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 3976 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. Becki 3978 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! p x 3981 days ago