How I make Kombucha- a video journey.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kombucha- my processes....
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    Thanks for the great instructions! I like Norman, your tea pot!
    I'm waiting for my SCOBY to arrive in the mail!
    1129 days ago
    Hi Paul great video and nice to see and hear you too! I'm picking up my first Scoby and water kefir grains today. Excited, finally giving it a try! emoticon emoticon
    1677 days ago
    Great video thanks very much!
    1683 days ago
    I am growing tired of paying for kombucha and stingily dosing 2 oz a day. I appreciate watching you make kombucha. Perhaps I can do this as well!
    2597 days ago
    Thank you Paul for this!! I enjoyed the info..I am think ing that I am brewing mine to long and it is pretty strong. I am going to try a shorter time..
    2736 days ago
    Paul I have found it and so now I know what to do with baby Norman when he arrives. Are scobies like the kefir grains which take a time to get going? I will look through the various posts to see and I have the book too now so... Thanks for the film Anthea
    3310 days ago
    Paul, your video is fantastic! I do it similarily, but I brew in old pickel jars discarded from the local highschool ballgame concession stand. After seeing your bottling, I'm convinced I can do it, too, because it looked beautiful at the end when you poured it. Instead of a chicken-baster to taste it, I stick a plastic straw down the side & just suck up for taste, usually after 5-7 days. I, too, never use soap, only rinse & keep it going, but haven't bottled for fear of it not being sterilized, so I'm going to find some bottles to purchase & try it. What I do is pour it into an old, cleaned plastic milk gallon jug and keep it in the fridge & drink from that, but I don't like it sitting in plastic. I have only used teabags and usually make 2 green tea and 1 Lipton tea. Another difference is I keep about 2 cups of tea to put with my scoby for the next batch, in addition to the residue at the bottom.
    Maybe some day I will video my process, but yours says it all! Good Luck & thanks for your direction. Norman did great! LOL emoticon emoticon
    3976 days ago
    Very interesting video, but I have to admit I was totally distracted by the wallpaper in your kitchen...I love it!
    3977 days ago
    My Mom has always made Kombucha and we drank it as a child... Lately my sister has started making it and we use her to supply us now.. This is a Great drink and VERY GOOD for you. Many Health Benifits.

    Thank you for sharing how you process this.
    3978 days ago
    I chuckle at everything being called Norman!

    However great it was to watch this process, I'm afraid 'scobie' kind of turned my stomach... eeeeek! Just what IS 'scobie'. Its a yukky ikky something!

    Do I want to know?!

    You're a patient man. Would be more than willing to try the tea, but don't think I'm made of the strong stuff to produce it myself!!!

    Mandy x

    3980 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Thanks for the video, I will have to look into this a bit closer.
    3980 days ago
    The way I make the kombucha means there is no taste of tea or sugar- the yeasts and bacterium in the SCOBYfeed on, and convert them into more useful products. If left to their own devices, the fluid eventually turns very acetic and is almost undrinkable- I stop mine when I feel it's hit the balance.

    So, go try it- the commercial stuff is probably good, but can't touch the real thing!
    3981 days ago
  • OPHELIA105

    GOSH - I enjoyed your vid - this kombucha is all new to me - however I can't stand the taste of tea - does it taste of tea?
    3981 days ago
    I can see the video just fine. Thanks for sharing.
    3981 days ago
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    oh no, I can't view the video! You might need to try it again?
    3981 days ago
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