Last Activity:11-24-2013 4:36 PM
Posted in thread: Tea Base poll on 11-24-2013 at 04:32 PM
My favorite kombucha is yerba mate. I have a question: My starter liquid and scoby originated
from black tea so would all my yerba mate kt be considered a black tea base?
Posted in thread: Requisite "is this mold?" post on 11-09-2013 at 03:20 PM
It's probably new scoby growth since you say the surface is exposed.
Posted in thread: Newbie Q- storage and fizz on 11-05-2013 at 03:36 AM
That's definitely the way to do it!
Posted in thread: Newbie Q- storage and fizz on 11-03-2013 at 11:28 PM
Is there a reasonably priced online source for those bottles?
Posted in thread: How to minimize scoby growth in bottles? on 11-02-2013 at 01:02 PM
The recycled tea bottles I'm using arnt completely air tight. More oxygen = more growth? Gt
synergy bottles have a good sealing lid, and the growth seems to be less in those bottles. The
brew is fizzy...
Posted in thread: How to minimize scoby growth in bottles? on 11-01-2013 at 05:10 PM
I like carbonation so I've been bottling and let sit for 2 or 3 days at room temp, burping once
a day. Within the first day I get a clear scoby jellyfish growing in the bottles. In some I
added tsp. f...
Posted in thread: Scoby sank, ferment slowed? on 10-30-2013 at 01:58 PM
1 cup white cane sugar, NOT raw, could've been 3/4 cup, wasn't paying as much attention as I am
now76-78A little under a half gallon, 7 cupsIve read some recipes say 1.5 - 2 cups sugar/gal,
Posted in thread: Scoby sank, ferment slowed? on 10-30-2013 at 12:26 PM
Thanks, that's a good page. The sugar taste is gone today. I'll try using less in the next
Posted in thread: Scoby sank, ferment slowed? on 10-29-2013 at 12:32 PM
Another scoby quickly grew on top, must be a good sign. I can still taste the sugar , does this
mean the beneficial properties arn't there yet? It does reek like vinegar and stings the
Posted in thread: Scoby sank, ferment slowed? on 10-27-2013 at 05:38 PM
I recently started brewing kombucha and in one of my 7 day old jars I have a 1/4 inch scoby
growing. I slid a straw down the edge to taste and then the scoby sank to bottom and is still
sunk after a d...