You probably are out of balance ong some of the bacterial components in your culture. With your nextbatch let it go more to get a better balance. Eventually the scoby will hit the right balance.JScott613 said:Ok, today I opened one of my bottles and do have light carbonation after 3 days. I tasted it and it tastes sweet but very alcoholic. Not sure I will enjoy drinking these.
So much for my signature quote, lol.
WOW 5 cups of sugar is alot. It is at least alot then how I brew it. I use about 1 1/2 cups of sugar and let it set for about 10 days. bottle it in PET bottles and let those sit out and carb for 4 days (with fruit in the bottom). then throw in the fridge and enjoy one for lunch everyday.No doubt you're right. I started with 5 cups of sugar for 1 gallon. When things looked as though they were not progressing I added more of this and that, here and there.
This next batch I used the remaining tea from the starter and added 1 gallon with 1 cup of sugar. Now I suppose I will wait a month before screwing with it.