Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

Hey y'all, let's make some good ol' fashion sauerkraut shall we. If you have not already checked out why you should eat fermented foods, like ALL. DAY. LONG. Check out this post. Sauerkraut gets a bad rep, most people think it just goes on hot dogs and it's gross. But when you realize how good it is for your belly, all of a sudden it has an interesting taste that you can get behind. Sauerkraut is one of the simplest recipes you can practice with if you are just starting out fermenting. Let's be honest, what the F is Sauerkraut? Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage. Fermented foods are created through the act of live organisms converting carbohydrates into alcohol or an [...]

Kombucha Series 5: SCOBY Hotel

Kombucha Series 5: SCOBY Hotel

Alright Y'all, so you've brewed your batch of Booch and you need a break. I am not even going to ask why you are taking a break from Booch but I am sure it's a good reason. So I will walk you through on how to make a SCOBY hotel. This way your SCOBY stays happy and fed while you do whatever it is that you need to do. It is really quite simple to keep your SCOBY happy without stressing yourself out. Enough with the busy talk....Let's do this thang! After you have made your batch of Booch, simply brew yourself a new batch of sweet tea. Pour tea over you SCOBY and..... BOOM SON Your got yourself a [...]

Kombucha Series 4: Simplifying Your Flavor

Kombucha Series 4: Simplifying Your Flavor

Yo! Let's talk about simplifying your Kombucha flavor. Many ask me about the process it takes to make Kombucha and while it can be time consuming for a very small portion of the process, it's actually super easy. If you haven't already read series 1, 2 and 3 check them out here, here, oh and here. It talks about what Kombucha is, how to grow your own SCOBY and how to brew the stuff. This post is going to go over how to simplify your second fermentation process with flavor. Now, if you are a Kombucha brewer you may have experienced the time consuming part of the process where you cut up all your fruit shove them in the little [...]

Kefir: You Got A Question? I Got An Answer!

Kefir: You Got A Question? I Got An Answer!

I have received a ton of question around Kefir. So I thought I would compile them all together and help take the fear out of fermented milk. When people hear the words fermented milk they immediately shut off. Seriously people, this stuff is the best stuff in the world for your entire well being. When I encourage people to make it at home, they look at me like, there is no way in hell I can make this stuff. Then they look at me and ask, are you sure it's safe to drink? So lets take the fear out of it and start feeding our bellies with homemade Kefir. What is Kefir: Kefir is a probiotic. It is a fermented [...]

Simple Beet Kraut

Simple Beet Kraut

Let's  do a little fermenting shall we, a simple Beet Kraut perhaps. We harvested some beautiful looking beets and carrots a few weeks ago. So I decided to ferment them. Man, the world of fermenting has just got me. It is so much fun. What made this batch even better, was that we grew it. The word ferment, scares people. But it shouldn't. Read here to see why. We are going to get on with this simple beet kraut that is quite delicious. Beet Kraut Recipe What you need: 1 head of purple cabbage 2-4 medium size beets 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt 1 clove of garlic (optional) Quart size mason jar, crock or fido jar Airlocks (optional but highly [...]