Susan W

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    Susan W got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Tea and bottles at the ready. 3 tea and 2 plain. :0)

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    Susan W reacted to Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Just wanted to jump in on the herbal tea flavorings here, I have been brewing for about a year now and my favorite flavors have come from herbal teas.  My top favorites are ginger chamomile (nighttime), Provence Rooibos,any kind of rooibos or bush tea taste great with the booch, Earl Grey is awesome, hibiscus, Numi chocolate puehr, chai (I used whole spices), I could go on and on....  I have given up on fruit unless it's a complimentary berry because the teas taste so darn good.  I am up to about 2 gallons every few weeks and still can't keep up with my drinking habit
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    Susan W got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Derval, it does look fizzy already. I think you can stick it in the fridge anytime. No need for second ferment.
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    Susan W got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Cheers Susan! I guess I'm worried I'll end up with this paper thin pancake baby which will disintegrate when it's time to bottle and I have to move it! Have to have faith
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    I remember the feeling. Once they form a film like that they thicken up fairly fast. I think it will be fine to move by the time your booch is ready.
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    Susan W got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Lol..I so love how they have a mind of their own and simply live where they feel like living.
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    Susan W got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Have we really figured out the fizz secret? So Nadia, 6 TABLESPOONS of tea? For a 6 litre jar? How many bags is that, I wonder?
    Thanks ladies! I might brew up now and let it sit for the rest of the day, Scobes can move house tonight. Then hubby can be there to wrinkle his nose when I touch it.
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    Nadia may have figured it out. So exciting. One tea bag = one tsp. 3 tsp = 1 TBS.
    They are super fun to touch. Very spongy and slick. Hubby should touch it too. It will be fun for him.
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    Susan W got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Omg...fizz totally figured out. One tea bag = one tsp loose leaf tea. When Hannah at KK was trouble shooting the fizz factor, she asked me if I had tried to increase tea strength. I didn't know she meant triple it.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Omg..she is so cute. Nice looking boochy booch too.
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    Susan W got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Back to KB. All looks yeasty and well. You seriously don't want to rush it. My babies are college age way too young. Keep them young. :0)
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    Susan W got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Seriously..I adore Frank. His offspring are gorgeous.
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    Susan W got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hee hee, mental picture of frantic Susan: "I need clean towels and hot water! ... And some more jars!"
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    ASAP!!
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    Susan W got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Omg...yes!! Happy SCOBY to be. Kb and the rest of you...you will wish your chilly weather would stick around. Seriously my babies are having babies and I am frantic
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    Susan W got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh and please do take another picture. I love SCOBY pictures.
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    Susan W got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Lol...my SCOBY's baby was a funny looking kid. I say that with motherly love. They get bumpy because of the gasses working their way to the top. They also get oddly brown from the tannins in the tea. All good stuff.
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    Susan W got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy Halloumi (for you Derval). Babies are forming already. Both SCOBYs are deep sea divers but new babies forming after just one day?

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    Susan W got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Then she said "I will never take a sip of it". Huh. She said John's mom dropped dead in Paris. I asked her if she blamed Kombucha. She said "no, honey moo but I will never try it". Sigh
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    Susan W got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Kale chips dork.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Derval 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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    Susan W got a reaction from gabby15 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Percy the formula I use is 4 cups of water to 6 tsp of loose leaf tea (or 6 tea bags). I let it steep for ten minutes. Then I stir in 1 cup of sugar. After dissolving, I add it to 8 more cups of water. Boom..booch food.
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    Susan W got a reaction from percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    The Ward household.

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    Susan W got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    MM, I'll take the cat. Very sleek looking jar.
    Nadia, yours are so fancy. As my 88 yo mother says..you most probably won't be mortified if you are in an accident because your underwear will be cute.
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    Susan W got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Argh! For reals? I didn't think it was thick enough! BREWING STARTS, BUT!!!
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    It is thick enough. No butts.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Argh! For reals? I didn't think it was thick enough! BREWING STARTS, BUT!!!
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    It is thick enough. No butts.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Lol..glad you did not pass away from catlessness. Kind of reminds me of when my daughter told me that if I didn't let her have a bowl of sugar for breakfast, she would die. I am happy to report she is still with us.
    SCOBY looks happy. Bumps and brown colors are from gasses and tannins from the tea.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Moluv in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay sorry. I just got SO excited.