Christmas in October!!
Like children on the eve of Christmas, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new Anvil stainless steel fermentation kettles, new kettle heaters, and fresh SCOBY cultures! In case you forgot, a SCOBY, or mother, is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast and is essential to a good brew. Our new SCOBY's are being sent from a lab in California, are free of food pathogens and have been genetically identified to know specially what yeast and bacteria are involved for the fermentation of our kombucha.
We can't wait to begin to scale up our production with slightly larger vessels, that are equipped with spigots and beautiful temperature gauges... No more lifting and pouring 20 gallon fermentation jugs!! They are sleek and gorgeous, and WAY much more functional. As the weather is getting cooler since our warm summer months when we started out at the kitchen, it is time to add some heat to keep our cultures and brew at their happiest temperature of 27 degrees...Our new heating wraps will have switches to regulate the heat, which will keep our SCOBY mothers cozy and warm all through our wet rainy winter.
We are excited to experiment with our brews with all our new supplies, and are planning to be hosting more Growler refill days very soon...so stay tuned so that we can bring you more of our Whistler Elixir booch...all winter long...