Talking about Beef Tallow, Sourdough, and Store-Bought Kombucha
I was happy to chat with my sweet Kitchen Pioneers during this month’s live stream on July 22, 2021. It was great to talk in-depth about beef tallow, real sourdough bread, store-bought kombucha, and whether or not homemade kombucha may contain some alcohol.
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Is Store-Bought Kombucha Real?
While shopping for groceries recently, I saw my local supermarket was selling “real” kombucha made from the traditional process. A few years back, stores pulled real kombucha from their shelves because someone discovered it contained 0.5% alcohol.
The supermarket sign stated you could purchase this real kombucha, but you had to be over 21. So I decided to buy a bottle to compare the taste to homemade kombucha because so many of you have asked me if our homemade versions contain alcohol.
Well, I have no way of testing the alcohol level of homemade kombucha, but I will say that the store-bought kombucha with the 0.5% alcohol label certainly tastes very similar to the homemade version. Both the store-bought “real” kombucha and homemade kombucha taste stronger than the store-bought versions of modified kombucha that are available to the general public.
So I want to share this news with all of you in case you are concerned that your homemade kombucha might be slightly alcoholic. If you are trying to avoid alcohol completely or are concerned about allowing your children to drink homemade kombucha, you might want to avoid homemade or store-bought “real” kombucha altogether.
How to Make Kombucha
However, if you’re still interested in making homemade kombucha, I show you how in my comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Kombucha making.
Our Sweet Obi
During our live stream, I was saddened to share with you that our sweet pup Obi-Wan has passed away. Our hearts are breaking, but we know that St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals, is watching over her, and she is playing in heaven with all our other pups who have gone before her.
Our sweet Obi was with us for 14 wonderful years, and we were SO blessed to have her as part of our family. We miss her dearly.
Thank you for all of your kind comments for Obi on our community page. I’m so glad that she was able to join me in videos that I could share with you.
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