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  1. Awesome, Lady M! I found a post on one of the big kombucha supply websites recommending keeping a scoby in the fridge. I was going to send to you but I figured you'd find out soon enough!

    I'm going to start. ðŸ˜

    I've been reading, hemming and hawing and trying to decide if I'm going to do CB or batch. I didn't want to spend $ now to spend more later. I finally settled on doing a siphon CB--came to me in a fever dream--joking--and then I saw other ppl do it. Anyway. Now I don't have to mess around with a metal or plastic spigot or a gunked up spigot and I can buy a $5 beer brewing siphon when I'm ready to CB.

    I have a bottle of plain GT's in the fridge waiting for my vessel.

  2. Desert Rose pottery. I have all the plates too. I grew up with it and my mom was going to give it to the Goodwill. I said uh uh..I'll take it. I've used it as my only dishware for 30 years or so. :)


    Beautiful pottery. Agreed.

  3. Yes. There is a photo icon at the bottom of the screen. This is Tapatalk 2/HD. Like I said sometimes it tells you photo sharing is disabled but if you delete/reinstall it will let you post again...weird.

    I just mean PB serves a purpose bc I use a junk gmail account that (I hope) cannot be traced back to my name, on the off chance someone wants to stalk my Internet presence. :-\ I guess I could do the same with Picasa but PB feels more anonymous in its crappiness.

  4. Ha! Photobucket is ok. It's just very slow. And cluttered with ads, bad fonts, ugly photos and hideous UI. Adding them directly through tapatalk is easiest, but every once in awhile I have to delete/reinstall the app when it won't let me add photos.

    Still, I think that process is faster than adding to Photobucket and copying and pasting. That said, uploading photos to either PB or Picasa (3rd party app--I use one called Best Album, I'm also a photo app collector) or Flickr is faster through the phone than in the computer.

  5. My goodness, I feel a bit picked on..I do not adore the feeling. I will try to convert before I post recipes or amounts.

    Oh dear. Don't feel picked on. I measure in cups as well (though metric is more appealing to the part of my brain that wants my computer structure to be perfect and all my spices exactly alphabetized). Jacques Pepin uses cups in his cook books. Maybe not at home. Whatever. :)

  6. Hello kombucha friends! I made my first scoby from GT's plain and it worked just fine. BUT if yours doesn't work, kb, I'm happy to share . Oh and for the record: fav flavor so far is blueberry/lemon/ginger...although blackberry/lemon was pretty awesome.

    MM and other people who've grown a SCOBY from GT's: I've read in a couple places that since they reformulated their kombucha in 2010 it's really hard to grow a SCOBY. Have you grown yours recently?

    Was this the regular kombucha or the "special" GT's that's sold with beer and has a big "21 and over" label on it? This is supposedly more like the old GT's… I've only seen that variety in one place.

  7. When I quit sugar and grains (was still eating dairy) in Feb my period totally shocked me. Which never happens. I get very bad PMS and am usually weepy and paranoid for days.

    On my W30 my period took forever to arrive. I felt like I was 40 weeks pregnant and paying attention to every minute sensation in my body. I completely felt my lower abdomen getting heavier, filling up. I felt my mood change.

    Once my period arrived, it was more crampy than the previous one.

    My last period (post W30 but following AIP) was early and my PMS significantly less of an issue. Period also seemed shorter and less heavy.