How Much Kombucha Should I Drink?

By Brian Lemay 37 comments



Dec 12, 2017, 5:34 am Reply

I enjoyed this YouTube. Kombucha master!


Feb 2, 2018, 12:48 am Reply

Thanks for the info!! Newbie to kombucha brewing, I find your videos very helpful!! Growing my own mother and so excited to see it grow!! I drink 3-4 16oz bottles a day and decided to save $ and make my own. You're helping my success!!


Mar 3, 2018, 3:32 pm Reply

I have personally had up to a gallon in one day with no effects (Usually 2-3 16oz bottles in a day). I'm trying to replace soda with Kombucha and it's working out very well. Although, I've heard of others with problems after 1 or 2 (16oz) bottles in a day. As mentioned in the video, you'll know what's best for you after a little bit of time and experimentation.

cristian correa

Apr 4, 2018, 3:42 am Reply

i love all of your videos

Pari Aghaty

May 5, 2018, 7:36 am Reply

Hi Susie. Do you do any videos on kimchi at all. 🙏🏻

Amanda S

May 5, 2018, 2:36 pm Reply

if a little is enuf… then too much has to be just right!


May 5, 2018, 6:22 pm Reply

So let's say someone goes to 7-11 and drinks a giant coke that's okay. Then that same person is worried about Kombucha? My limit is how quickly can I brew new batch without running out by the next bottling session…

Rios Dellacueva

May 5, 2018, 2:44 pm Reply

you probably would never survive in places like Africa where .. in lucky days, you can get 1 glass of water max

Sky Morris

Jun 6, 2018, 5:26 pm Reply

is there a certain age that you should be to drink kombucha?im turning 14 in august and i just want to make sure that by drinking this drink i will not be damaging my body

Jonathan WIlson

Aug 8, 2018, 12:42 am Reply

I wanted to share my appreciation for the amount of time and care you put in to your videos. They have been a priceless resource. I'm on day 5 of my first brew and I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you so much! 🦁

Kathern Pernell

Aug 8, 2018, 4:36 am Reply

You can use woodprix, it has the best handbooks and ready instructions. You can learn much from them and make it yourself.

Little Woman

Sep 9, 2018, 9:29 pm Reply

My friends mom told me kombucha was literally gonna make my stomach explode 😒 I didn’t know what to say so I just said “oh”.

Curtis Xu

Sep 9, 2018, 12:15 am Reply

I have heard anecdotally that for some people (who may or may not have some predisposition towards it) get heartburn when they drink too much or too consistently. This makes sense medically considering the high acidity so I would say this would be the biggest "risk" as far as drinking kombucha. It isn't something to be scoffed away either, especially if you have a family or personal history of GERD, esophageal cancer, or cancers in general.

Jaden LeBel

Sep 9, 2018, 7:24 pm Reply

Me and my mom love your videos. this one is our fav!

Brad Schultz

Nov 11, 2018, 4:55 pm Reply

What a fantastic channel! This really deserves more subscribers. So much great info here. +1 subscribe from me!

Betsy Manning

Dec 12, 2018, 1:24 am Reply

I'm on Day 7 of my first batch of kombucha! I was afraid I added too much sugar, and I used raw sugar. I thought it was going to kill the scoby after I read that too much sugar (1 1/2 for a bit over a galleon) would kill everything,
I was also afraid I used the wrong sugar. Some people say raw sugar is a bad idea for the SCOBY.

I'm happy to say my brew is doing fine, and the new scoby is forming on the top of the large glass container.
It also smells wonderful!

I may have taken some missteps, but it seems like every thing is going to be ok! I'm going to wait a day or two to taste, since I don't want to disturb the magic.

Thanks for your wonderful videos!

Justin Brink

Dec 12, 2018, 11:33 am Reply

I had 2 GTs earlier I had a severe allergic reaction 7 hours later.. but I had a long period of not drinking any. I feel just fine now but something bad happened and I felt terrible for about 2 hours

Merle Schmidt

Jan 1, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

Hi there, we like these vids. I'm curious what the gauge is on the glass jar from this video

Pietro Del Franco

Jan 1, 2019, 7:41 am Reply

People that eat a lot of fermented food have a higher risk of stomach cancer. They are very good for you, but try to stick to a cup a day+ solid fermented foods.

Amanda H

Mar 3, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

I personally can only drink 6 oz a day or I get the runs. Weither it's store bought or homebrew

Steve Berube

Apr 4, 2019, 5:18 pm Reply

fantastic videos, thank you!

