Oxygenating/aerating tea prior to primary fermentation?

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum:

homebrewbeliever

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
May 11, 2012
Messages
309
Reaction score
16
Location
Portland
Hello, community! I am moving from homebrewing beer to making kombucha, and I'm working to see what of my beer making gear I can adapt for kombucha use. I have an oxygenation stone for aerating wort and I'm wondering if the SCOBY yeasts benefit from well-oxygenated tea, just like yeasts benefit from well-oxygenated wort. Would it be helpful to blast the tea with some pure O2 using my oxygenation stone prior to placing the SCOBY, or would this be a pointless endeavor? I have looked around but can't seem to find any information about this.
 

Seamonkey84

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 9, 2019
Messages
975
Reaction score
390
Location
Maine
Just shake the cooled tea real well to aerate it.No real need to use pure O2. Sure I might help it go a bit faster the first day or so, but it’s not under air lock so it’s going to get plenty of O2 anyway.
 

hottpeper13

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
1,692
Reaction score
801
Location
Mequon
I only heat half the water for steeping then add cold water to drop the temp. So plenty of O2 in there.
 

Latest posts

Top