Our Kombucha Oak Barrels
We guarantee all of our barrels against damage or leakage. Our barrels are expected to swell and not leak when the directions above are followed correctly. The top is cut open and does not affect barrel integrity. You should always keep the interior of your barrel moist (dried out barrels will leak).
Setting up your new Kombucha Barrel
- Cure the barrel – be sure to keep it in a tub or 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.
- Leave it to seal for a day or two (or more for larger barrels).? It will stop leaking once the wood has properly swollen and sealed itself.
- Empty the barrel of the water and rinse it a few times until the water is clear.
- Add a camden tablet (1 for the 5 liter and 2 for the 10 liter kombucha barrel)
- Swish the solution around so it gets all the barrel saturated with the mixture
- Drain the barrel, rinse it and now? you are ready to fill with kombucha, ginger, Japanese water crystals or whatever your favorite ferment is.