Nicole P.

Apr 4, 2019, 2:32 pm Reply

I’m so glad I’m not the only one that can down 3 bottles of Kombucha in one day 😅. So delicious…

Sisse Grøn

Apr 4, 2019, 8:02 pm Reply

Amazing channel 🙂 New to brewing kombucha and this is my "go to-channel". Any suggestions on how to protect your teeth while enjoying kombucha?

Yulianto Kurniawan

May 5, 2019, 5:25 am Reply

you are so beautiful😍

Rich Laue

May 5, 2019, 9:24 am Reply

With most kumbucha to get the benefits from the bacteria and yeast, 4 ounces is plenty, and why only 4 on a glass of water OS recommended with ACV.
To much to soon will send you top the rest room.

As for safety, all tea contains floride, while ot OS almost impossible to consume enough for a floride overdose, it id very rare but has happened.
Floride overdose is more likely from using the powder over tea mixes, which I hope your not using.


May 5, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

I do 16 bottles at the time


Jun 6, 2019, 4:59 am Reply

I drink like 20 gallons a day, No major side effects… well my teeth are slowly dissolving but other then that

Vivien Leigh

Jun 6, 2019, 6:16 pm Reply

I had a bleeding ulcer a while ago – I understand that I should be a little bit careful with acidic things over all, but would Kombucha be harmful (in small amounts daily).

Patrick Horgan

Jun 6, 2019, 4:46 am Reply

I also don't have a limit. I just took the first sip of my first kombucha. I have six bottles of ginger kombucha. I cracked one open, not much pressure, but some, took a sip, did a backflip (only figuratively), and put that one bottle in the fridge to get cold because I want to have it cold. The other five I'm leaving out a bit longer to see if they'll build up more carboration. Thanks to you. I've learned so much from your videos and now my first batch is upon me!!!!! Huzzah!!! The second batch is beginning to taste good, although it still has days to go.

April Albarado

Jul 7, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

I tested the "how much I should drink kombucha " I drank maybe 2 oz a day for 3 days, tummy issues for a week, I stopped kombucha for 2 days, no tummy problems, started kombucha again 2 oz a day, tummy issues back…its caused by kombucha, now I won't stop but I think some ppl do have to ease into it and some ppl can dive in full force, my case, my issues directly caused by kombucha and digestive system getting used to it.

Jake Knelsen

Aug 8, 2019, 12:57 am Reply

My first kombucha gave me a buzz….


Betty MK

Sep 9, 2019, 8:53 pm Reply

I wish I could talk to you in person!

Zach Truman

Sep 9, 2019, 3:53 am Reply

I can drink 2L in a couple hours will i die

Danusia Beatz

Sep 9, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

I drank my first batch ever of kombucha that I made at home (which didnt have mold) but was sour. I had a bad stomach ache. So not sure if I did something wrong and the kombucha went bad. Im always paranoid like you said to be poisoned lol. But Im asking because I had homemade kombucha at my friends home and it didnt hurt my stomach at all. So im confused why mine could have made me feel bad.

Sandra K

Oct 10, 2019, 2:32 am Reply

Do you talk about the alcoholic content that can be found in kombucha. I have my sister who is an alcoholic (recovering) and highly sensitive to alcohol now a bottle of my home brew. I don’t let my bottles 2nd ferment for more than a day or two because I don’t like it really fizzy. I’ve read that is when the alcohol content is lowest (little fermenting time). My sister, fortunately did not have any adverse reaction. Can you expound on that subject?

Tim Durham

Dec 12, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

I LOVE LOVE your channel. So helpful. I have made multiple batches and very thankful for your channel. I have lost 30lbs and have 20 more to go. One thing I did was cut out ALL added sugar and fake sugar in my diet. So no more sodas. Just water and coffee (with coconut oil, butter, and heavy cream). That is what led me to kombucha. I just received my Brix Refractometer to test for sugar. I also ordered a Hydrometer Kit. Have you considered doing a video on testing the Kombuch for sugar and alcohol? I want to test for sugar to see exactly how much is in my brews and see if there are techniques to minimize the amount of sugar. I also ordered an Alcohol Refractometer to prove to some family members that the alcohol is almost non existent (I don't drink and that came up). Thanks again for all your awesome videos!!

Ava Miller

Dec 12, 2019, 12:25 pm Reply

I drink nearly a litre per day.

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