Q: Is the alcohol content higher in home brewed kombucha?

A: Both commercial and home brewed kombucha contain trace amounts of alcohol, registering under the legal limit of .5%. There is no detectable difference between the alcohol content in store bought vs. home brewed kombucha when done in a similar brewing fashion.

To achieve detectable alcohol levels in kombucha it takes highly technical brewing skills (usually brew masters in commercial breweries) to get the alcohol up over 1% alcohol by volume-- you can rest assured your brew is at or very well under the legal limit of .5%.