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Fizzy Ginger Kombucha Recipe (2nd Ferment)

After the 1st Fermentation is completed, it's time to complete the 2nd Ferment! This recipe has the step by step process to adding your flavor (ginger) and completing the fermentation process. This is the final step before you can drink your booch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 d
Total Time4 d 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: admin


  • 1 oz fresh ginger
  • 1 gallon fermented kombucha tea 1st ferment
  • 1 plastic or wooden spoon
  • 1 plastic strainer
  • 1 16 oz glass jar
  • 1 Cup measuring cup


Remove the Scoby from fermented kombucha tea

  • Remove the lid/coffee filter from the jar of fermented tea. Using your spoon gently remove the scoby from the jar. 
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Separate baby (new) scoby from the mother (old) scoby.

  • Gently separate the baby scoby from the mother scoby (you can use clean hands or two spoons). Discard the mother (I compost mine).

Make new kombucha starter.

  • Place the baby scoby in your 16 oz. glass jar or any suitable container you are using to store your starter.
    Top with 2 cups of the fermented tea, cover with a plastic lid and set aside. I keep mine in my cupboard until ready to brew another batch.
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Infuse the fermented tea with ginger.

  • Grate your ginger using the medium sized grate. I used 1 oz for my recipe. Add the ginger back into the remaining kombucha tea. Cover with a kitchen cloth and let it infuse for 24 hours.
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Bottle the infused kombucha tea.

  • Strained the infused tea with the plastic strainer into a plastic or glass pitcher. Insert the tip of the plastic funnel into your fliptop or grolsch bottles and pour in your infused tea. 
    Leave only 1-2 centimeters of remaining space at the top. 

Allow the kombucha to ferment the 2nd time.

  • Check your kombucha after 2-3 days. Once the carbonation has built up again it is done. 
    Place the bottles in the fridge and enjoy your homemade kombucha!