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.
Physibeth reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered
Or booze as this morning has proved
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!
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)
Physibeth reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered
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.
Physibeth reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered
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!