megmac

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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 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 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 Susan W 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.
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    megmac got a reaction from Susan W 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.
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Seriously! I should have that problem!
    Here's my set up. I can hardly wait!
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Seriously! I should have that problem!
    Here's my set up. I can hardly wait!
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    megmac reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Orange vanilla creates the most swypo cream soda flavor ever. 
     
    As per my posts above (sorry for the broken record peeps) beets - bake them, cut them, add them. Keep couple days in a fridge after straining. Flavors mixed with orange juice I've added. I think a bit of strawberry will be awesome to add. I also love carrots. Carrot+ginger, Carrot+apple and carrot cake pie spices All are good! 
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, seriously?  You know how much trouble I had with the set up.  The photo piece will likely put me over the edge. 
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    megmac got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    FINALLY!  Scooby food is made and on a shelf in the playroom.  No problem with warm, since I'm in FL.  Let the countdown begin!
     
    I will let you know if Earl Grey is a go or not.
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    megmac got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    FINALLY!  Scooby food is made and on a shelf in the playroom.  No problem with warm, since I'm in FL.  Let the countdown begin!
     
    I will let you know if Earl Grey is a go or not.
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    megmac got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    For the love of God...I have no sugar.
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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 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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    megmac got a reaction from kb0426 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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    megmac reacted to Moluv in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    You may try green or oolong (unflavored) both of which have less caffeine than black- then if you do your pre-steeping you should get it down to an acceptable level.
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    megmac reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay, I just read FAQs on KombuchaKamp. Someone asked Hannah if using Earl Gray is okay. She said because of bergamot oil, they used to avoid it, but no longer. She uses Earl Gray and green tea because she said the green tea cuts the bitterness of that oil. I say just go for it. Not sure about the lemongrass green tea. Maybe save that for flavoring?
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    megmac 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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    megmac reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Here is Hannah Crum's expose on caffeine and booch. Sorry it took so long. Daughter came over and hijacked my laptop to update her resume.
     
    http://www.kombuchakamp.com/2011/03/kombucha-and-caffeine-explained.html
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    megmac reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Megmac, just steep it in a mug of boiling water for 30-60 seconds, discard this water and proceed as usual. Caffeine is released with the first steep. 
     
    D, once you figure out the pattern you won't be out of booch I think. That's why I prefer to make a mess twice a week, bottling + flavoring weekly supply and straining the next day.
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Clearly I have a problem.
     
    I played a little hookie from work this morning to go get plain Kombucha so I didn't have to wait until Saturday to start.  I got some decaf black tea, too.  I'm thinking I'll go half caf.
     
    Starting tonight!  I've already decided on a name-can't wait to see Scooby begin to form!
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    megmac got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I've got no problem drinking it, so I will overcome!
     
    Could I get a definition for pixie dust? 
     
    I'm guessing it's special magic that makes your Scoby grow like nobody's business?
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    megmac got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I must admit that I'm struggling with the grossout factor.  As someone who suffered a lifetime of yeast infections (until my first W30!) I am working past the irony of growing this stuff on purpose.
     

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    megmac got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I must admit that I'm struggling with the grossout factor.  As someone who suffered a lifetime of yeast infections (until my first W30!) I am working past the irony of growing this stuff on purpose.
     

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    megmac got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy cow. Okay, I'm in. It took me 2 days to read this whole thread! I'm a booch addict and tired of paying $4/bottle. My hubby just happened to drink a 4 pack of Grolsch this weekend, so the preparations have begun. Stay tuned...