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Posted in thread: Bigger Batches on 12-09-2016 at 10:30 PM
How long before your kombucha spoils? Never. It will not go bad if handled and bottled
correctly. The real answer - maybe a couple months, your flavors are going to break down and
Posted in thread: Mind looking at this culture? on 12-04-2016 at 08:18 PM
Looks pretty normal. I don't see anything that could be wrong with it.
Posted in thread: Kombucha getting vinegary on 11-01-2016 at 03:54 PM
Doesn't sound like you're making kombucha...
Posted in thread: Secondary container, then bottle? on 09-30-2016 at 05:48 PM
I would advice against adding extra fermentables add bottling time, as this might easily lead
to overcarbonation or even bottle bombs.
Posted in thread: Secondary container, then bottle? on 09-29-2016 at 07:43 PM
No, too much hassle...
Posted in thread: spiegel fermenter on 09-22-2016 at 09:51 PM
It'd be much cheaper to put a spigot on a food grade bucket, or use a bottling bucket.Yes, but
they are probably made of Polypropylene (PP), which might be less suitable for sour ferments...
Posted in thread: Measuring sugar consumption on 09-22-2016 at 09:46 PM
Yes, I agree that hyDrometer readings are no good for kombucha. I'm not aware of any simple
method to measure the sugar content of finished kombucha. My guess would be that about 50% of
the original s...
Posted in thread: Secondary container, then bottle? on 09-22-2016 at 09:38 PM
I like to flavor my 'booch with fruits (cherries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, etc.) as
well. My process is:1. Make kombucha (I do a continuous brew in a 40 liter ceramic crock).2.
Put the fruit...
Posted in thread: Continuous brewing & lack of fizz on 09-21-2016 at 06:44 PM
No, it's fine to "disturb" the Scoby a little (or even a lot).
Posted in thread: spiegel fermenter on 09-19-2016 at 08:26 PM
Spiegel, speidel, what's in a name :-)It should be fine. I have a similar (non-Speidel)
fermenter in 30 and in 60 liter. Some people argue that you should never ferment kombucha in
plastic, because it...