megmac

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    megmac got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    My only advice is this:
     
    1. Have fun
    2. There are no kombucha failures.  Just lessons on how to improve the next time .  Kind of like the whole30.  Or life
     
    Seriously, have a great time with it!
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    megmac reacted to missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    If you have a healthy looking scoby (whitish and thick, like a rubbery disk) I wouldn't bother to make a new one. I find the recipes often have way more sugar than needed. The sweeter the tea the longer it takes to eat it all up! FWIW I use one cup of sugar in about two-1/2 gallons of strong tea. I let it brew for at least a couple weeks, more like a month in the winter.
     
    If your scoby doesn't seem healthy. though, go ahead and start a new one. easy peasy.   I've had great luck using the GTs plain for this.
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    megmac reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    My favorite show
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My husband called me "Breaking Bad Kombucha".
     
    That's a reference to a Netflix show about a chem teacher who cooks meth, for those of you not familiar.
     
    Last booch batch was only good with tequila.  Oh well, that works too. 
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    megmac got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Even when I burp mine (I always burp mine) they fizz like crazy and sometimes blow up if I use real fruit.  I had a BAD blow up the other morning-front door, ceiling, floors, computer, my clothes of course...
     
    I spent about 30 minutes cleaning up and was off to work.  About an hour later I got a text from my hubby who had finally gotten up, "is that kombucha on the sliding glass door or is one of the pets bleeding?"  Seriously-that's a good 30 feet away.  I now open every bottle either with a towel around it, or in the front yard if I'm really worried about it.
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    megmac got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I do my second ferment for 5 days.  Always.  I burp on day 3 or 4, whenever I remember.  I keep mine in a box as well, and have never had an explosion there.  It's only when I go to open them to drink.
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    megmac got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Even when I burp mine (I always burp mine) they fizz like crazy and sometimes blow up if I use real fruit.  I had a BAD blow up the other morning-front door, ceiling, floors, computer, my clothes of course...
     
    I spent about 30 minutes cleaning up and was off to work.  About an hour later I got a text from my hubby who had finally gotten up, "is that kombucha on the sliding glass door or is one of the pets bleeding?"  Seriously-that's a good 30 feet away.  I now open every bottle either with a towel around it, or in the front yard if I'm really worried about it.
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    megmac got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Even when I burp mine (I always burp mine) they fizz like crazy and sometimes blow up if I use real fruit.  I had a BAD blow up the other morning-front door, ceiling, floors, computer, my clothes of course...
     
    I spent about 30 minutes cleaning up and was off to work.  About an hour later I got a text from my hubby who had finally gotten up, "is that kombucha on the sliding glass door or is one of the pets bleeding?"  Seriously-that's a good 30 feet away.  I now open every bottle either with a towel around it, or in the front yard if I'm really worried about it.
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I'll say it...my booch is better than GT's booch. 
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    megmac reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I am happy to announce that my booch is back to being fuzzy!  Lizzard you are my hero! Second fermenting for a few extra days has definitely brought my fizzy back!
     
    Now that coffee booch has me intrigued!  I am glad I started a new SCOBY a few days ago!
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I'll say it...my booch is better than GT's booch. 
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    megmac reacted to Physibeth in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Shut the front door! Ok, I need to pin that to try once I master (start?) the tea.
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    megmac reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    OMG. I have to share. I need to make it. Has anyone tried it?
    http://www.culturesforhealth.com/kombucha-coffee-recipe
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I'll say it...my booch is better than GT's booch. 
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    megmac got a reaction from simonec in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    That's so funny...I never thought of not flavoring mine.  You've inspired me-I'm going to do one bottle with no flavoring.  I've never even tried a plain GT!
     
    I'm also going to try to make something like gingerade.  I think I'll try it in a white batch so it's light.  Nothing but ginger.  Maybe a drop of lemon.
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I'll say it...my booch is better than GT's booch. 
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    megmac got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I got back from vacation on Saturday and both my batches were ready to go.  I have been thinking about the continuous brew option and the comments here about the "constant project".  I decided against CB, and will just deal with a few hours of bottling and brewing every few weeks.  (2 weeks works great for my first brew, so it's always over the weekend.)  I dumped Scooby, who never quite became strong, but my second one is flourishing. 
     
    I have about 18 bottles in 2nd brew, which I will shorten and burp in 2 days so they don't explode.  (Maybe 4 days to the fridge.)  I had 2 bottles yesterday of my first batch and so far the blueberry/cherry/ginger is my favorite.  This time I did some of those, some strawberry/blueberry/ginger.  Of course I didn't label anything, so every bottle will be a surprise. 
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I'll say it...my booch is better than GT's booch. 
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    megmac got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I got back from vacation on Saturday and both my batches were ready to go.  I have been thinking about the continuous brew option and the comments here about the "constant project".  I decided against CB, and will just deal with a few hours of bottling and brewing every few weeks.  (2 weeks works great for my first brew, so it's always over the weekend.)  I dumped Scooby, who never quite became strong, but my second one is flourishing. 
     
    I have about 18 bottles in 2nd brew, which I will shorten and burp in 2 days so they don't explode.  (Maybe 4 days to the fridge.)  I had 2 bottles yesterday of my first batch and so far the blueberry/cherry/ginger is my favorite.  This time I did some of those, some strawberry/blueberry/ginger.  Of course I didn't label anything, so every bottle will be a surprise. 
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    megmac got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My CB project is up and running and I've already got a new film across the top, in addition to the original scoby that is at the bottom.  I have another gallon in my closet from Scooby.  He is still a rather strange animal, and behaves very differently. 
     
    I tasted one of the bottles that exploded on me and it's delicious!  I am leaving on vacation tomorrow and will have a lot of bottling to do upon my return.  I may drain most of my CB project to bottle since it will be 2 weeks in, and then start a real CB process after that.  I'll have to see how it tastes.  My hubby assures me he can drink Grolsch as fast as I can bottle my booch! 
     
    Thanks for checking in Liz-it was getting a bit lonely out here!