October 19, 2009 at 10:12 am #364506NexMember
In asian supermarkets you can buy screw top plastic jars with a handle that come with bikkies or mango jellies in them. About 2 litres, just a good size for the fridge.
I find them the perfect size to make my ginger beer brew in. They should be ideal for kombucha this too.
And you get to eat the mango jellies. 😀October 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm #364507
My mushroom arrived yesterday! Now to start brewing! 😀November 2, 2009 at 2:22 am #364508
Does anyone know when I can start drinking the tea? It still tastes quite sweet, so I am guessing all the sugar hasn’t been used up as yet? The scoby is at the top, but not as thick as some I have seen. Leave it longer? :shrug: Drink it now? :shrug:
😀November 2, 2009 at 2:37 am #364509osakasuzMember
It should be a bit sweet, E. If not, it turns kind of vinegary. I have been brewing it for about two months now. After 7 days or so (depends on weather), you should see little bubbles under the scoby. Pour off the liquid into a bottle with a good seal and leave it on the counter for another day to get a bit of light carbonation. Then keep in fridge.
Don’t forget to use about 20% of the original liquid as a starter for the new batch, and to use the daughter, not the mother. Excess scoby material can go in the fridge in a bit of the liquid for a while but you will probably want to use them to make even more!
I am finding that half green tea and half black tea is best for my taste. :tup:
Good drink to have on hand for visitors – about half like it. Half are repulsed!:lol:November 2, 2009 at 2:58 am #364510
I don’t have a mother and daughter…just 1 thingy! :shrug:
Am about to make more now as I am happy with the taste. Seems to be reasonably fizzy, so am putting straight in the fridge.November 2, 2009 at 3:29 am #364511osakasuzMember
If you look underneath, you’ll find the original bit you used, plus a bit that has grown, I think. On the first batch, you can probably chuck both in the next one.December 29, 2009 at 1:06 am #364512
I am now able to share this culture with anyone who may be interested. Please let me know, it seems to travel well enough in the post. 😀December 29, 2009 at 1:16 am #364513LearningMember
I’d love to give it a try E. I’ll send a pm.December 29, 2009 at 2:14 am #364514MareeSchurmannMember
Can I please be next on the list for sharing? I would also love to give it a try as my husband has kidney stones.
Edited to add – when/if some becomes available may I please have instructions?December 29, 2009 at 3:13 am #364515
I have plenty. You only need a very small amount to get started. Might be easiest if those that want some, send me a small self- addressed post pack. PM me for my address 😀January 12, 2010 at 5:51 am #364516
Just to let you know that I will be away from next week. Will post out any kombucha when I return 🙂February 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm #364517
This is a good site for kombucha makers :tup:July 11, 2010 at 6:00 am #364518
I have some more scobies available if anyone wants them?February 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm #364519
I have lots and lots of SCOBYs. Please let me know ASAP if anyone wants some. I will feed them to the pigs if not 🙂February 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm #364520MareeSchurmannMember
Will PM address.
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