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Kombucha!

Discussion in 'Homemade Products' started by WildWyandott110, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Feb 13, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    So you mean those glasses of sweet tea I leave in the shop and find after a week or two is Kombucha? It looks like a penicillin experiment and I sure wouldn't want to eat or drink it.
     
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    Hinotori

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    I believe this was Matcha & Green Tea, Green Tea, Black Tea & Green Tea.

    Well only the middle one am I uncertain now. I was experimenting at that time.

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    Hinotori

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    No. That's science fair stuff.

    Have to start it with fresh tea, culture, and scoby. Think of it as vinegar made with tea. That's about as close as I can think of to it. It just has specific bacteria in it as well that doesn't die in the lower acid environment.

    If you buy just a scoby off ebay or where ever and it doesn't come with starter culture, you'll have to use distilled White vinegar instead. Have to start at a lower ph for it to be safe.


    Ph meters are like $12 on Amazon. I test before drinking. 2.8 to 3.4 is normal. Lower is safe but the flavor may be effected
     
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    Britesea

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    Once it's finished, you can add fruit juice for a different, and slightly sweeter taste. I've found about 20% fruit juice makes a nice mix. Our favorite is cherry juice with black tea Kombucha
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    so your drinking rotten tea.?
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    I always wondered how you could tell it was safe. Good to know! I've been wanting to try this, kefir also!
     
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    Britesea

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    Only if you think ACV is rotten apple juice!
     
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