CSK Frequently Asked Questions

Kombucha 101

What is the floaty stuff?

The floaty stuff is a new baby kombutcha culture. Because our kombucha is raw and unpasteurized, it remains full of living yeast and bacteria which will continue to ferment even after we remove the mother culture. This is a good indication that you are drinking a live, raw, happy and nourishing drink.

How long does it last after opening?

Kombucha can be goods for quite some time. We generally say 4 months in refrigeration. Kombucha doesn’t really go bad and the live culture prevents anything harmful from growing. However, kombucha eventually will turn to a vinegar and be a little too acidic to drink. Airspace in the bottle is good for live cultures but can also speed up the Kombucha in becoming more vinegary. An important reason we put a 4 month date on our bottles is because fresher is better for live cultures. Live Culture viability is important to us. Many other kombuchas are fermented for long periods in bottle to achieve lots of carbonation, but this process ends up harming many of the live cultures so unique to the Kombucha ferment. That is a big point for us. I’m told really old Kombucha can be incorporated into a vinaigrette for salads. I’ve yet to try this myself yet but sounds believable and interesting.

Will it give me the poops?

Oh yes! If you are new to Kombucha your may notice a little gestational upset as your body adjusts to all the beneficial bacterial culture, don’t worry, this is temporary. To avoid this completely, we suggest you start off small and drink only a little at a time for the first few days. It doesn’t take long for your body to adjust and then you will be enjoying all the benefits Kombucha has to offer!

Can I drink it if I'm pregnant/breastfeeding?

We recommend speaking to your Doctor about this issue. However, since we are asked this question frequently, we’ll share our opinion. Since our Kombucha is below .5% in alcohol when properly refrigerated it’s considered non-alcoholic, and the trace amount should not do any harm when pregnant. Kombucha tends to be a little bit detoxifying, this is why some doctors recommend limiting consumption to small amounts while pregnant. Kombucha isn’t just for Adults, lots of Children love our Kombucha and its a great tasting alternative to sodas or juices with a fraction of the calories. Children under 2 yrs should be given only small amounts. Their immune systems are forming via interactions with things in the environment and although Kombucha may support immune function, it would be like a crutch to children that young, they need to develop their own.


Curb-Side Pick Up for Online Orders

We are excited to offer contact free curb side pick up at the brewery every Saturday from 1pm-4pm, located at 23 Main Street, Grand Bend. We ask that all orders are received by Thursday at midnight to ensure your order is filled with the yummiest kombucha we can provide. Ring our doorbell when you arrive and your deliciousness will be ready.

Kombucha Kegs

For people who drink a lot of kombucha, we are able to provide you fine people with kegs of kombucha (I mean they seriously don’t last long in our houses). Personalized flavours are available to please you and your family’s own unique tastebuds. Contact us for more info!

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