Fermented BBQ Sauce: Kombucha Barbecue Sauce Recipe


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Do you have some leftoverkombucha that you aren’t sure what to do with?If the vinegar pH tastes too sour, you can still drink it, but it might be better suited to be made into fermented barbecue sauce! This savory sauce is a change from the tomato-based barbecue sauce you might be accustomed to. The subtle flavors of kombucha really bring out the best in the meat, and there is a bit of tenderizing action too

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Kombucha Starter Kit

Kombucha Kombucha Starter Kit

Kombucha Starter Kit


New to brewing your own Kombucha? No problem! Our starter kit gets you going in the right direction of making delicious kombucha right at home. 

Included in the kit is our dehydrated Kombucha Starter Culture and hand-picked ingredients and equipment to help you successfully start brewing. 

Making Kombucha at home is not only a great way to save money, but it also allows you to control the ingredients and make a healthier, great-tasting tea.

Equipment in the kit may appear different than pictured.

Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon

Vegetables Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon

Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon


Make fermenting vegetables easier! This half-gallon-size glass jar includes an airlock setup which facilitates gas escaping your fermented vegetables while keeping air out. This allows you to make pickles, sauerkraut, and other fermented vegetables, fruits, condiments, and more while greatly reducing and often eliminating the threat of mold.



Click to download our Kombucha Guide and Recipe book, which contains everything you need to know to make your own delicious kombucha barbecue sauce and other recipes.


Here is what you will need to make fermented kombucha BBQ sauce…

adding tomato paste to bbq sauce

Equipment To Make Fermented BBQ Sauce

adding spices to fermented BBQ sauce

Fermented Kombucha BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 ½  cup of kombucha - at Cultures For Health, we use kombucha straight out of our kombucha continuous brewer! You can adjust the amount of kombucha you add to the thickness you like. 
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of sea salt
  • 2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 ½  tsp of cayenne pepper 
  • 1 ½  of smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp of onion powder
  • 24 oz of canned tomato paste, we recommend trying to find some with as few ingredients as possible because then it is less likely to interfere with the fermentation process. 
  • 2 tbsp of red pepper flakes, this is optional but recommended for those who like a little kick to their BBQ sauce 

kombucha BBQ sauce

Are you looking for a delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make Kombucha barbecue sauce recipe? Download our Kombucha Guide and Recipe book today!


download our Kombucha guide and recipe book today


How To Make Fermented BBQ Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. 
  • Add the mix into a jar and ferment for 3-5 days, or to your liking for sweetness and acidity. We recommend using an airlock to prevent oxygen and bad bacteria from entering your ferment. 
  • If you are using a secure lid, screw your lid on and burp your sauce every 12-24 hours depending on how active it is.
  • If you are using an airlock, you should notice activity in the airlock within the first 24 hours.

    So think twice before you throw out your extra vinegary kombucha because there is fermented BBQ sauce to be made! Try it out and tag us in your final product on Instagram and TikTok @culturesforhealth 

    bbq sauce with kombucha