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3/19/16 12:09 A

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If there are ever excessive amounts of Kombucha produced they can be allowed to go vinegary in a bucket or fruit juice 2litre bottle.
Once acid they can be filtered thru muslin cloth and used to soak feet, a hair rinse or any cleaning job where you might use vinegar.



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PROVERBS31JULIA's Photo PROVERBS31JULIA Posts: 5,878
3/18/16 9:21 A

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I'd love to have a British Scoby!! Don't know how long it would take to send by mail. Apparently some do mail scobies in vacuum packaging where it is heat sealed, with a healthy bit of the tea for it to live in. I have a bottle of Komb here, just need to brew the tea and clear off space and find and clean out the jar I used last time (a wide mouth gallon glass jar. I don't really have anything for continuous brew.).

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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 602
3/18/16 7:23 A

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Thanks for all the information. I often cannot drink all the kombucha I produce - I have one of those big jars and use the continuous ferment method but every so often - when I run out of bottles to get the second ferment going - I have to leave it to turn into vinegar. This is fine for chutneys and pickles but I think isn't quite as acidic as cider, wine or malt vinegar. Anyway, I shall have a go and let you know.

By the way if there is anyone in Herefordshire, UK who has need of a scoby I have loads of super healthy ones lurking about in jars. Eventually they end up in the garden compost but then the dogs, who love them, try and dig them up.

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RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 23,151
3/17/16 9:44 P

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when you ferment apple juice with the scoby, you can effectively end up with an apple cider vinegar by letting it go all the way.
bone broth is best prepared using any kind of vinegar, but a long cooking time ensures maximum calcium extraction from the bones.



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3/17/16 8:53 P

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I would think so - almost anything "acidic" will help leach the goodies out of the bone. Years ago I made bone broths for soup (before I let go of the habit!) and I used whatever I had on hand - wine, vinegar, NACV, balsamic vinegar, even pickle juice. At that point in time I had never had kombucha much less had ever heard of the stuff. Now, having said this, I probably would not use my grape chia kombucha from the store to make bone broth with, but I'd certainly be willing to try it with the original kombucha (I'm talking the GT Dave's brand that I am most familiar with). I'm not sure exactly what your kombucha vinegar tastes like, although my imagination says it's just kombucha that has continued getting more and more tart, as it ate up the sugar from when it was started?? Can't hurt to try it!! Let us know!!
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3/17/16 8:25 A

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Thanks for the link . . . . I read it and it was well done but I have been brewing myself for about 3 months so I already new that part.
It is great info for a newbie

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3/17/16 8:18 A

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thanks for this brilliant link. I meandered down to the bone broth bit and am wondering if you can use kombucha vinegar rather than cider apple vinegar to extract the minerals from the bones. Do you know?

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3/17/16 2:49 A

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emoticon Thanks for the link & information! emoticon

Sometimes I "rest" my kombucha over the winter because I tend to enjoy it cold and/or iced, and it's just too cold to drink when it's COLD outside! But last week, I just got my gallon jug a-brewing, and it should be ready to start a 2nd flavored ferment this Sat. It has been easy to grow & keep going. (I have a Scoby "hotel" if anyone in the Pacific NW would want a fresh mother.)
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3/17/16 2:00 A

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From Dr. Axe -
7 Reasons to Drink Kombucha Every Day

draxe.com/7-reasons-drink-kombucha-e
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Then he goes into a discussion of how to make, which was pretty close to what I did. Wish I had kept my scoby better. Will need to start a new one. I just bought this big cake of Pu'er Tea from China and they even said inside their cake that this tea was good for making Kombucha!!

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