EEK! Would love to win!

  29. I’m following them on twitter!

  30. And I tweeted!

  31. I would like to win because I love kombucha. I used to make my own but when we moved I had to get rid of the scoby. Since we have bought our own house I have been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to get a mother (scoby!)

  32. I’ve actually never tried kombucha, so I would like to win in order to see what it’s all about! I haven’t seen it sold anywhere near me…

  33. Paige callahan says:

    I love kombucha but each individual drink is pretty expensive so a homemade kit would be great!

  34. I’ve been meaning to begin brewing my own kombucha for about 6 months now… a starter kit will give me just the kick in the butt that I need!

  35. I followed @KombuchaBK!

  36. I’d like to win this so I can try brewing my own.

  37. I love the taste but paying almost $5 a bottle is getting a little old!

  38. I’m now following them on twitter.

  39. I want to win because everyone needs more fermented foods/drinks in their lives!!

  40. Also, I’m now following them on twitter, holla.

  41. I have been dying to learn to make my own!! It is an expensive habit for me… and once baby arrives… those habits have to change! ;)

  42. I follow them!

  43. I tweeted!

  44. I would love to win because kombucha is one of my favorite beverages but it’s too expensive to drink very often so learning to make it on my own – and having a kit to do so – would be a huge help!

  45. I’m now following @KombuchaBK on twitter!

  46. i just recently started my adventure in home brewing because i LOVE kombucha. i would love this because it would give me the step by step instructions because i’ll be honest, i need that how do, common sense isn’t my forte ;) also I would love ideas on how to flavor it and make my own creations.

  47. i already follow the on twitter!

  48. Great giveaway and great timing! I want to win because: yesterday, I had a ginger kombucha (GT Kombucha – so good) in the car while running errands with my mom. She’s a notoriously picky eater that only eats the same foods over and over… and kombucha, surprisingly, isn’t one of them. She asked what it was all about, I explained, and then she tried it!!! and LIKED IT!! I was so surprised and happy. So having this home-brew kit will be great because I can make my mom and myself as much kombucha as we desire :)

  49. oh – and i followed on twitter :) I’m @mollytics

  50. I would love to try my hand at making kombucha and this seems like the perfect way to start! I had NO idea there was a kit!

  51. I follow @KombuchaBK on Twitter (@Zakary)

  52. i want to try making kombucha

  53. I’m really interesting in trying this. With digestive issues, I’d like to try this.

  54. I love kombucha but it is so expensive :)

  55. Megan - FireWifey says:

    I already make kombucha and LOVE it. :)

  56. I’ve had horrible digestion due to ED behaviors a few years ago and kombucha always helps. It’s definitely a treat for me though so making my own would be helpful.

  57. I tweeted about this giveaway!

  58. I love love love kombucha. I’ve been wanting to try this kit ever since you blogged about it! Thanks for the opportunity.

  59. PS I follow brooklyn kombucha on twitter.

  60. … and I tweeted. I don’t know why, but that always sounds dirty.

  61. Oh my! I would save so much money homebrewing my own! That’s why I want to win. I also heard there is a Kombucha Brewery opening up in Denver I believe.

  62. Allison H says:

    I would like to win so I can drink kombucha every day!

  63. I’d love to win the kit and start foregoing the expensive bottles at the grocery!

  64. I really want to win this because I really want to try Kombucha it sounds so healthy.

  65. Sweeet! Love this. I would feel so very fancy if I could brew my own. Yum! (+ making as many of my own flavors as I want!)

  66. it’s very simple, I love Kombucha!!! I cannot afford to drink GT kombucha daily and I need to make my own. I have health issues and trying to consume nothing but great things for my body so I need plenty of kombucha around for this reason.

  67. I’d love to win because I’ve always wanted to try kombucha but it is expensive and hard to find where I live. Winning this would solve both of these problems!

  68. Kelsea Eaton says:

    I have only tried Kombucha once from a grocery store and I didnt care too much for it. I hear its really good for you so I want to give it another try! Even better make my own!

  69. I want to win because I love kombucha but it’s so darn expensive! I’d love to be able to brew my own!

  70. I would like to win because my beloved scoby died (molded) when I moved back home from college over the summer! I would love to start brewing again.

  71. I follow KombuchaBK on twitter (@BarrAndTable)

  72. I would love to win a home brew kombucha kit because I’m a huge fan of kombucha!

  73. I love kombucha, this is why I want to win.

  74. I follow on twitter as @bodhi_bear

  75. I want to win because I’d love to try to make my own kombucha!

  76. Annnnd I Twitter Follow @KombuchaBK!

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