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How to Brew Your Own Kombucha with Brad | It's Alive | Bon Appetit

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In episode 1 of 'It's Alive' with Bon Appétit test kitchen manager Brad Leone, we follow him through his process of brewing his own kombucha. Main takeaways include: be creative, keep your SCOBY clean, take care of her, feed her, and use food-grade bottles to avoid glass explosions. It's a learning experience. Update: Brad now uses a concentrated formula that doesn't require ice. He mixes 2 quarts of water with sugar and tea. Then dilutes it with room-temperature water. Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself. Still haven’t subscribed to Bon Appetit on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/1TLeyPn ABOUT BON APPÉTIT Cook with confidence using Bon Appetit’s kitchen tips, recipes, videos, and restaurant guides. Stay current on the latest food trends, dining destinations, and hosting ideas. How to Brew Your Own Kombucha with Brad | It's Alive | Bon Appetit
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Gypsy SnickerDoodle (17 hours ago)
This was weirdly scattered.
Wil d (1 day ago)
Dear Bon Appetit. Hire me. I mean I love Brad, but I at least know basic sanitation. I won't be sucking on any kitchen tools. Mark my words
Michael Cruz (1 day ago)
I love Brad!
Jon Cassa (5 days ago)
Can you brew mead?
Pazu (8 days ago)
la kombuxita muxaxo !!!
WF4L (9 days ago)
On October 21, 2016, Brad is born a national treasure
Jamie Brown (9 days ago)
what was it that andy ordered
Bobby Frydell (10 days ago)
Remake this pls
B_A_FPS (10 days ago)
Claire her cute grey hairs are gone :(
Aidan MacNamin (12 days ago)
“Don’t use earl grey!” But why?
paige mclachlan (12 days ago)
“It’s a family show” ......orrrrrr is ittt?????
Daniel Clemmer (13 days ago)
best first 20 seconds of any show ever. truly sets the tone and scene for the next 2 years. Congrats on 2 years guys.
xxxthaidyexxx (16 days ago)
Any way to do a "take 2" or redo? Seems like a few updates have been made, would also love more introduction into kombucha and SCOBY. Thanks.
Scott Young (17 days ago)
How the hell is THAT kombucha? It’s a Japanese word that means “kelp tea” and it’s sold in every supermarket in the country. It’s not fermented, it’s not carbonated, and we don’t put sugar or fruit juice or tea in it. You take finely powdered kelp and steep it in hot water. That’s it. He never even used kelp!! That’s like putting out a pile of bird-shaped tofu at thanksgiving and calling it turkey.
Brittany B (17 days ago)
Lol its baby Brad
Mute Stingray (18 days ago)
The thumbnail is the first time I've ever seen him without a hat.
kt t (18 days ago)
That is not a s.c.o.b.y it is the mother or mushroom s.c.o.b.y refers to an action (verb) not a (noun) a s.c.o.b.y is not a thing I have watched several kombucha videos and everybody gets that wrong you do not need the gelatinous goo to make the drink just the starter fluid the mushroom that develops is a sign that the you are getting the reaction or fermentation that you want you do not need to keep a "scoby hotel" call you need to keep is the starter liquid next time you make kombucha try it with out using the mushroom you will get the same results
ItsjustHannah Grace (18 days ago)
If brad proposed to me right now I would have a hard time saying no
galilea avina (20 days ago)
After replaying this video 3 times i still dont know how to make 'bucha
Gorgia Anne (20 days ago)
brads hair in the thumbnail got me tripping
HomelessWookie (21 days ago)
Brad is one talented mf.
cookielord (22 days ago)
Do you not use Earl Grey because the bergamot would kill the cultures?
Brooke Boncimino (23 days ago)
Omg I gotta know where Claire's apron is from
Krish (24 days ago)
Is there a way to make Kombucha with Scoby(from scratch). I want to see how Scoby was made from scratch, as many of us might not have access to it readily.
Egypt Johnson (25 days ago)
He looks like Mathew McConahay in the thumb nail 😂
Ika Boo (26 days ago)
Claire didn't have her grey?!
Mike.V (28 days ago)
The square bottle with the red cap is that a kilner bottle?
FallenOne87 (28 days ago)
I paused the video shortly after 3:37 because I thought my cat was meowing at me 😂😂
Wasel Gott (28 days ago)
Oh god I don't think he knows what must is in my people's terms
Deckus Ragnarok (28 days ago)
Love watching my favorite wholesome bucha boy at work
Joe Lopez (29 days ago)
They should give brad his own show
allison sachs (29 days ago)
Wait.... so why don’t we use earl grey????????
kevin mountain (29 days ago)
Whens Brad coming out with a new video? im waiting
Hannah Glavin (30 days ago)
Kara Beasley (30 days ago)
Awesome bucha video, and nice one for using Ceres juice in a few 😉
rebecca long (30 days ago)
Does Brad have ADHD?
jack spinosa (1 month ago)
after adding the juice i am told to open it every day to let the gas out, your saying don't. WHAT DO I DO????? !st timer here
Marcus Lambright (1 month ago)
"Wurder" is definitely how it's pronounced out here in Jersey.
Samantha Townsend (1 month ago)
Who ever edits these videos is amazing and sassy. I cant help but wanna be friends
Jim Rising (1 month ago)
Adding ice from the bin and sucking the siphon tube does not seem sanitary. :/ get an auto siphon and a wort chiller.
michaelbhs05yb (9 days ago)
Both issues are addressed in the video.
DAVE (1 month ago)
Y'all spelled concentrated wrong at the end, but not in the description
Grace (1 month ago)
Watching these old videos and wow Claire and Brad and everyone really looked so different
Jordan Hart (1 month ago)
I subscribed because of It's Alive. ...Try not to let 'em jump the shark, know what I mean Vin?
