Apr 13, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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Fellow NYC Ferments member Ivy Branin will be offering kombucha classes starting this Sunday, April 13. The SAME class will also be offered on May 4 and June 8. See details below:
NYC Ferments Co-organizer
Reveal the Ancient Art of Kombucha at a Homebrewing Demo
The secret to making kombucha is that there’s not one way to do it. Created from sweetened tea and a yeast culture, the final product depends on factors like the addition of sugar or juice, the level of carbonation and the amount of time it’s allowed to ferment. Because of this delicate balancing act and its purported health benefits, those who make it from scratch are standouts in the DIY health community.
Dr. Ivy Branin is one of the concocters who have mastered this revered drink. When she first tasted kombucha in naturopathic school, she disliked the flavor so much that she tossed it in the trash. But after giving it another chance, she became hooked and determined to make the beverage herself. Her naturopathic studies, and even her background in biochemical engineering, led her to eventually conquer the kombucha recipe, and she has been homebrewing the drink for over seven years now.
The experience starts at the very beginning, as Ivy describes the early history of the beverage and its health benefits. After boosting your kombucha knowledge, watch Ivy perform a step-by-step demo on how to brew the elixir. As she goes through each stage of production, Ivy discusses the science behind what’s occurring and what you can expect in your future homebrew endeavors. See how the process moves from tea to yeast culture to the final bottling, and afterwards get a tasting of Ivy’s flavored variations. Go home with a culture, starter materials and the know-how needed to brew your own impressive.
Pre-registration required! Click here to register.