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Posted in thread: SCOBYs Are Useless on 03-08-2013 at 06:10 AM
I got lazy with my cultures, left them all for months, tried to make new batches from them and
none of them worked. Well, some smell like kombucha, some have SCOBYs but all have mould as
well. Damn. I...
Posted in thread: Pasteurization - a challenge on 02-12-2013 at 01:32 PM
You raise some good points, but none of it is definitive.My reckoning is that the probiotic
benefit is likely to be there (it makes sense, kombucha microbes thrive in a very acidic
environment, so if ...
Posted in thread: Pasteurization - a challenge on 02-11-2013 at 06:22 AM
There are obviously live microbes in kombucha. The fact that you use kombucha as a source of
microbes to make more kombucha is pretty clear evidence of that! The fact that if you leave
Posted in thread: scaremongering nonsense? on 02-07-2013 at 12:20 AM
Oh wow, I just read the first article! What a load of crap! Kombucha isn't going to give you
hepatitis or anthrax! ANTHRAX? For crying out loud, what nonsense.And how is kombucha going to
Posted in thread: scaremongering nonsense? on 02-07-2013 at 12:10 AM
Peculiar article. He says the health benefits are unsubstantiated (mostly true) but then after
dismissing almost all of what is said about kombucha he goes on to give some completely
Posted in thread: Pasteurization - a challenge on 02-07-2013 at 12:01 AM
Can you explain why they can't?The microbes exist in the highly acidic environment, they're
specialised microbes. The digestive system is acidic. I'm no expert on probiotics, but I don't
see anything ...
Posted in thread: SCOBYs Are Useless on 09-14-2012 at 03:09 AM
There are live yeast and bacteria in the SCOBY, just as there are live people inside a bus or a
building. Or maybe it's more like there are live pigs in a pig pen, and after a while a layer
of $H!t bu...
Posted in thread: SCOBYs Are Useless on 09-12-2012 at 07:11 AM
porcupine: I've wondered about that. I imagine it would brew normally, but it would be
interesting to try.saramc: The 'SCOBY' is porous, like a sponge. I could get the exact same
result you did by put...
Posted in thread: SCOBYs Are Useless on 09-05-2012 at 03:28 AM
I've tried it in side by side brews lots of times now. Say, a litre of new sweet tea in each,
50ml of liquid and a 50ml SCOBY in one and 100ml of liquid and no SCOBY in the other. It seems
the liquid ...
Posted in thread: SCOBYs Are Useless on 07-23-2012 at 12:16 PM
I've been experimenting with not using SCOBYs when setting up cultures. I get lovely, thick,
well-formed SCOBYs. I started wondering how adding a SCOBY was doing anything, since I heard
about other pe...