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    kb0426 got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Tonight I FINALLY bottled the mango blackberry lime jalapeño! When I had leftover purée, I heated it and poured it over salmon. Quite good!
    I also made blueberry/ginger, raspberry/lemon/ginger and watermelon/lime/mint.
    Will keep you posted!
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    kb0426 got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Tonight I FINALLY bottled the mango blackberry lime jalapeño! When I had leftover purée, I heated it and poured it over salmon. Quite good!
    I also made blueberry/ginger, raspberry/lemon/ginger and watermelon/lime/mint.
    Will keep you posted!
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    kb0426 reacted to Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Kb, that's gorgeous! Yummy
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    kb0426 reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Has anyone tried garam masala in their booch. I was smelling my spices to try to find something that reminded me of third eye chai, and that was the closest I could find.
    I just realized how ridiculous that would sound anywhere but here.
    Kb-you've put ideas in my head for an Independence Day cocktail!
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    kb0426 reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Are these GT bottles in the background?! Haha
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    kb0426 got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Strawberry booch tonight.  Cold, bubbly and delicious!
     

     
    I must admit; I did think about adding vodka and a squeeze of lime, but I passed on the idea - this time!
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    kb0426 got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Strawberry booch tonight.  Cold, bubbly and delicious!
     

     
    I must admit; I did think about adding vodka and a squeeze of lime, but I passed on the idea - this time!
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    kb0426 reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    So the answer on white tea was that you can brew with it, it's not just for flavoring? As I get closer to starting I think I'm going to go back through this whole topic. There's so much I missed because I wasn't there yet!
    Scooby is progressing nicely. Today is the 10 day mark, thick clear bubbly stuff all over the top. Picture later.
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    kb0426 reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Here's my little lady!  
     

     
    Swimming in her first batch of tea ...
     

     

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    kb0426 reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Beautiful bottles from eeeeeveryone!
     
    Brewing vat of white tea, pale girly SCOBY looks ready to get to work.  Off to shops in a bit with hubster to buy another big jar.  (He announced this morning "Might have to have a bit more kombucha today!" - the progress, it is happening).
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    kb0426 reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Dried fruit and concentrates are always available/cheaper. Dried fruit have high sugar content = fizzzzzz. I guess that's it.
    Kb, forgot to tell. Taste comes out way more after a night in a fridge, you are right!
    Note to self and others - don't forget to label. Barbie drinks. Fresh figs make booch pink <3. Now what.
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    kb0426 got a reaction from Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    The anticipation was just too great!  I opened the peach raspberry and put the strawberry in the refrigerator.
     
    Check this out!
     

     

     
    The flavor was good, but likely would have been better cold.  
     
    I also picked up some more "additives" for more bottles, including a blueberry concentrate.  The ingredients were "blueberry concentrate".  That with some ginger I hope will become my own gingerberry!
     
    Lizzard - that sounds amazing!!
     
     
     
     
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    kb0426 reacted to Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Fancypants booch for Saturday night. Ginger Chamomile Black Pepper.

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    kb0426 got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I just burped my 2 bottles.  One geysered already!  Should I move to the refrigerator now?  How do you know when your second ferment is "done done"?
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    kb0426 reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Kb, possibly new treat for team breakfasts when you grow an army of scobies Hippie boss.
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    kb0426 got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Most of my co-workers have never even heard of kombucha; forget about considering making their own!  Which flavor and what did you think?
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    kb0426 reacted to msssjenna in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    brought my kombucha into work today, in an old marina jar.    Co-workers thought it was sangria, or wine, or some type of nasty drink.  Didnt believe me when I said tea.
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    kb0426 got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I took my vessel down from the cabinet this morning to add in my brewed tea.  I was able to peek inside!
     
    Nadia update - baby Susan SCOBY is growing nicely! 
     
    I peeked at my 2 bottles this morning, and decided to give them both a quick burping.  Oh yes, these are going to be fizzy!
     
    I am so psyched to NOT buy any $3.59 bottles of booch this weekend! 
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    kb0426 got a reaction from Nadia B 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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    kb0426 got a reaction from megmac 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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    kb0426 got a reaction from megmac 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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    kb0426 got a reaction from Nadia B 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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    kb0426 got a reaction from kew 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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    kb0426 reacted to Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Thanks to everyone's inspiration I just bottled:
    Rosemary Fig, Orange Beet Spice, Lavender Peach, Pineapple Cilantro, Chai Chocolate Puerh, Mulberry Basil, Tamarind Black Pepper, Cherry Lime Rickey, Hibiscus Mint Mate, and my old standby, Ginger.
     
    Thanks all for the great ideas and help getting the booches flowing, was in a bit of a flavor rut.  Loving this warm weather, booch is ready so much more quickly!
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    kb0426 reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Argh, Derval, Lily's labels made me squeal.  And she's so tough!  Definitely telling DH that he needs to grow a pair and touch it.