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Thanks Drea, slowly reading the through the other thread too...

I tasted mine again today and it was very pleasant but less sweet so i took the scoby out and filled two swing top bottle with it (minus two cups for next batch.

one bottle with a few raspberries in the bottom and the other one with blueberries at the bottom. i have the next batch of tea cooling and will then have two on the go next time which should give me about 4 litres of pure kombucha in a week. i think 4 litres a week should do us.

to be honest i can't believe it is so simple and so easy to do. perhaps it gets more difficult

excited to see how the fissing works. do i need to pop the bottle every few days or leave it for a week?


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Nope! It doesn't get more difficult...as long as you remember to make the tea ahead of time, it's pretty darn easy! You may want to check out doing a continuous brew, which allows you to siphon off 10% of the brew per day, adding more sweet tea after each siphon...there are lots of sites with information about it, but I like this one: The Happy Herbalist.


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yeah that's sounds like the way to go, read a few books on it now but can't afford a continuious brew porcelain thing and that's the only one i would use or a glass one. as the song says "money's to tight to mention" lol


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My partners swami has kombucha listed as an avoid, she is an typical explorer why would this be i was wondering.

she is a Fructose mal absorber could it be that?


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What is her rating for black tea?


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Drea, I don't even make the tea ahead of time. I measure out 4 cups of water, heat about a cup of that, add sugar and teabags to the hot portion, steep, then remove teabags. Then I combine the tea with the water and it's a fine temperature to add to the continuous brew with SCOBY.
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Partners rating for all black tea is avoid also.

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But for me, the most amazing effect has been that it has cleared up my rosacea. Completely. Gone without a trace When I go out of town and don't drink any kombucha for several days, my rosacea reappears as if by magic. As soon as I'm back home and have it every day again - gone!

I'd go broke if I had to buy a bottle for everyday, so I make my own - it's almost free. I'd be shocked if it were more than 50cents a gallon


chrissyA: how do you take kombucha? Any other cultured vegetables or probiotics?
I have skin problems (seb derm) and IBS too (maybe SIBO)
If I buy it, with green tea? black tea? ...
Thanks
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Drea, I don't even make the tea ahead of time. I measure out 4 cups of water, heat about a cup of that, add sugar and teabags to the hot portion, steep, then remove teabags. Then I combine the tea with the water and it's a fine temperature to add to the continuous brew with SCOBY.


Great idea! I was doing something similar in a larger batch.


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PC, if your partner has black tea as an avoid, it probably explains the rating for kombucha, since it's commonly made with black tea.  I've successfully made kombucha with green tea and agave.  Both black tea and kombucha are neutrals for me.


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You think it's a simple as that, i make it with green tea only as i have black tea as an avoid, yet kombucha is a diamond for me.

i use organic green tea bags and also a bit of senscha.

i have a routine now that i make a batch of tea and leave it to cool over night the next day i bottle my brew and add the scoby to the new batch (same type of container. them i brew some more and do the same the next day with my second brew. then i wash the spare container and keep it out of the way until next week.

I do really fancy the idea of a continuous brew though. but the pot cost £160 which if i had would be spent on DD. lol

i wonder how easy it is to drill a whole in one of my cookie jars to put a sprig-et thing into it and make my own for a few pounds.

i shall be goggling that shortly

this is the jar i use and was thinking about drilling into. £6.25 to see if it breaks lol

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40112543/


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some ideas for continuous brew container. note that metal and plastic etc are no ideal neither is glase as it has lead in it as has crystal glass by the way. i suppose you could take the metal spigot off and replace with a plastic or other type.

http://www.vintagewonderland.co.uk/archives/1325

http://www.atwestend.com/Catalogue/Entire-Catalogue_2/glass-drink-dispenser-with-spigot_2.html

http://www.infused-vodka.com/

I read that a wooden continuous brew container was okay, I wonder how realistic that is?


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On a roll here by buying a drinks dispenser instead of a "kombucha Container" you save a fortune lol

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GLAS.....;hash=item4d0cb8cdef


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I do really fancy the idea of a continuous brew though.

i wonder how easy it is to drill a whole in one of my cookie jars to put a sprig-et thing into it and make my own for a few pounds.


