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Posted in thread: Kombucha vs vinegar on 09-09-2013 at 05:41 PM
@kimberleegk - you used the phrase "corn sugar" but at least in the U.S. that's not a commonly
used expression for any type of sugar. Corn syrup is basically glucose, and folks don't use
that to sweet...
Posted in thread: New To Kombucha on 08-25-2013 at 02:13 AM
That's a year-old suggestion you're replying to.
Posted in thread: Second Fermentation Scoby on 07-24-2013 at 02:48 PM
When you say "second fermentation" are you talking about a small (maybe 1/2" to 1" or 12mm to
25mm) scoby that formed up in the neck of a flip-top bottle during (sealed) secondary
fermentation? Or do ...
Posted in thread: First time brewing kombucha...does my scoby look ok or should I throw it out? on 07-20-2013 at 03:10 PM
Your images are out of focus and the busy background makes it impossible to tell whether the
many dark splotches I see are mold or not.
Posted in thread: How to measure sugar and alcohol content on 06-23-2013 at 03:03 AM
I'm actually glad you bumped this year-old thread because I never did find any specific methods
to measure either alcohol content or residual sugar content in my home-brewed Kombucha. Still
Posted in thread: continue fermenting for less sweetness? on 06-22-2013 at 03:31 AM
pH around 3 sounds great. I suppose I've had baby-scobys less than 1/4" thick also, depending
on the temperature in the house - they're thinner in the winter when the house runs cooler.
Still strange ...
Posted in thread: continue fermenting for less sweetness? on 06-21-2013 at 03:57 PM
If the yeast & bacteria in the mail-order scoby aren't very active, it's possible you haven't
really fermented the tea. Do you have a healthy new baby-scoby that's at least 1/4" thick,
Posted in thread: Corking kombucha on 06-17-2013 at 05:59 PM
Do you have any screw-top bottles lying around? Your theory is that pressure is leaking out of
the flip-tops, but if you poured your primary ferment into some screw-top bottles at the same
time, you c...
Posted in thread: Found a fruit fly in my kombucha... on 06-16-2013 at 12:43 PM
Thanks @AZ_IPA, I didn't know that. I knew that common flies are attracted to trash & pet
waste, and for sure I wouldn't want those any where near my KT. Haven't had any problem with
fruit flies so I ...
Posted in thread: Found a fruit fly in my kombucha... on 06-15-2013 at 07:29 PM
Large house flies get into all kinds of nasty things, but fruit flies are pretty clean. Bottle
it & enjoy.