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Old 08-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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So this question is for all you homebrewers who make both kombucha and beer (or mead, or wine, or whatever). Do you keep your kombucha near your beer/mead/wine during fermentation, or as far away as possible?

My wife and I are just starting to get into brewing our own kombucha, and are trying to figure out the best place to keep it during fermentation. I have a closet under the stairs where I do my beer and mead fermentation, bulk aging and bottle "cellaring". This would seem to be the best place to do the kombucha as well, since it's clean, cool, dark, and not near food.

But I don't want the kombucha and its menagerie of mysterious microbes to jeopardize my beer and mead.

And to clarify, my beer and mead fermentations are all closed, but (especially for mead) I do take the lid off from time to time for samples, nutrient additions, etc.

Am I just being paranoid? Someone give me a reality check here. Thanks!
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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I keep them separate. Kombucha you can pretty much store anywhere since temperature is not really important, it just controls the speed of fermentation.

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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hadn't thought of that being an issue. But I don't have any equipment cross over with the two. I also just keep my Kombucha in an upper cabinet in our kitchen.

 
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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i do both, in the same room. i've never had a problem with 'cross contamination' but you'll never be sorry that you took too much precaution.

 
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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I'm a little late in checking back, but thanks everyone for the feedback. I'll be careful but not paranoid.
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