praxisproject

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    praxisproject reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch, yes they are lovely bottles.

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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Lol..so that is why the Hartwigs came up with the template. They were crossing borders. Leave it to you to lighten the moment.
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    praxisproject reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    The beauty of the whole30 template. A palm size is a universal measurement we all can understand!
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    That's where I got mine from! I got this one here:
    http://www.maxwellandwilliams.com.au/mw/maxwell-williams-storage-canisters-jars-candy-jar-6-litre-lh6549.asp
    $19.95 full price, but I had to have it because I'm terrible at waiting for things.
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    praxisproject reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Wow what a stroke of luck! My friend is a manager of a charity shop and I was in with her this evening and asked her if she ever got in bottles. She was about to take home the dozen plus flip top lemonade bottles she had in the shop from customer evenings for recycling! But now they are my booch bottles!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    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.
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Metric or no metric..you need a bigger jar.
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    praxisproject reacted to Beets in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Cantaloupe basil sounds amazing.
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    praxisproject reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'm with you nadia, us Europeans know how to measure
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    praxisproject reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Sophie, you crack me up. I have converter app opened all the time, I will never speak feet, inches, Farenheits or ounces. No offense people, but measuring veggies in cups is the most ridiculous (and inaccurate) thing ever Grumpy me today heh.
    Basic recipe calls for 1 gallon. You can scale the recipe accordingly I guess. I've only doubled it, no scaling down I'd def get a bigger jar, because if you are not doing a CB it will leave you with like 3 bottles of booch as you'll have to save some for the next batch.
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    You guys must get bigger jars than we do I was picturing this teeny little jar in my head because that's the size I always see apple sauce sold in here!
    I just had to run the numbers through a converter because I can only do metric. Those jars would be a bit under half a gallon each? I don't know what the ideal size is either! I saw someone saying their jar was 1 or 1.5 gallon here somewhere so I found a jar that size too, but maybe I am just greedy and want lots of kombucha! (Actually, there's no maybe about it!).
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    praxisproject reacted to msssjenna in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I just see these very large scobys and cant imagine fitting it into my applesauce jar.
    PS I posted on FB for glass bottles/jars with lids and had a great response. I've picked up 7 so far
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    praxisproject reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Any kitchen appliances stores, home/gardening, Target, IKEA or thrift store. If you need bottles I'd check beer brewing stores, they usually have them sold by case.
    Cutting scoby!!!! Cruel lady, please don't do this. It will fit in perfectly and will morph and grow in the given jar.
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    praxisproject reacted to msssjenna in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I think all the information provided so far has been helpful. I have taken all other questions to Pinterest, Google, and Youtube. . I ordered a scoby kit from Etsy and will start my process next week.
    PS where is a cheap place to get glass bottles/jars from? I plan on hitting up the thrift store and have already asked my parents to put theirs to the side.
    PPS what if my scoby is too big to fit into my jar? Can i cut it?
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    SCOBY bragging!
    Not nearly so impressive as Nadia's dad's doubling its size in record time, but I had a peek today (1 week since I started growing it) and it is completely covering the surface of the liquid. Starting to really thicken up in the spots where it was first visible. (Still thin overall though). Hubby asking more questions about SCOBY behaviour, wrinkles nose and says it's disgusting, then asks how long we have to wait before we get our first batch. That's my boy.
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    One thought..we should probably be careful about health benefits. Just maybe speak to probiotics and stop there?
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    praxisproject reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Susan, we can split the work. I am thinking this structure. Keep it short with the link for a good article.
    What is kombucha
    Health benefits
    Shopping list to start your own brew (list types of teas, sugars, bottles etc)
    Two ways to get a scoby
    Basic recipe
    Two ways to brew
    Second fermantation
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Totally agree. Work is so not what we are going for. Give me 2 days to compile a good list of links. You can always veto them.
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Kt fizz is nothing like added fizz. Way fewer bubbles.
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    praxisproject reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    This is what I did! Grew scoby out of GT. It made a baby scoby, which went to the second jar after peeling it off. They both grew one baby each. One baby went to the hotel and one went to my Dad. His baby grows at the rocket speed! It is double size in two days, weeeeee!
    I suggest that KB edits her first post and includes instructions and links. I mean Susan is a rock star and ready to help everyone. Aaand that's why we all love her, but... What do you think?
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Of course your Dad's SCOBY is going crazy. He received a Pixie Dust SCOBY. :0) Awesome idea regarding the links in OP. I am always worried that I will forget something. Plus..what a helpful thread we will be.
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    praxisproject reacted to Beets in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I think that's a great idea. I know I'd appreciate it. Like an FAQ and favorite links.
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    praxisproject reacted to msssjenna in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok so after reading this thread today I bought a bottle of GT ginger. Of course now I want to make my own. Where do I start? Do I save some of this tea and buy a scoby online? Help please?
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    praxisproject reacted to pjena in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I don't know CB. GT is a brand name store bought kombucha. Mama scoby is the scoby you put in your sweetened tea to start. The scoby will start growing a new scoby as a film at the top of the jar - that is the baby. Mine were stuck together. I heard that they may not always be stuck together. I just peeled them apart with clean hands. I started a new brew with the baby (the half that was on top) and put the mama (the botom part) in a small jar covered with kombucha, but without any add'l sugar, cover with a plastic wrap lined jar lid and put it in a back corner of a shelf in the basement (to stay cool, but not cold). It should not grow, but should stay alive in case I need it. So much to learn!
    Susan - I'd guess it might take longer with a baby. I'm not sure. I'm so sorry for your scoby loss!
    now I know CB!
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Welcome to the world of booch-speak Praxis. CB stands for continuous brew. So, if I take 32oz out of my vessel, I add 32oz of sweet tea to replenish it. The advantage is that is low maintenance and the brew is ready to use again in 2 days. Mama is your first SCOBY. They continuously reproduce other SCOBYs which are called baby SCOBYs. You can store them in a hotel which is the SCOBY plus a couple cups of booch. You place it in a cool, dark cupboard for storage. It peacefully sleeps there. GT is a brand of Kombucha here in the states.