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    megmac reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I have bubbles!
     

     
    Here was the sample I tapped today.  It is tasting quite smooth; no sour at all.  This is different than the last taste which had a vinegar yet sweet note to it.
     
    I decided to tap 2 bottles.  I have one of just strawberry and another of peach melba (peach/raspberry).  I have blueberries, but I really want to wait until I have ginger.  I have them tucked away in a dark cabinet and will give them a burp on Saturday.
     
    This weekend I will get some more fruits and such for flavors.  I have another 1/2 gallon cooling down now and will add that back in tomorrow morning, as I am doing continuous brew.
     
    So tickled with myself!  
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    megmac got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Things are happening!
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Things are happening!
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    megmac reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Issue?! Hell no. It's a booch paradise.
     
    Accompanied by obsessive checking on the growing yeasty blob. 
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    megmac reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    First, I think your climate will only help your booch making.
     
    Second, I have found it a very easy process with just a lot of waiting.  If you can brew a cup of tea, you can make your own booch!  Getting the SCOBY started is easy, it just takes time.  Passive, hands off time. 
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    megmac reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
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    You can tell I don't drink, right? Ahahaha
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    megmac got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    The baby is beautiful...sniff sniff!  Frank is an appetite suppressant!  LOL!
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    megmac reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Hoorah!  Sending slimy, goopy vibes your way.  Go Scooby!
     
    I have more SCOBY photos!  For the sake of contrast.  Here is my new, unplanned baby.  (We'll call her a happy accident).  Swimming in her jar of white tea.  Isn't she lovely?
     

     
    And here is Frank and his first baby, in an unholy embrace.  What an abomination.  (Still love him though).
     

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    megmac reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
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    Yay Nadia!  
     
    I don't know whether to high-five Frankie or be disgusted with him.  He appears to be mating with his own baby (they are FUSED together now) while a new film grows all over them.  Ugh, maybe he is like Craster from Game of Thrones.  Your Nadia is going about this in a much more ladylike fashion.  As I should expect!
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    megmac reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Speaking of babies, I am proud to announce that Nadia (my SCOBY) is in her first trimester. She already has a layer forming at the top of my booch whilst she rests below. Such a proud moment!
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    All helpful, thanks.
     
    I swear...I've read more about growing a Scoby than I ever did growing a baby!
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    megmac reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My new bottles (and my brewing assistant busy sampling)
     

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    megmac reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Speaking of Grolsh bottles, I nabbed a microbrewery beer bottle off someone at the party, it's like a brown glass Grolsch My friend is coming over today with a dozen clear glass 750ml lemonade bottles with swing tops for me
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    megmac got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Some grape for sure, but maybe with some ginger and lemon added?
    Definitely orange vanilla, and maybe strawberry lime? I have some gorgeous strawberries I froze, and I'm not a smoothie girl so haven't found a good use for them yet.
    Any idea how to make something like gingerade? Gingerberry should be pretty easy.
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    First tapa pic. You can see my hubby is doing his part.
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    megmac reacted to Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Lolz!!!! My hubinator came home with a pack of Grolsch tonight and said "See honey, I support your Whole30, I am sacrificing and drinking this so you can have more swingtop bottles"  Yeah, Uh-huh, just like you sacrificed back when I could drink and partook in 3 of my 4 Grolsch (expensive stuff, it is)!
     
    Good luck Meg with bottling, did you decide on flavors?
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    megmac got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Can you see scooby in there? To the left of the sticker remains. He standing up on the bottom now.
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    megmac got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    First tapa pic. You can see my hubby is doing his part.
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    megmac reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My Frankie is a very busy SCOBY, always changing position!
     
    You don't have to wait for it to get that thick megmac.  Frank wasn't even 1/4" thick when I started my first batch.  Post a picture in a few days and the gurus here will let you know when it's big enough!
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    megmac reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I haven't shown him for fear of unrequited love and pining.
     
    I guess I could always make one and they could live side by side in their jars.  He needs to work on his baby-making first though.  (Is it just me or does that all seem the wrong way round?)
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    megmac reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Also Meg..when it's 11pm est, it's only 8pm my time. I am known to be awake at odd times though.
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Of course I checked on my pet this morning before I left.  No change.
     
    In all seriousness, I am grateful to this forum!  I would never have had the guts to try this without you guys.  It seemed totally overwhelming.  And how fortunate that we have so many different time zones involved.  I am really not one to "freak out", but I did freak out at 11:15 (EST) last night and NEEDED an answer.  Thank you Susan!
     
    P.S.  My husband thinks I am NUTS...caught me in the playroom with a flashlight last night checking out the surface of my science project.
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Of course I checked on my pet this morning before I left.  No change.
     
    In all seriousness, I am grateful to this forum!  I would never have had the guts to try this without you guys.  It seemed totally overwhelming.  And how fortunate that we have so many different time zones involved.  I am really not one to "freak out", but I did freak out at 11:15 (EST) last night and NEEDED an answer.  Thank you Susan!
     
    P.S.  My husband thinks I am NUTS...caught me in the playroom with a flashlight last night checking out the surface of my science project.
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    megmac reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    No. It looks and sounds good.
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    megmac got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy cow-there's something slimy on the surface attaching to the side of my jar! Is this the start of Scooby, or just the kombucha sludge gathering all in one place from the original bottles? I can't send a pic b/c I don't want to take the top off.