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Old 12-10-2007, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Homebrewing too? (Kombucha)

First off i found this accidently at wholefoodst today at lunch...it kinda grossed me out after reading the wikipedia article.

Has anyone had this or tried making it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kombucha


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Old 12-10-2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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Very interesting. Similar technique to racking a brew and pitching on the yeast cake.


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Old 12-10-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
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I'm sure Landhoney's alreay made a Kombucha Grand Cru.
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Doesn't sound any grosser than beer... when looked at from a microbiological point of view. However, I don't like tea, so I'll stick to beer
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Doesn't sound any grosser than beer... when looked at from a microbiological point of view. However, I don't like tea, so I'll stick to beer
You could always try cola.
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i've been attempting to drink some all afternoon... it's different to say the least, i bet with a little research i could cultivate this tea into more more of it...

but i dont know if i'm that adventurous.
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I'm sure Landhoney's alreay made a Kombucha Grand Cru.
No, but my friend mike has:

http://madfermentationist.blogspot.c...label/Kombucha

He did a Flanders Red style using Kombucha, and my recent 'gift' contains some Kombucha culture in the mix:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=47551

I haven't used it yet though.
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No, but my friend mike has:

http://madfermentationist.blogspot.c...label/Kombucha

He did a Flanders Red style using Kombucha, and my recent 'gift' contains some Kombucha culture in the mix:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=47551

I haven't used it yet though.
Is your friend the guy that James Spencer interviewed recently? I remember them talking about this stuff.... and having ZERO desire to replicate what he was making...
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I'll stick with my Samuel Jackson.
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Is your friend the guy that James Spencer interviewed recently? I remember them talking about this stuff.... and having ZERO desire to replicate what he was making...
Yes he is, he doesn't like it enough to continue making it either. I haven't tried it, and I don't think he's planning anymore 'all Kombucha' batches.


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