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    Preservatives-blasphemous I know

    I don't understand why you would want a preservative in kombucha. Seems that would defeat the purpose of making a live culture. From what I have read, I would let it become vinegar and add tea when ready for sale. To my understanding preservatives will stop some of the natural (if not all)...
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    I want to make high alcohol Kombucha

    I'm curious about going with a higher alcohol content, is it not going to kill off some of the probiotics?
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    Does this look right?

    Hopefully this isn't against the rules. I found this site that has a great set of photos of what normal is like and what mold is like: Kombucha Mold/Not Mold Photos plus Brew Safety Info - Kombucha Kamp
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    Does this look right?

    I just taste vinegar sweet tea :) Appreciate your time. Blessings
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    Does this look right?

    I took my starter scoby with liquid and put in the half gallon jar with cooled GT & raw sugar. Left for 6 days and a new scoby was growing on top. I then took that and through into gallon jar and taste tested. I left about a cup in .5g jar and added more tea (3GT and 4 Peach Tea bags (has black...
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    Does this look right?

    I think the darker danglies are yeast if I understand what I have read. Please confirm. They only look dark because of lighting. You can see a danglie thing in one of the side photos is actually a tan/light brown
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    Does this look right?

    I have a new scoby growing in each. Looks similar to a plastic bag. As suggested I swirled the kombuchaso that the scoby went under the liquid. Both jars smell slightly vinegary with no foul smells. Thanks for y'all's words. Hopefully these pictures help make better opinions
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    Does this look right?

    Does mold come in all colors or is there a certain color to be aware of? And thanks for your response, much appreciated
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    Does this look right?

    New to kombucha. I got a s.c.o.b.y. made a half gallon of green tea with 3/4 cups raw sugar. Threw into 1/2 gallon jug, covered. After stuff started growing on top I decided to I wanted to increase my batch size. I put 2/3 of liquid from 1/2 g jar and put into 1g jar and added 1/2g of fresh...
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