SweetEnough

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    SweetEnough got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hello, kombucha homies! I am hoping to revitalize this thread to connect with others who are currently brewing. I am brand new to this craft and should have my first fermentation ready this week. Very exciting! I'm attaching a photo of Toby, which I grew myself from a bottle of raw, unflavored GT's kombucha, and also Maggie, who I purchased over the weekend from a Craigslist ad.
    I'd love to see your pics too! I'm sure in the next several days I'll have questions, so I'm hoping there are still those of you out there who are actively booching.

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    SweetEnough reacted to Crastney in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I've just finished the last bottle of my third batch - probably didn't leave it long enough in first fermentation, as it was still sweet when bottled, and each bottle grey it's own little layer of SCOBY - which I felt terrible about when I put it in the compost.  The initial one, still in the tapped kilner jar will be ok to start the next batch.  If I got my arse in gear I'd start making a new batch as I started the last bottle, then wouldn't run out - oh well.  it's all good.
    calling a SCOBY Toby makes sense, but why Maggie?
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    SweetEnough reacted to SugarcubeOD in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    @SweetEnough - that's so cute!  I know most of the people that have weighed in on this thread are following it so they'll get a notification when people post   
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    SweetEnough got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hello, kombucha homies! I am hoping to revitalize this thread to connect with others who are currently brewing. I am brand new to this craft and should have my first fermentation ready this week. Very exciting! I'm attaching a photo of Toby, which I grew myself from a bottle of raw, unflavored GT's kombucha, and also Maggie, who I purchased over the weekend from a Craigslist ad.
    I'd love to see your pics too! I'm sure in the next several days I'll have questions, so I'm hoping there are still those of you out there who are actively booching.

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    SweetEnough reacted to racheleats in Adjusting to no alcohol   
    I love this quote. It should be an official whole30 mantra!
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    SweetEnough got a reaction from racheleats in Adjusting to no alcohol   
    Yes, agree with all this 100%! I did address it with him immediately, and he apologized and and reminded me he was joking. But the problem is that it's NOT just joking; it's actually a really passive-aggressive form of sabatoge, even if unintended. It brings to mind one of my favorite quotes...

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    SweetEnough reacted to SugarcubeOD in Adjusting to no alcohol   
    Love the graphic!  The thing is, if the person you're joking AT doesn't find it funny and it's a slag against them, it's not a joke...Glad you addressed it and hope/assume it won't happen again!
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    SweetEnough got a reaction from Lunarose in Adjusting to no alcohol   
    Thank you for starting this topic, @Lunarose! This is a struggle of mine, as well, so I look forward to feedback from others. 
    For me, I'm more used to indulging in a few glasses of wine or a couple of cocktails on Saturday nights. My boyfriend misses this aspect of social time with me and tries to tempt me to drink by joking that I'm "more fun" when I drink... Ugh. He's a wonderful man! He just doesn't understand the science behind Whole30. I have been making myself little cocktails of just Lime Perrier on ice and I encourage him to have a beer or whatever, but he pouts. It's the strangest thing! Has anyone else seen this?
    I've started a routine of drinking a (wine) glass of kombucha before bed. It doesn't have the same relaxing effect as wine, but it does taste good and makes my body sing!
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    SweetEnough reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh meg..you should have seen me with my first SCOBY. Flashlight..night vision goggles..nanny cam. ;0)
    Raspberry, basil and lemon. Oh lawdy..
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    SweetEnough reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Picturing Susan washing scoby, pinning to dry, ironing and folding it. Ahah 
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    SweetEnough reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
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    Might be sooner than you think.  Look what Frank just did:
     

     
    He was lying on the bottom of the jar before, now he's suddenly decided to lean up against the side!
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    SweetEnough reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    It will happen KB and LadyM, there is something going on at least, isn't there?  Something a bit scummy looking?
     
    I just found the prettiest SCOBY ever on reddit.  Apparently this is what happens when you use green tea and hibiscus tea to brew ...
     
    http://imgur.com/a/lPBAx?gallery#ReblCOu
     
    I think my SCOBY would probably try to jump its bones if it saw it.
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    SweetEnough reacted to missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok, so if we are sharing....picked up this lovely jar tonight, now to be patient and wait a week so my batches can be properly staggered (oolong batch started yesterday, cherry/ginger and strawberry/lime on second ferment). Cat for scale.
     

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    SweetEnough reacted to Moluv in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Just thought I'd share a pic of my 2 1/2 gallon SCOBY and brew, Denver, started by a dear friend and jazz musician several years ago from a bottle of GT's. He passed it along to me when he moved to Denver to pursue his music. I have passed out many babies from this one.
    To make 2 1/2 gallons I use 15 bags of organic oolong tea, 2 1/2 cups organic sugar. I bottle in Grolsh bottles, usually unflavored, but leave it out for a day or two to get fizzy before storing in the fridge. I always brew my sweet tea the night before I bottle so as soon as I bottle I can dump in room temp tea and start it fermenting right away.
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    SweetEnough reacted to SEBales in Are you new here? Welcome!   
    I am on day 18.  Just finding time to really check out the forum.  The first week was horrible.  I cold turkeyed caffeine and sugar and had the worst headache of my life.  But I stuck with the plan and now I feel great.  I know the plan doesn't necessarily recommend getting off caffeine, but I just CAN'T drink black coffee.  And my doctor has been after me for years to stop drinking soda.  Feeling strong.
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    SweetEnough reacted to ladyshanny in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    @Cathy125 - when you use juice, how long are you leaving it in second fermentation for? I only use juice and mine is always very fizzy, sometimes excessively so. 
     
     
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    SweetEnough reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hi!
    Susan had a wonderful idea of having one place where it is all things related to making/brewing Kombucha could be asked and answered. There are several of us that are newbies at this (me) and some real pros out there (Susan, Miss Mary, Nadia...) and thought that one place to keep all things related to making your own kombucha would be helpful for others embarking on this journey.
    I have begun the process of making my own SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) and if this is an epic failure, will end up getting SCOBY locally. I have heard Craig's List is a great source for people giving away free SCOBY to a good home! My potential source is one from Miss Mary!
    I am reading up on the process to actually make the kombucha. Just like when I made my own sauerkraut for the first time, I am a little intimidated! This isn't something my mother taught me how to do growing up!
    We will all learn together!
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    SweetEnough reacted to ShannonM816 in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    I'm not sure why the order is different in the book and on the website, but it really doesn't matter what order you use, the important part is to go back to whole30 eating for at least two days between different categories of foods, more if you have a reaction that lingers for more than two days.
    The point of reintroducing foods is to help you decide what foods you want to include in your regular diet going forward. If you love cheese and are okay with not feeling great after you eat it, it may be worth it to you to have it sometimes. Whole30's position is that none of the foods that you've left out for the last 30 days are ever truly good for you, whether you have a noticeable reaction to them or not -- but it's also understood that food is not always simply fuel, that there are emotional and cultural influences on what we eat, and that we are not always going to only eat healthy stuff 100% of the time. If you haven't read it before, I suggest you look for the three part series on the whole30 blog titled, Dear Melissa: What do you eat? It's a good explanation of how she has discovered which foods are worth it to her and which aren't.