praxisproject

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    praxisproject reacted to Renee Lee in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Not sure why we haven't done this yet, but I just made your post a sticky. NO MORE DROPPING OFF THE FRONT PAGE!
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    praxisproject reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I had a glass of mine this morning, out the garden, in a crystal glass. If the neighours saw me they must have thought I was one of those moms.
     

     
    Not as sparkling as when I bottled it why is that? I left it overnight in dark and then put in fridge this morning. Maybe it was so bubby because it had just been transferred. Still pleasantly effervescent & a lovely flavour.
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ha ha, I couldn't say as there's no kitty here but it smells pretty sour which would probably be off-putting and you cover it tightly with cloth anyway so you'd probably be safe from rogue cat hair.
     
    Mine just sits on the countertop in the kitchen.  Apparently on top of the fridge is a good place but I don't have enough space between the top of my fridge and the bottom of the shelf over it.  
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    praxisproject got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    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
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I grew my SCOBY from a 325 ml store bought bottle of Mojo kombucha.  You said your kombucha was homemade by a lady at the markets, right?  If so, I imagine that would work!
     
    You should do it!  (Says the girl who hasn't even tasted her first batch yet!)  Will give you control over the sweetness and it's just really fun.  Even if I hate mine I will have no regrets as the process has been so fascinating.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    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?
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Since we are sharing family pictures, here's my gang waiting for tomorrow. Also, Big Green getting ready to go back to work tomorrow.


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    praxisproject reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I have 4 in the dishwasher as we speak! Long weekend...
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    praxisproject reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy cow. Okay, I'm in. It took me 2 days to read this whole thread! I'm a booch addict and tired of paying $4/bottle. My hubby just happened to drink a 4 pack of Grolsch this weekend, so the preparations have begun. Stay tuned...
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    praxisproject reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Geeeeees, tapatalk I hate you. Hi from scoby, third try.
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    praxisproject reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Two - 2gl and 1gl jars. This time I had 13 bottles, but I had some of this booch plain today and saved 2 cups for next brew. Should come to a 1,5 gl total. I think so.
    Btw, booch is my Daddy's best friend now. Due to nasty chemo it's the only thing he can drink. His scoby is gigantic. We joke that one day Dad will have to start brewing in bathtub.
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    praxisproject reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Sophie, I love you. Taco scoby. You are hilarious
    My hard working scoby says hi from the booch factory aka kitchen.
    I've made two with beets/orange, several regular stuff and the rest tea flavors (exotica with cardamom/lemongrass/pink peppercorns/pineapple/orange peel/coconut and strawberry rhubarb parfait with apple/hibiscus/raisins/carrot/beetroot/strawberry/rhubarb). I have more washi tape, so fancy bottles to come.
    Second batch of white tea brew will be bottled plain.
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Tea and bottles at the ready. 3 tea and 2 plain. :0)

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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Back to say one thing..new thing with my Numi Chocolate Puerh..iced. Shaken with coconut milk. About to have my second one.
    Derval, you must try a glass out in the garden.
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    praxisproject reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I asked my company & they told me to use boiled tap water, that the scoby might not like the stuff in mineral water. Is mineral water & distilled water the same thing?
     
    Picture time!
     
    Lily loved opening the tap
     

     
    I opened it to top it up again (I used slightly less sugar in the top up tea) to replace the drawn off litre and here's how it looked.
    I think the film on the top is the beginnings of a new baby, yeah?  And the 2 darker semi-circles you can just see underneath are my orginals.
     

     
    The brew is already pleasantly sparkling, as you can see. I have put this in the press (cupboard) overnight, will burp it in the morning & then put in fridge tomorrow night, does that sound right?
     

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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Lol..I so love how they have a mind of their own and simply live where they feel like living.
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    He does annoy me sometimes but it's hard to look annoyed when you are also giggling and snorting at the same time.
     
    He has the stronger stomach of the two of us and I couldn't understand why he was so grossed out by all the SCOBY action.  He said: "You grew it.  It's your Frankenstein."  Well, I guess I've found a name for my SCOBY at least.
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hee hee, mental picture of frantic Susan: "I need clean towels and hot water! ...  And some more jars!"
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Have we really figured out the fizz secret? So Nadia, 6 TABLESPOONS of tea? For a 6 litre jar? How many bags is that, I wonder?
    Thanks ladies! I might brew up now and let it sit for the rest of the day, Scobes can move house tonight. Then hubby can be there to wrinkle his nose when I touch it.
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    Nadia may have figured it out. So exciting. One tea bag = one tsp. 3 tsp = 1 TBS.
    They are super fun to touch. Very spongy and slick. Hubby should touch it too. It will be fun for him.
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Noooo, keep going.  I've actually been facilitating a bit of SCOBY migration down here.  On sunny days I've taken the jar to the laundry which gets more sun (making sure it sits out of direct sunlight) so that it can enjoy the warmer room.  Then in the evening when I'm cooking it comes back to the kitchen.  I think that may have helped it along.
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Have we really figured out the fizz secret?  So Nadia, 6 TABLESPOONS of tea?  For a 6 litre jar?  How many bags is that, I wonder?
     
    Thanks ladies!  I might brew up now and let it sit for the rest of the day, Scobes can move house tonight.  Then hubby can be there to wrinkle his nose when I touch it.
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Omg...fizz totally figured out. One tea bag = one tsp loose leaf tea. When Hannah at KK was trouble shooting the fizz factor, she asked me if I had tried to increase tea strength. I didn't know she meant triple it.
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh and please do take another picture. I love SCOBY pictures.
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    praxisproject reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Lol...my SCOBY's baby was a funny looking kid. I say that with motherly love. They get bumpy because of the gasses working their way to the top. They also get oddly brown from the tannins in the tea. All good stuff.