Here are instructions for drilling glass...
http://www.turnstylevogue.com/2012/05/diy-how-to-drill-holes-in-glass/

In your case, you'll need a way to constantly pour water onto the drilling area since the jar is curved and the water will flow away from the drilling, rather than stay there...


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On a roll here by buying a drinks dispenser instead of a "kombucha Container" you save a fortune lol

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GLAS.....;hash=item4d0cb8cdef


I bought my continuous vessel from the Happy Herbalist, but I don't live over seas. Shipping might be prohibitive...

I'm all for saving money!


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my secondary fermenting bottle has a scoby in it after a day and a half. perhaps I'm too efficient at this lol. it seems my particular scoby like blueberries more than raspberries as there is no baby scoby in the raspberry bottle.


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Hi jaff77 I hope I can help you!

As far as cultured veg goes, I do eat it regularly, but don't notice any difference in my skin when I go without, whereas, with the kombucha, my rosecea returns within several days.

This is the website I used to learn the process, I found it to be very comprensive. The only thing I do differently is, I use three green tea bags and one bag of black tea - I read on one site that black tea contains a chemical that the SCOBY requires, which green tea doesn't have. Plus, kombucha is listed as neutral on my SWAMI, so I'm hoping that if I make it with green tea it it may have more beneficial components.

http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-to-brew-kombucha-double-fermentation-method/

Sometimes I add fruit juice and do the "double fermentation" but more often I just bottle it plain - I don't care for sweet beverages, and I just really like it plain. But I can't tell any difference with my skin depending on which "flavor" I consume.

If you plan on continuing to buy it at the store, I don't know if I can offer any suggestions, other than if you like the green tea brew, the manufacturer would be able to feed the SCOBY with black tea as needed to keep it happy. So, the green tea brew would be my prefrence, personally.

On another note... People who have Type A blood have a tendency to SIBO because our immune systems are so accomodating. Although, here in the US, our foods are hyper-clean, whereas, in Spain, your foods are far less processed than ours - and as I like to say, all processing does is process out the good stuff!  

Feel free to PM me with any further correspondence if you care to...

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after about a week my secondary fermentation has become sparkling, and tastes so subtly nice. wish the new one would hurry up.

i can see why everyone realises they need to make more of the stuff.

i can see me drinking this instead of so fruit juice which is becoming un affordable by the day

another step to health that i would never have heard of before i came across in on my swami list.

though it was a judo hold before that


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i can see why everyone realises they need to make more of the stuff.




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I just got a small batch of Kombucha with mushrooms from the Acupuncturist I go to, and am in the process and eagerly waiting for it to be ready.
I am hoping it will  help my small intestines
Lin


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Just to confuse things:
I am an O explorer with black tea as an avoid. Green tea is a diamond.
Kombucha is a neutral for me.

I really must start to make my own kombucha, but want to do it when I will not be away from home for an extended period. How long can you leave it? I assume a cooler temp would keep it from fermenting too quickly.




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Just to confuse things:
I am an O explorer with black tea as an avoid. Green tea is a diamond.
Kombucha is a neutral for me.

I really must start to make my own kombucha, but want to do it when I will not be away from home for an extended period. How long can you leave it? I assume a cooler temp would keep it from fermenting too quickly.


cooler would slow it down but it can be kept for something like 6 weeks i read recently.

you can get them to hibernate and all sorts of things.



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I've been making Kombucha for several months and now fermented lemonade and fermented ginger ale.  

I'm kicking my soda habit with these yummy good-for-me drinks.  I have two gallon jars of kombucha going at all times.  

Just picked up a case of german beer bottles with the spring tops at a yard sale for $4!!

All of these drinks PLUS my raw milk have greatly helped with my IBS-C issues!


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Hi, I've been drinking Kombucha for two weeks and my tongue is getting white.
Is it a good or a bad sign?
It means detoxing?
Or it means yeast overgrowth?
Thanks
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