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Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 10-01-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By buchababe90
Probably over, maybe around 140F. It was really...

Probably over, maybe around 140F. It was really warm :(
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 10-01-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By buchababe90
Did I Kill My Culture?

Without thinking, I added my SCOBY and starter to warm tea :mad:. Did I kill it?
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 04-30-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,308
Posted By buchababe90
Grolsch Flip Top Beer Bottles

I purchased a four pack of grolsch beer specifically for making fizzy kombucha. The first batch that I poured into the bottles was extremely fizzy after sitting at room temperature for about 3 days....
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 04-30-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By buchababe90
Massive Bubbles Inside SCOBY

I brewed a new batch of kombucha about a week ago and the mother didn't float to the top. There is a fragile baby that formed, but it doesn't cover the entire surface area of the jar and has massive...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 04-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By buchababe90
It doesn't look too good to me. The main...

It doesn't look too good to me. The main indication, though, is whether its fuzzy or not. If its not fuzzy at all then its not mold.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 04-10-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By buchababe90
Sounds good, but I've had a problem with mold...

Sounds good, but I've had a problem with mold growing when I use green tea.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,817
Posted By buchababe90
Pineapple sucks too. It makes the KT taste too...

Pineapple sucks too. It makes the KT taste too yeasty and sort of like barf.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By buchababe90
I reduced the fermentation time to 7 days and...

I reduced the fermentation time to 7 days and that seemed to help a lot. Then I bottled the kombucha for the secondary fermentation. I made 2 with ginger and 2 with pineapple juice. The ginger ones...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-24-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By buchababe90
Storing SCOBYS in the Fridge?

I had a bunch of leftover SCOBYS in the fridge and decided to brew another batch using one of the refrigerated ones. This morning I read that you shouldn't store SCOBYS in the fridge because the...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-24-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By buchababe90
Pretty much any size jar will work. You just need...

Pretty much any size jar will work. You just need a bottle of raw commercial kombucha (like GT Dave's) and a cup of sweet tea. Wait for the tea to cool and pour it in the jar. Then add the kombucha....
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-11-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By buchababe90
My next brew was gross too. I don't know what I'm...

My next brew was gross too. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I fermented it for 10 days and a super healthy looking baby developed. Unfortunately, the batch is undrinkable. It is too vinegary and...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-28-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By buchababe90
Nasty Brew

I had my family taste my first kombucha brew and none of them liked it. I tried it before them and noticed that it was both too strong and too sweet. I used a pungent brand of black tea (PG Tips)...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-26-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By buchababe90
Too Much Starter?

I know that kombucha can take anywhere from 4-14 days to ferment depending on temperature/other factors. I read somewhere that its ideal to for each ferment to contain 25% starter, which is what I...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-21-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By buchababe90
Baby Annihilates Mother Culture

I had a very small mother that I added to a recipe for growing a SCOBY I found on the internet. Today (1 week later) I found a thicker, perfectly formed baby growing on top of the liquid. I took it...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-21-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,726
Posted By buchababe90
Wow. I will use molasses in the future. For now...

Wow. I will use molasses in the future. For now I'll just have to wait on my white sugar babies.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-16-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,130
Posted By buchababe90
I used a bottle of the new GTs to grow a SCOBY. I...

I used a bottle of the new GTs to grow a SCOBY. I didn't wait long enough (2 weeks) so it is very small.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By buchababe90
Grow a Bigger SCOBY

I grew a tiny SCOBY from a bottle of GT Daves (I let it sit for about 2 weeks). Since it was so small I repeated the recipe I used to grow the SCOBY, with the addition of the newly formed SCOBY. Do...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-10-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By buchababe90
I was wondering because I am CRAZY impatient! I...

I was wondering because I am CRAZY impatient! I had a batch going for about a week, but then I disturbed it and it doesn't seem to be growing anymore (day 9). Should I just buy one online?
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-07-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By buchababe90
Yeah my tea has brown strands too. I watched a...

Yeah my tea has brown strands too. I watched a youtube video where a newly formed SCOBY was growing out of its container, but it was still attached to the mother by thick brown strands.
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Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-07-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By buchababe90
How long does it take............

What is the shortest and/or longest amount of time it has taken you to grow a viable SCOBY?
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-05-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By buchababe90
Strange SCOBY Situation

I am attempting to grow 2 scobys in my closet right now. Both are on day 5 and one of them is doing very well, but the other one has no growth whatsoever. The one that's growing has 2 TBSP of sugar...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-05-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By buchababe90
I'm on day 4 and my kombucha looks like that too

I'm on day 4 and my kombucha looks like that too
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,825
Posted By buchababe90
Thanks for the responses. My diet is pretty...

Thanks for the responses. My diet is pretty crappy and I take prescription medication, so that could be part of it. I'm kind of scared of kombucha now though.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-03-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,652
Posted By buchababe90
I wasn't aware that there was even a ban until...

I wasn't aware that there was even a ban until today. GT's Kombucha has always been in stock at my local health food store. There is no warning like there is on alcohol and I never have to provide ID...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-03-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,825
Posted By buchababe90
Why does kombucha make me feel sick?

I was wondering if anyone else has gotten a headache/stomachache from drinking kombucha. I don't normally buy it, but bought a couple bottles because I want to make a SCOBY. I drank about half of one...
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