Kombucha is a fermented tea that is often drunk for medicinal purposes. It is a living culture of beneficial microorganism. According to GT Kombucha, "it is not a supplement, drug, or medicine... it is simply a super healthy food that promotes overall well being and helps the body to find (or regain) its natural balance.
Most kombucha is less than 30 calories per 12 oz bottle and about 2 grams of sugar (of course this depends on your ingredients).
If you have never brewed before or just need a refresher this is the class for you. Learn about the equipment and ingredients needed to get started. This class will take you through the process so that you will feel comfortable to brew in your own home. Full details after the cut...
When: Saturday August 7, 2010photo: Heather Zinger
Where: Homebrew Exchange, 1907 N Kilpatrick St.
Instructor: David Bleckmann of joyofcheesemaking.com
Cost: $30 each or 2 people $50 + each will receive a $10 store credit
Now available, three different flavors of Kombucha starters to choice from: Jasmine Green, Pear Ginger, Blueberry Black. Each will make 1 gallon of organic kombucha. Included in the kit is a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), sugar, tea, and instructions. You need to provide a non metallic container and some boiling water. For $16.00 you can make your own kombucha over and over. The SCOBY can be stored and used to make future batches.
More new products after the cut...
The next "Exchange" party is scheduled for July 17, 2010. Bring your homemade beer, wine, cheese, bread, etc.. Spend the afternoon trying a variety of goodies created by your neighbors. Be amazed at the quality of local home brewers and cheesemakers. This time we'll raffle off some prizes and have a little "Best of Show" contest.
Family friendly as always
Click on the flyer or visit Kenton Business Assn. for more details.
An introductory class on how to make Mead, the ancestor of all fermented beverages. Mead is an easy-to-make yet very fancy alcoholic beverage which can be prepared in many different styles. We will cover: mead history, basic brewing techniques, and the different types of mead, including fruit and herb meads.
(Includes $5 store credit.)
Limited seating, so call or visit to reserve a spot.
Camembert is similar to Brie, has a soft edible rind, a runny interior, and is usually made in 4 inch rounds. It is perhaps one of the more well known classic types of cheese, and is a "bloomy rind" style. More details below...
We continue to receive new products at HBX weekly. This month we've added new yeast strains, new grains, an herb section, new kettles and hardware, and other goodies. Full details below.