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Kombucha: Symbiosis Soda with Chris Drozd

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

This week I sat down with kombucha Brewer, Chris Drozd and his scoby named Toby to discuss the wonderful fermented drink: kombucha! Enjoy!

You can follow Chris on Twitter @microbe_manager or Instagram @chris.drozd for pics of Toby and kombucha.


Kombucha is an example of microbes in food, more specifically it falls under fermented foods and drinks. It is a delicious, fizzy fermented tea. It can come in a variety of flavors and is currently seeing a huge surge in our markets.


Kombucha can be alcoholic but is generally marketed more as a probiotic as it has living microbes thought to enhance your gut health.


It is made by creating a overly sugary tea which you then add a SCOBY to. SCOBY stands for a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. There are your fermenters.


The sugar tea is a the food for the microbes. Overtime the microbes will ferment the tea creating a less sweet taste.


Chris Drozd is an amateur kombucha brewer who got his start at the San Diego Fermentation Festival and fell in love with brewing his own Kombucha.


To hear his story including his horror stories on brewing kombucha check out the video.

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