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Old 07-04-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Well I decided to go ahead and try making some kombucha tea. I picked up a bottle of Reeds gojiginger tea as it stated it had a live culture and couldn't find any original , plain tea.

I made up a starter of black tea with cane sugar and now almost a week with the reeds tea , i'am starting to see some action.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:38 AM   #2
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Don't get too concerned about the size of the scoby on the first batch - it may be thin. The second and subsequent batches should form scobys much quicker and thicker (my experience).

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speaking of first SCOBY's, I got myself a bottle of GT's today. there's a decent sized floaty in there. is that mass a scoby and if it is, could I harvest it?

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It is, and you can. You should also add 10% kombucha to your starter tea to get the ph down. I don't even use the scoby any more, I just use 10% of each batch to start a new one.

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nice! thanks for the info! I'm very excited to start my first batch, but I'll be off line for a week. when I get back I'll ask some more detail questions in this thread.

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