How to Make Jun

HOw to brew jun

Jun is a delicious probiotic fermented drink that very similar to Kombucha, though it has been bred to eat raw honey instead of sugar. This means that along with the health benefits of kombucha, you get the added health properties of raw honey.

To brew your own Jun, you just need some Jun culture (in our kits, we provide 200mL to start you off brewing), some sugary tea (about 1 litre and 50 grams of sugar to start with). You then let it brew for seven to ten days and you will start to taste the slightly fermented honey flavoured delicious Jun beverage!

Download our JUN BREW BIBLE here

Brewing tips

Make sure that anything you add to your scoby or liquid culture is between 5 to 35 degree Celsius. The scoby culture can be killed by anything too hot or too cold.

Keep the culture liquid to water at a ratio of 1:5 at the most! The stronger the jun culture, the more it will keep out the bad bacteria. If your jun has grown mould or fur, then this is usually the culprit! Also keep the air fresh and the water the purest water you can get to avoid this problem.

Keep your brewing vessel somewhere warmish! The optimal temperature for Jun brewing is between 23-29 degrees Celcius. We recommend on top of the fridge, as the temperature is usually stabilised and warm up there. When it’s very cold, you can wrap a blanket around your scoby – tuck it in to keep it warm!

Kombucha likes to stay out of the sun. Keep it in a darker place for best results, out of direct sunlight for sure! Try our ceramic fermenters to avoid the sun.

Jun brewing diagram

Flavouring techniques.

We recommend that you keep your main kombucha unflavoured, and use a secondary fermenter to flavour your kombucha. You can flavour the kombucha for a few hours or a few days, depending on how you want to infuse the flavour. Kombucha takes on the flavours and attributes of it’s infusions really easily so use your taste buds to decide! You can use anything to flavour kombucha, let your imagination run wild!

Using flavoured teas, dried herbs and spices – you can steep the tea in boiling water and add the (cooled) liquid to flavour the kombucha. You can also just put the ingredients straight in, infuse for a while and then strain out. We also recommend using a cotton/muslin cloth to act a kind of tea bag and infuse your ingredients using that. This is how we do it here at Good Brew!

Fresh fruit and veggies – a delicious addition to your kombucha drinks. You can put the ingredients straight in and even let them infuse for a few days to really get the flavours going. Or you can juice the fruit and veggies and add the juice to your infusions.

Our delicious flavours – Good Brew loves to share our delicious recipes for our most popular flavours of kombucha. We have flavour kits for sale of our most popular flavours: Hibiscus, Lemongrass & GingerApple Mint & Chlorophyll and Orange Blossom, Turmeric & Passion Flower

Carbonating and Bottling

Kombucha culture eats the sugar and tea in your mixture and this produces carbon dioxide. To make a delicious sparkling beverage, the container needs to be sealed so that the carbon dioxide can disperse throughout the liquid. To add sparkle to your kombucha, pour into bottles with lids, or a big container that is airtight. Keep it out of the fridge for a day or two – the kombucha culture will keep processing and produce carbon dioxide which carbonates your beverage. Be careful though! The longer you leave it out, the more gas will accumulate in the bottle, which can eventually lead to exploding bottles! You only need a day or two out of the fridge before it’s perfectly sparkling!

Workshops

If you have any more questions please contact our brewers at Brunswick HQ via the contact form or call the office. We are always happy to help!

If you want to get the real lowdown on brewing, we also have workshops on the last Thursday of every month. These are in person or via zoom where you will get probiotic pizza, free taste testing and a free scoby is included in the price of a ticket. In these workshops, our head brewer teaches you all the science behind the brewing process, one-on-one troubleshooting and go through everything about the brewing process that you need to know.

Grab our simple Jun instructions here

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