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Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-08-2013, 06:10 AM
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Views: 15,086
Posted By Sdaji
I got lazy with my cultures, left them all for...

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....
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-12-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,481
Posted By Sdaji
You raise some good points, but none of it is...

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,...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-11-2013, 06:22 AM
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Views: 2,481
Posted By Sdaji
There are obviously live microbes in kombucha....

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 kombucha...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-07-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Sdaji
Oh wow, I just read the first article! What a...

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...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-07-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Sdaji
Peculiar article. He says the health benefits are...

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 unsubstantiated...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-07-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,481
Posted By Sdaji
Can you explain why they can't? The microbes...

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...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 09-14-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,086
Posted By Sdaji
There are live yeast and bacteria in the SCOBY,...

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...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 09-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,086
Posted By Sdaji
porcupine: I've wondered about that. I imagine it...

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...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 09-05-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,086
Posted By Sdaji
I've tried it in side by side brews lots of times...

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...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,086
Posted By Sdaji
Talking SCOBYs Are Useless

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...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-23-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,939
Posted By Sdaji
What's the difference between a SCOBY and a MOV? ...

What's the difference between a SCOBY and a MOV?

What are the main species of yeast and bacteria used to make vinegar? Do any of them overlap? It would be surprising if they don't, although it...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-16-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By Sdaji
Just out of curiosity I tried sticking a shot of...

Just out of curiosity I tried sticking a shot of Bourbon into a glass of kombucha. The resulting cocktail was a very mild, mellow, bland, boring drink. Not offensive or unpleasant, but the alcohol in...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-15-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,752
Posted By Sdaji
I have no idea what you've been reading, but it's...

I have no idea what you've been reading, but it's wrong! ;)

Kombucha is brewed open air, so obviously new microbes can be introduced. If a new species or strain which can outcompete the existing...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-15-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,939
Posted By Sdaji
Great idea! I've been meaning to get around to it...

Great idea! I've been meaning to get around to it for ages, but I've been too lazy to track down live vinegar.

As said, kombucha is just made with yeast and Acetobacter. Vinegar uses the same...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-15-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By Sdaji
Right on! :D That sounds awesome!...

Right on! :D



That sounds awesome! Carrot kombucha is one of the many things I plan to try :)



Isn't it peculiar?
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 07-06-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By Sdaji
At first I was grating the rind off an orange, I...

At first I was grating the rind off an orange, I put a fair bit in but got lazy and also added some whole peel. I boiled the lot up for about 20-30 minutes.

The lemon ones aren't looking quite so...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-28-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,824
Posted By Sdaji
I've been brewing pure green tea for a long time....

I've been brewing pure green tea for a long time. It works beautifully. I brew green and black side by side and don't find green to take longer. I usually use green tea kombucha to start my other...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-28-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Sdaji
They told me you had to use tea too. I was...

They told me you had to use tea too. I was sceptical, so I challenged it by experimenting and proved them wrong.

Try whatever you like! There are possibly types which don't work, but who cares?...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-28-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By Sdaji
There's definitely a lot of nonsense being spread...

There's definitely a lot of nonsense being spread by kombucha enthusiasts.

I didn't know anything about what made Earl Grey tea what it was, I just assumed it was a variety of tea (a cultivar or...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-28-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By Sdaji
The yeast is facultatively anaerobic, so it can...

The yeast is facultatively anaerobic, so it can live with or without oxygen. The bacteria is aerobic, so it can't live (or at least, can't function, multiply, etc.) without oxygen. If you try to use...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-04-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,709
Posted By Sdaji
I think the short version is that it's not easy,...

I think the short version is that it's not easy, and if you want exact figures, tough, you're not likely to get them.

I think there's still a reasonable amount of sugar left when you drink it. If...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 05-21-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Sdaji
I'd like to try doing it with fruit from the...

I'd like to try doing it with fruit from the start of the brew.

Ginger is awesome, one of my favourite kombucha brews was a ginger one (no tea).

My mint one was fantastic! Possibly my favourite...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 05-16-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Sdaji
I've never seen commercial kombucha. I'm not sure...

I've never seen commercial kombucha. I'm not sure if it's available down here (I'm in Australia), so it's not really an option for me. I can easily enough get a kombucha culture from someone else if...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 05-14-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Sdaji
A friend of mine brewed beer and kombucha right...

A friend of mine brewed beer and kombucha right next to each other. No problems, and he isn't especially careful. He plans to keep doing it, I don't foresee any problems and would be amazed if there...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 05-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Sdaji
Unhappy Brewing Kombucha From Old Cultures

Hi all, quick question for you.

If you leave kombucha until it turns to vinegar, does it still have enough yeast and bacteria to start a new colony or does one or both of the microbes get wiped...
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