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8/9/19 11:31 P

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sounds good for entertaining



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8/4/19 2:02 A

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This came into my In-Box. Thought I would share! -- Sparkling Kombucha Party Punch!

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7/7/18 7:25 P

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hopefully make a green tea batch today
cheers richard



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7/2/18 11:01 P

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sounds good



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6/28/18 7:37 P

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Mixed berry, ginger with a pinch of cayenne pepper....nice heat!!
I'm going to try cranberry varieties this week

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6/14/18 11:21 P

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currently using up an old vinegary batch
using some raspberry cordial
not bad considering



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6/14/18 9:37 P

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I made
Pineapple ginger...yum!
Raspberry, ginger mint
Cherry almond....

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3/26/18 5:39 P

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Thanks
I think
elderberry, mulberry or blackberry could become favorites
Cheers Richard



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3/24/18 9:39 P

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Here's a fun recipe I just learned about today. And it has an extra healthy "boost" from elderberry syrup.

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Here are the ingredient "options. -- Click on the link for the details!
(This is intended for the 2nd ferment.)

Ingredients:

32 ounces kombucha (premade or homemade)
1 tablespoon elderberry syrup OR 1 tablespoon dried elderberries + 1 tsp sugar
A quart size jar with an airtight lid.

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Edited by: BERRY4 at: 3/24/2018 (21:40)
"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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10/23/17 5:43 P

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yes
you can restart a new batch of Kombucha using an old scoby and some of the kombucha tea
if its really old then it may just take longer for a batch to ferment.
Another method is just to leave the scoby with Kobucha sitting at room temperature in a jar, with doing this sometimes the scoby continues to grow and may become very thick, if this happens then you need to cut off a chunk to reuse
Cheers Richard



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10/23/17 10:30 A

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Richard, are you able to re-start the scoby then? I thought cooling it would stop it's activity? I keep my scoby in the fridge and use then later in smoothies for a thicker texture, or have used them pureed with fruit to make homemade fruit roll ups - delish! But have never tried to start another brew with them.

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10/22/17 5:57 P

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a scoby will last for months in a fridge in a jar covered in Kombucha
You can even store a part scoby this way to have whenever you need it
Cheers Richard



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10/22/17 5:47 A

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I'm back to square one.
In the early summer, I gave my SCOBY to a friend while I drank up my supply of kombucha. She was unable to keep the SCOBY alive, and now I will probably go out and buy a new SCOBY. Perhaps if I give away my SCOBY again, I'll give a bit to many people. I want to have some when I need it.



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10/21/17 8:22 P

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I find that empty lemonade or other screw-top bottles can be useful for secondary fermentation when bottling.
The lemonade bottles are good as they are designed to withstand pressure.
Other people I know use swing-top bottles such as those from Grolsch beer., these are also available from home-brew stores and retailers




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I'm currently on a 2nd brew using a bit of POM juice (pomegranate) & a few blueberries from the freezer. (I have it in quart jars. Not getting any fizz at all!) emoticon
Somehow I think the jars aren't sealed tight enough?!

I can't do anything w/ ginger. -- An over exposure to the herb a long time ago, seemed to set up an adverse reaction to ingesting any quantity of that. Oh well. Lots of other options to explore!

* I may need to invest in some seal-able bottles for my brew?!


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"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
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"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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10/21/17 7:25 P

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Just in case someone wants a party recipe... here are 3 ideas!
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There is a cider recipe, tropical punch, and a festive punch. (This might be a great way to share our kombucha fun!)

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"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
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"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
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"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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10/20/17 9:57 A

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Shinigan and Petalia, thank you for sharing those recipes!
i have so much to learn about fermenting!



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10/19/17 8:06 P

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emoticon input everyone

Interesting and informative!

Good to learn by example
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Cheers Richard



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I don't typically do a second fermentation, but I start my Kombucha with Black Tea bags that are Chai or Vanilla Chai flavored, so there is a definite cinnamon and ginger flavor. I do 3 qts water, 1 cup sugar, then steep 4-6 bags of the tea. Once it's cooled I add the scoby. I think the Vanilla Chai bags must contain a bit more sugar because my final brew retains more sweetness even after leaving it longer than 7 days. Usually I will start a new batch every 7 days.

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I make water kefir, not kombucha.

I had to try many variations of mineralization via the types of sugar which I use to get a good amount of carbonation but not to much to explode the bottles. I use 1 T Demera sugar (highly mineralized) and 3T raw cane sugar to 1 QT H2O + 3-4 T water kefir grains.

My 1st ferment is 48 hrs. My 2nd ferment is 24 hrs. I use a tea I made from fennel seeds, pieces of fresh ginger, and a few raisins, along with 1/2 - 2/3 parts water kefir (1st ferment) when making the 2nd ferment.

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10/18/17 10:26 P

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For all sorts of variants
This would include tips and tricks
Cheers Richard



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