Moluv

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    Moluv got a reaction from claidheamdanns in Teen with Stomach Pain   
    I second what Robin suggests- my stomach pains subsided after I went on the IBS protocol.
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    Moluv got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Moluv got a reaction from praxisproject in Depression/Anxiety? Any Whole30 successes?   
    He just changed the course of his life with food choices. That's fantastic.
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    Moluv got a reaction from bede0713 in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Come to think of it, when I make a list and send my husband to do the shopping he spends about half of what I normally spend. I always pick up a bunch of little "treats" like black garlic and $15 boxes of tea that I never drink.
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    Moluv got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    1 1/2 gallons- pot of hot water, dissolve 1 1/2 cup of sugar (or little less), then steep 9 tea bags. I make this the night before and leave it on the stove to cool to room temp (take out tea bags after a while). In the morning add to scoby jar and fill the rest with room temp water.
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    Moluv got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Just thought I'd share a pic of my 2 1/2 gallon SCOBY and brew, Denver, started by a dear friend and jazz musician several years ago from a bottle of GT's. He passed it along to me when he moved to Denver to pursue his music. I have passed out many babies from this one.
    To make 2 1/2 gallons I use 15 bags of organic oolong tea, 2 1/2 cups organic sugar. I bottle in Grolsh bottles, usually unflavored, but leave it out for a day or two to get fizzy before storing in the fridge. I always brew my sweet tea the night before I bottle so as soon as I bottle I can dump in room temp tea and start it fermenting right away.
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    Moluv got a reaction from Rachel923 in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Me to my husband: "I want to save some money this month so instead of grassfed meat and organic produce I'm just gonna get regular meat and veggies"
    Him: "I don't think that's a good idea"
    Me: "why not?"
    Him: "we don't have health insurance"
    Good answer.
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    Moluv got a reaction from hojo in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Family of 4- @$400 a week. That sounds crazy when I look at it but high quality food is a priority and nourishes us well through life.
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    Moluv got a reaction from hojo in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Family of 4- @$400 a week. That sounds crazy when I look at it but high quality food is a priority and nourishes us well through life.
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    Moluv got a reaction from Rachel923 in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Me to my husband: "I want to save some money this month so instead of grassfed meat and organic produce I'm just gonna get regular meat and veggies"
    Him: "I don't think that's a good idea"
    Me: "why not?"
    Him: "we don't have health insurance"
    Good answer.
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    Moluv got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Megmac, if you had a high-powered telescope you'd probably be quite pleased with your little guys growth!
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    Moluv got a reaction from Rachel923 in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Me to my husband: "I want to save some money this month so instead of grassfed meat and organic produce I'm just gonna get regular meat and veggies"
    Him: "I don't think that's a good idea"
    Me: "why not?"
    Him: "we don't have health insurance"
    Good answer.
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    Moluv got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    When I explain to people what kombucha is and how the scoby works I liken it to yogurt (so mainstream!). I say that yogurt is made by certain strains of bacteria that eat the sugar in the milk and produce a byproduct that makes it taste tart. Then I say that kombucha uses a different bacteria (scoby) to eat the sugar out of sweet tea (also so mainstream, ESP in Texas) and leaves a tart byproduct. Anyone can understand that and get past the ick factor. It is amazing to me how many people don't realize that beer is fermented with yeast also- and that we have facilitated bacterial/yeast cultures for all sorts of foods and drink (uh, cheese? Sourdough? Pickles?)
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    Moluv got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    When I explain to people what kombucha is and how the scoby works I liken it to yogurt (so mainstream!). I say that yogurt is made by certain strains of bacteria that eat the sugar in the milk and produce a byproduct that makes it taste tart. Then I say that kombucha uses a different bacteria (scoby) to eat the sugar out of sweet tea (also so mainstream, ESP in Texas) and leaves a tart byproduct. Anyone can understand that and get past the ick factor. It is amazing to me how many people don't realize that beer is fermented with yeast also- and that we have facilitated bacterial/yeast cultures for all sorts of foods and drink (uh, cheese? Sourdough? Pickles?)
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    Moluv got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    You may try green or oolong (unflavored) both of which have less caffeine than black- then if you do your pre-steeping you should get it down to an acceptable level.
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    Moluv got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Susan, just go ahead and rename this thread "Booch Porn"
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    Moluv got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Susan, just go ahead and rename this thread "Booch Porn"
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    Moluv reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Nope, I got the cheaper version without. The only heat it gets is being near my hotness, ha ha.
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    Moluv got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    1 1/2 gallons- pot of hot water, dissolve 1 1/2 cup of sugar (or little less), then steep 9 tea bags. I make this the night before and leave it on the stove to cool to room temp (take out tea bags after a while). In the morning add to scoby jar and fill the rest with room temp water.
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    Moluv reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay sorry. I just got SO excited.
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    Moluv reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Susan, GET A LOG. Ahahahahahaha. If they fire me, I blame you.
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    Moluv got a reaction from hojo in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Family of 4- @$400 a week. That sounds crazy when I look at it but high quality food is a priority and nourishes us well through life.
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    Moluv got a reaction from Physibeth 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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    Moluv reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    That is a thing of beauty Michelle!
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    Moluv reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Michele, it's a yeast tutu :D