GIVEAWAY: The Ultimate Kombucha Making Kit

Making kombucha for the first time was like a revelation. I felt like a master of the universe, but in this case it was just a gallon-sized jar of fermented tea. There were some things about the process that were a little bit gross — like handling the SCOBY for the first time, or filtering out strings of dead yeast that looked suspiciously like loogies. But when I sat down to drink my first glass of homemade apple-jasmine kombucha, I was in love. Kombucha became my family’s beverage of choice for breakfast and lunch. Only at dinner did we indulge in a glass of raw milk from grass-fed cows.

This week, I’m giving away the Ultimate Kombucha Making Kit (a $50 value!), courtesy of one of my sponsors, Julie from Cultures for Health. You’ll win everything you need to get yourself started brewing kombucha.

The kit includes:

  • Scoby
  • Plastic Strainer
  • 4 Flip-top Bottles
  • 8 oz. Oolong Tea
  • Set of pH Strips

The only missing ingredients are sugar to feed your starter, and a large, gallon-sized glass container for the ferment (you can pick these up at any Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. for just $5).

How to Enter

YOU MUST leave a separate comment for each of the following possible ways to enter.

1. The first step to entering the contest is to click on the link below. You’ll be taken to the Cultures For Health website where you can sign up for Julie’s ultra-informative newsletter. After you’ve signed up there, be sure to come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did it.

(Note: If you can’t see the link above, it is because you have ad blocking software enabled or javascript disabled. Please disable your ad blocker or enable javascript to participate in the giveaway.)

Be sure to leave a comment below. That’s good for one entry. For additional chances to win, do any of the following:

2. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. Comment below with the link. (1 extra entry)

3. Sign up for my weekly email newsletter using the form below. Leave a comment below telling me that you signed up. You will also get an entry if you already subscribe — be sure to leave a comment! (3 extra entries)

4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to include the URL to this page in your tweet. Click the Twitter icon button at the bottom of the post, or you can use the following tweet: “PLEASE don’t enter to win this Ultimate Kombucha Making Kit from @foodrenegade! I want it all for myself.” Leave a comment telling me that you followed & tweeted. (1 extra entry)

5. Email 5 friends about the giveaway, with a link to this page. Leave a comment below telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)

6. LIKE my Facebook page and share about the giveaway on Facebook, linking to this post. (2 extra entries!)

There are a total of 9 possible entries!

Questions? Comment below.

This contest will end Wednesday, November 9th at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be announced the following Friday, November 11th.



  1. says

    already like you on facebook, just signed up for the newsletter! This is an exciting giveaway as I just recently started trying to make my own Kombucha!!

  2. kerrie says

    I am also receiving your newsletter! I must say that I have made a lot of fermented goodies and Kombucha is next on my list. For some reason it’s intimidating to me

  3. Barb G says

    Trying to make my own kombucha from a store-bought jar, but this would expedite the process and make it so much easier! Signed up for the newsletter…love Cultures for Health!

  4. says

    Ooppps. Followed Cultures for Health on Facebook & Twitter instead of Food Renegade. Ha. It’s fixed now. I’m happily following both. And subscribed to your feed, too.

  5. Laurie P says

    I already like your facebook page, and shared a link to this post on my facebook page. (sorry for the multiple comments, wasn’t sure if you wanted these separate.)

  6. Damion says

    I Shared on FB along with liking the page, Tweeted, signed up for Cultures of Health newsletter, already subscribed to your newsletter, and that’s so far. Love it. Thanks.

  7. Tiffany says

    I signed up for the Cultures for Health newsletter. I just bought water kefir grains from them that are wonderful!!

  8. cristina says

    I signed up for Julie’s newsletter, liked you on facebook, signed up for your weekly newsletter! I love cultures for Health and have posted onto Facebook your link for starters for kombucha and Piima yogurt just to get the word out to my friends!

  9. Loree says

    I have entered via the link….Super Exciting! I have always wanted to try Kombucha for my family. We are considering going dairy free and looking for beverage alternatives. My 16 month & 3 year old drink 4 glasses of milk a day.

  10. heather says

    I shared your giveaway link on facebook, subscribed to your newsletter and subscribed to the Cultures of Health newsletter! :)

  11. Sarah says

    I subscribed to your emails and also to Julie’s newsletter (#1 and #3) I really hope to win this, I’ve been looking into making my own for about a week now 😀

  12. Vicky Werny says

    Liked your FB page, putting this link on my FB wall for all my friends to see, entered via Cultures for Health website, and signed up for newsletters. That should give me 7 out 9 entries (since I don’t Twitter or blog). Would love to learn how to make Kombucha Tea. Thanks for the chances to win. 😉

  13. Hilary says

    I signed up on the cultures for life website; I signed up for your newsletter, I already like you on facebook (of course 😉 ) I emailed five friends (well, 3 friends and my 2 sisters), and I follow your tweets!

    Bring on the Kombucha!!!

  14. Meg says

    Holy deliciousness!! I LOVE myself some kombucha. And, you can bet your bottom dollar that I want to brew some myself at home! After creating ginger beer for the first time, I’m ready to give this health-filled beverage a whirl. Not to mention that my nerdy mycologist beau would be oh so pleased… As for the newsletter?! I can’t wait to see in in my inbox. Cheers!

    • Meg says

      PS: I’ve liked your facebook page and shared the contest link. Also, I’ve emailed five friends since my post. I believe in the mission of the Food Renegade community! Keep up the good work. I’m currently creating a pre-school garden curriculum… Connecting kids with the earth is essential!

