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Q: When I buy kombucha, I notice that it's nice and fizzy about half the time, and the other half, totally flat. Does anyone have tips on picking the fizzy bottles? Is this even possible? At about $4 a bottle, I'm tired of falling flat in the kombucha department. Thanks!

Sent by Gretchen

Editor: I have also experienced this phenomenon and don't have a good solution. However, if you buy raw kombucha and leave it at room temperature for a day or so, the kombucha will start to ferment again and should create more carbonation in the bottle. Just don't leave the bottles unrefrigerated for too long or they may eventually shatter!

Readers, any other ideas for guaranteeing fizzy kombucha?

Related: How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home

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