Physibeth

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    Physibeth reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I was actually thinking of printing it all out and highlighting, labeling, obsessing...while I watch Scooby grow.
     
    I hope it's not unlucky to name your Scoby before it's born.  Hatched.  Grown. Whatever.
     
    KB-I was assembling my receipts (I'm an accountant...I keep all receipts) to return the tea until I remembered something.  I like tea!  LOL.
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    Physibeth reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Yeah, I think you should add a table of contents Susan. Once it is done, I will steal it copy it into the first comment .
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    Driving through a tunnel..phone is breaking up..can't hear you. :D
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    Physibeth reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I want my V.P of patience crown NOW!!!!
     
    :lol:
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    Physibeth got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
     
     
    Wouldn't Flounder be a more appropriate name?
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    Physibeth got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
     
     
    Wouldn't Flounder be a more appropriate name?
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    Physibeth reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I just realized I have not named any of my new SCOBYs. Being an ocean girl, Dora is one. Arial another. I will ponder the two babies but at least one should be a boy. Or maybe I will be like House and name them 1,2,3,4.
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    Physibeth reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Everyone elses' SCOBYS are so nice and smooth and pale compared to mine.  Frank is all bumpy and brown with tannin and a bit fuzzy looking with yeast.
     
    Is it because he is an ugly boy SCOBY?  With boy germs?
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    Physibeth reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    If you open one, I am totally moving to Portland. I will be a good barmaid, promise!
    Beets kombucha outta control!!! Haha

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    Physibeth 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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    Physibeth 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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    Physibeth reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    We need more photos together.  Our parents are on the "when are we getting grandchildren" train so perhaps a family photo with our new baby will shut them up for a bit.  (Out of terror of what we'll sub in next!).
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    Physibeth reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy smokes. You need to strat brewing. Go boil that tea, BUT.
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    Physibeth reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Argh!  For reals?  I didn't think it was thick enough!  BREWING STARTS, BUT!!!
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    Physibeth reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I know Nadia..I cant stop. I am restraining myself right now. Just took Olivia for a quick walk and thought..would it be fun to show them the baseball fields, park and my car? Lawdy.
    The skirt is the heat strip. It was in the 40s here. Now 50s with splashes of 80s. It's Oregon. :0)
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    Physibeth 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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    Physibeth reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Mine is a bit shabby chic. We could trade. :0) I think it was physbeth who called it Little House On The Prairie.
    Tell Lily I said I like her Lily Kitty photo.
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    Physibeth reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Reporting on my two babies. Solid white and getting thicker by the minute. The one with the .5% alcohol content is more robust looking. I should have written the date I started them. I think the heat strip helps.
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    Physibeth reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Or booze as this morning has proved
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    Physibeth 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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    Physibeth got a reaction from pjena in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I got my 1 gallon jar at Target. It wasn't that expensive. I almost got wooed by a spigot jar that was twice the cost, but I'm not ready for continuous brew yet (or regular brew yet as my kitchen keeps exploding keeping me from getting it more clean to have a place to put my brew). Someone beat me with a wet zoodle if I don't get this set up by the end of the weekend.
    As far bottles for your finished product I've just been saving the bottles from the booch I've been buying. Helps me justify the cost of the pre-brewed when I remember the glass bottles will get lots of use. (assuming I ever get it done)
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    Physibeth 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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    Physibeth 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!