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What items do I need to buy to prepare the Kava Kava?

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Shawn Green, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Shawn Green

    Shawn Green Member

    I think I found which brand I am going to order the Kava Kava through but I do need pointers on all the other things ill need to use while preparing the Kava.
  2. kasa_balavu

    kasa_balavu Yaqona Dina

    You need a kava strainer bag. Some vendors sell them, or search for "nut milk bag" on Amazon. Search youtube for "how to make kava", watch some videos, and you're good to go.

    And BTW just call it kava. It's sometimes called kava kava in the pharma industry. They're wrong. It's just kava.
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  3. kastom_lif

    kastom_lif Kava Enthusiast

    All you need is a cloth cloth, a bowl bowl, and some water water. If you want something nicer than a cloth cloth, try a nut milk bag. Nylon, 50-100 micron will get the job done.
  4. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    Thanks Thanks, for clarifying clarifying !
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  5. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    And look out for that day day kava!
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  6. F3TU5

    F3TU5 Kava Enthusiast

    What kava you gonna order?
  7. kavakarma

    kavakarma Kava Enthusiast

    @F3TU5 All of it. That's myself, not speaking for anyone else.

    Surely you have a bowl at home, you can use a mug. When out, I have been known to make Kava from a plastic bag, once I folded aluminum foil into a bowl and it was pleasant. You do need a strainer. Look for Cheese Cloth, Nut Milk Bag, cotton or nylon, produce bags, medium or small. Unused Paint strainers are okay if they have never been used for straining paint. You do not want womens stockings available at dollar stores as these long socks, assumably as well as all other fabric ( t shirts, old dishcloths, clean white socks) are full of cleaning chemicals, color dyes, they also are hard to make tea with, use the best. You're the best. Bula!
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2019
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  8. OwenShang

    OwenShang Member

    Nice! Thanks for the tip, fellas! Will jot these down.
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  9. IMO, cheesecloth is too coarse. I first tried using that before I got a strainer bag, and even 6-layer folded the cheese cloth, but it still let too big of grain size into the end product. Excessively coarse particles will give one the "runs," promote nausea, and it will have an unpleasantly gritty mouth feel.

    EDIT: Personally, I like using a large pitcher to "brew" my kava- it makes pouring it into glasses/bottles very convenient.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020