Joseph McGowan (1 month ago)
the rare "warder"
Sky Light (1 month ago)
I believe Brad was a better chef when she was a woman. Somehow the change made her kinda accident prone. Has anybody else noticed this?
William Plain (1 month ago)
I think what I love most about this approach to cooking for folks that don't really know, "but want to learn", is it is very pragmatic ideas that can be replicated and or very clear. Well done sir. I will watch the series. The cooking show "YouTube network" is creating some great content. Keep the excellent shows coming.
Timo Müller (1 month ago)
Could you please make an episode on how to get/grow/make scoby? ❤️❤️
Angel Li (1 month ago)
I love how this video was a hot mess
Kirsten Reddoch (1 month ago)
I like how everything he does in this video the text overlay basically says 'nah he doesnt do it like that anymore, thats not a good way to do it" hahah
Merlin Adam Siervo (1 month ago)
Brad is a beautiful man
Rudy Rodriguez (1 month ago)
When Clair thicc
Daniela Reyes (1 month ago)
Brad literally reminds me of some funny movie character, like idk why but his personality is hilarious
ssaaed (1 month ago)
Kassandra Nelson (1 month ago)
Brad is cute 😄
nicoleDD4 (1 month ago)
You guys should make a new updated "How to Make Kombucha" with the new techniques that Brad has learned. He already learned a new technique by the time this video was in post-production, I would love to see if much had changed with his growth of character. Thanks!
Berend Muller (1 month ago)
so, why not earl grey?
Niharika Krishna (1 month ago)
I swear this has a different thumbnail.
Kendra Linnette (1 month ago)
SrJhorge (1 month ago)
How do I make the MOM? which kind of bacteria are we talking about?
Andrew Trujillo (1 month ago)
I’d let brad sit on my face
Cassie Jade (1 month ago)
habibnsouro (1 month ago)
Clair got a booty
Joe Yacketori (1 month ago)
Brad is one of the funnier characters we've had.
DeltaDeathDogs 21 (1 month ago)
I learned nothing how to make it but I love kombucha
Amit Maman (1 month ago)
I would love to know what bacteria/yeast strains are being cultured in the mother jar
Wyatt Oxley (1 month ago)
You should make your own mead.
Zak Smith (1 month ago)
May sound like a stupid af question how do you make/obtain a scoby??
ebmdude (1 month ago)
THE EDITOR WAS IN THIS ONE ...god speed you witty man
Rico Grins (1 month ago)
Claire lookin like a snack from the back
phuck (1 month ago)
thats what im saying
Lindsay Lassiter (1 month ago)
He must have the healthiest gut on the planet!
bkeene12 (1 month ago)
This episode is when BA "turned the corner". It became informative and highly entertaining!
Menish (1 month ago)
It's alive is my favorite anime
0 hype (1 month ago)
Am I missing something? the video starts like halfway through the proccess...
Isaac March (1 month ago)
Ah Yeah, okay.
0 hype (1 month ago)
Nah, the whole video. This is more How to Feed a SCOBY than how to brew kombucha..
Isaac March (1 month ago)
It's an "intro" all the "Alive with Brad's" have some sort of entertaining intro.
mitra solomon (1 month ago)
Hey would love to see you make ginger beer
Angel's Grove (1 month ago)
can I request a video on hard cider???
andrew crowley (1 month ago)
Little butchie enzyme, little Brad enzyme in every bottle. Wutever you do........keep your style Bro'seph
Bartok (1 month ago)
Do Hard Cider!
xXemodemonXx (1 month ago)
y am i here
Jessa Villegas (2 months ago)
I don't understand anything 😂
clay carrozza (2 months ago)
This did not explain the start of it ?
clay carrozza (2 months ago)
I don’t under stand
Musa Bashir (2 months ago)
Brad I love your sweater
Travis Tyler (2 months ago)
Could we please get a supercut of every time brad says cut vin! ?
BlabbERINg Thoughts (2 months ago)
it ain't just brad that makes his videos funny, it's his editor too
Lauren Coco (2 months ago)
Haha is he from Rhode Island? He sounds exactly like some people in my state! 😛
Tressa Lynn (2 months ago)
Thanks for the info. Been making homemade kombucha for 3 months now and I have broken my bad habit of drink soda. I flavor my kombucha using different types of fruit tea. P.s. used this video to help get me started.
alltherage (2 months ago)
"I like to come up with little names for them, you know, really creative. So this is apricot. I'll just write apricot."
Penis (2 months ago)
I used to be depressed and suicidal. I was also suffering from schizophrenia. At the same time, I have a very bad stomach flu and diarrhea. My ex girlfriend also just left me which made me sad. And I also was not getting any Tinder match. Then I drank Kombucha and it fixed all my problems within 3 minutes. Thanks Kombucha!
mark (2 months ago)
Anne Banman (2 months ago)
I have made Kombucha
sapphire gypsy (2 months ago)
Love this video the best!!!! Sell me some kombucha!!!! Take my money!!!
Mieno Mieno (2 months ago)
9:26 Concentated
DevInvest (2 months ago)
I love how you leave some of the aw crap moments in.. It makes me think 🤔 yeah, I can do that! Even though I know it’s FAR harder than it looks, the little slips make it seem more mortal! 😂
Abigail Lyons (2 months ago)
Abigail Lyons (2 months ago)
jk brad i love you
Samantha Zoost (2 months ago)
rocket surgery😂 i love him
GayMer_ Freak84 (2 months ago)
OMG! I love you, Brad! Brad is Bae.
Black Skeletor (2 months ago)
Brad make NATTO
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez (2 months ago)
Sara Vásquez (2 months ago)
I love the person that edit this videos 😂
Sean B (2 months ago)
Rocket surgery ahahahahahaha

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