August 18, 2008 at 11:50 pm #244704
Can any one help me with a small piece of the Kombucha mushroom.:D
I used to make it for hubby when he had his kidney stone but I haven’t done it for years and noone I know has one anymore.
He said it really helped him then and he also found his bloodpressure went down:kiss:August 19, 2008 at 1:09 am #364477
Don’t any myself Robyne, sorry…
You can buy this thru eBay if no luck elsewhere:August 19, 2008 at 1:59 am #364478
Hi Robyne, :wave:
Haven’t used it for years Robyne. I did have some frozen but cleared it all out on one of my very rare freezer cleaning expeditions. :awch:
I haven’t heard of it for ages. :confused:
Goodluck with finding some. :metal::metal::metal:August 19, 2008 at 3:18 am #364479
We used it yrs ago too – what ever happened to it??August 19, 2008 at 8:48 am #364480
me too – had it about 10 or 12 years ago and wouldn’t mind a sliver of it myself. Haven’t heard of anyone with it either. I hope someone has it somewhere – could be a good swap item.August 19, 2008 at 11:14 pm #364481
Thank you for your help. The person who gave it to me back when moved to Tassie and I lost her address.
It was huge back in the 90s, my friend used to make it with flavoured tea bags which gave a different flavour the the mushroom.
When I can get some I’ll send you a piece SunflowerAugust 19, 2008 at 11:49 pm #364482
I thought you could make your own by leaving black tea to get a scum on it and then you used that as a starter and added other things….
Used to use it years ago…..August 20, 2008 at 3:32 am #364483
Chezza – that’s worth a try – i’m off to make a pot of tea.
Does anyone remember what to add to keep it going? I’m guessing sugar?August 20, 2008 at 3:33 am #364484
I’m pretty sure it was sugar as well… I can’t remember the quantities though….August 20, 2008 at 3:38 am #364485
I did a google seach and they have a video and step by step instructions…August 20, 2008 at 3:40 am #364486
This has instructions on how to make it without a starter.
ETA: Oops, no it doesn’t. On further reading you still need a piece of it… hmmm.August 20, 2008 at 3:47 am #364487
This person will post it to you…August 20, 2008 at 4:08 am #364488
Thank you Osakasuz. I checked your first link. It says cider vinegar is used to start off. I’ve got that already so i can get started today.August 21, 2008 at 7:05 am #364489
Yup, but when I read down further, it says you still need a culture. Happily one person seems to be giving it away for the cost of postage. :tup:August 21, 2008 at 7:35 am #364490
Yes – you are right – in my excitement i missed that little, but vital bit of information on both the first and second reading. Discovered it later on the third reading – my mistake and my apologies –
yep – postage is only $15 but the scoby is free …
i’m letting my brew stand and can’t wait to see what develops in the way of mould…
an experiment of course….
now where do i find someone to test that to say whether or not it is potentially harmful to human consumption? (i tossed the last one out under cover of dark and cleaned the teapot to hide the evidence)
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