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  1. If you are new and haven't joined a group thread yet, head over to If you're outside the USA or looking for people near your location, do some searches for local keywords
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  3. Is this your first Whole30? This is what it's all about There are lots of PDF downloads to help you out including the fabulous Meal Planning Template Not sure what you can have? Whole30 Rules & Can I Have... You'll also find great info searching in the forum section Can I have...? Did you know there's Rules AND Recommendations?
  4. It was "lotus tea" which I thought was a type of black tea, but it's a type of green tea
  5. Sharing my disaster for the entertainment of others. I went to a kombucha class, it was great. Rushed home and made my first batch, realised later I used tea I thought was black tea, but it wasn't. Scoby almost filled entire giant jar, wrong shape for a scoby, disaster, could not get the scoby out of the jar.
  6. Everyone has the same, we're all 0
  7. I went to a Kombucha class and will share some of tips I got (my first batch is really strange but I think I used the wrong tea and not really sure what to do with it). Don't Use a cloth on top that has holes (we have a cloth here called Chux and it's bad as it lets fruit flies in), it needs to breathe but not let bugs in Booch shouldn't overheat or be too cold, next to the stove or window can be a scoby killer Use non-black tea - tip was first batch should always be black tea and if you use other teas later, always follow with a black tea batch to boost the scoby, ongoing use of oth
  8. Grape skin - This is why red wine is red and there are actually a lot of people allergic to a protein in the skin called LTP, some people have a reaction to the fermentation of the skins only, others have trouble with grapes too (some fruit juices contain a splash of grape juice). Tannins - Also found in grape skin but most people have tasted them in black tea. Histamine & Tyramine - Found in aged and fermented foods, red wine is usually fermented for longer. Alcohol - Often dismissed, if the red wine you drink is higher in alcohol than the white, it may just be the alcohol.
  9. Hi Lisa Where abouts are you located down under? We actually have quite a few options which are better than Lara bars now! (yay!) I have only once found apricots without sulfur here, they were organic and a funny colour but they tasted great.
  10. I often talk about this with my naturopath, it's not unusual to get an early period or restart periods when you're feeling healthier, as your hormones can change. Usually this is a good sign, but if you're worried have a chat with your doctor.
  11. Good luck! There are quite a number of posts about pregnancies during Whole30
  12. I think it would be a good idea for him to see a doctor. That doesn't sound like anything related to a detox.
  13. Dates are a no brakes food for many For me, a few dates and I feel like I've had 100 cups of coffee lol unpleasant sugar spike
  14. I'm contemplating where I would put giant jar if I had one. Do cats mess with them? I don't want fur in my booch lol
  15. Nadia, if your dad starts brewing in the bath it's time to open a real Booch Factory I love all the brewing photos. One day I'll get a big jar and start a scoby Where did the Aussies get their starting scoby? or did you just use booch? I wonder if I could use the booch from the market. I have to burp it sometimes, would it work?
  16. Question for the booch experts, if I feel sick in the stomach, should I skip drinking it or drink more? Have a flu thing, taking antibiotics. PS. I love Flickr as it resizes the photos for you, but I always use a 3rd party uploader.
  17. Hmm, are swing top bottles good for bottling booch? Cos the swing top bottles I like most come with beer in them (I don't drink the beer, I just like the bottle). Not sure on the spelling, but it's German, Grolsh I think. Gotta be careful cos not all the bottles are reusable, but the swing top ones are water tight lying down. Reckon they'd be alright with fizzy booch in them? If you can find someone who likes the beer, you may get lots of free bottles.
  18. For the Aussies, I've seen a lot of really giant glass jars in places like House, they're Maxwell WIlliams I think, but they're often on sale. Will keep my eyes peeled.
  19. What is a CB, a GT and a baby vs a mama? What is a Scoby hotel? lol
  20. I bought my booch from a market and the lady who made it said to just open the bottle to burp it. It makes a little fizzy noise when I do if it needs burping. If it doesn't, it makes no noise. I can feel the pressure release on the bottle, it's glass with a metal preserving type lid (like a large tall passata bottle). I think a wine bottle with a screwcap (stelvin) seal would work, but might need more burping. the seal on my bottle is tight sitting up, but she said not to store it lying down. Stelvins can usually lie down, but not sure if booch shouldn't.