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Old 10-30-2010, 04:50 AM   #1
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Okay, so i'm intrested in starting to make my own kombucha. I know i need a scoby(sp?) and i know i love the stuff. You have just reached the extent of my knowledge! Beer and wine i have, very tasty stuff. Just looking to branch out a bit. Thanks for any help and apologies if this is a repeat thread that someone might have going.


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Old 11-19-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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I was able to grow a scoby quite easily from some commercial kombucha added to some sweetened tea. It took about 2 weeks to get nice and stout, then I set it to work on some more sweetened tea for drinking. Growing up the scoby produces kombucha that is not good to drink.


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Old 01-26-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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Growing up the scoby produces kombucha that is not good to drink.
I'm not sure I understand that sentence, can you clarify?
I'm also a new to Kombucha.


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Old 01-27-2011, 03:29 AM   #4
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I'm not sure I understand that sentence, can you clarify?
I'm also a new to Kombucha.


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He means that if you make a batch to create a scoby the tea will not be great for drinking. Once you do have a scoby the batch you make should be tasty.

I bought my scoby from http://kombuchahealthdrink.com/ but I have not received it yet. I figured I would rather start with a batch that I can drink rather than creating a mother scoby for 2 weeks.

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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Oh ok thanks Shoki. I thought he meant that a "homegrown" scoby doesnt make good tea. That makes alot more sense though.


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