Our Oak 10 Liter Kombucha Barrel
Setting up your new Kombucha Barrel
- Cure the barrel – Set it in a container so it can leak and not get anything wet that you want to keep dry (like your counter or floor) Fill about 75% full of warm water. Try not to get the outside of the barrel wet. If you do then just wipe it off.
- Allow the water to soak in to the wood until the wood swells and seals itself by tightening against the hoops. This could be for a few days or up to a week or more for larger barrels. It will stop leaking once the wood has properly swollen and sealed itself. If not then you may need a little barrel wax on it to seal it up.
- Empty the barrel of the water and rinse it a few times until the water is clear.
- Drain the barrel and now, you are ready to fill with kombucha.