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

  • Published: 21 October 2016
  • 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.

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  • Griffin
    Griffin  3 hours back


    • HolographicSweater
      HolographicSweater  5 hours back

      lol wtf why do brand have long hair 🤔

      • Orich
        Orich  19 hours back

        Hat Brad is a good boy, approachable goofball.
        Hatless Brad is a total stud, with beautiful messy locks.

        He's very handsome and kinda sad he doesn't let his hair down more often.

        • Aaron S
          Aaron S  22 hours back

          I frogot how diffrent both Bread an Clair look now

          Of course Andy hasn't changed, lol

          • Matthew Huskins
            Matthew Huskins  2 days back

            Love watching your videos, let's see one on Water Kefir or milk Kefir. You have a great show.

            • OD
              OD  2 days back

              00:10 - WTF. Socks and sandals/crocs spotted. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - YOU MUST CEASE THIS CHOICE OF APPAREL IMMEDIATELY

              • Makayla Riley
                Makayla Riley  3 days back

                He should make an updated kombucha video

                • Ruguru K
                  Ruguru K  4 days back

                  Claire without a grey hair

                  • raj patel
                    raj patel  4 days back

                    3 years ago when I saw this for the first time , I had no idea I would be so Invested in everyone involved in this video.

                    • raj patel
                      raj patel  4 days back

                      Look at how far our big boy has come.

                      • Stephanie Ann
                        Stephanie Ann  5 days back

                        Brads bitchin bootch

                        • krishnamurti Padmanabhan

                          Which green and black tea is using ???

                          • Kriste Isopahkala
                            Kriste Isopahkala  5 days back

                            A rare, vintage Brad.

                            • Deez Nuts
                              Deez Nuts  7 days back

                              Congratulations you stumbled upon brads first video and what a surprise it’s about fermenting !

                              • Indian -Here
                                Indian -Here  1 weeks back

                                All these 2 year old comments saying how they like Brad is really nice. Brad was Brad since the beginning.

                                • Beverly Wentz
                                  Beverly Wentz  1 weeks back

                                  Whatta baby

                                  • Vennise Mae
                                    Vennise Mae  2 weeks back

                                    alternate title: "chaotic ball of energy attempts to make kombucha for 9 minutes straight"

                                    • Andrea Gonzales
                                      Andrea Gonzales  2 weeks back

                                      is there any way i can substitute sugar for something diabetes-friendly??

                                      • Ellieee
                                        Ellieee  2 weeks back

                                        Ahhhh the good ole Brad's World.

                                        • RedSnt
                                          RedSnt  2 weeks back

                                          I can't believe this video is almost 3 years old already. Feels like I watched this just a couple of months ago.

                                          • Sarah Jennett
                                            Sarah Jennett  2 weeks back

                                            Why do I always hear a cat meowing in this series?! 3:43

                                            • appLez
                                              appLez  2 weeks back

                                              "I told him it was called Brads World' oh my gosh Matt you're amazing. What ever they are paying you, double it. You're 60% the reason Brads videos are so good!

                                              • Drea Snow
                                                Drea Snow  3 weeks back

                                                I watched the whole video but still have no idea how people make kombucha. Tho I learned why Brad is the best human ever...a precious gem

                                                • Zetty Yusof
                                                  Zetty Yusof  3 weeks back

                                                  ROCKET SURGERY

                                                  • Hasan Syarif
                                                    Hasan Syarif  3 weeks back

                                                    I didn't think there was such thing as a food stylist..

                                                    • thou bigoof
                                                      thou bigoof  3 weeks back

                                                      In the thumbnail he look like a 23 year old hipster boy about to find out who he is thanks to a rebel loner girl

                                                      • Charles Twisted
                                                        Charles Twisted  3 weeks back

                                                        If Brad wasn’t so gorgeously sincere, he would drive you insane...

                                                        • Hatiess
                                                          Hatiess  3 weeks back

                                                          Oh my this is a piece of history now

                                                          • number97issexy
                                                            number97issexy  3 weeks back

                                                            Theres a bush hiding under that gubelini

                                                            • Delta Philip
                                                              Delta Philip  3 weeks back

                                                              You are a sexist calling scobies girls.

                                                              • gustav Kmzi
                                                                gustav Kmzi  3 weeks back

                                                                Yo! That's a very New York accent!!!!

                                                                • Justin Warembourg
                                                                  Justin Warembourg  4 weeks back

                                                                  I don't have any swing-top fancy bottles as you have. Can I bottle my Kombucha in mason jars?

                                                                  • RedSnt
                                                                    RedSnt  2 weeks back

                                                                    Important thing is to reduce contamination.

                                                                • Andrew Wiebe
                                                                  Andrew Wiebe  4 weeks back

                                                                  Brad should do an episode on making ginger beer

                                                                  • Robert Lembo
                                                                    Robert Lembo  4 weeks back

                                                                    Claire with no white in her hair... o.O

                                                                    • Robert Lembo
                                                                      Robert Lembo  4 weeks back

                                                                      It begins...

                                                                      • Julien Beaulieu
                                                                        Julien Beaulieu  1 months back

                                                                        NO GINGER ?!

                                                                        • Skelld
                                                                          Skelld  1 months back

                                                                          That’s 0,95 liters of water, 70 grams of sugar and 7 grams of tea.

                                                                          • T & TALK
                                                                            T & TALK  1 months back

                                                                            This is so poorly made with terrible camera work and bad instructions and i laughed and loved it a lot

                                                                            • Irene Suhwon
                                                                              Irene Suhwon  1 months back

                                                                              This was entertaining to watch but I still have no idea how to properly make kombucha 😅

                                                                              • Edward Doe
                                                                                Edward Doe  1 months back

                                                                                Claire looking thick 3:08

                                                                                • MA
                                                                                  MA  1 months back

                                                                                  Damn Pink shirt woman....... she has some dumps in her trunk.

                                                                                  • Carlos Ontiveros
                                                                                    Carlos Ontiveros  1 months back

                                                                                    Bruh I never knew Claire had that caboose. I'm trying to be as polite as possible so like caboose it is

                                                                                    • Alaina Valentine
                                                                                      Alaina Valentine  1 months back

                                                                                      *starts tripping balls on fist sip* 😂😂😂

                                                                                      • Emily Appelbaum
                                                                                        Emily Appelbaum  1 months back

                                                                                        Please do an updated version

                                                                                        • Ria Rayappan
                                                                                          Ria Rayappan  1 months back

                                                                                          Oemgee, the thumbnail picture: Brad I get why you wear a hat all the time now 😂

                                                                                          • heavymetallust
                                                                                            heavymetallust  1 months back

                                                                                            _rocket surgery_

                                                                                            • kittii'ko
                                                                                              kittii'ko  1 months back

                                                                                              aww look at claire before her rogue stripes ☺️

                                                                                              • Gabrielle Sautter
                                                                                                Gabrielle Sautter  1 months back

                                                                                                Brad and Claire before they were friends is just weird