Can I brew Kombucha with Ss Brewtech Fermenters?

On the Kombucha front, needs are a little different than brewing beer! The biggest thing is getting enough oxygen to the fermentation. Now we offer a few different fermentation vessels the first being our custom Kombucha gear, the Ss Booch Tanks! These come complete with a 100% diameter lid, airflow lid port with mesh screen, TC sample valve, TC thermowell, and TC bottom drain port. 

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Next is our classic Brew Bucket! We offer these in 3.5gals, 7 gals, and 14gals. We think these are an optimal price to performance on kombucha since you have the 100% percent width removable lid that makes for easy SCOBY removal and plenty of oxygen exposure. These are a little less feature-rich as the Ss Booch Tanks, but they are still a great way to move up into steel fermenters. We even offer a special Kombucha Lid for the Brew Bucket Mini 3.5gallon that replicates the airflow lid port with mesh screen that you can find on the Ss Booch Tanks.


We also offer the Chronicals which come in 7gal, 14gal, 17gal, and 42-gallon varieties. These offer the same benefits as the Brew Buckets but with taller legs as well as add a dump valve for removing any tea or proteins that may have fallen out of suspension.


We offer an all in one Unitank in the same sizes (7gal,14gal, 17gal, and 42gal) which feature a smaller lid and dump valve but you can also oxygenate the brew AND seal the tank up for carbonation (after you remove the SCOBY) both with the included Diffusion Oxygenation and Carbonation Stone.


Additionally, we offer Brite tanks, which were originally designed for clarifying beer. These were the foundation for our Ss Booch Tank with the sample and thermowell ports. These Brite Tanks are still great for long term SCOBY hotels or as a blending and flavoring tanks or solely as a cold crashing and carbonation vessel.


These unitanks and brite tanks also come double-walled in larger sizes like 1bbl, 2bbl, and 3.5bbl with glycol jacketing for temperature control that doesn’t have direct contact with the mother like Chilling Coil FTSs temp control kits, which some users prefer.


Our friends over at Sünnte Kombucha (Salt Lake City, UT), use many of the smaller brew buckets and blend batches together to taste!  As always, your process is part of what makes your brews great, so at the end of the day, you will have to be the one to decide what the best gear for you will be. Hopefully, this lays the foundation. Let us know what size volumes you see working best for your operation and we would be happy to recommend specifics!

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