Brew Safe All Wood Spigot for Kombucha Brewing Vessels
Wood replacement spigot with cork sleeve for Kombucha Kamp USA Made Artisanal Stoneware Brewer or other vessels that fulfill the dimension requirements. These high quality spigots are easy to install and remove.
- Made from 100% wood with cork outer lining
- Fits 1" opening, 1 inch at narrowest end and tapers to 1⅛" at widest end with spigot
- All natural wood for those who prefer to avoid plastic or stainless steel
- Includes FREE Spigot Brush for even easier cleaning
- Comes standard with all USA Handmade Stoneware Brewers
Installing the Spigot
To create a tight seal, firmly insert the spigot into the hole in your vessel and fill with water so it covers the spigot. It may leak at first but as the water swells the cork lining and wooden spigot, a tight seal will form.
Cleaning the Spigot
Sometimes yeast or bits of SCOBY may collect inside the spigot and clog up the flow. This is perfectly normal but can be frustrating. Use the FREE spigot brush included with every KKamp spigot to dislodge the blockages.
If the brew has molded, throw away all SCOBYs and liquid from the brew, then soak this spigot in distilled white vinegar or very sour Kombucha vinegar for 2-3 days to kill any spores in the wood prior to starting the brew again.
Why use a spigot when brewing Kombucha?
Spigots are certainly not required to make Kombucha at home, but they can make the process less messy and overall more convenient. Usually this is accomplished via the Continous Brew method, which is popular with millions of homebrewers all over the world, as it makes delicious Kombucha more quickly and with less mess than Batch Brewing. Continuous Brewing, aka "CB," works best in a larger vessel with that spigot attached.
However some brewers choose to use a vessel with a spigot to make large Batch Brews rather than Continuous Brews by draining the vessel each time rather than leaving them partially full. This takes longer but especially if one only plans to brew every once in awhile, this can be useful. Each brewer finds the style that fits their needs, but no matter what method is used a spigot will always make the process cleaner and easier.