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Posted in thread: Mother from apple cider vinegar on 01-07-2013 at 07:01 AM
Might not make kombucha though, but more vinegar.
Posted in thread: warning: this looks yak on 01-07-2013 at 07:00 AM
Yes, just pour more in the top.
Posted in thread: warning: this looks yak on 01-05-2013 at 09:11 PM
Although you do not need two SCOBY in one batch. Even just a piece of one will do it fine.
Posted in thread: warning: this looks yak on 01-05-2013 at 09:10 PM
This is normal. Do not trash it. All of the black bits are just dead yeast and by product of
the fermentation. The white is new scoby beginning to grow. Fill er up again, and let it
ferment. It isn't ...
Posted in thread: First time, is it normal or is the tea going bad? on 01-02-2013 at 06:22 AM
No need to worry so much. Everything is normal. In the future I would suggest to filter the tea
before fermenting it, but it really won't change the tea, as much as the look. No harm has been
Posted in thread: Bottling and storage of Kombucha (long term) on 12-30-2012 at 06:30 AM
I second saramc - pasteurizing would destroy the beneficial bacteria.
Posted in thread: First time, is it normal or is the tea going bad? on 12-30-2012 at 06:21 AM
Those are normal. The coloration is the life cycle of the yeast. The clots are also just
bacteria beginning to multiply. Good luck - Everything is normal!
Posted in thread: Kombucha - Safe to brew? on 12-26-2012 at 04:42 AM
Jambafish - with temps near 70 you say 7 days? I have temps near 80, and I am doing 7 days.
Most people can't drink my stuff though. I don't have PH strips, so I don't really know, I am
just going by ...
Posted in thread: Kombucha - Safe to brew? on 12-24-2012 at 06:32 PM
You may want to check out a Kombucha Mat to keep the brew warm, or stick it in your oven, with
the oven light on. You will get much better results with a temp closer to 80.
Posted in thread: Infection? on 12-16-2012 at 08:54 PM
This is NOT an infection. these air bubbles are made when the Kombucha starts to ferment. In
fact, below those bubbles you should be able to begin to see strands of culture, almost as if
they are hang...