  15. Simi says

    Hi Kristen, I am looking forward to win this Kombucha making set :) I always wanted to try but never found the courage so I am still buying, but this kit seems to make it easy. The only fermented food I did was Kimchi! – I “Liked” and “shared” CfH and your site and signed up with you and CfH for newsletter. I recently discovered “StumbleUpon” so I took the chance to like you under my Favorites and even put in a short review (took me a bit to find the box, lol). Too bad, got no Twitter and no Blog yet, maybe next year :) I love your site with endless possibilities and info about nutrition and else; I took the chance to download your Kombucha e-book; I got Oolong/Jasmin too…… I’m really holding both thumbs to get lucky. – Thank you for the opportunity and “Happy, Healthy Blogging”

  16. Debbie says

    This looks interesting. The older I get the more I understand the importance of what we ingest. Signed up for newsletter, and now fan on FB.

  17. conrad says

    signed up to cultures for health, what an awesome site. & perfect timing if i win, i was just doing my research on starting my own cultures & trying to short cut it by even finding a “mother” to get it going quicker, but i’ll wait to win & start it all on my own. cheers.

  18. amanda says

    i emailed 5 people and am going to post it on my facebook. i just started making water kefir this week and really want to make my own kombucha instead of buying expensive bottles all the time!

  19. P Ramsey says

    Signed up for Julie’s Cultures for Health newsletter. I already subscribe to yours. Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit.

  20. Linda says

    What a great giveaway! I signed up for the Cultures for Health Newsletter and am already a subscriber and fan of your newsletter. Many thanks.

  21. Linda says

    Oops! I just read that you require a separate comment for each entry, so count this comment as my second entry, as I am already a subscriber to your newsletter.

  22. Shannon says

    Signed up for the newsletter! Have been reading about this for a couple of weeks now, would be so excited to win!!

  23. kari says

    Hi! So excited. I’ve shared on my facebook page. I’ve told 5 friends about it, liked your page… and signed up for the newsletter. I REALLY would love to start making kombucha instead of buying it.

  24. Rose says

    I just entered the Kombucha Kit contest, I’m very excited and hope I win. Being on a limited makes it almost impossible to buy many things…I have my fingers crossed. Thank you

  25. says

    I am subscribed to your newsletter, just subscribed to the cultures for health and have liked your FB Page!
    Really puttin it out there to win this, I have been trying to get my hands on some for my family for about a yr now…no one around here sells it by the bottle and i havent been able to afford to purchase a culture. <3

  26. says

    Signed up for the newsletter.

    I’d love to win. I’ve been reading how to make my own but have been hesitant to start. It would be great to start making my own and avoid those costly store bought kombuchas.

  27. jacquie says

    already a subscriber.

    i have never had kombuchas but it sounds interesting so why not give it a try – right? not like it is going to hurt me or anything (as some of the other “foods” you can buy currently might)

  28. samW says

    I entered the mandatory entry on the Cultures website – I have got their sourdough starter, but Kombucha is definitely on my to do list, so this would be awesome to try!

  29. kathy says

    Love, your website!! Hope to learn a lot. I signed up and really want to learn how to make kombucha..too expensive to buy the bottled stuff at Whole Foods.

  30. Marissa says

    I looooove Kombucha! I’m already subscribed to your wonderful blog & really enjoy all the articles and information.
    Thank you for the energy you put into all of this and the gifts you give out.

  31. Enas Ghaly says

    I sign up for the kombucha making kit. I am drinking kombucha right now and it helps my eye sight but I couldn’t figure out how to do the second fermentation. Thanks for the information on your web site, thanks so much

  32. mamamor says

    Subscribed to your newsletter, liked on Facebook and shared the link. Thanks for (potentially) rewarding what I would have done anyway!

  33. Robin says

    I would LOVE to win the Kombucha Making Kit. I cut out all processed foods from diet 28 days ago and feel so much better. I am trying to find new and yummy ways to eat all kinds of great foods. Fresh never tasted soooo good. I Liked and Shared your post from your Facebook page, joined your e-mail newsletter and Tweeted about the contest. Please sign me up to win!!!!!

  34. Eileen says

    I’m excited to keep up with @foodrenegade on Twitter and Facebook in addition to receiving her newsletter: she’ll keep me inspired and maybe I’ll win a kombucha starter kit! I’m tweeting about it right now!

  35. Ellen says

    i emailed the link to 5 friends. i’d really love to win this because my last kombucha culture from Cultures for Health never rehydrated :(

  36. says

    I signed up for the newsletter! I’m so excited about this giveaway! Kombucha is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.

  37. says

    I used to brew my own kombucha and my kids love it! I would love to get back to brewing again – we lost our kombucha to mold and I didn’t have a back up scoby in the fridge. I would love to get going again as over $3 a bottle at the store is sooo pricey given how easy it is to make your own!

  38. Kara says

    I signed up for the cultures of health newsletter, AND for your letter, AND I liked you on facebook (and still do!)…that’s 6!

  39. Jennifer Mossman says

    I subscribed and cultures for health. I just found your website and I love it. I am going to enjoy reading all that you have to offer. Thank you

  40. says

    What a fabulous giveaway!!! I love Cultures for Health and just made sourdough bread following their instructions today. I am a current subscriber to their newsletter, so I will sign up for yours!

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