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Storing opened storebought kombucha

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 07, 2013 at 2:50 PM

So I'm late to the kombucha party...I bought some at Whole Foods yesterday and had a few sips (and liked very much). I'm only planning on drinking an ounce or two a day for now to ease into it, but I was wondering about storage. How long will an opened bottle of storebought kombucha keep in the fridge?

I've searched and read most of the kombucha threads on here and can't seem to find the answer. Most are about making your own at home...maybe in the future, but right now I'm just going with storebought.

Thanks!

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on April 07, 2013
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Yeah, I grew my own SCOBY from a bottle of GT's. :)

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on April 07, 2013
at 03:41 PM

Opened kombucha will continue to ferment very slowly while refrigerated but it won't go bad for a very long time 6+ months.

You could even leave it out at room temperature and it would last for weeks although it would continue to ferment and become more acidic over time. If you leave it at room temperature for weeks, a SCOBY will form that you could use to make your own kombucha.

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on April 07, 2013
at 03:54 PM

Yeah, I grew my own SCOBY from a bottle of GT's. :)

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on April 07, 2013
at 03:01 PM

it will be fine, if its really sweet it will probably just get more potent, they don't let them ferment as long as they used to due to the marginal alcohol content that can be produced, so its fine to let them sit, the fact that it has been opened is not an issue.

if it looses its fizz add a slice of ginger

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