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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. 😀
My mushroom arrived yesterday! Now to start brewing! 😀
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:
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:
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.
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.
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. 😀
I’d love to give it a try E. I’ll send a pm.
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?
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 😀
Just to let you know that I will be away from next week. Will post out any kombucha when I return 🙂
This is a good site for kombucha makers :tup:
I have some more scobies available if anyone wants them?
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 🙂
Will PM address.
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