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Old 12-14-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Can you brew with it? Is it more yeast, or more yogurt? I've only heard of the stuff, and from what research I've done I can't determin if it makes alcohol.

Its just a question. The idea of a "mushroom" growth in my carboy makes me ill anywho.

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Old 12-14-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Being that is is a SCOBY I would suggest not to use it. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. You can make fermented tea from it but I would think that it would taste funny for fermenting grains.

The only other thing I can suggest since I never used it is to try it out and see.

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Old 12-14-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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I've tasted a "health drink" fermented by a guy who owns and runs a gym. He made a raspberry kombucha and he told me that it would have an alcohol % around 1%. Why he called it a health drink I have no idea but it tasted good, different but good.

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Kombucha is used for medicinal purposes. If you go into any herbal health food store they can tell you more about it. It is a very simple old alement remedy that supposidly boosts your immune system while detoxing you at the same time. There have been numerous reports and studies on Kombucha (pronounce comm- boo-cha) and its affects on human health. Even the FDA has perfomed studies.

Maybe this scoby can be used for beer. I would think more lambic style, maybe!

Who knows?

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