Kombucha Brooklyn Home Brewing Kits

Brew your own Kombucha at home with a Kombucha Brooklyn home brew kit!Kombucha Brooklyn home brew kit

Give your friends and loved ones a gift they’ll DIY for this year! DIY kits are fun, interactive gifts that keep on giving, so we’re offering a special discount on some of our favorites this week.

Today we’re offering up an amazing kit for making your own healthy kombucha tea at home.

Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent, probiotic tea drink. It’s made by fermenting tea and sugar using a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) commonly called a mother.

History:

While the exact origins are still unknown, Kombucha is thought to have originated in Northeastern China. It has been traditionally consumed in China for centuries, but it’s popularity slowly expanded into Russia and eastern Europe. Recently, This tasty tea beverage has expanded around the globe because of its live probiotic cultures touted by many as the key to a healthier gut.

Kombucha Brooklyn:

After making their own for decades, Jessica and Eric Childs founded Kombucha Brooklyn in 2009. They started with making and bottling their own recipe of delicious Kombucha in Brooklyn. Then they expanded their business to include 1/2 gallon kits, so people could easily brew their own at home. These kits come with everything you need to get started, including a voucher for a free fresh, live  “SCOBY” culture.

Home Brewing:

Every time you brew a batch of kombucha, you’ll grow a new culture, which means you can then create two more batches—or give a SCOBY to a friend so they can get started brewing, too. As long as you keep the culture alive, you can keep making a never ending supply. Like winemaking and beer brewing, the art of transforming tea and sugar into probiotic kombucha follows a special fermenting procedure, but once you get the basic formula and brewing process down, you can start experimenting with flavorings! Add a dash of lemon juice, fresh ginger, or fruit to create one tasty batch after another.

Watch the video below to learn more about this amazing, popular kit!

Along with the voucher for your free pristinely propagated SCOBY, this fun, easy, and cost-effective kit also includes the following tried and true components:

  • 1 Brews worth of hand-selected fair trade, organic tea
  • 1 Brews worth of organic, fair trade cane sugar
  • 1/2 Gallon glass jar
  • 100% Organic cotton cover
  • Rubber band
  • 1 Temperature Indicator Strip
  • Very detailed instructions

Modern Sprout Herb Growing Kits

Who doesn’t love fresh herbs?

The holidays are fast approaching, and Whisk is here to help, because we know how hard it can be to choose the perfect gift for friends and loved ones who have everything. Give them a gift they’ll DIY for! An at-home herb growing kit is a perfect gift that will keep on giving! Modern Sprout offers compact kits that are great for home cooks with limited space.

Modern Sprout Herb Growing Kits

These passive hydroponic herb growing kits could not be more simple to use. They take all the guesswork out of gardening at home! They provide the perfect balance of air, water, and nutrients to your herbs. Because they come in a modern frosted glass jar, they’ll also look great with any decor! Everything you’ll need is included. Certified organic seeds, a glass canning jar, wick, stainless steel net pot and earth-friendly growing medium.

But what does “passive hydroponic” mean? Thanks for asking!

Passive hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. A wick transports water and nutrients to the plant’s roots in a porous growing medium. Your herbs will always have the perfect balance of water to oxygen, because the nutrient solution is taken up as needed from the reservoir below. This makes growing herbs at home super simple, since you can see the water level through the glass and you’ll no exactly when to water.

hydroponic growing system

Get them at Whisk today!

Whisk offers kits for growing cilantro, basil, and mint! Be sure to grab one (or all three!) before it’s too late! Whisk also has a huge selection of other great gifts for home cooks, including even more DIY kits! Check out one of our stores to pick up all your gifts this holiday season, or visit our website to have your gifts shipped directly to your friends and loved ones! You can even choose to have items set aside for you to pick up in store.

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Whisk Sips featuring: Fee Bros Black Walnut Bitters

Learn all about Fee Brothers’ Black Walnut Bitters!
Fee Bros Black Walnut Bitters

Fee Brothers’ History:

In 1864, James Fee opened a grocery and liquor store in Rochester, NY to help support his large, close-knit family. His brothers helped him grow the store into a successful winery and wine import business, and in 1883 the name was changed from James Fee & Company to Fee Brothers.

Surviving Prohibition: 

When prohibition began in 1920, Fee Brothers kept themselves afloat by making altar wine & distributing wine-making supplies. They even consulted with homeowners to legally make their own wine at home. It was legal to make a small amount of wine for personal use, but making and selling stronger spirits was strictly forbidden.

That didn’t stop people from trying though, and poor quality alcohol flooded the market. It was most often made by people who didn’t have a clue as to what they were doing. Most of the alcohol being sold in saloons and speakeasies tasted terrible. Fee Brothers saw this as an opportunity and developed a line of cordial syrups and drink flavorings designed to make inferior spirits taste like the real thing. Benedictine, Chartreuse, Brandy, and Rum flavorings were among their most popular products.

Cocktail Bitters:

When prohibition was repealed in 1933, Fee Brothers returned to the sale of liquor, but their cordial syrups stayed really popular. Therefore, they soon decided to focus on mixers, syrups, and flavorings instead. By 1950 they were on a never-ending quest to develop new products and their flavored cocktail bitters line really became a focus. Fee Brothers’ product list now boasts almost 100 drink mix products. They’re best known for their huge selection of flavored cocktail bitters.

Black Walnut Bitters:

Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters combine the bitterness and robust nutty flavor of black walnuts with a hint of warm spice. Perfect for fall and winter cocktails, these bitters pair well with sweet and savory flavors alike. Black walnut is ideal with whiskey and smoky flavors like scotch or mezcal, but can also be incredibly versatile. Please watch the video below to see how to put black walnut bitters to use in your home bar.

Black Walnut Old Fashioned

1 sugar cube
6 dashes black walnut bitters
2 oz bourbon whiskey
orange peel

Place a sugar cube in an old fashioned or rocks glass and moisten with walnut bitters. Crush cube with a muddler or the back of a bar spoon. Add bourbon and stir with a cocktail spoon until the sugar begins to dissolve. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Garnish with an orange peel and enjoy!