Basic Brewing

  • Use pure water for brewing; chlorine and chloramine can negatively affect microbes. Aerate water for 1 hour before brewing.
  • Humisoil and Bioactivator (or Fungal Activator) are added to every brew to make Bountea.
  • Aerate the Bountea for 24 hours at temperatures between 60°F and 85°F. An optimum temperature is 75°F or 24°C.
  • Bountea often foams during brewing. Add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to reduce foam if needed.

More Tips

  • Add M3 or B3 to Bountea during the last hour of brewing. Do not add M3 at the beginning; it may cause an anaerobic reaction.
  • Add Root Web immediately before diluting Bountea. Stir well.
  • If you brew for more than 24 hours and up to 72 hours, add an extra ½ cup of Bioactivator per 4 gallons of Bountea.
  • Brew only the quantities you need. Keep Bountea aerated until used. Plan for application within 6 hours after brewing.
  • Bountea can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
  • Warning: Never use Bountea if it smells very sour or bad. A slight ‘fishy’ smell is normal when M3 is added to Bountea.


Brew Kit Clean Up

  • Disconnect the pump before removing the diffuser unit from the container
  • Rinse residue from container, diffuser unit and strainer
  • Unscrew the bubbler and clean with hot soapy water
  • If needed, disinfect with hydrogen peroxide solution, not bleach.
  • Store brewer and all ingredients in a cool, dry place out of sunlight

Brewing Quantities and Coverage

Humisoil 1/2 qt 1 qt 2 qt 4 qt 6 qt 8 qt
Bioactivator or
Fungal Activator
1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1 cup 2 cup 3 cup 4 cups
Root Web 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1 cup 2 cups 4 cups 6 cups
M3 or B3 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1 cup 2 ½ cups 5 cups 8 cups
Depleted Soil 250 sq ft 500 sq ft 1000 sq ft 3000 sq ft 0.25 acre 0.75 acres
Fertile Soil 500 sq ft 1000 sq ft 2000 sq ft 6000 sq ft 0.5 acre 1.25 acres
4 ft wide beds 60 ft long 120 ft long 240 ft long 720 ft long