Derval

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    Derval reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
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    Wow, your recipe is different! So much more sugar. Basically it's 0,8 gallon and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. More tea as well. Interesting. 
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    Derval reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    That is different but the sugar will still get eaten and Derval may end up with a fizz fest because of more sugar and stronger tea.
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    Derval reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Sigh. Across the street from my house

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    Derval got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch, yes they are lovely bottles.

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    Derval 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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    Derval got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    "Lily Kitty", love it, like little kitty! It's so friggin' cute eh?
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    Derval got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    She's all set up
    I have it at the end of the sofa to keep it out of light...and on top of my dumbell box so I can fit my jug under the tap.

    I used organic green tea & organic sugar => organic kombucha
    I was thinking, would baby food fruit purees be an easy way to flavour it?
    Something like these would be very easy to squirt in to the bottle.
    http://www.plumorganics.com/products
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    Derval got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    She's all set up
    I have it at the end of the sofa to keep it out of light...and on top of my dumbell box so I can fit my jug under the tap.

    I used organic green tea & organic sugar => organic kombucha
    I was thinking, would baby food fruit purees be an easy way to flavour it?
    Something like these would be very easy to squirt in to the bottle.
    http://www.plumorganics.com/products
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    Derval got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ah sorry Susan, sending you a gallon of hugs shweetie.
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    Derval got a reaction from smurphy in The crazy things people say   
    Have you ever seen a nipple on a coconut?
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    Derval got a reaction from smurphy in The crazy things people say   
    I'd rather be baaaad
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    Derval 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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    Derval reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Sokay..I was feeling a bit blindsided. Overly sensitive moment.
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    Derval got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My kit arrived. whooo hooo.
    Will get it started tomorrow!
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    Derval got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch, yes they are lovely bottles.

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    Derval got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ah sorry Susan, sending you a gallon of hugs shweetie.
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    Derval got a reaction from Nadia B 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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    Derval got a reaction from Nadia B 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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    Derval got a reaction from Nadia B 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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    Derval got a reaction from Nadia B 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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    Derval got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'm with you nadia, us Europeans know how to measure
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    Derval got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'm with you nadia, us Europeans know how to measure
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    Derval reacted to Bridget in The crazy things people say   
    Not really crazy, but- My husband and I were reminiscing this weekend about how we used to polish off a bottle of wine almost every Saturday night- always a fun, relaxing time. We discussed how we probably won't do that anytime soon. At the same time that he said "yeah, all those calories", I was saying "yeah, I really love being able to sleep and not having a stomach ache". I was so happy that the calorie thing never entered my mind- just the benefits of knowing how I will feel should I overindulge.
    As a former WW girl- that is PROGRESS !!!!!
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    Derval got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Can you re-use wine bottles with screw-top lids?
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    Derval 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!