Homemade Fermented Beverages, a Follow-Along Virtual Event (FAVE)
Learn to make kombucha, ginger beer, cultured whey sodas, and vinegar shrub drinks from scratch with a discussion on flavors that will invigorate your creativity and give you and your family the satisfaction of enjoying beautifully crafted libations that are unique, delicious, and filled with health promoting probiotics. Additionally, we'll teach you how to catch your own ginger 'bug' and brew your own raw kombucha and vinegar so you'll be well on your way to beverage self-sustainability!
This class does not focus on alcoholic beverages and is open to all ages.
We'll send you a list of everything you'll need ahead of time as well as a link for purchasing any of the harder-to-find items. The aim is to keep it fairly simply so you don't have to stress about finding unusual items.
Time: 11am-12pm pacific
To follow along in this class you'll need to have on hand:
Ingredients (You don't have to make all the beverages in class if there's something that doesn't appeal to you. For that reason, I've indicated which beverage each ingredient is for. Follow-along as much or as little as you like/can):
- 8 teabags or 2 TBSP loose tea (green, black or oolong)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3.5 quarts water - ready to put on to boil
- 2 cups kombucha starter or full-strength store-bought kombucha (like GT's original)
- Large fresh ginger root
- Raw honey
- Cultured whey from cheesemaking or strained out of yogurt (whey from ricotta is not cultured and will not work)
- 1/2 cup diced fruit or 1/4 cup juice of your choice for flavoring - think berries, apple, grape, etc. Whatever you like!
- 1 TBSP sugar (if you're not using a sweet fruit for flavoring)
- 1 cup vinegar of choice (red/white/champagne/apple cider)
- 1 cup fruit of choice (berries, cherries, apples, peaches, plums, etc)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 gallon jar
- Something to boil your kombucha water (tea kettle, etc)
- 3-4 quart-sized Mason jars
- 3-4 swing-top bottles (not required but very useful) like these <--this is an Amazon affiliate link for which I may receive compensation. Sorry that I can't carry these bottles in stock.
- 3-4 butter muslin pieces cut into 8”-10” squares (a few coffee filters will work in a pinch!)
- Microplane or grater (helpful but not essential for ginger beer)
- 3-4 Rubber bands (to hold the butter muslin over the top of the jars
- Several spoons to stir
This Follow-Along Virtual Event is $40 or get it for free by backing us on Patreon at the $25 level.
This is part of the FARMcurious Follow-Along Virtual Event (FAVE) Series - our response to the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks for helping to keep our lights on during this crisis.
Interested in a private cheesemaking party via Zoom? We now offer private events for birthdays, bachelorettes, etc. We also offer team-building workshops for businesses and special interest groups (like parent's clubs, scout troops, etc), all via Zoom.
We'll send each person a very easy supply list ahead of time as well as recommendations on setting up your kitchen for a virtual cheesemaking workshop. We can even send supplies directly to each participant to make things easy. Contact Nicole directly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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