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Old 05-21-2013, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default Importance of darkness

I'm comparing KombuchaKamp's recipe to that of Brooklyn Kombucha's and I notice that with the former, she stresses the importance of darkness and goes so far to say that light or opening the enclosure where your KT is stored during the fermentation process can ruin it. Brooklyn Kombucha on the other hand, flouts that idea and even suggests sitting your KT atop of your refrigerator! They do say not to allow for direct sunlight.

Who's right here? And why is light even a factor?


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Old 05-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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I'm comparing KombuchaKamp's recipe to that of Brooklyn Kombucha's and I notice that with the former, she stresses the importance of darkness and goes so far to say that light or opening the enclosure where your KT is stored during the fermentation process can ruin it. Brooklyn Kombucha on the other hand, flouts that idea and even suggests sitting your KT atop of your refrigerator! They do say not to allow for direct sunlight.

Who's right here? And why is light even a factor?
Both of my fermenters sit right on the counter in the kitchen to no ill effect.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:25 AM   #3
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I've done it both ways, don't notice any difference. When it reaches the final bottling though, I prefer dark glass or a dark cabinet. Not sure it really makes any difference, but I've always done it that way.
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