Nadia B

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    Nadia B 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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    Nadia B reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Either that, or we just discovered where Nadia gets her pixie dust from
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    Nadia B got a reaction from percypat 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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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject 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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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject 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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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject 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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    Nadia B got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok, fun time. Note to self - bottling booch in a morning rush in a white dress is a nono. My kitchen is covered with sweet tea and fruits. Dress got a very cool pink print too. LOL. I hope I won't scare anyone. I've just opened it too quick instead of burping it slowly first. It's a cantaloupe basil and it's good!

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    Nadia B 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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    Nadia B got a reaction from percypat 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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    Nadia B 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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    Nadia B reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    First..holy moly on the fizz Nadia.
    Second..its okay to cut SCOBYs when they get too big for their britches. They just continue to grow into the shape of their vessel.
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    Nadia B 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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    Nadia B 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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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Yep, kijiji too. I am thinking of making very sweet looking packs (tea, sugar, cloth and instructions) and giving it a try. Ha!
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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Yep, kijiji too. I am thinking of making very sweet looking packs (tea, sugar, cloth and instructions) and giving it a try. Ha!
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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Yep, kijiji too. I am thinking of making very sweet looking packs (tea, sugar, cloth and instructions) and giving it a try. Ha!
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    Nadia B reacted to Beets in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'd definitely buy a SCOBY from you, Nadia. I'm sure it'd be packed up very safely--and look cute.
    I'm thinking of ordering one online bc I don't have patience to grow on from GTs.
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    Nadia B reacted to msssjenna in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I just wanted to chime in .. people sell SCOBYs on etsy, either by itself of with a starter kit, like this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/152397911/kombucha-starter-kit?ref=shop_home_active
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    Nadia B reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Not that I'm anywhere near that stage, but if you can sell them, why wouldn't you?
    Pics of Nadia's SCOBYstand at the markets please!
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    Nadia B reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay..you turned many offal haters into offal lovers. SCOBY love is so much easier oh pretty one. Ebay..that would be fun. I may pay the shipping just so I can get pixie dust SCOBY. :0)
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    Nadia B got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Haha I think I have zero demand in my area of clubs and bars or banks and well more bars I think I should exchange scobies for bottles. Too bad I can't store them horizontaly. Wine bottle racks with booch. Booch cellars. Booch tasting tours
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    Nadia B reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Do you have anything like Craig's List where you are? A "Free to good home" ad may help you get them used up.
    I keep offering to send Nadia my empties for some full ones but I have a feeling Kombucha wouldn't ship too well .
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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I am pretty sure that I've read that metal lids are ok as long as they don't touch the liquid. Metal can actually erode. Just note that you will have to puree all the flavoring, so you can strain it without problems. No big deal I guess.
    Susan, does your booch get fizzy after the first ferment? Mine is sparkling even prior bottling. I wonder if tea has anything to do with this. I am actually using plain black from Russian store. Maybe that's the pixie dust Green tea batch will give the answer.
    Now question fro pro-s. What do you do with your new babies? I mean every week I am getting two new offsprings. Even if I keep two as a backup... I can sell them if I find enough booch enthusiasts here. My Dad has the same question. Are you throwing them away? Gasp.
    Btw, for those who haven't seen, I am bragging. Daddy and his new yeastie friend!

    Susan, look at these. I am dying. So flipping expensive for the pretty bottle.

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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    It's all in the name of boochology! You are the booch pioneer. There is no such thing as experiment without a fail.
    Susan's method works wonders! Fill the bottle with hot water, let sit and peel. Right?
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    Nadia B got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My flavors so far:
    Blackberry-mango
    Blackberry-strawberry-basil (loved it)
    Strawberry-mint (loved it),
    Strawberry-mango (too sweet but super fuzzy which is fun)
    Ginger-lemon-orange (loved it)
    Orange vanilla (LOVE)
    Pineapple/strawberry/ginger
    Cherry/orange (good)
    Cucumber/lime/mint (a bit too bitter)
    Cherry/vanilla (amazing)
    Apricot/saffron/mint (best stuff ever)
    Orange/cinnamon/cloves (Christmas!)
    Apricot-cranberry-ginger (very good)
    Orange-lemon-ginger (super fresh)
    Apple-cinnamon (mnom)
    Coconut-pineapple-mint (whatever)
    New flavors that are going through second fermentation:
    Peach/strawberry/ginger
    Strawberry/Kiwi
    Pear/Vanilla
    Pear/Ginger
    Cherry/Vanilla
    Cherry/Basil
    Carrot cake
    Carrot/Ginger
    Carrot/Apple/Cinnamon
    Cranberry/Mango
    Cranberry/Pineapple/Orange
    Honeydew/Cardamon
    Honeydew/Orange/Mint
    Honeydew/Cantaloupe/Ginger/Lemongrass
    Cantaloupe/Lavender
    Cantaloupe/Basil
    I don't burp anything. Hm. I just start opening them in two days as I am too impatient. This is how much fizz I have after the bottles sit overnight. Just to annoy you, Susan