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Discover more about non-alcoholic fermentation beverages including water kefir, sodas, kombucha, lemonades, and vinegar related drink recipes.

Lacto-Fermented Lemonade Recipe

Written and photographs by Julia Mueller

Try out this refreshing recipe for a probiotic Lacto-fermented Lemonade, an easy to make, seasonal treat for any time of year.

Effervescent Peach Soda

Written and photographs by Julia Mueller

Ferment yourself up a refreshing Peach soda with this recipe for a soft and sweet flavor just in time for summer.

Water Kefir Recipe

Written and photographs by Julia Mueller

Try out this recipe for water kefir, a fermented drink that is ready to be made into a multitude of flavorful sodas.

Water Kefir: a Delicious Probiotic Beverage

By Kelsey Steffen

Try using the delicious probiotic beverage that’s both cost effective, easy to make at home, and an excellent Gatorade and soda replacement.


How to Make Infused Vinegar

By Tabitha Alterman

Infused vinegar is easy to prepare and makes a much-appreciated gift.

How to Make Fruit Vinegar

By John Atwell

Not sure what to do with extra fruit? Try making homemade fruit vinegar.

How to Make Vinegar at Home

By Tabitha Alterman

If you’ve wondered how to make vinegar at home, you’ll find everything you need to know right here. Homemade vinegar lets you control quality at every step of the process.

SCOBY Snacks: Kombucha Fruit Leather

Hannah and Jessica use Kombucha and a dehydrator to make tasty fruit leather snacks! Find out how to make your own!

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