In order to refill growlers, it is required to follow these cleaning and sanitizing directions.
For those refilling growlers of Purely Living Kombucha, it is necessary and vital to properly clean and sanitize your growlers before refilling. Because our kombucha is made from real fruit, you may find fruit pulp sticking to the growler after usage. In addition to sanitizing, it is also necessary to clean out pulp in the growler. A useful tool to clean out pulp is this cleaning brush.
To sanitize, you may use bleach. Otherwise, another non-toxic sanitizer that is safe for people and the environment is called Star San, which is also a non-rinse cleaner. If using bleach, add 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of bleach to a growler filled with water. If you let this solution soak overnight, it may help to stop the pulp from sticking. Be sure to rinse out bleach solution completely. For Star San, only about 1/2 teaspoon is needed per growler. Follow directions on Star San container.